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    ANGEL_AMBER   55,251
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27 Weeks

Monday, June 04, 2012

I want to start by saying thank you for all the support and comments from my previous blog. I honestly believe that if you put your mind to something you can achieve anything. And if it's something you really want - like being fit after the baby - than you will make the commitment.

I am very much enjoying being pregnant and too be honest am not too worried about losing the weight after. I just prefer to have a plan laid out. I didn't think I would have much time to sit and plan out my workout routine once the baby arrives. I want to do a combination of Turbo Fire and Chalean Extreme come January 1, 2013, and previous to that I will be working my way back up.

So I created the schedule and printed it out so I can access it after the baby is born. I also am being honest with myself and it's more of a tentative schedule. I understand that every baby is different and there will be days where yes it's hard to get in a workout and other times I will have time.

But having a plan makes me feel more confident and in control. I am not giving into the nay sayers. My dream is to be a fit mom. People like my friends on Spark and fitness icons like Chalene and her sister Jenelle all make me see that it is an achievable goal.

I can't believe I am 27 weeks...this apparently means I am now in my third trimester! Wow!

Over the last week I have nausea a bit in the mornings and I am super tired. I am also getting cramps in my right lower abdomen when I walk longer than 20 mins or do any of my turbo jam (modified of course).

I have decided then that I am simply going to have to cut back to 20 mins of walking daily and weights a few times a week. I am also going back to working out after work a few days a week so I have more time in bed. I am just keeping my fingers crossed that the weather cooperates today so I can go for a walk!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHAN2SHAGG 6/11/2012 10:15PM

    keep up the good work! Sounds like you have a great plan. I am going to continue with Zumba until it becomes too easy for me. Before I was pregnant zumba wasn't much of a workout, but during pregnancy it is perfect. There were too many exercises I couldn't do being pregnant. I try to put in weights but they are too heavy and I end up doing my own workout so my arms don't get flabby. I have 3 more weeks to go until baby arrives. I feel so much more prepared and ready for this birth than my others. I know the weight will melt away this time around! thanks to being active!

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LILBUNNY03 6/9/2012 11:12PM

  Hey Amber,

I just saw your AMAZING turbofire results in your blog archive. I'm small like you at 5"3, and weigh around 112 - 114lbs and I'm 24 years old.

I only really want to tone up, get rid of the lower pooch and get that completely flat tummy that I've always wanted. I've tried Turbo before but was on 1500 cals. Nothing fact I may have gotten slightly bigger.
Just wondering, how many calories you were on during that time? Maybe it might help me.


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PSFITMOMMY413 6/5/2012 9:02AM

    Do what you need to do to feel good- there are some weeks that will be better than others...just monitor and adjust!

You're definitely on track to being a fit mom and that's an amazing goal to have. You're going to be such a great role model for baby!!

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ANH102712 6/4/2012 1:41PM


I truly admire your will to keep fit and healthy! If you need a buddy or partner at the beginning of 2013 for added motivation let me know! I'll be willing to help however I can!

Keep up the great work!


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DEEO12 6/4/2012 11:28AM

    Congratulations I didn't know you were pregnant. You can get one of those strollers with the 1 big wheel in front for jogging. I see lots of mom's at the track i walk using those to get their exercise in and the kids love it. WTG in having a plan!

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UMLEEYEAH 6/4/2012 11:10AM

    This is so exciting!

I'm "nowhere near" expecting a child, but lordy do I fear the man who gets me pregnant. I'm already worrying about losing the weight afterwards.. isn't that just crazy?

I hope to have the diligence to create a healthy schedule for myself. I need to be doing that, NOW!

Can't wait to read more about the little one :)


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