My fitness commitment

on 1-20-2012 in Pregnancy Nuggets

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!

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>