29 WEEKS PREGGIE

January 30, 2012

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 in 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 Mom, Joyful Abode, and Fitness Editor Blog.

PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS

At 29 weeks, I’m starting to be able to distinguish feet and head and bum when I press my hand into my uterus. My midwife does it and says it’s okay for me to do to it too. I’m pretty sure the head is usually down and facing to the right with the babe’s back along the left side, his or her little bum is on the top left, and the little feet are on the top right! That’s where I keep getting kicked. I’m told this is an ideal position for birth and it’s a good sign that the babe already seems to prefer it! Also, I’ve been feeling LOTS of hiccups this week too!  I’m told this is a sign of proper neurological development and also promotes lung development. Cool!

I still get the food reflux thing occasionally (without the acid or burn). To help with that I just take more enzymes and add a pillow to the bed. Balance and clumsiness is a little off. I get shortness of breath occasionally, but my iron count is good so I know it’s not anemia. Because of a good diet and enzymes my BMs have been regular for months. Yay! But now that I’m in my third trimester, I am starting to get a little more fatigued. Otherwise, my pregnancy has been textbook easy so far. Wouldn’t you agree?

FOOD

At 29 weeks, I’m getting a little hungrier. So I’m eating more meat. We’ve been doing the “paleo challenge” at our CrossFit gym for the month of January, but I’ve just been following what I feel my body needs in terms of carbs like white potatoes, rice, and corn. I’ve limited them, but I haven’t avoided them. Same with dairy. A few homemade grass-fed whole milk cappuccinos and London Fogs (minus the vanilla) have found their way into my diet; as well as feta.

Then at my baby shower on Saturday, January 28, there were quite a few gluten treats. And I decided to let myself snack. I did get a mild allergic reaction on my skin, but the worse part was the sickness that I felt later that night (reminiscent of my high carb period from 2002 – 2006). It’s a horrid sickness where you don’t know what end it should come out but it’s not moving and you feel horrible. For me, it comes directly from high bolus of gluten intake and I should have known better. I took quite a few enzymes and a hot shower and Ryan rubbed my back (which always made me feel better during the first trimester nauseous days). That helped. I woke up the next morning later than normal, feeling tired, but with no more nausea. Whew!

I’m still taking my Vitamin D, Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil capsules, Enzymes, Probiotics and an occasional dose of prenatal vitamins.

ACTIVITY

Early in the week I took my resting heart rate. It was 63. That’s not too low, is it?

When my midwife took my blood pressure on Wednesday, January 25, it was 124/68. Still good!

January 24, 2011

Here’s today’s WOD:

  • 400M M.B. Run (14/20)
  • Clean & Jerk- 5@60%/4@70%/3@80%/2@90% 1RM
  • (rest as needed between reps and rounds)
  • For Time: 100 Ball Slams/10 Rope Climbs/50 SuperMans (Partition as needed)

And here’s what I did!

  • WU: 400 m run with 6.5# “built-in” med ball (aka baby) => 2:50

My “mini” is currently measuring at about 6.5 lbs (2.5 for the babe, 2 for the uterus, 1 for the amniotic fluid, and 1 for the placenta). That should count as a weighted run, right? RIGHT?!

  • Clean + Jerks: 5@60% – 50#, 4@70% – 60#, 3@80% – 65#, 2@90% – 75#
Here’s a blurry photo of my split jerk…

Gilliebean, clean + split-jerk @ 65 lbs!

These felt easy. I really wanted to go for my 1RM of 85 and see if I could better it, but I knew I’d get yelled at. 😉
  • Met Con: 100 Ball Slams w/ 10# + 30 Ring Rows + 50 Good Mornings w/ 15#

=> 8:07

Heart rate was up to 150, but came down right quick. Workout felt good!

Interesting to note: I did not have round ligament pain in the evening following this 400 m run!

January 27, 2012

Today I stayed home and did a *very* brief KB workout with my *new* kettle bells! That’s right! I’ve graduated from using hand weights as kettle bells and now I have actual kettle bells! YAY!

My new kettlebells!

