It’s so surreal, this pregnant/baby thing. You do the right stuff at the right time of the month, wait a couple of weeks, pee on a stick and BAM! You’re pregnant! Then what? I’ll tell you then what…you wait! That’s right, you sit tight and wait. Well, all the other stuff too, no more drinking or other debaucherous behavior, exercise and eat right…you know the routine. And then you’re left to your own devices, those thoughts inside your head, wondering about everything from miscarriages to Down syndrome to which colleges to look at, to how you’ll discipline the kid when he finds your lipstick and writes all over the walls. As wonderful as it can be, it’s sort of torturous at the same time. The Doctors tell you what you already knew; they have you pee on another stick and then go into all the technical risks and statistics and make you sign things and ask you questions about your genetic history that you really don’t know anything about then they send you home with the same thing; not much. Read more >>
I’ve come to arrive at a bit of a dilemma; pregnant and wanting to exercise. Why is this a dilemma, you ask? Well, there seem to be a lot of variables at work here…
- I like to get my exercise by doing what’s called “Crossfit“. It’s a combination of Olympic weight lifting, “metcon” (metabolic conditioning, or aerobic training), and mobility exercises.
- While the doctors encourage pregnant women to workout, continuing the exercise routine they practiced pre-prego, the types of exercise discussed are things like walking, swimming, and yoga. (Don’t get me wrong, these are awesome ways to get exercise, but a wee bit different than the Crossfit stuff).
- Current research talks about how pregnant women shouldn’t lift over 20 pounds or let their heart rates get over 140. I’m not sure about you, but this doesn’t allow for much, if any exercise in my book! Read more >>