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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. I wholeheartedly agree with this statement!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. .TIFF

    RES: FEeD me

    Showing up late but really liking your challenge, and never realized you were a fellow FL resident up until now. I give you props on the mud run, I did one a couple years back and felt way too short to do a lot of the obstacles safely, lol.
  10. So I wrote up a bunch of stuff last week for this and then didn't touch my computer once I got home to start it properly. I have been MIA for a while, mainly due to the fact that I couldn't seem to even think of goals I wanted to tackle let alone put them down and keep up with them on here. Yesterday marks week 23 of my pregnancy, and I am happy to say things are going well and all is normal this go around I have however also stopped working out, haven't been to the gym this whole pregnancy and as I get further along I know I need to start getting a bit more in my routine. I have at least been trying to get walks in at work, as well as getting the house ready for a kid, so not all has been lost. Time to get back to some basic habits and start getting prepared for the big change come June. For the next 5 weeks I want to get this done: 2 workouts in per week - can be upper/lower/full body, don't care just two days where I do a fitness thing. 4 days of 30 min of increased heart rate, my Doc's only restriction is max hr of 143, so very boring cardio it is. (putting furniture together for the nursery/major cleaning also counts) Eat fruit/veggies every day. While my diet hasn't been terrible and I am gaining weight at a healthy pace I need to make sure I am getting veggies in. My not so fitness but kind of related goal is to work on my pre bed routine so that my mornings start off a bit easier/better, so I will be setting my alarm for 9:30pm and that will be my "get your shit together for tomorrow alarm". Pretty damn simple, mainly because I need to make everything a habit again. Terry always has your back with fitness so he is my spirit guide for this round.
  11. HI!!! Now I am sad and went all MIA due to my (very wanted) parasite.... You saying hi on IG has brought be back, and with a better username The Mr. completely understands how bad twitter can be, for a while he was sucked into that and we both agree it gives you brain worms, so good on your for getting out. I also wish I wasn't due 2 months prior to your adventure challenge course because I would totally at least do that hike with you.
  12. So I decided to try out Keto again because that seems to be the only diet I can stick with for a decent amount of time that gives me good results... Here is hoping. I also found my new fav keto breakfast, full fat cottage cheese with tomato/cucumber/red onion salad and half an avocado. Last week wasn't as good as it should have been, but I wasn't lazy too often. Yesterday was so nice I even got some work done on the front porch, so while I didn't walk I didn't just sit and play video games which is a win overall. Weekly Stats - Week 2: Mile Goal Hit Mon [ ] Tue [ ] Wed [ ] Thur [ ] Fri [ ] Sat [ ] Sun [ ] Workouts 1 [ ] 2 [ ] Tracked Food/Stayed in Calorie Goal Mon [ ] Tue [ ] Wed [ ] Thur [ ] Fri [ ] Sat [ ] Sun [ ]
  13. The Mr. kind of ruined my plan so I didn't have the lamb Friday, but I did make it for myself last night and I get the leftovers too! Haven't been on top of my walks but I did get a decent amount of calories burned from cleaning out the closet in the front and organizing things yesterday. I had to get up super early and get the Mr. to the airport for his work trip so that put me off kilter. Ordered some wall hooks to finish up the closet and then I am moving on to another couple projects that have needed to get done for some time.
  14. Yesterday I clocked in almost 5 miles total. Even got a bit of running in, and by bit I mean like 30 seconds, lol. I jogged a decent amount as well but it felt more difficult than it has lately, limbs just felt heavy. Today like every day after I jog/run during my walks my left knee is angry, and even my ankle is not happy so I will be icing it today and foam rolling my calves. Making lamb tenderloin chops (I think, the ones that look like mini T-Bone steaks) with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted green beans tonight, super excited.
  15. Wednesday was a rest day that I didn't plan but did need. Ended up taking a 4 hr nap, which I don't do naps really ever so my body was telling me something. I also got a lot of training in/portfolio work, and while I went out for lunch I came home with half of it so my portion control was pretty spot on. A bit disheartened today because I feel like I am making no progress on the scale, just found out I didn't get the job I applied for, frustrated with life... Got out for my AM walk with Fish though, and I will be doing jogging/walking intervals this evening once it cools down a bit.
  16. Yesterday I got both walks in, ate properly, and started a 3D modeling tutorial up to try to get some new portfolio pieces because to get a lead job you have to be amazing... but then you end up checking and fixing everyone else's stuff and don't produce for three years... and then you need to be amazing again because you need a new job.... evil cycle. Anyway, that may be my main focus instead of the PT stuff, while I hate modeling now it is the best way to a good income I have in my toolbox.
  17. This weekend was a bit too chill, but the Mr. will be out of town for a few days for work over this weekend so we went out and enjoyed vegging out together. Really my downfall was adult beverages, so I am going to try my best to stay away from them for a bit. Last week I had 251 active minuets over the previous week for a total of about 300 with about 48.4k steps total. A huge improvement overall to my activity level. Even the Mr. noticed I have been pretty consistent with exercising. Weekly Stats - Week 1: Mile Goal Hit Mon [x] Tue [x] Wed [0] Thur [x] Fri [ ] Sat [ ] Sun [ ] Workouts 1 [ ] 2 [ ] Tracked Food/Stayed in Calorie Goal Mon [x] Tue [x] Wed [x] Thur [x] Fri [ ] Sat [ ] Sun [ ] Notes: Monday - I ate too little, over compensated due to knowing we were having hot dogs for dinner so I skipped lunch, then forgot pre bed smoothie. I did track in MFP.
  18. I am back, following, and.... I love all of it, and if you want tips on your Deadlift game let me know, it was my favorite thing to hate. *would do just about anything for a good truffle pecorino or cheddar...
