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.


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.


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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