Thursday, February 12, 2009


Since I have been inactive since becoming pregnant, unless you count laundry as exercise, I decided to sign up for prenatal yoga. I am not very flexible, so I can use some help. I figured it would be a joke. Leslie and I took a class a couple of years ago and after realizing how bad it sucked, we ending up using that scheduled time as time to meet at a bar and drink together. I found drinking just as relaxing as yoga. Unfortunately that is not an option at this point in my life.

My expectations for prenatal yoga were simply to meet some other preggers so my non-preggers friends did not have to hear me talk about being preggers. The class is typically from 6-7, however the first week was pushed back to 8PM! What? This is way past my bed time. I decided to suck it up and go. The first preggers that arrived said out loud, this is way too late for me. I knew I had found a new friend. We all discussed our pregnancies. Somehow I was the only lucky one to throw up many meals. Then we proceeded to the yoga room. I was glad I had prior yoga experience, as I needed it. It was a really good yoga session. I am glad I went. The only disturbing thing is the kegel exercises we all do at the end. It is very disturbing, sitting in a room with other women, knowing they are all doing kegel exercises. My guess is they were thinking that exact same thing. Dawn and I have talked about this at great lengths and do not want to lose our bladders, so I guess kegels are more important than we think!

All in all, it was a good experience and I am glad I went. Ask me again tomorrow when I am unable to walk.


Anonymous said...

I have to do kegels to help my unfortunately bladder issues....I didn't realize how important they were either.

Anonymous said...

Crap!? Are you serious? I have 12 weeks to go and haven't begun to do kegels!!!

Good for you going to yoga! I just got an invite yesterday and turned it down saying I was just not flexible enough at this point. I should have done it earlier.


Anonymous said...

Have to strengthen the "floor"