Friday, December 5, 2014

When the Routine Stops

I had a pretty good routine going for a while:

Wake up
Rush get ready
Home Workout
Shove food in mouth
Hang out with Husband
Maybe do some chores or bath


And then I got pregnant and moved and it went to:

Wake up
Rush get ready
Home packing
Oh crap! Eat

And now it's moved on to:

Wake up
Rush get ready
Feed Animals & do some chores
Home chores
Eat something
Hang out with husband or bath

Notice something that fell out of the mix?
Working out after work

By the time I get home, I'm exhausted and I just want to eat something, take some time to decompress, and for the day to be done.

My original goal for December was to get back into a working out routine. My new goal is to simply work out more than once every couple weeks. Once or twice a week would be great. Does doing 10 squats each morning and evening count as a workout? Because I already started doing that!


PS I totally want to do a photo log that compares me now to when I started this blog. I have a feeling that I'm still looking more trim and fit than when I started. And that gives me a huge sense of accomplishment because I have come so far both mentally and physically in the past nearly two years!

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.