Post # 32
I’m nearly 29 weeks pregnant and still doing CrossFit 3 days a week (with modifications) and sticking to a paleo diet. I abandoned paleo during my first tri, because I couldn’t do it along with morning sickness, but I’m back at it now. My diet and exercise are 100% approved (and very much encouraged) by my midwife. Women who continue to exercise during pregnancy tend to have easier labours/deliveries and faster recoveries.
I haven’t struggled with body image though. My body is changing because I’m growing a human. That’s a pretty big deal and I respect that my body is doing what it needs to do (and what it was built to do) in order to sustain life. Pregnancy is not a time to diet, but it certainly is wise to eat healthy while still being sure to eat enough. My midwife says that she worries far more about women who don’t gain enough than those who gain a little too much.
Post # 33
@hergreenapples: I am doing Paleo now (love it!) and I spin/lift light weights 3-4 days per week. I started Paleo back in December and I cannot believe how amazing I feel!! Kudos to you doing Crossfit. That has always scared me although Im intrigued by it!
Post # 34
Great post, thanks for the helpful insights!
Post # 35
One way of dealing with the weight gain is thinking of it and the food (eating for 1 and 1/8th is what I heard today) as necessary for your baby and you. The ideal pregnancy diet is basically the same as what’s recommended by a lot of dieticians as a heart healthy diet. I think the only difference is restricting certain foods/drinks.
You may have every intention to eat healthy, but may have aversions to your pre-pregnancy diet.
There’s no reason not to keep working out, especially for the first two trimesters. You might feel kinda sick and tired in the first tri, but working out may help alleviate that (so I’ve heard). I’ve known fitness instructors who taught almost up until labor.
Post # 36
I feel the same way and am happy go see a post about this. I workout 5 days a week and i’m a runner too. I’m So worried about not being able to do the same things after i have a baby. I will be 31 this year so time is creeping up on me and i know i will have to decide soon for a baby. It was nice to read all the positive posts on this thread about the topic
Post # 37
I am 25 weeks pregnant, medium build and -6 lbs pre pregnancy weight. I did have to stop all cardio besides fast walking at 19 weeks because I’d get contractions when I’d work out. I’ve tried to eat fairly healthy as well.
My doctor has zero concerns about my weight. She said as long as my belly grows it doesn’t matter what the scale says. I do think I’ve lost some muscle mass but I can always get that back later.
Like others have said… Listen to your body and make good choices.