I just returned from another fantastic prenatal water class, followed by a shopping spree at the maternity store around the corner. Yikes! I like to think in terms of how much money I save instead of how much money I spend, so today I saved $55 by not getting a parking ticket even though I surpassed the 2 hour limit in my spot 🙂 By the time I’d made my purchases and rushed back up to the car, I was totally out of breath, so I’ll count that as a double workout for today!
Anyway, back to class… I had tons of energy this morning even after getting less sleep than usual. We went to be really late after I returned from Berkeley symphony rehearsal but I still woke up on the early side feeling fresh and excited about a new day. I felt like the class cheerleader as I zipped around the lane sprinting and skiing. In reality, it’s quite comedic to watch us all “sprint” across the pool since we’re barely moving, but everyone has a great time and we are all tired by the end of class. Water is really great resistance with low impact on the joints and I strongly believe that swimming or water running is the best exercise a pregnant girl can get!
On Sunday I met a woman who is 9 weeks along and she wanted to know what types of exercise I’d been doing. I told her mostly swimming and she excitedly shared that she’d just joined a rec center in order to swim throughout her pregnancy. Go Mamma!