Thursday, March 26, 2009

Today's workout - 10 weeks pregnant

10 weeks (nearly 11)

Today's little workout at the Y was nice.  Slow, at my pace with lots of recovery time.  Ahh.  

Lap Swim
5 x 200, 1 minute rests in between

5 x 5 dead lifts 70lb
14lb faux kettle ball swings 40
supported squats 20 - 50lbs
20 pushups on knees

I had enough energy to figure out how to change my tail light on my car, too.  God bless the internet - saved me $40 and time.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What a relief!

Despite throwing up twice a day, farting like Hot-Dog Eating Contest Winner, and sleeping more than my dog, I've been nervous about this pregnancy. Mostly, I have feared that the baby stopped growing but my body didn't realize it. 
My fears were calmed this morning.  I had my first full exam with my midwife and she brought out the Fetal Doppler.  I heard the baby's heartbeat today.  Ahhh.  I know I'm not out of the danger zone, but I feel like I can tell folks now.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Synchronized Swimming

So I'm back to swimming.  Done with weights (for now) and back to my second favorite pastime: swimming.  For a while there, I was in the pool 3 times a week swimming strong for an hour.  But that was pre-pregnancy.  Actually, that was pre-Austin.  Not since last August have I jumped into a pool strictly for laps.  And although my endurance has slipped, I'm comfortable going
back and forth and back and forth and back and forth for a little while.  Today, I swam 25 minutes, 5 x 200 meters with 1 minute breaks and treaded water for 5 minutes.

I suspect, I'll be in there a bunch as my baby grows.  

We'll be a team.  Our own little synchronized swimming team.  

*Awesome photo from John Carleton's Flickr account, from random google image search - sadly, it's not me.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Break up

I've broken up with my trainer.  
It's not you, it's me. 
It's the fact that, after a one hour CrossFit session, I must take a 2 hour nap;
that I have nightmares about being so exhausted that I can't even wake up to go;
that I fear throwing up in the parking lot again;
that I have to force myself to eat at least 1000 calories...I can't afford to burn many of them;
that I feel horrific that I can only down my prenatal vitamin 3 times a week at most.

This first trimester either much more difficult than my first, or it was so long ago, I simply forgot.
I told him I'd come back in a month, when this phase has passed.  Until then, I'll keep walking, and I'll take advantage of the pool at the Y.  But no more weight lifting for now.  

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

today's "Workout"

Today's CrossFit workout

4 rounds of:

Kettle ball Cleans 22lbs - 20 alternating each arm
20 Jump lunges
20 Pushups -start on toes, go to knees when have to
Row for 20 calories (approx 1:41 seconds)

Walk 400 meters

Started very strong, just resting 30 seconds in between each set; 3rd round had to take longer breaks in between.  Thankfully, the walk was outside and mostly in the dark because I had to throw up for about 4 minutes.  Embarrassingly enough, someone in the group saw me and later sent out a search party when I was gone for 5 minutes. :)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

This is a growing list I like to call...

Public Places I have Thrown Up In Since Becoming Pregnant:
  • Mexican Restaurant bathroom
  • Thai Restaurant bathroom
  • Japanese Restaurant bathroom
  • My son's a church...just barely made it to the bathroom.
  • My front yard
  • Neighborhood park, by the treeline.

Weight, that's not right!

9 weeks:
I'm officially 5 pounds lighter than before I got pregnant.
This same time last pregnancy, I was 10 pounds heavier.

Not a diet I recommend, though.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This morning's workout

CrossFit workout - 8 1/2 weeks pregnant


5 rounds:
5 Push Press with 55lb bar
3 full hang pull ups (purple band)

4 rounds:
150 single jump rope
5 burpee
15 kettle ball swings (12)

2 1-minute plank

Summery: Felt good, despite being late to the gym.  The Push press uses more abs then I remember and felt a little weird.  Pull ups, no problem - especially with the purple band.
Took 1 minute in between rounds just after doing the kettle ball.
Plank wasn't a problem.

Feel good, but I know I'll be tired very soon.  Kind of queasy, should eat.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

On the bright side, more time to nap!

Sweet.  I'm finally a part of this hot group all the newscasters are calling "The Unemployed."

Only, I wasn't downsized.  I was fired for being really bad at my job.  
I've never been fired before.  It was a long time coming though- totally deserved it.  
Alas, my dream to be a baker has ended.  Oh well.  Can't say morning sickness induced vomiting between making batters was enjoyable.  Uh...and cleaning the sink after all the buttercreams - makes me queasy thinking of it.

Oh, well.  Off to stand in line for bread.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Today's "Workout"

This morning, I dragged my butt out of bed at 6:15 to get to the gym.  I might add, that it is literally a 2 minute walk from my house....and I've paid for this month already, so I have to go. Because I'm cheap like that.

After the warm up, here was my CrossFit workout:

5 sets
3 Dead Lifts at 95lbs
O-ring lifted knee hangs for 15 seconds

3 sets 90 seconds on/30 seconds off:
Burpees with medicine ball
Seated sideways wall ball 

The first round was easy, off course, I didn't really push my weight at all.  But I was surprised at how easy the hangs were.  The second round?  Totally different story.  Where as 3 months ago, I could have easily done 80 wall ball throws in 90 seconds, this morning I eked out 30-40.  

Part caution, part exhaustion, part "i-don't-wan't-to-puke-here-on-the-gym-floor",  this workout was pretty half-assed.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

All Day Sickness strikes again!

Wednesday morning is usually my CrossFit morning, but starting Tuesday night at dinnertime, my body revolted to any idea other than laying down.  I had to skip dinner and go straight to bed at 7pm.  Not only did I sleep through my workout, I dropped my son off at preschool at 8:30am, then came back to sleep until pickup at 12:15.  I forced down some food then came back and napped 3 hours with him.  Back in bed by 9pm.

Today is far.  I can stomach a little black tea.  And might get out for a little jog/walk.
I'll probably nap though.  I have to take advantage of these days off from work. :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

another dream

I was on some sort of a military base in the desert, running though these open airplane hangers with two other people.  We were being chased and shot at by our own people.  We made it out of a hanger and were running through the hot sand, and we all dove into a small sandy ditch to escape fire.  Our only hope was to bury ourselves in the sand to hide from the gunmen.  

I laid on my back, desperately covering myself with sand - trying to remain still and not let my breathing show. 

I woke up and took a huge gasping breath, still feeling the weight of the sand on my chest.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Evening Jog

(7 weeks)

Took an easy jog through my hilly neighborhood today.  First time in a two weeks.  
Man, I needed that.  I need to keep running.  Getting out there seems impossible, but once my feet start getting the rhythm, I'm happy.

I took it super easy, doing 3:1 intervals for just 26 minutes and 2.2 miles - just to make sure I could get out there again.  I could have gone longer, possibly quicker, but I didn't want to take a chance since it's been so long.

CrossFit on Wednesday.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pregnancy Dreams

I had kind of forgotten how crisp, crazy and memorable my dreams are when pregnant.  Though I haven't really been dreaming about running or exercise, they are certainly bizarre!

Here is a sample:

  • I was in a theater performing improve/prop comedy while in the audience.  Then for Act II, I was in an ensemble of actors who were all tiny and I was supposed to wear a Tinkerbell costume, but I couldn't find it anywhere backstage.  I went through box after box searching, but never found it.

  • I was in my street, in my car, and the wind began to blow - harder and harder and harder - until it was visible and it suddenly iced over the entire street and neighborhood.  I was stuck in my car on a small raised patch of pavement that was untouched by the weather.

I have a feeling this will become a regular posting topic.