• My Last CrossFit Class (for Awhile)

    May 22, 2014

    Last night, I had my final CrossFit class until after Baby H. arrives. It was definitely bittersweet. Obviously, I need to give my body a break and rest up for labor, but, man, it was sad saying goodbye to my favorite workout and my favorite people. As Greg Glassman (the founder of CrossFit) once said, “Woodstock wasn’t just about the music.” I will miss you, CrossFit 781, but I will be back!

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    I asked my friend Kayla to snap a few photos of my last WOD. I figured I should document it, especially since CrossFit has been such a huge part of my pregnancy and now it’s just about over.

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    My last WOD (for awhile) was 5 rounds for time of 20 Deadlifts + 20 Wallballs, which was a serious leg-smoker. My quads are so sore today!

    I went super light with the weight (#65 for the Deadlifts and #10 for the Wallballs) and finished in 11:07. It was a great workout to end on, and I definitely soaked in every moment of it.

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    The photo below is absolutely ridiculous. It just shows you how much “weight” I was moving at CrossFit! Haha! #readytopop

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    Dinner

    After CrossFit, I came home and threw together a quick dinner, which was lettuce wraps made with honey ham and Light White Cheddar (<– so good!) from The Laughing Cow with Backyard Barbeque Kettle chips and a Grillo pickle on the side. Yum!

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    I wanted something more after I finished eating my lettuce wraps, so I reheated some sweet potato wedges.

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    And then I end up eating almost an entire bag of Apple Pie Oat Clusters from NatureBox. These things are incredible! I actually finished them off this morning!

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    Health News & Views

    Like a lot of people, I don’t always have a ton of time to exercise, so I make the most of my sweat sessions by maximizing every single minute with full-body, high-intensity movements to get the most bang of my buck.

    This 15-minute kettlebell workout is both fast-paced and challenging, so it’s guaranteed to burn some serious calories in a short amount of time. All you need for this workout is a kettlebell (I recommend light-to-medium weight, not a challenging heavy weight), your sneakers, a stopwatch, and a little bit of space. The goal of this workout is to move from one exercise to the next without stopping. Set your timer for 15 minutes and see how many rounds you can do!

    15-Minute, Total-Body Kettlebell Workout

    Question of the Day

    Have you ever taken a significant amount of time off from exercise? How’d you deal?

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    Hanna June 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    You’re such an inspiration! I’m 5 weeks pregnant, and worked out before/love lifting heavy weights. However, it seems that everyone has this fear of…moving too much during pregnancy. People tell me to lift baby weights (like, lighter than my purse) or just give up weight lifting and intense cardio altogether. Thanks for showing me that you CAN do your favourite workouts throughout pregnancy! Congrats on your baby boy!

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