Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon Weekend!


I can’t believe how fast last week/weekend went, yet it still seems like forever since I’ve been able to share what’s been going on in my life.

Where to begin???

On Friday, February 21st Jeff and I packed up our car and drove to Orlando, Florida, so that I could take part in the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon; my first 1/2 marathon ever!  The race was scheduled for the morning of Sunday the 22nd, which was nice because that gave us a day to just relax and enjoy Orlando.


On Saturday morning we got up early and went to pick up my bib number and race information.  After that we decided to kill some time at the outlet malls and then we met up with a good friend of mine from high school and all played miniature golf at Fantasia Gardens.  We had a great afternoon and the weather was perfect outside, especially seeing when we left North Carolina it was about 15 degrees.

Sunday morning came rather quickly, and Jeff and I had to wake up at 2:45 a.m.  The reason for this was because we needed to be outside Epcot around 4:00 a.m in order to make sure that we had time to park the car and get to my starting corral by 5:30 a.m.  I think it goes without saying that some runners looked incredibly tired, but at least they were there.  Luckily for me, I’m a morning person and other racers were quite entertaining.


If you’ve ever thought about doing a Disney race, you definitely should!  People dress up in costume and everyone is so friendly!  There are runners of all kinds there as well.  You have people who are serious and want to do there best, and you have people who just want to take it easy, run through the parks, and take pictures with the characters along the way.


Fireworks go off at the start of every corral!

Typically I try to do my best, but I knew going into this run that it would be different.  For one thing, I’ve never run a 1/2 marathon before, and for another, I was just over 19 weeks pregnant.  To help mentally prepare for this run, I knew that I’d have to slow my pace down, drink more water at the water stops, and probably have to use the bathroom once or twice.  I was right on all counts and even with the obstacles I faced, I managed to finish with a time of 2:27:24.  It might not have been what I was originally hoping for, but it’s not too bad!  I actually ended up placing 3,933 out of 20,215 runners who took part in the race.  After I calculated the results, I discovered that that’s within the top 25% of runners, and I’m incredibly proud of that. I’m even panning to sign up for my next 1/2 marathon in January 2016.  It will just be something else to help me get back into shape after baby Griffin arrives!



19 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

Oh my goodness!  It’s difficult to believe that I’m almost to the halfway point in this pregnancy.  I’m going to mention it now, because my post next week will be a little late.  Jeff and I leave for our cruise this upcoming Sunday, and we won’t be home until the following weekend.  It’s exciting because I’ll turn exactly 20 weeks while down in the Caribbean!  Unfortunately I can’t celebrate with a drink.  Oh well.

Weekly Update:


Tend to have a little bump at night, but it’s less noticeable in the mornings.

How far along: 19 weeks

Maternity Clothes:  I did end up buying some maternity clothes this week because I needed a pair of shorts for the cruise, and while I was at it I also purchased a couple of cute tops.  I’m becoming a little sad though that my regular jeans aren’t fitting me as well as they use to, but I know it’s all for a good cause.  They are just mostly getting tight in the thighs.  For some reason that’s where I seem to put on weight first.  I’m still in the stage of just looking larger, and haven’t really popped yet.  Maybe soon.


Missing Anything:  I’m missing comfortably being able to fit into my clothes.  I usually end up trying on tons of different outfits before I go out, and am never fully happy with what I find.  I also miss my usually eating habits.  Those have definitely changed since becoming pregnant.  Oh yeah, I can’t forget being able to do crunches.  I definitely miss those and all my other hard core workouts.

Cravings:  I didn’t really have any strong cravings this week, although Jeff tends to laugh at me a lot.  Mostly because I’ll tell him that I’m so full one minute and don’t even want to think about food and then, no joke, a minute later I’ll literally say, ‘I’m hungry’, or, ‘you know what sounds good?’.

Movement:  I think I might have felt a little something the other day, while I was out running errands.  I didn’t have a chance for lunch and was planning to eat when I got home, but I think Griffin, (that’s what we are naming him) got mad, so he kicked me.  Apparently he wanted food.  I also think I felt him move some when I was relaxing in bed.

