Pregnancy: Week Six

We got an appointment this week to confirm the pregnancy. According to the nurse practitioner, I’m six weeks along. After seeing the baby on the ultrasound, she gave me a bunch of advice – amount of water to drink, what to eat, vitamins to take, medicines to take/avoid, and exercise. With exercise, her advice was, “exercise for 20 minutes, three days a week.” I had to refrain from snorting in laughter.

I said, “I’m a CrossFitter and am used to lifting significant weight.”

Her response sent me into a tizzy …

“Well, you shouldn’t be lifting more than 25#.”

Um, lady, you have no idea what I’m capable of, I thought to myself.

Online, I was reading all sorts of great articles about women CrossFitting while pregnant, but nothing was really adding up. That’s when this blog dawned on me. Maybe if I started documenting my experiences, it would help others. Worth a shot.

Week Six WODs:

So, I was feeling the first trimester exhaustion and squeaked in one measly WOD:

Sept. 4 Warm up

Strength/skill: double unders; 15 minute time cap; increase reps by 5 every minute. So, I suck at double unders and haven’t mastered even one. I did a ton of singles and broke a sweat.

Metcon: 6 rounds for time – 200m run, 10 deadlift (225/155; I did 135), 10 wall balls, 10 ground to overhead (45/25 plates) Time: 25:27, which was consistent with the athletes I workout with regularly. Felt good during and after.

Food: craving salty foods this week. Our box is in the final weeks of a six week paleo challenge, so all week, I ate some salami with cucumbers and added banana peppers to just about everything.

3 thoughts on “Pregnancy: Week Six

  1. Thank you so much for all of this!!
    I just found out I am pregnant 2 days ago. I have made so much progress in crossfit and while I won’t be able to keep up with it the whole time, the nurse told me 25 pounds today too and I was speachless. I can dead lift 215 pounds and youre saying i can only lift 25?! Then I found your blog! I am also competing in a paleo challenge, so I do have to be careful and add more supplements. Any thoughts on protein shakes? Thanks again and I can’t wait to read more 🙂


  2. Hi, I’ve just found out I’m pregnant, about 2 – 3 weeks. I’ve been doing crossfit for 6 months and want to continue. Is there anything that I should be careful of such as box jumps, etc or should I proceed as normal just not increase my weights etc? Any advise would be most welcome! Thanks in advance


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