Thursday, July 14, 2016

35 Going on 25!

I’ve been a little busy here at the Beaudoin homestead, so please pardon the lapse in blogging. Today marks my last day of maternity leave. While it is certainly not a vacation, the time flew by faster than I expected. The first month (especially weeks 1-2) were literally about survival. Our focus was on keeping the baby safe, fed, rested, and happy. Much of those weeks were a blur as I reflect now. I had a sense that my life had completely changed (and it sure had!), but it was also overwhelming to realize that all the “me” time I had enjoyed was basically gone. Even though we had the birth classes, support from friends and family, nothing totally prepared me for this life altering realization. I had to figure out ways to adjust my workouts and routine to accommodate a changed body and new family.



In the early weeks, I struggled to transition to healthy food choices (I just really did not eat much at all which was an extension of the third trimester) and motivation to go walking. Once I did get the baby in the Tula carrier, sling, or wrap, I found the benefits to be valuable for my sanity and True’s comfort. He loves being carried and close, so we mutually benefitted from babywearing. I acknowledged that time and my body would not be ready for major workouts until at least 6 weeks. Frustration with this was eased by the fact that I had a completely natural water birth and went home 5 hours after our son was born. My body had been to war and back in record time! If I had a few granola bars or a slice of pizza for a bit, it was OK. In time, I would get back (and possibly be stronger) to where I wanted to be physically and emotionally.
 
1 Week Newborn Photo session
So here I am…12 weeks later. I have been out for many walks, a few runs, one bike ride, and completed a round of the 21 Day Fix (and a somewhat 80/20 round as well). I also turned 35 this month--but age is a state of mind right? I dedicate a minimum of 30 minutes to working out every day. If True is in the bouncy chair near me and I have to hit pause and hang with him for a bit, that is fine too. I’ve made it happen. It makes me a better human and a better mother. I joined a Beachbody challenge/accountability group coached by my good friend Aimee. I’ll be the first to admit that I was a bit skeptical of the program (and to be truthful upon my return to Facebook, the posts can get a bit excessive from all the coaches online), but what worked for me were the 30 minute workouts, food plan, shakes, and being held accountable to someone. I mean let’s face it, my baby is not going to tell me to get up and move. I cannot get back to crossfit until I have a consistent schedule and True is settled into daycare. I absolutely do not have time to do triathlon workouts spread out through the day. I have a tiny window in which I need to get maximum benefits from the workout. For that reason, things like the 21 Day Fix and PiYo (which I’ll start soon) are a great solution for me now. This is not permanent for me—I want to get back into triathlons, shorter distance running, and crossfit. I just have to accept that things look a bit different now. Portion control and easy meals (like shakes) have been crucial to getting back to pre-baby weight. I’ll admit that most of the weight just kind of fell off in the first three weeks, but the struggle to lose the last 10lbs is always real. I’m just 2lbs shy of that pre-baby weight and 10-15 away from my stretch goals. I genuinely have some abs (I’m convinced those became WAY stronger while pregnant) and enjoy how I feel when I make healthy choices. I look forward to changing up my routine when time permits, but I do strongly recommend the Beachbody workouts for new moms and anyone else who has limited time. The accountability group is a tremendous resource for support, recipes, and meal planning ideas.
 
10 Weeks Postpartum and our first day at the ocean


Each day (typically morning) True loves to watch me workout, so I feel this is setting the right example early on. He likes the fresh air on walks and the calm when we do yoga. It has taken the full twelve weeks, but we are finally getting into a routine. It would be fantastic if the U.S. would catch up with other developed nations and offer 6 months to 1 year maternity. I go back to work tomorrow and know I’ll be fine. But, wouldn’t it be great if there was more time for mom and baby to continue to develop that bond and then return to work comfortable knowing developmental milestones have been tended to? I’m fairly certain this will not be happening anytime soon considering the current political climate; however, it is something that I hope our leaders will give more thought to as a new election season approaches—we should empower women and families rather than setting up obstacles. Maternity/Paternity leaves are not vacation. For anyone who thinks this, I would have asked you to spend time with me on Monday for what should have been a quick walk with my dog and the baby and turned into me needing to hose dead animal off the dog while trying to calm my very hungry baby who woke up early due to having to detour back to my house for the dog washing incident J I think the UPS man took pity on me when he saw me with the dog and the screaming baby, but he was more than happy to jump back into his truck! Props to all the families making it work one way or another.
Babywearing is a must for us!

