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
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.
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.
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