Week 24 Part 2

Onto the happier part of the week…

…Wednesday, Raelynn’s daycare provider text me and said, “I just wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to start potty training Raelynn.” She was potty training another kid around the same age as Raelynn so she just figured it would be easier to do both of them at the same time. I was happy, but I wasn’t sure that I was ready to deal with it. I have zero patience and I wanted to be able to dedicate the time to be able to do it and not half ass it. I knew it was going to be a huge task. She told me that Raelynn has done pretty well all day. If she was going to take the time to do it there, then I was going to take the time to do it right on my end.


So, Day 1 of potty training has truly taken place. She had 1 accident at daycare and no accidents at home. We took her about every hour when she got home. For the first day, especially since it was somewhat unexpected, we just kept her in pull-ups. I was overly excited with how day 1 went.

Day 2 was not as successful. She did get up and go in the morning, so I decided to put her in cotton underwear and take her to daycare. She has a couple accidents at daycare and she switched her to pull-ups. Whenever she got home she did not go to the potty at all. She peed in her pull ups the whole night. I am trying to differentiate between diapers, and big girl underwear. I feel like it’s really important. A diaper is a diaper and we lay down putting it on. A pull up is big girl underwear and we stand up and put those on. Cotton underwear are big girl underwear and we stand up and put those on too. I am trying very hard to get her to understand that a pull up is not a diaper, but that’s a very fine line that I’m not sure she is going to understand. Ultimately, I really do not want to use pull ups unless it’s absolutely necessary. And I’m finding out very quickly that, for us at least, they are very necessary.

Day 3 was a combination of day 1 and day 2. She did okay at daycare, but she did have some accidents. Day 3 was a Friday and we were preparing for a yard sale the next day at a friends house so I put a pull up on her. I knew I wasn’t going to have the attention span to ask her every 30 minutes if she had to go, but I still asked her about every 45 minutes to an hour and she didn’t go at all. She just went in her pull up.

Day 4, Saturday, was essentially the same story. We actually had the yard sale this day. But Scott was there too so that was helpful. I know she went a couple of times for Scott. By the time I got home, she did go a couple of more times. I know she did have some accidents though. That night we went to a friends house and there was a lot going on and I’m fairly certain she didn’t go at all.

I was so looking forward to Day 5, Sunday. We were going to be home all day, with the exception of going to the grocery. That morning went okay. She told me a couple of times at the grocery that she needed to go, so we stopped what we were doing and went to the bathroom and of course she didn’t go. However, that afternoon/evening went exceptionally well. She only had one accident. With us being home, I was able to ask her about every 30 minutes and she went almost every time. I was so excited. After some not so good days, it was nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak.

Overall, it’s been an eye opening experience so far for both Scott and I. We are still using diapers for her nap and overnight. Whenever she gets the hang of actually going on a regular basis, I know we will at least be able to change her diaper at her nap to a pull up. About 60% of the time, her diaper isn’t wet whenever she wakes up. But at night, shew, that’s a different story. She is still completely soaked whenever she gets up. I have a feeling it will be a very long time before we are able to fully convert her out of the diaper at nap.


Scott has also felt his frustrations with this one. I’m not sure what day it was, but she was refusing to go and she following Scott somewhere and peed all over the floor. He said he would pay someone to potty train her. I think he might have had the impression that since she had caught onto everything else so quickly, that this was also going to be a breeze. I don’t think he realized that for the majority of people, it takes a lot of time.

We also did a fun thing! We went to a local pumpkin patch with my parents and some of our friends. It’s kind of like the thing that you are supposed to do in the fall around here. Pretty much we just go and take a lot of pictures, go pick a pumpkin, go on a hayride, and then EAT a whole lot. The food there is so good and we literally look forward to it every year. The pumpkin patch also has a winery and normally when I’m not pregnant, I look forward to that, too. It’s just always a good time. But we are all always so wore out after the fact.

CrossFit this week…

Monday October 17

Strength – My snatch max is terrible. 75#…I worked up to 3 reps at 75# and I couldn’t go any higher. Nor, did I want to.

OH Squat
5 @ 50%
4 @ 60%
3 @ 70%
2 @ 80%
1 @ 90%
Based on Snatch max

MetCon – I knew there was no way that I was going to be able to do this workout. It was going to do major damage to my back. So, I did 75 step ups instead and every minute I did 2 burpees.

