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  1. Having to rest when we don't want to is the worst. I hope you are on the mend and back at it when your body is ready! Glad you have some support, that is always a really big help. You have the right mindset, focus on what can be done and don't beat yourself up over what can't
  2. I managed my 3 mile walk, a day of painting, and 2 skate nights last week so not bad active wise though I need to start keeping track of my "5 min" better. Dinks went over again, but I knew that was going to be a thing due to a birthday party I was attending. Fast food wasn't crazy, I can think of 2 but one was a 6" sub from subway so not exactly a burger and fries. This weeks goals - get back to tracking my 5 min of activity better, drinking at least 60 oz of water (even with crystal light) because that has fallen back a bit, and planning my drinks ahead of time so I can get closer to the number I want. In other news, I have started plotting out my fantasy novel (my first attempt at one), and I start my third stained glass class Tuesday. I am in the intermediate now so I am doing my own projects and trying to tackle new techniques and things. Really hoping to get my first art fair/booth this year around Christmas, but I keep seeing all these Halloween decorations in stores and wanting to try some designs for it.
  3. Things have been a bit crazy lately which is why there was a major lack of updates so a quick recap - What I have been doing well - water is still pretty on point, or at least way better than it had been. And my 5 min of activity is going pretty strong too, I am helping my grandmother pain her house and still skating fridays so I have been on my feet a lot. What I haven't been doing so well at - Drinks have been above the limit on the days I have drank, but I have only been drinking a couple nights a week. Fast food has been more than once but still not crazy. Mainly when I am in the middle of painting, ect it's just easier.
  4. Yesterday - Hit water intake goal My 5 min of activity was cleaning the basement, and doing some bodyweight squats while waiting for my coffee to brew (fighting a cold and yesterday was the worst day so far so I was really low energy) 1/3 adult beverages used Today - Water good so far 5 min of activity - practiced with my jump rope A beverage or two will be had as it's date night with the Mr. In general I have felt pretty bloated this week but that is due to the large increase in water intake, it'll calm down a bit next week as long as I keep things up. Still hate having to wake up at 3 am and use the restroom, lol.
  5. Not sure how you are with eating bulk meals, but it was always a bit too much of a repetitive thing for me. I know you aren't much of a fan of cooking but you may want to check out Pro Home Cooks on youtube. The guy has some really nice ideas on what meal prep can be, and I have grabbed a few of his recipes/made them my own. It helps with needing things cooked quickly, especially when the little ones want to eat RIGHT NOW, lol.
  6. Yesterday I hit all my goals, my 5 min of fitness was more like 25 min of carrying my computer and desk down two flights of stairs. Today has been another fairly solid day, I did a 3.7 mile walk, loaded up and then carried most of a bed and dresser up a flight of stairs, and put together the bed/dresser again and put it in place as well as built the desk for our guest room and put that in place. So plenty of activity, plenty of water, fast food part 1 of two (though it was a turkey and cheddar jalapeno bagel, which is far better than a burger or my McDonalds breakfast of choice) is burned. No beverages so far this week.
  7. So it's been quite some time since I was active on the forums. I started off this year quite well aiming to do better since my kido will only get more crazy moving forward (He is 2), focusing on small things that helped but didn't overwhelm me. I added NF coaching to the mix and it all came crumbling down somehow. Then I just let the slide backward continue for a bit. So I am going to try my first approach and continue to add on at my own pace. Current focus - Water before coffee, and before I start a meal. I am allowed seconds with no guilt but I must have another glass of water before I chow down further. 5 min of activity a day minimum. I actually love walking with the kido in a hiking backpack when it's nice enough out for him to join, if not I still get a 3 mile walk/jog in on Tuesdays, Roller Skating on Fridays and possibly one other day now that I have gotten my mom hooked too. But with these I want to make sure that I am doing something daily, be it some pushups and squats, or practicing with a jump rope or my skates. 3 Adult beverages a week - don't care if they are oversized, still only 3 Fast Food only once a week Those are my 4 weekly check list items for now. Hopefully I can get these down before I start night classes and our exchange student shows up Will do measurements soon, just didn't do it in the AM today.