Exercise:  Sadly, I have to admit that this has not been my strongest week when it comes to exercise, and I hate being lazy. I’ve only made it to the gym, for my own workouts, a couple of times.  In addition to the gym, I did get in one short 3 mile run, and one long 10 mile run.  I ended up hurting my back some doing my long run though, so I’ve been trying to take it easy to allow recovery time before my 1/2 marathon this Sunday.  I’m happy to report that it’s already feeling better.  I think I just pulled a muscle.  I’ve also walked a little on my treadmill at an incline, but not nearly as much as I normally do.  Hopefully next week I will get back into it more, even though I’ll be on vacation.  Surprisingly I love working out on cruise ships.  One of my favorite things to do is get up super early, when the ship is empty, and run laps outside on the running deck.

Health/Feelings:  At my doctors appointment last Friday my OBGYN told me that everything looked good and that I was right on track with where I needed to be.  I have to be honest though and say I don’t like seeing the number on the scale go up, but I know it will be fun afterwards when I get to watch that number go back down.  It will also be fun because I love a good challenge and pushing myself to my limits.  I can’t wait until I can workout as intensely as I was before I got pregnant.

So my personal goal for next week, even though I’ll be on vacation, is to get in a decent workout every day.  What’s going to be your goal?  I truly believe that it’s important to set goals for yourself and do everything you can to reach those goals.  Helpful Tip: Sometimes writing down your goals, then crossing them off as you accomplish them, is a great form of motivation.


Still no true bump in the mornings, just looking more full figured.

Best of luck to all of you, and even though I won’t see some of you at the gym next week, I will when I get back!


18 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

Big news this week!  It’s a………….


Jeff and I are beyond excited to be welcoming our baby boy, Griffin Ozzy King, to the family this July!

As of today…….


A tiny little bump looks like it may be beginning!

How far along: 18 weeks, 1 day

Maternity clothes:  I was still able to wear my regular size jeans to my doctors appointment today, but began to realize that I’m finally beginning to show a little bit more than I thought.  Due to this, I feel that today might just be the last day I try to wear them.  I’ve also been trying to prepare some clothes for the cruise that Jeff and I will be taking soon.  I think that this weekend I might just need to go out and buy a new pair of shorts and a few tops that are a tad longer.

Missing Anything:  I’m not really missing anything new, just the same things that I’ve been missing for the past few weeks.

Food Cravings:  I’ve really been craving fruit a lot this past week.  Especially watermelon and pineapple.  I can pretty much go through an entire pineapple or watermelon in one day, but I cut it up, separate it, and pace myself.  It’s just a good thing that my husband doesn’t eat f ruit.  More for me!

Movement:  Sadly, I still have not felt any true movement.  There have been a few times where I thought I might have felt something, but I have no way of really knowing.  Hopefully soon.

Highlight of the week:  the highlight of this week actually occurred today.  Jeff and I attended our anatomy scan and got to watch our little boy move around for about 35 minutes or so as the technician took all his measurements and looked over his entire body to make sure everything was functioning properly.  It was so cool being able to see clearly see his brain, spine, kidneys, toes, fingers, eyes, heart (all four chambers and beating away like crazy), etc.

Exercise:  this week has been a great week!  I completed a long run of 8 miles, (plan to do 10 on Sunday) in addition to lots of other runs.  Total, I came close to completing 20 miles for the week.  I also continued to walk on the treadmill, at an incline, for about 60 minutes or more each day, and I even made it into the gym for my own hour long workouts.  My legs may have been a little sore this week, but it’s definitely the good kind of sore and the kind I missed.

What’s next:  This upcoming week is going to be a busy one.  I have to start packing for my 1/2 marathon weekend and for our week long cruise!  I also want to get in a little more training of my own, and have others to train as well.  I still have openings this week though, so if you’re interested in coming in to train, feel free to let me know.

Enjoy your week/weekend and make yourself proud!


Not a true bump quite yet, unfortunately I’m just looking a little pudgier.

17 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

Well, it’s been another successful week, and I hope it has been for you too!


How far along: 17 weeks, 1 day

Maternity clothes:  I just happened to be out shopping at target yesterday, (like I am most days) and decided to walk over and browse through the maternity section.  I really just wanted to see what types of things they had.  While I was browsing I saw a cute pair of jeans, and thought, I might as well just try them on to see what they look like.  Oh my gosh!  I instantly fell in love.  My regular jeans still fit, but these were just so much more comfortable and stretchy.  Needless to say, I bought them.  I will probably start wearing them too, bc I really don’t want to continue wearing my favorite jeans and risk ruining them.  I will wear them again in the early fall.

