Yesterday, I walked by the weight set and saw that Gabriel was all set up for deadlifts. The bar was loaded with more weight than I had ever lifted, but I couldn’t resist giving it a pull to see what happened. I remember trying to get 135lbs off the ground a few months after I started lifting and Keep Reading
Mom Fitness is all about staying healthy while getting it all done as a mother: cooking, cleaning, feeding your family and running the household. It’s important to stay healthy as a mom, and it’s one of the things I’m most passionate about.
I stay healthy through eating healthy, and I want to teach you that you too can get on track with healthy eating! And you can feed your family healthy food too. But it doesn’t have to be a total chore. There are great ways to incorporate superfoods into your diet, and so many tricks to using whole foods from the garden.
Another way I achieve fitness as a mom is by exercising. I love to go for a run to clear my head. I also love lifting weights – it’s a great way to stay in shape. And the best thing about both of these activities? You don’t need a gym membership to do them, once you make the initial investment in the right fitness equipment!
I didn’t exercise a single time last week. I had every intention of lifting on Friday, and the again on Saturday, but it just didn’t happen. After all the chaos of last week, I was just exhausted. Oh, and my back hurt. A lot. I had a sneaking suspicion that if I’d just pony up and squat for Keep Reading
I attended a bridal shower yesterday in which Many of the ladies took turns encouraging and admonishing the bride-to-be in her future role. Not surprisingly, a few of the ladies brought up the subject of femininity and what it truly is, versus the common perception of frillls and lace. I was Keep Reading
Sometimes I feel like this pregnancy is just crawling, but other times the weeks seem to fly by fairly fast. Like just now when I typed in “23 week”. Already? Wow! What’s cool this week is that the baby’s big enough that I can make out individual parts, although I have no idea which are which Keep Reading
Garrett loves stroller rides. In fact, he woke up this morning talking about his stroller. Fortunately for him, we had some really nice weather last week and did some walking. The forecast doesn’t look quite as good this week, but we’re really looking forward to doing a lot more walking/strolling in Keep Reading
Exercise? What’s that? Sigh. Okay, so last week wasn’t that bad. It did seem that I had no energy all week though, and except for Monday, I only did the bare minimum exercises. The 5x5 program, aside from the 5 “real” sets, also has you do three warm up sets at lower weights, but still Keep Reading
20 weeks, yay! In honor of the halfway mark, I decided it was time to start showing current pictures of my ginormous self. Oh yes, it’s the classic, and oh so classy, bathroom mirror pic. Lovely. But hey, at least there’s no toilet in the background! I feel huge, and I look huge I think for Keep Reading
As you may have noticed, there was no post yesterday. Oooops! Gabriel and I have been planning to go visit his patents sometime before Spring, and he finally decided to do it. So we spent yesterday on the road with no Internet access. Being here in Texas means I’m finally taking a “de-load” week. Keep Reading
18 weeks, and all I have to say is, heartburn?! Already?! Yeah. But it’s not too bad …Yet… as long as I watch the carbs and don’t eat too much at one time. Even though I had heartburn really bad (or at least what I consider to be bad) with Garrett, it was never something that I thought about after Keep Reading
Last Thursday night, I was laying in bed and just could not get to sleep. You know how it is, the ol’ brain just won’t shut down. It was almost midnight when I suddenly felt something and realized hey, that’s not a digestive complaint. So last Thursday marks the first time I felt the baby kicking Keep Reading