Today has been quite the adventure. Other than a quick morning nap, this nugget stayed awake almost all day. Holy growth spurt!
I decided to be brave this morning and take Kensie and the dogs for a walk…it went surprisingly well and we had no catastrophies or lost puppies. 😅
Before Kensie was born, I posted a few blogs on CrossFit and pregnancy. I figured now was a perfect time to update everyone on the “aftermath”.
As I have said in my previous posts, I understand that there may be medical or physical reasons a doctor will tell someone who is pregnant not to exercise; however, if you can – DO IT!!!
I credit my ability to get through Kensie’s LONG labor and the quick healing process I have had to exercise and proper nutrition while pregnant! For all those who think CrossFit is dangerous while pregnant, I hope I can be a strong example of why it’s not. Just listen to your body. It’s smarter than you think!
I did CrossFit up until the day before I went into labor. (40 weeks and 5 days!) Kensie was born with zero health issues and my recovery has been quick and easy.
They told me the swelling from the fluids takes 2 weeks to go down – mine was gone in about 4 days. I was 7lb under my prepregnancy weight (I lost some muscle, too) and back in my normal clothes by one week postpartum.
I’m looking forward to getting back in the gym to tone up again in a few weeks, but I am so thankful for a healthy pregnancy, a now healthy baby and CrossFit!
Kensie says she loves CrossFit, too!