From My Beginning To Yours- Blog #67


As I near the end of my 1st trimester, I can easily recount many things that are different about CrossFitting while pregnant. For me, my overall flailing energy has added an extra obstical to overcome in order just to make it to the gym for my 5am WOD time. My weekly 4, sometimes 5 workouts has slowed to 3, sometimes 2 depending on how I've been feeling.

It was challenging at first to adjust my gym mindset out of PR mode and into maintenance mode. Learning to embrace the fact that over these 9 months I am doing great to just keep moving!

I've scaled so many things. The way I do burpees, substituting squats for lunges, lifting less weight but adding more repetitions, just to name a few. With my Coaches help, I'm able to push myself to get the most out of my workouts without overdoing it. A workout this week called for 30 goblet squats. As I'm taking a break from squats right now, Coach Oscar had me do 45 Russian kettle bell swings at the weight I chose. I felt challenged by the work and when it was over, glad he had given me the push.

I know not every day will be the same. Last week in working through an amrap with double unders, I was able to go intermediate and complete 7 double unders with no problem each round. This week I attempted intermediate level double unders, 15 per round, during a partner WOD and they were a mess. I was only getting 2 or 3 before having to reset. Each day I gave was my best, what that looked like was completely different from day to day, but it was my best.

I'm so happy to be surrounded by so many strong, inspiring women who have Crossfitted through one if not more pregnancies themselves. They are a testimony not only to how maintaining regular physical activity during pregnancy is 100% doable but how much it positively affects your recovery time after baby is born!

Different, it is, and I'm so looking forward to this part on the pregnancy journey unfolding for baby and me.