Wow, so I felt like I was just writing about finding out that I was pregnant with Superbaby. Now, we are halfway to my due date. And yesterday, we found out Superbaby is a girl! I was secretly hoping it was a girl because I can’t wait to take newborn pictures with her in a cute pink crocheted hat with a giant pink flower on it. I totally missed that opportunity with Supergirl, so I need to make up for lost Kodak moments.
Anyway, I figured I should update on my progress with my new Crossfit venture. I am finding that I am getting stronger and much more comfortable with the exercises every day. I have been Crossfitting four times a week on average. I throw in an endurance workout on one of those days, where we do about 2 miles of running and hill sprints or other anaerobic exercise too. That said, I can see a moment coming in the very near future where I will have to modify a lot more than just pull-ups. I remember a moment when I was pregnant with the other two where I stepped up to a box for a box jump, looked at it, and just said to myself “this is not happening.” It wasn’t like I had to try and fail. I simply knew there was no way I would clear the box. That day is imminent.
I also know that a day is nearing where I will not fit in any of my pants, INCLUDING my maternity pants. I am trying to convince myself I am getting a Crossfitter’s butt, from doing tons of squats. The problem is, I am pretty sure I see cellulite and stretch marks on the backs of my legs, so it’s actually more likely that my diet, which I call “Survivor finalist who has returned home and is living out Groundhog Day, feasting on junk food 24/7 every single day,” is making me fat. I know I whine about this to Superdad all the time, but then I do nothing about it. Buying funfetti flavored protein powder and mixing it into pancakes isn’t helping. It’s just making my muscles AND fat bigger. So, I have that working against me. I may be getting stronger, but I am growing exponentially and I probably need to stop the insanity. Does anyone want to send me some healthy and delicious meals that
my man chef Superdad can make for me?
Another random musing that is sort of funny: the other week some older lady at Crossfit, who I had only seen once before, asked me “so, what kind of restrictions did your doctor put on you during your pregnancy?” I thought it was a very passive aggressive way of saying “back when I was of child bearing age, you basically were on bed rest for 9 months, and I think you’re being irresponsible.” What did she expect me to say? “Oh gee, yeah my doctor said I should just do some light walking and curl 3 pound dumbbells, but I decided to completely ignore him.”
Okay, to wrap up, I thought I would post some of my favorite and least favorite workouts. You will see a pattern here. My favorite workouts inevitably involve kettlebell swings or burpees. I know right? Most people hate burpees. Maybe I like them because I am short so I can get down to the ground faster. Also, my favorite workouts are the ones where I can actually do the prescribed workout.
7 Rounds for time…
10 Super Deload Burpees
15 Plate Thrusters (15kg/10kg)
20 KB Swings (24/16kg)
40 Hurdle Facing Burpees — as in, do a burpee, then jump over a hurdle. These actually really sucked.
40 MB V-Ups (5/4kg)
40 Goblet Squats (24/16kg)
40 MB Catch & Release (5/4kg) — 12 minute timecap
* Total time was 6:50.
3 Rounds For time…
40m Farmer’s Walk (R) (24/16kg)
10 KB Swing (24/16kg)
10 Goblet Squat (24/16kg)
40m Farmer’s Walk (L) (24/16kg)
15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of
KB Swings — 15 minute timecap
*This was today’s workout. I finished it in 12:26. Deload (hand release) pushups are not so awesome when your big belly starts hitting the ground, so I will probably have to modify to knee pushups in a few weeks.
Every Minute on the Minute for 12′
*Pretty much the worst thing ever. So every minute, you have to do all those exercises. I of course had to use a band for my pullups. So I had to get in and out of that band, jump off the box, then do the v-ups and burpees, then get back on the box and in the band before the next minute came up. I got about 5 seconds of rest each round, but made it through all 12 minutes.
15 minute AMRAP of
40 jump rope contacts (DU or single)
30 plate thrusters (15 kg)
20 medball v-ups (4kg)
10 burpee pullups
*Ok no, this was the worst thing. Mainly because a) I can’t jump rope to save my life and b) I cannot do a pullup. Even though they were jump pullups, where you do one burpee, then jump up to do a pullup, then do that again 9 times. And do as many rounds of all that crap as possible. It was frustrating because I wasn’t really aerobically taxed, as I kept having to stop during my jump roping. I really really need someone to teach me how to jump rope. I am SO BAD. Also, my burpee pullups consisted of a perfectly executed burpee, then me jumping up to the bar and miserably trying to raise my body 2 inches toward the bar. I wanted to cry when I read the workout online the night before, and I wanted to laugh and cry during the workout. But I guess it would have been worse if I had just skipped it because I was afraid of failing?
Well, that’s it for now. It’s taking a bit more out of me to recover from workouts, although I am not getting quite as sore anymore. I have become frenemies with my foam roller again. We hadn’t seen each other after I stopped marathon training, but the foam roller has become just as important to me as stretching and staying hydrated. It’s also super awesome looking now that Supergirl has decided to cover it in princess stickers!