A proud little pregnancy moment
I’ve written time and again how much I love CrossFit. You are probably tired of reading about it, but sorry folks, it’s here to stay.
Over my almost year of this, I have gone to a couple competitions to take pictures, and photographed others that I work out with. A friend on Facebook asked where are the pictures of me and my muscles…yeah, I’m more of a behind-the-camera kind of gal.
Yesterday, though, we did a workout that included clean and jerks. Now some people aren’t fans of this movement, but I actually like it. In addition to deadlifts, these might be my favorite. I just really like pulling weight off the ground for some reason, and I feel steadier doing a jerk rather than a snatch. Yes, these are all lifting terms…promise. Yesterday’s workout consisted of four rounds of 12 strict pull-ups, 27 GHD and 12 clean and jerks at 110 pounds. I scaled to pull-ups with a band (or two…or three), ABMAT sit-ups and only doing 65 pounds for my C&Js. The past couple weeks I’ve been biting at the bit to add more weight, but since I’m at the end of this pregnancy, I’m keeping things light.
I ended up with a pretty good time even though I was sweating like a pig, and when we were done I thought to myself, “I just did that at 37 weeks pregnant.” A little bit of pride swelled up inside me, then, and I had a second though, “I want proof of me doing this at 37 weeks pregnant.” So I got a friend to take a couple videos of me doing some clean and jerks. From those, I pulled some photos.
Now my butt does need to get lower in that first position and I need to take the roundness out of my shoulders, but you try bending over with a big ol’ belly and pregnancy boobs. Go ahead…try it.
So yeah, I did that. It might have only been 65 pounds, but I lifted that over my head more than 50 times (warm-up, WOD and for the pictures).
*please remember this was after the WOD, so me being red-faced is completely normal. I get hot even when not pregnant.