Weekly Workouts: 11 Weeks Pregnant

My first trimester is FLYING by!

I have to be real honest, weeks 5-9 of pregnancy were rough. Cue 7pm bedtimes, naps during the day, and nausea just looking at a barbell. I managed to make time to move several times a week, but also knew that what my body needed most was sleep. I'm starting to feel my energy pick back up again, and that is SO EXCITING. 

Here's what my workouts looked like this week:

Monday

CrossFit Class at Intrepid Athletics

Warm-Up
500m Row
Dynamic Stretching
Functional Progressions 1-3 X10each
Functional Progression 4 10 second Bear Hold X 4

Skill Work:
4 Set Complex: 1 squat clean + 1 front squat + 1 thruster
Scap pull-ups between sets

Workout:
5 Rounds
10 Thrusters
10 Pull-up

1 hour evening walk in the park 

Tuesday

Warm-Up:
Functional Progressions 1-3 X 10 each
Functional Progression 4: 10 Sec Bear Hold X4
Low Bear Box Crawl
Good Morning 10 each: Power Stance, Sumo Stance, Staggered Left, Staggered Right

Skill Work:
Deadlift 3x5

Workout:
AMRAP 15 Minutes

  • 500 M Row
  • 30 Single Unders*
  • 10 Russian Kettlebell Swings (44#)*
  • 10 Deadbugs (functional 1 style)*

* This workout was a variation of the WOD at Intrepid. The original workout included double unders, which I subbed for singles because I can do those without any pelvic floor fatigue. It also called for burpees and v-ups. I swapped both those movements out because of the targeted core work. I've started to notice slight pain along my linea alba (that line down your abs) with burpees, so I swapped in heavy kettlebell swings to continue that hip hinge/posterior chain function. 

Wednesday

Big travel day/rest day. Basically sat my booty on a plane all day. 

Thursday

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4 mile urban hike through Barton Springs wildlife area in Austin.

This was SO BEAUTIFUL. It was also a nice reminder that I don't have to go to the gym or a class to get a good workout in. Sometimes all you need is a long walk. I love to go mostly by foot on vacations to really explore and get to know the city!   

 

 Also. Bumpdate: It has arrived quite suddenly and early with pregnancy number 2. Also props to Target for these COMFY AND CUTE AF maternity jeans that actually stay up. 

Also. Bumpdate: It has arrived quite suddenly and early with pregnancy number 2. Also props to Target for these COMFY AND CUTE AF maternity jeans that actually stay up. 

Friday

Outdoor travel workout today! Making the most of very limited time, space and energy... hah. 

Warm-Up
Dynamic movement and stretching (high knees, butt kickers, tin solidiers etc.)
Functional Progressions 1-3 X10
Functional Progression 4: bear-squat- stand
Shin box flow

Workout

Alternating Tabata

  • Squats
  • Low Bear Box Crawl

Tabata

  • Bodyweight Bulgarian Split Squats (1 side per round)

Alternating Tabata

  • Elevated Pushups 
  • Elevated Tricep Dips 

Saturday

Pretty full and exhausting conference day, learning all the things, schmoozing with vendors and eating tasty treats. We did manage to end the day with a long walk around our Austin neighborhood. I got to see fireflies for the first time. THAT WAS PURE MAGIC.  

Sunday

Last travel day and this is probably one of my favorite workouts ever written. I used my packed suitcase for a weight and the side-yard of my airbnb house.

Warm-Up:

Functional Progressions 1-3 x 10
Functional Progression 4 squat to stand

Workout

AMRAP 15 Minutes

  • Suitcase Carry 50'
  • 5 Single-Arm Deadlifts (L) 
  • Suitcase Carry 50'
  • 5 Single-Arm Deadlifts (R)
  • Overhead Carry 50'
  • 10 Squat to Suitcase
  • Overhead Carry 50'
  • 10 Squat to Suitcase

I finished 6 rounds!