Challenge Group- Update 1

Days 1-4 an update on how mama is staying fit!!
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Alright, so this challenge is for the last 15 days in 2014. I talked about it in a previous post…here.

On Monday, I did pretty good. Did well with my food for the day and I even worked out after class. Remember that Holiday Sale that happened with Beachbody? I talked about the Les Mills Pump workout that I ordered and I can finally do it. I was so excited. The workout for the night was Pump and Burn. And boy did it burn! I haven’t really lifted too much lately and I actually made it through the entire 30 minutes (minus abs). I don’t do abs because well, my muscles are kind of in different places now that the baby has taken ove rmy abdomen area. Anyway, in just 30 minutes or less, I worked on deadlifts, squats, shoulders, power cleans, presses, and chest. It was amazing. I definitely felt it the next day! Funny thing is…I only did about 15 lbs!! When I was working every single day before the pregnancy…I was definitely lifting a lot more weight! Oh well. I will get back eventually.

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Tuesday…I was sick. I felt sick all day. I don’t know what happened. So, I didn’t bother working out at all. I ate well throughout most of the day, but once I got home, I didn’t. I was at least able to do the “homework.” We had to post our alter ego. I don’t really have one. So, I did what I do best. Turned to the hubby for some ideas. He called me Superwoman. And since I am pregnant, it reminded me of this photo.
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Okay, it’s Wonderwoman. But it still works!

Wednesday (yesterday), I was feeling so-so throughout the day. I was looking things up and realized that you can become anemic during pregnancy. I might have been feeling so tired and sick because I didn’t have enough Iron in my diet. Imagine that! It’s no wonder I was feeling a bit better after I ate my Lentil Lime Salad…lentils are full of iron!
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Because I was feeling better with more iron in my system and a lot of water, I decided I would do a short workout. I did the Les Mills Combat 30 Live. It’s my favorite. Punching, kicking, sweating…I felt good when I was done. The “homework” was posting a “sweaty selfie.” No problem, boss. Sweaty selfie it is!  
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Today, I am sitting at work with not much to do so I have been blogging. Go figure. Blogging and hitting up Twitter to see who has posted interesting things recently! Whatever, I have a good time doing it, so why not? BUT for our “homework” assignment for the challenge group was to post a photo of you and your Shakeology shake in a Christmas-like manner. Well, I took my photo before I got to work and didn’t know it had to be Christmas-y! I thought…and thought…and thought….AND CAME UP WITH AN IDEA! Clicked on that little yellow icon on my iPhone6…ya know. The one with the little ghost on it? Yes, that one. Loaded my photo and then drew a little Santa drawing on my photo. Yes. Snapchat, saved the day! I was able to get an “A” on the homework for the day! Still eating pretty clean today as well and I will be doing another Pump workout this evening. I can’t wait. 🙂
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What are you doing to jumpstart your New Year? Any resolutions? I am starting now. Why not?!

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A Thanksgiving Fairytale

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I call it a Fairytale because I can’t believe I was able to pull this off!! Of course, I did not do this alone. My friend, Heather came over to our place to teach me how to cook a turkey and a ham and other numerous things. I was a little nervous but I wanted to learn! We made a lot of food! I was even taking notes on how to make the turkey. Lol. I felt like such dork but I needed to write things down!

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

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My, doesn’t that sandwich look delicious?! And SUPER unhealthy?! It was! And that was my breakfast this morning!

Last night, we were out late celebrating our friends’ birthday and it was interesting. Being the sober one because I was pregnant is totally different. Everyone gets crazy and I start falling asleep! I don’t take naps during the day but I think it’s funny how I can fall asleep anywhere these days…if my back isn’t acting up, of course.

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Adventures In Being A Newlywedded Wife Pt. 4

Alright! Well, Tuesday night was another interesting one! I took this recpie from the book that was included in my Beachbody Ultimate Reset kit that I did in the beginning of this year. It’s definitely an all vegan dish and I enjoyed it when I made it last time. Unfortunately, I ran into some problems this time!

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Chocolate, White, Marble, Cheesecake, Truffle, Yellow…So Many To Choose From!

More wedding talk!

Just because we are having a very small wedding, doesn’t mean we don’t get to make it special! I still get my white dress and a cake. The cake…you HAVE to have cake at your wedding! I don’t know, it just wouldn’t seem right without some sort of delicious dessert at the end of the night. *J and I opted to bake our own cake and decorate it ourselves. What does that sound like? Disaster.

Fortunately for us, it really wasn’t! This past weekend we took a look at some cake mixes and found a recipe to make our own frosting. We even added cream cheese to the frosting because J doesn’t really like cake unless it’s got the cream cheese frosting on it. My cooking and baking abilities are pretty slim compared to J, so I just sat in the back and watched him work. I mixed when asked, washed dishes when there was too much clutter, and followed behind him with a rag when things just got a little too messy for my liking. Turns out, he’s better at baking the cakes and putting them together and frosting the whole thing whereas I wasn’t too bad at being creative enough to put the designs on the cake! I guess I really have been taking a lot of time to check out the boards on Pinterest over the last few years! Yes, another Pinterest reference, I am not ashamed. 😉

The cake turned out…amazing. I have never had a cake taste so delicious to be honest with you. It looked great, tasted great, and I am kind of excited to eat some more of it. I can’t wait to make a beautiful cake for the wedding!!! Maybe I will post a sneak peak of the cake….

I am going to get so fat. Yum!

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