Final day of maternity--snuggles


I’m looking forward to blogging more in the upcoming months when I have more to report. As far as events on the horizon, I think the main run I will do is the Turkey Trot 4 miler at Thanksgiving. That will give me time to train in the fall. I see more runs next year when True hits the 8 month mark and I can jog with him in the BOB. For now, we will keep plugging away with our short but effective workouts.

This little guy is super strong--neck strength, rolling, planking--he's on the move!

Love the Solly wrap


~Laura

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Wait is Over!



True Morris Beaudoin 4-22-16


Finally in week 39, our son, True Morris Beaudoin, decided it was time to make his appearance. The whole week I was just feeling done with pregnancy. I managed to fit in 2 crossfit workouts early in the week and plenty of walking with my dog. However, when Thursday 4/21 arrived, I felt exhausted and opted to pass on crossfit. I walked my dog several times. On the second walk on Thursday night, I noticed my dog was sticking really close to me even off leash. I had been told my dog might know about labor signs before I did. I had minor cramping throughout the day, but nothing that would have tipped me off on what was to come. Sure enough, when we returned home from our walk, I had my first noticeable contraction. I still was not sure if it was the real deal, but I told my husband I no longer felt up to meeting him in Concord for frozen yogurt. I suppose this should have been enough of a sign for me! After that, things kind of blurred together.

After 16 hours of labor, True was born in the water--I was so tired! This is about 5 hours later...

First family photo a few days later

The short version of my labor story: I labored at home from about 7 PM Thursday until 7AM on Friday as I could not go to the birth center until my contractions were spaced to a certain amount. It was the most excruciating pain possible. I also had back labor which is really brutal. I did all of this with not one bit of pain medication. In the morning, Mark drove me to the birth center. There, I labored for about 1 hour out of the birthing pool and was 5cm dilated when we arrived there. Finally, when the pain was too much, I transitioned to the birth pool where I labored until 11:02. True was born in his amniotic sac (my water never broke) on Friday, 4/22 which happened to be a full moon day. He weighed 7lbs 6 oz and was 21 inches long. I was able to stick with our plan for a natural birth and had no complications. Oh, and I should mention, we were discharged from the birth center at 4:00 PM on the same day! I attribute much of this to the excellent care we received through the Concord Birth Center as well as my own commitment to working out throughout the pregnancy. I also should mention my awesome prenatal yoga class that I took at Ohana Yoga for the second and third trimester. It was a great opportunity to get breathing techniques and for positive camaraderie with other pregnant women. I think there was only one week in 39 weeks that I missed a few workouts (due to a cold/flu). While my food choices certainly left much to be desired during pregnancy, my healthy habits prior to conception helped set me up for a complication free pregnancy and delivery.

Babywearing has been a must during the first few weeks at home!



