Monday, November 10, 2014

Hello Again!

Well, now that I'm moved into the new house, and things have settled down a bit, I'm back to evening workouts.

I signed up for a 5k on November 22nd to help motivate me to get out & use the very convenient hike & bike trail that connects to our neighborhood. I will admit to not doing much more than a 2 mile walk every week, or two, for the past month and a half.

I've been exhausted pretty much 24/7, which is the most significant symptom I've had in my first trimester. Built in portion control from a body that can eat about a cup and a half of food in one sitting has helped me avoid gaining weight this first trimester. Not going out due to exhaustion & moving also helped keep me away from pub grub, lending extra help to lose 8 pounds between conception & now. My doctor is not worried, he's supportive as long as I'm eating enough & not suffering nausea.

So, not much working out, and 5k coming up.

Add to that, daylight savings time, and not being someone who wakes up early, and there was a possible excuse for continuing not working out when I know I need to train for this 5k. 

Enter the excuse buster:

This little light of mine, well, I let it shine!

By the end of 3 miles, I was ready to rip it off of my forehead, but I'll have to adjust the band. It worked great & it kept me from using the cover of darkness as an excuse.

Here's to a continuing healthy pregnancy!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Got Buns, Hon?

Just finished a killer buns workout this evening!

This has been a stressful & full couple of weeks! However, I haven't hoovered any bags of candy, and my nutrition remains at a higher quality than normal. I'm not sticking to 21 day fix adamantly, but I have been bringing my lunch 3 out of 5 days, cooking dinners at home, and upping my water intake. 

While I haven't been doing as many DVD workouts, I've been fitting in 30+ minute walks into my week at least twice a week.

While it's less than I have done in the past, it's better than I've been for most of the past year, which is fits & starts of 2 weeks on, 4 weeks off.


~ Katie

Saturday, September 20, 2014


I'm slowly familiarizing myself with the different PiYo workouts. Not really following a schedule yet, but I'm happy when I actually do a workout about 3 times a week.

Today, I did the Core workout.

James convinced me to workout before we could go to brunch. Now I have to shower & he has to shower, so who knows if brunch will even materialize.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Half Is Better Than None

I did half of the Drench workout tonight. I didn't realize it was almost an hour when I started it, and pooped out at half an hour.

It lives up to it's name.

Now off to the grocery store to stock up since I'm out of some of my lunch foods.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Hustle

Got in a hard core workout today using the strength slides!

Now to go grocery shopping to prep for a week of meals!

All the veggie & fruit prep!


Saturday, September 13, 2014


Today was a pretty good day. 

Walked about 5 miles with my husband.

Ate a small lunch.

Then shot it all to pieces with a pizza.

I think it's time for me to break out the containers again & go for the idiot-proof nutrition boot camp of 21 Day Fix. Just this time, I'm counting everything & making sure that I don't cheat beverage-wise. Sure, the directions allow for 2 4oz servings of wine a week, but then I'd have a nearly full bottle sitting around, and that's just a waste.

So I'm going without that.

This month is huge. Selling our house, finding another (and hopefully having an offer accepted), getting more established in my new role at work.

With enough stress that way, I need to feed my body right & establish better de-stressing habits along the way. Like herbal tea to let the weight of the day lift.

I can do this.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday Leg Day

Today was Define Lower in the PiYo workout. Tomorrow is something I haven't done: Core!

Yes, it's blurry. Yes, I'm sweaty.

It's a good little workout.