Friday, October 30, 2009

Workout results 10/30

So far I am doing well this week! I have almost reached my weekly goal of 20 miles! I am now at 19.11 miles, so by tomorrow I will have surpassed my goal! Yea! In terms of my pregnancy, I am feeling strong and very healthy.

Here are my weekly stats....
Week 17 - Total pregnancy weight gain - 11.6 lbs
Workout totals for the week - T,W,TH,F
Walking/running miles - 19.11 miles
Total exercise minutes - 383 mins
Calories burned - 2,800

Results from today 10/30 -
Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - DONE!
2. Complete scheduled workout - DONE! 6.2 miles done today! Yea!
3. Log foods and stay on track with calories - DONE....pre-logged calories for dinner

Totals for the day - 6.2 miles walk/run followed by ST
Time - 117 mins
Calories burned - 873
Calories consumed - 2,226

Workout 1 - Walk/run - 4.58 miles
Time - 65 mins/ 14:16 mm avg pace
Calories burned - 498

Mile 1 - 15:27
Mile 2 - 14:37
Mile 3 - 14:33
Mile 4 - 13:02
.58 mile - 13:12 mm pace

Workout 2 - Easy walk with dog - 1.62 miles
Time - 29 mins
Calories burned - 168

Workout 3 - Upper and lower body ST
Time - 20 mins
Calories burned - 207

Alternating DB curls - 3 sets of 20 reps with 18.5 lb DBs
Front raise with squat - 3 sets of 15 reps with 5 lb DBs
Lateral raise - 3 sets of 15 reps with 5 lb DBs
Bicep curls with squat - 3 sets of 50 reps with 5 lb DBs
Tricep kickbacks - 3 sets of 20 reps with 5 lb DBs
Incline close grip pushups - 50 reps
Incline pushup - 50 reps

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Workout results 10/29

Today's blog is super short as I am getting read to make dinner for tonight! Overall, I am doing very well and going strong, only 2 more weeks before we find out the sex of the baby! Cannot wait!!

Hoping the rain will clear tomorrow long enough for me to get in another wonderful walk in! Gotta meet my 20 mile total for the week! Almost there!

Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - half way there...will be done by tonight.
2. Complete scheduled workout - DONE!
3. Log foods and stay on track with calories - DONE....pre-logged calories for dinner.

Totals for the day - 5.56 mile walk/ 16:37 mm avg pace
Time - 92 mins
Calories burned - 558
Calories consumed - 2,123

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Slow cooker buffalo chili and cornbread recipe....

We really enjoyed this! I made several substitutions, as usual, but we were pleased with the results and it was far healthier than the original version.

Williams Sonoma's 6 hour Chili - Including my substitutions....


* 5 lb. ground beef ( I used 16 oz of ground buffalo)
* 5 garlic cloves, minced
* 1 yellow onion, chopped
* 1 can (28 oz.) chopped tomatoes with
* 6 to 8 Tbs. chili powder
* 2 tsp. dried oregano ( I used 3 to 4 tsp)
* 1 tsp. ground cumin
* Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste ( I also added a dash of garlic salt too)
* 1/3 cup cornmeal
* 2 cups unsalted beef stock ( I used 4 cups)
* Sour cream, chopped red onion, grated,
cheddar cheese and/or chopped fresh cilantro
for garnish

*** In addition I added 2 cans of red beans and 2 tbsp of olive oil.


In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, brown half the beef, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a slow cooker. Repeat with the remaining beef.

Add the garlic, yellow onion, tomatoes with juices, chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, cornmeal and stock to the slow cooker and stir to blend. Cover and cook for 6 hours according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Skim the fat off the surface of the chili. Ladle the chili into warmed bowls and garnish with sour cream, red onion, cheese and/or cilantro. Serves 8 to 10.

**** I cooked the buffalo over medium heat with half of the onions, garlic and 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Then I added 2 tbsp of the chili powder, salt and oregano to the mixture and browned the meat. Then I transferred it to the slow cooker along with the wet ingredients, cornmeal and the rest of the onions and garlic. I cooked mine on high for about 5 - 6 hours then on low/warm for another 3 hours or so, then I refrigerated it and reheated it the next day, it was amazing!

