my postpartum journey to optimum health and performance
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.
Here are some of my stats, pre-baby:
Clean and Jerk 145#
2k Row 8:33
Max Pullups 31
Cindy 21 Rounds
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.