  19. Yesterday wrap up - 12k steps, 5 .04 miles, 2745 calories burned, 87 active min. Dinner went as planned but there was a bit of extra snacking beforehand because I was starving. Slightly up in weight this morning, was 190.6 yesterday, back to 191.4 today but I was drinking a ton of water before bed so it's not worrying. Today, no AM walk but did my circuit 3 times and took my long walk. I have eaten very little so far, 2 sliced of bacon and a lot of coffee, not great. Dinner is beef and broccoli with red onion and brown rice which I am working on currently. Shin splints are showing themselves but that is because I suck at jogging/running so I have been icing them and just walked today instead of trying to jog a bit. Got my travel insurance today for my trip, and got everything set for my vaccinations which happen next week. Getting excited :)
  20. Yesterday I hit 11.1k steps/4.52 miles, and approx 2,630 calories burned with 82 active minutes. This is A, pretty awesome and B somewhat an indication my goals need some possible changes. That 80 min is my daily goal which is a lot on it's own, and really my focus since walking/hiking/swimming will be our main activities. I think instead of trying to also incorporate a full weight training regime my workouts will be body weight circuits I can do in 15/20 min so that I am not crashing, and will be full body twice a week to start. I am going to start with this for 3-4 circuits: Bodyweight squats – 8-10 reps Push-ups (or knee-push ups) – 5-8 reps Plank – hold for 25 seconds Jumping Jacks – 15 reps Bodyweight Reverse Lunges – 6 reps per leg Lying Hip Raise (double or single leg) – 10 reps Today I had firehouse for lunch, didn't eat the chips and got a medium sandwich on whole wheat (690 calories according to the website), I did drink about 8 oz of root beer because that is my jam. Dinner is pan fried chicken breast with sauteed snap peas and a baked sweet potato Pre bed will be a shake if I get a snack attack
  21. Wilderness therapy sounds so amazing right now! (I am jelly, it's still in the high 90s here and outside is not fun). I am also working on the whole decluttering of the house, I really like your goals
  22. Today is off to a good start, have a possible phone interview, already went for a walk with the pup, and have my day's meals planned out (coffee currently in hand). Took measurements, was not excited but we have to be crappy at something in order to get better at it. Starting weight is 191.2 Breakfast was coffee Lunch was 2 skinless chicken thighs, rice, and sauteed summer squash/zucchini One pumpkin cheesecake cookie was eaten and enjoyed ---Planned for the rest of the day--- Dinner will be pork tenderloin chops with tomato cucumber salad and dill yogurt dressing Pre bed I will have a protein shake for my chocolate fix/snack fix
  23. Well I looked at myself in the mirror last night and knew I needed to get serious.... So I am back here, in what is GOING to be a new mindset change and a path to the best me possible which has always been my life goal. Life threw an additional curve ball at me that included a layoff of my whole team at work, at first I decided ok, I will take the time to get stuff done around the house, get in shape and get my NASM certification done. While I did get some good projects/progress made on the house and the dogs have been happy, and I did start out strong studying for my cert I haven't really done much in the way of my body changes.... That then lead me to the "no one is going to want a trainer that looks like me, even though I am a badass that could deadlift 315lbs at one point and got second place overall at her first strongman comp". And the studying has tapered dramatically for the past couple weeks. I need to be focused, I need some accountability, and I need to get my ass ready for my travel group trip to the Galapagos at the end of next month. So here I am, in all my disheveled glory, trying to get my shit together so this next year doesn't own me as much as this past one has. One awesome thing that did come out of all of the crap was that I am officially a Mrs. now I got to marry my best friend last month at the courthouse. My Big 3 Goals: Cardio - Walk 3-4 miles per day (I do about 1.2 miles in the morning with the pup, and another longer walk/jog on my own in the afternoon or evenings) 2 workouts a week, working up to 4 by the end of the month - This is a start at getting back to the gym regularly again, 2 should be easy for me which will motivate me to at least keep that up and do better. Don't eat like a dick, take pictures of it all for tracking - I have been using Mealime since late last week and have liked it a lot so far, the recipes I picked are all low carb, and I add as needed. If this doesn't help after about 2 weeks then I will try for something more calorie counting based, I just hate that with the fire of 1000 suns. My Personal Dev Goal: Finish all my Certification reading and take the practice tests at least once before I leave for my trip. OK, I officially need my coffee now. I will be updating daily, no excuse....
  24. Thanks, it hurt to just exist for Tue/Wed but I was really glad I could lift that weight, especially beltless.
  25. Work has been annoying so I haven't updated much but here is a recap of the week so far: Sunday: kind of a bust. I thought I'd be working out with my friend while showing her a few things... Instead I was her personal trainer for an hour and a half and didn't get a workout in at all. Its partially my fault for not being more assertive about setting in on things but she didn't get off any equipment or move away from the power rack while resting. Monday: Warm-up - 5 min on stair master Trap Bar DL - 140 lb x 5, 250 x 2 (hands started slipping so I took a chalk break), 250 x 4 (instagram vid), 250 x 3, 250 x 1 (back died) Incline leg press - 90 lb of weights x 25, 180 lb of weights x 30+ for 4 sets - This was a tell me when it starts to burn, now do 20 more thing Leg Curl - no idea on weight since I wasn't paying attention, but it kept going up each set for 4 for reps until I burned out. I did not get back on the stair master... Today: Yoke: 180 lbs, Push Sled 70 lbs in weight plus the sled (I'm assuming it's 70+ lbs itself but not sure) 4 sets of 120 ft on each (60 ft, turn around and come back) then jump rope ( 20, 20, 30, 30) 1 set of Push sled 60 ft and back twice with 40 reps on the rope 1 set of 60 on the rope 30 min on the stair master I also took a 2 mile walk over lunch.
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