what my fitness plans are at 33 weeks prego

Maybe you’ve noticed the last couple of posts (the last week?) I haven’t done much as far as planned workouts go. Keeping up with J and playing in the Sun has proven to be enough(even painful) lately. I hope to walk or do something active for at least 30 minutes everyday, but lately I’ve been having a really bad pain in my right leg/lower back/bum cheek. I’ve decided it’s sciatic nerve pain, but I haven’t seen my OB about it yet(I have an appt next week).  It’s incredibly painful to walk or do much of anything. When I move it shoots a pain down my right leg that takes my breath away.

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Monday I tried to go on a walk with my friend Emmalee, but throughout the walk I was in a lot of pain, and that night my foot and calf cramped and I felt miserable. I spent the day/night trying to foam roll to see if that would help. It relieved some pain, but not enough.

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So, what does that mean for the rest of my pregnancy? I’m really really hoping it’ll go away. Everyone tells me it’s because of the position of the baby, she’s pressing on my sciatic nerve. If that’s the case I can’t really do much. If for some reason it goes away, I would love to walk everyday a few miles and lift weights.

If it doesn’t go away, I don’t think I’ll be able to do much cardio, but I’ll continue to lift weights and try out squats and lunges. My main focus is just to eat healthy and be healthy for baby girl.


On a brigther note, we’re watching my nephew for a few days and J has been loving it. He’s practicing being a big brother and insists and feeding him. So cute!

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anyone experience sciatic nerve pain?

any suggestions?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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