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23 weeks and counting!

Here’s a little update to my pregnancy.

  • Baby Boy is growing and getting stronger every day. I can really start to feel his kicks and punches now…is he doing Turbo Kick in there or what? A little TMI…the placenta is right up against my tummy so its acting as a blocker to a lot of his movements. Apparently that’s totally normal, so if that’s your case, welcome to the club!
  • I am feeling fantastic. I’ve got the middle of the second trimester energy and don’t always need a nap at the most inconvenient times (ie. when my son gets home from preschool and wants to play and all Mommy wants to do is nap.)
  • My lower back hurts a lot of the time…probably from picking up Little Man, who, incidentally, is not so little anymore.
  • I try to get to the gym at least three times a week. I love going, and I love the stares I get from the macho men who can’t believe a pregnant lady is still in the free weight room. That’s right fellas! I’m carrying a human and lifting weights….what did you do today?  The head (woman) trainer told me that its cute to watch me work out…I’ve decided that I’m going to take that as a compliment.
  • Speaking of the gym, I’m trying out a new class they are starting tomorrow called Body Combat. Its like cardio martial arts from what I gather, and I’m super excited about it. I’ll let you know if I die or not.
  • Eating is interesting. I’m not starving all the time anymore, although I do feel like I’m constantly grazing. That’s why I try to only keep healthy snacks in the house. Chocolate milk is one of the indulgences, though. I can’t eat a whole lot at a time b/c Baby Boy has set up a pretty tight camp in there. If I eat too much (a normal person’s meal) I’m miserable for about an hour.
  • Water seems to be the thing that I have the most trouble with. I’ll drink enough one day and then only drink one bottle the next. Preggos…DRINK WATER! And now I’m going to take my own advice.
23 weeks :)

23 weeks 🙂

There’s a little bit of what’s going on in my world right now. How are y’all doing?

Stay sweaty, my friends!

Boy oh boy!

Just thought I’d let y’all know that we are having another little boy!! Little Man is going to have a baby brother, and he’s super excited. He wants to name him Car-o or Lightening McQueen, but I think I might just have to put my foot down at that. 🙂

Here's our baby boy at 19 weeks!

Here’s our baby boy at 19 weeks!

Here's mama at 19 weeks

Here’s mama at 19 weeks

Stay sweaty, my friends!

Motivational Monday

I was going to have a guest blogger today, but I forgot to ask her to do it. Silly, forgetful me. So look for that next week! I have three people lined up who want to share their own weight loss and journey to health stories. For now, here are some motivational pictures to get you going today.

Stay sweaty, my friends!

I am a Warrior!

The hubs and I did the Warrior Dash last year and it was so much fun. This year, since Hubs is off serving the country, I’m recruiting a couple friends to do it with me this year. If you haven’t heard of the Warrior Dash here’s the 4-1-1. Its a 5K (for you non-metric people, that’s 3.2 miles), but it has crazy obstacles every so often. I’m not a huge fan of running so this is perfect for me. The obstacles range from cargo nets to crawling through muddy water to jumping over fire. Its pretty extreme, but any fitness level can participate. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t climb, just skip that obstacle. Rules aren’t really enforced, just don’t kick anyone in the face on purpose. (I say this because I almost had to do this to a guy who was rushing me on the cargo net last year.) These types of races are called Mud Runs or Adventure Races, so be on the lookout for ones near your town! They are so fun and a huge adrenaline rush. I’ve done two and am totally addicted.

We’ve signed up for April 22 and my workouts until then will be geared towards training for the race. There will be more running and more plyometrics (we already do a lot of those, but more wouldn’t hurt). Throw in some awesome upper and lower body workouts and we should be set to kick some ass. The race is more than just running, that’s why we need the other stuff thrown in. You may be able to run for miles, but if you have no upper body strength, that cargo net will be your demise.

Wish us luck and good luck to you if you follow my workouts! Happy sweating!

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