One month later, I am finally starting to resume working out. I walked a bit with the baby carrier post- baby, but it is now time to focus on building back my strength and endurance. This was my longest break from exercise in 4 years, so I am eager to get back into a routine. However, it will be different with the baby as getting to a gym is basically impossible until he starts daycare in August. With that said, I decided to join my friend Aimee’s accountability group and complete the 21 Day Fix starting on 5/30. I can do the workouts at home and shakes are an easy option to prepare when I have limited time during True’s naps. I have already tested out some of the workouts and it is a terrific option while True peacefully swings in the Mamaroo next to me. I feel better knowing I have done something for myself while still making sure my son is cared for.  I can’t determine a set workout schedule as I fit in what I can when he decides it is time to sleep—so home workouts are perfect right now. I am VERY eager to get back to Crossfit Ironborn and my friends at the gym, but until then, I have found a solution that works for our family. Stay tuned in June for my results. I should note that I am feeling pretty good already as I lost the bulk of the baby weight in the first three weeks after True’s arrival while not doing anything (besides not sleeping and constantly caring for a newborn)! Now, I am tackling those extra lbs I put on in the first trimester due to drastically shifting my diet at that time. It will take some effort, but I am confident I can get back to where I want to be and perhaps surpass those goals. I also am planning on getting a new wardrobe once I reach my goals as I am so tired of my maternity clothes and everything I wore before getting pregnant. It is just time to reset!

2016 is all about fitting my workouts and lifestyle choices into my new role as a mom. Yesterday, I popped True in the infant seat option with the BOB stroller and leashed Penny. We went for a 2 mile walk and that jogging stroller certainly adds an element of strength to our walks! It is imperative that my husband and I demonstrate healthy choices for our son as soon as possible. I hope True will enjoy working out as much as I do!




Week 38 & Week 39 Workout Recap

A few final maternity photos:



Sunday- Walk w/Penny
Monday- Crossfit & Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Prenatal Pilates
Wednesday- AM Elliptical  & Walk w/Penny X 2
Thursday- Crossfit & Prenatal Yoga
Friday- Crossfit & Walk w/Penny
Saturday- Prenatal Pilates & Elliptical


Sunday- Prenatal Yoga & Walk w/Penny
Monday- Crossfit & Walk w/Penny & Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Crossfit
Wednesday- Walk w/Penny X 2 & Prenatal Pilates
Thursday- Walk w/Penny X 2
Friday- Baby True is born!
Saturday- REST





~Laura

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Waiting Game

As we are now only 15 days from Baby Boy Beaudoin's due date, it has become a bit of a waiting game. We do have some things to finish up around the house along with final projects in the nursery. However, I finished up many of my punch list items, so I feel that I am more prepared for his arrival than the last time I posted.

Working Out

My ninth month has been very similar to months 7-8 in terms of being consistent with 6-7 workout days per week. I have had to modify more and lessen weights at certain times. Nonetheless, I'm still putting in the time and showing up for those workouts. During 35 weeks, I got a nasty cold/flu that Mark brought home from his trip to California. That killed my energy levels for a few days, but eventually I was able to overcome that. I'm grateful it happened then and not when it is time to deliver the baby! Prenatal pilates, yoga, crossfit, and walking continue to be workout staples for me though I do look a bit funny waddling around at times. I hope the baby appreciates all my workout efforts!

Fuel

I need to eat better. I know I do. But, this little carb monster in my stomach just does not want to. I started each week with a goal of having more smoothies and protein. Unfortunately, it just never seemed to stick. I reverted right back to the gluten-free granola, soup, and occasional Dunkin Donuts flat bread sandwich with hash browns. Today, I made a conscious effort to get up and have eggs. I was able to do that, but it was a challenge to avoid the gluten-free waffles I had in the freezer. I'll continue to try again this week as my midwife keeps emphasizing quality food. It is super frustrating because if you know me well, you would know that for the 4 years prior to this pregnancy, I was eating very healthy foods! It is difficult when you have hormonal changes that alter your entire palate. Hopefully, once the baby arrives, I will be able to get back on track quickly.

Nesting

We have finished many of our house projects and need to finalize the nursery. This weekend we will finish the wall decal and a few other loose ends. I completed my teaching certification and wrapped up the online course I was teaching last term. My work colleague has been trained extensively, so hopefully that will be all set once the time arrives. Birth center bags are packed and birth classes are done. We had a great babymoon trip to Portland, Maine over Easter weekend and Penny had a chance to play at Paws on Pine while we were gone.


