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Day 34 of 120 – Totally Messed Up

Well it is Day 34 of 120 Days of Les Mills Pump. Tomorrow is the final day of Te Were – phase 1 then onto Panoni – phase 2.

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Today we took the kids along some extra kids to the pumpkin farm. Everyone had a great time. It was a wonderful day to share with our family and friends! I do have a confession to make while we were there I ate like total CRAP! I had a doughnut, some fries and a soda. Yikes. Honestly packing something healthy did not even come to mind. It was dumb to assume that there would be a healthy option at a pumpkin farm. To top if off when we got home I had a slice of pizza. Granted I only went approximately 200 calories over my daily set amount. But I did it by having a little junk and not enough good stuff. The only healthy thing about today was my breakfast and I had a bunch of water.

Once we got home and all of the kids that do not belong to me went home it was fairly late. Not to far after Mr. Baby’s bedtime routine needed to get started and then Emma decided to go sleep over somewhere so I had to pack her up. Once she left I was pooped. DH wanted to rent a movie and veg out so he ran put to pick up a flick and i went and got my pjs on. Then it was time to join the real world again and tell myself that I ate like crap and did not workout. A couple hours of walking around while baby-wearing doesn’t count as an actual workout. So Immediately I went downstairs and did my daily workout. In my pjs mind you. Had to do it and right at that moment because if i sat down it would not happen. So here I am after 45 minutes of Pump and Shred. Sore and tired as hell. But I did it. May of been reluctantly but ¬†it still counts. It was not done half assed either.

Now it is time to veg out and watch our movie. Hope you all had a wonderful Saturday!!

Days 32 and 33 of 120

87 Days to go!!

87 Days to go!!

Yesterday was day 32 of 120 Days of Les Mills Pump. The good old stitched up hand was throbbing so I swapped yesterday with today. Day 33 was a rest day so I figured why not. So yesterday was deemed a rest day. spent the day at a doctor’s office (always fun), had lunch with a good friend, babysat, cooked dinner and all that fun stuff. And you can’t forget that it was Thursday and Vampire Diaries was on!

Today’s workout was Hard Core Abs and Flow. Got a few of the Plank to Push Ups in then had to drop down to a regular plank. Not that I couldn’t do them but it was hurting the good old hand. This knuckle thing is ridiculous. You never notice how much you need to use it until it is stitched up. I swear the thing looks like an evil smile face. During flow I didn’t get all the moves in for the same reason. My best was put into it and that is what matters.

Had a houseful of kids this evening, it was a lot of fun! Mr Baby stayed up past his baby bedtime relishing in all the fun and excitement. Hoping this means he sleeps good for me tonight! He even took a minute of his time to pinch where my stitches are and rip one of them a bit. OUCH!!

Food wise I have been pretty good at staying clean. Things that are not taste fake now so it is easier to not give into temptation. It will only keep getting easier!

Now it is time to finish watching Silver Bullet and try to get 475 more calories in for the day. Kind of behind!

Had to press pause

So this weekend was full of fun and excitement, two of my favorite people were married and I had the privilege of standing in their wedding. it made for a busy weekend though!

Thursday my workout went as scheduled, I just didn’t blog about it. Had mani/pedi appointment and shopping with the bride then we watched The Vampire Diaries and The Originals premiere. And to top it off my oldest was home from school sick. So I just plan did not make time for blogging to be honest.

Friday was full of packing, Catching up on schoolwork with DD who was still home sick, housework, rehearsal dinner and stalking. One of the bridesmaids who lives out-of-town and I ran to the store to grab things to snack on at the hotel as all of us girls got ready. No one wants to spend a day on their feet with an empty stomach! While we were there it started to downpour so we figured it would be best to fart around the store while we waited the downpour out. The entire time some creeper kept following us around and making odd comments or repeating what we were saying. So then we stayed even longer because we were not about to walk outside in the dark and possibly be followed by this man. The rehearsal and rehearsal dinner went well. My escort was not present so Mr Baby filled in for him so I didn’t walk down the aisle alone. The dinner was pizza, bread sticks and salad. I ate pizza and salad and a bread stick. I was hungry and had no issue in participating in the meal. It was the bride’s favorite meal ūüôā I did a workout but did not make time to blog once again.