Missing Anything:  This week I realized I was missing a couple of things.  For one….I miss being comfortable when I sleep.  I’m at the point now where I know I shouldn’t sleep on my back, and I’ve always been a back sleeper.  It may take a little longer, but I do end up falling asleep laying on my side, however I usually wake up on my back and then I start my morning with a lower back pain.  It stinks.  In addition to this, I also miss getting a full nights sleep.  I typically wake up 2 or more times throughout the night and then it takes me about an hour to fall back to sleep.  Hopefully that won’t last.

Movement:  I’m still anxiously awaiting some type of movement.  If I’m lucky maybe I’ll start to feel something this week.  Knowing my luck, it won’t be for awhile yet.  I guess that’s ok, because the last thing I want is for the baby to kick me the whole time I’m running my half marathon in a few weeks.  Everything will happen in due time.

Looking forward to:  Jeff and I are really looking forward to finding out the gender of our mini me next week.  Everyone has been telling us their guesses, so we will see who’s correct.  I will be eccstatic either way!  I just want a healthy and happy baby.  We also booked our “baby moon” this week.  Ok, really just a vacation, but that’s what people call it when you’re expecting. My older sister works on the Disney Cruise Line (Magic) so she was able to get us onboard a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise.   Therefore, in about 2 weeks we’ll be packing up our bags and traveling to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Castaway Cay.  I can hardly wait!


Exercise:  I’ve been continuing with my same workout routine.  I walk on my treadmill, run, lift weights, and also added in the leg challenge that I posted a few days ago.  In addition to this, I want to start going back to the gym more, for myself, and not just to train others.  My husband Jeff decided that he was going to get a membership there too and we will do early morning workouts together.  If you’re an early riser and want company when working out, we will be there typically around 5:30 a.m.

Health/feelings:  I can’t lie….I was a little disappointed in myself this week.  I gave into my cravings some days and ate a few things I know I shouldn’t have.  One day I had a few Oreos, another day I had some Girl Scout cookies, and another day I had some graham crackers.  Overall it wasn’t too bad, but I typically have stronger will power.  Apparently the baby likes cookies.  I guess that’s something else you can say I miss.  Eating healthy.  Don’t get me wrong, I do and have been eating healthy; lots of lean protein, with fruits and veggies, but sometimes that just doesn’t feel like enough.  It’s gotten better though.  At least I’m not eating out anymore, 1st trimester was bad.  And I’m happy with my steady weight gain.  As of today I’ve still only gained between 7-9 lbs.  (it changes every time I weigh myself) and I’m almost to my halfway point.


New Month, New You!

It always amazes me the transformation our bodies can go through in just a month.  I know you probably hear it all the time, but eating right, in combination with working out, definitely makes a huge difference.  Trust me when I say that I’ve seen it with my own eyes; not only in the people I train and work with, but also in myself.


This is just to give you an idea of what a month transformation can look like (this was taken back at the end of May).  I was able to drop 10 pounds and a number of inches in the hips, thighs, and arms.

I’ve always been one to rise to a challenge and I know that right now I’m going to be gaining some weight and there’s nothing I can do about it (due to being pregnant). It’s a little disheartening, but I know that it’s all for a good cause and come July I will hopefully have one happy and healthy baby.  However, just because I’m going to be gaining some weight, I can still make sure that I’m working out and making smart decisions; especially when it comes to the food I put in my system.  This way I hopefully won’t gain too much and the weight that I do put on should be easier to lose.  Keeping all this in mind, I’m continuing to workout on a daily basis, doing my best to make healthy choices (stupid cravings), and even created a leg challenge for the month of February.  I’m not sure about all of you, but for me, the first place I always seem to pack on the pounds is in my hips, thighs, and butt.  Due to that, February’s challenge was designed to target those problem areas.  I hope that you’ll join in and complete the challenge with me!  For more motivation, please feel free to keep me posted on how you’re doing!

Complete this Workout Daily!



16 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

This has definitely been a busy week around here.  Not only have I been continuing to train clients at the gym and working out myself, but I’ve also been trying to organize things around the house, in addition to making a birthday cake for a party this upcoming weekend.  I know I haven’t mentioned that yet, and it’s kind of an oxymoron, especially given my background in fitness, but on the side, I make professional looking cakes for all different kinds of events.  If you’re a member of Facebook, feel free to check out my page, “savory sweets by Jamie.”

