Say what!? I’m officially 32 weeks. I’m just over here anxiously awaiting the arrival of the little babe. We’ve been so blessed by family and friends and have had wonderful support as we have been preparing for our first little one. It takes an army and it really is such a special time to be able to share it with those around us. We’ve been so fortunate and have had several baby showers to help us get ready for our biggest adventure yet.
Thank goodness spring is on the horizon. It’s been a brutal winter in these parts. Lots of snow and rain. And all this cabin fever has me really excited to plan some outdoor adventures once the weather warms up. Hopefully, I have one or two left in me before the baby arrives.
After nearly three years of blogging and doing this whole Instagram thing, I find it so important now to connect with people in real life. Sure it’s great to link up and chat online but it really doesn’t get much better than spending time face to face. Good old fashioned bonding, friendship and community.
It was spring of 2016. The previous fall, I had beaten my half marathon PR and was determined to do it again. As a runner, I was always determined to get better, faster and stronger. I was always in competition with myself. Of course, I was following a plan and getting in all my miles but I was also doing my favorite group fitness classes on top of that – spinning, rowing, HIIT and strength training. I’m sure you can see where this is headed or maybe you can even relate?
Well folks, I’m 23 weeks today and over halfway there. I’m super pumped to share what life was like in my first trimester because it actually wasn’t a cake walk. I’ll be the first to admit, I had unrealistic visions and goals for my pregnancy and all those were shattered shortly after that positive test. So without further ado, here is my experience. The real/no b.s. version.
Why I support Garmin, my favorite devices and all the holiday deals.
My girl Sarah from Indulge recently wrote a blog post about why she wears Garmin. And I instantly thought, duh … why didn’t I think of that? Especially since so many of you out there are on the Apple watch train and ask me a lot via DM why I choose to train with Garmin over other smartwatches. So here we are …
I’ve been on a meal prep kick lately, which had me creating easy sides to eat by themselves or combined with proteins or sandwiches. When I pre-make meals, it’s more for the ease of it all vs. dieting. I love how thoughtless the process is. When you’re hungry and in a hurry, you just grab it from the fridge and chow down. Easy-peasy. And it prevents me from eating out, which I love!
Seriously, where has this year gone? We’re nearing December and after that, we intro to 2019. With so much happening this year, I thought it would be fun to do a little life update. Even though I talk about our travels all-the-time on Sweat Adventures (I feel like a broken record sometimes!), it still isn’t widely known that my husband and I have been nomads for most of 2018.
When we’re not on the road or traveling, we have the luxury of space, storage, and a kitchen so we naturally like to stock up on groceries to make mealtime easy. We prefer to shop at Costco and do a haul every two weeks to ensure that there are enough healthy choices to whip up so we aren’t tempted to eat out.