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Apr 8, 2012 5_58 PM_jpg

To function or not to function…that is the question!

I choose my featured image picture because it portrays perfectly my current state of being…plus Torry (Lexy’s husband) thought it was really scary 😉  Then they all tried to copy my face.

Week 2 and 3 as a mother of 2.  There was lots of exhaustion, several naps, one night of my awesome hubby letting me sleep through the night in the upstairs bedroom, 2 walks up the hill (1 that included Keller in body armor and lots of lunges and squats), 1 run on the treadmill (1 day following regretting this run), 1 workout with Keller’s TRX bands, one date night, Easter Sunday, Keller starting a training and being gone all day every day, field trips to the Hill Aerospace museum and the Natural History museum, and the beginning of Crystal Light Energy helping me make it through the day.

Weight Loss and Exercise:

I’m making Friday my weigh in days until I can get to my meetings.  There are Thursday night meetings up here in Park City that I need to start attending, but it hasn’t worked out with schedules yet.  My total weight gain for my pregnancy was 28 pounds, according to my first weigh-in at my Dr’s office, 33 pounds if you count from my last WW weigh in.  So on 3/30 I was down 12.5 pounds, on 4/6 I was down another 8.2, and today I was down another 3.5 for a total loss of 24.2lbs.  I have been semi counting points.  I really have not been that hungry, so I’m pretty sure I’m staying within my daily allotted.  I’m trying to ease back into my workouts because I do feel better on the days that I get to workout, but most days I’m so tired the thought of exuding enough energy to put my tennis shoes on is overwhelming!  I’m one of those people that DO NOT function well without sleep.  So getting back to a normal daily routine is going to take a little bit, but I’m taking it one day at a time.

The best part of my week was doing this walk with Keller.  We walked up the hill and every 5 minutes stopped and did 20 walking lunges.  At the top I did 3 sets of 10 push-ups and on the way down we did 20 squats every 5 minutes.  I was definitely sore the next day!

This was my “It Begins” face.

I didn’t take a picture of my…”oh crap that really hurt” face.

Food and Points:

I’m still using my dietSNAPS app and taking pictures of everything I eat.  I haven’t gone back to entering my food in the WW app yet.  And as for posting everything I eat, I don’t think anyone wants to look at a post with 2 weeks worth of food pics so for now I will take it one day at a time.  I definitely feel like I’m not as hungry and I’m trying to take advantage of that feeling cause I’m sure it won’t last long.  It’s like I’m too tired to care about eating.  I’m trying to stay away from crap, most of my meals are the usual protein pancakes, green greek smoothies, greek yogurts, mint cookie Balance Bars, fruit, and just trying to stick with veggies and protein for dinner with the occasional indulgences.

Oh and of course, the Coke Zero’s…Mommy’s milk and Cruz’s milk!

Last Saturday night we took family pictures in a beautiful orchard in Kaysville.  It was a little chilly, but the boys were troopers and I can’t wait to see how the pictures turned out!  We stopped at In-N-Out for dinner on the way home.   We were all so hungry and I enjoyed every bite of my hamburger and shared some of Cole’s fries and chocolate shake while he covered his face with stickers.  Not sure why he loves to put stickers there.  Good thing he doesn’t have a hairy face!

We had a great Easter.  Cole loved dyeing eggs in Kool aid.  Thank you Pinterest!

Easter Sunday was probably my best day.  I think it was because I had finally caught up on a little sleep.  We took pics on the porch after church, poor Cruz just looks like he’s squished!

 And then enjoyed the beautiful weather with a picnic lunch outside.

This week the best days were when we went on field trips with our cousins.  It usually ends up taking forever, but I love being able to get out of the house.  I’m trying to get my vitamin D and endorphins everyday, cause otherwise I end up feeling totally crappy and even more tired.

This was Monday at the Hill Aerospace Museum.

And this was Thursday at the Utah Natural History Museum.

All in all I’m doing my best and that’s all I can do.  I’m trying not to stress about things I can’t control (which is super hard for me).  We have a lot going on in our lives right now and we seem to be in a constant state of chaos and change.  I hope one day I can feel like I have a normal life, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen anytime soon.  And I just have to say to all the moms out there especially to ones with multiple children close in age or to those who’s husbands are gone all the time or those who don’t live by family…so pretty much any mom out there…you are amazing!  Being a mom is hard work and any one who says different should be punched in the face :).  So here’s my salute to mom’s everywhere!