Update time:


How far along: 16 weeks, 1 day

Maternity clothes:  Every day my blue jeans are becoming a little more snug, but they’re not uncomfortable yet, therefore I’m still wearing them, and without the belly band.  However, my shirts are a different story.  They’re definitely starting to annoy me.  I guess that’s expected when most of them are size XS and S.  I did go out to the store this week and pick up a few items, but only one of them was actually labeled maternity.

Missing Anything:  I can’t say it enough, I MISS DELI MEAT!!!!!  This is torture!  I just want a sandwich so bad!

Cravings:  I always hear about how pregnant women have these really intense cravings for certain foods, but I can’t say that I truly have.  Sadly though, last Friday night, the only thing that sounded even remotely appetizing to me was a taco from Taco Bell.  I haven’t eaten Taco Bell in about 6 years, but unfortunately that streak ended.  I’m not considering that a craving though, because it was a one time thing, and I didn’t really want it, it was the only thing that sounded good.

Movement:  Oh my gosh!  I think I finally felt the first signs of movement.  Just little flutters, but I didn’t know what the heck was going on.  I’ve only felt it twice now and neither time lasted that long.  I can’t wait to feel some more movement!

Exercise:  This week has been filled with great workouts!  I’ve had quite a bit of energy and was therefore able to get a lot more done.  As of today, I’ve run a total of 16.5 miles for the week and plan to add on 4 more miles tomorrow.  In addition to my running I managed to tack on about 20 or so miles of walking and also worked on my core, arms, and legs.  I completed all this using the exercises I mentioned in my previous post, along with some others.

Health/Feelings:  Overall I’ve felt pretty well/healthy this week.  I did have one or two days where I took a little nap because I was tired, but I’m thankful that throughout this pregnancy, at least so far, I’ve managed to still feel like myself.  I’m really looking forward to hitting the halfway mark in 4 short weeks and am also getting pretty excited to finally be showing a little.  I ran into a former coworker of mine today and she couldn’t even tell I was pregnant yet!  I guess that’s a good thing though, so I’m not going to complain.  Proper weight gain has been a bit of a challenge.  I keep fluctuating between a gain of 6-8 pounds.  My doctor says it looks good though, so that’s all that matters to me.



Recent Workouts

I’m sorry that it’s been a while since my previous post, but this week has kind of gotten away from me a little.  As promised though, I wanted to take a minute and share what my workouts have included lately; especially seeing I’ve had to modify them slightly due to being pregnant and all.  (Just because I’m able to complete these exercises though, doesn’t necessarily mean that every pregnant women should be doing them, so please double check with your doctor first.

Typical Day:

  • Walk on the treadmill at an incline of at least 28 degrees for an hour or longer (sometimes I break it up throughout the day for more energy)
  • Run at least 2 miles or further (I always end up taking 2 or 3 days off each week but after my day off I do a longer run, like 5 miles)
  • 2 sets of 12-15 reps each, bicep curls, hammer curls, shoulder presses, lateral raises, anterior raises, tricep extensions, tricep kickbacks, push-ups, among some others.
  • I also aim for at least 50 squats, 50 squat pulses, and 20 side leg lifts (each leg)
  • Then I like to add in some other exercises as well.  I love using TRX, and steps!

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Hopefully my workouts lately will inspire you to go out and try some of your own!  If you would like any ideas of what to do, or how to get started, please feel free to message me or leave a comment below.

15 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

These weeks are just flying by!


How far along: 15 weeks, 1 day

Maternity Clothes: As of today I’m still wearing my regular clothes and can even button my jeans.  No hair ties or belly and needed yet.  I get this feeling though, that when this baby finally decides to pop, it will be all at once.  Then I’ll be in trouble and have to make a quick trip to the store.  Oh well….Luckily spring will be here before I know it, and then I can get out my dresses and maxi skirts, that I know will be able to grow with me and the baby.

Missing Anything: I’m still missing deli meat, but this week I’m really missing regular coffee.  I know people say, that based on an ok from your doctor, pregnant women can have about a cup of coffee a day, but that wouldn’t work for me.  Here’s why…My drink of choice, when I go to Starbucks or anywhere else, is a venti blonde roast coffee with 3, yes, that’s 3 shots of espresso and I definitely know I’m not allowed to be drinking that.  Jeff and I are such big coffee drinkers that we even made our own coffee bar in our house.


