Sunday, February 28, 2010
For the first time I am actually starting to feel pretty uncomfortable. Body parts are starting to ache that I've never felt pain in before. I'm getting so impatient too. Bryan and I were so excited for her due date to arrive...then it came and went. We were so sad that she wasn't ready. Tomorrow we have yet another appointment to check on the progress. We promise to keep everyone posted. Hopefully we'll have some great news and pictures soon.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
This past weekend Bryan and I had been discussing making a goodie bag for the nurses at the hospital as a little "thank you" for taking such good care of us while delivering Aubrey. We quickly decided to head to the store and load up! We walked very slowly through aisles, I must say, I have not been down in years. We bought goldfish, sun chips, scoobie fruit snacks, rolos, skittles, cheerios, crackers, wheat thins, gatorade, grape juice, chocolate pudding, oatmeal cream pies, snickers ice cream bars, a pepsi....oh the list goes on and I wanted more! We were terrible. I kept seeing things I said we could give to the nurses, but deep down all I could think about was taking just one bite and savoring the flavor that I would soon not be able to touch for quite some time. Bryan and I decided we had enough and made our hefty purchase.
As we headed to the car I was already opening the snickers ice cream box. I told Bryan I was just checking to make sure they weren't melting. Hehe. Bryan totally didn't fall for that one! We drove home sharing the snickers ice cream bar that was SO incredibly yummy!! As I unpacked the goodies I saw the sun chips Bryan had picked up and decided I need to try at least one. One led to two, two led to three, three led to four....I ended up pouring us a small bowl. They were fantastic! After that, I was done! We snuggled up with full tummies to a movie and enjoyed the rest of our low key night.
On Sunday I decided to create a goodie bag for the nurses. BAD IDEA!!! I should have left everything in boxes until I knew we were heading to the hospital. Bryan and I sadly taste tested way too many oatmeal cream pies and scoobie snacks. And those sun chips that Bryan decided to introduce me too, pretty much were nibbled on all day. Thank goodness it was a beautiful day because Bryan and I obviously needed some exercise. We headed to the beach with Emma and let her run her little heart out until she was too tuckered out to move. I did my very best to keep moving too and work off some of my terrible eating.
Due to my excessive eating patterns over the weekend, I was slightly nervous about stepping on the scale. Thank goodness for all my walking!!!!! I was very happy to see I was still 152 lbs. Today I have resorted back to my typical much healthier diet with a few sun chips added in here and there. They are just so good!
Bryan and I have our supposed final doctors appointment tomorrow morning. We are excited to see if Aubrey has decided to make her debut this week. Our official due date is Friday, 2/26. We are so ready to meet our baby girl!!! I promise to post the latest news from our appointment after seeing Dr. Gerber tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for us!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Below I have attached some of the shoot highlights. We had such a blast taking the photos, especially the silly ones. Training with Tyron is honestly much the same way. There is always someone smiling and laughing about something. It is such a great distraction to the typical painful workouts you would expect. Nothing painful ever takes place with Tyron! Just fun, challenging workouts that change on a constant basis to keep you and your muscles guessing. Hope you enjoy the photos!!
Typical smiling Tyron and his muscles!
First attempt at a push up in 10 months!
Arms shaking just a tad but still focused.
Totally possible, yet not highly recommended. I was able to complete two push up/belly touches!
My sorry attempt at remembering how to box. Poor Tyron...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Yesterday we had a Mega Mommies photo shoot at the gym with Bryan and Tyron. We had a blast! We are working on getting a poster up in the gym to inform everyone of the blog site and intrigue their interest enough to follow. I'll be posting some of the photos on the blog hopefully tonight or maybe tomorrow. Some are quite amusing!!
Ok guys, time for me to nudge Aubrey along a little. I'm headed to the gym to walk on the treadmill for as long as my poor little feet can support this extra weight. Then I'll be back on here to update photos and finish all my last minute to do's for Mega Fitness, Knockout Bootcamps, and Mega Mommies. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I mentioned in an earlier blog that I would attempt to find measurements and photos from when I was training with Tyron. I didn't have much luck. The Mega Mommies main photo of Bryan and I in Punta Cana was roughly a week or two before I got pregnant. That is the most recent photo I have with a flat tummy! When training with Tyron we focused mostly on how I truly felt and how I was able to perform in the gym. I hardly ever stepped on a scale or even thought about it. My proud moments were reaching goals in pulls ups, chin ups, push ups, and even hand stand push ups. (I had a little help with the hand stand push ups.) I also worked hard with my endurance through jumping rope. With a combination of these exercises and many others, my body was leaner and more defined than it had ever been. My 7 meal a day diet also had a huge play in my overall health and appearance. I will list my structured eating plan in one of my next few posts!
