Week 15

This was a busy week. But a very good week.

I had my cousin’s baby shower at my house this weekend. A lot of extended family attended that had not seen my house yet so it was nice to show everyone the house. I did some small, crafty decorations for the party. My aunt and mom took care of the food. It was very nice. I found out that one of my cousins is pregnant as well. Her and I were both pregnant at the same time with our first babies. They are about 6 weeks apart. Given these babies are born around their due dates, they will about 2 weeks apart. Babies everywhere!

After the party, I had to go to a business trip in Philadelphia. I was actually really excited for this trip because it was going to be on useful information that would help me in my role within the business. I was only going to be gone for two days, which I was also happy about. I had a direct flight there on Tuesday, meetings for a half day, then meetings all day Wednesday, and then I was to fly out after. Everything went okay except for Tuesday. As soon as I got to the airport I found out that my flight was cancelled and I had been rebooked and I was going to arrive in Philadelphia 4 hours later than originally planned. I was about 2 hours late for the meeting. Other than that, everything was okay. The information I obtained was useful. It was also one of those meetings where you talk to people, but you don’t know their faces, so that was nice to put faces with names as well. Overall, I was really happy with my small getaway.

As soon as I got back from Philadelphia, it was balls to the wall, getting together last minutes stuff together for Raelynn’s 2nd birthday party. More just so getting the house clean and somewhat back together after my cousins baby shower. I vowed to not get crazy with anything really this year except the necessary items. All of the decorations were low cost and homemade. The bulk of the money was spent on food. We only invited immediate family and friends and still had about 50 adults and 10 kids. After the party, it looked like Christmas in our house. So many toys and clothes. We are so thankful to have such amazing friends and family that do so much for Raelynn.

CrossFit this week. I sucked. Too much going on….

Monday, August 15

Strength

Floor Press 1RM – establish 1RM of 95#
1 X 1
Banded Pushdown
5 x 8 between floor press sets

MetCon – modified box jumps to step ups.

4RFT
5 Thrusters #95/65
10 Box Jumps 30/24
15 no-squat wallballs #20/14

Friday, August 19

Skill/Strength – established a new 1RM of 130# 🙂

Push press
60-70-80-90-90±%
If you don’t know your max, use this time to find out
Push Press
1Rm push press
1 X 1 @ 1

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MetCon
10RFT
10 KB Swing
10 Pushups
10 Goblet Squats
#44/25
MetCon B

160819B
10RFT
10 KB Swing
10 Pushups
10 Goblet Squats
#53/35

Until next time…

–The Kentucky Momma

 

 

Week 14

OFFICIALLY IN THE SECOND TRIMESTER!!!

This week, I am feeling a lot better. With that said, I tried to eat chicken and I found myself still not really able to stomach it unless it is smothered in something. Such as BBQ sauce. My eating has been everywhere and it’s really starting to take a toll on me, mentally. I have just always been in such a good habit to food prep and have my shit together and have all my meals ready for the week and it’s literally just not happened. I find myself going out to lunch now, sometimes even breakfast. And I wish I could say that all of my meals are healthy, but they are far from it. I am thankful that I am still working out because lord knows what size I would be if my workouts were not offsetting all of the garbage I’m eating. In all honesty, they are not even offsetting what I’m eating, just merely cutting down some of the calories I’m intaking. I do not see how these super fit moms do it. I follow one mom, Diary of a Fit Mommy , and she just has her shit together. Rarely had cheat meals/days….and I’m over here eating M&M’s for dinner.

I’m in the stage now where I’m obviously pregnant, but I don’t feel like I’m pregnant, nor do I look like I’m pregnant. I realize I should be rejoicing in this stage, but all I do is worry. I worry that something is wrong, constantly. It’s terrible. I 100% wish my mind was not like that, but I honestly can’t help it. I realize I’m not the only person like this, but it’s just so overwhelming.

Tuesday, August 9 is the day that my third pregnancy, my second miscarriage, would have been due. I knew the day was coming and I anticipated it for a week or so. When the day came, I handled it much better than expected. I thought about the baby. I prayed for the baby. And I went about my day. I thought about the baby all day. But, at this point, I just have so many other thoughts preoccupying me that I think I was able to cope better with this one. I still think about all three babies often. Not every day, but often. Some days I know they are in a better place. And some days I struggle with the fact that they are not here on earth with me.

CrossFit this week:

Monday, August 8

Strength – I only worked up to 65#. This was 3 sets of 15 reps without putting the bar down. It was terrible.

