Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Staying Active 39 weeks Pregnant

Sleep was almost non existent last night. I have slept fairly well until lately. I was up at least 12 times to go to the bathroom and had a little girl trying to climb in bed with us, which took some negotioating to get her back in her own bed. Needless to say, by the time I rolled out of bed {literally} all I wanted was breakfast.  I snagged my breakfast and shot out the door to make it to GPP to do the workout before I had to coach.

Two slices of PB toast with banana and a protein shake to go!



Working out lately has been more of a mental battle then anything lately. It is an obvious physical struggle at times, but the motivation to actually do it has been rough. I could easily skip the workout get more sleep and milk the rest of my pregnant days but I just can’t. I know I would feel even MORE pregnant if I didn’t move.

I feel like my old self when I workout.  My back feels looser, I have energy after to get me through the afternoon and I physically feel better about my self. So I tell myself that everyday and I just go. I figure if I get started and still don’t feel up to it, I can quit. I’d rather do a little than nothing at all.

This last two weeks I have cut down running, and hit up the arc trainer for my additional cardio a few times a week. Swimming has also been great but haven’t made the time do any in the last few weeks.  I really do miss trail running this time of the year but I am grateful that I am able to continue to do any kind of working out this late in the game!

9 days folks!

The  GPP workout was exactly what I needed today. I did have to modify a bit throughout it. but I felt great overall. We did biceps curls, rows, triceps, pushups, squats and lunges. I definetly felt the BURN.


While the twins were in preschool I hit up the gym again for a little cardio to try and coax this baby out. I am starting to think I should just stop moving so much and the baby will get bored and decide to come.



I ran to the grocery store and all Halloween is in full swing. I couldn’t help but notice these reese’s pumpkins!


Let me tell you a little secret.

Reese’s used to be my ALL time favorite Halloween (all year) candy. I would always steal my sisters from their trick or treat bags. In fact, the Easter egg Reeses were my favorite!! I could probably eat them all day.

So I thought.

Then one day I actually did , and I had never been so sick in my entire life.

Now, I can’t even stand them….

Throw me a dang snickers.


Lunch had no chocolate or peanut butter. But a simple chicken spinach salad with fresh tomatoes and peaches.


Those fresh garden tomatoes that I got from a friend tasted like candy. I could not get enough of them.

I also had some pineapple afterward. --- I could eat all the fruit.



How do you stay motivated to workout?

Ever eat a candy SO much that you can’t eat it any more??