20 Weeks

Well, we’ve reached the halfway point and things really couldn’t be better.  I am feeling the baby move on a fairly regular basis now — mostly little flicks and twitches — and next week is the second trimester ultrasound (can’t wait!).  I have been remiss in posting my workouts over the past two weeks (actually, I’ve kind of been remiss in doing my workouts, if you want the honest truth ;-)), so I’ll use today’s entry to catch up on those.


I think I’ve now hit the point where it is becoming futile to time my workouts.  They are generally taking about 50 percent longer to complete than they would have pre-pregnancy, and quite frankly, it’s probably healthier for both me and the baby if I just focus on completing the workouts with proper technique and to the best of my ability, regardless of time.  I’m also starting to find it a little bit uncomfortable to do anything that compresses the abdominal area (sit-ups, rowing, lifts from the ground), so I may have to start modifying those movements in the near future.




LAST MONDAY – rest day.



Personal training session — worked on cleans and snatches.


LAST WEDNESDAY – rest day.



3 rounds: 5 front squats (95 lbs), 10 pull-ups, 20 wall balls (15 lbs), 15 burpees



Olympic Lifting Total (max snatch + max clean and jerk) — 90 lbs + 135 lbs (about 75% and 90% of pre-pregnancy max)


Warmup: Tabata squats + tabata push-ups + tabata hollow rocks
Workout: 4 rounds of 2 wall climbs, 8 chest to bar pull-ups (had to use the half inch band for those), 10 sec L-sit (bent knees)



Worked on squat snatch, squat clean and split jerk technique, as the Workout of the Day was a variation of “Fight Gone Bad Championship Edition” that looked a little bit too metabolically demanding.


WEDNESDAY – rest day.


THURSDAY – rest day (I know… way too many rest days the past couple of weeks!)


FRIDAY (today)

21-15-9 reps:
Hang power clean (65 lbs)

2 responses to “20 WEEKS — HALFWAY THERE!

  1. OMG! Mark Sisson linked here and I’m so excited! I’ve been eating primal/paleo for nearly two years now and my husband and I just joined a crossfit gym. Also, we’re about to start trying for a family. Finally, I also have had some food allergy issues! I’m so excited to start following your blog and your journey! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Hi gilliebean,

    Thank you for your kind words, and all the best to you and your husband. I’ve heard some rumours that the Paleo diet is pretty good for fertility 😉

    I’d love to hear from you once you’ve started on your own journey.

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