cara listen to your body. if you are too tired then you should never push it. its hard to accept the new body that comes with pg. i read a tip that having the hubby help with walking with you, or swimming (i heard best when pg) makes it easier than doing it alone. with the heat its probably best to not go out too much, goodness knows you cant respond to us if you are passed out on the sidewalk!! lol. society has made us believe that even in pregnancy we are supposed to look a certain way and not gain too much weight blah blah blah. while not gaining too much weight is healthier, some women seem to gain more easily. i try to tell myself i can lose it after. its just a short amount of time to deal with thicker thighs!
I was working out 3-5 days a week before I got pregnant. I was put off exercise until 14 weeks. And I've hardly been there since!! The treadmill makes me throw up and I can't stand all the smells of the sweaty folks. So I am walking in the park and trying to swim a few times a week. and I really like to have a nap during the day.
Thanks, I know that I am not alone, but it is nice to hear it from an actual person! good luck to you, i think i am going to hop on the treamill for a 1/2 hr tomorrow, hey, it might make me feel a little better :)
I feel you girl. I am 18 weeks today and I have already gained 18 lbs. I am not very committed to the gym either. I go every so often and I feel like since I haven't gone that I look like a fat cow. I'm so miserable about my body that I'm not letting myself enjoy the pregnancy. I love my belly but not my fat thighs, arms and newly formed back fat. Not cute at all. My fiance says I'm gorgeous but who believes that. I'm just so tired too that when I go home the last thing I want to do is get on the treadmill. I'm thinking of waking up an hour earlier but I love sleeping. I'm sorry if I wasn't helpful but maybe it helps to know that we are not alone. Most women are uncomfortable with the change in their bodies. It's in our nature.