 

 

yummy food

Attempts to induce labor with workouts, loud noises, and spicy food…and my baby shower!

Thursday…

Gave up going to my buns and guns class to work out with my hubby.  He put me through a pyramid workout…superset#1 curls into overhead press and squat w/row using a band wrapped around a pole, superset #2 dumbbell squats (sitting onto a workout bench then getting up again, etc) and one-legged wall push-ups.

We didn’t have any eggs at home so we stopped at Einstein’s to grab breakfast.  I tried one of their new maple oatmeal bagels with cream cheese…didn’t like it, it was too sweet so I just ended up eating half of the bagel and drinking half of Keller’s protein shake.

Grammy offered to take Cole and his cousins for the afternoon so Keller and I met up with my dad to see This Means War (again for me).  On the way out of the house I grabbed some leftover chicken, healthy mac and cheese, and broccoli, threw it in a bowl with a spoonful of tzatziki.

I also ran out of my Mint Cookie Balance Bars so I wasn’t prepared in the theater and ended up having a snack of coke zero, a bag of skittles, and some of Keller’s trail mix.

The boys had taekwondo and then it was Cafe Rio thursday so we had dinner with Michelle and the kids.  I attempted to try and share a steak salad with Keller…we all know how that goes!

Friday…

Spin class in the morning.

So excited to have my usual breakfast!

Keller got a new gun for Christmas but since he was in Afghanistan, he didn’t actually get it until he got back here and we’ve been wanting to take it to the range to shoot it.  A little background on me and guns…I grew up in southern California.  The only thing I knew about guns was that there were a lot of them in Compton.  My dad had a rifle, but it wasn’t something he took out of lot and I never went shooting with him.  So I didn’t really grow up with guns around and really did not like them.  When we were first married I told Keller that I would never allow guns in my house especially when we had kids.  HA HA…almost 10 years later I have a husband in the military who owns 3 guns.  Keller and I finally started to understand each other when I compared his want for multiple guns to my want for multiple pairs of shoes.  It was a great break through!

Baby boy jumped a little when we walked into the range.  They don’t make belly protectors so I used the ear protectors 😉

I got quite a few stares walking onto the range, no one expects to see a 9-month-pregnant chick at a gun range!  And this is how we SoCal girls shoot…it’s called busting a cap.

Here’s Keller in his element teaching my mom how to shoot…I’ll be honest, freaked me out to see a gun in my mother’s hand…it was like wrong!

The gun range was right across from the hospital that I volunteer at and I know this is going to sound weird but we went to have lunch there after.  You have to understand, this hospital has THE best food!  The chef used to be the Executive Chef to Bill Gates.  Plus I had a ton of free meal tickets that I hadn’t used.

Lunch: had a green smoothie, a couple bites of a chocolate croissant, turkey burger with half the bun, and a few sweet potato and regular fries

Cole from school and he got a hold of my phone…this is 1 of about 50 pics I found on my phone!

Spent the rest of the day and night rearranging our room to move the crib in.  I figured since I’m 2 weeks out it might be a good idea to actually get prepared.  I’m not sure if it was my situation of not living in my own house, but I had absolutely no “nesting” feelings like most women do earlier in my pregnancy.  I’m super lucky my parents have a crib at their house and my sister let me borrow her bumper and sheet, otherwise I’m not sure where this kid would be sleeping!

Keller requested pizza for our dinner from our favorite Maxwell’s for dinner.  I also made a strawberry spinach salad.

Saturday…

Did not sleep very well last night.  I’m pretty sure I’m having Braxton Hicks contractions and they are getting more intense to the point that they woke me up in the middle of the night, multiple times.  Not awesome.

Breakfast: toast w/pb and jam, fruit, and oj

Today was my baby shower…it was so fun!  Heidi and Rebecca put it on for me.  The food was delicious and I received awesome gifts.  Heidi put together some collages of pics.  She is so awesome, these pics look like a professional photographer took them, but they are all Heidi taking them on her iPhone!

Lunch: egg and green chile puff w/black bean salsa, greek yogurt w/fruit and homemade granola, and cinnamon rolls

I was super exited about all my gifts.  I got some really cute outfits, Aden+Anias swaddling blankets, the cutest pairs of Sperry and Vans shoes (for later of course), a cute little toy from Cole to hang from the handle of the carseat, and a BOB jogging stroller which I can’t wait to use!