Rancid Randy
75 Snatches #75/55
*Stop and do 2 burpees over the bar every minute

Tuesday October 18


Run Forrest Run

MetCon – I rowed instead of ran and did planks instead of HBR. I just held a plank for as long as I could.
400m Run
25 Hollow Body Rockers

Wednesday October 19


Wall Sit
:30 ON
:20 OFF

MetCon – I was able to do everything. My score was 150 reps
1:00 – Wall Balls #20/14
1:00 – Row or Cals
1:00 – KB Swing 25#
1:00 – Rest

Friday October 21


Back to Shoulders

MetCon – did ring rows instead of pullups, pushups from the knee, and step ups instead of box jumps. Finished in 8:02.
Box Jumps


Week 24 Part 1

A little off subject of the normal post. I am finding myself consumed in anxiety, worry, and just really fucking overwhelmed within the past week. I almost somewhat feel like my old self again. And not the good, fun loving old self. The old self that was in a really bad place.

So, I will just jump right into it.

In my prior life (1.5 years ago), I had a really hard time dealing with things on the news because everything was bad. I am just not the normal person that can read an article or watch a news segment and move on with my life. I think way too much about it. I think if there is a murderer on the loose or if I hear of burglary in the area, I am next, or my house is next. Yes, I realize how stupid this sounds, but it is what it is. Anyways, in order to deal with this, my therapist told me very simple, very common sense tips, but it just took her to tell me what I needed to do. She told me to stop watching the news, delete all my news apps, and unfollow all of the news stations local and world on all social media. Again, seems simple, but I felt like it was such a big deal. I got rid of everything that day and immediately felt better. The absence of news in my life made my life better.

To this day, I still do not follow anything news related. And I am super happy about this. On the weekends, I was actually able to start watching the news again because it was more so focused towards weekend events and things to do around town, and less about murderers, and burglars. However, within the past week, the news has really been bothering me. And even though I do not follow anything on social media, there have been posts that people share that have been bothering me. Recent events that have somewhat taken a toll on me: stupid ass people that dress up as clowns to scare people, this potential war between the U.S. and Russia, people impersonating police officers and breaking into a house to steal several items and ransack their home, multiple break ins by my place of employment leading to a business across the street being held up at 11:00 a.m. on a Monday, just to name a few. I just keep thinking that I am next. There is no possible way that I’m not next. The thoughts literally consume me to the point of not being able to accomplish a task at hand because I cannot even focus. Stupid? Yes. I get it. I realize it. But, I cannot make these thoughts go away. TRUST ME, I wish I could. I wish I did not think like this.

On top of the news bothering me again, Scott and I have somewhat been a little rocky again, but the more I think about it, the more I think I’m just literally going bat shit crazy. Ever since our talk on Labor Day weekend, things have been somewhat better. He has, however, traded in his night outs and weekends away for constantly being outside. He is truly accomplishing necessary things outside, but it’s just a strain on me, personally, because he is still not there. I might have went a little crazy on him for doing too much outside because it was aggravating me and I pretty much felt like a psychopath after our conversation. On top of that, our baby sitter cancelled for our anniversary date. She text me a couple days prior because she had been sick and went to the doctor. I tried everything I could to find another sitter but everyone had plans already.

I just can’t seem to find a happy medium lately. Today I considered deleting my social media. I literally cannot continue to be unhappy or worry about things. It doesn’t make me a good mom or wife and those are the two most important things to me. Deleting my social media isn’t off the table, that’s just a much bigger commitment than I’m willing to make right now.

Overall, I just had a really bad day and it all came to a head for me today. I HATE blaming my emotions on pregnancy and hormones, but I just feel really emotional today. And I really feel like it’s a combination of being pregnant and not going to therapy. Yes, that’s a whole other issue. I haven’t been to therapy since July. I didn’t mean for it to happen, but it just accidentally did. Life happened. I finally called today to make an appointment. Hopefully I’ll be in there soon with some sense of relief.

I know this is a little bit of everywhere, but I am just struggling today. So far, the second trimester has been the most stressful for me.