Strict Press, Push Press, Push Jerk
3×5 each AHAGFA

MetCon – I got 98 reps.

Zombie Wallballs
8min EMOM
add 6reps each minute
Done like “Death By” But when you die you start back at 6
#20/14

Tuesday, August 9

Strength

Goblet Squats to wallball AHAP
5 x 12
Complete stop at ball (no bouncing)

MetCon – I got 111 reps.
10min EMOM
:30 on, :30 off
6 – Pushups
As many KB swings as possible with remainder of time
#53/35

Strength

SuperSet
Floor Press – used about 75#
5 x 5, 4, 3, 2, 2
DB/KB Row – worked up to a 53# KB
5 x 8 AHAP

MetCon – I finished in 8:27
21-15-9
Cleans @60% – 75#
Toes 2 Bar – instead of T2B, I did V-Ups – afterwards I told my coach that I thought we may have to start modifying the V-Ups next. They didn’t feel awful, but I can start to tell they are getting uncomfortable.

Thursday August, 11

Strength – I never worked up to anymore more than 55#

Snatch
5 @ 40%
4 @ 50%
3 @ 60%
2 @ 75%
1 @ 90%

MetCon – finished in 8:59
5RFT
3 – Snatches @ 50% – used 55#
6 – Overhead Squat
9 – Burpees over bar

Until next time…

–The Kentucky Momma

Week 13

Well, I very quickly found myself back at the OB’s office this week, even though I was just there last week. This may be a bit of an overshare, so I’m sorry in advance. I was sitting around the house on Sunday and I noticed that I was having some discomfort….down there… It wasn’t horrible, by any means, I just knew that it didn’t feel right. It was somewhat of a burning sensation with some itching. I went to the bathroom to check it out and my discharge literally smelled like ammonia. That was the first smell that came to my mind. I knew something wasn’t right. And of course, who do I look to for all of the answers, Dr. Google. Seriously, don’t do this. Your end result is basically that you are dying. Given my symptoms, I diagnosed myself with bacterial vaginosis. All of the symptoms were there, I just needed to go to the doctor so they could confirm it for me. I called first thing Monday morning and was able to get in around lunch time. They did a culture and tested for essentially everything they could and they said I would know in about 48 hours. I figured I wouldn’t hear something until Thursday and I was right. I got the call Thursday morning that I was fine. The culture came back all negative. It was a relief. I still had a concern because there was still some discomfort. They just prescribed me with a topical cream to help with the burning and itching.

We got out family pictures taken this past weekend as well. They turned out amazing. Here are just a couple:

CrossFit this week:

Tuesday, August 2

Strength

8min EMOM
10 – Goblet Squats
#53/35

MetCon – finished in 8:36.

Back Lot
2 – Sprint – did not sprint – I actually did a light jog.
2 – 1 Handed Waiter Carry
2 – 1 Handed Front rack Carry
2 – 1 Handed Suit Case Carry
2 – Sprint
#53/35

Wednesday, August 3

Strength – I can’t remember what I worked up to. I think it was over 100#, but not much more than that.

Romanian Dead Lifts
5 x 5 AHAGFA

MetCon – rowed instead of ran – finished in 19:36. This was a tough one.
50 Wallballs #20/14
400m Run
30 Situps – For me, I’m finding situps are still okay and manageable
200m Run

Thursday, August 4

Strength – this was the first time I had ever performed floor presses. They are similar to bench presses, except you are lying directly on the floor; no bench. I worked up to about 75#.

SuperSet
Floor press 5 x 5 AHAP
Band Tricep pushdown 3 x 10

MetCon – Finished in 10:03. RX!!

RFT
5 – Push Press
10 – Front Squats
15 – Hand Release Pushups
#75/55

Friday, August 5

Strength – I only worked up to 75# which is about 60% of my 1RM. Anything more than 75# and I have to jump too much to get under the bar.

Cleans
5min EMOM
2 @ 80%
MetCon – we have 4 rowers at the gym, there were 6 guys and me there that day. I ended up just rowing by myself. The workout only called for one individual to row 5x250m which is 1250m and I ended up rowing 1500m. I have no idea what I finished in. I didn’t record my time.
Partner Row
10 – 250m
partners alternate

Until next time–

–The Kentucky Momma

 

 

Week 12

Week 12

This is the week we have been waiting for! I’ve been particularly excited for this week because I will be towards the end of the first trimester, I get another ultrasound, and I will find out more about my cyst.

