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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I haven't been on much mostly I have been focusing on being healthy throughout pregnancy. Things are going well I'm dreading having to lose weight again after the baby but staying active has been good for me. I'm 29 weeks 5 days today so I'm getting to the home stretch. On Sunday I ran an 8k (well waddled) and didn't do half bad for this far a long in pregnancy.
Hubby and I at the race he ran the course twice since the start was staggered so he was able to run the last 3.5 miles with me.

  
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KLAD_COCKERS 4/9/2014 11:53AM

    Good for you for maintaining your fitness throughout your pregnancy! I really admire you!

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A new challenge and adventure

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mentally I have been struggling as of late. I am trying to stay goal oriented while being pregnant. I really wanted to do a marathon in the spring and a triathlon in the summer, while I knew the timing was probably not going to happen I felt some let down that I wouldn't be able to do one of them. I am happy that we are expecting our first but I am also feeling a bit lost because my goals are getting pushed back and I worry how far will they get pushed back. I am focusing on my healthy eating right, exercising, and just staying healthy. I'm hoping I will at least be able to do the half marathon that is the same day of the marathon I wanted to do even if I have to walk every step of it I hope that will at least appease the beast and prove to myself that I am not letting go of my dreams and perhaps I can run a fall marathon. I'm sure it sounds strange but when every day has been so goal oriented and wanting to reach these certain achievements it's hard not to feel confused.

  
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GARDENSFORLIFE 12/18/2013 8:22PM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/18/2013 5:51PM

    emoticon my heart goes out to you kara love.just make new goals when it is so important for you to have them.see it as not giving up on your goals but either extented them or having new ones.make having a fit and healthy pregnancy your goal.make plans for completeing your marathon etc for after the pregancy and doing it with your child in a jogger by you.make it a goal to research all the best jogging prams for not only the best comfort for your child but for ease and moveability.start looking and researching now for mother and baby exercise courses in your area for the time you have the baby.pregnancy fitness classes not only will you be doing exercises that are planned for both you and the baby but might also get to meet some likeminded friends for future after the baby birth after all if they are in an exercise course they also have an interest on being fit and healthy as believe you me it can sometimes get lonely when you have a child if you havenīt got friends who also have children.start looking for marathons and races now that are children orianated to do together after you have your child.start making goals of finding healthy foods for both you and the baby making sure you are getting the right neutriants you need,iron,folic acid etc,etc. you can do this love.see it as another adventure and challange and look at the things you can actually achieve and do rather than at the things you canīt do and regreting it.you have a unique and wonderful chance here that your husband and many women canīt or may never have the oppurtunity to have and that is to see and feel all the aspects of having a child grow inside you.donīt loose sight of that kara love for the regret of missing out or delaying another race.the chances for them will come again.this is a chance that only comes with each child as each child and each pregnancy are differant.now go for a slow easy run or a fsat walk,have a drink of water then sit down and embrace the chance you have been given to produce a life.enjoy it while you can. emoticon

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144AUTUMN 12/18/2013 3:52PM

  you can do it!!

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ROXIGIRL 12/18/2013 3:02PM

    Exercising while pregnant is good thing but you do have to be careful. You have to listen to your body. I like my goals too and had lots of plans when i was expecting. And sometimes you just have to let it go. Its only for 9 months. I have been running for very long time and was thinking to carry on doing it as long as i could. Ha ha. Only lasted 3 months. Not because i couldn't run - i was just fed up with loo breaks every 10 minutes. Its amazing how much pressure thing little thing can put on your bladder. Anyway i walked everywhere, i took spinning classes ( didn't push myself too much just to be on safe side). What i am trying to say - planning is good but when baby is involved it not happen according to plan. I can only judge from my own experience. When my baby decided to come 5 weeks earlier and i was told by doctors that i was in labor - i told them that it can not be true and i am not ready, i have plans: i was suppose to take my exam week before due date, ticket was booked for my mum to come over and my house wasn't ready... Yes, now looking back i can not stop laughing. All i can say - just relax, believe me - you will need all the strength for the first 3 months when baby is born. emoticon

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PLUGINALONG 12/18/2013 2:59PM

    A little one to take care of will help relieve some of the regrets about some other things but remember, you can budget your time and make time for you. That is important.