Week 23

It’s happened again to one of my close friends. Another miscarriage. I just can’t believe it. It absolutely breaks my heart. I just don’t get why people have to go through this. I’ve known she was pregnant from the beginning. She text me right away and told me. She had to go to the ER last week because she was having some bleeding, but they did an ultrasound and a baby was there with a good, strong heartbeat. Then, not even a week later, her bleeding hadn’t stopped, and she had another ultrasound that confirmed there was no heartbeat. She was around 9 weeks along. Her and her husband wanted this so bad. Her husband has an older kid already, but she does not have one, and they do not have a kid together.  All I could do was be there for her and listen to her and try to be strong for her. I hope this doesn’t sound selfish, but everytime I hear about a miscarriage, especially one involving my friends, it just brings back a flood of emotions for me. Especially since October is the month I lost my twins. I just know exactly what she is feeling and it just makes me so sad that ANYONE has to experience these types of feelings and emotions. She had her D&C scheduled for the next day, but she ended up passing everything naturally the same day she found out there was no heartbeat. I’ve talked to her everyday this week and she is having a really hard time. I remember when I lost the twins, I missed work Monday – Wednesday and then only worked a half day Thursday and Friday. Then, with the second one, I literally missed 2 hours of work total. I remember dealing with the emotions and the loss with the twins and not dealing with the loss of my single baby last December. Not dealing with the loss or grieving was probably the worst thing I could have done. Point being, her emotions were just like mine; crying, then being okay, then crying again, then being okay again. Everyday single day I talked to her she cried and cried and cried. She was tore up, understandably. I’ve been praying everyday for her and reminding her that it will pass, but a day won’t go by that you will not think of that baby and the life that baby could have had.

It just puts things in perspective for me. Even though I’ve lost 3 babies, I have a healthy baby on earth that I wouldn’t replace for the world, and I’m carrying another healthy baby. I have so much to be thankful for. But, I still think of how different my life would be with my other babies. I’m not sure that will ever go away.

On a happier note, Scott and I are celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary this week, October 13. We had no plans the day of, but plans for the weekend. Even though we have went through some rough patches lately, there is no one else I’d rather be with.


From happy to stupid…I did something pretty stupid this week at CrossFit. I hurt myself like an idiot. Obviously, not intentionally, but I’m just an idiot. There is no other way to to put it. I’ll explain later…see Thursday, October 13…

Monday October 10


Wall Sits
:25 on
:15 off

MetCon – B.O.T.T.O.M of the leaderboard again….136 reps

1min Box Jumps 24/20″ – did step ups instead of jumps
1min HBR – did planks instead of HBR – I just held for as long as I could and only counted as 1 rep.
1min HR Pushups – did regular pushups from the knee instead of release push ups.
1min Rest

Tuesday October 11


Everyday Awesome

Metcon – I’ll have you know that I RX’d this bitch! Thank god for a good day in the gym! And it’s an AMRAP which are my fav these days, but let’s be honest, 20 minutes is a little excessive. My score was 5+15.
20min AMRAP
10 – Bent Over Rows
10 – Hang SQUAT Cleans
10 – Push Press




20rep Back Squat Max
Find a max weight in which you can do 20 back squats without putting the bar down
*This will probably be around 60% of you 1rm
1 X 1

…so, my first thought when seeing this workout….who in the fuck needs to establish a 20 rep max? No one, but whatever, I’ll do it. As I have stated before, my lower back has been killing me lately and this is one movement that my weight has drastically decreased on. I warmed up and I felt good. When I got to my 60%, which is 125#, it felt okay, so I just decided to go for it. At 5 reps it was tough, at 10 reps, I started screaming obscenities, and from there, I have no idea how I managed to push through the last 10 reps. I felt like I had just run a mile. I was breathing heavy and pouring sweat. I thought to myself, my back does hurt a little. So, I stretched it out and rolled out with a foam roller. It was nothing major, just a little achy. After sitting at work for an hour and then trying to get back up, I was in tears. I pretty much could not put any weight on my right side. I had aggravated my sciatic nerve and it was absolutely terrible. I could not lift my foot up to step, I had to shuffle around to get anywhere. Bending over was miserable, sitting on the toilet was miserable, sitting at my desk was miserable, standing was miserable. I was miserable doing anything. I was so incredibly mad at myself. The pain eventually got to a point that it was shooting down my leg. The drive home was almost split up into 2 trips because I thought I was going to have to stop and stretch to get the pain to go away. All night, I rotated heat and ice and then about every 45 minutes to an hour, I would walk around and stretch it out. I was literally crawling on the floor to get from point A to point B while the dogs were trying to attack me, Raelynn was trying to mimic me, and Scott was taking videos of me. It was an interesting night.