Here’s what I did:

21 / 15 / 9 of: KB Swings American-style 15# / KB High Pull 25#

It was quick and easy! Sure, it would have been just a warm-up for a regular CrossFit class, but it’s enough for a 29-week preggie to achieve maintenance, right? 😉

January 30, 2012

Here’s the WOD:

  • 1 Mile Run
  • Hang Clean: 2/2/2 @ 80% 1RM
  • Clean Pull: 3/3/3 @ 100% Clean 1RM
  • 9 min AMRAP of: 5 Front Squats(65/95) / 5 Strict Pull Up / 10Burpees

Here’s what I did!

  • 800m run => 5:45

Can I call it a med-ball run? I was carrying 8 lbs with my round ligaments and core muscles. 😉

  • Hang Clean: (wu 5×15, 4×35, 3×45) 2×50, 2×50, 2×55
  • Clean Pull: (wu 3×55) 3×75, 3×75, 3×75
  • 9 min AMRAP of: 5 Front Sq @ 55# / 5 pull-ups w/ 2 blue bands / 10 baby burpees

=> 4 rounds + 1 front sq

I used two blue bands so they could go around my baby belly. Aside from the extra time it takes to get in and out of them, they worked really well.

Baby Burpees are: 1 jumping air squat + 1 wall push up.

I felt strong. The kid seems to just hunker down and take a nap while I do my workouts. Hopefully s/he does that after s/he’s born too! 😉

I don’t anticipate round ligament pain from this little 800m jog.

OTHER NOTES

No belly photo this week! You just got a whole post of photos from my pregnancy photo shoot!

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29 WEEKS PREGGIE – PHOTO SHOOT

January 26, 2012

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 in 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 Mom, Joyful Abode, and Fitness Editor Blog.

PHOTO SHOOT!

I interrupt the natural flow of posts to put up a few pregnancy photos that were shot by my good friend Amy McPherson. I’m two-days shy of 29 weeks in these photos. Enjoy!

Gilliebean & Fritch at 29 weeks!

Gilliebean's belly at 29 weeks!

Gilliebean & Fritch at 29 weeks!

Gilliebean & Fritch at 29 weeks!

Gilliebean at 29 weeks preggie!

Gilliebean at 29 weeks preggie!

Gilliebean's belly at 29 weeks preggie!

Gilliebean at 29 weeks preggie!

Gilliebean at 29 weeks preggie!

Gilliebean at 29 weeks preggie!

Gilliebean at 29 weeks preggie!

Gilliebean at 29 weeks preggie!

Gilliebean & Fritch at 29 weeks preggie!

Gilliebean & Fritch at 29 weeks preggie!

I love my baby bump! Can’t wait to meet the little one!!

 


28 WEEKS PREGGIE

January 23, 2012

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 in 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 Mom, Joyful Abode, and Fitness Editor Blog.

PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS

At 28 weeks… The kicking baby is *really* starting to keep me awake at night! Is “alien belly” a pregnancy symptom? If so, I’m very pregnant. I’ve hit the stage where my child seems like s/he is moving furniture around in there!

I haven’t done any running so my round ligaments haven’t been complaining too much. I haven’t noticed much swelling this week, although my skin is more sensitive in general. I shaved my legs on Sunday and my skin was *not* happy with me that night.

I got a compliment on my hair recently. So full and long and curly, she said! Must be the prenatal vitamins, she said. I explained that it’s actually because the hair doesn’t fall out as much during pregnancy. So my hair gets “thicker”! Still fun though…

FOOD

At 28 weeks, I’m eating more fish and less red meat. I feel a little puffier this week than last week, likely because of the increased carbs last week that were consumed to help me pass the BG test. And I did “pass” the BG test! Yay! So now I can go back to my mod- to low-carb ways. We also just got a 26 lb order of grass-fed beef, compassionate-raised pork and grass-fed lamb! It was only $4/lb. Awesome! I’m still eating braunschweiger and liverwurst, plus chicken broth, and *real* sauerkraut. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m trying to follow the recommendations listed here by Chris Masterjohn. I do get some rice and corn in my diet, occasionally.

I’m still taking my Vitamin D, Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil capsules, Enzymes, Probiotics and an occasional dose of prenatal vitamins.

ACTIVITY

January 18, 2011

I didn’t do the actual WOD today; but they’ve started this thing called Open Gym where you can come in and work on goats, or double-unders, or just row or do a WOD of your own design. So I went in with a WOD of my own design! Coach-approached of course! 😉

Here’s what I did…

  • WU: 3 x 1min max effort => 235m, 240m, 248m

The last row was 3m shy of my PR!

