7 WEEKS PREGGIE

August 29, 2011

This is a series on being a pregnant paleo/primal Crossfitter. I found out that I was pregnant in August 2011. My due date is April 2012. I post each week about my Crossfit workouts, what I’m eating and various pregnancy symptoms. Just because I can do it, doesn’t mean you should do it; but you can use my blog as research for your own prescription!

I recommend checking out a few other blogs of women who are paleo and pregnant, or crossfitting and pregnant or both! Here’s a few favs: One Fit MomJoyful Abode, and Fitness Editor Blog.

Pregnancy Symptoms

At 7 weeks, my nausea increased. I’m still not throwing up; but it is more unbearable. Fatigue has increased. Constipation, sore breasts and vivid dreams are continuing.

Food

I’m reading “Real Food for Mother and Baby” by Nina Planck. It’s amazing!! Here’s a favourite quote:

“You have about forty weeks to build a baby. Since we’re all steeped in the language of trimesters, let’s assume it happens in three acts. Your baby’s parts – her tiny liver, lungs, toes – are made of micronutrients called vitamins, so you hardly need to eat anything extra in the first trimester. Just eat well. If that’s difficult, take well-chosen supplements. Your baby’s structure – bone and muscle – are made of calcium and protein, so have plenty of both in the second trimester. Your baby’s brain is made of fish, so it’s important to eat plenty of seafood at the end.”

She seems to have a real handle on the research of birth nutrition and of the hormones of pregnancy. Mostly, she subscribes to a Weston A Price version of “just eat real food” (#JERF) and #realfood, but just omit the breads and dairy and her suggestions can totally be modified for paleo mommas.

But as you know from Week 6, I’m totally eating dairy. I’m eating butter and raw cheeses along with sour cream, creme fraiche, and the occasional cappuccino (like, once a month, occasional). Always full fat! Never low-fat or non-fat (which is crap and not food).

Activity

August 23, 2011 – 7 Weeks

This was the MetCon:

  • 5 min row: 35 cals
  • 4 min situps: 105
  • 3 min KBS (#8): 75
  • 2 min squat (#60): 33
  • 1 min push press (#30): 23

Then we did:

  • 20/15/10/5/10/15/20 Double Unders Unbroken (1 Burpee Penalty for each fault)

=> 6:21

But, I did tuck jumps instead of DUs, because I showed up without the proper shoes (so I was barefoot). Won’t do that again. I did five burpees after for the few DUs I tried where I slapped my toes with the rope and it HURT!!

My coaches were very patient with me today.

August 16, 2011 – 7.5 Weeks

Here’s the WOD:

  • 3 Rounds of: 1 Power Clean/ 3 Split Jerk@ 80% 1RM; 2 min rest
  • 5 Rounds of: 7 HPC (unbroken/light & fast)/30 seconds Versa Climber; 90 sec rest

Here’s what I did…

  • Warmup: 10 min AMRAP 20 DU / 15 burpees / 10 wall ball (#12)

I did 2 rounds + 1 DU

  • 3 x (1 Power Clean + 3 Push Jerks) @ 55#
  • 5 rounds of 7 Hang Power Clean @ 40# + 30 sec sprint row + 90 second rest

Heart rate felt good. It feels good to be able to continue working out!

Other Notes

Nothing extra to report this week.


6 WEEKS PREGGIE

August 22, 2011

This is a series on being a pregnant paleo/primal Crossfitter. I found out that I was pregnant in August 2011. My due date is April 2012. I post each week about my Crossfit workouts, what I’m eating and various pregnancy symptoms. Just because I can do it, doesn’t mean you should do it; but you can use my blog as research for your own prescription!

I recommend checking out a few other blogs of women who are paleo and pregnant, or crossfitting and pregnant or both! Here’s a few favs: One Fit MomJoyful Abode, andFitness Editor Blog.

Pregnancy Symptoms

At 6 weeks, the nausea has increased to be unbearable without rest and it lasts All. Day. Long! Fatigue has increased. Constipation has continued. Dreams are beginning to be more vivid. Boobies are still sore.

Food

I’ve started having a few aversions. Mostly, I don’t want to eat things that are too sweet. And while I usually eat dairy as a part of my diet (call me lacto-paleo?), I’m not interested in dairy right now (mostly milk and ice cream). I am feeling more thirsty than normal. I’m still taking Vitamin D, Now Foods Super Enzymes, cod liver oil and a prenatal supplement every other day.

Activity

August 12, 2011 – 5.5 Weeks

Row 1 K @ 24 spm = 5:10

Front Squat = (WU 3×45, 3×55) 3×65, 3×65, 3×65

Hang Squat Clean = (WU 3×45, 3X55) 3×65, 3×60, 3×60

Chest to Bar (w/ heavy band) = 20 in 45s, 20 in 50s, 20 in 55s

Pike Pushups (w/ two abmats) Max Effort = 3, 3, 4

August 16, 2011 – 6 Weeks

I just did the Crossfit Mom workout which was basically a 1 mile run.