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Doing the best I can

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Last night after my 12 hour shift I managed a 40 minute walk with my hubby and dogs. I really did not have the energy for it but I am glad I did it. The best I can do is be active everyday even when I am tired. At least something is better than nothing.

  
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HICKOK-HALEY 12/7/2013 3:20AM

    Good for you!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/1/2013 1:01PM

    emoticon and you are right something is better than nothing re exercise. emoticon

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Keeping fit while pregnant and wonderful hubby!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Not that I needed reassurance that hubby was awesome but he did some cool things last night he put up the Christmas lights during the day and then had them lit when I got home from work. This was cool since he is a not until December and before we met he wasn't into decorating at all. He also made me a flower out of fruit. It was quite creative.
Doing a streak challenge 30 minutes a day through the holidays I figure that will help me keep on track I have been doing mostly walking since my recovery time from a run is longer with being pregnant. I have also been doing strength training like push ups and planks I figure core strength is a must.

  
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KLAD_COCKERS 12/1/2013 7:25PM

    It sounds like your hubby is definitely a keeper. You're on track for a fit pregnancy, and that should hopefully make things a bit easier for you. Enjoy your holidays!

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CHEETARA79 12/1/2013 8:26AM

    It's awesome that you're keeping up with your fitness!

My midwife told me to cut out the core training once I hit the midway point through the pregnancy. Too many ab exercises can causes diastasis recti which is separation of the ab muscles.

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CHUBBY_MOM 11/30/2013 10:23AM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/30/2013 7:56AM

    did you take a photo of the flopwer of fruit?i wouldf love to see it as i am always looking for new ways to presant fruit and veg to the kids.if you didnīt take a photo you will have to get hubby to do another one just so you can take a photo for me lol.have you checked with your dr re which exercises are ok or not?just to be on the safe side .through all my pregnancies i wasnīt allowed to do exercise or work and was nearly the whole pregnancies on bed rest as much as you can rest when you have small kids around.take it easy love.take care of yourself,your man and that beautiful baby growing inside you.are you wanting to know the sex or are you going to surprize yourself? emoticon

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Gaining weight and I couldn't be happier...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We are pregnant all of the hard work I did to get healthy has been worth the ultimate goal of being able to get pregnant. I am working on a healthy weight gain for me 11-20lbs is all I need to gain. I am focusing on good nutrition but also enjoying indulgences. We are currently 11w 5d along. I am still exercising running, racquetball, swimming, cycling(mostly on the trainer right now), lots of hiking, and strength training. Hopefull this will not only minimize the weight gain but will result in a healthier pregnancy and baby. I'm not sure if one has to do anything with the other but I have had no morning sickness and only had a couple weeks of fatigue that might have been more jet lag from our vacation than pregnancy. I did a 7 mile cross country run last weekend I went much slower than normal because it was snowy etc so I wanted to make sure I didn't fall. I had a blast and I'm pretty certain next ultrasound will show our baby in there doing burpees or something. Due June 2014 don't know the sex yet and just hoping for healthy. Strong heartbeat at first appointment 174 bpm.

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/28/2013 3:01AM

    oh kara i am so so so pleased for you both wished i could have got to this blog sooner love.you really do have something to be thankful for this thanksgiving.lucky you no morning sickness i had it all through all my pregnancies and must in hospital because of it lol.hope it continues to be a good and uncomplicated pregnancy and i want all the updates love.i am so excited for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KLAD_COCKERS 11/27/2013 10:10AM

    FABULOUS news!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

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FITFOODIE806 11/26/2013 9:11PM

    CongrAts!!!! Such exciting news.

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MAWMAW101 11/26/2013 11:07AM

    emoticon Congratulations and all the best to you!


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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/26/2013 8:06AM

    emoticon Wishing you all the best. Focus on nutrition, not weight.

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RIDLEYRIDER 11/26/2013 7:57AM

  Congrats to you!

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