  • Thrusters: (WU 3×35) 3×50, 3×60, 3×70

These felt heavy but doable.

  • 5 rnds NFT: 3 power cleans @ 75# / 15 KB swings @ 26# / 15 ring rows
Here’s two photos!

Gilliebean doing KB Swings @ 28 Weeks Preggie!

Gilliebean doing Modified Ring Rows at 28 Weeks Preggie!

I felt a little unsteady with the 75# during the first two sets, but the third last sets I found my rhythm with the power cleans. This met-con was exhausting for my arms. Heart rate was good the whole time.

  • Wall Planks: 1x2min unbroken, 1x1min unbroken
  • 15 / 20 / 25 Pelvic Tilts

Overall, this felt great. I’m glad they’ve started this Open Gym thing. It’ll help me keep going through-out my third trimester when the daily WODs seem to difficult to modify or scale. 😉

January 19, 2012

Didn’t get to the gym today, but I did do a small 15-minute KB workout at home. This will look familiar.

  • 21 / 15 / 9 NFT of: Air Squats / KB High Pull one arm (each arm) @ 10# / KB Swing @ 25#
  • 41 Good Mornings (no weight)
  • 41 Pelvic Tilts

This workout got my heart rate up a little and made me mildly sweaty. It also ate up some blood sugar. All in, I’d call it a success. 😉

January 20, 2012

I was able to do everything but one thing in today’s WOD. Here’s what was prescribed…

  • For Time: 100 Russian K.B. Swings (12/20kg)
  • OHS – 3/3/3/3/3 Max Effort
  • GHR – 15/15/15/15
  • Good Mornings – 15/15/15/15 (45/75)
Here’s what I did!
  • 100 KB Swings American-style for time @ 12kg => 4:10
Coach Dan said that everybody else had done American-style KB swings even thought it had been posted on the blog as Russian-style.
  • OHS: (WU 10×15, 5×35) 3×45, 3×50, 3×60, 2×65, Fail

I was getting deeper in my squats than usual. Yay!

But I just couldn’t keep 65# above my head. :(

Then, instead of GHRs I did cat-cows.

  • Cat-Cows: 15 / 15 / 15 / 15
  • Good Mornings @ 45#: 15 / 15 / 15 / 15

We alternated 15 cat-cows, then 15 gms and so on… Felt good!

January 23, 2012

Today, the WOD was ridiculous so I stayed in and did my special KB workout on my own before lunch:

  • 21 / 15 / 9 NFT of: Air Squats / KB High Pull one arm (each arm) @ 10# / KB Swing @ 25#
  • 45 Good Mornings (no weight)
  • 20 Pelvic Tilts
I should think of something else. Ha!

OTHER NOTES

Here’s a photo!

Gilliebean at 28 Weeks Preggie!

Also, my hubby and I just did a pregnancy photo shoot yesterday. I’ll put up a special post with some of my favourite photos very soon. 🙂


27 WEEKS PREGGIE

January 16, 2012

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 in 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 Mom, Joyful Abode, and Fitness Editor Blog.

PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS

At 27 weeks, my round ligament issues are present but not nearly as bad as last week. I’m getting better at recognizing when I’m gonna hurt them and stopping what I’m doing. And they’re still recovering quickly. So that’s good. I haven’t run since last week, but I’ve been doing low-carb days and KB workouts and that seems to be working in lieu of running.

My ribs have been aching this week. The babe is looking for more room! And yes, the babe kicks at least three times after each meal. S/he is well-behaved in that way. Ha! I am getting mildly swollen if I sit for long periods on a hard chair, so I don’t do that anymore. And I’m trying to drink even more water. None of the other typical pregnancy symptoms have changed much throughout my second trimester other than what I’ve mentioned.

FOOD

At 27 weeks, I’m doing pretty well with the transition to more fish and less red meat. I’ve got my 28 weeks blood test for iron coming up and I’m pretty sure I’ll ace it. I’ve been eating a few more carbs this week in preparation for my BG test coming up at my 28 week visit too. This morning, I did another practice BG test and I aced it. So I’m feeling confident for that too. Yay for proper hormone management!