Friday October 14

No workout for me today, but I still went to the gym. The head coach was there and I told him what was going on and I was just here to stretch out. I stretched for about 45 minutes; rolled out on a foam roller, used a softball to work out the pain, did several yoga stretches like a pigeon pose, child’s pose, forward folds. At the end of the 45 minutes, I felt a lot better. I was still in pain, but I knew the best thing for me was to move. Not workout, but, just move. I was so glad I went today to just stretch.

Praying for a less painful week next week…


–The Kentucky Momma

Week 22

So, the pregnancy pains really, and truly begin this week. I remember having so-called “growing pains” with Raelynn. Where I would feel like my stomach was just stretching and I was kind of crampy. But then it would go away. Not this week. It’s been pretty terrible. I am having severe round ligament pain and lower back pain this week.


This picture depicts perfectly what the RL pain feels like…lightening bolts going down into my vagina.

Getting up too quick…sitting down too fast…sitting too long…sitting in general…standing in general. Everything hurt. Because of all these pains, my sleep was SHIT this week. No position felt good. I was just so uncomfortable in general. With sleeping, I tried a pillow between my legs, switching sides all throughout the night; the only thing that felt half way decent was being propped up by about 3 pillows, but then my next would go to one side or the other and I would wake up with a terrible neck ache. I couldn’t win for losing this week. I never do this, but I even left work early on Monday because I was literally not accomplishing anything. I was so out of it and because of that, I felt like shit, my body ached. It was really just a terrible, achy week.

Personally, I am not into taking medicine unless absolutely necessary so my search began on how to relieve this pain without any type of medication. I don’t know why I was surprised when I found an almost immediate answer on a blog I follow, Diary of a Fit Mommy . Her solution, kinesiology tape, aka sports tape. This tape can be used for so many things. It’s most commonly used for aches and pains in your muscles and joints, and very commonly worn by athletes. It’s basically helps promote blood circulation to the affected area to help it heal better and faster. She lists several different ways to wear this tape to help your pregnant self feel better. Kinesio Tape Here are a few that I have used:

This is not me, but I wish it was. This is taken from the link above. 

The first picture, with just the tape on the belly is for the round ligament pain. It helps to lift your belly up. It took me a couple of tries to actually get the tape where I wanted it. Depending on the pain, some days, I can use just one piece of tape, and other days I have to use two or three pieces of tape. The positioning of the tape was very similar to the picture above. The second picture is for lower back pain and round ligament pain. At one point during the week, I was having pretty extreme lower back pain, so I got my husband to help me put some tape on in a different way that she didn’t have posted in her blog. I am so mad at myself for not taking a picture right now, but I definitely will the next time I have to use it. I used two pieces of tape, started one piece right at my sacrum, essentially the very top of my butt crack, and then brought tape up and over the top of my butt cheeks. Then, I put a piece straight across my back, very similar to what she has done. I cannot explain to any of you how much this stuff really worked for me. My pain is not completely gone, but MUCH more manageable. It is really crazy to think that a piece of tape can make me feel better, but I promise, I did. And I highly recommend this for anyone. Not only has it made me feel better in general, but it makes working out better, too.

On Oct 4th, I had an OB appointment, just a checkup. Everything was fine. I was telling her about the aches and pains I was having and she said it was normal, which I figured they were. I also spoke more with her about a natural birth and she was all on board with me, so that made me feel a lot better. Little girl had a good heartbeat of 140ish. As always, it makes me happy to hear that.

I took it easy this week in CrossFit because of all the aches and pains I was having and the lack of sleep. I only went two days this week.

Wednesday October 5


45 Caliber

MetCon – So, this is one thing I wasn’t really willing to do. All of my doctors have kind of preached to me about overhead weights. I’ve had to reassure them that I’m not sitting there for minutes or even seconds at a time with the bar over my head. It’s quick. Reasoning for this, my doctors told me that anything over your head for a long period of time can take oxygen away from the baby. A girl bar is 35lbs. I realize it’s not a lot, but I wasn’t willing to take a chance. Instead, I did a 15 minute EMOM of 15 push presses with the bar.
5min ALAP
OH Bar Hold for as log as possible
once bar touches or passes below top of head run suicides back and forth in back lot for remainder of time
*score is the sum of the length of time you hold the bar up over all 3rds

Thursday October 6


Beat Swings
:10 On
:20 Off

MetCon – finished in 4:45. Bottom of the leader board as always these days.

