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weight gain and exercise??

I'm 18w2days and have gained about 8lbs so far. Everyone keeps telling me that I'm doing pretty good for almost being halfway thru, but I get scared about being able to lose the weight after the baby. I'm 25 and usually weigh around 140, but I've always had a hard time with losing weight. I feel like my thighs jiggle so much more now and are getting cellulite. Anyone know of good exercises to help tone your legs besides squats? I know the weight gain is all for the health of the baby, I just wish I didn't feel so bad when I see the scale go up. Anyone else feel the same??
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Suzanne Bowen slim and toned barre maternity workout dvd is pretty good. It really gives you a good burn in the buns and thighs. Also has a good arm workout. I bought mine off amazon. I did p90x pre-pregnancy. I will probably continue to use the Suzanne Bowen dvd after birth as well.
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Yoga and walking are great exercises for keeping the muscles toned. Check out Fit Pregnancy (magazine, website, or Facebook page) they always have great safe pregnancy workouts.
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Yes I haven gained a whole lot - 4 lbs and I'm almost 16 weeks - but I absolutely hate gaining weight and I feel jiggly and gross. I exercise four days a week, one more day then I did before pregnancy but I have been eating things I would never normally eat. Everyone's like its ok you're suppose to gain weight! But I  hate it because yes I can lose the weight but I'm going to be in my biggest prego stage in the summer when it's hot and I won't be able to hide under big clothes and cellulite never goes away and I feel like I'm beginning to get more. I can't believe 4 lbs can make such a difference! I'm just going to continue exercising and not indulge as much I have been. You are not alone feeling this way. I just posted a very similar question yesterday actually
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I walk a lot for exercise, but I still feel untoned :-( just 1 of thos things, but this is my 3rd & I no that by even just walking during ur pregnancy  it all helps the weight come off after u have had ur baby :) once baby is here just keep walking it until ur ready to do more & the weight will come off :)
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you are doing good, I'm 21w 2d and I've gained 18Lbs...I stared at 109Lbs and a size 3, now I went shopping in my sisters "fat clothes" bin which are size 8 and 9...I can pull them up without unbuttoning them but my hips and thighs are starting to fill them in pretty well. I go shopping a lot for exercise, I don't buy anything I just walk around the store and look...lol...it's winter, there's no way I'm going outside. Good luck :-)
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Oh yea, i am there wz u. I am 21w4days n my weight before i got pregnant was around 150lb.5‘5 i always have problem wz my weight so i exercise alot, i love food especially carbs, pasta n all.but now i dont lift heavy weights anymore no squats, i just walk but i walk on incline treadmill for 2 miles 3-4 times a week.
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