I’m still taking my Vitamin D, Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil capsules, Enzymes, Probiotics and an occasional dose of prenatal vitamins.

ACTIVITY

A few mornings back, I recorded my resting heart rate. It was 63. That’s a little higher than in the beginning of my pregnancy but still very good. Yay!

January 10, 2011

I didn’t do the actual WOD today. It was all about muscle-ups and pistols – which are really hard for me. Any other preggies have trouble with pistols? They had a Kettlebell Technique class on the calendar and so I took that instead.

It. Was. Awesome.

Here’s the workout:

  • 3 rounds of 1 min max effort rope undulation
  • 3 min wall planks
  • 3 min supported bridge (supported w/ bench)
  • 2 min iso hip extension (with stability ball)
  • 2 min side planks (each side, modified)
  • 40 good mornings (no resistance)
  • 30 wall squats (ugh!)

Everything was unbroken except the side planks and wall squats.

My heart rate really went up with the rope undulations, but I had a minute of rest between each round and that helped. I was concerned about doing planks, but Coach Iz had me to wall planks and they were totally possible! I was also concerned about doing planks; but Coach Iz had me do supported planks. This actually was possible too!

  • 8 min AMRAP of: 12 thrusters / 9 ring rows / 3 hip thrusts (each leg) / 3 lunges (each leg)

=> 3 rounds + 1 thruster (12 kg / 26 lb)

I found the thrusters rather hard. The rest of the class did turkish get ups instead of the thrusts and lunges that Coach Iz gave me to do.

  • 7 min AMRAP of: 10 goblet sq / 10 plank 1-arm rows (each arm, mod) / 10 KB swings

=> 3 rounds (12 kg / 26 lb)

12 kg was a little heavy for the 1-arm rows but a little light for the swings; but I liked using just the one kettle bell.

Within a few minutes after the workout, my heart rate was down to 90. I’m feelin’ good!

Thanks to Coach Iz for all the help, encouragement and creativity!

This was an amazing class for a preggie! I wish I’d recorded it to share!

January 13, 2012

Here’s the WOD:

  • 2 Rounds of: 500M Row; 3 min rest between efforts
  • Box Squat: 3@70% / 3@80% / 3@90% 1RM
  • For Time: 100 Double Unders / 100 Air Squats / 50 Power Cleans @ (65/95lbs)

Here’s what I did…

  • 2 rnds 500m row => 2:09 (PR!) / 2:16
I was so excited to get a PR! It’s only by 4 seconds, but hey! I’m preggie! I’ll take it!
  • Box Squats: (WU 3×45) 3×85, 3×95, 3×105
Coach Iz told me to keep these at 60%, 70%, and 80% instead of the Rx. These numbers are actually more like 65%, 75%, and 85%. Felt good anyway. Here’s a pic that Coach Tambot took…

Gillie doing Box Squats at 27 Weeks Preggie! 105 lbs!

  • For time: 6 min Versa Climber / 100 air squats / 50 power cleans => 14:12

I had the bar on the power cleans at 45#. I did the versa climber instead of double-unders for the obvious reason. I dare anyone to do 6 min on a versa climber and then attempt 100 air squats. It burns!

I loved this WOD. I bet my rear is gonna hurt tomorrow. 😉

January 14th, 2011

Walked 3.5 miles, slowly. The first 2.5 miles felt awesome. Then I started having practice contractions during the last mile. But still, it was cool to go for such a long walk. 🙂

January 16th, 2011

I stayed home and did a KB workout of my own design.

  • 21-15-9 of: Air Squats / One-arm KB High Pull (10#), each arm / KB Swings (25#)

This got my heart rate up and felt good.

  • 3×15 Good Mornings w/ 10#

I tried using the 25# but because it’s a small hand weight, it’s awkward to use for GMs.

This was a good little workout that took me approximately 10 minutes.

OTHER NOTES

Here’s a photo!

Gilliebean, 27 Weeks Preggie!


26 WEEKS PREGGIE

January 9, 2012

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 in 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 Mom, Joyful Abode, and Fitness Editor Blog.

PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS

At 26 weeks, I’m having some round ligament issues again. Running over Christmas was relatively painless, but after my workout on Friday, I found that running probably wasn’t the best idea. Right down where my round ligaments attach (the part where the baby comes out) was *really* sore for a day or so. And yesterday I ran for the bus and the ligaments, which had gotten better by that point, stretched again and got painful again for a few hours. And when they’re painful, walking is awkward. They recover quickly (for me, at least); so that’s good. But I have to be careful with running now; which is really annoying, because short one-mile jogs have been *the* thing that seems to keep me from packing on the pounds!

Other pregnancy symptoms that are typical for women nearing the end of their second trimester are also common for me. My feet have swollen a few times (usually when I sit for too long in a hard chair). I get short of breath. I have to eat smaller meals (because my stomach is squished). My ribs are aching. I get headaches sometimes. I have days of increased energy and then days of fatigue. Thanks to the enzymes I’ve been taking, constipation is history. And, joy of joys, the baby’s movement is starting to keep me awake at night!!

I’ve been starting to wonder if there are two (2!) babies in there (we haven’t had an ultrasound); and so I’ve been reading up on the internets about how to “palpate” for two babies – meaning how to poke around and see if there’s two. They say to look for “more than two fetal poles.” A fetal pole is a bum or a head. If you find a bum and a head and then another bum or head, then you’ve likely got twins! Also, if you hear two different heartbeats with two different rhythms (and neither are the momma’s) then you likely have two babes!

So far I haven’t been confident in my palpating.

FOOD

At 26 weeks, I’m back from Christmas and trying to be “good” again. Our CrossFit gym is doing a Paleo Challenge and I’m participating, of course! I’m glad to be home again and consuming the braunschweiger, liverwurst and sauerkraut that I had in my fridge. I’ve got another order on it’s way!

According to Nina Planck’s book “Real Food for Mother And Baby” the third trimester is the one in which you want to eat lots of fish because the baby’s brain is undergoing lots of development in this trimester. I’m about to head into my 27th week, which is the end of my second trimester, so I’m psyching myself up to eat less red meat and more fish – the good, low-mercury and sustainable kind.

Since it’s winter, I’ve increased my Vitamin D dose and I’m still taking Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil capsules, Enzymes, Probiotics and an occasional dose of prenatal vitamins.

ACTIVITY

January 6, 2011

Here’s the WOD:

  • For Time: 800/400/200m run
  • Box Squat: 5@60%/75%/85% 1RM
  • 3 RNFT of: 5 Clean/4 Thruster/3 Good Morning/2 Snatch Balance/1 Over Head Squat- HBD (heavy but doable)
Here’s what I did…
  • 800m run => 5:00
  • 400m run => 2:13
  • 200m run => 0:58

These are about :20 off my average. Preggie’s slowing down! My round ligaments were complaining while I did these runs, but they didn’t hurt enough to stop me. I assumed that they’d be fine once I stopped running. I was wrong (see below).

  • I ❤ Box Squats: (WU 5×45#), 5×75, 5×95, 4×110

I failed on the last rep of the last set. Oh well!

  • 3 RNFT: 5 clean, 4 thrusters, 3 g.m., 2 snatch balance, 1 OHS

I did one warm up round with the 15# training bar (the padded one). Then:

  • 1st round @ 35#
  • 2nd round @ 45#
  • 3rd round @ 50#

I failed on my first attempt at the snatch balance during the last round; but I picked up the bar and did actually finished the set. It was more mental than strength on those snatch balances.

In the hours after this class, I noticed that my round ligaments were still complaining. After looking online, I realized that I had very likely stretched them during the runs. I couldn’t find anywhere online that predicted a recovery time, so I put a hot pad on my crotch for a few minutes, and then went to sleep, hoping that they’d be better in the morning. Tossing and turning, while trying to fall asleep on Friday night, was the most painful preggie-tries-to-sleep session yet.

But thankfully, on Saturday morning, I awoke to relief! I was *much* better and walking wasn’t painful anymore. Then on Sunday, we had to sprint for a bus and I experienced a mild relapse. But as this run was shorter in both distance and time than the Friday runs; consequently, the recovery was faster.

Preggie, take note! I’ll be running more carefully and slowly from now on… If I run at all.

January 8, 2011

A nice slow 1.5 mile walk.

