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!
At 34 weeks, I’m getting a few more non-exercise-induced Braxton Hicks contractions. About one per day or so. Instead of getting them when I walk up a hill or up stairs, I’ll have just been sitting around and I get one! So strange!
Sleeping on my side is becoming less comfortable and reflux has gotten worse. Consequently, my sleep is more fitful and my days are full of more fatigue (could be lack of sleep and could be just third trimester stuff). Also, calf cramps have increased. Should I increase my magnesium intake?
Also, I just noticed very mild stretch marks on the bottom side of my ever-growing belly. More coconut oil!!
At 34 weeks, I’m still eating mostly gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb primal. I eat dairy; so I can’t really call it paleo. I’m still eating high-fat nutrient-dense real foods. I’m taking enzymes, probiotics, and vitamin C and D. I ran out of my Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil capsules. I need to order more!
I haven’t started the Evening Primrose Oil, as per my mid-wife’s suggestion. I’m not quite sold on that notion of “ripening my uterus” yet.
February 28, 2012
I attended KB Technique class again. I always love it. Here’s what I did…
- 5 rounds of: 30 seconds jumping jacks (1/2 pace) / 30 sec KB figure-8s w/ 18#
- 20/15/10 FT of: single hand alt KB swing w/ 18# / ring rows (mod) / wall push-ups => 6:33
- 10 rounds NFT of: 2 each leg box pistols w/ 18#
- 3 rounds NFT of: 10 wall-supported 1-arm rows (each arm) w/ 26# / 10 1-arm floor press (each arm) w/ 18#
The jumping jacks felt a little funny, so I did them half pace. With the figure-8s, I dropped the KB a few times. It’s hard to get deep enough and keep my chest up and still do them because of my belly and the length of my arms; so I end up crouching over a bit. It’s not perfect.
The 20/15/10 was fine.
I hate pistols.
I am tired today.
March 1, 2012
Walked one (1) mile. Walked very slowly.
Carried two large storage tubs (apron 25# each) up two flights of stairs. The tubs have the birth pool and extras in them.
That’s enough for today. 😉
March 3, 2012
Here’s the WOD:
- Warm Up – Coaches Choice
- Tyler – 5 RFT of: 7 Muscle Up’s/21 SDHP (95/65)
- Warm Up – 3:00m row => 579m
- (Modified) Tyler – 5 RFT of: 7 pull-ups / 7 ring dips / 21 SDHP (65#) => 19:01
- Tabata Air Squats = 81
My row was definitely slower than normal. No new PRs for me until after the babe is born. 😉
For Tyler, I used one green band and one blue band on the pull-ups. My ring dips were leg-assisted. SDHP were Rx. Rawr.
On the Tabata Air Squats, I kept pretty consistent at around 10 per round. Preggie’s slowing down!
Still, it was a great workout and Coach Tami from Crossfit 718 got some great pictures of me too!
March 5, 2012
Short KB workout at home.
20 / 15 / 10 NFT of: KB Swings / wall-supported 1-arm rows (each arm) / goblet squats / right-arm high pull / left-arm high pull
All movements with 15# KB.
Felt good to get moving!
Here’s a photo!
And here’s a video that made me cry.