Somehow, my big ol’ belly and I are still working out!
CrossFit has gotten quite a bit more exhausting this past week, but I am still trucking along with my workouts. I mostly feel pretty good, but, on occasion, I find myself really huffing and puffing to get though exercises that I normally wouldn’t have too much trouble with””even in pregnancy. Not kidding you, I broke up a set of jumping jacking during a warm-up last week because I needed to rest. Haha!
I know my time at CrossFit is quickly coming to an end, so I talked with my coaches and determined that my last day (for now, of course) will be May 22nd. My membership renews for the next month on that date, so I am going to keep CrossFitting until then and then put my membership on hold. I figure another week and a half or so is probably just the right amount of time for me to keep at it. And, that said, here is a recap of last week’s workouts!
I am definitely starting to “cherry pick” my workouts at CrossFit. Most of the time, I can easily modify an exercise or two, but there are some workouts that just have too many movements that I’m not comfortable with, so I skip those days at CrossFit.
Monday’s workout was a good one, and I really loved that there was rest time incorporated into it. This pregnant lady needs to catch her breath between exercises!
10 Power Cleans (115, 75)
10 Thrusters (115, 75)
Rest 2 minutes
8 Power Cleans (135, 95)
8 Thrusters (135, 95)
Rest 2 minutes
6 Power Cleans (155, 105)
6 Thrusters (155, 105)
Instead of Power Cleans with a barbell, I did Cleans with 25-pound dumbbells. I went light for the Thrusters and did 45 pounds, 55 pounds, and 65 pounds for the different rounds. It was kind of an easy WOD for me because of the lighter weights, but it definitely felt good to move and sweat. And, hey, I’ll get back to the heavy weights soon enough!
Tuesday: 60-minute pug+podcast walk
Another WOD with rest incorporated into it! Hooray! Three short AMRAPs were right up my alley!
20 Wall Balls (20, 14)
40 Double Unders
(rest from 5:00-7:00)
When the clock reaches 7:00
30 Double Unders
15 Power Snatch (75, 55)
(rest from 12:00-14:00)
When the clock reaches 14:00
30 Push Press (75, 55)
30 KBS (53, 35)
Score = total reps
I did everything as prescribed except the Power Snatches, which definitely aren’t happening until after Baby H. arrives. My belly is way too big! Instead, I did Overhead Squats with 55 pounds.
Mal actually did this same workout in our driveway on Thursday afternoon and said he really liked it. (FYI: He subbed Slam Ball Thrusters for Wallballs.) As you can see, Murphy does not understand driveway WODs.
Thursday: 60-minute pug+podcast walk
Friday: 60-minute spinning class at SHRED with Kerrie
Today’s workout was one of my favorites (the “Filthy 50”), so I definitely didn’t want to miss it.
But, of course, I made some pregnancy modifications to it. I finished in 27:07.
- 50 Box Jumps (20″) —> Step-ups
- 50 Jumping Pull-Ups
- 50 Kettlebell Swings (#35)
- 50 Walking Lunges
- 50 Toes-to-Bar —> Kipping Knee Raises
- 50 Push Press (#45)
- 50 Back Extensions —> We couldn’t think of a good modification for this one, so I skipped it all together.
- 50 Wallballs (#14)
- 50 Burpees —> Squat Thrusts
- 50 Double Unders
And I did 10 unassisted pull-ups during the warm-up just to make sure that I could still do them!
Question of the Day
Workout check-in! Share a quick recap of your workouts from this past week!