Saturday was the wedding day so no workout once again. I got up with the baby and spent time with him before he and his big sister went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for the night. It was his first sleepover! After all the usual morning activities we were off for hair, then getting ready, pics, and the whole shebang. It was a lovely ceremony and the reception was a blast. they put on a good party. I did not eat too terribly at dinner and skipped the cake (minus one bite) but drank way too much and later int he evening had a slice of pizza. It happens. it was a special weekend and every drink and bite was worth it to me and that is what matters. It was a celebration and I was there to do just that, celebrate! On the plus side I did enough dancing to count as cardio ūüôā

Sunday after we had brunch with the bride and groom we checked out and headed out to get the kids. I unfortunately woke up with the back of my right thigh completely numb. It still is. One of the many lovely things about having Fibromyalgia. So no workout yesterday and no workout today. I tried but with my thigh numb I couldn’t keep my balance well enough to do most of the moves in what I felt was a safe way. I understand working out is important, but it is not worth risking injury for. The last thing I need is more pain. I hope I can get back to normal tomorrow. It is really annoying to not be able to do what you want because of some stupid disorder. Sometimes I feel like the fibro runs my life. Who knows, maybe one day they will find a cure?!

So now I need to decide if I just startup on day 30 tomorrow like I worked out all along or if I track back and go back to Saturday’s workout and go from there. Hmmm What to do??

Day 18 of 120 FINITO!

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Actually I finished the workout a couple of hours ago, been working on homework with Emma since. I would have never thought that in the Second Grade a child would get as much homework as she does. It is crazy!!

This afternoon while Ian napped I went to lunch with my Mother-In-Law. It is always nice to get a chance to catch up. Also had to break down Ian’s schedule. Her and my FIL are postponing their trip back to their winter home to watch the kids while I am fulfilling my Matron of Honor Duties. This will be the first time anyone other than myself or my husband has had Ian overnight. CRAZY! A friend of mine is coming to stay at the house to watch my zoo. She is bringing her dog so Tico should have a blast. he loves little dogs. Anyhow back to lunch, even though we were out I ate healthy, a steak, salad and sweet potato (sans the sugar) and washed it down with some lemon water. She wanted Olive garden but was nice enough to not take me to the sweet, sweet land of cream sauces, white pasta and delicious breadsticks as far as the eye can see. Good thing too given my hormones are a raging I would’ve given in and eaten all the breadsticks in the place! I love me some Olive Garden breadsticks!¬†

Yep, this would have been me!

Today’s scheduled workout was a combination of Hard Core Abs and Flow. Still feeling like my form is bad during the planks. I definitely need to invest in a mirror. It could be correct and I just feel awkward because I am in terrible shape right now. Who knows? All in all it was a productive workout and I feel good about it. Tomorrow is a rest day so there may not be a new blog. We will see. Happy Thursday all!¬†

 

 

Please help if you can.

This is not one bit fitness related  or even about me. But sometimes we have to spread the word in order to help out the ones we love. 

Recently a close friend of mine had to face yet another loss. Her family has been through so much over the past several years. It is hard to find the right words when you know you can’t bring someone back. If you could find it in your hearts to help this family out it would mean the world to them.¬†

The family of Kevin Harden is uniting to help create a stepping stone for the kids college fund.

Kevin Harden was a devoted husband and father of 7. He was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 15, 2013. The other party involved fled the scene leaving many unanswered questions and heartbreak. He leaves behind his wife Janna, older children Shannon and Greg as well as quadruplets Evelyn, Bethany, Jeffrey and JoAnna as their youngest son Jon. We are raising money for the 5 youngest children as a stepping stone for their college fund. Kevin devoted his life to his children. His children now have to grow up without a father leaving his wife to worry how she will manage without him. Kevin loved playing his guitar for his children while they sang along. They went on adventures with their daddy as well. Any donation would help us ease some of the financial burden of college for 5 children because with quads 4 will be headed to college at the same time.