1000m Row

Until next week…


–The Kentucky Momma



Week 21

This week was pretty boring. I am not mad about that at all. Then, the weekend completely threw me for a loop. I literally hated my life this past weekend. We had a wedding to attend in Cincinnati. And we were staying overnight. And there were no kids allowed. And my dogs weren’t coming with me. All of the above were huge issues for me. I dreaded leaving all week long. Each night as I went to bed and each morning as I woke up, I was trying to think of excuses not to go. That’s really terrible of me because the wedding we were attending were two pretty good friends of Scott and I’s.

So, the dreaded day came. Raelynn was staying at my mom’s house. And there were a couple of different people watching the dogs and letting them out. But, we were going to an all adult reception, where there was sure to be a shit ton of drinking. I literally did not know what I was going to do with myself.

We ventured there and as soon as we checked into the hotel, we left to go to a pretty cool restaurant so they all could drink and I could eat my feelings. I actually had fun there and I said to Scott several times that I really wanted to come back after I had the baby so I could really indulge. After a couple of hours at the restaurant, we went back to the hotel to get ready and then head towards the wedding. The wedding was actually in another hotel, and it was incredibly nice. The wedding itself was short and to the point. After the wedding, they had a cocktail hour so they could set up for the reception (the wedding and reception were all in the same room). And that’s when shit started going down. Not really “going down”, but basically people getting obliterated. Scott, in particular. In one hour, he had 8…E I G H T, highball glasses of rum and coke. By the time we went into the reception Scott, along with several other people, were well past their way of drunk. Thankfully the reception ended at 11 and I was ready to head back to the hotel. Everyone else went out. I considered riding home with a couple, and then as I packed my stuff up and thought more about it, I didn’t really want to ride home for about 1 1/2 hours in the middle of the night. I felt okay, I was okay, so I stayed. Man did I royally regret that decision.

I was asleep for about an hour when everyone came back to the hotel room. By this time, obliteration was an understatement. Hooting and hollering and ripping and roaring…I wanted to murder someone. By the time they all FINALLY settled down and went to sleep, one of our friends snored all night long. I did not sleep at all except for the one hour before they all came back to the room. I hated my life. I woke everyone up the next day at 8am and told them to get their shit together because we were leaving. Luckily, everyone complied.

I felt so hungover the next day. It was absolutely terrible. It was even more terrible that I did not get to reap any of the benefits from drinking any alcohol and I felt like absolute shit. My body hated me. I hated myself for not riding home with the couple after the wedding. I never nap and the next day while Raelynn napped, I napped for a little bit. I still did not recover well after my nap because I was just plain exhausted.


Overall, I am still feeling really good. And, continuing to get back on track with my eating which makes me extremely happy.

CrossFit this week:

Monday, September 26

Strength – no 1RM for me 🙁 – I didn’t even hit my max. It sucked.

Bench Press
1RM Bench Press
1 X 1

MetCon – I RX’d this workout! Finished in 10:52! It was a good day!
8 – Single Leg RDL
8 – KB Snatch
8 – KB Push Press
*Switch Hands Each Round

Tuesday, September 27

Strength – I had never done this before, but I liked it. And I also like when I don’t have to keep track of time, reps, etc…..

5 Rds
Sandbag/KB Suitcase Carry

MetCon – modified DU to SU (150 SU) and I did planks instead of sit-ups. I just help the plank for as long as I could – normally ranged around the 45 second mark. My score was 3+100. I just counted the plank as 1 rep. Clearly, I’m not concerned with being the top of the leader board these days…
10min AMRAP
50 – Double Unders
25 – Situps

Thursday, September 29

Strength – I got my weight up to 105#

Front squat/Pushpress complex
2/1 x 5 sets AHAP

MetCon – did step ups instead of box jumps. Finished in 6:44.
Boxjump #24/20
Wallball #20/14

Friday, September 30


Over/Under/Sprint – these were STUPID AS HELL. I SUCKED AT THEM!