Nutritional info for the substitutions I made, based on 10 servings(from -

Calories per serving - 174
Total fat - 4.1 g
Saturated fat - 0.8 g
Trans fat - 0g
Cholesterol - 37 mg
Sodium - 389 mg
Carbohydrate - 15.9 g
Dietary fiber - 5.3g
Sugars - 2 g
Protein - 18.1 g

Cornbread recipe - From

* 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal ( I used Bobs Red Mill cornmeal)
* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ( I used whole grain flour)
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 cup buttermilk
* 1 large egg, lightly beaten
* 1 tablespoon canola oil

1. Preheat oven to 475F. Stir together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, egg and oil in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
2. Brush an 8-by-8-inch square cake pan with oil and heat in oven for 5 minutes. Pour the batter into the hot pan and bake until the top springs back when touched lightly, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on a rack and cut into 9 pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature.

**** I made mine into muffins, this recipe made 9 muffins. For the muffins I cooked them for about 13 mins at 475F.

Nutrition ( from

Per serving: 81 calories; 3 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 25 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber; 297 mg sodium; 50 mg potassium.

Workout results 10/28

Another great day! During my walk this morning I wanted to shake things up a bit so after walking 2.5 miles I walked home and got my 5 lb DBs. Then for one mile I carried them while doing some bicep curls and shoulder work while walking. I found it a great way to get my heart rate up while walking. I will need to get some 3 lb DBs so I can carry them longer, after 1 mile of curls, I was zapped, especially after yesterdays ST workout. I completed my walk with a 1/2 mile slow jog with a few walking intervals for about 60 - 90 seconds. My total mileage this morning was 4.25 miles and I found it to be a wonderful way to start my day!

I am hoping that after a few more days of walking along with a good 4 miles or so on Saturday I will meet my 20 mile goal for this week. We have rain coming tomorrow so I may need to work around that.

I once again pre-logged my dinner for the day. We are having more chili and cornbread, it was SOOOO good! I have had several request for the recipe so I will have to post it later tonight. Overall, today was another successful day. Mom and baby to be are as happy as we can be!

Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - almost, but not quite there yet. After dinner I will reach my 120 oz goal.
2. Complete scheduled workout - DONE!
3. Log foods and stay on track with calories - DONE....pre-logged calories for dinner.

Totals for the day -
Time - 90 mins
Calories burned - 569
Calories consumed - 1,868

Workout 1 - 4.25 mile walk/slow jog with partial distance (1 mile) holding 5 lb DBs.
Time - 70 mins/ 16:28 mm avg pace
Calories burned - 454

Workout 2 - Prenatal Pilates/Yoga
Time - 20 mins
Calories burned - 115

Light stretching warm up followed by...
Inchworm - 10 reps
Plank hold to failure - 10 reps
Pushups wide fly - 10 reps
Airplane Pose - 10 reps
Side Plank - 10 reps for each side
Bridges - 10 reps
Downward dog to plank - 10 reps
Warrior to downward dog - 10 reps
Followed by deep stretching

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Workout results 10/27

I did well today! I am very tired and sore, in a good way of course, from doing Cathe's butts and guts dvd. This is my all time favorite dvd and I have missed it dearly. I had to of course modify the workout as I am pregnant but it still gave me a fantastic burn!

I am VERY hungry today but despite this, I was a good girl and stayed away from the bad stuff and even stayed within my range. This was hard especially since I had such a strong workout and my appetite was so strong.

I am now ready to take a bath and curl up for the evening. I have made some amazing slow cooker buffalo chili for dinner along with homemade stone ground cornbread buttermilk muffins. I cannot wait to share a relaxing evening with my husband and enjoy this dinner that I feel is well deserved....and healthy too!

Looking forward to another strong day tomorrow!

Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - not yet, but I will be done by tonight.
2. Complete scheduled workout - DONE!
3. Log foods and stay on track with calories - DONE....pre-logged calories for dinner.

Totals for the day -
Time - 87 mins
Calories burned - 800
Calories consumed - 2,106

Workout for today - 3 mile walk/slow jog with my dog followed by ST and the DVD Butts and Guts -
3.1 miles - 47 mins -
Mile 1 - 16:19 mm
Mile 2 - 15:00 mm
Mile 3 - 14:04 mm

