Friday, March 28, 2014

Miscarriage/PgAL Videos

Remember a few months ago when I was making videos for my hospital? Yeah.... Here they are!

The videos are still listed as private as I'm posting this but those with the link can view it:

In case you don't remember, when I was like 39 weeks pregnant I emailed my OBGYN office and wanted to thank a particular nurse who was really helpful the day I found out about my loss. They must have passed my email around to their marketing department and thought it might be good  to ask me to be a part of some videos to help some people who have gone through similar experiences. I said yes.

If I can even help one person by talking about what happened I'll so it. It still sucks to think about and it's incredibly hard to get the conversation started but I'm definitely here for you if you need to talk to someone.

Friday, March 21, 2014


I actually like this song.

Monday, March 17, 2014


I go away for ONE WEEKEND and I miss my baby learning to crawl. UP. STAIRS!

Yes, he's still in his santa pj's. Judge not, lest ye want to buy me spring themed pajamas.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Body Too Bootyliscious

Before I had Nolan, I promised myself that I'd be a fit mama. Before I had Nolan I signed myself up for a post-baby race which would ultimately be a huge accomplishment and something to work for post-baby.

I had no idea getting back into shape would be this hard.

But I write today with good news. I'm making it work.

My challenge initially was finding the time. When does a new mom work out? This is especially challenging considering that I have a baby that still is having problems sleeping despite having a new mattress (although it's better).

After giving it much thought, I actually quit my gym membership that I currently had and started up a new membership with the facilities on my university campus where I work. So during my lunch hour I walk to the gym and run. I get sweaty. I go back to work a slightly disheveled version of my normal self. 

My first post baby goal was accomplished yesterday: Run 30 minutes without stopping

I didn't think it would be so hard to get back to what I considered a normal fitness level, but after 9 months of pregnancy, and working out some, but not really pushing myself, and then nearly 6 months of comatose non-movement/trying to play with my baby while sleep deprived state, I really regressed to someone who could barely run for 10 minutes.

My ongoing goal is to run/do cardio 3x a week and to burn a total of 750 calories a week doing so.

Boom. Worked out 3x already this week and have already surpassed my calorie burn goal.

My next goal is to increase speed. I'm currently running at a pathetic 4.6 on the treadmill (planning to run outside with baby when it finally gets in the 60-degree range). I want to increase my speed to a 5.0 at the minimum and to run at that pace for 30 minutes. That's an 11 minute mile. 

Ultimately, my goal is to run my race.... which is a TEN MILE RACE btw... at a 10 minute mile pace. Or a 6.0 on the treadmill.

The cool thing is that I've done it before. Remember this

Wish me luck! Tomorrow I'm running for 30 minutes at a 4.6 mile pace. Friday I'm taking the day off. And Saturday I'll be back in the gym but doing some weights this time.