18 Weeks

This week I am in my 18th week of pregnancy.  I'm feeling amazing and have more energy now then I have so far!

I am having to scale or change movements more and more each week.  This week it was burpees - rather than throwing myself on the ground in a controlled motion to start, I just lower myself and do a full push-ups.  It started feeling uncomfortable to land on my expanding belly and this way I can work on my push-ups as well.

Monday - foam rolling/stretching and tabata Handstand Holds

Tuesday - 5K row - @ 27 min. - probably 3 min. slower than my previous time but I know I have to keep my pace at 2:30 or higher to be safe for the baby.  Then I did a 12 Min. AMRAP of 10 Knees to Elbows, 10 sumo deadlift high pull (45#), and 10 step-ups - I got to 6 rounds at around 11 min. and decided to stop there.

Wednesday - 3x3 Cleans at 85#s and 1 at 95 - I felt strong and wanted to go heavier but I need to watch lifting too heavy so I stopped.  Then 21-15-9 Burpees and KB Swings (5:04)

Thursday - Pull-up Pyramind and then KB Class - 12 Right arm clean and jerks/50 Swings/12 Deadlifts/12 HSPU/50 Right arm swings/12 Deadlifts/12 HSPU/50 Left arm swings/12 Left arm clean and jerks/50 Swings - 21:58....I did 35#s for the swings and didn't go overhead.  I used 55#s for the deadlifts and 18#s for the c&j. 

Friday - Foam Rolling/Stretching and The "Bear"....25/35/45

Saturday - 15/12/9/6/3 Wall Ball and Step ups and 3x3 Press at 70#s

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 Nutrition - I've added more carbs into my diet - fruits and veggies that is!  I've also started eating dairy - cottage cheese and greek yogurt.  The most important thing I have learned about nutrition is to listen to my body.  Being paleo for a long time, it's hard to think of these foods as healthy but it's amazing what your body tells you when your pregnant.  This week I have also noticed an increase in my appetite.  I was hungry a lot before but now I feel like I need to have food with me every hour!  I've found that keeping fruit, lara bars, and cashews on me really help.