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Well, we still have a baby! I was so excited. As soon as the ultrasound tech put the little wand on my belly, I immediately saw the baby. It was jumping around like crazy! Twisting and turning and standing on its head. It was hilarious and made me laugh! Normally the ultrasound tech doesn’t really tell you anything or read the ultrasounds, but I asked if she could show me where the cyst was. She said since I already knew about it, she would show me. I saw her measuring it and it looked to be about 4cm. I asked if I was correct and she said, yes. So, without doctor confirmation, I was convinced it had shrunk at least a centimeter.

When we saw the doctor, she said the baby looked great. She said the cyst did in fact shrink 1 cm. I immediately asked her if I should still scale back during CrossFit and she basically said yes. She said I could start incorporating some light jogging back in, but don’t overdo it. For now, if running is involved, I’ve just decided to stick with rowing as I feel I get more out of it.

Some extremely good news that I have been waiting on…I finally get to stop the progesterone. I know it’s early, but I’m ready, and I’m over taking it. I’m over feeling like crap. So extremely elated when she told me that.

I’m very much looking forward to this upcoming weekend because we have NO PLANS. Let me repeat this…. N O P L A N S !!!!!!! Hoping not to do much, maybe some stuff around the house, but I just want to be lazy.

CrossFit this week:

I really sucked at CrossFit this week. Tuesday and Friday were planned for me to not be there. Tuesday I had the OB appointment and Friday, I was taking Krista to Nasvhille to catch her plant. Thursday, I was not with it at all. I did not sleep well, which normally doesn’t happen, and I just woke up and felt like shit and I knew I wasn’t going to make it in. So I only made it to the gym twice last week. Go me.

Monday, July 25

Strength – maxed out at 85#

Strict Press

6×3 AHAP

MetCon – modifications – step up instead of box jumps, did the atlas stone cleans perfectly fine. Finished in 8:23. Did not RX

40 Box Jump Overs 24/20

20 Atlas Stone Cleans 115/75

Wednesday, July 27

Strength – I did not feel comfortable doing this. Especially because I was supposed to be running. I did a farmers carry instead with two 53# KB. It sucked.

Sled Push

8 rds down and back

#140/90

MetCon – modified the pull ups to ring pull ups in Cindy. Modified the push jerk to more so of a push press in DT. Finished in 11:11.

3RFT

1rd Cindy

(5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 squats)

1rd DT

(12 deadlifts, 9 hang cleans, 6 push jerk)

#115/75

*15min Cap

Week 11

Week 11

Today, Monday July 18th, Scott starts a new job. It was expected, but unexpected at the same time. He is going to work at Bachman Chevrolet, which is where he worked at prior to Montgomery Chevrolet. He worked at Bachman for about 8 years I believe. He left there because of some scheduling issues, working late nights, and management at the time. He went to Montgomery Chevrolet and it was going well at first, he had a better schedule, it was closer to home, but almost immediately he was talking about the differences in the two dealerships in many different aspects and how much better Bachman was. He left Bachman on good terms and he said from the moment he left, he would be back there; it was just a matter of time. He pretty much had his last straw at Montgomery and went and talked to his old boss at Bachman and they hired him on the spot. It appears this is going to be a good move for him overall. So I’m happy for him and us.

On a sad note, my friend Krista (the one in the air force), is coming home this week due to the passing of her grandfather. While I’m happy to see her, I wish it wasn’t under these circumstances. She comes in on Wednesday July 20 and leaves Friday July 29.

Pregnancy related – I’m finding myself battling some headaches now. It tends to be on my way home from work. I’m not sure the reasoning for them yet. By the time I get home, I am wiped out from my head hurting so badly. It sucks. Overall, still feeling okay. We are excited for the doctor next week.

CrossFit this week:

Tuesday, July 19

Strength

Clean+PushPress Complex – I only worked up to about my 60% and stayed there. I still cannot do any jumping.

3 at 60% of clean max

3 at 70% of clean max

3×2 at 80% of clean max

MetCon – modified T2B to V-Ups. I cannot jump up and down from the bar because of my cyst. Finished in 8:36 – did not RX.

21,15,9

Thrusters #95/65

T2B

 

Wednesday, July 20

Strength – did these perfectly fine – no modification needed.

