At 35 weeks pregnant, putting on pants feels like a workout. Fortunately, I’m still feeling good enough to make it to CrossFit twice a week and have been carving out time for a little prenatal yoga in my makeshift studio (the baby’s room). Actual workouts are a good thing. Pants on the other hand… meh.
Tuesday and Friday: Prenatal yoga
I haven’t been sleeping much lately (no more than 1-2 hours at a time, which is making for a very delightful and pleasant Elizabeth), and nearly nodded off during savasana both days. With so much floating around in my brain (a recent sampling: trying to get as much work done as possible before going on leave, trying to avoid googling various pregnancy symptoms, attempting to locate my keys, wondering), the quiet time yoga affords has been both challenging and exactly what I need. The stretch feels good, too.
Thursday: 2014 WOD at CrossFit Southie
Nick and I rang in New Year’s Day at CrossFit Southie with lots of rowing and modified burpees. And then I ate a donut. Real talk. Also: I like that the baby got a shout out on the whiteboard.
Saturday: CrossFit in the cold
My face nearly froze off on our way to the gym Saturday morning, but after being snowed in, it was good to get out of the condo. All that rowing warmed me right up.
WOD: 1000m row, 30 pull-ups, 20 front squats, 10 wall climbs, 20 front squats, 30 pull-ups, 1000m row
I wasn’t sure I could hang for the full 2000m, and scaled the first row to 850m. By the time I got on the rower for the second time, though, I knew I could finish out a full 1000m. I scaled the pull-ups to jumping pull-ups and the wall climbs to elevated push-ups using a racked barbell. No donut this time.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Bundling up!
- From the Whole Foods blog: 8 time-saving tips for healthy eating
- 15 things that really deserve the name polar vortex via BuzzFeed
How are you staying warm this week?