Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The gym and traveling

I started going to the gym yesterday, which is something I have never really done much of. When I first found out I was pregnant, I asked my doctor whether I should undertake some kind of a fitness program. She told me not to start anything new, but to keep walking as much as I can (I walk a lot) and to start some basic stretching and stuff.

That worked out fine, and I have felt pretty good throughout most of my pregnancy so far. Unfortunately, it is now really cold, very snowy and quite icy out. Given the balance complications that come from carrying a whole bunch of new extra weight, that is a recipe for disaster! So, I have moved my walking indoors, probably for the duration. Also, my tuition includes access to the gym, so I might as well use it, I suppose, right?

I don't walk so much as I waddle:-). But it is nice and relaxing and I can watch TV or read while I do it. I'll ask the doctor tomorrow if there is anything else I should do as long as I am there. I also think I may start Yoga, too.

One another note, as many of you that have been reading for a while know, one of my favorite times every year is our annual spring trip. Since Munchkin moved here, we have gone away every year in March (during her spring vacation) to someplace warm. She and I went to Disney and the beach in Florida, and then a whole bunch of people, including two of Munchkin's friends, went to Mexico in '07, and then to the British Virgin Islands in '08, then back to Mexico last year.

And, now that I have a spring break that coincides with hers...we should be all set, right? Darn babies and their flying ban!!! Argh!!! How am I supposed to get my winter warm-weather fix if I am grounded? Big Sis, too...she probably won't be able to fly, either (she is more likely to get the go-ahead than I am, though). I really didn't think this through, did I? So, long and short, the March trip is likely a no-go.

Munchkin and Smoking Hot Roommate are scheming on their own travel plans...which are more ridiculous than I could possibly explain. I will let you know if they materialize:-). But that really does me no good!!!

So...who thinks that I should make The Boy take me somewhere for a long weekend real soon! Florida maybe?


nifer said...

You should definitely start prenatal Yoga if your doctor approves! I'm sure it will make you feel dreamy.

And, I vote for you taking your spring trip early while you can still fly!

HappyascanB said...

One of my dearest friends did prenatal yoga all the way through her pregnancy and had a super easy delivery. The doc credited the ease to her yoga! I'm currently looking for some prenatal yoga around my home, too. I've got a while longer, as I'm only 15 1/2 weeks, though. No waddling. Yet!?!? But I do love the elliptical right now, just if the treadmill walking gets as boring to you as it does to me! Happy Walking, though!

Rachel H. said...

Hope you guys still get to take some kind of trip...I know it's hard to travel in the last few months / weeks, but I hope you'll be able to do something! :)

Lisa said...

I really feel bad for you because of the Spring trip. As far as I "know" the boy (the husband!) though, I bet he's going to come up with a nice idea, though!

Anonymous said...

Why not go on a cruise that leaves from Boston and heads down to the Carribean?????