11 WEEKS PREGGIE

September 26, 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 11 weeks, nausea appears occasionally during the daytime but is still consistent in the evenings, I have been getting more headaches and the headaches are more severe than before (but still not bad). Fatigue is still common. Nose stuffiness is mildly worse than last week. I endured several rounds of diarrhea on Saturday (probably from bad food). Since then, no bowel movements; so I suppose constipation has returned. Sore breasts and vivid dreams continue.

Food

I am still craving sour things and juice. More juice!! Have started including more corn because I’m getting tired of potatoes and rice. I do try to keep protein and carbs balanced with each snack and meal.

I had been eating smaller more frequent meals to help with the nausea and I’m finding that I’m able to go for longer periods of time now without food. Yay.

Activity

September 19, 2011 – 11 Weeks

This was the WOD:

  • Squats – 12/12 @65%1RM
  • 25/20/15/10/5 RFT of: K.B. Swing (24/16kg)/ Squat Jump/T2B

I showed up feeling a little nauseous; but as I’ve found, a little activity helps the nausea subside for a while. But also, too much activity makes me feel a little sick again. Ha!

  • Warm-up: 2 RFT of 20 each, sit-ups / flutter kicks / russian twists w/ 10#

I only did two rounds of Tammy’s ab warmup because it was taking me too long with my nausea. Ugh.

=> 3:58

  • Squats: 12/12 at 65% of 1RM

I warmed up with 15×3, 35×3, 65×3, 70×3.

=> I worked with 70#.

  • 25/20/15/10/5 RFT of KB Swing / Squat Jump / T2B:

I used 12 kg / 26 # on the KB and only did knee raises on the T2B and even with that my heart rate hit 150 and stayed there. I tried to take breaks but I was feeling macho and couldn’t slow myself down enough.

Felt a little nauseous at the end, but that might have been hunger.

=> 15:21

September 22, 2011 – 11.25 Weeks

Here’s the WOD:

  • Warm Up – Coaches Choice
  • 3 RFT of: Row 500M/ 10 Squat Clean & Jerk

Wooo… This was a great class!! Tammyli is an excellent coach.

Here’s what I did:

  • Warm-up: 5 min AMRAP of 5 pull-ups / 10 push-ups / 15 air squats / 20 sit-ups / 25 DUs

=> I got two rounds minus 24 DUs.

  • 3 RFT: 500m row / 10 Squat Clean & Jerks @ 35#

I kept a slow pace on the rower and powered through the C&Js five at a time. Tried to keep my heart rate around 145. I intentionally used a lighter weight to keep my heart rate lower.

=> 16:05

Other Notes

Please send pickles!

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10 WEEKS PREGGIE

September 19, 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 10 weeks, nausea is decreasing slightly though still occurring when hungry and in the evenings. Fatigue occurs for a few hours each day. Constipation, sore breasts and vivid dreams continue. A few skin blemishes have popped up.

Food

I am craving sour things (vinegar, sauerkraut, pickles) and juice. And, as I’ve mentioned before, I have a thirst that cannot be quenched with water; so I bought juice. And now juice has become paramount. Mango, cran-apple, orange. Give me juice!!!

Activity

September 14, 2011 – 10 Weeks

This was the WOD:

  • 1k Row (for men every second over 3:30 perform 2 Burpees for women 1 Burpee penalty/ 50 Burpee cap)
  • Squat- 1 rep @ 90%1RM every minute on the minute for 10 minutes
  • Pistol- 1ea. every 30 seconds for 10 minutes
Here’s what I did:
  • 1K Row = 4:15 (PR by 39 seconds!)

Even though I’m supposed to go easy, I wanted to do my best on the row so I blasted through the first 400 m keeping my pace at 1:55, then I failed, crashed and fell to a 2:15 pace. Ugh.

I only did 15 of my 45 burpees.

  • Squats = 1 rep every min, for 10 min (total 11) @ 95#

I warmed up with 45×3, 65×1, 85×1, and 95×1. My current 1RM is 105# so I felt okay with 95#. Heart rate stayed about 140.

  • Pistols.

I did one each every 30 seconds for the first 3 minutes, assisted with the pole and on a 12″ box. But my heart rate climbed up to 160 so for the last 7 minutes I did just one each every minute on the minute.

Thanks Coach Dan for keeping an eye on me!

September 16, 2011 – 10.5 Weeks

Here’s the WOD:

  • Weighted Pull Up- 1/1/1/1/1/1/1; 60 Seconds rest between efforts
  • 30/20/10 RFT of: Pull Ups/Push Ups/Over Head Lunge (45/25) {60 reps per leg}
So today I worked on finding how light I could go on the band-assisted pull-ups before I couldn’t do one. Turns out, I can go lighter than I thought! Yay!

I warmed up on the pull-ups with:

Black Medium x3
Green Band x3
Black Medium Band x3

These bands are the same “weight” but because the black bands are older, they are slightly “harder”.

  • I did the 1/1/1/1/1/1/1 workout with the blue band.

I was very happy with that. I had tried it with the tiny pink band but I couldn’t do it.

