Fitness

Workout Wednesday: Deception!

September 5, 2012

I have to start this post by saying a huge thank you to  Janetha at Meals and Moves for asking me to write a guest post for her blog about staying fit while pregnant. It’s a huge honor to be able to share my story and hopefully inspire other mama’s-to-be to continue their workout routines throughout their pregnancies. Read my guest post here.

Last Wednesday the boyfriend and I took the dog for walk. Felt good just to walk in the crisp autumn air that’s suddenly made an appearance. What didn’t feel good was my Nike’s were too tight. Hoping it’s just from swollen feet, not growing feet!

Thursday was Crossfit day. I was nervous going in as one of the previous trainers was visiting and a bunch of people came out to do a workout with her. That’s one of the things I love about the gym, the sense of community. People get together to do intense workouts for special occasions, it’s crazy awesome! Us ‘regulars’ had the choice to join their crazy workout or do the WOD. I chose the WOD since many of the movements in the other workout would have been too difficult for me.

We started off doing clean and jerks. I used 35lbs to the best of my ability around my belly. I should be pro at these once my belly is gone! It was also test week. I think it was toes to bar or knees to elbow and dips. I just tested dips though. Seems silly to do testing in this ‘condition’. I had to go from a purple band to a blue band this time and managed 11 dips. Oh well, I can look back on these numbers and be pumped on the progress I make later, right?

The WOD was 16 rounds of 100m sprints with a 3-1 rest work ratio. Sounds confusing right? Basically however long it takes you to run 100m, multiply by 3 and that’s how long you rest between rounds. I chose to row instead of run and pretty much kept up with the other two girls running. Finished in about 21:10. It was a good cardio workout without feeling like I was pushing my body too much like I would have with running.

I got lots of walking in with my parents over the weekend while we were sightseeing in Jasper. Score for me getting in lots of walks between Crossfit days. I want to keep this up until baby comes and while I’m recovering.

Yesterday’s WOD seemed fairly easy, but I forget how deceptive wall balls are. We started with back squats. I rolled with the usual 85lbs but it was feeling a bit heavy last night and I probably should have dropped it a bit. But I pushed out 5 rounds of 4 still. The WOD was 100m run and 25 wall balls. I rowed again and used a 14lb wall ball. Rowing was great but the wall balls just sucked the life out of me!! I don’t understand how they look like no big deal but hit you hard when you do so many in a row. I finished the workout in 9:20.

My month pass was up yesterday so I decided instead of getting another month, I would buy a punch pass instead. It’s a bit more money but it doesn’t expire, just in case baby decides to come early. You never know at this point!

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4 Comments

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    April
    September 6, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Wow! 14 pounds? I used 12! U r amazing!

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      Bex
      September 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

      What?! No wonder I was dying!

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    April
    September 6, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I use 14 pounds for ten reps and under. Anything more I reduce the weight. I not that crazy! Or crazy like a fox. 😉

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    Leigh
    September 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Great guest post today! I left a comment over there, but I think it’s awesome that you’ve kept up with your workouts. Maybe one day I will be a pregnant runner/crossfitter just like you 🙂

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