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:
Power cleans (65/95#)
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#)
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!
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!
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
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 🙂