Sunday, June 30, 2013

An attempt... get fit while pregnant? Sounds doable, right?

Well, it most definitely is. Today, I had a short convo with a friend about how I was really getting into my fitness and health prior to going to Army training and finding out I was prego. Due to morning sickness/dizziness during the first trimester and up until now (15 weeks), I hadn't been able to workout like I used to. And it really bummed me out. And gaining weight, bums me out even more. Like I mentioned in post before, it's devastating!

So now that I am in my second trimester, I am getting my energy back and am hoping to get back on my healthy fitness grind!

Tonight I stepped out for a walk and ended up jogging 2 miles straight! For not moving far or fast in the last 10 weeks, I was really proud of myself! I hadn't realized how much my body has changed until now as well. Running and noticing your hips have shifted = total discomfort, but I got it under control and kept on! With hips shifting, thighs touching, booty & boobs bouncing, and a belly growing, you really have to learn to adjust your running style to be able to keep going and not injuring yourself! I figured it out, and am really hoping I keep up this energy boost to keep getting my runs in, for at least another few weeks! After that, walking will have to do!

I've been doing pushups and core exercises before bed time too each night, so if I continue with that and add in my strength training, I should be golden when this baby2 is out! I am hoping to get back down to size 6, 140lbs...

That is what I was when I found out I was prego, so that's my goal after!

Side note: During my first pregnancy, my starting weight was 167 lbs. so I am already ahead of the game and I pushed at 194 lbs. just before delivery of my one and only Bri! So if I was able to get down to 140 after that, I think I can do it again! :)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Happy 4th of July week/weekend!

Saturday, June 29, 2013


My storm hasn't past but I can definitely see the rainbow peaking through!

I was just informed that the offer I put in on a house was accepted!! Seriously, I am so excited I can hardly contain myself! I can't wait for this next step in my life!

The house I put an offer on is 3 bedrooms (quite large I might add) 1 bathroom with a full unfinished basement. The main floor is just enough space for me and two little ones so I need to come up with something fun for the basement! Eventually a big family/rec room maybe? Either way, I am nearly peeing myself with excitement!!

On another note, as I am still dealing with all the stress in my life, things are good. I am remembering all of the good things I have going on for me and all the love and happiness I have surrounding me lately. Thanks to everyone who is there for me and supporting me on this challenging adventure! :)

This week I got to train down at Abbott hospital for a new FULL time position I was recently offered, I also got to go see Monsters University with my little love and mom (Its a must see btw!), and today I was feeling crummy this am (morning sickness), but was able to get over to a friends for some pool time and sun and good chats!

But getting the phone call for the house was just what I needed to top off my week! AHHH! So excited!

--you deserve the things you want, because you deserve to be happy.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

All good things come to an end...2

So I actually posted this before, last year sometime I believe...but I've been trying to put my feelings into words and this sort of sums it up, all over again. Can you imagine preparing for a divorce, getting all things ready, and reconciling...ONLY to have to prepare for a divorce a second time?? Broke my heart then, and breaks my heart now...even more than the first time I'd say. If I can offer any sort of marriage advice: give it your honest effort to make amends and fix what's bent and keep your significant other close to your side. Make them "your person" and treat them better than anyone else! They chose to be with you for a reason, that means a whole lot now a days! :)

Blog Repeat:

I should actually say all good things come to an end.

I am slightly bitter at the moment. Everyone I know is in love, getting married, recently got married, or having babies, etc. And here I am, getting a divorce at 26 years old. It was a long time coming but the fact that it's here, it's kind of upsetting. It's not an easy process, and it really brings out feelings I never knew I could even feel. I am kind of at a loss for words. I don't know how I am supposed to feel or what to think. Can I say that I tried my best to make it work? I hope so, I have a hard time accepting failure, so giving up is extremely difficult for this girl. But hey, I am putting one foot in front of the other in hopes to make it through the process. Bleh. They say the grieving process of divorce is similar to the grieving process of death. I can finally understand that, the feeling of loss. Even though it was an agreed decision, it is still a shitty situation and hard accept that I failed at something.

All i can do now is keep my head up and continue on with my life, simply in a new direction. I say simply because I am not ready to face that fact of how HARD it really will be. But as my previous post says, hard work WILL indeed pay off in the end.

--the greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Where do I even begin? It has been 3 months or so since I sat down to blog! So I figured I would getback at it and put it all out there! So what's new you ask? 1. I finished WLC in April! Promotion coming soon! 2. Briahna is now officially a first grader and will be 6 next week! 3. I am so close to purchasing my first home; a fixer upper to make my very own! 4. I am almost 14 weeks pregnant with baby #2! 5. I am officially a single mom; it's a bittersweet feeling but I wouldn't trade it for anything! I have an awesome family supporting me! 6. My sister just turned 24 and moved to s. Korea! Miss her! Sometimes I debate about sharing certain info but I figured if I put it out there, I can avoid the annoying questions! One thing I have to say is morning sickness and this first trimester can eat it! I spent the last 6 weeks so terribly sick and tired. I even ruptured an eardrum and missed several days of work and important events! I am hoping the second trimester treats me well,I would like to get back to the gym! Oh I've also started showing!! That also means my clothes don't fit!its kind of devastating actually :( maternity clothes here I come! You know what's annoying? Being ignored, if someone takes the time out of their day to connect with you,have the courtesy to respond! Seriously! Technology makes it so east to stay connected...and you know that most people are on their phones all dang day anyways... sheesh! Just saying... What else can I vent about? I think that's enough for tonight...I'm sure this post will be a bit surprising for some, but hey, it is what I've been dealt and I'm gonna roll with it! Have a good week and enjoy yourselves all you silly people! Ps..quick shoutout to my dad! Happy fathers day man! Thanks for being amazing and keeping me sane and being the best tramps bri will have!