Re: Good Pregnancy Workout Videos?
Hi. I am not plus size, but I think I was about 10 lbs overweight when I got pregnant. According to the charts, I am a large frame and I was of the uppermost "desirable" weight. But I feel flabby and bulky. And now my intestines have slowed down so much that I get constipated for about 2-3 days which makes me bloated and heavy. I know how hard it is when you have just lost weight only to put it on again. My last pregnancy, which ended in miscarriage, I put on weight so fast it was rediculous. I think I gained 5 lbs in 2 weeks. My midwife said it was probably because I was still in that weight loss mode, where I was cutting calories, and then all of a sudden I couldn't cut calories anymore. Anyway, I think it is very healthy to exercize during pregnancy. (When you can find the energy!!) as long as it isn't so strenuous that it makes your heartrate increase to the point of pain or extreme breathlessness. Walking is an excellent choice because it is aerobic as well as muscle building and you can do it anywhere and it works!
Also remember that breastfeeding helps to shed those extra pounds quickly. You can use up to 500 calories just from breastmilk!!! But don't lose too fast or your milk supply will drop. It sounds like your weight gain is steady and slow like it should be. Some overweight women who watch their weight while they are pregnant actually weigh in less after the baby is born than when they got pregnant. Not just overweight women, but normal weight women too. When I had my daughter over 3 years ago, I was amazed because I lost 17 of the 24 lbs I gained instantly. Most of the weight is extra blood, and water and baby.
Sorry I can't help you with the exercize videos, but I'm sure they are out there. In the meantime, get your walking shoes on! (I wish I had the energy right now, but I'm only at 10 weeks and I feel like I am going to sink into the earth). Good luck, and congrats on your pregnancy!