2.0 Round 2 Day 27: Oh Baby!

Well, I know it has been a while, sorry for the lack of posts. Sometimes I’m just incredibly busy, and sometimes I just feel like my posts are a bit redundant, you know, there’s only so many pictures to post of me and little man getting our workout on each week without it becoming mundane. Things are pretty routine here.

Wait, did I say they’re routine? What I meant was up until this past Monday they HAVE BEEN pretty routine.

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Wait for it…… wait for it…….. YES! That is a fourth pumpkin and yes, it says “Baby 2015” on it.

Pregnant. Talk about life getting in the way! But in a good way. ๐Ÿ™‚ We were very surprised, to say the least, but babies are a blessing in our book, so only happiness over here.

I never thought I’d be a mom to 4, but then I never thought I would lose my first child and in so many ways that changed everything, including our family size and how we planned it. I had always thought 2 was the perfect number, but after we had Faith, it didn’t seem right to stop there even though she was our second. So I surpassed my first expectation and became mom of 3. And now, even though it’s only 3 living children, I will always be mom to 4.

So, how does this affect my bikini body mommy routine, my blogging through the challenge, etc.? Well, it doesn’t, for now anyway. Since a healthy diet and regular exercise are recommended for low risk pregnancies, and since I have been working at this every day for almost 10 months and my body is used to this level of physical activity, I plan to keep going, listening to my body, modifying as needed, staying healthy, staying hydrated, and hope to have the healthiest, strongest, most stress reduced pregnancy yet.

Baby’s estimated debut is May 27, 2015, which puts me 6-7 weeks along. There is still time for morning sickness to set in, but I had only mild nausea with my other babies, so I am not surprised to find I feel great at this point other than that early pregnancy fatigue and needing a daily nap like you need to pee. Fight it all you want, it’s gonna happen.

I plan to keep blogging, keep doing the weigh ins and check ins. Obviously my measurements and weight will be going up, but I am really striving to gain at a healthy rate and not go into the excessive. Physically, mentally, emotionally, I have never been at a healthier point during any of my other pregnancies, certainly not with nutrition and hydration, so I’m excited to see how staying fit through pregnancy impacts me in a positive way. Any of you moms out there wondering how these workouts fit into a pregnant daily scenario? Now is the time to hit the subscribe button and follow along with my journey as it heads down this new path. I’m committed. I found out Monday about our new addition and have been doing the BBMC workouts every day as well as walking to run errands most days as well, pulling my little guy in the wagon. In fact, it was probably a comical sight, seeing all the pumpkins yesterday loaded into the wagon along with my little guy and my trusty 32 oz. big cup of water, walking the mile back from Fred’s, my girl skipping along beside me after school.

I’m looking forward to the good, the bad, and the awkward that pregnancy brings. I’m keeping up my positive energy forcefield. My goals are still in sight, some of them are just going to take a little longer to achieve and new ones are on the horizon. I’m excited!

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My BBM Journey: Day 5

5 days in a row! I am so proud of myself! And proud of my little sister, doing it right along side me, live and in person, and proud of my kids who have also gotten in on the action to some extent each day.

Today I had the air off and the windows open, but it was a humid 75 degrees in the house and man! The pouring sweat definitely let us know. ย The kids got antsy during this morning’s workout and had to be sent to play in the other room half way through, and interrupted workouts always leave me feeling like I didn’t do my best. I like to be focused and let’s face it, the kids can really take your focus away when you have to stop and referee fights and delegate toy turns. So we did some extra boat poses and a minute of spider man planks to make up for the extra breaks. I did a full minute of unmodified spider man planks for the first time this week! Progress in any form is still progress.

Oh! And look what I got this morning.

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We have extremely hard and bad tasting water in this area, in fact, it’s the first place we’ve ever lived that we had to buy bottled water. And since the nearest Wal-mart is 20 miles away and it’s a pain to fill a grocery cart with 2 weeks worth of gallon jugs, AND I’m not a fan of all the waste and plastic contaminating our planet, this set up rocks. I definitely want to stay hydrated this summer and especially through this challenge. How do you guys stay hydrated? Any tips, tricks, rules of thumb, or recipes? Leave me a comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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What is BBM?

Bikini Body Mommy, a movement led by Briana Christine, and you can find out more at http://www.bikinibodymommy.com

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