MetCon – I didn’t log my time……stupid….but, I did K2E instead of T2B. I can tell you that I finished last out of everyone though! LOL
20 – KB Swings
15 – Goblet Squats
10 – T2B

Week 20

Welp, I can’t believe it, but I made it to the halfway point! This week came and went so quick that I barely had time to realize that I was halfway through my pregnancy. It’s all downhill from here, right?? 🙂

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So, this week was interesting. My boss from France was here this week. Her native language is French, but she speaks English pretty well. Ever since she visited the first time, in March, our relationship has improved. It was never bad, so to speak, I just don’t really think she understood everything that I had on my plate at the time. In March, she got a small glimpse of what I do and I think she appreciated me a little more. Plus, being face to face is always better than over the phone.

One topic of conversation while she was here was my maternity leave. When I initially told her that I was pregnant, she was under the impression that I was going to be off for 6-8 months. Yes, MONTHS. I told her, I wish. I assumed the maternity leave was much different over there. When she was here, we discussed it. I explained to her how ours worked in the U.S. I planned on taking off for 12 weeks, or 3 months. Assuming that everything goes okay, I will be released to come back to work at week 6. At that point, my short term disability will end and then my FMLA will kick in. I will have at least 2 weeks of vacation that I will have to use, so overall, 4 weeks of unpaid leave. An entire month without pay will suck really bad. My boss was pretty taken aback by all of this. She went on to explain their maternity leave in France. Average PAID leave is 6-8 months. There is no short term disability or FMLA. The company directly pays for you to be off. The company then will send in some type of reimbursement request to the government and the government reimburses the company for a portion of the paid leave. There is something, I guess comparable to FMLA, but it can guarantee a mother’s job for up to 3 years, but the majority of it would be unpaid. It just completely boggles my mind how horrible the maternity leave is here in the U.S. I realize I am going to be in a much better situation this time around; with Raelynn, I was self-employed and was only able to take off 2 weeks, but come on.

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With all of that said, they are sending a temporary replacement for me from France. It will be a young person, someone straight of out college. They actually are interning at the plant in France right now. So they are very familiar with the company in general. It’s narrowed down between 2 candidates and I think they are expected to be here at the end of December or beginning of January, so it will be cutting it close, regardless. On top of everything else, I am having to ensure all of my procedures are up to date in case this person gets here and then I don’t have much time with them. I’m sure it will be a whirlwind, but I am happy that someone will be here to cover me while I’m gone. This person is going to be here for a year. They are going to help me implement all of internal controls I have been working on, so I think and hope it will be an overall positive experience.

It was an interesting week at CrossFit. Since my boss was here, I made myself get up and go to the 6am class. Kill me. I only went 3 times, but it was better than not going at all. So I was happy.

Monday September 19


Bench Press – these still feel okay. I used my 1RM of 105#.
8@55%, 5@65%, 5@75%
3@85%, Max@95%

MetCon – for being a Monday and a 6am workout and to have thrusters in a workout, I actually felt really good. I modified double unders to single unders because my bladder hates me. Plus, I couldn’t do double unders for a very long time because of my cyst, so I just kinda lost the rhythm. I can, however, still do them, just not well. I did 75 SU each round. Finished in a reasonable time of 8:22
5 – Thrusters
15 – Reverse Bar Row
25 – Double Unders

Tuesday September 20


Back Squats – my back squats are continually on a decline and I hate it. They KILL my lower back. the highest I got up to today wa 175#, last week was 185#. This used to be my strongest and most solid lift, so to see it decline just hurts my pride a little.
8@55%, 5@65%, 5@75%
3@85%, Max@95%

MetCon – I actually RX’d this workout which makes me incredibly happy anytime I can do that anymore. Again with the lower back. FUCKING DEAD. The KB swings are pure torture. I am becoming accustomed to finishing in last place these days. So, I RX’d, but was bottom of the leader board with 128 reps.

2min AMRAP
20 – KB Swings
10 – Goblet Squats
1min REST

Thursday September 22

I walked in and I was the only person there this morning. Not what you want to see at a 6am class..


Press – I did really good on this today. I actually pushed out 2 reps at my 95%.
5@55%,5@65%,5@75%,3@85%,Max Reps@95%

MetCon – even though I can run now, I just was not feeling it this morning. So I rowed. Modified pullups to ring rows and I started doing pushups from my knees. Finished in 10:44.

400m Run
15 – Pullups
15 – Pushups

Until next time…

–The Kentucky Momma

Week 19

So…I have been doing a lot of thinking lately and I have come to the conclusion that I want to have this baby naturally. I’m sure at some point I have mentioned that I had Raelynn naturally, but it wasn’t planned at all. This time, I would like to be prepared. A close friend of mine had her first naturally and she has been my biggest advocate so far. She went through all of the natural birthing classes and has been giving me all of her handouts, pamphlets, and invaluable advice.

