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Anyone doing the 12wbt?


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#1 Akeyo

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

Let me start by saying that I'm not trying to radically transform my body while pregnant - more that I want to get back into my exercise and rein my diet in a little and I have heard Michelle has a program adapted for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Just wondering if anyone is currently doing this program or done it in the past?

I am 18 weeks with #3 and have put on a whopping 7kgs already! I'm not a big or tall person to start but as far as I can see all the weight I have put on is on my bum and legs. My past pregnancies I have put on 14-15 kgs in total but I have never put on this much this early and it is a bit alarming!

Prior to falling pregnant, I was running 3-4 times a week and was reasonably - but not super - fit. However once MS hit, all exercise went out the window and I have done almost nothing since and have just eaten a whole lot! I am starting to feel better - still so tired but no nausea thank god - so want to start getting a bit healthier and fitter. I have tried brisk walking but am a bit bored by it, am after some variety, as well as doing some toning etc. I don't mind swimming but find it a hassle getting changed and wet and then dried and changed again - I prefer exercise I can just do straight away when the opportunity presents itself. I thought of perhaps joining a gym but thought the 12wbt program might be better as you can apparently do it anywhere.

My diet is not too bad, I don't eat junk food or much processed food at all but do have massive sugar cravings that I find almost impossible to resist. This may be due to tiredness and my body clamouring for an energy boost as I rarely get them when I'm not pregnant. I am taking iron supplements (am vegetarian). But I could do with an overhaul of what I'm eating, make sure I'm getting enough protein etc.

Anyway, have blathered on enough. Just wondering what others are doing to manage their fitness and diet and if anyone can recommend the 12wbt?

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Edited by Akeyo, 28 November 2012 - 01:41 PM.


#2 Koobie83

Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:46 PM

Hi!
I wish I could go back to the gym! My gym doesn't have specific pre-natal classes and I had a small bleed at 14 weeks so I'm taking it easy.. So no Michelle Bridges for me. Haha. sad.gif

#3 VJs Mummy

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

I go to fitness first and the instructors there are awesome i do classes only and the ladies always have options for if you are pregnant i wont need to use the options to much yet but once i hit 12 weeks i will, they all let u know what u can and cant do and always keep a vigil watch so its pretty good, i only do a couple of classes a week and i go for walks on mondays if raining then i do light treadmill
hope that helps

#4 nande

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Hi Akeyo,

I'm not currently doing 12wbt but have done a couple of rounds this year. It is a great program but unfortunately you've missed the cut off for this round and by the time the next one starts in Feb I think you'll be to big to start a new program.

It's really about regular exercise and healthy eating, the program provides recipes which are awesome but you can get some of these by buying Michelle's books.
The exercise program includes a lot of the weight training you'd normally do but just at a lower intensity.

I try to do aqua aerobics, prenatal yoga and walking and just try to get in at least 3 workouts a week.

I definitely recommend 12wbt once you've had the baby.

Good luck xx

#5 wrena

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

I'm a big fan of the 12wbt but I've checked out the pregnancy programme and don't think it's that great. The exercise is really basic, which is fine but I don't think worth paying for, and I don't believe in going on a calorie controlled diet when pregnant  as it can cause your baby to store fat easily as they are prepared for scarcity. Not that 1700 cals is really scarcity, but I think you're better off focusing on limiting processed food and sugar (now your MS has passed) to keep your weight down and maybe spending the $200 getting advice and a programme drawn up from a suitably qualified personal trainer. I also have found some good pregnancy exercise books at the library which I intend to use next time around. Best wishes for your pregnancy

#6 Akeyo

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

Thanks for the replies.

wrena - thanks for your input, that is really helpful. I have heard amazing things about the 12wbt but perhaps it would be more effective post-baby. And yes I have got to steer clear of the sugar, it is my one big weakness!

nande - I did wonder about this. I got an email saying the next round starts Jan 14th - or is that just pre-season? I might be better just joining a gym now where I could make use of some classes, the weights, cross-trainer etc. I just need a bit of variety in my exercise as I can get bored easily (except with running which I love but can't do till after I have the baby).

Koobie83 - I can understand why you've got to take it easy. A bleed would be scary, hope it's all smooth sailing from here on.

VJ's - Yeah I'm thinking that perhaps some classes might be a better way to go. There's a Fernwood gym nearby, I might stick my head in and see how well they cater for pregnancy.


#7 KimmiJade

Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

Hey

I've been looking into the same 12 week program but because i'm just about due, I figured i'd start after bub is here and we've gotten into some kind of routine original.gif

I'd be interested to hear from other people who've done it. I know the exervise isn't very full on but then again it's not like i'm that into fitness anyway or I wouldn't need to sign up for a program. I think the online community would be fantastic support and lucky for me, my fiance (who last year lost 30kg on his own) is fantastic support.




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