Week 34:
Sunday- Walk w/Penny
Monday- Crossfit/ Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Crossfit
Wednesday- Prenatal Pilates / Walk w/Penny X 2
Thursday- Crossfit/ Walk w/Penny / Prenatal Yoga
Friday- Walk w/Penny X 2
Saturday- Elliptical / Prenatal Pilates






Week 35:
Sunday- Rest
Monday- Rest
Tuesday- Crossfit / Walk w/Penny
Wednesday- Prenatal Pilates / Walk w/Penny X 2
Thursday- Crossfit / Walk w/Penny
Friday- Crossfit / Prenatal Yoga
Saturday- Prenatal Yoga / Prenatal Pilates








Week 36:
Sunday- Rest
Monday- Crossfit / Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Crossfit
Wednesday- Prenatal Pilates / Walk w/Penny
Thursday- Crossfit
Friday- Walk w/Penny X 2 / Prenatal Yoga
Saturday- Prenatal Pilates / Elliptical


Week 37:
Sunday- Walk w/Penny
Monday- Crossfit / Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Crossfit
Wednesday- Prenatal Pilates / Walk w/Penny
Thursday- Crossfit
Friday- Stationary Bike/Elliptical / Walk w/Penny X 2
Saturday- Prenatal Yoga


~Laura

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Home Stretch



We are nearing the home stretch before Baby Boy Beaudoin’s arrival! The time has gone by faster and slower than I would have expected. It feels faster when I think of everything that needs to be completed. It is slower when I am trying to waddle around and get things done. With just over 5 weeks until his projected due date, I still have been able to work out, teach a class, and meet all of my work obligations.

Working Out

As you will see in my workout log below, I have been generally consistent with my workouts. I am getting in a mix of crossfit, pilates, yoga, walking, and other cardio. Walking often is the hardest which is interesting as one would think crossfit would be more challenging. However, the way I can break crossfit movements down and rest appropriately makes it more ideal. Walking is a necessity as my dog needs her exercise but it definitely winds me sometimes. I enjoy the prenatal yoga class that I attend at Ohana Yoga as it is a great opportunity to connect with other future moms. I am certainly the most high-strung (shocking, I know ;)). My Wednesday Cardio Mix class is going to be off the table for a bit as we have birth classes for the next 3 weeks. Also, after the class last week, I think it is time to take a break from that one. I am bummed, but it will feel that much better when I can jump back into the class. As I have to drop certain exercises, I try to find replacements to maintain my level of physical activity. I’ve found in the third trimester that I have some sciatic pain on the right side that seems to be worse during yoga and sleep than any other time. Over the weekend, I had a prenatal massage and she identified that was a problem spot for me.

Still able to do a Push Jerk/Split Jerk 1 RM @ 85lbs


Fuel

My food choices have not changed much since the last blog post. I am eating gluten-free granola with almond milk in the AM and then grazing on easy-prep food throughout the rest of the day. I put in an order for Trifecta Nutrition paleo meals for this week. They are already prepared and just require heating up. I am hoping this will help me eat a bit better for a bit. My desire to cook (which I LOVED before pregnancy) is generally at an all-time low. I try to cook here and there so Mark has some decent food to take to work.

Nesting

My fantastic work friends hosted a baby celebration at work last week. It was great to connect with my friends who I have not seen for some time. They all contributed to Baby B.’s expanding library which I am super excited about! We need to get started assembling things like the car seat, strollers, and other baby gadgets. The nursery is getting closer to completion. Mark is going to make some lighting changes and we are awaiting the delivery of some custom shades. The other components are mainly decorative (art, mobile, accent table, and crib sheets). I am optimistic that we will have everything ready in time for the baby; however, if not, we do have the basics covered and can put on the finishing touches after his arrival. We are also trying to fit in as many date nights and friend nights as possible before we face the challenge of finding a babysitter!

Delicious cupcakes at work baby celebration

Nursery details

Nursery...in progress



Baby Boy Beaudoin Countdown: 5+ Weeks!

