Friday, February 8, 2013

My New Sexy (Prego) Workout Plan!

I got the Kanye Workout Plan song stuck in my head right now...and I love it! Anyway, headed back to the gym today and I got myself a new routine. A routine that is going to keep it sexy throughout this otherwise super duper UN-sexy pregnancy. Pregnancy while yes it is a miraculous process is gross. I am not going to admit any more details but all of y'all been there done that Mom's know this. 

So what does an un sexy preggers do? Try to keep her booty as in shape as she possibly can throughout the 9 months. Now I slacked off the first 3 months but unfortunately I HAD to due to some minor complications. However, I am back on the saddle biotches, and i'm pumped. 

My Workout Today:
Light Weights
8 lbs bicep curls (3 sets 15)
8 lbs tricep curls (3 sets 15)
5lbs shoulder press (3 sets 12)
25 Squats 
30 minutes Elliptical 2-3 incline 

Now, I know this is nothing major but it is something. Tomorrow (today) I will be back to the gym and will do a similar routine but plan on changing up cardio with 20 minutes treadmill and 20 minutes elliptical. I also got a prenatal yoga DVD that I hope to do twice a week. 

Now here is the pic that made me want to get my butt back to the gym:

I really don't understand how my normal pants still fit. And they are not even my fat pants. I guess I should be happy about that.

My doctor appointment went great this week. Heart rate of 168/170ish and I lost a pound putting my total weight gain at 5 lbs (sounds much better than 6). Hoping to only gain .5 - 1lb at my next appointment which is March 4 and then we will have the ultra sound that week as well! Should I find out what I'm having???


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Torn Between Two Worlds

When I was pregnant with Hunter my husband and I decided I would be a stay at home Mom. I thought it would be the easiest and most fun job ever. I thought my house would always be spotless and I would always have an amazing dinner ready for the hubs when he got home. Obviously, I was pretty oblivious. It was an accomplishment to get makeup on my face let alone do my hair. The house? I tried to focus on one "chore" a day. And dinners? Ugh I struggled with getting those on the table too. I had always dreamed and wanted to be a stay at home Mom, but it wasn't what I imagined.

I love this little man with all my heart.
Now before having a baby I worked full time and loved my job. I could be selfish with my time. Doing things I needed to do for me and the hubs. As bad as this sounds after having a baby I sometimes missed this selfishness. When you become a Mom you make so many sacrifices and yes your baby is worth it, but it's an adjustment.

Since I've had Hunter I never have worked full time. I've worked part time and the past year and a few months worked at a daycare so I could be with him. I still never felt fulfilled. I actually felt bad and felt I wasn't living up to my potential. Before I worked jobs in banking and finance. Completely different then what I was doing now. Well I recently quit the day care after getting an offer for a better opportunity. After thinking about it, it ended up not being what I wanted. But today something amazing happened. I'm a substitute teacher and a job for a reading specialist at an elementary school came open that is full time for the rest of the school year. Well, the principle called me in for an interview today and let me know 10 minutes after the interview that I got the job! Now being pregnant this works out perfectly. I'm done with this job in June (its a job that only is available through this school year), and I get to be home with my boy this summer before having baby #2 end of July. It's the best of both worlds!

But what about after baby? I do want to stay home at least 3 months and then I'm hoping another opportunity opens with the school district. It's pretty much the perfect schedule.

Making Valentine cookies!

The point of this post is I do not feel guilty by not being fulfilled by being a stay at home mom. I honestly wish I could be, and I admire stay at home Mom's. It is the HARDEST job. It's rewarding too. It's just not for me. I love my son with all my heart and he is #1 in my life. However, he is so social and keeping him home every day would not be fun for him. He LOVES going to "school." When I have baby #2 I will love him/her just as much and I can't wait to be a Mommy to two. So Mom's whatever you do don't feel guilty. I admire all of you working mom's who still make time for yourselves and being a Mom, and I admire all the stay at home Mom's just as much and everyone in-between. We all have one thing in common: we love our kids and no one is to judge how much we do just by our schedules.

Monday, February 4, 2013

14 weeks and I'm back!

Awwww snap it's been an ETERNITY since I've blogged, and it's mainly due to these reasons:
  •  I found out I was knocked the fuck up pregnant on Thanksgiving morning. 
  • I have been feeling like death since about December (finally getting over it)
  • And since my weight loss journey has to take a back seat right now I didn't know what to blog about.  

Well I had an epiphany and have decided to keep on blogging. Its hard because I miss running so freakin bad and I get jealous reading all my fave blogs and all these biotches that are running all the time. I can only walk and do elliptical and light weights...lame. The reason that I'm so limited is because when I was around 6 weeks (I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks and kept my running routine) I had some bleeding. I went to the doctor and had to have blood tests over a few days and a couple ultra sounds. Ultimately, I was NOT miscarrying (thank God) but I had to take it easy. So I didn't exercise until 12 weeks and now it can't be anything crazy. 

I've gained 6 lbs so far (ughhh) but I'm doing better than my last pregnancy. I'm determined NOT to gain 60 lbs like last time. Has my eating been very good this time? Not so much. But I'm hoping blogging will keep me on my toes more! :) 

So whats new???

Wellllll my amazing little guy turned TWO:

I got a new look (short hair):

I quit my job at the day care I worked at. It was getting to be too much lifting and I didn't want to risk anything. I have some new opportunities in the works though. 

This is how I look now:
This was last week at 13 weeks. 

This is how we announced we are prego on facebook:

All I can say is I'm SOOO excited to get back to blogging and to catch up on all my fave blogs! I'm so sorry about disappearing I was just a mess for the past little while.

So bear with me this week as I'm getting back into things and starting up my healthy life style again.

It feels SO good to be back. :)