I know everyone in the running/exercise/blogosphere is all about the Larabar. I've heard people rave about how wonderful they are, etc.
So today, I tried one for the first time ever.
Oh. My. DISGUSTING!!!! How can you people eat these??? I'm not trying to be mean here, but BLECH! My kids tried it as well and spit it out. I would rather eat an original powerbar (can you say sawdust and puke mixed together??) than eat more of these monstrosities!
How about a Nutella bar?? Now THAT I could go for!
Brooks Ghost running shoe!! This is my shoe that I love and I am nervous to spend the $$ to try another brand or style.
Nutella. This stuff is made of angel eyelashes and baby giggles. Sweet heavenly nectar. It rivals taking a nap in terms of making you feel better, and all I need to eat it is my finger a spoon. (I've never looked at the nutrition info and don't plan on it.)
Baby Einstein DVD's. My crazy 2 year old who never sits still - even long enough to eat - will sit still for 20 minutes and watch these little videos! Heaven!
C9 workout top by Champion - As my waist gets thicker and my workout clothes are not really fitting right now, I am LOVING this babydoll tank by Champion at Target! LOTS of room for my tummy without looking like the ENORMOUS Nike maternity workout top I have.
(image from target)
Gray boots - My anniversary present from my lovely Dave! I emailed him the link saying that I would love these boots (from Target), and he came home with them yesterday!!! Pictures coming soon!
My new schedule involves dropping Hailey off at school around 7:30am. My husband leaves for work at 5:45am to go to the gym before work. I used to get up at 5am to go run before he left but with pregnancy sleepiness it is just not happening anymore. I can barely drag myself out of bed at 6:30 to wake everyone up and make breakfast!
Hailey goes to school at 7:30 and when we get home from that, the preparation starts.
Andrew has his bike. (SO glad he can ride by himself)
The jogger stroller is out and tires pumped.
And with my sweaty band in place, we attack 2.63 miles. 33 minutes.
Andrew does circles while he waits for me to catch up, and it's only about 78 degrees when we are out (9475% humidity, though) so it's really the best time to go. By the time we finish close to 8:30am, it's already pushing 85 and a billion % humidity, so I'm always drenched and stinky. I've added tiny little bits of jogging to my walking routine and getting a GREAT workout in my 35 minute allotted time - prescribed by the Dr.
I'm hoping to slowly move it up to 40 minutes a day by the time I see her again. My next appointment is October 3, and I'm REALLY hoping that she'll let me jog again by then. My blot clot is gone so I'm hopeful!
So I got myself a sweaty band after hearing all the hoopla about how they don't slide around. I NEED something that doesn't slide around. I am SO sweaty and my hair is gross.
I know I'm only walking right now but trust me, the low only gets down to 84 at 3am and is climbing back up to 90 degrees by 6:30am when I go out. Unless I go out in the evening and then it's still 95 at 9pm. Am I making you want to live in Dallas??
Anyway, I can't rate the band on a "run" since I haven't tried yet, but so far it hasn't BUDGED a centimeter on my walks and really holds my hair back well. which I love.
And it looks like in January I'll be having my 3rd boy!
So much for pretty dresses and hairbows. Bring on the snakes and snails and puppy dog tails!
Essentially, for the first month you are restricted to a 500 calorie a day diet while taking the hormone HCG - which is prevalent in preggo ladies. The hormone is supposed to suppress your appetite so your body gets used to consuming fat. (you did not want to see that paragraph before spell check went through. geez) Then after the initial 30 days, you are allowed to exercise and eat more normally.
This cousin blogged almost every day about how she felt, what she ate, etc. She was allowed to eat only a couple vegetables, london broil, some grassini (tiny breadsticks), and strawberries. It is SO little food!
Not to mention any potential side effects - mostly because I'm lazy and don't want to do any research to actually give you side effects, but you can google it - I think it's just TOO HARD!!! It is too hard to limit yourself so drastically and basically starve yourself for a month. Being hungry does NOT feel good. I just think it's much easier to move a little more and cut out the goodies. eating 1500 calories a day feels so much better than 500 and wanting to die.
She lost 20 pounds in 33 days, with about 33 pounds to go. But what a way to go! It sounds horrible.
I'm also not a fan of Atkins, The Zone, and other diets that I can't think of the name of.
I guess I just believe moderation in all things when it comes to food.
Does anyone else think of The Muppet Movie when they hear that? anyone?
Okay, so here is me at 17 weeks!
What!? Can't see it that well??
I know, I know - I picked that outfit for church since it hid my tummy pretty well, BUT I just get a little thick looking and don't get a cute baby tummy until MUCH later.
Good news - I had a $50 Groupon to Run On that expires at the end of this month, so I got myself some goodies!!
Brooks nightlife running shorts (since I do most of my running in the dark), a 26.2 sweaty band (since I will be marathon training after the baby is born), a white running visor (since most of my training will be texas summer heat), and some Honey Stinger waffles because Beth at SUAR raved about them so much.
I'm SO excited to be able to run again. You have no idea. Oh well, I'll just enjoy my "walk" this evening while the rest of you are running 10 miles.
I'm faking my way through the run of each triathlon
I am Christine. I am a swimmer. I love to bike. My running you could call an up-tempo shuffle. I am a triathlete. I am a mom. I am a wife. I am a marathoner. I am an age group award winner. I am awesome.