Friday, April 6, 2012

32 Week Weigh-In

Pre-pregnancy weight: 125 lbs.
Weight at 25 weeks: 144.5 lbs.
Current weight: 155.5 lbs.
Current weight gain: 30.5 lbs
Target weight gain: 25-35 lbs.
Ideal rate of gain: 1 lb per week 
Goal weight: 150-160 lbs.

Starting weight: 175 lbs.
Weight at 25 weeks: 185.9
Current weight: 190.9 lbs.
Current weight gain: 15.9 lbs 
Target weight gain: 20 lbs.
Ideal rate of gain: 1-2 lbs per 2 weeks
Goal weight: 195 lbs.

My weight tends to be all over the place when I weigh myself on the official weigh-in scale at the gym; my scale at home seems to think I've been holding tight around 150 lb for the last couple weeks, and my weight was 153 lbs at my doctor's office yesterday. So, I've gained somewhere around 25-30 pounds. My thinking is that as long as I continue to eat right and am able to workout, then however much weight I gain is the amount the baby needs me to gain to be heathy.  At this point, I think most of the weight gain from increased blood volume, fluid, the placenta, and fun things like that is complete.  The baby weighs around 4 pounds right now and is gaining about 1/2 a pound per week.

Impressively, Bobby has continued to gain weight.  How? He started being a carnivore again.  Bobby is now eating paleo and feels like he's lost water weight and gotten leaner and stronger.  He still can't beat me though ... at Crossfit, at gaining weight, or at life.

Bobby v. Lindsay:  Pregnant Challenge WOD Series
3 Rounds
20 foot handstand walk
15 hang cleans (Bobby 155#, Lindsay 65#)
10 overhead squats (Bobby 155#, Lindsay 65#)

"Is there any weight on your bar?" is what Bobby said after his first set of hang cleans.  The weights obviously weren't very fair, but Bobby wanted to go heavy.  I talked him down from 185# when I told him 65# wouldn't get that heavy for me and I thought I could do it unbroken.  Probably would have been a better race at 135/65. If you're keeping score, it's Lindsay 2, Bobby 1.

Hey, look, I have some fans from the CrossFit haters on the Couch Thread (this is a 6+ year long message board thread of a bunch of pathetic dorks talking shit about CrossFit.  Note: they are not really "fans" -- they are mean).  This is a fun one: "If you are so worried about what's going to happen to your body if you don't treat your WODs like a war and do box jumps and kipping pull-ups and what-have-you that you decide you're going to blindly keep pushing yourself through your pregnancy no matter what, don't get pregnant."  Um, this is not what I am doing.  I'm pretty sure in every video I've posted while pregnant you will notice me taking breaks and getting drinks of water (not things I would have done during workouts before being pregnant).  I haven't scaled things that I'm still able to do comfortably because I haven't felt a need to.  If anything is uncomfortable, I don't do it.   
I especially like the interpretation that I can't wait to not be pregnant because the baby is burdening my workouts.  In fact, I probably like being pregnant more than 99% of women, mostly (I think) because of the way I'm treating my body during pregnancy.  I'm finding out that by this stage in pregnancy (being huge) you get asked all the time "are you so ready for it to be over?!"  I never know quite how to answer this because of course I'm excited to meet our little guy/girl, but that's not why anyone asks this question.  They ask because they assume I must be uncomfortable and miserable and hating pregnancy at this point.  And the truth is, I'm not.  I feel really good and have few complaints.  But yes, I am excited to be able to workout at my normal intensity again.   

And the purpose of my blog is not to talk about how excited I am to bond with / nurture my child or any other aspect of my life other than doing CrossFit while being pregnant.  The purpose (beyond me being an attention whore) is to be a resource to other pregnant women that want to continue doing CrossFit.  I wanted to put out there what I've been able to continue to do while staying safe and healthy during my pregnancy.  I address so many "should I be doing this?" issues because those are questions I figure other pregnant crossfitting women will have.    

One other point.  Other than the comments about me, I haven't wasted my time reading what these winners rant about, but I think one of their main criticisms of CrossFit is how it's so dangerous and people get hurt all the time.  (i.e. "It's one thing to do physical activity associated a job or even a sensible workout [while pregnant]. It's something else entirely to do workouts that cause injuries in a normal 'healthy' population.")  CrossFit gets this criticism a lot.  My personal experience is that pregnant or not, I have never injured myself doing CrossFit, nor have I felt like I'm doing anything likely to cause injury.  Running used to be my primary mode of working out -- I did a few marathons in college, which led to bad IT band problems and eventually kept me from doing much of anything besides some swimming for about 6 months and prevented me from running the Boston marathon.  Prior to starting CrossFit, I had a shoulder issue that almost always bothered me when lifting weights; since starting CrossFit, the shoulder pain has gone away.  I simply disagree that CrossFit is more dangerous or likely to cause me injury than a "sensible" workout program.  

Anyway, I figure they must really dig deep for CrossFit related things to cry about for my blog to make the list.  Thanks for all the traffic to my blog though.

50 days left!

1 comment:

  1. I am completely with you on CrossFit actually helping injuries. After years of running, and six months in physical therapy, I have learned how important functional movements are.

    I love the blog! And your "fans" probably couldn't handle a CrossFit workout, pregnant or not. ;)