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Eats Recap and Fun Tidbits

13 Sep

Happy evening to you all!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already 7:30pm!  Where did this day go?  I’m so happy it was busy and flew by!  Only 43 1/2 hours until my ultrasound appointment (fingers crossed)!!!  : )

The glass is now half full! 

Here are my Eats from the Day:

  • Breakfast (post workout)-  Egg, Ham and Cheese Sandwich on a Bagel Thin, I also munched on a little fruit while drinking a cup of decaf coffee
  • AM Snack-  2 Small Apples and Almonds + Kashi Bar
  • Lunch-  Protein Shake mixed with Water
  • PM Snack-  Greek yogurt (2:15pm) + 1/2 English Muffin with 1tsp PB and 1tsp Raspberry Jam (4:15pm- I was craving a PB&J and picked this up at the store, it was delicious!)

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  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti Noodles with Herb Pasta Sauce and Shrimp  <— YUM!  This was so light and tasty!  I will definitely be making this again and soon!  We were going to make a salad to go with it, but didn’t, so it will be on tomorrow’s night menu.  I’m longing for veg!

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*I also had a few Halloween Mallow Pumpkins during the day as well.*

Wow, looking back at everything I just typed, I feel like I ate a lot today.  That’s a long list of food!  Thankfully I love to eat so all is good!

Workout of the Day:

This morning was a cardio day.  I did 45 minutes on the treadmill and was happy it was over.  TMI Alert-  When you are pregnant you have to pee every 5 minutes.  Literally, I’m not joking.  I’ve notice that when I do cardio, I have the constant feeling like I need to go, even when I know I don’t because I just went.  The baby pushing on my bladder is a weird thing to get used to.  I was only 5 minutes into my treadmill workout when I had to go.  So annoying.  I just ignored the feeling and lasted the whole 45 minutes.  I hate stopping a cardio workout and then starting it again so I’m glad I just ignored the baby pressure and kept pushing through!  Sorry if that was TMI, but if any of you ever decide to get pregnant, you might as well know what’s coming with the territory!  Back to the workouts, I did a combination of walking (4.0-4.4 on 0% or 1% grade), incline walking (4.0-4.4 on a 12% grade) and running (6.0 on 0% grade) for the 45 minutes.  For every new song that came on my iPod, I switched up what I was doing. 

As far as my yoga practice went today, it was non-existent.  After a really long day, I just didn’t have it in me to do it tonight.  That means, I have 5 days left to get in 3 sessions.  No problemo!

Now onto Fun Tidbits:

  • I took Quincy to the vet today and got horrible looks from strangers.  He was SO hyper active I could hardly handle him.  By the end of his visit my right arm and back muscles were shaking from holding him back from other people and animals.  At one point a woman exclaimed “I don’t want to walk my dog by that dog (Quincy), he is going to jump on my dog,” no joke, she said this as the nurse was trying to escort her and her golden lab to the back rooms passed us.  I did get one sympathy look.  I think I would have gotten more if they all knew I was almost 20 weeks pregnant, instead they all looked at my like I was a  bad puppy parent!

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  • Speaking of Quincy, over the weekend her had his first encounter with a tarantula.  He met one on a walk.  He tried to eat it but luckily was unsuccessful!

This pic isn’t the one we saw, but is one we saw on our driveway.  They looked about the same!

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  • Speaking of being outside, while at the park early Saturday morning we rescued a collard lizard.  Keith was brave enough to hold it.  I was too chicken!

It was a baby!

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 Question:

  • What is one random tidbit you have to share?

 

 

 

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Workout of the Week- Arms

13 Sep

Good morning!

I want to start my post off saying thanks for bearing with me yesterday as my mood went from elated to deflated.  I’m in a much much better mood today.  Life gave me lemons and I chose to squash those lemons instead of making lemonade with them (which I would normally always do).  Although my ordeal wasn’t that big of a deal, I was really bummed out by it and just needed to let myself feel the emotions that I was feeling and vent a little.  We all know venting does make us feel a tiny bit better!  I’m not usually a bitter glass half empty type of person so it feels good to be back to my old happy self again today!  : )

On the agenda for today is work, work and more work.  I did hit the gym this morning and plan on doing at least 30 minutes of yoga after work today to keep myself busy and limber! 

 

Workout of the Week- Arms

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The above pic is the only pic I have of me working out!  I need to take some more for the workout of the week posts, but until I actually remember to take more, you will have to suffer with this pic week after week!  : )

We all want to have nicely toned arms we can  show off in tank tops or at least feel confident wearing a tank top, right?  By incorporating strength into your gym routine, you can have toned arms in just over a month.  Before I got married I spent a lot of time strength training my arms.  I wanted them to look really fit and toned in my wedding gown.  I’m not a fan of huge muscles (think body builders), and wanted a lean muscle look.  I did a variation of the following exercises to get the look I wanted.  This workout is perfect if you are looking to tone up the entire arm and you can do this routine anywhere from 1-3 times a week. 

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Here is my plan to attack the arm muscles and leave you with a sculpted  appearance!

Jamie Eason has very toned arms and I bet she works hard for them!

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Circuit #1- Triceps

  • Triceps Pull Down on Cables
  • Triceps Over Head Pull on Cables
  • Dips
  • Kickbacks or French Press

Circuit #2- Biceps

  • Bicep Curls
  • Hammer Curls
  • Concentrated Bicep Curls

 Circuit #3- Shoulders

  • Shoulder Press
  • Lateral and Frontal Raise Move
  • Rear Delt

Repeat each exercise three times making sure to take your time during each movement.  Also, pick a weight when your exhausted after the last rep and try and stick with right around 10 reps for each exercise.  You can do each exercise three times before moving onto another exercise, or go through each circuit 3 times before moving on to the next muscle group.  You can also do these exercises from home if you swap the cable moves for band moves over a door.

*Remember to always check with a doctor before starting a new exercise program or trying something new and use light weights until you are comfortable with the exercises.*

 

Questions:

  • What is your favorite part of the arm to work?
  • How do you maintain toned arms?
  • What’s on your agenda for today?