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My Paleo Pregnancy - Week 6

First, let me back up a bit. This is my fourth pregnancy. I have three boys: 18, 9, and 7. All of those pregnancies were pretty rough. Morning sickness was terrible for me. It pretty much lasted all day for the first 3 or 4 months. I was either throwing up or feeling like I wanted to. It was rough and I dealt with it with a steady diet of saltines and Sprite. Once the nausea finally passed I then ate whatever I wanted, heck, I was pregnant! Rueben sandwich, fries, AND an Oreo shake? Yes please. Lots of junk was consumed. Which of course resulted in my gaining 60 to 80 pounds for each of those pregnancies.

It wasn't until after my third son that I got serious about getting healthy and changing my choices. I want very badly for this pregnancy to be different. It's uncharted territory for me, but I'm committed to making healthy choices.

Week 6

I had forgotten how early the pregnancy cravings start. This time around I'm trying very hard to listen to my body and give it what i…

Paleo Pregnancy

Pregnancy changes things. It just does. Our bodies change. Our wardrobe changes. Everything from our priorities to our tastes can change during pregnancy. And, well, when you're a fitness blogger, your blog can't help but change as well!

I didn't want it to be all preggers all the time around here, so I've decided to corral those posts to one day a week. Every Wednesday from now until baby time will be dedicated to posts on having a happy, healthy, fit, and paleo pregnancy. I've added a menu tab 'Paleo Pregnancy' to make it easy to find these posts in the future. I'll be doing paleo pregnancy vlogs, posts on pregnancy and baby related products, and having some awesome guest posts on staying healthy and fit throughout pregnancy.

A little pinterest humor.
My you tube channel will also be changing. Since moving to FitViews it's always bothered me that my you tube url still had fitviews. I've had the FitViews channel for a while and was waiting for the…

JNL Fusion Review - Update

You might have noticed that there was no week 1 JNL Fusion post or vlog. No results, no review of week 1. Nada.
Slight change of plans.
I found out I'm pregnant!
This obviously changes my goals with this workout, and therefore how I'll structure this review. 
I am going to finish the workouts, but I'll be dialing back the intensity a bit, possibly working out less days (depending how I feel this first trimester), and not lowering my calories. So, blogging weekly and tracking my weight and measurements would be pretty pointless! 
I will however do a full review of JNL Fusion once I'm through the workouts.
Yes, I'm a tiny bit sad that THESE jeans:

...well, they'll have to wait a bit longer...But I'll happily trade them for these jeans:

PS are these not the cutest things ever?

Blogging My Way Through Jennifer Nicole Lee's JNL Fusion

Confession time. 

Since finishing the 30 Day Shred back in July my workouts have been inconsistent.

Very inconsistent.

Since finishing my paleo re-set in August my diet has included a few too many paleo treats. Paleo pumpkin bread every single day while I was perfecting the recipe *may* have happened.

I stopped setting goals. I ambled along. I lost my focus a little.

Which all contributed to...gaining 7 pounds. Whoops.

I'm not freaking out, I'm making a plan.
I've decided to blog my way through Jennifer Nicole Lee's JNL Fusion. My unboxing video for this set:

JNL Fusion is an 8 week program with workouts 6 days a week. I started this program last Friday and will be updating weekly on Thursdays or Fridays.
My beginning stats: Weight 162
Waist 29 1/2
Right Thigh 19 1/2
Right Calf 13 1/2
Right Bicep 11 1/2
Bust 37 1/2
Hips 39 1/2
Goals My first goal is to lose a pound and a half per week, which is 12 pounds by the end of the program. I realize that for me this is a big goal, but I'm re…

The Power of Community #WhatsBeautiful

Depending on how long you've been reading my blog you may or may not know that I was originally a weight loss blogger. (Comment below if you remember fitviews!) 

If you click on my "My Story" page you'll read about my process of going from a size 22 to a size 8. You'll read about running, lifting weights, paleo... But what you won't see listed is one of the most important weight loss tools I used on my journey: community.
I truly believe that the amazing community I found among my fellow bloggers is the single most important factor of my lasting weight loss success.
When I first began blogging I had no idea that I'd find such an amazing, supportive, encouraging, wise, and caring community online. 
From them I learned. With them I shared. Through them I found myself. 
I fought obesity and won. A large part of that I owe to community. My online community provided a safe space for me to hash out all of my junk and become the me I was meant to be. I could never th…

Paleo Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I love to bake. I don't do much baking during the hot summer months, but there's just something about fall that screams out to me to bake up a storm.
Previous to going paleo pumpkin bread was one of my favorite things to bake in the fall. There's just nothing like a kitchen filled with the smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven.
I missed this and so I set out two weeks ago to figure out a paleo pumpkin bread recipe. Several failed attempts and 10 or so test loaves later I've come up with one my family loves!
Paleo Pumpkin Bread 1 cup blanched almond meal 1/4 cup coconut flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 4 eggs 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon melted ghee (or coconut oil) 1 teaspoon vanilla Combine dry ingredients. Beat eggs and add in. Add remaining wet ingredients. Grease a 9 inch loaf pan with coconut oil (or you can use cooking spray). Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 mi…