Where Does The Pregnancy Weight Go
Have you ever wondered , where does the pregnancy weight go ? When we are pregnant we are told it is healthy to gain 25-35 pounds on average. Below is a breakdown of the average weight gain and where it goes. Of course everyone is different and these weights are only guesses but it’s still fun to read about!
- 1.5 lbs : placenta
- 7 lbs : fat, protein & nutrients
- 2 : boobs . Thats it! They seem so much bigger and heavier!!
- 7-8: baby
- 4: fluid
- 2: amniotic fluid
- 4: blood volume
- 2 :uterus
total about 30 pounds
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My Miracle Morning Routine
Do you have a morning routine ? Almost all of the most successful people in the world have a morning routine. After reading the The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) I learned the importance of starting the day right. Here is how I start my day almost everyday. This is my miracle morning routine until the new baby comes this fall . I know after she is here things will have to change and I will share my new morning routine when that happens!
During my miracle morning routine I follow the SAVERS from the book. The life savers stand for Silence, Affirmation, Visualization , Exercise , Reading Scribing. To learn more I highly recommend reading the book.
My Miracle Morning Routine:
- 6:15 am: wake up, usually before Brody . Brush teeth, grab some water and start the coffee .
- 6:30: Meditate/ gratitude or silence . I meditate for about 5-10 minutes. I use the guided meditation ap lets meditate . Its free and I didn’t want to pay for headspace . If you are willing to pay check out headspace .
- 6:35: Affirmations about my life, being a mom, wife, blogger. Followed by reading quotes from a few different aps , I use enliven & think up
Make a cup of coffee.
- 6:45: Visualize, I either visualize how I want my day to go or how I want my life to be in 2-5-10 years. Pinterest boards are also a great way to make a vision board , I have a few different ones to look at.
- 6:50: Then I do one of the journal prompts from an ap I have ( write light)
- 6:55: Blog/social media stuff is next and this usually takes the longest. I check my calendars to see what blog posts I have schedules . Then I check my blog and if I posted something then I share it on my social media accounts. This takes about 10-15 minutes just to look over blog posts, schedules and think of new ideas to write about. I also check my instagram & Facebook at this time and post if I need to.
- 7:15: Brody is usually up at this point so I make him breakfast
- 7:25: While Brody eats I try to read a few pages from the book I’m reading. I read before bed every night so I don’t feel too bad about skipping this part of my SAVERS.
When I finish I move right into cleaning up any part of the house that needs a quick declutter. I make sure to make my bed and just do a quick clean up!
All of this is done before 8am!
Here are all the apps I use! I have been loving simple habit and now do some of the bed time routines they offer.
Short Version to start your day with gratitude and confidence :
- daily motivation ap & gratitude – then leave your bed!
- brush teeth, wash face have a big glass of water
- visualize goals/dreams
- Plan the day
Do you have a morning routine? Id love to know what you do differently than me! Comment below and let me know. What is your fav app??
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Three Intense Home Workouts
This week I did some of Laurens workouts , but I did change a few to fit my needs since I am pregnant! My workouts ( or hers) are perfect if you are ready to step up your game!
5 minutes of jump rope . Set a time for 30/30. So you will jump rope for 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds for a total of 5 minutes.
20 goblet squat
2 sets – repeat these two moves twice before moving on
10 squat hop
20 squat hops
15 oh lunges
15 squat hops
20 stiff leg deadlift
10 squat hops
That whole circuit is ONE round! Repeat if you can . I did it 2 times
10 minutes . Set timer for 30/30. Do 30 seconds of kbs-rest 30 sec then 30 sec mt climb, 30 sec rest. Repeat for 10 minutes.
8 minutes . Set timer for 30/30. Do 30 seconds of step ups-rest 30 sec then 30 sec jump rope, 30 sec rest. Repeat for 8 minutes.
high knee jump rope
10 minutes . Set timer for 30/30. Do 30 seconds of ropes or burpees-rest 30 sec then 30 sec ball slams or high knees, 30 sec rest. Repeat for 10 minutes.
ropes or burpees
ball slam or high knees
20 chest press
10 pull overs
one set of 15 high pulls
20 in out curls
one set of 15 kbs
10 side raise
one set of 15 pull ups or push ups
5 minutes: 30/30
That whole circuit is ONE round! Repeat if you can . I did it 2 times
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Insta Pot Cashew Chicken & Rice
This Insta Pot Cashew Chicken & Rice meal was so EASY to make and it was a huge hit ( even Brody loved it) This will definitely be added to my list of go to meals.
- 1 lb chicken breast, cubed
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 red pepper , chopped
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 cup cashews
- 2 cups brown rice, prepared
- 1 green onion, sliced thin
Turn insta pot on and hit saute . Add oil, chicken and garlic. Brown all sides of the chicken
Next add in your water, soy sauce , vinegar , brown sugar and peppers . Mix well. Add the lid , seal the valve and hit pressure cook/manual for 8 minutes. Once its done cooking use the quick release to release the pressure. Add your cashews . Turn pot back on, hit saute , cook for a few minutes to thicken sauce.
Serve with rice , top with green onions .
May Monthly Round Up
I can’t believe it is already June 1st! This pregnancy is flying by, I have already hit the half way mark. May was a super busy month for us yet I feel like nothing major happened!
As most of you know we found out at our 17 week ultrasound that we are having a GIRL! We were kinda shocked but deep down I had a feeling! Of course I have already started a pinterest board for her bedroom! Right around the same time ( 17 weeks ) I started to feel some movement. Mostly at night when I’m trying to go to bed , she starts kicking. I haven’t weighed myself and I am not really sure how much I weighed before I got pregnant so I’m not sure how much I have gained so far! I have no new preggo issues, food aversions or cravings. So far my sleep has changed either, but I know that way is coming that I’m going to be uncomfortable at night, but for now I’ll take my 8 hours!!
Brody is a lot of fun right now ( and a lot of work) ! He is talking more and now loves to say momma . He also loves to bark like the dogs!! He is def an outside kid and I have to drag him inside when its time to go in. He still sleeps 7-630/7ish most nights and we are very thankful for that. We love spending out days outside at the water table or on the beach.
My workouts this month have been great! It’s weird because I have been loving hiit workouts which normally are not my fav. I have also been going on lots of walks. My nutrition has also been good this month, no food aversions. I have been looking for healthier desserts and have been loving lasso bars , graham crackers with cool whip and frozen pops for Brody. I am now looking to make over my favorite unhealthy treats a healthier way. I will share all the recipes I find.
This month I bought some new products that are safer for us. I got new sunscreens for me & Brody. I ended up going with Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, 6oz Tube (Pack of 2) and Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, 3 Fl. Oz. (Pack of 3). I needed some new face wash but everything in the store had fragrance listed in the ingredients ( avoiding fragrance ) so I went with the brand Simple . It doesn’t score great but it’s not too horrible so the search continues!
I have been playing around with my coffee and I’m loving cold brew coffee that I make at home & buttered coffee with cashew milk . I throw it all in my blender real quick so its nice and frothy.
Shane got me succulents for mother’s day and I LOVE them! I really hope I don’t kill them. I’ll take any advice on keeping them alive!!
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Id love to know when you start, comment below & make sure you follow me on insta for more motivation!