Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
I feel like this week is the start of a bunch of things. First off, our Bradley Method childbirth classes start tomorrow and last to the very end of our pregnancy. I’m excited about starting the class and luckily, Kevin and I both like road trips because the class isn’t exactly located nearby.
Today officially puts us at 28 weeks which starts our third trimester. I’m feeling great and I’m totally stoked about what we’ve accomplished in the last trimester. There are only two small things to do and the nursery will be ready for baby. In the next coming weeks, we’ll have new windows installed throughout the house and all the necessary repair done to the exterior brick work before we see another cold winter.
Last week was my last pre-training week before I have to kick my Natural Childbirth Training in to serious gear. I’d give myself a C grade for the weeks leading up to this. I didn’t ever get on a set schedule because we had so much going on. I lacked mostly in getting my strength training work done, but I’m hoping to leave all that behind and start fresh this week.
We’ve arrived at the middle of August, which is also my self-imposed starting date for frozen-meal-making. I’ve started putting together a list of meals that I can make-ahead and stick in the freezer for when the little boy wonder arrives. I’m hoping to start this Sunday and maybe get 2 lasagna’s made.
I’m so excited about these next few weeks and I’m hoping to stay focused and on track so I’m even more pumped about the habits I’ve been able to form. But for now, I leave you with a few nursery pictures.
One of the last small things to do is install the new baseboards.
This bookcase was left by the previous owners of the house. I painted it and I’m currently filling it with stuff.
Our nursery seating consists of my rocking chair and two storage ottomans for daddy and friends to sit on.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I’ve got one week under my ever expanding belt and it feels good. I’ve almost finished this book and we’ve got 3 weeks until our Bradley Method classes start.
I started this first week of ‘training’ with 2 things in mind; discipline and forgiveness. I wanted to focus on disciplining myself to workout and find time for the exercises. However, I also wanted to keep in mind that early on in any training, it’s good to forgive yourself for not being perfect. That’s worked out well :)
I also got started with a simply checklist that really helps me see my progress and stay on track.
At the top of the sheet I have blank lines for the 2 days of miscellaneous fitness I want to complete each week. I also have two more lines for the two days of strength training I want to complete each week. The bottom has a chart that lists the basic exercises I need to be doing five days a week and I simply check those off as I go.
I’ve tried to maintain a record of my workouts on the right side of this blog and that helps me as well, knowing I have to post to the world wide web :)
My notes for the week:
1. I give my self a B – as a grade for this week. This is based on the fact that I didn’t complete one of my miscellaneous fitness days, and I missed one day of my 5 days/week workout.
2. I feel more confident about this training and the end result as I’ve been reading and researching. That always helps.
3. It feels great to be training again!
In other news, our nursery furniture and decor is 90% purchased and is being stored in my office until the room is ready for it. Woo Hoo!!!!!