Cathe's DVD with dumbbells - 40 mins

Bicep curls with squat - 3 sets of 30 reps with 5 lb DBs
Alternating DB curls - 3 sets of 12 reps with 18.5 lb DBs
Front raise with squat - 3 sets of 12 reps with 5 lb DBs
Lateral raise - 3 sets of 12 reps with 5 lb DBs
Laying down Tricep extensions - 3 sets of 12 reps with one 18.5 lb DB
One arm bent over row - 3 sets of 10 reps with one 18.5 lb DB
Pizza press - leg raise - 50 reps for each leg
Firehydrants - 50 reps for each leg
Incline close grip pushup - 20 reps(not modified)
Incline pushups diamond - 20 reps(not modified)
Hammer punch with squat - 50 reps
Single leg squats holding DBs - 3 sets of 12 reps for each leg with 5 lb DB
Side to side hammer punch - 50 reps
Shoulder press with squat - 3 sets of 12 reps with 5 lb DBs

Monday, October 26, 2009

Workout results 10/26

I felt a million times better today, thank goodness. I did not however take advantage of it but instead I allowed the cold and rain to get the best of me and so it was a lazy day for sure! I was a bad girl and did not workout. I went shopping and time got away from me. I did fine with my foods for the day but I should have done a workout prior to heading out for the day. It was raining here all day but I could have done something inside. So today I am guilty of not making fitness a priority....but I did find some great Christmas stuff for the house!

Tomorrow my mission is to get back on track. This is why I blog, to keep me accountable, for the good days along with the bad.

Goals for today -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - DONE!
2. Complete scheduled workout - did not do...
3. Stay on track with calories and log all foods - DONE! 1,926 consumed

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Workout results 10/25

Today was hard. This morning I felt on top of the world and then around 2:00, my energy was gone, a headache came on and I felt miserable. I started getting dizzy and so I laid down to rest. I feel somewhat better but I am by far back to normal. Even though today was a challenge, my mood is high and I feel truly blessed. I know that this will pass and I soon will on my way to having a strong week. I did manage to stay on track once again with my calories and my water intake and for that I am proud.

Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day.....

Daily Goals -
1. Drink one gallon of water - DONE!
2. Stay within caloric range - DONE! 1,782 calories consumed
3. Complete scheduled workout - did not do...

Workout results 10/24

What a fantastic day we had yesterday getting stuff done around the house for the nursery! I ate well but did not get my walk in as we stayed busy all day. I am ready for a wonderful week coming up with many goals to accomplish.

Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - Did not reach goal
2. Complete scheduled workout - Day off, worked around the house
3. Log foods and stay on track with calories - 1,812 consumed

Schedule for the week ahead -
Goals -
1. Walk/Run 20 miles
2. ST 3 days
3. Prenatal yoga 2 days
4. Log foods each day
5. Drink 1 gallon of water a day

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Walk/run 4 miles followed by ST
Tuesday and Thursday - Walk/ Run 3 miles followed by prenatal yoga
Saturday - Walk/Run - 3 miles
Sunday - Rest

Saturday, October 24, 2009

4 months pregnant belly photos...

Here are a few photos we took this morning. We will try post more later this weekend.

A few Japan photos...

Here are the long awaited photos from our trip to Japan. The ones posted here are from Nikko and Kyoto. I will post more from the other cites that we visited soon. Nikko was by far the best place we visited in all of Japan. It was gorgeous with the waterfalls, temples and mountains. I was about 9-10 weeks pregnant in these photos. So no sushi for me! :) We were able to see a great deal of the country as we had a unlimited pass for the bullet trains. We traveled mostly north and south of Tokyo up and down the coast of Japan. We were even able to see Mt. Fuji from the train! It was a wonderful trip and one that was very special to us in that it was our first trip with the baby on board!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Workout results 10/23

I am logging early today as I am getting ready to head out for some holiday shopping, followed by a lovely night with my husband. I have pre-logged my dinner, so that I stay on track. I enjoyed a fabulous morning workout, with a 4 mile walk/run. It felt so good in the cold, crisp air!

I am doing well with my nutrition, taking things day by day. I have my water ready so when I am out shopping I can stay on track with my intake and maybe stay away from a craving or two! You definitely have to be prepared when going out!!!

Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - not as of now, but i will...promise!
2. Complete scheduled workout - DONE!
3. Log foods and stay on track with calories - DONE....pre-logged calories for dinner.

Workout for today - 4 mile walk/slow run -
3 miles - 42 mins -
Mile 1 - 14:47 mm
Mile 2 - 13:42 mm
Mile 3 - 13:34 mm
Mile 4 - 16:33 mm cool down walk for a total time of 58 mins

Totals for the day -
Time - 58 mins
Calories burned - 435
Calories consumed - 2,041

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Workout results 10/22

Today was perfect! Simply perfect. My headache from yesterday was gone, we had a wonderful visit to the doctor, my workout was light but strong, and I enjoyed a lovely lunch with my husband talking about our baby! It doesn't get any better...

Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - DONE! I drank 1.5 gallons today..OY!
2. Complete scheduled workout - DONE!
3. Log foods and stay on track with calories - DONE! Despite having a large lunch.

Totals for the day -
Time - 97 mins
Calories burned - 664
Calories consumed - 1,940

Workout - 3.5 mile walk with my husband, followed by strength training -
Fire hydrants - 2 sets of 25 reps
Pizza press - 2 sets of 25 reps
Front raise with squat - 2 sets of 10 reps with 5 lb DBs
Lateral raise - 2 sets of 10 reps with 5 lb DBs
Bicep curls - 2 sets of 20 reps with 18.5 lb DBs
Laying down tricep extensions - 2 sets of 20 reps with 18.5 lb DBs
Bicep curls with squat - 2 sets of 30 reps with 5 lb DBs
Plank hold to failure - 10 reps
Inchworm - 10 reps

A fun website to check out if you are pregnant, or just curious!

One of the sites that I go to is called It is a fantastic site for when you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. On there they have a chart showing the size of the baby during each week! My baby is now an avocado...Ha! Last week he/she was a navel orange!

Click HERE if you want to check it out, it is super cute....

4 month checkup with the doctor...

Heading out the door today for the doctor's visit, so excited!! Belly photos soon to come!

Today was my 16 week checkup at the doctors office. The visit was great and my doctor seemed very impressed with my workouts and eating habits. He said everything is great with my weight gain and I am doing well. My blood pressure was 120/72 and my test results regarding my sugars, proteins and fats came back perfect! So I need to just keep eating well and exercising and I am on the way to having a wonderful pregnancy!! Our next apt is November 16th, the day we find out if we are having a boy or a girl!!!!

As far as my weight gain and so on, I am doing well but I am definitely gaining each week! I have been taking measurements to see where I am gaining my weight to ensure that it is all where it is supposed to be. So far so good, the majority of the increase has been in my chest followed by my stomach. With my arms and thighs staying the same and a slight increase in my hips. Here are my current stats at 16 weeks -

Weight gain - 12 to 13 pounds (depending on the day I weigh and how much sodium I eat)
Chest - gain of 5 inches (oh dear...)
Waist/belly - gain of 3.5 inches
Hips - gain of 1.5 inches
Thigh - same - no increase
Arms - same - no increase

We were able to hear the babies heart beat today! That was incredible! The heart beat was strong at 156. The baby was moving all around once again, it seems we have one active baby on our hands. Which we are thankful for! During the abdominal exam the doctor felt the baby right below my belly button and he said the baby is definitely growing as my uterus is getting bigger and moving on up!

After the visit my husband and I continued the tradition of going out to eat to celebrate the visit! I treated myself to a delicious Thai lunch with soup, papaya salad, curry and noodles! Definitely a splurge, but worth it!! I am going to head out for my 3 mile walk in about an hour and then come back and continue with my ST that I have scheduled for today.

I am so happy right now. Truly happy. I have never been so thrilled to be getting so big! Ha!

Homemade wassail....

As requested, here is my homemade wassail recipe. It is simple and easy but SOOO good....

One of my greatest memories growing up was the smell of wassail on the stove around this time of year. There are so many variations of this recipe, but this is my favorite. Try it and see how wonderful your house will smell as the spices are mulling on the stove or slow cooker!

Easy homemade wassail - (This is how I make it but you can change the amounts if you want)
2 quarts of old fashioned apple cider
2 quarts of pineapple orange juice
4-5 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 tbsp of ground cinnamon, apple pie spice(or you can use nutmeg with allspice) and whole cloves.
1 tsp of splenda or sweetener or your choice
1 to 2 tbsp of lemon juice(you can add more if you want)

I place mine on the stove on low or in a slow cooker and let it cook for several hours. You can add more cinnamon than I use or more nutmeg. Whatever you find is best for your taste. I usually taste as I go and as the hours pass,add more apple pie spice or cloves until you have the exact taste that you like.

Every year as we are decorating for fall and for Christmas we make this! Hope you enjoy it as well!! I am going to post another cider recipe next week that is made with tea and red hots!! Southern Spiced Cider, another good one!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Workout results 10/21

Very light day today, my head was bothering me so I did not push it. I still managed to eat well and get in a good 2 mile walk. On days like this it is important to find what you did right. I am proud that despite my head hurting I got out there and walked anyways and all day I was very careful with my calories. I did well but I am hoping that tomorrow is better!

Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - DONE!
2. Complete scheduled workout - did not do - needed to walk 3
3. Log foods and stay on track with calories - DONE!

Totals for the day - 2.13 mile easy walk
Time - 35 mins
Calories burned - 210
Calories consumed - 1,771

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Workout results 10/20

I had a fantastic day. My workout was great, and to stay on track I pre-logged all my foods for the day.

Daily goals -
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - DONE!
2. Complete scheduled workout - DONE!
3. Log foods and stay on track with calories - DONE!

Totals for the day -
Time - 77 mins
Calories burned - 562
Calories consumed - 2,019

Workout - 3 mile run/walk - 47.17 mins along with a .25 mile cool down. Followed by ST upper and lower body -
Firehydrants - 2 sets of 30 reps
Pizza press - 2 sets of 30 reps
Front raise with squat - 2 sets of 10 reps with 5 lb DBs
Lateral raise - 2 sets of 10 reps with 5 lb DBs
Squats - 2 sets of 10 reps
Bicep curls - 2 sets of 20 reps with 18.5 lb DBs
Laying down Tricep extensions - 2 sets of 10 reps with 18.5 lb DBs
One arm bent over row - 2 sets of 10 reps with 18.5 lb DBs
Bicep curls with squat - 2 sets of 30 reps with 5 lb DBs
Shoulder press with squat - 2 sets of 10 reps with 5 lb DBs
Incline close grip pushup - 10 reps
Incline pushup - 10 reps
Standard military pushups - 10 reps

Schedule for the week...

I had the most amazing weekend! The weather was perfect and I was able to spent a great deal of time with my husband getting the house ready for the season while baking pumpkin bread, drinking my homemade wassail and enjoying the cold weather.

I am doing very well staying on track and I want this week to be no exception. Here is the schedule for my workouts this week along with what I want to accomplish and be held accountable for......

Goals for this week -
1. Walk - 24 miles
2. Drink 1 gallon of water each day
3. Stay on track with calories and log foods

Monday - 3 mile walk
Tuesday - 3 mile walk and ST
Wednesday - 3 mile walk
Thursday - 3 mile walk and ST
Friday - 3 mile walk
Saturday - 6 mile walk
Sunday - 3 mile walk

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin bread...

Here is the recipe I found for pumpkin bread. I have not made this yet but it sure sounds good!! I am changing the recipe somewhat and adding walnuts and raisins.....

From Good Housekeeping November issue
Healthy makeover pumpkin bread

1 cup of light brown sugar ( I use splenda brown sugar)
2 lg egg whites
1 cup of pure pumpkin
1/4 cup of canola oil ( I replace this with applesauce and 2 tbsp of light olive oil)
1/3 cup of low fat plain yogurt
1 cup of all purpose flour
3/4 cup of whole wheat flour ( I use 1 3/4 cups of all whole wheat flour, no white)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg ( I use a small amount of apple pie spice as well)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
I am also adding 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup of raisins.

Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 45 - 50 mins in a sprayed 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 metal loaf pan. Cool for 10 mins.

My house will smell so nice this evening with the bread in the oven, the seasonal candles lit and the homemade wassel on the stove! Can you tell I love this time of year? :)

Have a blessed and beautiful weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fitness and pregnancy update...

I am doing well this week. Am I on track in terms the workouts that I wanted to accomplish, well no, but I am staying consistent with working out each day but my workouts are not what I had planned.

I feel fantastic and my energy levels are high, I actually ran at a 10:30 pace this morning for a brief glorious minute. Then I slowed down to a 12 min mile with alternating walking at around a 17 - 18 minute mile. It felt great but I kept it short, only 21 minutes as the humidity was high here and I do not want to overheat. My second run/walk will be tonight for another 20 - 30 mins. Because the cold front is coming through tomorrow, I am changing my plan for this weekend as we want to be outside as much as possible.

Friday - Walk/run 3 miles
Saturday - Walk/run 6 miles
Sunday - Walk/run 3 miles

In terms of my nutrition, all is well. This morning I had a piece of Ezekiel bread with PB and organic skim milk along with fresh strawberries over Greek yogurt and wheat germ. For lunch today I am having a salad with canned chicken and cottage cheese along with a protein shake mid afternoon. Dinner tonight will be pinto beans with stone ground cornbread. I am looking forward this weekend to grilling and enjoying some seasonal foods such as pumpkin bread! I found a fantastic low calorie recipe that I am going to try out!