Posted below are photos and measurements taken on a monthly basis shortly after Bryan and I discovered we were expecting. Month 2 photos were lost in a computer malfunction but I do have the measurements. Enjoy the drastic changes!!
Waist - 27 1/4
Belly - 32
Hips - 37 1/2
Thigh - 21 1/4
Chest - 33
Bicep - 10
Weight - 122
Waist - 28 1/2
Belly - 32 1/2
Hips - 37 1/2
Thigh - 21
Chest - 34
Bicep - 10
Weight - 124
Waist - 29 3/4
Belly - 33
Hips - 38 3/4
Thigh - 21 1/4
Chest - 33 1/4
Bicep - 101/4
Weight - 127
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Dr. Gerber checked the position of the baby and said everything looked perfect! She said I was ready and it could be anyday. She strongly suggested I start sitting on a trash bag anytime I'm in a car just in case my water broke. Bryan and I laughed so hard when she said that. It also made us quickly realize just how close we are to Aubrey's arrival. We are so excited!
Over the next few weeks I'll be updating everyone on the status of Baby Aubrey and her hopefully earlier than later arrival. She starts the kick off to this whole journey. I'll post my before pictures, pregnancy photos, pre baby weight, pregnancy weight gain, the most recent pre baby measurements I can find, and my current and laughable measurements now. I promise to list everything I can think of!
Upon returning home to the beach I recovered enough to start back into my normal routine of life and working out. Bad idea! This lasted only a couple weeks before I relapsed again. This is around the time Bryan and I found out we were expecting. We were so excited, but I was so sad too in the fact that I was so sick. At our first official baby doctor appointment, our doctor couldn't believe how sick I was and how long I'd been dealing with it. She diagnosed me with Bronchitis and said I needed to take two rounds of antibiotics or run the risk of catching walking pneumonia. I listened! I loaded up on my probiotics and took the horrible antibiotics that I didn't believe in. I swear I still had that stupid cough half way through my pregnancy. The very moment I started to finally feel my body getting better, the morning sickness began. That hit me so hard I truly thought there was something wrong with me. Throughout the entire sickness fiasco I wasn't able to keep up with my gym routine or my work schedule. Bryan suggested I focus on myself and really start listening to my body. I was rarely seen at the gym for months and my poor little Emma missed out on her daily walks. We also went through the stress of a very difficult separation from my now previous employer. Bryan wanted nothing more than to take care of me and let me rest. I fought it originally but he was right. No matter how much I pushed, I just couldn't keep up. I started sleeping a lot and constantly ate tons of apples and cottage cheese to keep my tummy as calm as possible.
Since I was little, I had always dreamed of being the hot pregnant mommy that wore heels everyday and took on the world no matter what. I, however, quickly realized I was failing miserably. I had turned into this sick weakling and couldn't believe it. I struggled terribly with morning sickness until I was six and a half months pregnant. I was seriously starting to wonder if I'd ever feel well again. I tried working out whenever I felt decent enough to make it into the gym which was rare. I made the mistake a few times of pushing too hard in my semi workouts and ended up straining my back several times, which put me in bed for a week each time. Oh I was getting so mad! I finally listened to my changing body and my loving husband and relaxed into the fact that I was doing the very best that I could do. My new workout goals were to walk on the treadmill in 30 minute intervals three times a week. The next couple months were a breeze and I finally felt amazing. I was gaining the perfect amount of weight and I somehow still felt pretty tiny.
As we quickly approached the middle of the eighth month Bryan got really sick. My poor baby was home sick for an entire week. I somehow managed to feel great the entire time he was under the weather and couldn't believe it! That was until he decided to go back to work. I woke up that Monday morning with whatever Bryan had been in bed with for a week. Again, I was so disappointed in myself and quite frustrated. It just so happened those two weeks Bryan and I were under the weather were the two weeks we'd scheduled all our baby classes. We had to cancel them. This meant study time in the evenings on our own. Bryan and I would take turns reading chapters to one another on preparing for the baby, the delivery, and bringing the baby home. My favorite study times were the nights I'd be soaking in the tub while I watched Bryan make tons of disgusted faces while he read to me about the delivery stages. I'd laugh the entire time. His favorites were reading about the funny things that could speed the labor along and distract me during the painful parts. Some were quite amusing but most would be just so much fun for him!