I don’t know why anyone would ever give this to me…

While we were at the shower, Keller took Cole tubing.  If you don’t know what tubing is, it’s when you take an inner tube sledding down a big snowy hill.  He had a blast!

When they got home Cole and I both crashed for naps.  After naps, we went to see the new movie the Lorax, it was super cute!  Forgot to grab a snack on the way out, so I ended up eating a few handfuls of popcorn and some Starburst jelly beans (please Easter come soon so stores will no longer carry these frickin delicious candies!).  After the movie we grabbed some dinner at an Asian restaurant.  I wasn’t starving so I just got chicken lettuce cups and poured a little soy sauce with wasabi (something spicy for my quest to induce labor).

Now I should go to bed, dang you daylight savings!

Good morning chocolate

Happy Turkey Day!!

Oh Thanksgiving how I love thee!  There is so much I am grateful for.  I’ll just list the important ones…my hubby, I missed him so much today.  This was the first Thanksgiving we haven’t spent together since we’ve been married.  My baby boy…let’s make that 2 baby boys.  My family (near and far), friends, health, husband’s job, and delicious leftover rolls ;).

WEDNESDAY Fire Bites:

Started the day off right with spin class +12

Pre-spin: 3

Post-spin: the store I was at didn’t have Muscle Milk Light so I drank just over half of this  4, and a green smoothie

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I had to go down to Salt Lake to take my final test for my CNA class so that I could be passed off to take my state test.  Then Cole and I went to see Arthur Christmas.

Snack before movie:  5

Snacks at the movie: popcorn, 2 red vines, and 1 twizzler  11

After the movie we met up with Aunt Sasa at our fav El Chubasco for our some shrimp tacos…but they were all out.  So we had to improvise.  It wasn’t the same.

Dinner: chicken tacos, 2 corn tortillas, pico, 1/3 of Cole’s quesadilla, and chips  13

TURKEY DAY Fire Bites:

Cole and I woke up early…excited for the holiday.  I made us some mint hot chocolate.

Was planning on going to the gym for a strength class at 9:30a, but decided it was more important to have a nice breakfast with my family.  Plus I know Keller would probably call to Skype while I was in the class.  We decided not to go with the traditional homemade buttermilk waffles and instead turned the healthy Protein Pancakes into Protein Waffles.  Soooo delicious and nutritious!

Went to get on the treadmill and do my burpee/running intervals and of course I literally press start on the treadmill and Keller calls.  So I jumped off and we got to Skype.  He was able to have a Thanksgiving meal and have the day off.  It was nice to be able to chat.  Didn’t have enough time to do my full workout so instead I knocked out my 47 burpees (missed yesterday cause I tried to do them after spin and my legs were jello). Then we went to the movies to see Hugo, great cinematography, but SLOW AND BORING as all get out.  That’s my personal opinion and the opinion of the 4-y-o who was bouncing from one lap to another cause he was so bored.  Snacked on some popcorn and 3 red vines.

Came home and had some carrots and light ranch dip while I started the 2 batches of rolls.  Our family was invited over to a friend’s of my parents for Thanksgiving dinner so all we were in charge of making was rolls, salad, and veggies.  My job was the rolls.  They turned out perfect!

We started off dinner with some delicious soup topped with apples and bleu cheese.

There were also bacon wrapped water chestnuts and shrimp for appetizers.  I was so hungry by the time we got there that I lost count of how any I ate!

And then the delicious dinner was served.  This was the only Thanksgiving I can remember that I only had one plate full of food.  I was seriously sooo stuffed, I was actually mad.  I have never only had 1 roll, that’s like so wrong!  Good thing there were leftovers so I can way some more tomorrow.

We played such a fun game after dinner.  Everyone wrote down a name of a person (famous or not) and put it in a basket. When all the names were in, someone reads off all the names twice.  Then you start going around the circle and you try to guess who wrote down which name.  The last person to be guessed wins.

And of course had to end the night with pie.  I’m not a huge pie lover, unless it’s french apple, but there was no french apple for me.  Probably a good thing!  So instead I had about 1/2 cup of the delicious cherry chocolate ice cream that I have grown to love so much over the last week and 2 bites of a very chocolately pie!

All in all a fabulous Thanksgiving.  So Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good night