It’s been a whiiiiile since this chick and I worked out together, mostly because she’s still rocking the 4am workouts and well, frankly, the only thing this prego is rocking these days at 4am is sleep (or a potty break!), but today the stars aligned and we were able to rock it out together (at 6am, NOT 4am haha)
Might be our last workout together for a while, since baby could come any day and then I’ll be on workout hiatus for a while, but we enjoyed today!
Since today was a full length leg day, having her smiley face motivating me to keep going most definitely helped!
Who is getting their sweat on today?
I’m just gonna dish out some tough love here: STOP wishing for it and START working for it.
I can barely count how many messages I get that begin with “I wish I was as XYZ as you…” and while it’s flattering, it also makes me feel like people might not realize that if I’m eating well, it’s BECAUSE I prep. If I’m having a healthy pregnancy, it’s BECAUSE I’m moving my body to the degree with which I’m able.
I’m not WISHING for it, I’m WORKING for it, because that, and ONLY that, is how you attain what you are aiming for.
Stop exerting energy on wishes, realize you are WORTH the efforts, and channel your energy into that – you will get MUCH further, I promise.
As always, if you need help, I got you! You are more capable than you think, but you gotta begin!
Yes sweet girl, this was placed here just for you so you can be comfortable whilst chewing your bone, I wasn’t working out on that or anything 😉
She cracks me up, looks up at me like “what, is this not mines?!” … love her so much!
I came hard for Monday mornings workout – after all, it’s day 1 of my program…
… and then Monday came hard for ME, in the form of a sinus infection.
Does this make us even Stevens? Because that’s what I’m telling myself… 🤣
File THIS under: things absolutely not necessary to say to a pregnant woman…
I don’t often take umbrage with peoples words because I like to believe they have good intentions – I have misspoke before with good intentions, too…
But I didn’t feel this was necessary and I won’t lie, as someone who has struggled (AND been transparent and vocal about said struggles) with the changes her body has gone through, I definitely did not need to hear this today.
No pregnant woman wants to hear this, probably not at any time during pregnancy, but certainly not when they are barely halfway.
(No, he never responded to my last message…)
If you are gonna say shit like this, be man enough to face the wrath, am I right? But better yet, if YOU haven’t been pregnant and experienced the MILLIONS of changes your body goes through, maybe pipe down and keep quiet? 🙂
For the record, due to my age, and my Diabetes, I see my OB GYN twice a month, and we discuss my fitness habits each time, and each time she clears me and/or tells me specific things she does not want me doing, and I ALWAYS abide by that. Fitness is my stress relief, but it is NOT something I would use to put my child at risk, and my doctor is very attuned to my habits and we discuss this often, as anyone who is pregnant and active should!
Guess who just finished Transform: 20?! We did!
First time we’ve finished a program together in the same place, not separated by a screen or thousands of miles – I like it!
It’s also the first program I’ve started and finished pregnant, which definitely added some challenge and took away some energy, but again, my goal was to move, not to crush any records!
Another completed program in the books! 🙌🏼
A 17 week bumpie…
You can’t see this, but my child is probably looking at the man who has had me doing all sorts of crazy moves the last 5.5 weeks.
And you can’t hear it, but baby is also probably asking “what the heck, man? Can’t a baby grow in peace?!”
What, did we expect my child not to be sassy and opinionated?! 😉
•It’s all up to you•
Yes, you could choose to see that as SCARY, as terrifying, as intimidating…
Or you can see it as EMPOWERING, as inspiration, you can see it as liberating and you can CHOOSE to show up.
You have everything you need to do it WITHIN you.
And I have everything you need to SUCCEED – support, accountability, tips, recipes, prize opportunities, access to meal plans and workouts, and a fun, uplifting group of badass ladies with good vibes and an excellent sense of humor!
So if you are tired of seeing it as SCARY and you are ready to feel EMPOWERED, what are you waiting for?! Let’s rock it together!
We can DO hard things 💕
Never a dull moment! She likes to drop her Kong to help “loosen” the treat, and the last time it landed between my legs so she was just like “mama, help! My treat!”
She cracks me up (and makes my workouts much more interesting!) 💕