Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Welcome, please enjoy

Welcome to my new blog!  As I near my 35th week of pregnancy, I am less able to workout, which leaves me with a little more time on my hands to plan my postpartum return to fitness.  This blog will chronicle the adventure from the end of pregnancy as I return to full-time CrossFit training.  I'm not leaving out any of the dirty details, either.  (I mean, haven't YOU always wondered what a woman's stomach looks like 30 minutes after giving birth?!?).  I will include all the "before" photos, before I even have the "after" ones to compare them to.  I'm not going to paint a pretty picture of what being a new mom is like - and let me say, I have NO IDEA, yet, what it will be like.  My hope is that this blog will help other women have an easier, or at least, more confident transition from pregnancy back to fitness.  If nothing else, know that you are not alone on this journey.

And, for a little more detailed background on me:

I am a CrossFitter.  I qualified for and competed in the 2009 CrossFit Games.  My training for the games can be found at my other blog.  I own and operate a CrossFit Affiliate in Bozeman, MT named Bridger CrossFit.

Here are some of my stats, pre-baby:
Press 90#
Squat 220#
Deadlift 245#
Clean and Jerk 145#
Clean 155#
Snatch 115#
Fran 4:15
Grace 4:14
Helen 8:12
2k Row 8:33
Max Pullups 31
Karen 9:31
Cindy 21 Rounds
Angie 19:57

It's hard for me to write those down, not knowing how long it will take for me to get back to that kind of fitness.  I have heard that women are stronger post-baby.  I sure hope so, because that deadlift could use a little bit of work!

My due date is May 27, 2010.  Between now and D-day, I will be posting about any workouts I do, my plan for working out after the baby arrives, as well as some interesting research that I have been doing about insulin and pregnancy/breastfeeding.

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to having you along with me on my journey.


  1. Way to go, Jenna! This is a fantastic idea and will be a wonderful inspiration. You have guts (literally, I suppose now, too...)!! This is great :-) Erin.

  2. I was definitely stronger post-partum. My deadlift max about a month after I started working out again post-baby (so ~3.5 months post-partum) was equal to my all-time DL PR! Within a few months, it was 50 lbs higher! I only did yoga and light workouts while pregnant and was in only so-so shape pre-pregnancy.

    I'm looking forward to reading about your journey! Good luck!

  3. @Erin - so glad to connect with you on FB and then again on this blog. I hope you enjoy the blog and my journey.

    @Kim - thanks for the input! I checked out your blog, btw....I'll be keeping my eyes on you.... :) I hope to see you this summer!