Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tipping the Scale

So when you are told you are pregnant a ton of things go through your mind and I mean A TON! My first questions were, can I workout, can I run, how much weight will I gain all that personal stuff that for me is a big deal. I work hard at staying in shape and trying to be healthy.

I know you are supposed to gain weight and I've luckily only gained a couple pounds and am 20 weeks but my muscles are completely GONE and I have belly of course. I can no longer see my top ab muscles and my last appointment I weighed the most I've EVER weighed and I'm only half way there.

This struggle to get outside or in the gym and just kill it is ridiculous! I told Jeff before our ultrasound started and after they weighed me, I need to go to the gym NOW!! He laughed and joked about people calling and saying "where is Jamie?" and answering "well 3 days ago she went to the gym and I haven't seen her." LOL!

I'm only going to get bigger and weigh more but MAN this part is hard!! I don't handle weight gain well no matter the reason. I just keep reminding myself that I have the strength to handle the gain and I definitely have the strength to get it off and get my muscle back once the baby is here. But that is a long ways away so I keep having to have those little mental talks!

Tipping scale upwards is the hardest part of this pregnancy for me!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mental Toughness

Tiger Woods dad Earl said this to him and I agree with it myself. "Tiger, I promise you that you will never meet another person as mentally tough as you in your life. He never has. He never will."

My dad never said these words to me, but it applies to me and I am very proud of that!

Glad I heard this today!

Guilty Pleasure

So I have a guilty pleasure of watching Intervention. Yes it makes me feel great about my life, and yes at some part of your core you know that its just wrong....therefore guilty pleasure.

Its funny that these dr's get paid all this money to preach what I've preached to friends my whole life. Mind over matter, if you really want it, nothing will stop you from reaching your goal. The people on intervention are SOOOO far gone that yes they need help from others to get them on the right track, but once they are there its all them and their mind keeping them on the right track and not falling off.

Goals can include diet, fitness, substances or even professional. If you want something no matter how tough it may be or how hard some days are you can do it, its mind over matter and if you have friends and family to support you, there is no room for failure.

So whatever your goals are, lose 30 pounds, gain 15 pounds, eat healthy, workout 4-5 days a week EVERY week, quit drinking, get a promotion, make $X additional per year. Whatever your current self-challenging life goals are, remember, if the train wrecks on intervention can do it....YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING IN LIFE AS LONG AS YOU REALLY WANT IT!! Mind over matter!

Now go enjoy your guilty pleasure as long as it isn't keeping you from your goal!

My cure for sleep

After years of sleep issues, long nights staring at the clock tick by..I found my cure.....get a cold.

Only problem is, when I'm not pregnant, I RARELY get colds. So I guess my cure is pregnant with a cold. That could make for a very interesting life. :)

HAHA! Anyway I enjoyed my 5 hours last night and cause I'm sick will probably get to tack on another hour or so nap. YIPPEE for SLEEPY TIME!