Movement:  I can’t wait to feel Baby King do something.  Every time I’ve had an ultrasound the baby is kicking and moving its arms like crazy, so I’m hoping it won’t be long now.  (I probably just completely jinxed myself though, because after awhile I’ll most likely be saying I wish the baby didn’t kick so hard, or so often.)

What’s Next:  I literally just got back from a doctors appointment where I set up the appointment for the gender ultrasound.  Come February 13th, Jeff and I will know if Baby King is a boy or a girl!  I’m so excited to find out!  Is it February yet?  Happy Valentine’s Day to us!  We of course have our prediction, but friends and family have named both gender.  It’s only a matter of time before we will see who’s right.

Health: I have to say that I consider myself incredibly lucky that so far throughout this pregnancy I’ve never been sick.  I keep hearing these horrible stories from friends and women in online pregnancy communities, of mothers-to-be who are just overcome with sickness.  I do have my days though, like today, where the weather is just nasty and makes me tired.  It’s rainy, cloudy, and cold and all I want to do is relax and maybe take a nap.  My health is important to me though, so even though I might take a nap later, which I NEVER use to do until I became pregnant, I will end up working out.  I believe that you just have to be in the mindset to get things done and you can accomplish anything!

Exercise: I officially got the all clear from my doctor today that it’s ok for me to run my 1/2 marathon next month, just as long as I’m feeling ok.  I’ve been continuing to run this past week and from Monday until today I’ve logged 11.7 miles.  I plan to run at least 3 more this afternoon and hopefully 4 more tomorrow which will give me a total of 18.7 for the week!  In addition to running I’ve been doing over an hour on my treadmill at an incline.  I do end up breaking it into sections though, of around 40 minutes, 30 minutes, 20 minutes, etc.  The longest I’ve been able to go before I feel too tired is 60 minutes, and I don’t want to overdo it.  I know my body well enough to know when to stop and when to take breaks.  I’ve also still been lifting some weights, doing some standing ab work, and working on toning my legs and inner thighs.  I’ll try to post some of my workouts either tomorrow or on Sunday.

IMG_0186There may be a very slight baby bump, but not much.  

Truly An Inspiration!


Some people are truly an inspiration, and that’s my good friend, Lysa.  I’ve known Lysa for about 8 years now, and throughout the time I’ve known her she’s been put to the test more than anyone else in my life.  And even though she’s gone through a lot both physically and emotionally, she’s always managed to remain strong and has kept her positive and upbeat attitude.

I can remember this one time, when I was sitting in my classroom, full of 6th graders, and in bursts Lysa, through my door, and says in her excited tone, “it’s just a broken rib!”  We both jumped up and down and hugged each other and then she left.  My students continued to stare at me blankly before someone finally said, “Mrs. King, why are you two so happy that she broke her rib?”  What they didn’t know at the time was that Lysa was a two time breast cancer survivor and the doctors thought it might have returned for yet a third time.  That’s why we were both so happy when she found out it was just a broken rib.

I’ve currently been helping Lysa through one on one personal training sessions for about the last 3-4 months.  Before we began training, Lysa had a bad back and would go see a chiropractor once a week.  Since she’s been training, Lysa is now down to once a month visits.  Not only is her back strength increasing, but so is her balance, endurance, muscle strength, and overall fitness level.  Here’s what Lysa has to say:

“No one ever said it would be easy to get in shape, especially in your fifties.  But the last three or so months have proved for this 57 year old, it’s certainly possible.

As a recently retired teacher, with way too much time on my hands, it was fun to lounge around the house basking in my new found freedom, while overeating and catching up on the daily talk shows.  Before I knew it, I had packed on the pounds and had become complacent about exercise.  As my weight increased, my self esteem decreased.  I felt blah!

And then a long-ago friend and sorority sister from my college days contacted me about joining her on a 50 mile charity hike benefiting Project Athena.  I had always been a daily walker, but the two day hike along the coast of San Diego sounded daunting, with or without my out of shape physique.

Nevertheless, I took the challenge.  The hike would give me the opportunity to raise money in support of the women of Project Athena, while forcing me to take control of my health again.

I was determined to complete the hike, but how?  I needed help.  I needed someone, a miracle worker, to not only whip my body back into shape, but push me towards a feat I never dreamed of accomplishing.