  8. 4 blood draws and 2 days later and I can happily say I don't have the baby beetus! We started working from home at my office, which meant me switching to a different program than the one I have been comfortable with for the past 10 years. Fortunately I used it before while in school and I have an awesome co worker that has been a ton of help getting back up to speed. It has allowed me to get a bit of extra rest, ill be saving about 30.00 a week on tolls, and I don't require pants! But I'm sure my steps have gone down, and I need to focus more on getting a bit of exercise every day... It's just already so miserable outside. This weekend due to the impending apocalypse we are going to try to grab some vegetable plants from home depot or a nursery and plant them, so that will be at least a bit of a workout.
  9. I am still here, and alive, and doing fairly well with my goals This past week was a bit of a mess, and today the family and I decided to cancel my baby showers up in MI since it required me traveling so I am pretty bummed about that. I also failed the first glucose test for gestational diabetes so I need to go back Monday for the 3 hours one. I have been eating way too much sweets so after that phone call yesterday I sat down and made myself a proper meal plan structure. Tomorrow we shop for supplies (mainly cottage cheese, plain yogurt, berries/citrus, and veggies), and the Mr. is on board on making sure we get veggies in for dinner every night. I am staying away from the Barre class as an extra precaution since they have shut down most of Orlando in general, at least until we know if my risk is increased with the test on Monday. I did wash 3 pit bulls today though which totally counts as exercise, lol.
  10. This week has been going well, though I wasn't getting enough veggies still and my hunger is increasing (normal at this stage from what I am reading). After snacking on too many sweets during work yesterday I stopped at the store and picked up fresh veggies, yogurt dressing, and popcorn. Had a salad plate of fresh veggies with 2 tbs of the yogurt dressing and a few olives with my sandwich for lunch today, so my plan worked at least for today. I have taken walks every day this week, and today is my first Barre class of the week. I also charged my fit bit so I can keep a better eye on my heart rate during the workout. I also gave myself a head start for the morning twice so far this week, didn't manage it last night but I also worked from home today so only needed comfy pants
  11. I wholeheartedly agree with this statement!
  12. So this weekend I got myself to my first Barre class, I read that it was a good choice for pregnant ladies and found a groupon. While it was completely out of my normal realm everyone was extremely nice, it kicked my ass (need to wear my fitbit to better watch my HR this week), and I'm not so sore that I hate my life. These classes will be my workouts for the remainder of this challenge Last weeks final scores: Walks 4 of 4 Workouts 1.5 of 2 (I did a BW workout but it was rushed and kinda lame so only half credit) Veggies, not sure the exact count but it was at least 5 of 7, so pretty decent. I also managed to set out my clothes for today last night before bed, and the Mr. and I had a super productive Sunday. The downstairs nesting marathon is almost complete
  13. Still on track with things overall, though my next day prep still eludes me. Tuesday I made myself veggie stir fry with egg over rice for dinner, and last night we made homemade stroganoff and I chopped up a cucumber salad to have with it. Yesterday I got a couple short walks in but it was too warm and sticky to enjoy my usual longer walk around lunch time, and I didn't get in my first workout but I'll be tacking that today. To tally things out so far this week: Walks - 2 of 4 Workouts - 0 of 2 Fruit/Veggies every day - 3 days
  14. So far so good this week. Got my walk in and helped the Mr. get the crib upstairs yesterday so he can put that together today. Veggies were on the low end Monday, but I basically skipped lunch and we had breakfast for dinner. I at least got a decent amount of protein in which was difficult at the start of my pregnancy. Today I'll be taking some time to do some bodyweight work and light KB arm exercises to see how sore I am the following days and help gauge where I'm at. Didn't make my 9:30 get ready for the day thing happen last night, mainly because I crashed early which I'll allow right now considering the circumstances, lol.
  15. Those are some good ultimate goals, I remember when I hit 200 on my squat and felt like a tiny god For the lifting goals you may want to work in some additional accessories post cross fit once you get the classes down. Floor press for bench and leg press/speed squats/pause squats helped improve my numbers really well. Good luck!
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