Week 31:
Sunday- Prenatal Yoga/ Walk w/Penny
Monday- Crossfit/ Walk w/Penny/ Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Crossfit
Wednesday- Prenatal Yoga/ Cardio Mix
Thursday- Rest
Friday- Crossfit/ Walk w/Penny
Saturday- Prenatal Pilates


Week 32:
Sunday- Walk w/Penny
Monday- Crossfit/ Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Crossfit
Wednesday- Prenatal Pilates / Walk w/Penny
Thursday- Crossfit / Walkw/Penny
Friday- Prenatal Yoga
Saturday- Elliptical

 
Last week I felt really great!
Week 33:
Sunday- Walk w/Penny
Monday- Crossfit/ Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Prenatal Pilates
Wednesday- Walk w/Penny / Cardio Mix
Thursday- Crossfit
Friday- Crossfit / Walk w/Penny/ Prenatal Yoga

Saturday- Walk w/Penny X 2 / Prenatal Pilates

Penny wants in on the photo

~Laura

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Third Trimester- It begins!





Working Out

Week 28 ushered in the third trimester. I’ll admit I’ve seen a significant shift in my energy level compared to the second trimester. I also feel really big and am already starting to frequently feel uncomfortable—I’m sure this is quite normal. However, upon reviewing my workout log, I did see the reflection of this shift in my workouts. I’m still able to fit in 6-7 workouts per week, but twice a day is a challenge. Cardio is becoming secondary to yoga and strength. One of the main difficulties I face in being motivated to workout is that I have trouble fueling the workouts. I can fit tiny bits of food in my stomach and rarely does it seem to be the protein that I should be consuming. Nonetheless, I still continue to get to crossfit and cardio class whenever possible. A difficult choice I made this trimester was to stop doing my daily frequency push up sets. I had been doing about 300 per week and it was just getting too hard. I complete some modified styles at the gym, but I will look forward to bringing those back after the baby arrives.

Fuel

Also, the third trimester brought the end of my Greek yogurt phase. Every morning in the second trimester I had to have one yogurt before my morning tea. Now, I have found I am more interested in a gluten-free granola with almond milk combo. I find these very specific food shifts to be fascinating. I have to work had to try to get in protein and vegetable and I find the best way to do this is eating out because I just don’t want to cook the stuff. For the remaining nine weeks of this pregnancy, I do hope I can find some balance, but the good news is that my glucose test was fine. This did affirm that the four years of healthy living prior to the pregnancy had a key impact on my health during this pregnancy. Make those lifestyle changes early and don’t wait until the last minute!

Nesting

We are rapidly trying to get everything ready for Baby B. in the Beaudoin household. We relocated the office furniture to the guest room and are converting the old office into the nursery. The glider arrived earlier in February and Mark picked up the nursery furniture last weekend from Baby Go Round. I will work with some close friends who have better decorating skills than me for the details of the nursery (rug, window treatments, sconces, art, etc.) We are starting to assemble some of the awesome gifts that friends and family have been sending—the web shower my mom and sister are hosting has been fantastic. It is super fun to get frequent visits by the UPS man and it gives me time to really focus on thanking that person right away. In other house news, I think (knock on wood) our bathroom fix should be completed in the next few weeks. I am eager to be rid of the hole in our kitchen ceiling with exposed pipes! It will also be nice to not have to go back and forth between our bathroom and the guest bathroom to get ready in the morning.

Birth classes begin in March to prepare for our natural birth plans at the Concord Birth Center. We also booked a short babymoon trip to Portland for the end of March. We are trying to get in as many date nights with friends before the challenge of finding a babysitter becomes a necessity. I’m starting to gather my packing list and completing trainings for maternity coverage at work. It is getting real…

Baby Boy Beaudoin Countdown: 9 Weeks!

Week 28:
Sunday- Walk w/friends and Penny
Monday- Crossfit, Walk w/Penny, Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Prenatal Pilates
Wednesday- Elliptical
Thursday- Crossfit / Walk w/Penny
Friday- Crossfit / Walk w/Penny
Saturday- Prenatal Pilates / Elliptical

I was definitely feeling very tired during Week 28.


