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I feel like I should be doing more, but I do what I can

By Hope McNew

There are a lot of days I feel like I should be doing more, but I do what I can.  I never saw anything I was doing as inspirational or motivating.  I am working out for myself and to hopefully maintain the hard work I have put in so far.  This stupid sinus infection and stuff has really taken its toll, but I am trying to get back into things.

I started CrossFit 2 months before I got pregnant.  I started CrossFit knowing that I would be trying to get pregnant a few months later.  I always knew I would continue with CrossFit.  That was a requirement for starting.  I needed to know that I could continue and that the gym I went to would know what to do for me.

I talked with my doctor and my midwife about continuing CrossFit.  They both are completely supportive and mostly think I just need to listen to my body and do what I am comfortable with.  As of now I am 16.5 weeks in and the biggest hurdle for me has been getting a really bad sinus infection and running a fever for about two weeks.  I was not able to work out because of the fever and being pregnant.  I was able to deal with morning sickness, but the fever was a different story.

I have had to scale a little more than usual.  I do burpees to a box and right now cardio is tough because sinus issues make me cough until I have to take a break.  And breathing is difficult.  I feel so out of shape when running.

My short-term goals have changed.  I am not trying to lose weight, but I am trying to not gain too much.  I worked too hard to get to where I am now.  I want to keep a healthy weight for the pregnancy.  I also want to continue as close to my five days a week working out as I can.

So far working out has seemed to help me feel more energetic from day to day.  I hope it will help with some of the typical aches and pains of pregnancy.  I feel like I will just feel stronger overall.  I have been told that CrossFit will help during labor also, I’ll see when that time comes.

The community and support at Wreck Room is what has kept me working out.  I am working out for my benefit, but having so much support makes it harder just give into the exhaustion and sickness.

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