I had been told. It seemed like it would never happen, but along came week no. 10 and it really was like a switch had been flicked!
Gone was the chronic nausea.
Gone was the chronic fatigue.
Gone was the urge to fill my face every half hour with some horrifically stodgy carb.
Hello strawberries, grapes, melon, avocados, raw broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, beloved nutribullet!!
Hello extra 6kg bodyweight, uncoverable bump, outie belly button and diastatis recti! Already!?!
I am back! And loving it! THIS is what my friends meant about loving pregnancy!!
So what have a noticed with training?
I get hot, VERY hot, VERY quickly! I am ensuring I drink a lot and am now the gym fan hogger. I am now one of those girls that takes their top off every workout, showing off a bloated bulge rather than the abs I had (on a good day).
I make sure I can still hold a bit of a conversation throughout WODs (much to the joy of my patient coaches 😉 ) Not too slow, probably an RPE (rate of perceived exertion) between 6-8 rather than 8-10 depending in how I feel each day.
I try not to worry about what the leaderboard says. Not that I was overly competitive before but it was a good guide of where I should be/what I should be lifting. Although our box is friendly and supportive, and I’m sure no one actually gives a shit, the feeling of being judged for only completing 7 rounds when others are on 10 still lingers in the back of your mind. I will be glad when everyone knows.
I have found days vary. Sometimes overhead pressing/jerks feel fine, other times they make me lightheaded. The days they feel good I do them, the days they don’t I stop.
Handstand push-ups made me feel really light headed between the 8-10 week mark, maybe where I now have double the blood volume. Although editing this post at 12 weeks I completed a 21-15-9 of HSPU, dips and push-ups the other day and the HSPU were the nicest part!
Bodyweight – pull-ups, dips, push-ups, HSPU got harder as I got heavier. Doing every WOD with and extra 4-6kg does make a difference!! Although bar work is slightly easier with more weight under the bar.
Our bodies really are wonderful creations! It actually is a lot easier to read my bodies signals as to what is good and what isn’t than I thought . So as much as the ‘listen to your body’ advice sounded vague, it all makes sense when you’re there.
First scan is 6th July. I’m so excited and can’t wait to enjoy the 2nd trimester.
The first can kiss my now even larger arse! Second trimester CrossFit is FUN!