Exercise in the Third Trimester

Exercise-in-the-Third-TrimeSeriously. Just… what? I can barely walk these days. I’ve had to bail on my group training because my pelvis wants to split in half at the mere thought of doing lunges.

Even walking the hallways at work and taking the stairs is ridiculous. My co-worker with her bum knee is flying past me down the hall these days. She at least doesn’t have to take a break on the stairs.

Basically, all I can do now is swim. And with the weather lately here in my part of the world, getting through the snow to the gym to even attempt to swim is a big deal. I don’t want to get snowed in at the gym. And just the energy it takes to clear my car of snow, warm it up and then go somewhere is exhausting. I don’t even feel up to doing laps after all that prep work.

Am I just being a big baby? Or is being 36 weeks pregnant really as difficult as I’m making it out to be? Someone back me up here! I want to keep exercising to stay healthy, but my lack of ability to breathe and the utter fatigue is really getting to me. Maybe I just need to suck it up. Or take a nap. Or whatever.

And combine all of this with the ever present doctor’s appointments, ultrasounds, doula-assigned prep work and even figuring out what to put in my hospital bag- I guess I can admit to being a bit stressed. Plus there’s trying to prepare co-workers for my maternity leave.

Fellow mamas or mamas-to-be, please tell me that this is normal. That exercise is freaking hard and made harder by carrying a near full-term baby around. Pretty please? With sugar on top?

4 thoughts on “Exercise in the Third Trimester

  1. Oh yeah for sure. I was weazing after walking to the kitchen. Lol. With my hip issues, there was definitely no excersize going on here. I bounced on the yoga ball to convince my breechling to turn but that was the extent of my excersizing. 😉

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