already!? cool with me.
baby boy (we have a name but i’ll let Sonny finalize it first) is measuring the size of a banana this week. i’m feeling him move all the time, day and night, and the flutters have definitely turned into random punches, kicks, and pokes. my nurse says i am not drinking enough water (no surprise there unfortunately) so i’ve been chugging when i can. so i have to pee all the time. day and night. i have to pee right after i finish peeing. no kidding. so annoying!!!!!! 👿
trying my hardest to keep things on the healthy side for the most part. here are some recent eats:
been grilling up lots of chicken. people tell me they get tired of chicken quickly but as long as i switch up the flavors often, it’s like eating it for the first time to me. i found the Weber Kickn’ Chicken seasoning blend a few days ago at my Walmart and i really like it so far. i don’t even mind the spice, which i’ve never been crazy about! yummy. since Sonny is about to be on the competition trail again he’s been eating lots of tilapia, so i usually eat some too with my meals. i made that homemade bbq chicken pizza using Naan flat bread up there and omg. it was just incredible. along with all my meals though, plenty of veggies and fresh fruit, everyday. some nights i have a strong craving for SOMETHING…… and nothing i eat will satisfy it. nothing. so i just eat a small chunk of cheese and go to bed.
and then there’s the occasional indulgence i have yet to deny myself. Boston Market mac n cheese. why? because CHEESE.
getting it in 5-6 days a week lately! this past week i went 6 days in a row so i didn’t go anywhere near the gym saturday at all. ok sunday too 😆 . i have never liked taking two days off in a row, but i am rested and ready to attack monday head on. i haven’t skipped a beat with my super early morning HIIT and weights classes and i’m lifting at least 3 days a week on my own.
these are plain ol’ squats with a weighted barbell. (thanks for your patience, Tamika 😉 )! as an instructor, proper form is a big deal to me, and using less weight has really given me a chance to focus on the muscle i’m working and ensure i’m doing it right myself. sometimes my thoughts are clouded with how heavy the weight is and how many reps i have left to go vs. what i’m actually doing! now, normally i’d slap 45 lbs on my bar for class (22.5 on each side) but i’ve modified that to 30 lbs total as of late.
knees BEHIND toes at all times
sit in your imaginary chair
spine, neck, head all in alignment
squeeze your glutes on the way down AND up
put your weight in your heels. can you lift your toes in your shoes at any time?
pick a spot on the ceiling and focus your attention there. looking up helps to keep your chest lifted too.
so just.keep.moving. it has been too uncomfortably cold to walk outside in Houston lately, so i have been using the elliptical, stair master, and treadmill for my cardio, 4-5 times a week. however when it warms up i can’t wait to get back outside to my neighborhood walks again. no idea how much weight i’ve gained and i’d like to keep it that way to be honest! i’m thinking once i deliver and start my transformation i’ll let Sonny track all my measurements and numbers in the beginning JUST for documentation/timeline purposes. weight is just not something i want to stress myself about ever again.
against my wishes, i’m gonna need some maternity clothes this round. i finally starting showing, showing around 6.5 months with my first pregnancy, so i wore all my regular, breathable clothes til i delivered for the most part. this time… belly is getting on out there and everything is tight already. especially my underwear.
Q: what was the best thing you ate this weekend? that mac n cheese made my DAY.