40 sec on 20 sec off

10 min

Switch between plank and HBR

MetCon – I had to modify this whole workout. No running still for me. So I rowed. A lot. Since I knew I was going to be rowing a lot and I didn’t want to gas out, I really took my time with this. My goal was 2500M because it was a little over equivalent to what I would be running. But, I got to 2500M and kept going until 3500M. I rowed that in about 18ish minutes. That’s not very fast at all, but I’m okay with that.  For Grace, I only used 75# and didn’t really jerk. I push pressed, mostly. I finished grace in around 5 minutes.

Griff

800m Run Forward

400m Run Backward

800m Run Forward

400m Run Backward

REST 2min

Grace

30 Clean and Jerk

#135/95

Thursday, July 21

Strength – First of all, I suck at snatches. Second, I pretty much cannot do a proper snatch now anyways because I have to jump so big to get under the bar that it’s just not even possible. I pretty much just muscled 55# during all of this.

Hang Snatch+Full Snatch complex

3 at 60% of Snatch Max

3 at 70% of Snatch Max

3×2 at 80% of Snatch Max

MetCon – did not have to modify the bentover rows, steps ups instead of box jumps, V-Ups instead of rope climbs. I could not do rope climbs to begin with. I was doing a modified version of just jumping and pulling myself up. I cannot do the jumping still.

9 Bentover Rows #115/75

6 box jumps 24/20″

3 Rope Climbs

Friday, July 22

Strength – THESE MOTHER F’N SUCKED. Used my 1RM weight of 175#. It’s just a lot of freaking squats.

Front Squat

10 at 60% 1RM

3×8 at 70% 1RM

MetCon – Every movement had to be modified today. Pullups on the rings, my slow burpees, and lord knows I can’t do ring dips. I basically just leaned forward and went up and down on the rings using as little legs as possible.

12 min AMRAP

5 Pullups

5 Burpess

5 ring dips

 

Week 10

Week 10

Not too much new to report this week. Still feeling progressively better. I did however have a night that I could not eat grilled chicken plain. My food aversion to chicken was slowly getting better, although we hadn’t really had chicken plain that often in the past couple of weeks, I felt like I could stomach it. While I was able to still eat it, I had to bury it in my rice and mix it with vegetables.

On a fun note, my 10 year high school reunion was this weekend. As I have stated before, we have a huge group of friends and the majority of them graduated with me. I put it together, which fortunately wasn’t too much work, but I honestly only expected our friends, plus a couple other people to show up. I was pleasantly surprised when several people showed up that I did not expect. I mingled and talked with several people that I haven’t seen or kept in contact with at all since high school. I was really dreading it since I was pregnant and couldn’t drink, but it was actually okay.

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At the reunion, literally less than a handful of people knew about me being pregnant. Besides myself and Scott, 4 people actually. 4 people knew I was pregnant.

All parents, grandparents, and siblings are aware now as well. We told the majority of the people the day after the reunion.

If I’m being honest, I had a couple of very close friends kinda hurt my feelings at the reunion. I’ve always been a big social drinker, so it always throws a red flag to everyone if I’m not drinking, for example, at the reunion. After my last miscarriage, I just asked for them to not say anything to me if I wasn’t drinking. Chances are, I am pregnant, but I’m just not ready to talk about it yet for obvious reasons. Well, the booze started flowing and the questions and comments followed and needless to say, 4 more people found out that night that I was pregnant. I know my friends had my best interest at heart and wanted to be happy for me and happy with me. I just was not ready to talk about it yet. To anyone, really. I got over myself very quickly. I spoke with both of them and we are all good.

CrossFit this week:

Strength – Max is 205# and I worked off those numbers. FYI, these supersets royally suck.

Back Squat

10 at 60% 1RM

3×6 at 70% 1RM

MetCon – still continuing to modify – rowing instead of running, ring pull ups instead of pullups on the bar, front rack lunges were horrible, but doable. Finished in 12:56. Did not RX.

400m Run

30 Pullups

30 Front Rack Lunges #115/75

30 KB Swings #53/44

400m Run

Tuesday, July 12

Strength – I was so discouraged today. Cleans are one of my favorite lifts. My 1RM is 125# and it was just established about 2 months ago, right before I got pregnant. When I get up to about 70% of my clean, which is around 85#, I have to start jumping in order to get under the bar. I still cannot jump because of my cyst. So, today, I worked with around 75# and did 2 cleans EMOM instead of 1.

Work up to 85% of clean

10 min EMOM

1 clean at 85% Every Minute

MetCon – No modifications today on the WOD. RX’d and finished in 8:03.

