Hello Hello! 2018 has officially started off with a bang! So many exciting things have been going on that I figured it might be a good time to do a little life update to keep it all organized. Enjoy!
Life update number 1:
WE ARE HAVING A BABY! Baby Hamilton is due September 25, 2018 and we can’t wait to meet him OR her! Stay tuned for another update next month when we do our gender reveal! Any guesses on what it may be!?
I am about 5 months along now (17 weeks). Feeling great and still getting in my daily workouts (5 days a week). I modify movements based on how I feel that day and I just signed up to start adding in some training from BIRTHFIT. They have a Prenatal Program to keep mama and baby happy and healthy throughout pregnancy. I can’t wait to see how it goes – I’ll make sure to do another update on that later on too!
Update #2: Crossfit
This preggo lady survived the 2018 Crossfit Open. It was a blast and definitely VERY different from my past years competing in the Open. I learned a lot about myself and it was fun getting to do the workouts with a more relaxed approach. I started out the Open with a little bit of morning sickness – Luckily each week it seemed to get a little better! So by the end of the 5 weeks I was pretty much morning sickness FREE. Yay, hallelujah, no more saltines and ginger ale…haha Even though I secretly LOVE saltines + ginger ale...!
If you’d like to hear more about competing in the Open while pregnant – Let me know! I’d love to share more about it and how my training has been so far.
Photo: BrittGPhotography - 12 weeks pregnant here during 18.4
Update #3: Preggo Diet
Since I have been feeling much better lately I have been able to follow my RP Strength diet a little better. It has been nice to have meals to plan my day around. I add little snacks here and there to fill in the gaps (since I am obviously not dieting or trying to be super lean + I am alwaysss hungry). RP Strength does not promote their diet for pregnant women (for obvious reasons), but since I have been doing it for over a year now, it has been keeping me on track – Making sure I get my protein/veggies in and not overdoing it on the chips & salsa/ reeses pieces/ Halo Top. Buuut YES I do give in to those yummy cravings every now and then :) Like today when I bought 3 pints of Halo Top at the grocery...you never know what flavor you might start to crave!! haha
I also recently signed us up for the meal delivery service Hello Fresh! I was honestly a little skeptical, "Like how could it be that good!?" - BUT after our first week I was hooked. I went from like 3 trips to the grocery a week to 1! It’s amazing and it saves so much time. The meals are DELICIOUS and only take between 20-30 minutes to cook. They are like restaurant quality food and I feel like I am learning how to cook so many new things throughout the process. I definitely recommend them and I’m sure I will still be using it once baby arrives to make sure I am getting in those quick and healthy meals each week.
Last but not least, my favorite TryAboutTime supplement (AminoHydrate) was approved by my doctor so now I have a tasty drink to sip on during my workouts and throughout the day. A nice change from plain water and much healthier than a diet soda or sugar filled drink. I wrote about this supplement as my very first blog post if you’d like to read more about it here !
Here's a Boozer photo bomb to brighten your day :) He loved that avocado...until he destroyed it! Poor avocadoooo
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