You can donate to the children’s college fund here: Children Of Kevin Harden College Fund

You can see news articles Here,  Here, and Here.

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I need motivation

So the workout area is still a mess, and the weather has been crazy so I have not chanced walking with the baby because he is too new to get rained on. So no exercise this week unless housework counts. To be honest not much of that has gotten done either. I really, really need to get on the ball and do something, anything. How is it that I really do want to get active but don’t have the motivation to try hard enough to act on it? Yes, having a newborn that has wanted to play all day lately, a 7 y/o with homework and keeping up on the house and meals is a lot of work. This summer cold I am battling doesn’t help either but these things shouldn’t be getting in my way so much.

Over the weekend when I should have been cleaning out my workout area I hosted a BBQ one day, went to the in-laws with the baby for the first time, moved in someone who needed a place to stay and that required getting a ton of stuff out of the guest bedroom. We also had a wedding to attend. With all of that making time for anything extra was a struggle. sounds like a ton of excuses I know. And they are. But let me tell you this having a baby again thing can be a challenge. I could workout while he is up all day wanting to play but I want to play with him and hold him when he is awake. So I know I choose not to be more productive. I know I am making excuses.

Food wise my diet is getting cleaner and cleaner each day so there is progress going on in that area. Just about ready to fully switch over to clean eating once again. I have to finish swapping out some things in the pantry so anything processed is out. Then we are good to go. I won;t be doing a full grocery shop this week so next week I should be able to really get into it.

LO is sleeping in his swing so I think I may just do some yoga knowing that won’t wake them and be able to say I did something. I will let you all know if I did it.

All I know is that before the pregnancy from hell (IMO) I was so motivated. I worked hard but it didn’t feel like work. I love working out and eating well and I am really struggling to get back to that state of mind. Where did my motivation go? You would think the fact that I am roasting my rear off because I have to wear jeans because no summer clothes fit would work, nope. You would think that stepping on the scale at me 6 week check up would motivate me.. nope still 30 lbs to lose and I have made no effort. I really need to get back into the swing of things and make time for exercise, I’ tired of being fat. UGH

Nice weather = walking!

Now that the weather is nicer it is time to get to walking daily. we have ventured out a couple of times but this Michigan weather keeps flip-flopping around on us. Not that it is a shocker, that’s just how things go here in the Mitten. It seems that we are going to have a nice streak of warm weather and given the time of year I am hoping that it doesn’t cool down to much anymore. Starting today Ian and I started our daily walks. We made it just over a mile today. When we were about to start another loop around the subdivision someone¬†revved¬†up his motorcycle as he rode past us. Ian was not a fan of the sound and so it ended our walk. He decided he was done. But for our first official day it was a decent distance. Hoping for double tomorrow at least.

Relaxing in the stroller enjoying some fresh air :)

Relaxing in the stroller enjoying some fresh air ūüôā

Ian’s Birth Story with Pics

I am sure it is obvious with all the passed time that I have had my baby. So it is time to change my blog name and drop the “Back to Round again” off the title. In two more weeks the doctor should approve me to start to be more active and time for me to work on losing all the¬†baby¬†weight. ¬†And I am sure there is quite a bit to lose. After being put on bedrest the weight gain got out of control. Watching what and how I ate went 100% out the window. I hated¬†bed rest¬†and used food to pacify myself. I know it wasn’t the best thing to do but I had to have something that made me happy. Now, it is time to fix that. By the end of the pregnancy I had gained 49 pounds! As far as what I weigh now, I have no idea. Until my 6 week check up I refuse to weigh myself. The good news is that I am a size 14 so only a size up from pre-pregnancy. It is¬†definitely¬†a snug 14 and I have a muffin top but I can get in them, button them and still move freely and breathe so I say they fit.

