So today is beautiful in the sunny city of Chicago. A bit cold, but nothing an extra layer won’t fix. But today was one of those days I got up early, ate an egg puff, hung out with the hubby and decided a needed a nap (all before 9 a.m.) I’d like to blame it on the baby, lol but I think this is just one of those “its Saturday you can start your day, whenever you want, days” - Anywho, I’m getting it started and thought I’d check in with you guys to 1) see how you are doing 2) see what you are up to today and 3) give you some of my thoughts for the week.
So how are you? What are you up to today?
My thoughts of the week start here:
1) Baby: He is (yes it is a he! I realized I never posted my gender reveal cupcake OPENED!) pretty active these days! We saw the doctor Monday, who said everything is awesome! We are now 22 weeks a long, little Evan and I. He keeps his kicks pretty much for my feeling only, a hand on the belly is like “Ok! Time to stop moving!” in his eyes… & I’m totally serious (ask my less then thrilled with this, husband).
2) Life: My life is great right now! Staying positive, getting in some fitness and preparing for life after baby fitness (which I know I have 18 weeks until baby comes and then several weeks after that until I can jump into something, but hey this is what I do!). Any suggestions? I’m thinking Zumba, Insanity (after I get some endurance back), bodyrock, and general at home weight training (Oh and LOTS and LOTS of walking with my nugget in is lil stroller!).
I’m also trying to blog more, I found a blogger I LOVE! (www.fitnessista.com) and I would really like to adopt some of her ideas! So I’m thinking I need a new blog platform that has better access for readers (so you don’t have to be a tumblr user to respond) what do you think? any suggestions here? They will be MUCH appreciated, also does any one know if I can transfer blogs from here to another site?
Further, I’m working on embracing this new prego body! I have struggled the last several weeks with my changing body. Some people love the changes of pregnancy, and I WISH I was one of those people! But I am going to work on getting there, really, I am. But right now I feel like my body isn’t my body. It is totally Evans world. I’m worrying about strechmarks (which if they come, should be viewed as awesome battle scars, really I’m trying), excess weight gain (even though I’m around 12-14 lbs extra which is totally normal), and not feeling attractive (this is totally in my head as I’m lucky no ache, swelling or any pain or weirdness) although I really think my butt, boobs and thighs are totally thicker. I’m still in pre-prego clothes (using the bella band and the hair tie loop jean trick) but they are becoming uncomfortable (those damn metal hooks on pretty work pants are not comfy against skin!) so I think it is time to bite the bullet on some maternity pants….
3) Food: This week food has been awesome! Lots of salads, egg puffs (yum!), peanut butter and banana, and some fun smoothies! What are your top eats this week?
4) MY PUPPY! Well, he is 2. haha but today we are going to get in some quality Jen & Oso time kinda like this:
Can’t wait to hear from you guys! Happy Saturday!