And that miracle worker is Jamie King.

I’ve been exercising with Jamie twice a week  for the past three or so months, and things are looking up….or going down, if you read my scale.  Jamie designed an exercise program for my personal needs based on an assessment at or initial meeting.  The program incorporates strength training with cardio and balance, which is particularly important for post menopausal women.  Because the program is designed just for my needs, I’ve been able to accomplish the goals that Jamie set for me.  She pushes me to my limits, while understanding my restrictions as well.  She has a unique ability to make me feel as though I can conquer any exercise she places before me.  Because of my time with Jamie, I have improved not only my body mass index, but my strength and muscle tone as well.  Because Jamie is knowledgeable about diet and proper nutrition, she has been able to help me with my weight loss too.  I feel like a new person.

I‘ve worked with other trainers in the past and dreaded my sessions.  I often felt I was just one of their clients, and that I was working through the same exercise routine as everyone else.  With Jamie, it’s not that way.  She is friendly and makes each session fun and worthwhile all with my best interest in mind.  My self esteem has improved, and I feel up to the challenge of training for my hike.  With Jamie’s help, it’s, “Look out San Diego; I’m headed your way in May!”

I’m so proud of all that Lysa has accomplished in just a matter of months.  Not only does she come to the gym and work incredibly hard, but she looks great!  I love being able to help people in any way that I can, so if you want to learn more about Lysa, the 50 mile hike she’s doing, or if you feel like making a small donation to Project Athena, please visit her page.  (Project Athena).  I’ll make sure to keep you posted on how Lysa does, once she returns in May.

Also, if you’re interested in coming in for your own training sessions and increasing your overall health, please feel free to contact me.  I have a lot of time spots available and I’d love to help you achieve your goals!

14 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

Technically this post is coming a few days late, because I’m actually 14 weeks and 4 days pregnant now.  Jeff and I had a busy weekend though filled with working on projects in what will eventually be the baby’s room.  I just didn’t have time to do all that and write a blog post.

The room is still a work in progress, and I have more to paint on the back wall, but it’s coming along.


I hope that all of you had a great weekend as well and that you’ve been sticking to a healthy eating and workout routine.  I’vedefinitely been good about working out, however it’s restaurant week here in Charlotte, and we ended up going with our friends to a Brazilian Steakhouse for dinner on Friday night.  I’ve never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse, so I didn’t really know what to expect.  For those of you, who are like me, let me explain to you briefly how it works……they just keep brining you food.  They bring you all different types of steak, chicken, shrimp, fish, etc. and before you know it you’ve eaten a ton!  I think I was in a food coma most of the following day.  I’m back on track now though, and it really wasn’t incredibly bad food, just a lot.

So, let me give you a break down of my week……..


How far along? 14 weeks, 3 days. Maternity Clothes?  I still do not need any maternity clothes yet, however my favorite jeans keep getting more snug with each passing week.  I know hat I’ll be sad when I can no longer wear them, but I also know that it’s for a great reason.  My tops are getting a little snug too, but that’s mostly because they are all size small or extra small.  I really don’t want to invest in more sweaters because spring weather will be here before I know it, so I’m trying to make them last.  I also ended up buying a Belly Band, but I have yet to use or need it.

Missing Anything:  I’m REALLY missing deli meat!  I use to eat it as a snack all the time and I’ve definitely been craving it a lot this past week.  Movement:  Still no movement from the baby yet, but I can’t wait!  I think it will help things feel more real!  What’s Next:  I have a doctors appointment this upcoming Friday, but it’s just for some routine blood work.  Yuck!  However, I’m really looking forward to going, because At the end of the appointment I’ll get to schedule my next appointment, which should be an ultrasound and we’re really looking forward to finding out the gender of the baby.

Exercise:  I had a great week of workouts this past week.  I ran a total of 14.25 miles, walked over 15 miles on the treadmill, and even did some weights!  For me, being pregnant is not an excuse to stop working out.  I’ve just learned where I need to let up some, and that there are certain exercises that I can no longer do.


I’d love to hear how you’re doing with your lifestyle goals, so feel free to leave me a comment.  I’m also still training at the gym, and will continue to do so up until the baby arrives.  If any of you would like to come and work out with me, please feel free to call or e-mail!  I hope to see or hear from you soon!