Our little bundle was born at 39 weeks 5 days gestation on April 13, 2013 at 2:13am. He was 7 pounds Р6 ounces and 20 inches long. So the bed rest worked and he was only 2 days from his estimated due date.  We named him Ian Patrick.

Three days before he was born my Midwife stripped my¬†membranes¬†and said he would be here in 24 to 48 hours. He decided that she was not going to be right and so I took to lots of mall walking and bouncing on the exercise ball. After 2 days of walking 5 hours and bouncing for 2 hours my contractions were holding steady at 10 minutes apart. No different from the previous weeks. Let me tell you having them for weeks on end was such a pain. So on Friday i walked another 2.5 hours with a friend and bounced her little one on my belly. Once I bounced him on my belly it really seemed to get things moving so I headed home and bounced on my ball for an hour, took a break and had dinner then all of a sudden… NOTHING! Not a Braxton Hick, contraction, cramp, nothing! So Pat and I went back to the mall, did a little shopping and¬†walked¬†another¬†2.5 hours, headed home and I spend another wonderful hour bouncing on the birth ball. My contractions were back and 10 minutes apart. After a couple more hours nothing changed so I¬†decided¬†to go to bed. Around Midnight I woke up to use the bathroom and they were still 10 minutes apart, so I headed back to bed. What a¬†disappointment! At 1:20 I was awakened by a really, really strong contraction, and the next one came 2 minutes later. So I woke Pat up and had him call my OB while I got dressed. They said to head on in on the way my contractions moved to 1 minute apart. We got to the hospital and they eased up for 4 minutes then once in my room they picked back up to 1 minute apart. The nurse checked me immediately and I was at 10 and 100% but she thought she could feel the cord wrapped. So the OB and what felt like a billion other people¬†rushed¬†in. Right then my waters broke.

His cord wasn’t wrapped, he was breach! The thing is he was not foot down breach, he was (this is hard to explain) kind of horizontal but bent in a U shape but face down, so he was bent backwards in a way. So after they quickly contorted my body in some ungodly painful way I all of a sudden had 4 people’s hands in my trying to flip him. I at this point have no clue what was going on. I can just hear things like, c-section,¬†breech¬† cord, emergency and stuff that would put any woman in labor in a panic. I don’t remember but I was told that about this point I all of a sudden said to the medical team “What are you doing in there? Please stop it” I¬†would’ve¬†thought that anything I said would have been all profanity and fun stuff like that but nope, I used my manners. HAHA! ¬†They were able to flip him out of breach position and I was given the okay to push, after one crappy¬†push¬†and one real good one he was out. The poor thing was transverse though. His poor little face was one big bruise and the nurses said he looked like Mick Jagger because his lips were so swollen and¬†weird-looking. His face scrapped along my pelvic bone on the way out and that caused the bruising. The plus was that he was perfectly healthy and had all 10 finger and toes :). ¬†The crazy¬†thing¬†is he was born and all this¬†happened¬†after I was in the room for only 13 minutes (50 minutes from when the doctor was called from home)! They hadn’t even gotten any of my info or checked me in. There was no time. So needless to say the birth plan was thrown out the window. That’s 7 minutes faster than Emma!

My hips are still messed up from them overextending my lower half to make space to flip him but other than that recovery is going quite well. His bruising is gone (but caused some major jaundice, that is now gone). We had a hard time getting breastfeeding going because his swollen lips make it hard for him to latch. We have got it down now and all is good. Also, Emma has taken on her role as a big sister wonderfully. I am so very proud of her!

So here is the little guy! Pictures are by Ashley Nicole Photography. I was lucky enough for her to be in the States and able to come to our home and take pictures. Thanks Ashley we love you! You can check her out on Facebook here.

Week 35

Yes, I know week 35 is just about over. Honestly I had no interest in posting. Too busy throwing myself a bedrest sucks and I will be happy with nothing party all week. It is hard to pass the time when there isn’t much on the list of things to do. Granted there are things to do but not what I desire to do so I hate them all. I don’t want to read, watch more television, play on the internet, blog or anything like that. The list of things that sound appealing are cleaning, cleaning, shopping, walking around, you know the stuff that doesn’t require me to sit on my ass.

