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Pregnancy Update – Week 23

Size of Baby (per “What To Expect”) – Size of a small doll.

Weight Gain – 14 pounds.  Nice and steady.

Movement – A lot more movement, which must mean it is getting stronger.

Sleep – With the holiday, I got a lot of rest.  Naps are pretty much out of the picture, but a good seven hours can get me through any day!

What I miss – Sushi.  I’m craving it.  We went out for dinner while in Roanoke, and I tried to find rolls that could curb my craving.  It’s hard with all of the restrictions while pregnant!

Best Moments this Week – Um, Thanksgiving!  Food, Family and Fitness.  Three huge parts of my life.  Did you see my post on our family fitness traditions? We crossed the finish line of our local drumstick dash with my daughter in tow!

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A few of my favorite pictures from the holiday are included below.


Looking forward to – My first full week at home with my baby girl.  If you hadn’t heard, I’m phasing out of work full time.  While I will still be teaching at Flywheel, I will no longer be in the office forty hours a week.  Day one, down.  I’m loving every second of it.

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Also, looking forward to the start of Christmas season.  Holiday parties, decorating, Christmas cards.  So much to look forward to every day!  It all starts with the decorating!


Cravings – Sweets.  Candy. Cookies.  It’s Christmas time!  I made my first bath of Rolo treats with my daughter over our Thanksgiving break.  You can get the gist in the picture below (even if this picture was from our Easter batch!).

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Symptoms – Nose bleeds!  Not bad, but definitely enough to make me feel uncomfortable blowing my nose in public.  Has anyone else experienced this?

Workouts – I was all over the place this week due to travel.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get to ride much.

Monday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD
Tuesday – Morning Run
Wednesday – Elliptical
Thursday – Drumstick Dash 5k with Husband
Friday – Outdoor Bootcamp using City Resources
Saturday – Day off!
Sunday – Teach Flywheel Charlotte 7:30 AM

I am still running! Comfortably.  Check out the bump after my Tuesday run!

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What’s Up With This Weather? Gearing Up for Thanksgiving!

So, in a week, the temperatures in Charlotte first thing in the morning have gone from as low as 16 to as high as 61.  How do you even plan your workouts with the weather fluctuating so much?

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With a dip in temperatures last Sunday, I saw a rise in the number of riders at the Flywheel Charlotte studio.  When I checked the schedule on Saturday night, I noticed that every single class on Sunday had a wait list.  Incredible.  I don’t know if you have checked out the Thanksgiving holiday schedule, but it looks the same.  Since I knew I was going to have a large (even fun) group, I threw some surprises into my playlist. See below.

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 1.44.56 PMEven better, look at the power numbers on the torqboard for just 45 minutes!

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You better believe, “Save A Horse” was in there.  The response was so fun.  Lots of “woohoos” and singing along.  I have to say, with the weather being so iffy, Flywheel Charlotte is one of your best options for cardio.  Let’s face it.  You know what you are going to get every single time you ride:  great music, a motivating instructor, a killer cardio workout AND an additional short arms circuit (all while staying warm and dry).  I’m biased.  A little, but it is so true!

photo 3-140That said, I have to admit, when I saw 61 as the temperature on Tuesday morning, I decided I had to be outdoors. How many more mornings (in the next few months), will I have the option to run in shorts and a tank top?  It was dark, so I grabbed my Black Diamond headlamp.  I know.  I look ridiculous, but the last thing that I need to do while running pregnant is fall.  Several streets in Charlotte are not well lit.  Having a headlamp not only allows cars to see you, but you to see all aspects of the ground in front of you.  It is actually incredible how easy it is to wear this device.  As I was finishing up my run, I was happy to find my daughter excitedly waiting!

photo 2-163Probably because I made her cinnamon rolls for breakfast (and my husband had already given her one).  This was an impulse buy at the store the other day, but a treat that reminds me so much of my childhood.  I sure do miss these things, and I do plan on buying/making them again.  It’s the start of the holiday season.  Little things like this remind me of how important it is to be around my family during this time of the year.  I’m looking forward to sharing ways we sweat together as a family and try to maintain our fitness while balancing all of the good food!