5RFT

10 SDHP #53/44

10 Goblet Squats #53/44

10 V-Ups

Wednesday, July 13

Strength – I stuck with a push press on this one. I got up to around 105#.

Push Jerk

6×3 AHAGFA

Last few sets should be the heaviest

MetCon – modified the whole workout. My modified burpees have essentially been, slowly getting down and slowly getting up. Doing step ups instead of box jumps. Modified the weight of the KB snatches to 25#. My score was 3+5.

8min AMRAP

8 Burpee Box Jumps 24/20

10 KB Snatches #44/35

 

Friday, July 15

Strength – my 1RM is 175# and I did work off that number. I usually love squats but, again, these supersets are kicking my butt.

Front Squats

10 at 60% 1RM

3×6 at 70% 1RM

MetCon – word of caution when doing tire flips; I have found the up and down motion makes me really dizzy. Anything up and down has been getting worse for me. So, I just had to slow down a little. Instead of double unders (no jumping still from the cyst), I rowed for 20 calories. My score was 3 rounds.

10 Min AMRAP

10-Tire Flips

20-Double Unders

Week 9

Week 9

I am continuing to feel progressively better which is nice, but also worrisome. I find myself having more energy, and also not turning my nose up at all food. Chicken has been the worst food aversion because I literally eat it every single day. I have been struggling to find something constant to eat every day. One day something may taste perfectly fine, and then the next, I want nothing to do with it.

My body is really starting to feel the effects of not taking in enough protein. The Thursday WOD was terrible. Even though there was rest built in, I had to rest so so so much. It sucked.

While I say I have more energy, I am still struggling to meal prep. It’s more so that we are completely consumed with activities every single freaking weekend. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, but it just comes to a point where it is too much. That’s where we are right now. And everyone knows how the week nights are after you get off work. Balls to the wall, playing with your child, cooking dinner, bathing your child, putting your child to sleep, then, for me at least right now, whenever I finally sit down, I’m done. Like, do not expect me to lift a finger for the rest of the night because I am literally done.

On the 4th of July, we finally started to tell some family that we were pregnant. We told Scott’s parents, grandparents, and siblings. They were all happy, but they knew where my mind was, and honestly, I think they worry about something going wrong, too, just because of my history. But, overall happy.

I had a really bad attitude about CrossFit last week after going to the doctor. I just hate being limited. But, I’m still pressing on.

Tuesday, July 5th

Strength – I was able to do all of this, no problem

Snatch Grip Shrugs

3×10 at 80% of Snatch max

Tricep Extension With Band, work your way up the band each round to increase difficulty

4×10

WOD – any running, I now row, I was able to do the front squats at 75#, I did modified pull-ups since I can’t jump up to the bar anymore. This one really broke my heart; because I literally just got kipping pull ups about 3 months ago so I love practicing them. I guess I will work on strict now. This one was so much worse than what I imagined. Took me 19:06 to finish. Total suck workout.

3RFT

400m Run

20 Front Squats #115/75

15 Pullups

Thursday, July 7th

Strength – This was another level of suck. I did it all, but I didn’t want to.

For 10 minutes

:20 russian twist w/ wallball

:20 Wall ball situps

:20 rest

WOD – instead of DU’s I rowed for calories, I was able to do the bear complex’s, and I was able to do 2 minutes of pushups. My score was only an 87 and I obviously did not RX it.

2RFR

2Min Double Unders

1Min Rest

2Min Bear Complex #75/55

1Min Rest

2Min Pushups

1Min Rest

Strength

Friday, July 8th – I absolutely hated this day. I was not feeling it at all. Personally, snatches are my absolute weakness. I am terrible at them, therefore I hate them. It’s just such a complex movement and I can’t seem to get it down. Even after a year of doing CrossFit. Normally, when I do snatches, from hang or power position, I have to do a HUGE jump to even get close to getting under the bar. Clearly, that is not going to happen for the time being. I can’t jump at all. So, I just used the bar. Yes, I worked on my form, but there is only so much you can do with a bar. I didn’t’ necessarily feel like I was actually doing a strength workout. Again, it sucked.

Hang Snatch + Full Snatch complex

2 at 60% of Snatch Max

2 at 70% of Snatch Max

3×2 at 75% of Snatch Max

WOD – I only used the bar for the snatches. I finished in 8:31.

21, 15, 9

Snatches #95/65

Cal Row