Week 29:
Sunday- Walk w/Penny
Monday- Crossfit / Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Prenatal Pilates
Wednesday- Elliptical / Walk w/Penny
Thursday- Crossfit
Friday- Crossfit
Saturday- Prenatal Pilates

Felt a bit better in Week 29.

Week 30:
Sunday- Rest
Monday- Crossfit / Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Prenatal Pilates
Wednesday- Cardio Mix class
Thursday- Prenatal Yoga
Friday- Crossfit / Walk w/Penny
Saturday- Prenatal Pilates

 
Getting bigger quickly at the end of Week 30!



~Laura

Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 2016—Candid Reflections From My 2nd Trimester

I knew 2016 was going to be a bit different in terms of my health/wellness goals. 150 bricks is just not something I can do right now (maybe post-baby if it will fit in). This year is about trying to stay fit, make as many good food choices as possible, while still focusing on a healthy pregnancy.

As it turns out, working out is usually when I feel my best. It is perhaps the distraction or movement, but whatever it is I am grateful for my time at the gym. When I sit for hours at my desk, I notice discomfort. Surprisingly, crossfit is where I feel the best. I scale my workouts a lot; however, the ability to move around, chat with friends, and feel like a person is awesome! I’ve been able to get to those classes about 3 times per week and hope to continue that up through March/April.
At the beginning of January, I did have to give up my spinning classes. It was just not comfortable to sit on the bike anymore and the frequent bathroom breaks don’t fit well into that type of class either. I was definitely bummed, but opted to substitute more elliptical and bought a few prenatal workout DVDs to fill the gap.

I had grand plans of a Whole 30 or paleo reset (and I do hope I can do at least one in 2016), but it is just not going to happen while I am pregnant. I did some meal prep and bought a great new book, but this baby is just not interested. The other part of this is that I really am not motivated to cook a lot right now. I’ve been taking shortcuts wherever I can and probably eating out a bit more than I should.  Target is my new favorite place to shop because I can avoid the crowds and chaos of Market Basket. Yes, I realize this is lazy on my part, but I have so many things to do right now to get ready for the baby that food prep for 5 hours on a Saturday/Sunday is not working out. Maybe when I finish the nursery/stop nesting, then I will find my lost food-prep motivation. Until then, I am trying to get easy prep salads, healthy snacks, and fit in protein whenever possible. I am really good about taking my prenatal, vitamin D, fish oil, probiotic, and magnesium—so I’ve got the vitamin component covered.

Today marked the end of January and the beginning of the third trimester. I must admit I do feel a bit more tired than I had before. I went for a hike in the woods with our friends and the dogs today—it pretty much killed my energy for the rest of the day. Additionally, I feel like I really am getting much bigger in the past two weeks. I have a very short/small torso, so he really has nowhere to go but out! As you will see from my workout log below, I have been dedicated to my workouts. I certainly hope I can continue to this for as long as possible in the third trimester; however, I recognize it may require more adjustments throughout the next 12ish weeks.

Baby Countdown: 2 Months & 23 days to go!

Week 24:
Sunday- Walk w/Penny
Monday- AM Elliptical/Crossfit/ Midday walk w/Penny/ PM Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- AM Spinning / PM Prenatal Yoga
Wednesday- Prenatal Pilates /Walk w/Penny
Thursday- AM Crossfit / PM Prenatal Yoga
Friday- AM Crossfit/ Walk w/Penny
Saturday- Prenatal Pilates / Elliptical



Week 25:
Sunday- Yoga class
Monday- AM Crossfit / PM Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- AM Crossfit
Wednesday- Prenatal Pilates
Thursday- Rest/Travel day (California)
Friday- Elliptical @ hotel
Saturday- Elliptical @ hotel / Afternoon walk


