“Day in The Life Of” a Day Off!

I finally had a full day off!

Just as I mentioned in this past WIAW post. It was seriously nice to just do what I wanted on my own time. No obligations! Most “full” day offs are fairly the same, between cleaning, laundry and blogging. This one, however, has a fun stop to Ben & Jerry’s.

So what did I do on my day off? 

7:10am: Pat woke me up to say goodbye, since he had to go to work early, but I fall back asleep.

7:50am: “Officially” wake up, brush my teeth and get ready to begin the day!

8:15am: I woke up starving, so I went to heat up my oats and pour some iced coffee (both prepped the day before).8:30-11:00: Work on the blog and watch hang with kitty. Now that I finally got settled at the in-laws, I can get back to more blogging and pre-writing posts.

11:30am: Grab a snack.12:30pm: Had another snack and then I headed out to activate a free 30 Day trial I found online to Gold’s Gym. I ended up doing a light cardio session with some back, bi’s and tri’s exercises.

2:00pm: #FreeConeDay! I finally got to try Spectacular Speculoos ice cream and I also got some mango sorbet. It was $1 for an extra scoop, why not?!3:00pm: Get home, finish up laundry and clean up.

4:00pm: Relax, read some blog posts and eat!My BodyBuilding.com package came in and with some free goodies! They were have a sale plus 16% off for their “Sweet 16″ anniversay.6:15pm: I ended up making a smoothie using the vanilla protein plus some strawberry, banana and flax6:30pm: Head out for prenatal yoga at Banyan Tree.8:45pm: Came back home and relax with Pat for the rest of the evening.

And there you have it, my day off. Pretty productive but it was nice to be on my time. Hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend!

 Question: What’s one of your favorite things to do on your day off?

Thinking Out Loud #6: Spring Is Here!

Today is my mom’s birthday.So I made her some protein brownie doughnuts.Mmmm doughnuts. Happy birthday mom <3It’s so nice that spring (for the most part) is finally here! Yay for warm walks and pizza nights out on the porch. Plus lots of iced coffee!And way more leggings.And of course, more yoga <3All things Spring  are on my mind this week! Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday and thanks to Amanda for hosting #thinkingoutLOUD!Question: Are you thinking Spring this week?

What’s your favorite way to enjoy warmer weather?

WIAW #123: A Day Off!

Happy Wednesday!

I was finally “off” yesterday. When I say off, I mean no obligations and I can do whatever I want. Some days off I have errands or get called in for work. That isn’t a day off to me. Now on to this food-filled post.

Breakfast: Bowl of steelcut oats, blueberries, chia seeds and a small half-caff latte. I also had egg whites and a banana shortly after, since I got hungry.Snacks #1: Fiber One honey clusters, skim milk and H20.Pre-Lunch: A few Triscuits, Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt and a reduced fat string cheese. Snack #2: #FreeConeDay! Spectacular Speculoos Cookie ice cream and mango sorbet.Lunch: Grilled porkchop w/ baked beans, half a turkey and Swiss sandwich and strawberries.Snack #3: Smoothie in recycled cup! Vanilla protein, banana, strawberries and flax. Dinner: Lean beef burger with Swiss and organic ketchup on half a whole wheat bun and mini pretzels on the side.I munched on some more pretzels after dinner and then headed to bed to relax. It was a productive, yet relaxing day off. Hope everyone has an awesome hump day. Thanks Jenn for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!

Question: Did you participate in #FreeConeDay?

Have you tried Spectacular Speculoos Cookie Butter before?

Baby Gendron 24 Weeks

Baby Gendron is officially 24 Weeks today! Let’s recap how the past month has been shall we? 

Weight Gain: 13.5lbs (4.5 in the last 4 weeks) and in the 170s.

{24 Weeks}

Workouts: Since the spring schedule came out for one of my gyms, I couldn’t renew my class. I didn’t want to deal with looking for subs between baby shower or my end teaching date (which I declared is May 10th, but I’m feeling it may be sooner).

I am now teaching about 1-2 spin classes as of this week. My PERSONAL workouts are maybe 3-4 times a week; 2-3 times of yoga, 1-2 times of strength training or both combined!

{22Weeks, 3Days}

If you missed my pregnancy health and fitness post, click here!

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Symptoms:

  • Migraines: Was gone until week 23, I wake up with one but it will go away after an hour or two. At least this time, I only need to take a pill maybe once or ever other week.
  • Exhaustion: Energy WAS back, but same thing, week 23 has me more tired and needing a nap once or twice a week.
  • Nausea: Was also gone for a while until week 23. I wake up nauseous most mornings but it goes away quick.
  • Others: A lot more back pain; breasts are holding steady at a full D and itchy!

Food Aversions: Eating is “normal” with the exception of eating veggies plus a few cravings here and there. Still have a bit of a gag reflex for them greens!

