2nd Trimester CrossFit Modifications

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I can't believe I'm almost 24 weeks into this pregnancy! With only a few weeks to go in my second trimester (which apparently starts somewhere between 25 and 27 weeks depending on who you ask), I'm still trying to get in the gym at least 2-3 times a week, and so far it has been feeling really good. But that's not to say that my WODs are the same as they used to be. The biggest challenge has been recognizing that my body changes so much from day to day, that just because I could do something last … [Read more...]

Back in the Gym… Finally!

My new BFF, the 10-pound wall ball.

When I first found out I was pregnant, I immediately started scouring the internet for information about working out while growing a human. Right away, I came across a quote that I love and have kept in my mind as I've made decisions about my nutrition and exercise in the past 4 months: If you knew you were going to run a marathon in 6 months, you would start training; why not start preparing your body now for labor? And it's SO true. Labor and delivery is a multi-day event that takes … [Read more...]