Enjoying the summer

 It has been way too long since my last update. My baby bump is growing by the day! Today marks 34 weeks, which leave about 6 weeks left until his due date! We are really close to getting his room finished and getting all those little things done before his arrival! We just got back from a long weekend at the lake and it was exactly what we both needed. It felt great just to relax and float in the water. I should make more trips to the pool! I’ve done some shopping, it’s just so hard not to walk out of Carter’s without some kind of little outfit! Plus, I’ve found really great deals there! A few weeks ago I had my baby shower, which my best friend Lauren did a great job of hosting! I will have to blog about it soon! I haven’t ran in a few weeks because it hasn’t felt all that great, even though I have a support belt (Thanks Jené !) but it does help with walking. I am still going to the gym 3-4 times a week for PE class, which is a lot like Cross Fit. I ride the bike for cardio and still lift weights. That is what feels good to me most of the time. I look forward to running again this fall after I get the all clear from the doctor. Plus, it has been super humid so the cooler temps will feel nice. I did mention to Andy the other day that I do miss those long runs of 16-20 miles. I know it won’t be long till I get back there!

Since there is no better way to catch up than through pictures, I thought I’d add some of all the fun things I’ve been doing so far!

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33 weeks 6 days

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The baby’s room is coming together

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One haul from Carter’s. Not too bad for $19!

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My last run/walk.

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My favorite coworker retired :(

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31 weeks

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Andy and me at the lake! Crazy to think next year the little guy will be joining us!

Personal Training

Back in November I took, and passed, my ACE certified personal training exam. Since I became certified I have been training on the side. I want to get into a gym to train but I will wait til after the baby is here to really start applying.
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I started with one client in March who had a goal of losing weight and getting toned. We started out taking measurements and getting a baseline of her abilities. We set it up that we will get together twice a week to workout at her apartment gym. The gym has all of the equipment we need and for the most part it is fairly quiet.

At the six week mark we took new measurements and saw about a 2 inch loss on her waist. I knew that there was some room for improvement so I suggested she started keeping a food journal to track her calories. We decided on a number of calories to eat in a day that would be what was best for her.
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At the next six week mark (so 12 weeks after the initial measurements) we saw a huge loss in her waist, 8 inches! She said she had never felt better and was in a dress size she didn’t think she would ever see again! This is when we saw a drop on the scale as well. It felt great to be a part of such a huge accomplishment! Those text messages of “wow I feel great” & “I bought new pants today 2 sizes smaller!” will never get old!

After seeing the progress and success for this client I knew I decided to do the right thing (becoming a personal trainer). I still love my job as a sign language interpreter, so it is confusing for me as to which I was to pursue more. I have a strong draw to the fitness field and I am leaning towards that more.

As the time gets closer for the baby to get here I am struggling on what I want to do work wise. I know I want to work, but I have so many questions. Do I want to do part time training and part time interpreting? I could do a couple days a week of both. The beauty of interpreting is I have the option to do freelance work, which would leave me with time available to train.
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I am possibly thinking of starting an online business for my personal training. With the technology day I could easily send workouts through email and then host Skype workouts for people to join. I just feel like I have a million ideas running through my mind that I need to work out!

Any trainers out there have any advice? Would people be interested in home workouts sent via email?

28 & 29 weeks

Last week flew by and before I knew it the week was done! The only “exciting” thing that happened last week was I got my RH factor shot (since I have O- blood). The wait was long and the shot hurt but it’s done now :)

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I’m having a hard time believing I’m already 29 weeks, we are almost in single digits for the countdown!

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29 weeks:
Weight gain: I had an appointment this week and found out I’m up 17 pounds. I feel like it’s mostly in my belly!

Workouts: I went to the gym 3 times and trained with my client. I tried to run on Saturday but after a mile it got uncomfortable.  I’m going to try again this weekend!

Symptoms: Occasional heartburn & lower back pain.

Movement: He loves to kick! He is very active from 9-10 am, after I eat lunch, & in the early evening.  One of my favorite things to do it watch my belly move!

Food Aversions/Cravings: Still loving fresh fruit, and ice cold water. No real adversions (yay, I can eat chicken again!).

Sleep: still sleeping great! I just wake up every time I switch from the left to right side.

Stretch marks: None

Fun Things from the week: We ordered a chair for the nursery from Zulily and it came in already! I love it! I can’t wait to spend many night rocking the boy to sleep!

Looking forward to: My friend who is due days before me is coming up from Tennessee for her shower and I can’t wait to see her bump in person!

Belly button: Sometimes it’s in, sometimes its out a little. I think it depends on where the baby is laying.

Wedding rings: still on, but I sent my engagement ring off to get sized. Its always been a half size smaller than my wedding band and it was getting snug. It should be back today!

Happy or moody? : I’m happy for the most part! But if I’m hungry I get grouchy :)


Hopefully this weekend I can sit down to type up some posts! I have so much to share about personal training but I never take the type to write anymore.

End of second trimester -27 weeks

The first trimester went so slow! The second. ..well it flew by! I have a feeling the third will be even faster! I hope the second trimester energy keeps up for a while even though I’ve read it slowly goes away.

27 weeks:
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Weight gain: As of my 25 week appointment I’m up 11 pounds. Right on track!

Workouts: I ran 4 miles on Saturday and felt great running, after my hips felt sore. I think my long distance days are over. I’m going to stick to 3-4 miles. I got to the gym 3 days and really enjoyed that. I’ve been focusing more on cross training. Thats what feels good!

Symptoms: Occasional heartburn.

Movement: He loves to kick! I’m now feeling those wave type movements, so cool and weird! Andy felt him the other day and said the same thing!

Food Aversions/Cravings: Still loving fresh fruit, and ice cold water. I ate chicken a few times last week so I think that aversion is going away.

Sleep: still sleeping great!

Stretch marks: None

Fun Things from the week: Thanks to the Kate Spade 75% off sale I picked up this diaper bag for $99! I’ve been saving giftcards for a special treat and this was it!

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We also ordered a glider for his room from Zulily that I’m in love with! I can’t wait for it to arrive! My best friend is throwing me a shower in June and the invitations went out this week!

Looking forward to: the three day weekend!

Belly button: Sometimes it’s in, sometimes its out a little. I think it depends on where the baby is laying.

Wedding rings: still on

Happy or moody? : I’m happy for the most part! But if I’m hungry I get grouchy :)

26 week update

I’m a little late on my weekly update but as they say better late than never!

26 weeks:

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Weight gain: As of my 25 week appointment I’m up 11 pounds. Right on track!

Workouts: I took a break from running after doing the half last week. I went to the gym 4 times. I am loving cross training right now.

Symptoms: Occasional heartburn.

Movement: He loves to kick! Kicks are becoming stronger and more forceful.

Food Aversions/Cravings: Still loving fresh fruit, and ice cold water. I’m getting better about chicken but still wouldn’t order it if we went out to dinner.

Sleep: still sleeping great!

Stretch marks: None

Fun Things from the week: We bought paint for his room and a shelf at IKEA. I love seeing his room come together! We also finished up the registries.

Looking forward to: Painting the room!

Belly button: Sometimes it’s in, sometimes its out a little. I think it depends on where the baby is laying.

Wedding rings: still on

Happy or moody? : I’m happy for the most part! But if I’m hungry I get grouchy :)