Monthly Goals

New Month, New Goals: May 2019

I am welcoming the month of May with lots of positivity and love. This is the month our son will be making his debut and as I prepare I have created a few goals for the month:

  1. Read More Books (downloaded the goodreads app and challenged myself to read 100 books before the end of the year- already 8 books in)
  2. Walk a minimum of 1-2 miles per day up until delivery and will walk daily as tolerated postpartum
  3. Begin logging my meals/calories again (slightly took a break during these past few months)
  4. Check in daily in my fitness apps to ensure my activity and progress is being logged (It’s about showing up daily)
  5. Blog more about my active fitness journey as I recover and prepare to run a 5k in the coming months
  6. Be more involved in my groups (It has been difficult for me to attend meetings and events as I prepare to delivery in the coming week)
  7. Transition to reduce my carb intake (Will return to low carb diet after delivery)
  8. Complete a trail run with Hubby
  9. Increase Water Intake
  10. Be more interactive with other WP blogs

Monthly goals will be a new category on my blog. With each month I will blog about my monthly goals. I encourage everyone to write down their goals for the month. This is a great exercise to motivate you to accomplish your goals. When you write out your goals you are writing them into existence. Reflect on your written goals daily. Check each completed task off your list. It feels great to accomplish your goals.

Share below in the comments one goal you have set for this month.


Pregnancy Journey

Wednesday Weekly Weigh-In: Pregnancy Edition

Happy Hump Day!

Part of the purpose why I created this blog documenting my fitness journey is to also document my life as a Mom and current pregnancy (baby #3). On Wednesdays I will be documenting my weekly weight. I believe this will be a great way to document the weight I have gained from pregnancy based on my pre-pregnancy weight and will also serve as great documentation as I lose these extra pounds after baby is born.



My pre-pregnancy weight: 163 lbs (documented 8/19/2018)

A few weeks later after this picture was taken, my husband and I found out that we were expecting baby #3.

Right at the peak of my workout madness! Once I found out the great news I did cut back on my gym time and substituted the gym with home workouts.

At 29 weeks, I still remain active in my fit lifestyle. However, I focus more on keeping moving, rather than intense cardio and strength training. I use my Fitbit to track my steps daily and it is my goal to not only meet but to exceed my step goal of 5,000 steps daily. I refrain from sitting for long periods of time and having a step goal encourages me to keep moving throughout the day.

Sometimes workout routines need to be adjusted and pregnancy has been that reason for adjustment in my life.

Disclaimer: I highly encourage everyone to speak to their healthcare provider before indulging in intense workouts. Just because you see someone else powering away does not mean it is the best suited workout for you according to your health. Be sure to get the ‘ok’ that you are able to workout and have a clear understanding of any limitations you may have according to your health.

Please excuse my baby bump ❤

29 Weeks Pregnant

Here, we go … today the scale determines that I am 174.2 lbs. Please have consideration for the fact that I am holding my iPhone 🙂 (cut me some slack). I am 29 weeks pregnant, and in my third trimester of this pregnancy.

I definitely would say that as baby is growing bigger and packing on the pounds during this time. I have noticed a rapid increase in my weight according to the scale. Not so much physically, despite my growing belly. All the weight is depositing right around baby as mommy’s belly grows to support the strong boy that he is.