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  1. Though should say that what I mean by untoward pregnancy issues I mean sore back or sciatica or pelvic pain or that kind of thing- definitely go pee a million times a night and every thirty minutes during the day, GERD! Though that’s diminishing (I wonder if she’s descending), I walk slowly and I can’t see my feet! Etc etc etc but feel like all to be expected when super pregnant!
  2. Yes!! Getting very close! Feeling pretty good but definitely slowing down. Can’t wait to meet the little one! Still doing barre and I think it’s doing me well this pregnancy! Highly recommend prenatal barre blend for pregnant people- I feel like it has prepared my body well for pregnancy. Not really having any untoward pregnancy issues except being tired! Last pregnancy I ran pretty late into the pregnancy and did life weights but found it harder to keep consistent. More recently- earlier this week, 35 weeks I think this is 33 weeks, before baby shower
  3. I'm making another hobbit! Hello, y'all. It has been many days. My intention is to start up with the next challenge. Important news! I am pregnant! Im just entering 23 weeks. It's been a (knock on wood) wonderful pregnancy so far, been working out doing barre about 6 days a week and just feeling good in my body Running with that second trimester glow and energy bump right now. I'll keep updated a bit more perhaps later but short version- - this year has been hard particularly for my extended family but coming through and feeling the whisperings of spring! - my main goals for now ar
  4. I'm so late to everything but I'm glad to be reading your challenge. I love your mindset format. Vibe hard with it. Just wanted to say, hello. Hope the snowstorm bypasses you as much as possible, at least the power stays on.
  5. For some reason I just saw this! Will respond after river today!!
  6. Yes! Super interested! If it’s 50+ and not super thick would like that too? I’ve kind of reconciled myself with wearing a hat every single day at this point but would like the option for more protection! Hiking and river and all of that I use some neutrogena thing, I think 50+ but it’s not an everyday moisturizer in my mind
  7. thank you! that's so strange and interesting!
  8. Le skin care regime: 1) oil wash, use face towel w/ warm water to remove (currently a burts bees but i've used many oils before) 2) cream cleanser (evan healy, love) 3) tone (currently using a hydrosol, have liked more clinical stuff in past) 4) retinol (i've used expensive spa ones before that were kind of magic but not currently!) 5) evan healy oil + hydrosol or moisturizer depending on how I am feeling 5) for occasional breakouts, I like essential oil based products and they work! I've used something from dew dab from living libations (love them and best oil cleanser I've ever used was one
  9. Week 2/3 Update Week 2 We spent last week on the coast. I feel very lucky that we have a place out there to stay always but particularly in pandemic times. I'm finding it overwhelming to record but suffice to say, I worked out everyday and mediated x5. Other conscious efforts towards self esteem work didn't really happen. Not going to add points this week. Week 3 We are leaving to climb a peak! Tomorrow, we happened by some magic to secure a permit for a limited person trail/lake (20 heads/day). I'm pretttyyy excited. The next day, we will hike a peak and either swim
  10. I know these over the hill denizens of which you speak. lollllll I love this- and I also have an involved skin care regime! I can incorporate mantra/affirmation into it. I'm down. Alas! I need to get back into the habit! We went to the coast for a week and I lost the thread! I feel like these times bolster your particular army unfortunately thank you! I would be so honored! Hobbit 4 life
  11. Friday Night Update: Brevity has never been my forte but will attempt as I am reading a FANTASTIC novel- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo- and must away to it's sweet embrace. Body: Indeed got those 5x/week in. Took a run last Saturday as well, plan on tomorrow morning. I did yoga x1 and x2 foam rolling sessions! Great! Fantastic! Self esteem: journaling So, I have this kind of silly but actually feels good yoga journal thing that I'll post sometime. I did this x5 this week after each workout. Felt good! I do want to get into habit of writing proper j
  12. Oh, yes this all sounds good. Do share! Meditation is the magic sauce for me too- when I remember, make time to do it! Very good point. Maybe I'll name that voice, Smeagol. Won't be creepy at all. YES! To the first point, I should take compliment better and store them away as if I am a squirrel w/ compliment acorns for winter. Thank you for being here! Always the kindest, involved people on this forum. Mom look is the sauce. Citizens for elastic waistbands. YAY!! Analog girl. Yes, the general trickle down mom-auntie-nana fashion from normcore has b
  13. Shoot- finally back again! Another attempt! See current challenge, Druid’s for another challenge by yours truly! ❤️❤️
  14. Challenge! I’m here! I’m losing my mind bit by bit but mostly chugging along as I do. I’m back for this challenge primarily to really focus on improving my self esteem. My life is good. I’m financially secure. I live in a beautiful area. I have a loving marriage. A beautiful child. I have meaningful work. I work out everyday Monday- Friday, my body feels good. The interlocking parts of my life, for the most part, move together smoothly. And yet I still struggle with deeply negative self talk about myself and my worth. I have trouble feeling like I belong, like I’m an imposter in my own life? L
  15. Yay! Love the vlog- has me inspired. Also, black bean brownies- man, excellent.
  16. That cat is the best kid cat I’ve ever met. Kind of like a dog actually. Thank you for always checking in even when I’m so sporadic!
  17. Thank you! Love it so! Yes , this area is ridiculous. Everyday more beauty to witness. Thank you for stopping by
  18. I did!! I’m disappearing from my virtual world lately... I want to promise to be better but then I get distracted with everything calling to me- want to do next challenge and commit to at least weekly check in’s on ourselves and each other?? Hope you are well!
  19. SHOOT! This entire challenge went by without me ever really posting on here. Lockdown here has me pretttyyyy busy but maybe it's also moving and trying to get the vegetable garden in before too much later. How have I been doing with staying relatively sane and fit? Still holding onto bits of sanity but pretty much holding steady to pre-plague levels as I have already lost my mind time or two. I am wondering when/how we will come back to a semblance of pre-plague times particularly in the absence of coordinated rational strategy and particularly without increased testing capabilities b
  20. Thank you for posting about prune belly syndrome. I’m a nurse and I’m glad to have that information. I do agree with everyone posting about how spot reduction is not possible BUT I’d also like to add that after looking over prune belly syndrome it may be likely that there are some abdominal muscle absences that may be contributing to more of a pot belly appearance even if your overall fat body composition may be low? I’m thinking of like a diastasis recti situation that many women experience post-pregnancy. I know very little about prune belly but it may be useful to talk to a PT person who ca
  21. Yes! Nurse here and using a very similar protocol though we are moving into a house with a detached garage soon. Maybe I’ll instate a corona robe for walk through the yard? Yes, and nobody touches. No touches. It is all surreal. Peak surreal moment for me was the news about medical tv shows donating their PPE. It’s all a lot right now. Starting to get positive patients coming through where I am working, don’t have correct PPE. Taking it a day at a time as most things, I suppose.
  22. I keep hoping, wishing that maybe the fact that Oregon is rural and locked down relatively fast that we won't feel it. I definitely have been having anxiety- partly about the fact that we are woefully lacking in PPE (masks being the main problem), big part because I am EXTREMELY worried for patients/the community at large, and partly because I am terrified of bringing it back to my extended family. Moving forward, my husband is getting off Wednesdays (I work Wednesdays and Sundays) so my MIL won't be exposed as she was watching my daughter then now that preschool has been cancelled. Just keep
  23. Music: This is a very attractive human being. I love this song.
  24. I'm back and so glad to see you are here. This is a very interesting time to be living in and I'm looking forward to see how these time treats you and yours.
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