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Week 13!!! Helloooo second trimester. And boy howdy I can see a difference.
It's like night and day better. I was only mildly nauseous once or twice this week and my energy levels are returning. I wouldn't say they're back to normal, but I don't know if they ever truly are during pregnancy.
With my returned energy I've been looking around my house and realizing that my husband, bless him for trying, is not the greatest housekeeper. So, I've been doing laundry with a vengeance and otherwise trying to make this place look presentable before Christmas. This may be the first time in the history of ever that I'm actually enjoying housework...OK, it's more that I'm thankful I have the energy.
All of my clothes are too small now. I'm in maternity clothes full time. I am SO THANKFUL for my friend Amy. She sent me a huge box of the most amazing maternity clothes I've ever seen! Gap, Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod... It sounds silly, but they mak…
That question has come up a lot lately. People wanting to know what I eat in general or whether my eating is different than my normal pre-pregnancy paleo diet. I would have thought my answer would be that I eat basically the same, but for the first trimester there have been differences.
The main difference is that before I was pregnant I ate three meals a day and one or two snacks, but now I find I can't stand a full meal. I'm eating more mini meals throughout the day and I also tend to stick to the same foods more.
A typical day looks like this:
Breakfast - 5 or 6 AM A cup of Warrior Cereal with almond milk. Breakfast has been toughest for me this first trimester. My breakfasts started out looking like this: But weeks 6 through 10 I was very nauseous/sick and having major aversions to meat and eggs. I tried smoothies and even some gluten free cereal (which didn't help and I wouldn't have added that back into my diet in hind sight). Then I found Warrior Cereal. I was ecsta…
'Tis the season for holiday shopping! Whether you're shopping for a runner, a gym rat, or a triathlete... Someone new to fitness and healthy living or a seasoned pro... This guide has ideas for everyone on your fit list.
Up to $30 The GYMBOSS is a small, easy to use, repeating interval timer. This multi-use timer is very versatile and awesome for virtually any type of exercise program: running, weights, HIIT, you name it the GYMBOSS is great for it! It comes in lots of fun colors too.
Fitbook is by far my favorite fitness and nutrition journal. It's a great way to set goals and track your progress. There's a fitbook for everyone on your list too. Regular fitbook, fitbook black, fitbook junior, and even fitbook mama2b! They make great stocking stuffers.
A healthy cookbook is a great gift idea. Boredom is the enemy of healthy eating and a great cookbook helps avoid that! Some of my favorites are:
$50 to $100 Fitness fashion is always at the top of my list. A gift card is a gre…