Sunday I did get out for a short time. Got a pedicure and had lunch with the girls. Emma loved her first pedi!¬†This¬†afternoon after Emma got out of school we went to see Oz the Great and Powerful. Really good movie, ¬†popcorn was awesome (theater¬†popcorn is the best) it was nice to do something. Yes, I just sat there but it wasn’t sitting in my own chair or bed and going to a movie that was not animated was nice too. We always see kids movies. It just happens when you have a kid. Kid movies now days are pretty entertaining so no biggie there. I am super super excited for the new Evil Dead though. I will have to wait to see it, it comes out days before my due date and I am sure by then the baby will have already been here. The new Evil Dead will make me mad, all remakes of classics make me mad. They always ruin the movie. But there is this undying need to watch them even though I know that I will be mad. It is just my thing. I don’t have to make sense!

This past week Braxton-Hicks, migraines and lets just say bowel issues have plagued me. Also my mucus plug is starting to lose bits and pieces so we are getting closer and closer. So far we have kept him in so that’s a good thing. Not sure how much longer but¬†everyday¬†is another day for him to bake.

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Emma’s monster toe ūüôā

So excited to be at the nail salon

So excited to be at the nail salon

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35 weeks

OB Visit – Baby Update

OB Visit – Baby Update

Today we had our visit with the Ultrasound tech and my Midwife/OB. I would say that it went fairly well.

The ultrasound took what seemed like forever. He just was not in the mood to cooperate and get¬†measurements¬†done. Gymnastics to do I suppose. Then they couldn’t get his face because he kept it directly smashed into my uterine wall. He is for sure full on heads down and positioned for delivery. I just hope he sticks around longer. After the Tech’s calculations she said he is in the 54th percentile so right on average at 5.2 pounds and about 15.75 inches long. As far as development goes his heart looks awesome and the lungs look pretty good too. So Ian is happy and healthy and that is wonderful.

Next we went and saw my Midwife. We went over the test results from my wonderfully pointless trip to the specialist at U of M. She is very displeased with the doctors conclusion from there. Basically the paperwork said “I don’t know and don’t want to deal with it” so starting at my¬†postpartum¬†visit she wants to start looking into other options to figure out why I am so D resistant. After looking at the results of my non-stress test last week and the ultrasound it was decided that she would skip the vaginal exam to check for progression and the Fetal¬†Fibronectin¬†test for now. Basically she said that baby is developed enough to where she fells that no life saving measures are needed if the baby comes at any point on. Yes, he will more than likely have a short stay in NICU but he will be okay and that is what matters. ¬†So for now I have more restrictions. No cooking, cleaning, showering (warm baths from now on) or doing much of anything I can’t accomplish while sitting down. All the baby stuff washed, put away and is set up minus the pack and play that needs to be unboxed and we have tons of batteries to purchase and install.¬†Everything¬†off the registry has been bought minus 3 things but those are for baby proofing¬†so no hurries on that. I was given permission to take quick (short) trips into the store and I can get my much-needed pedicure. she said to call the office and go in if I start feeling contractions again and they will then do an exam and decide if it is actually labor. If not our next appointment is in 2 weeks.

So basically I was told to just wait it out and let nature take its course and not to worry. So that ¬†is what we will be doing. Emma has so much coming up at school this month so I hope that this baby thing doesn’t interfere. I need to send dad out to get the stuff for St. Patty’s, Easter and Spirit week at school just in case. Ugh. I don’t think I like the idea of just sending him to do it on his own. Giving up control of¬†things¬†I usually have control of stinks!

Any¬†volunteers¬†to sweep and mop my wood¬†floors¬†and scrub my half bath? Maybe tend to Sally’s tank? She’s giving me that look and she balled up her carpeting and moved her log half across her tank again.

See Sally’s crankyface? The Spoiled Drama Queen moves everything around in her tank then gets pissy with me over it!

 

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