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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Holiday Challenge at home workout resources!

Resources for at home workouts:

Nike Training Club App:

Pop Sugar Fitness App:

All levels of workouts to try

Yoga Journal:

Videos you can watch on their website 

Runner's World:

Training videos you can do anywhere

My workout library:

Some are easily done at home!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Holiday Challenge for YOU!

This week's workouts:

Sunday: 4.5 mile walk

Monday: 45 min run and 30 min elliptical

Tuesday: Kettlebells

Wednesday: 3 mile run, 1 mile walk

Thursday: 30 min elliptical

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 30 min elliptical

I had the routine gestational diabetes test this past Wednesday.  I had already planned on running with my best friend and then baking cookies with her and her daughter before I remembered that I had that test!  Luckily I was able to resist the cookies!  (at least until after the test was over!) The run was great, she brought her 2 year old daughter in the jogging stroller and I brought Georgia.  Georgia did so great running next to the stroller, she kept a perfect pace and distance.  My best friend's daughter did great in the stroller too! She looked so adorable all tucked in with a blanket and her mittens and hat. :)

Thanksgiving was a wonderful day spent with family. My sister and both my mom and step dad as well as my in laws came to visit.  Our first holiday in our new house was a perfect success! 

I had a special request for my mom's macaroni and cheese and besides that we had Turkey for the meat eaters, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce and rolls.  Its been a challenge to eat even normal size meals so I knew going into Thanksgiving dinner that I would only be able to eat a little bit.  Fortunately I have never been one to gorge myself at Thanksgiving so it wasn't a big deal to eat small amounts and save a bunch of calories.  Just because I am growing a human doesn't mean I have permission to eat lots and lots!! Healthy mama-healthy baby! 

One of my goals for the last couple months of my pregnancy is to continue being as active as possible.  Even though the days are getting shorter and colder I am trying to stick to at least 30 minutes of workouts 6 days per week.  

Do you need some accountability? Try challenging yourself for the next month to do at least 30 minutes per day 3-5x per week through January 1st! Its a great way to end the year off on a healthy note! 

Follow my facebook page and post your successes! I'd love to hear how your accountability challenge is going! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Charleston Recap!

In October we took a long weekend trip down to Charleston, South Carolina for our Anniversary (in September).  We were looking forward to some great food, lots of walking and beautiful scenery.  Unfortunately our trip was cut short due to me getting a really bad flu-like virus and coming home early but the time we did get there was wonderful. 

Roof top views of Charleston from the Pavilion Bar

Walking around the battery

We unfortunately didn't get to do any historic plantation tours (well, maybe my hubs didn't mind skipping that!) because of cutting our trip short, but we did make it over to Folly Beach to relax on the sand.  I hope to make it back here again soon! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Last trimester!!

We're on our way to the third trimester already! How crazy is that? 

There's no better way to finish off my 2nd trimester and welcome in my third trimester than subbing two classes at the gym this weekend. We had a great Abs & Glutes class followed by Strength Circuit. It was great to get some strength training in on the weekend. I definitely started to fatigue sooner than pre pregnancy, but had a great time! 

This morning I hit the trail with my friend and her sweet five month old son. We had a great time talking about all things new mom. Her little guy was perfect for the whole 4 miles. :)

This evening I took Georgia out for a quick 3 mile run before it got too dark. Now that I've slowed down I can run with her again which I've really missed the past couple of years. 

I've been so blessed to be able to keep running and working out through my pregnancy. I've definitely made modifications and listen to my body even more than I did before since its way more important now and I'm grateful for this healthy prenatal experience!