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I feel like I’m slacking because I haven’t been on my blogging A game since I got pregnant. I don’t like to talk about my pregnancy too much because I’m kind of a private person. Sometimes, it’s hard for strangers to know so much information about me, especially when I’m approached IRL with conversations. It’s still something I’m getting my head around and it’s been a while since I started blogging.

And of course, all of my posts would be about the baby which is what people want to hear.

My workout routine:

The #babybump is taking over. Why is it so hard to get back in the gym after a holiday? I had to take a nap and then make myself go today. It would have been easy to skip it but I'm glad that I went. #35weekspregnant #fitpregnancy #preggo #bump • • • • •

I started off going to the gym 6 days a week and then that turned to 5 and then that turned to 4 which is something I’ve tried hard to keep. Lately, it’s been more like 3 times a week. I’ve been really tired.  I walk on the treadmill regularly,  My one regret was not doing weights during my pregnancy but that will be the first thing I hit hard when I get the ok.

This past weekend all I did was sleep and eating was a challenge. Guess who lost 5 pounds in 5 days? Yes, that’s right and my doctor wasn’t too thrilled about that. A pregnant woman of 36 weeks shouldn’t be losing weight at all. Hopefully, things will be better at my next appointment.

Because there's been too much pie and napping in my life I took the dog for a little jaunt. #dogs #doglife #muttsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #pets • • • • • #webeatfat #fitfluential #sweatpink #fitspo #fitness #health #fit #healthy #workout #loseweight
I’ve been trying to get outside because it’s so much better. I’ve been taking some dog walks but now it gets dark so early.

My eating:

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It’s been ok.  I haven’t been going off the rails and I eat when I’m hungry.  Breakfast is still a challenge for me.  I just can’t do eggs and it really hurts my feelings.  I’ve finally been able to bring oatmeal back into my diet.  But I can’t have anything but overnight oats because regular warm oatmeal leaves me feeling special.

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I’m still eating a lot of chicken and not much of anything else.  I did spot these new Eating Well meals at the grocery store and I really enjoy them.  I wish they weren’t so expensive.  I think they run around $3.75 each but the food is good.  I think we’ll be stocking the freezer with these things for post-baby.

There also may have been brownies in the house which isn’t a bad thing. The real travesty in making those kind of sweet treats is having the leftovers. I don’t like to throw away food because it’s wasteful but sometimes the stuff just lingers around. I should do better at giving it away.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving

Enjoy your Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving week so that means family gatherings, football and lots of food.  Enjoy your day and don’t sweat the small the stuff.  This should be a day to celebrate and should be stress-free. My day started off with the Turkey Trot.  We all walked the 5K. I’ve written about Thanksgiving in the past and posted healthy side dishes.  If there are healthy options at your table then eat them and enjoy them.  If you feel like you need to provide those side dishes, then eat up and enjoy them. I just want everyone to enjoy the time.  I feel…

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Do I still meal prep?

Do I still meal prep?

I’ve read the e-mails and I know people want more food stuff on the blog because it’s seriously lacking.  I have to be real, we do a modified food prep thing in our house right now.  Eating in our house has been a little lackluster and some weeks I just noticed I was wasting money on food.  The short answer to the questions is: yes.  Now he’s the long explanation: We still make our weekly trips to grocery store and I do start out with good intentions. It’s day to day with me so there are just some days I…

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Friday Five: Running, baby and everything else

Friday Five: Running, baby and everything else

Hey everyone! It’s been a long week and I’ve spent most of it working, eating or sleeping. I’ve become the most uninteresting person in the world. I had big plans for the blog this week and I missed my Thursday blogging. I’m trying to get at least 3 days a week on the blog so I’ll be making up for that right now. The sleeping has been so bad this week that I put an air mattress to sleep on at work during my break. I haven’t done a Friday Five in a long time and I should probably get…

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Baby vs. the blog and the baby shower

Baby vs. the blog and the baby shower

I’m horrible with change.  It’s really something I hate to admit.  I require structure and boundaries.  I’m finding it difficult to blog for many reasons.  Obviously, I’m going through some serious life changes and I’m really trying to get my stuff together. I am really trying to crowd my blog with baby related things, but the truth is: that is the only thing on my mind. The point is if I’m going to keep blogging on the regular some things are going to have to change and it’s time for me to admit the truth.  Things are different and I’m…

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Chicago Marathon Weekend

Chicago Marathon Weekend

I’m not a bad blogger, I promise.  I’m just a pregnant woman who moves a little a bit slower than normal.  Honestly, I usually work on my blog at work but our internet at work has been horrible the past month…it takes me all day to my work and there’s no time for blogging.  Long story short, I’m still here. This past weekend we traveled to Chicago for the Chicago Marathon.  Obviously, I didn’t get to run for my charity this year, but Willie did.  I’m sad to say that he didn’t finish the marathon.  I’m proud of him for…

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Pregnancy and the fitness instructor

Pregnancy and the fitness instructor

I wanted to write this post last Thursday but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I stopped teaching my cycle class last week. I’ve heard the stories of people teaching until their 8th month or teaching right up until the end. I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t stay in that long. The truth: I could have kept teaching my cycle class, but I chose to leave for one reason. Yes everyone knows that I’m pregnant and is very understanding about it all. As time progressed, I knew I couldn’t keep up the way I once did.…

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So we’re having a…

So we’re having a…

Blogging has taken a back seat in my life because I just haven’t been feeling well. My planning day for the blog was spent resting. It just hasn’t been a 100% week for me. I hope y’all can understand. Baby is fine and growing well. I know everyone wants to know the baby’s gender: it’s a girl! There were some problems with the rafflecopter so I’m going to have to pick a winner the old fashioned way. I’m feeling a lot better today so hopefully this trend will continue. I’ve still been doing my workouts but a person can only…

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Pregnancy after weight loss played with my head

Pregnancy after weight loss played with my head

This is a very hard blog post for me to write.  In fact, I’ve been putting it off for a LONG time.  I took a period off from blogging when I found out I was pregnant because what I wanted to write about I couldn’t.  It was a secret that I couldn’t share…yet.  I aim to be as transparent as possible with my blog when I finally decide to talk about something.  This is my Thinking Out Loud post.  This one is going to be hard. When I found out I was pregnant, I was happy but at the same…

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Divulgence of kale & everything else I’ve been …

Divulgence of kale & everything else I’ve been eating

I know kale is one of those things that is super healthy for us and we’re supposed to want to eat it.  I’ve done my fair share of talking about kale myself. I have to admit, I don’t like making kale.  I almost want to say that I don’t like kale but that wouldn’t be the truth.  I do like kale…when someone else prepares it. I can’t seem to make the stuff taste good on my own, so I prefer to buy the stuff at the store. Kale is to taste good and it’s just not something I’ve mastered.  I’ll…

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