As short sighted as it may sound, the hardest thing to adjust to immediately is my training schedule/routine. Mentally I know I need to make some adjustments but physically I feel better than I have in weeks and I don't yet have any "feedback" from the baby. I'm over the sickness and not yet to the baby kicks so all decisions are based on mental prep rather than physical feedback.....twilight zone!
I know me and I don't trust myself to scale intensity right now - I might get better at this as time passes - however, right now GO means GO. I know that the 1pm workout with the coaches and other competitors is not the place for me. Not because I can't do the workouts but because I can't keep up....nor do I want to anymore! :)
I thrive with a plan - I like to train with a group - and I can scale loads more confidently than intensity. For these reasons I joined Travis Holley's Strictly Strength class 2x a week - I already knew I loved Travis's program and it's even more refreshing right now!
I will do the Open 12.? WODs in class with Big Mike and look forward to getting back in the pool a couple days a week!
Once again the community of CrossFit has proven to be one of my favorite things! I reached out to a couple other Competitive CrossFit moms (Carey Kepler, Heather Bergeron, Tanya Wagner)for their advice and got a plethora of support - information - and a reality check! I plan to eliminate all inversions (HSwalks, HSPU, skin the cats, even flip turns in the pool) But otherwise carry on until something says STOP - SLOW DOWN - OUCH!
The good thing about not finding out until I was 12 weeks = seemingly short pregnancy. Kiddos for time....3-2-1 Go!
The not so good thing..... = having 2 weeks to adjust and absorb before I was "showing"!