My weekend SWOD (scaled WOD)

Hi all! Wanted to share the super-scaled workout I did yesterday. Let me clarify though, that even though it was a scaled version of the original, it still left me pretty breathless. 

Cash-in: 250 meter row 

21 dead lifts (95#)

15 pregnant burpees (basically you use a box, you jump down into a push-up position on it, then jump back up)

9 box dips 

Then 9 deadlifts

15 pregnant burpees

21 box dips 

Cash-out: 250 meter row

I’m feeling a little sad that I’m not training for any fall half marathons but on the other hand, I’m enjoying the extra rest 🙂 

I hope you all had a great weekend. Have an awesome/inspiring/blessed Monday! 

Xoxo 

  

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22 weeks!

I was in a great mood yesterday . The weather was perfect and I was in much less pain than usual. 

I made it to the gym to do a nice circuit workout modified to be:

45 seconds on, 15 seconds off:

Side lunges

Push press (10#)

Rower

Plate rotations w/toe touch

Wall balls (10#)

Repeat 4 times 

I’m 22 weeks now and feeling Baby’s kicks even more. It’s such an awesome feeling, especially after our scary experience, to know he’s in there and he’s ok. I can’t wait to meet him 🙂

  

Weekend Recap

Things haven’t been easy the past few weeks. I’ve been in a great deal of pain, discomfort and frustration due to the stent and I’ve pretty much been stuck at home every day. I’m trying to be optimistic that the doctors will give me some news- either something else that’s safe for the baby that I can take, or perhaps removing the stent altogether. I’ll do whatever is safest for Baby Hicky!

I made it to coach the Saturday morning classes- it felt good to step foot in the gym! The WOD was:

21-15-9

Power cleans (65/95#)

Back squats

Pullups 

This was followed by a 10-minute ab circuit.

On Sunday, I went to do my own workout (it had been a while ):

16 min AMRAP:

10 ring rows

10 ring push-ups

200 meter farmer’s carry (40#)

12 step-ups

10 calorie row

I think the rower will likely become my new best friend over the next few months as it gets my cardio going but it’s still pretty low impact. 

I bought some 8# dumbbells over the weekend at Walmart so that I can at least do some arm work during the week while I’m at home. You can’t stop me! 

Happy Monday everyone 🙂   
   

A scary hospital stint :/

I haven’t been able to write these past few days as I’m still recuperating, most emotionally, from a big scare. I spent 5 days in the hospital, 3 of them in ICU, getting treated for a kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Things got very complicated, I got to get a stent procedure, and many blood tests and X-rays later we discovered that it had not spread anywhere. Our baby boy is healthy and safe, thank God, and I just pray that there are no more bad surprises. 

My workout routine will be on hold for a bit. I may workout occasionally until I feel a bit more confident and less uncomfortable. 

I hope all mamas are doing well and staying healthy. I’m now learning how sensitive  pregnant women are to UTIs, which sound like not such a big deal, but like in my case can get so complicated. After what I went through, I will need some time to get “emotionally fit” again- but I’ll get there, because thinking of this little guy makes me want to keep being strong in every way! 

Outdoor workout and a growing tummy

Here is a workout I came up with on the fly this past Saturday when I couldn’t find the key to the gym- oops! 

Run 400 meters

Then do 5 rounds of: 

40 jumping jacks 

20 push-ups 

20 lunges 

40 air squats

Finish with a 400 meter run

  
Baby Hickman has made his/her presence known over the past week- I’ve been feeling the squirms, kicks and potential somersaults that this baby is doing! I can actually see my tummy moving as I get poked by this little acrobat- kinda cool and kinda freaky at the same time.

I still haven’t been running, which makes me a little anxious, as I really love to run and get a little jealous when I see someone jogging outside. All the pulling and stretching going on just feels too uncomfortable and I can’t handle the bouncing. Is this what I get for having tight abs?? 

Would love to hear anyone else’s experience with how they’re handling working out and pregnancy 🙂