don't worry, i'm still alive & kickin'

Every time I logged on to Blogger to catch up on my blog readings, I contemplated posting....but normally something prohibited me from actually doing so.

Alas though, here I am. Posting again.

I hate that I've not had any fitness or nurtition posts. I don't want to change the direction of my blog ~ but I'm going to have to tweak it just a bit. So while you won't see any more "half marathon training" weekly recaps...you will see how I'm trying to "stay fit" being knocked up & all.

"Stay fit" is a very loose term these days, FYI.

My fitness regimen has been on a HUGE hiatus....luckily, FitSugar posted this article about the benefits of taking a break from exercising. Ha, sure they intended it as a day break...not a 4 week hiatus.
Potato / puh-tah-toe.

Thought I'd share what they had to say with you, incase you too are feeling like you're in a slump, don't have the time, etc.
Plus misery LOVES company.

#1:

While I've not had an "intense workout" since the day before I found out I was prego...I still like this point.


#2:
Oh I have perfected the art of vegging on the couch....incase you were wondering, nausea still blows.
And I'm able to tune out just fine watching Theresa, Jacqueline, Caroline, the Manzo boys, & Melissa tear it up on Real Housewives of New Jersey.


#3:
This one really hits home. I've had 0 energy to prepare any meals yesterday - for all you that have been pregnant or are pregnant, and still managed a household normally KUDOS TO YOU! I've not been keeping up on the wifely duties...especially after a long day at the office. MattyB has been SUCH a trooper though. I had a weird craving for Cracker Barrel's biscuits & gravy the other night, so we ordered take out. (NEVER do I crave any sort of that....so this is all new to me.) Speaking of cravings, what the heck is up with cream cheese??? I could literally slather that on anything.

I promise to eat right in the 2nd trimester....
We'll see.....


#4:
Okay so I can't do this....well, I suppose I could, but it's not advised...so I'll just live vicariously through you all & you just tell me about all your vino times.



and last, #5:
Ha, my last "mental health day"...I took off work to go to the OB for 3 hours What the Hades is up with these long appointments???  I also forgot to bring a snack during this appointment, so famished does not even begin to describe how I felt afterward. I also had to drop by Wally World (aka WalMart) to pick up some crafting supplies, so I did what any other girl would do. I found myself a bag snack size Snickers as soon as I got there, and then walked around the store eating them.
Don't judge. You would have done it too.


So there you have it. You'll eventually see some workout posts, but for now you'll have to deal with me & my reasonings for not :)

Oh, and you'll definitely be seeing some fashion posts...as soon as I don't feel fat in EVERYTHING.
Good ghord.

Thanks for not giving up on me!

i AM excited.....BUT not about this...

Thank you all for the well wishes!!! I really appreciated all of your comments!

I am a HUGE fan of change. I love it. Especially changes to my hair. And I love changing up my workouts.

But, I do NOT love the changes that are happening to my body.

I understand, I understand....it's all for an AMAZING thing. Have some faith that I won't be a horrible mom.

But seriously....I am over it.

Exhibit A: Nausea
Why, why, why? What is the point?

Exhibit B: Tummy
I'm in the awkward stage where it just looks like I've added on a copious amount of LBS, not that I'm growing a CHILD

Exhibit C: Exhaustion
I was a grandma before the pregnancy, going to bed at 9pm (or earlier, if I was lucky). But NOW? Falling asleep about 8pm, sleeping a solid 9 hours at least, every night. Sure it's nice...but I still WAKE UP TIRED!

For all of you that have experienced any of this, HALLELUJAH.
For all of you that never experienced nausea, this is me sticking my tongue out at you & rolling my eyes.

I had to miss a fun filled evening last night, in celebration of Fashion's Night Out, because I was too nauseated. Contrary to what MattyB says, the one who I blame for all of this, it is not JUST A MENTAL THING. Nausea blows.

I also did NOT get clearance from my doctor to continue training for my half marathons...& she definitely didn't clear me to actually RUN them, so that's mullah down the 'ol dumper.

As if I could even run right now! My last run was the day before I found out I was preggo - going on 2 weeks ago.

I did however manage to squeeze in 5 workouts between this week & last week. All Physique 57 workouts. I was fine during them...but here's the pain in the butt part: if I worked out in the evening, I barely woke up in time for work the next day because I was so tired; and if I worked out in the morning, I was nauseous for the following 5 hours.

Yay.

To sum up my ramblings: so long half marathons that I'm registered for, hello pudgy belly, exhaustion, and nausea.

curve.ball

Life is crazy. Just insane. & God totally has a sense of humor.

But first, let's look at some celebrity pics...(humor me...you know you are JUST as interested in celebs as I am)
beyonce showing off her baby bump @ the vma's

jennifer garner, with cute daughter violet, is pregnant with baby #3



hilary duff is pregnant with her first

alyssa milano just had a baby boy on august 31st


tori & dean are going for #3!
It must be in the water.


Those are my sonogram pictures from last week.
7 weeks prego today. (I had another sonogram done today...the heart beat is up to 135bpm)
CRAZY!!!!
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