Food Cravings: For the past few weeks it’s been:

  • Steel Cut Oatmeal/ Blueberries
  • Blended Iced Coffees 
  • Bananas
  • Pretzels
  • Cake/ Cupcakes
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Honey Wheat Pretzels

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Maternity Clothes: I’ve gotten a few new bras and shirts this past month. Everything was either too short or my breast were just spilling out.

Still wearing M-L leggings. I also got this cute workout top (and jeggings) y’all saw this past week. Look at that bump difference between 22 (above in “workouts”) and 23!

{23 Weeks, 3Days}

Stretch Marks: I’ve been getting some in the area between my chest and shoulders, I’m sure it’s from the D’s. Still with my daily cocoa butter/ coconut oil slathering.

Sleep: Sleep has been a struggle to get comfy, but I have had a lot of cramping in the middle of the night and the having to pee 24/7!

Gender: It’s a girl; Samantha Julia <3

Baby Items Purchased: Nothing really new, though My mom did buy this toy that we found on sale at Wal-Mart.Looking Forward To: Baby shower in May and meeting Samantha. #IsItAugustYet?

Question: How’s your week going? Any pregnant mama’s feeling like the are “popping overnight?”

For all things pregnancy related; click here!

MIMM #22: Pet Overload!

Tell me this marvelous face doesn’t make you smile?I am so obsessed with Herc. Imagine when Samantha comes {23Weeks3Days}?How marvelous is this “Sweating for Two” tank? I found it on Etsy for $20!

There is a nice brand called “For Two Fitness,” but their shirts are way too expensive and I don’t like the sides.

I just wanted something cute for prental yoga I could grow with and have a bit for post baby. I’ll still look pregnant and technically be sweating for “two;” for me and my health and for my baby to have a healthy mama. 

So pets, right?

And cupcakes… I have marvelous critters to hang with at at the in-laws.They also make great nap buddies. Cute faces!Very sophista-cat-ed ;)That is my pet overload for your Monday. Thanks Katie for hosting!Question: Cupcakes or cake?

Cats or dogs? #BunnyBiased ;)

Shoulders, Chest & Tri’s Pump! (Workout)

Good Saturday morning y’all.So, since last time we spoke, I’ve been mixing up my workout days even more.

As of 22 Weeks, I find myself modifying or combining my strength training and doing yoga more often.I’m still mixing shoulders with chest and tri’s and mixing lower body with back and bi’s.Today’s workout is all about shoulders, chest and tri’s.

I like to incorporate yoga because vinyasa yoga tends to be very shoulder and tricep focused, at least for me. I used 5lbs weights for all exercises except the upright rows, I used 10lbs.

This workout should take you about 35-50 mins to complete, depending on amount of sets. If you do the yoga segments for your warm-up and cool-down, it will take about 60 mins.

Let’s get down to today’s workout, shall we?

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Warm-Up: 5 minutes on your favorite cardio equipment [or do this yoga on Youtube]

Exercises; 3-4 Sets of 12 Reps for Each

  • Hammer Curls
  • Shoulder Press
  • Upright Row
  • Tricep Kickbacks
  • [Bent-Over] Chest Flyes (Or on floor)
  • Chest Press (On floor or on Stability Ball)
  • Alternating Lateral to Medial Flyes
  • [Over-Head] Tricep Extensions

Cool-Down: 10 minutes, steady pace on your choice of cardio equipment [or do another yoga segment]

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If you missed the back & lower bod workout, click here.

If you’re looking for your own personalized workout (and meal plan), feel free to check out my Online Coaching. Feel free to email me with any questions at NutritiouslySweet@gmail.com.

Have a great weekend! :)

Question: What’s your favorite body part to workout? Toss up between back and lower body for me!

Thinking Out Loud #5: A Few Of My Favorite Things

I’ve had a couple of early shifts this week. By early I mean before dawn or crazy 5:00am workout people. I had to wake up at 3:35am. Coffee was in order (twice). The drive to work from New Hampshire is about an hour. It’s not bad since I am only doing it a 2-3 times a week. Everyone else gets to sleep while I get ready. :(At least, I “pack” my days with double work, errands or doctor appointments.

Speaking of appointments, Baby Samantha is currently 23Weeks2days! I feel so big. Literally the green shirt was “fine” when I wore it Friday.

Then after wearing it Tuesday, I felt like I had gained 10lbs. In total I have gained 12lbs, but wearing large shirts from smalls/mediums and M-L leggings from XS.I’m thinking, it must be all the ice cream ;)(Oh and did you see the owl bracelet? Cute right?)Fear not! I am eating other things besides ice cream, like these gluten-free Luna bars.…And those are a few of my favorite things; coffee, breakfast, raspberries, funky jewelry, etc. :) I am linking up with Amanda today for “Thinking out Loud.”

Hope everyone has a fabulous Thursday!

Question: Have you ever had a super early wake up time?

Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt?