Tuesday, September 23, 2008
When is it time to stop going to the gym???
Well, I'm almost 30 weeks now and I'm facing a dilema. I have so far in this pregnancy managed to get to the gym almost every day Monday through Friday. I have jokingly been saying that this is my little experiment to see if I recover more quickly even though will have a c-section and my stomach muscles will be sliced and diced anyways. I'm really not joking. I'm really curious if I will recover faster. I've noticed that going to the gym is keeping the issues of water retention and swelling at bay. I really love my time to myself (an hour and a half without kids, woo hoo!) and usually feel better after the gym even if I am tired. Here is my dilema. To go to the gym I need to put the kids in the daycare at the gym for the time I am there. There is one way to do this. I have to call at noon a week in advance to get a time. I have been trying to do this. I'm on the phone for a half hour pushing redial until I finally get through and lately by 12:30 I am the sixth person on the waiting list for the time I need to get to the gym. This problem is most pronounced on Mondays. Wednesday through Friday I'm usually 1st on the waiting list and have no problem getting in. This has been happening for the last month and it's only getting worse. I've asked the people in the daycare if they think it will get better and they tell me yes, in about a month. In about a month I'm not sure if I'll still be able to make it to the gym. I'm a little irritated at the whole issue. I think they need more people or a bigger playroom or something. The other issue I'm facing is that more and more I'm starting to feel worse. I feel exhausted, light headed, dizzy, grouchy. I don't have a doctors appointment until October 8th and I suppose I could call the doctor's office but I'm just starting to wonder if it's time to put the gym membership on hold until after this baby comes. What do you think? Should I keep going until the doctor says stop or just stop while I'm ahead. I just don't want to lose all I've gained over the last year at the gym.