Week 20 is now over and we are on to a new one. I am still really loving pregnancy I hope this period does not end because I feel awesome. I still have a great deal of energy and was able to make it to my workouts 6 days this week. I am hopping that will continue all the way through the rest of my pregnancy. Here is a look at some of my workouts:
Glues and Leg Treadmill Workout
Cardio Mix Up
Machine Leg Day and Cardio
My diet has remained the same. We found a great new spot in the neighborhood for Kebab’s. It is so good we went twice last week! Here is a review I wrote about our experience at Ariana Kebab House NYC. The food is incredible! Jon has been awesome with the cooking and one of my favorite recipes he makes is Jon’s Famous Braised Short RIbs. I had to share this recipe. It is so yummy we made enough to eat it for 3 nights last week. It tastes better every day!
I am over my aversion to chicken and we have made it a few times lately. I really like the chicken to be roasted, so we came up with a different recipe for roasted chicken. This one has a lot more spice then the recipe that we usually use. If you like spicy check out our recipe for Clean Eating Spicy Chicken.
The best part of the week was attending Big City Mom’s Biggest Baby Shower. While there I had the pleasure of meeting daytime diva Susan Lucci! If you have the chance to attend one of these events you should. We had so much fun and received so many great gifts from all of the sponsors. Take a look at my full post on how awesome the Biggest Baby Shower was.
I have started my journey into pregnancy fashion. I was invited to a maternity sample sale and I decided this would be the best time to take a look at some actual maternity clothes. I really wanted to get some maternity jeans but there was none left in my size. The only ones in my size were still $175. I am still on a budget when it comes to my maternity wear, so this was not an option. I did find a great little dress by Bellyisma which is what I wore to the Biggest Baby Shower. I was able to get that dress for the bargain price of $50.00. Here is a look at my new maternity look:
We ended up our week with an ultrasound appointment. I am so glad that my placenta previa seems to have just been marginal and has fixed it self. This is great news because it means that a C Section may not be in order now. I was relieved until I then started to worry about natural childbirth instead! The last ultrasound we had we were able to see the babies face on 3D and get a few pictures. We were hoping to get some more but peanut had other plans. The baby kept hiding it’s face or was putting it’s hands over it’s face. The tech tried for about 45 minutes to an hour but it is going to have to wait till next time. It seems we have a stubborn little one on our hands! That is the end of week 20! How was your week??
I hope you all had a great week! I know we did. The pregnancy is still going along amazingly. I feel really good and have a lot of energy. I worked out 6 days in the last week. Here is a look at some of the workouts I did in the last week:
Upper Body Weight Routine and Cardio
Cardio Mix Up
Even though I have been exercising 6 days a week, I can not change mother nature. My body is still going through changes. I was having this conversation with Jon, being a guy he once again put his foot in his mouth. He meant this as a compliment but being pregnant and hormonal I did not take it that way. He actually said to me” you have more of a butt now”. I was floored but he tried and tried to back track on how great he thinks I look pregnant. Poor guy did not mean the comment in a bad way but believe me I took like he said “you have a huge butt!” I will say it again, these poor men go through a lot during pregnancy as well. They have to put up with us everyday! The other body change is that I found the beginnings of 2 stretch marks on either side of my stomach. Despite the fact that I spend a great deal of time lotioning and oiling my growing body, it is happening. I will continue to lotion a few times a day and pray that it does not get any worse! Have any of you had any success with taming the stretch marks?
One thing that got me running to Starbucks last week was the reemergence of the red holiday cups and drinks. SO of course I had to get there that day and get the new and improved gingerbread latte. I am sorry Starbucks but you should not have changed a good thing. It saddens me to report it was no where near as good as it used to be. I will stick to the Skinny Peppermint Mocha from now on. I was so excited I photographed the occasion 🙂
I am very excited because this upcoming week we will be attending the Biggest Baby Shower here in NYC. I will post all about it next week but I am sure it is going to be a great event. I got very lucky to get tickets. My baby brain made me forget to actually buy tickets and when Jon reminded me I went online and they were sold out. I emailed Casey at Big City Moms, who runs the event. I got so lucky she got back to me and said one set was just put back up on the site. If it wasn’t for Casey I would not be going. Thank you so much Casey from Big City Moms!
How was everyone else’s week??
This past week flew by and I still feel fantastic! I have continued with my workouts everyday. This past week i was able to fit in 6 days at the gym. Here is a look at some of the workouts I did this past week:
Bounce Back Fast DVD: http://wp.me/p3wWp1-22H
Cardio Mix Up: http://wp.me/p3wWp1-21h
Leg Day and Cardio: http://wp.me/p3wWp1-20t
Chest/Back and Cardio: http://wp.me/p3wWp1-1Os
Halloween came and went. We had only 3 kids come to the place so we had lots of left over candy. I will admit I spent Halloween on the couch eating a lot of chocolate. Thanks to the chocolate I ate the little peanut was making a lot of movements. After the chocolate I could feel the baby over my skin not just from the inside like I had already. This was a great opportunity for Jon to be able to put his hand on my stomach and feel the baby. It was a great moment and Jon was so excited to finally be able to feel what I have been telling him about!
Even with Halloween we still had the time to cook up some great meals! With the weather getting a lot colder we decided to make a cold weather favorite of mine, Clean Eating Shepard’s Pie http://wp.me/p3wWp1-25W and it is delicious. Give it a try the next time you are planning a warm and cozy meal at home. We also ate one of my favorite’s Spaghetti Alla Carbonara http://wp.me/p3wWp1-Yv twice this past week. If you like to have pasta once in awhile try the Carbonara it is amazing!
I have not bought any maternity clothes yet but I know that day will be coming soon. As soon as I get my first pieces I will feature that experience right here for you guys! I am still addicted to leggings and tunics or tops. How was your Halloween?