My fitness commitment
Since I found out I got pregnant, I have had to stop doing Crossfit (which involves a lot of weight lifting). The raging hormones have loosen up my hip joints to a point where I was no longer able to do my 150lb dead lift (go figure).
Luckily I have trained myself to be a swimmer in my university days, and although I haven’t swam in years, it’s something that you never forget how to do (like riding a bike).
I’m very fortunate to live really close to a community center pool – the one we built for the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 no less! My fitness commitment is that I will be swimming 1km, 3 times a week.
As I talked about in my last post about the importance of addressing all 4 areas of fitness during pregnancy: cardio respiratory, stamina, strength, and flexibility, I believe my swimming regime covers the first two. I’ve also added in prenatal yoga (and possibly going to try out Vinyasa yoga too from a strength maintenance perspective, in the coming days).
If you’re pregnant, I invite you to make a fitness commitment here with me: what are you committing to in the fitness area over the course of your pregnancy? Let’s keep each other accountable!