Friday, April 4, 2014

Adventures of the start of the fourth week or how I'm halfway done!

Here I am halfway done. I can't believe it. I've kept up with it for three weeks and let me tell you it hasn't been easy. Week three was rough not the workouts but the eating and the motivation. I'm had a real hard time getting motivated. Troy and I didn't do our runs together which pushed my workout motivation back even farther. I worked out at midnight some nights and let me tell you it's not a wise idea. So this week I'm trying to be better so we'll see how it goes.

The positives from this last week are that I did the workouts no matter how late, I didn't do horribly with my nutrition but I did ok and I have a healthy body that works hard and birthed a beautiful baby boy. 9 months in 9 months out!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Adventures of week 3 update ( like a week late) ...

As I write this Harvey is asleep in my lap and I am doing this from the iPad so there will be more grammatical and punctuation errors than normal. Sorry not sorry ;).

So week 2 was hard not as hard as three but once I do my measurements tonight I'll let you know how hard it was ;)

I lost three more pounds and another 3/4 of an inch on my hips. Again at the end of the six weeks I'll post the before and after numbers.

I gotta tell you my eating was again on point and I felt good all week. 
Here are some updated photos:

 Three things: 1-my bathroom is a disaster but I did clean it finally on Friday. 2- I am not super comfortable taking selfies but obviously that hasn't stopped me and 3- my push-ups stink. I try so hard  to do them right but I am having a hard time. Push-ups and I don't get along actually anything that requires upper body strength and I don't get along. But I'm trying and that's what counts right? I hope by the end of this 6weeks my push-ups will resemble real push-ups. I'd show you a picture but I'd get laughed at really hard if that happened. And I have to have some semblance of self respect somewhere right? ;)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

adventures of a 3 month old...seriously we're already at this point?!?

I know I know but I can't believe he is already 3 months. It seems like a week ago we brought him home and now he's getting so big.

So in honor of the awesome and most amazing Harvey here are some fun facts.

He has great neck control! like no joke his neck control is out of this world.

He sleeps 8-10(as of last night what up!!) hours a night. We are still figuring nap time out.

He is currently in his last few items of 0-3mo and wearing most of his 3-6 mo. clothing.

L.O.V.E.S bath time. Didn't at first but we've decided we love it!

He talks so much more every single day and I LOVE IT! seriously it makes my day absolutely amazing to hear his little voice!

I say this all the time but I couldn't be more grateful that he is our son. He brings so much joy to our family and his smiles and laughs really make our days better. Kids really improve life, without a doubt!

adventures of week 2

I always have grand plans of posting more than once a week but we've seen how that has gone. I'm going to blame it on nap time being discombobulated as of late.

So here we are week 2 of the Crossfit at home challenge. I weighed myself and did measurements on Monday and I have to say I feel pretty good about the progress. I lost two pounds from the week before. My eating/nutrition was spot on last week. I pretty much killed it as far as food goes.
I really do need to write something about how my eating has changed since having Harvey.

I gotta tell you though these workouts are no joke. They are thoroughly kicking my trash up and down. For example Monday Troy and I went for a run and then I did my workout, yesterday I woke up feeling completely worked over I mean the workout was really short too and I just felt beat down.

On that note I have had to switch around some of the workouts for this week because of my lazy-ness as well as keeping with my Saturday goal (which I also need to talk about at some point- so many post ideas but I digress).

Here are my week two photos. I should have worn the same outfit BUT laundry isn't a real high priority around here snuggling and kissing cute baby cheeks is.

Yeah, I'm still getting the taking a picture without looking thing down. Although it could be considered artsy in some circles, and I wouldn't put it past our "awesome" apartment to have a crooked mirror ;)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

adventures of Baby Weight

You knew this was coming, especially since I spent thousands of dollars and years studying this exciting information (aka stuff ;) )
sidebar: is it pathetic that when I write sometimes (read most times) laugh at my own jokes. don't answer that.

Onto the baby weight.
over the course of my pregnancy I gained about 44lbs. from the very start to the finish. 
Not too shabby haha. Let's not talk about the month appointment where I had gained 10 lbs. in a month and left the doctor in tears. moving on...
So I took these pictures Monday I also weighed myself Monday and took my measurements (putting that exercise prescription and health class to good use)
Why did I do this? Well I started a 6-week Crossfit at home workout from Simply Sadie Jane. I want to chart my progress and see how I do.
AND this is a great way to stay accountable.

I have already lost 26 lbs. of the original weight
(granted a baby helped with that one) but I am down. And I have started to eat more vegetables and be a lot more careful about what I put in my body ( a post for another day).

So along with this I have decided to not put my starting stats up until the end because I like a big reveal. Who doesn't. Here are the before pictures and I'm starting day 3 today and let's just say last night kicked my trash HARD. (125 burpees-- they were ugly. Like SUPER DUPER ugly but I got it done).
So here we are Day 3. Each week I'll post the new pictures and check in. Let's just say at this point I have 16lbs. until my goal in April which I am not sure I will meet but I am trying.

Super Flattering I know. Victoria Secret called and I had to tell them to get in line ;).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

adventures of a DIY nursery

I have always been the person who looks through the magazines and says ...yep I want that to look like that and that to look like that.

So Pinterest is my absolute favorite thing in the ENTIRE world. (ok maybe not absolute but definitely one of my favorites!)

And I have to say the pages I look at the most... DIY and DIY. That is all I looked at during my pregnancy. I couldn't fit in any of the clothes and the idea of trying well no thanks.

I loved the DIY page and I did so many (read more than every before) DIY projects that well I pretty much love it and that is all I want to do!

Ok so, I turned our second bedroom into a nursery (which doubles as storage).

I already posted the majority of the smaller projects but here is the completed project in all its glory. And I gotta tell you I LOOOVVVEE it!

The pictures of waves above the dresser/changing table were made at the Relief Society super Saturday. Dresser was from Craigslist after WEEKS of searching. Lamp was a thrift store find (like 8$, who knew lamps were so dang expensive new?!?)

Rocking chair made by my Grandpa Carl
Crib was a gift (purchased from Babies-R-Us)
Rug, which is amazing, i got from Ross for wait for it 20$, not bad right?!?
I was pretty proud of myself I did the whole room for out of pocket 200$ 

As you can see the best accessory is asleep in the crib! ;)

Monday, March 3, 2014

adventures at the zoo

I love the zoo! I really do.

There is something so incredibly fun when I get to be at the zoo and see all of these different animals that I wouldn't normally have the chance to ever encounter.

Troy and I have talked about getting a zoo membership for us when Harvey was born.

So for Valentine's Day Troy and I got the zoo membership! I love it!

Harvey sleeps the entire time (with a little bit of awake time but most of the time he is sleeping so it's more for us at this point then him but oh well).

That being said we have already been three times since we got the membership and plan on going plenty more.

 oh mom you're embarrassing me!

 Yeah I am the best!
just cutting off dad's head to fit in the giraffe's.

Why do you guys always do this to me?