This morning I had a sad moment, I realized there will be no more Zumba for me with this pregnancy. I'm now 20 weeks along, and have been doing Zumba regularly 2-4 times a week. But this morning, I knew it was time to say goodbye. I had contractions the entire class. Even when I dialed the intensity down and quit jumping and shaking my core as much, they still wouldn't stop. I've had hit and miss contractions during classes for the past month, but before they have always dissipated as I slowed my workout down. I had to leave class early, and the contractions continued for an hour afterward.
I am sad to let go of my crazy fun Zumba classes. I really have loved shaking it in such a high energy atmosphere. Zumba has made me a happy girl. But I know it's definitely not worth the risk, especially now that I know we are having twins and the likelihood of premature birth is much higher.
I thanked my fabulous instructor, Julie, today and assured her I will be back after having the babies and healing from the c-section. Until then, it looks like low intensity exercise for me from here on out.