This week, we started doing prenatal yoga together. Yoga is her thing. And I’ve not liked it as much. But, the more I read on it, I knew it was something that could help me with giving birth naturally. Not to mention, yoga goes hand in hand with CrossFit. Everyone that does CrossFit preaches on mobility and yoga is the best way to achieve optimal mobility. So, I figured, why not. And at least I had someone to do it with. We only go once a week, but I’d like to go maybe twice a week. Afterwards I felt very centered and relaxed. I have not ever really been a huge believer in yoga, but I have to chalk this up to having pretty bad experiences. These instructors know what they are doing. I even feel connected to the baby during it. My hopes are yoga will help me find that focus and be able to breathe and move the way I need to in order to make it through a natural birth.

Natural birth right now is something I know very little about even though I have experienced it. I literally had less than an hour to process that I was going to have a natural birth. Part of me thinks that the fact I didn’t really have much time to think about it, made it better. The more I read and understand what I really have to do in order to have a successful natural birth is really freaking intimidating. There is just so much to think about  and consider. Even though all of this is still a very premature thought, Scott is on board with me. We have not talked in depth about the things that he will need to do and say for me, but I have prepared him that talk is coming.

Speaking of Scott, we have been okay since everything last weekend. We have both made small, but big ( I know…) changes and in order to make our relationship better.

So, something HUGE for Raelynn…we got her a big girl bed! I was so incredibly nervous to make the change and I don’t know why. I feel like it was such a big deal for me. We ordered it from a local store, they came and set it all up and it was out with the old and in with the new, just like that. We upgraded her straight to a twin size bed. I, personally, didn’t want to make the change to a smaller toddler bed. I figured that we had a pretty solid bedtime routine so as long as we continued to follow that she should transition well. Even though it’s only been 2 days, she’s done well! Naps and sleeps have been good. We do have a bedrail up just to make sure she doesn’t fall out. I am probably a weirdo for thinking this, but I am scared to put her comforter on the bed because it just looks so big. She looks so tiny on that bed. She’s always slept with a blanket, since about 4 months old. So, I still give her blanket, I’m just not ready to put the comforter on there yet.UPDATE…two days after I wrote this, I put her comforter on there. LOL


As for me, nothing exciting this week. I’m feeling okay. CrossFit is going good. I’m actually starting to meal prep again which makes me happy. I have decided that I simply can’t and do not want to meal prep all in one day. I have to split in up into a couple different days in order for it to be manageable, which I’m totally okay with.

CrossFit this week:

Monday, September 12


Deadlift – used my new max of 225#. I only made it to 1 rep at 90%. My back is really starting to feel the impact of anything and everything involving lower back.
8@50%, 6@60%, 3@70%, 3@80%, Max Reps@90%

MetCon – I would imagine that this WOD was setting me up to experience death. 4 rounds of 400M is a mile and that was not a smart decision for me especially since this was only my second workout back of being able to run. I did actually RX this, which felt good, but I really did feel like death afterwards. Finished in 19:34
400m Run
6 – OH Squats
12 – Wallballs
#75/55, #14/10

Tuesday, September 13


Bench Press – used my max of 105# – no issues.
8@50%, 6@60%, 3@70%, 3@80%, Max Reps@90%

MetCon – modified the whole workout. Reps were 10+0
8min AMRAP
10 – Pullups – ring rows
5 – Ring Dips – tricep dips on the bench

Thursday, September 15

Strength – my back squat strength is now very slowly losing it’s intensity. My max is 205#; the most I lifted today was 185#. 185# is my 90%, but I struggled. I can feel it big time in my lower back, which is not nice.

Back Squat
8@50%, 6@60%, 3@70%, 3@80%, Max@90%

WOD – Finished in 4:34. I am no longer doing sit-ups per the advice of my OB. Not to mention, they started to feel a little sketchy. The techincally told me that I could continue until about week 24, but there are so many alternatives, I just decided to quit doing them. So, instead of situps, I did two sets of 1 minute planks. For T2B, I just did K2E.
40 – Situps
30 – OH Plate Lunge #35/25
20 – Banded Good Mornings Green/Blue
10 – Toes 2 Bar

Until next week…


–The Kentucky Momma