Week 26:
Sunday- Elliptical @ hotel
Monday- Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- AM Crossfit
Wednesday- PM Cardio Mix class
Thursday- AM Crossfit / PM Prenatal Yoga
Friday- AM Crossfit
Saturday- Elliptical/ Prenatal Pilates


Week 27:
Sunday- Prenatal Yoga
Monday- AM Crossfit / PM Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- AM Crossfit
Wednesday- AM Prenatal Pilates/Yoga / Walk w/Penny/ PM Cardio Mix class
Thursday- Prenatal Yoga
Friday- AM Crossfit

Saturday- Elliptical

~Laura

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015: The Year in Review @ I Tri Training


2015 has been one for the books! I started the year getting back on track with the Sweat Pink #NoExcuses tagline. I could go into a lengthy post about everything, but I am using bullet points for an efficient closure to the year.

Highs of 2015:

§  Running BAA 5K in April at my second fastest historical pace
§  Mini Musselman triathlon in July with hubby
§  Wine tasting in Finger Lakes region in July with hubby
§  Travel to Spain in July with hubby
§  Girls trip to Cancun in October
§  Galloping Gobbler 4 miler in November at 18 weeks pregnant
§  Completing a Whole 45
§  Crushing 150 perfect bricks by August (food, lifestyle, exercise)
§  Spending the summer with Mark’s sister and kids visiting from New Mexico
§  Little brother visiting in March
§  Mom visited in October
§  Begin selected a Nuun Ambassador
§  Catching up with Live Free and Run after the BAA 5K
§  Keeping up with my blogging moderately well
§  Finding out my husband and I are expecting a baby boy (April 2016)
  Connecting with more friends throughout the year 
Total Frequency Push ups for 2015 = 15,600!

What’s on the Agenda for 2016?
§  Have a healthy last 18 weeks of pregnancy
§  Get the nursery and office squared away
§  Remain active as long as possible during the pregnancy
§  Complete prenatal yoga and pilates
§  Add in swimming if possible
§  Clean up my food choices (Whole 30 if baby will relinquish the carb cravings!)
§  Lose the baby weight in a reasonable amount of time after he is born
§  Run at least one 5K
§  Resume crossfit once daycare in place
§  Make my workouts count
§  Get a Fitbit for post-baby walking
§  Incorporate more yoga classes
§  Run Thanksgiving Galloping Gobbler faster than in 2015
§  Work towards career advancement
§  Focus on family, friends, and fun!

Workout wrap up and bump photos for December 2015:

Week 19-
Sunday- Yoga / Walk w/Penny
Monday- AM Fasted Cardio /AM Crossfit
Tuesday- AM Spinning
Wednesday- PM Cardio Mix class
Thursday- AM Crossfit / PM Walk w/Penny
Friday- AM Crossfit
Saturday- AM Spinning



Week 20-
Sunday- Walk w/Penny
Monday- AM Crossfit/ Walk w/Penny/ PM Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- AM Spinning / PM Yoga
Wednesday- AM Walk / PM Cardio Mix class
Thursday- AM Crossfit
Friday- AM Crossfit
Saturday- AM Spinning



Week 21-
Sunday- Walk w/Penny
Monday- AM Crossfit / PM Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- PM Elliptical
Wednesday- Walk w/Penny
Thursday- AM Crossfit
Friday- AM Crossfit
Saturday- AM Spinning



Week 22-
Sunday- Rest
Monday- Walk w/Penny / PM Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- AM Spinning
Wednesday- Cardio Mix class
Thursday- AM Crossfit (12 days of Christmas workout)
Friday- Hike w/Penny and Mark
Saturday- Hike w/Penny and Mark


Week 23 (In Progress)-
Sunday- Walk w/Penny
Monday- AM Crossfit / PM Prenatal Yoga
Tuesday- Prenatal Pilates
Wednesday- AM Crossfit / PM Cardio Mix
Thursday- Walk w/Penny/ Elliptical/ Prenatal Pilates



Cheers to all that 2015 has been and all that 2016 will bring!


Laura