Other Notes

I can tell that my blood volume has already started to increase. I can feel it in my work outs. So I’m basically trying to keep my heart rate around 150 bpm or lower. If I’m in the middle of a workout and I notice that I heart rate is creeping up past 150, I will stop and breath for a second until it’s down to 140. So far, this seems to be working.


5 WEEKS PREGGIE

August 15, 2011

This is a series on being a pregnant paleo/primal Crossfitter. I found out that I was pregnant in August 2011. My due date is April 2012. I post each week about my Crossfit workouts, what I’m eating and various pregnancy symptoms. Just because I can do it, doesn’t mean you should do it; but you can use my blog as research for your own prescription!

I recommend checking out a few other blogs of women who are paleo and pregnant, or crossfitting and pregnant or both! Here’s a few favs: One Fit MomJoyful Abode, andFitness Editor Blog.

Pregnancy Symptoms

I’m only at 5 weeks and I’ve already started experiencing very mild nausea, headaches, sore breasts, and constipation.

Food

I’m still eating normal food for me. Typically I eat a chicken sausage and cheese or sauerkraut for breakfast, a salad with some sort of meat and cheese (and oil and vinegar) for lunch, and a meat and veggie for dinner (sometimes we add sweet potatoes or fried parsnips). Nothing has changed… yet.

Before I got pregnant, I followed very closely the recommendations by Weston A Price blogger, Chris Masterjohn, in this article. Here’s the list:

Cod Liver Oil to supply 20,000 IU vitamin A and 2000 IU vitamin D per day1 quart (or 32 ounces) whole milk daily, preferably raw and from pasture-fed cows (learn more about raw milk on our website, A Campaign for Real Milk, www.realmilk.com)4 tablespoons butter daily, preferably from pasture-fed cows2 or more eggs daily, preferably from pastured chickensAdditional egg yolks daily, added to smoothies, salad dressings, scrambled eggs, etc.3-4 ounces fresh liver, once or twice per week (If you have been told to avoid liver for fear of getting “too much Vitamin A,” be sure to read Vitamin A Saga)Fresh seafood, 2-4 times per week, particularly wild salmon, shellfish and fish eggsFresh beef or lamb daily, always consumed with the fatOily fish or lard daily, for vitamin D

2 tablespoons coconut oil daily, used in cooking or smoothies, etc.

Lacto-fermented condiments and beverages

Bone broths used in soups, stews and sauces

Soaked whole grains (optional for paleo/primal peeps)

Fresh vegetables and fruits

AVOID:

  • Trans fatty acids (e.g., hydrogenated oils)
  • Junk foods
  • Commercial fried foods
  • Sugar
  • White flour
  • Soft drinks
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Drugs (even prescription drugs)

One caveat, I have a gluten allergy, an egg allergy and a goat dairy allergy. So I have been avoiding wheat (and other gluten grains) and eggs. So I asked Chris: “If I’m avoiding eggs but eating liver, am I missing out on anything?” He said that I should be fine.

A brief note about supplements: I’m taking Vitamin D, Now Foods Super Enzymes and cod liver oil. I also take a prenatal supplement every other day.

Activity

August 5, 2011 – 4.5 Weeks
1 mile run = 11:15 (this was definitely slower than normal)

Mild discomfort due to Burpees: I was good until the last round.

5 RFT 25-20-15-10-5 of KB Swings / Ab-mat Sit-ups / DU

I used an 18# KB and finished in 9:42. Thankful that DUs and I have finally found a rhythm.

We were supposed to do three sets of bar-roll-outs; but I’m already feeling what I think is “round ligament pain” so I only did one set of bar roll-outs. Fun class.

August 9, 2011 – 5 Weeks

Tabata Lateral Ball Slams = 127

3 RFT 6 Broad Jumps / 12 Burpees / 24 DUs = 9:09

Snatch DL = 3×50, 3×85, 3×105, 3×105, 3×105

I will go lighter next time.

1 min: Plank/Ring Support/Hand Stand Hold/Dead Hang/Wall Squat

I did a pike pushup instead of a hand stand hold. My pike pushup and wall squat were unbroken. The rings, dead hang, and plank were not.

Other Notes

Haven’t taken any pictures yet of my still flat belly. I think once I’m a huge watermelon smuggling near-full-term really-pregnant chick, I will wish I had taken pictures of when I used to look normal. But for now, I’m waiting until I start showing… (not until 15 weeks).


I’M PREGNANT!

August 2, 2011

So, my husband and I have used this blog for many things:

  1. posts about film
  2. posts about ORU
  3. posts about food (mostly paleo / primal)
  4. posts about fitness (ie my brief love affair with long distance running)
But now I’m going to commandeer the blog for the next six months to blog exclusively about…

My pregnancy!!

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