I am heading out today to run some more errands to prepare for this fantastic cold weekend we will be having. It sure puts me in the holiday spirit!! I bought my first Christmas decorations for the house the other day, I am crazy I know! But the stores are filled with the colors and sounds of the season and I cannot resist! I just love this time of year!

Well, that is all for now. Just know that I am totally in awe of everyone's support! Your emails and comments make my day and I appreciate all of them so very much!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! I will report back on how I did this weekend both food wise as well as my workouts. I am so happy that I am staying accountable during my pregnancy as I think it will help me stay on track.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Workout results 10/6

Daily goals -
1. Log foods - done!
2. Complete workout - done!
3. Drink 120 oz of water - done!

Totals for the day -
Time - 65 mins
Calories burned - 249
Calories consumed - 1,884

Walking - 30 mins
Prenatal Yoga - 20 mins
ST - 15 mins -
Squats - 2 sets of 15 reps
Push ups - 20 reps total
Incline - 10 reps
Standard military (not on knees) - 10 reps
Bicep curls - 2 sets of 20 reps with 18.5 lb Dbs
Laying down Tricep extensions - 2 sets of 20 reps with one 18.5 lb Db
One arm DB rows - 2 sets of 20 reps with one 18.5 lb Db

Workout schedule for the week..

Workouts for this week -
Tuesday - ST,Yoga and 30 min walk
Wednesday - Yoga and 60 min walk
Thursday - ST,Cathe Butts and Guts dvd (modified), Yoga and 60 min walk
Friday - Yoga and 60 min walk
Saturday - 90 min walk
Sunday - Rest

Goals for this week -
1. Log all foods ( I use a site called as they have a pregnancy calculator to see how much I am l eating so that I eat just the right amount for me and the baby).
2. Drink 120 oz of water a day
3. Complete scheduled workouts

Pregnancy Update...

I wanted to give everyone an update on my pregnancy and how I am doing but before I do I want to thank all of you SO much for the outpouring of support through comments, emails and prayers given for my family and I. I cannot tell you what your words of encouragement have meant to both my husband and I. Thank you all for taking the time to bless us in this special way.

I am doing very well. This last month was by far the hardest so far. For those who may not know my husband and I traveled to Singapore and Japan for a few weeks. Before leaving I started to run a low grade fever and I had congestion along with coughing, the short of it, I was very sick. After arriving in Singapore I went to a doctor and was placed on an antibiotic after my test for the flu came back negative. The antibiotic worked but when were heading to the US after our vacation in Japan, the flights, jetlag and extensive travel we were doing got the best of me and by the end of the trip. I was in bed for the majority of the time. I was starting to feel really bad again even after the meds, so I had to go to another doctor here in the US and I was placed on another antibiotic. After all of this I started having your typical morning sickness which made me feel even worse. The good news is that after all of this I am doing well and feeling like my old self again! My workouts have been VERY light, mostly walking and I have started doing yoga as well as my weight training.

We had our checkup with the doctor the other day and the baby is strong and healthy, not to mention VERY active!! I think we may have a little runner or triathlete on our hands! As we were getting our ultrasound the baby was kicking like crazy and was moving so much that the doctor could not get a heart rate reading. After awhile, he/she stayed still for a bit and we were able to get a reading of 160 bpm which is perfect for where I am in my pregnancy! We will find out the sex of the baby in 5 weeks!!! We have been so excited shopping for cribs, strollers and everything baby we can find! Despite the rough time I had last month, it has been an amazing experience for my husband and I.

I will start logging my workouts this month, as last month there were not many to report. I have been eating well and have switched to all organic, which I feel good about. I am hoping for a great week and I hope that I can start swimming again once my ear clears up from last months infection. We have made a difficult decision but one we feel is best. I was set to fly to Denver to see my family and participate in the Denver half marathon along with members of my family. I am not running the race now and because I was so sick last month we have canceled the trip all together as it is flu seasons and I do not want to get on another plane and risk getting sick again. I need to be healthy and strong to get myself back on track and that needs to be priority number one.

I hope to report a strong week in my next blog! I am off to drink my super food green juice and start my yoga!

Blessings to all and thank you again for your prayers and support!