Then:

  • 30/20/10 RFT of: Pull-ups, Push-ups, OH Lunges w/ 25#

I did the first 10 pull-ups with the Medium Black band (older, stretchier); then switched to the stronger Green band for the duration. I did the first 10 (each leg) lunges with the 25# plate, then switched to the 15# plate for the duration.

= 23:36

I had to stop a few times to let my heart rate come back to a normal rate.

Other Notes

Must have juice!!


9 WEEKS PREGGIE

September 12, 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 9 weeks, nausea is mostly steady with few good moments here and there. Fatigue seems to be steady. Constipation, sore breasts and vivid dreams continue. Nose is totally stuffed up; but smell is on super-woman strength mode.

Food

Am still totally avoiding sweet things. Not that I ate much to begin with… But still, can’t stand to think about sweets. Weird. Still very thirsty. Water just isn’t cutting it!

Activity

September 5, 2011 – 9 Weeks

This was the WOD:

  • Karen- 150 Wall Ball (20/12)
  • Hang Clean- 3/3/3 Max Effort
  • Muscle Up- 10/10/10; 60-90 seconds rest

Here’s what I did:

  • Warm-up: 3 minute row, aproximately 500 meters
  • Karen – 150 Wall Ball (12#) => 13:35
  • Hang Squat Cleans – (3×35) 3×45, 3×55, 3×60
  • Muscle Up Progressions – pull-ups and dips, 3 x 10/10

I broke Karen up into 15 sets of 10 reps. Between each set, I checked my heart rate to ensure that I was keeping it around 140. If I got up to 160, I stopped and took a few breaths to allow it to come back down. In retrospect, I think I would have been fine, just to bust out the workout, finishing with a better time. But at least this way, I have LOADS of room for improvement. Ha!

September 9, 2011 – 9.5 Weeks

Here’s the WOD:

  • 5 RFT of: Run to Corner/5 K.B. Power Snatch Left arm (24/16kg)/Run to Corner/5 K.B. Power Snatch Right Arm (24/16kg)/Run to Corner/ 5 Burpee Box Jump
  • 7 RFT of: 7 DeadLift(225/135)/ 7 Strict Pull Up
Here’s what I did:
  • 5 RFT = 16:06

I used the 15# KB and 12″ box. And I ran inside (aprox same distance) because there was a guy outside smoking and my sense of smell is on hyper-sensitive mode. And it was hot. Landing on my stomach while doing burpees is starting to get mildly uncomfortable.

  • 7 RFT = 11:13

My DL weight was 95# and I used the heavy band on the pull-ups.

My heart rate crept up to 160 on the first two rounds of both RFTs and settled at about 140 for the remainder of each.

Still feels great to workout. But I usually take a nap in the afternoons on days that I do Crossfit! 😉

Other Notes

Nada.


8 WEEKS PREGGIE

September 5, 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 8 weeks, my nausea has increased more. I’m still not throwing up; but it is ever more unbearable. Fatigue has increased too. Constipation, sore breasts and vivid dreams are continuing. Boo.

Food

So I’ve noticed that I feel worse when I keep my carbs in the low range. So I’ve upped my carbs to moderate and that has helped my nausea. I’m eating more potatoes but I think I’m going to start getting sick of potatoes. So I’ve added corn and rice products. Don’t hate.

Activity

August 30, 2011 – 8 Weeks

This was the WOD:

  • For Time: 100 Double Unders
  • 12/9/6 RFT of: Clean(155/105)/Muscle Ups
  • 10 Rounds of Sprint- 40 Yards; 30 seconds rest

Here’s what I did:

  • Warm-up: 5 rounds 5 each leg Weighted Bulgarian Lunges / 10 Slow Abmat Sit-ups
  • Warm-up 2: 100 DU = 6:36 (I blame pregnancy!)
  • 12/9/6 Cleans & Muscle-ups (Modified) @ 55# = 15:20
  • one (1) 40 yard sprint: 6.49 seconds

Seriously, my Double Unders have totally gone the way of the buffalo! Before I was preggie, I could do 15-20 unbroken. Now, I’m lucky if I get 5 or 6!!  Have other preggie-crossfitters noticed this?

I only did one sprint. I was proud of my time.

September 1, 2011 – 8.5 Weeks

I woke up not feeling any nausea so I knew I had to take advantage of that, even though I didn’t want to do a running workout.

Here’s the WOD:
  • 5 min Run Technique/Hip Mobility
  • Run 800M; 5 minutes rest
  • Run 400M; 3 min rest
  • Run 200M; 90 seconds rest
  • 21/15/9 RFT of: OHS(95/65)/ Box Jump(24/18″)/ T2B (toes to bar)
Here’s what I did:

Runs:

800m = 5:23
400m = 1:59
200m = 0:40

I pushed a little harder on each of the runs. They felt good actually.

MetCon:

21-15-9, OHS @ 35#, box jumps @ 12″, knees 2 elbows-ish…

=> 10:37

After pushing hard on the runs, I wanted to keep my heart rate reasonable for the rest, so I kept my weight light and my box low. Still got a good workout in.

Feeling mild ’round ligament pain’ on the knees 2 elbows. Nothing concerning yet.

Other Notes

Nada.