Hello, everyone!! Thanks so much for all the sweet comments yesterday on the wedding post. Jackie was a gorgeous bride and we had such a great time. I got a bit emotional a few times seeing how happy she was, and the way Craig was looking at her when she first walked down the aisle. Not sure if it was the hormones, or what…but it had me a bit choked up.
Here are some random thoughts on this Tuesday 😉
The new layout at my gym makes it really tough for me to do my thang and get motivated,. I still get in my workouts, but really hate going there, I feel like I am on top of everyone else when I am working out…it makes me claustrophobic. I HATE that they got rid of the huge stretching mat where I did my own unique workout with weights, bosu, balance balls, med balls, etc. Now everything it clustered with machines…yuck.
I am so SICK of people telling me I need to eat a steak. I think I KNOW what is best for my body…I am taking better care of myself nutritionally than most people, thank you very much. I get PLENTY of protein and PLENTY of iron in my diet. I do NOT need rotted flesh. Stop pissing off the pregnant lady who also happens to be knowledgeable in my own nutrition 😉
I love being pregnant. The 4th going into 5th month has been really good to me. I have to say, I felt really bad about my body in the very beginning…it was kind of like how you feel when you get a really bad period, all bloated, you feel kinda chunky, etc. It’s the stage where no one knows yet, and you feel like you look like you have gained weight and everyone’s looking at you noticing. I was really worried about how I would deal with the weight gain, but it’s been really good…I am not even weighing myself (only at the doctors office). I have totally embraced how I feel, and I really do feel beautiful; not in a vain way, but more so because I am growing a life inside of me and feel radiant. Let’s hope this attitude sticks in the upcoming months.
This was me in my best friends wedding last year, about 15 pounds lighter…I think I look better pregnant, I NEVER would of thought I would EVER look better heavier. This puts things in perspective. I think know my husband agrees (for now).
Munchkin has a history of ruining or Christmas trees. This is year 3, and he has not forgotten how “fun” it is to climb up. The problem is, he’s not a kitten anymore…he weights 12 pounds, and once he gos up, the branches are about ruined. I can not get a real tree because I am so afraid all the sap will make him sick. So, he leaves our more expensive fake tree looking all lop-sided. He’s too cute to get mad at though.
Check him out the other day. Michael wanted me to put up the tree…I know that doing it this early means trouble…meaning, our tree will be just about trashed by Christmas. Don’t mind my crazy voice, it’s my “Munchkin” talk voice…and my big tosh in the beginning shot…Michael was filming.
I have been feeling less motivated to cook lately. I don’t know what’s up with me. I still do it, just haven’t been as creative. We went to dinner at my mother in laws Sunday night, she made her yummy Brussles Sprouts and Asparagus, I brought it home for dinner last night, no cooking 🙂
I was VERY excited to receive my Rocco Dispirito cookbook from The Healthy Apron! I won her giveaway a few weeks ago, and got a SIGNED copy of this cuties cook book! There is actually a sweet potato gnocchi recipe in here that only has 4 grams of fat and 348 calories (but who’s counting?). Apparently some original recipes can have up to 1,030 calories and 58 grams of fat! My Rosie didn’t make hers that fattening, I am sure 😉
This should inspire me to try some new dishes…even though there is a good amount of dairy in this book (which makes me go into puberty all over again with the crater skin), and a lot of non-vegetarian dishes (which is GREAT for Michael)– most of the recipes look good! I am excited to try!
Although I love being pregnant…I REALLY miss Pilates….A LOT! ESPECIALLY since I am hating my gym lately. I have limited space in my house to really workout, but I can get a great mat pilates sesh in if I wanted, and did that a lot on days I didn’t have time to drive over the gym and back. I know that I am only going to get less mobile as time goes on…but I really am missing a lot of the kick-ass core moves I did in my workouts.
I am getting my teeth cleaned today….CAN’T WAIT!
That’s all I got for yah today. We all got a sneak at the belly, but my “official” 20 week photos will be up tomorrow…as long as my “photographer” is available 😉
What are your random thoughts today?
Have you seen Rocco’s cookbook? Any recipes you have tried or want to try?
For any pregnant ladies, or moms out there—what “advice” or “lectures” that people gave you annoyed you MOST while you were pregnant?
Have a great day!