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I'm a work in progress. I'm a mom to two, soon to be three, awesome kids that have taught me things I didn't know I needed to learn. I'm married to a kind and handsome man that I genuinely love to be with. I like to be around interesting people and enjoy learning from others. I'm quirky, energetic, have a glass that's usually half full (of wine) and am spontaneous when it fits into my plans. My life is much slower than it once was and even though I sometimes miss the old days, I never take these new days for granted. So, I've given up alot of things in order to give more of myself to my family ... and they better appreciate it. I mean, I expect nothing in return for my selfless love.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

On working out

So here's a picture of myself working out before I was pregnant.


Honestly though that's not really me. Come on, guys, you know I don't have blonde hair. The point is that my regular workouts involve lots of kicking and moves like this ... and now that I'm super pregs I feel as though I'm shoving the baby into my esophagus with each knee lift.

Even though I haven't worked out as consistently in this pregnancy as I have in the previous ones (um, I blame ... let's see ... I blame ... fine. I blame me) this baby is sitting so lowwwwww that when I DO workout it's all kinds of awkward. In comes Expecting More by Sara Haley.

I did my first workout this morning (Synergy) and loved it!!! All the moves are tailored around huge baby tummies and I didn't knee the baby into my chest cavity one time! I really loved it. I was surprised at how weak I've become with my lack of effort lately. :/ I can't wait to start working out again with this new program!

Yay for ridiculously early morning workouts! They are so great ... I love them so much! They make the entire day wonderful! I'm a rock star! Yeah, baby, yeah! (I'm writing this now so I can read it again at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning when I'm sobbing my way into my sports bra.) YES! I am a machine!


Christie Wessels said...

Ha ha!! I love your self-motivation. But if it was me, once I opened the computer to read that stuff I'd be sucked in and use all my work-out time internet-browsing. So cool that you found a work-out program that works. They say that the more in-shape you are the easier labor is. Not sure in the heat of things the difference is really noticable, but that concept truly did motivate me to keep it up during pregnancy. (=

susan said...

Well, labor is going to involve me lying on an operating table putting forth zero physical effort so maybe this means I don't need to workout at all!?!