January 9, 2011

Today’s WOD at my local CrossFit was a running/lunging WOD. Lunges are likely fine, but I wanted to avoid the running. So I did a mild kettle bell workout at home.

Here it is:

21-15-9 RNFT of: KB swings (25#) / each hand KB High Pull (10#)

I did these with the hand weights we have; not with kettle bells. It worked out fine. Felt good!

OTHER NOTES

Here’s a photo from Saturday… You can see that I’m a little poofy in my face from the Holidays. I’m working on being less poofy. 😉

Gillie, 26 Weeks Preggie!


25 WEEKS PREGGIE

January 2, 2012

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 in 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 Mom, Joyful Abode, and Fitness Editor Blog.

PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS

At 25 weeks, I’m starting to feel the weight of my baby and uterus. Turning over in bed is like a HIIT workout or like parallel parking in LA (17-point turn anyone!?). I had mild nausea on Christmas morning and with no idea why I guess I’d have to blame that on pregnancy, but who knows. It could have been food-related. I am definitely feeling the extra blood – I get short of breath much easier than before and my temperature seems to run higher than before. That said, neither are in the “iron deficiency” or “core temperature too high” ranges. Just enough for me to remember that I’m making and carting around more blood; and that that blood needs to be oxygenated. Otherwise, I feel pretty normal. Some days when I’m sitting at my desk, I forget that I have a belly. Until I get KICKED! Which is still happening rather frequently. The other day, after lunch, I lay down to count the kicks. I counted about 30 after 15 minutes, and then promptly fell sleep for a mid-afternoon nap. Yay for Christmas vacation!

FOOD

At 25 weeks, I’m deep in the middle of Christmas week and haven’t reached New Year’s yet. I didn’t bring any of my braunschweiger or sauerkraut with me. Sad. I tried the non-pastured eggs at my in-laws house but they started doing a number on me (food allergies) after a few days, so I gave those up. I had a few gluten things on Christmas day, just some stuffing and a sweet potato biscuit, but that opened the door for cheating for the entire rest of the week. And my food-allergy-related rashes came back with vengeance. Sad. After that, I did my best to eat low-carb, full-fat (primal) even though I wasn’t eating paleo, and to remind myself that I can control what’s in my cupboard when I return to my own home (which I did yesterday).

I’m still taking Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil capsules, Vitamin D, Enzymes, Probiotics and an occasional dose of prenatal vitamins.

ACTIVITY

After Christmas day, it was hard to motivate my husband and my father to join me outside for a morning run… So the rest of the week was kind of a wash. But today, my first day back in Brooklyn, I went back to my CrossFit gym and PR’d on the rower. Take that Christmas!! Ha!

January 2, 2011

Here’s the WOD:

  • Row 500M
  • Squat- 5/5/3/3/1/1
  • 15 min AMRAP of: 21 Ball Slam(15/20)/15 Wall Ball (14/20)/9 each arm K.B. OHS (12/20kg)
Here’s what I did…
  • Row 500m => 2:13 (PR!)
I actually wasn’t trying for a PR. In fact, I was taking it easy because of my “condition” and because it’d been two weeks since a WOD! When I finished, I looked at my previous PR and realized I’d beat it! Woot!
  • Back Squats => (WU 10×15, 5×45) 5×65, 5×75, 3×85, 3×95, 1×105, 1×115

My 1RM is 135. I’m working on maintaining depth while not bending forward too far. Also, preggie-belly prohibits my core strength from maintaining my range of motion; so it affects how deep I can go and stay stable. So I didn’t push too hard today on the weight.

  • 15 min AMRAP => 2 rounds + 21 Ball Slams + 15 Wall Balls

I wanted to do this Rx so badly! But I couldn’t do the KB OHS with the prescribed weight. So I scaled. Then I found that KB OHS was difficult for me in general because of my preggie-belly anyway; so I sub’d Goblet Squats (at 12 kg). I did the Ball Slams at 10# and the Wall Balls at 12#.

My heart rate hit 150 a few times during the MetCon but I didn’t get dizzy this time!

All in, I’m pretty happy with my first WOD in two weeks.

OTHER NOTES

Here’s a photo from my Christmas Baby Shower!

Ryan and Gillie, 25 Weeks Preggie!