I just wanted to share that since I have been getting back into gentle exercise I feel so wonderful and so much more in control! Before I got pregnant I had been going to the gym for four years and was really enjoying feeling energetic and alive. I was wondering how much I would be able to exercise and at what intensity when I became pregnant, so I have been letting things slip a little bit. But this week I have been for a 30 minute swim and last night I went for a short bike ride for 30 minutes. I cannot tell you how wonderful I felt afterwards. So alive and so in control. I didn't realise how much out of control I would feel being pregnant and even just a small amount of exercise can put you back in control of your body. Obviously there have been nights when I really didn't feel like it because of feeling sick or just very tired or cramped up, but in between those times it is nice to fit in a bit of gentle exercise. I have obviously given up karate. I have actually considered going to the gym for a small gentle session on the cross trainer, just for 20 minutes on a low setting to see how that feels. I will think about that. If you get the chance, take that swim, it really helps your mood!