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