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Week Update & Other Randomness

20 Nov

Happy Hump Day!  The countdown is on until next Wednesday when we find out if baby Conrad is a boy or girl!  Yay!  I’m still leaning towards a boy…

I can’t wait to hit up some Black Friday sales and start shopping for Baby C!  I had to ask specifically that my ultrasound be before Thanksgiving and the Doctor okayed it!  Winking smile  I’m always thinking ahead!  Speaking of Black Friday the one item I know I will be stocking up on is camera memory cards at Best Buy.  They are always so cheap and I buy a ton that will last me all year since I’m obsessed with taking pics of my mini and soon to be two minis!



I’ve had a couple emails and an Instagram request I start posting my meals again.  I may or may not do this.  What I’m thinking is not posting every day’s meals but just when I can. 

What I can tell you right now is that I’ve had salad for dinner for three nights straight!  This is major for me since a lot of vegetables and salads did not sound appealing during the first trimester.  What I’m loving is fresh romaine with walnuts, English cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, feta and grilled chicken breasts.  I top it off with a little balsamic dressing and it is so good.  It has been exactly what I’ve been craving. 

I’m not sure how much longer the salad kick will last in a row because I’m starting to crave mushroom pasta from our favorite local Italian place but I’m just going with it for now.  I’m actually thinking about buying mason jars and pre making salads for lunch in the next few weeks. I love the idea of making five healthy lunches with quinoa and other vegetables to keep my lunches healthy.  Right now they are all over the place.  Dried mango one day, a Kind Bar the next, then a smoothie.  I’m snacking a lot so I’m not super hungry for all meals.  I’m just eating when I’m hungry.  In fact I skipped lunch yesterday and this is what my day looked like:

  • Pre workout breakfast:  Hot lemon water, toast with jelly and PB
  • After workout breakfast:  apple
  • AM Snack:  Kind Bar and string cheese (around 11:30am)
  • Lunch: 
  • PM Snack:  tortilla chips (I know not the best choice but the salt was so good on the chips!)
  • Dinner:  Salad and dark chocolate for dessert Smile
  • After dinner:  Hot lemon water

My eating is still a bit random but I’m working on getting it to a healthy place I feel great about!  I’ve also been eating a lot of smoothies.  Tropical is my current obsession.  I’ve been using orange juice or a fresh orange, coconut water, vanilla protein powder, one frozen banana and  Trader Joe’s tropical frozen fruit mix.  It makes enough for two and Cameryn and I often have this for breakfast or lunch!  I’ve also slowly been getting back to eating eggs.  Some days I can stomach then and others I can’t.  I fine not eating them but I love how full I get when I make a breakfast sandwich with them. 

Anyways, that’s about all I have for my eats.  Random and getting back to healthy for sure!


Workouts this week have been great!  I’m scheduled for cardio and I think Tracy Anderson’s pregnancy workout today.  Since I’ll be working out from home it all depends on how well behaved Cameryn will be!  If I can’t get in TA’s workout I’ll do prenatal yoga this afternoon. I’ve been slacking on that one!

Here are my workouts so far:

  • Monday- 45 minutes on elliptical + core
  • Tuesday- 20 minutes running slow intervals + legs (my booty is so sore today, I did lots of squats with the new half racks all the gyms just got in)!
  • Wednesday- 45 minutes on the elliptical + TA’s workout or Yoga

I also need to get back to walking Quincy.  We tried doing a family run with him on Saturday but it was so cold, wet and windy outside we didn’t make it far.  With Cameryn and I almost over out colds we didn’t want to be exposed to that weather for an hour.

Working out again has been feeling so great, is giving me more energy and totally making me feel like my old self again!  I’ve missed it so much and can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve been in a good routine.  Pregnancy will do that and you just need to keep your priorities straight and get after it when you can. 

If you missed yesterday’s post, make sure you check out the Thanksgiving Turkey Workout.  It is a fun workout, can be done at home


On the agenda for today is a lot of Chic Pipsqueak stuff.  I’m trying to get all the new products uploaded and get all our mailings and ads ready for next week!  I’ll be having a Chic Pipsqueak giveaway on the blog next week and also having a special promo code for all BHL readers for Black Friday!  Other than that and working out the rest of my day will be spent playing and chasing after the little one!  Oh and pulling Thanksgiving recipes and starting my grocery list.  My sister and niece are coming and I can’t wait to have them in town!

I hope you all have a great Hump Day!


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