Truthbomb Tuesday – Ready to be done being pregnant!

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If you’ve been pregnant, you’ve most likely gotten to a point in your pregnancy where, even if you are a little scared, you were READY to be done with pregnancy, and ready to “graduate” to the next stage – motherhood; ready to meet the little baby that’s been kicking and punching you for months now! No? Just me? 😉

That’s where I am. I’m just READY – for as scary as the unknown is, I’m just so. very. ready. to meet my baby, ready to kiss and snuggle, ready to see if it’s a boy or a girl, ready to not be pregnant anymore…

I have LOVED being pregnant, but I’ve reached the point where I’m just ready for the next stage – at what point did YOU reach this stage?

I’m 38 weeks today and I cannot wait to meet this little nugget!

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Saturday Sweat with my best accountabilibuddy!

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?

Adventures in Pregnancy – 37 weeks and gettin’ schooled!

Ahhh, pregnancy. I’m 37 weeks in now, and boy has pregnancy taught me a few things!

I’m a doer, a very action-oriented person. I always have errands, projects, a house to maintain, things to be done, because I don’t love too much idle time – our time on Earth is so short, while it IS necessary to relax, I don’t wanna spend TOO MUCH time relaxing, I’d rather be LIVING.

And pregnancy is this weird mashup of having so. much. to. do, yet such little energy with which to do it… and especially towards the end, feeling a strong urge to take it extra easy to store your energy reserves for what’s coming.

At a time when everything seems to speed up, it’s necessary to slow down, and it’s been an adjustment for me, truly. I’m not much of a couch potato, but I’ve logged more downtime couch hours during the last half of my pregnancy than probably all my life combined (probably an exaggeration but it does feel that way!)

While I’m POSITIVE it will all be worth it, it’s definitely been an adjustment; that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just a fact of life. But it’s part of this whole blessing, so I’m doing my best to honor that.

Did you slow down towards the end, or did you stay full speed ahead?

Sunday Well Spent – Prep!

A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with someone who messaged me about my food prep post, saying “I wish I had time to meal prep!” and so since I was curious, I asked how she spends her time, because not to be a jerk, but this person is very active on social media – mine and her own, which eats up a lot of our free time, but people don’t seem to realize that…

So she said she works (I do, too), and she has to clean her house (I do, too), run errands (yep) and stuff like that, which are totally valid…

But it’s worth noting that my food prep takes me an hour. Yes, I realize I’m lucky not to have to prep for dinner and such, but to act like you don’t have an hour to set yourself up for success is just not realistic – you DO have an hour, you are just dedicating it to something you find more important.

Sorry, but I’m not sugarcoating stuff anymore – you MAKE TIME for what’s important, so if keeping up to date with Sally’s dating life is more important than prepping your food, BE HONEST with yourself about that.

Because, we all GET the same 24 hours in a day, we just don’t all UTILIZE them the same way.

STOP making excuses and START making effort, and you’ll find you DO have time.

(I say all of this with love, of course)

And what do you know – today the same person sent me a text with a pic of food and said she was getting ready to prep it all! I’m a proud mama bear right now 💕

My prep is done – how about you?

Diabetic Life – Insurance Companies…

When an insulin pen that typically lasts 10-12 days has to last 15 because insurance companies like to go on power trips…

BUT…

Your AWESOME diabetic team basically calls em up and gets it all situated for you, saying under no circumstances should ANY diabetic, much less one 36 weeks pregnant (thus battling some pretty raging hormones, if you catch my drift…) be “rationing” their remaining insulin, so you go in and happily pick up your supply a few days later, instead of needing to ration your insulin.

There’s a lot that can be said here but rather than get into the fuckery of insurance and their red tape/regulations, I’m choosing to focus on the power of COMMUNICATION. By communicating my situation to my team, they were able to advocate and find a solution for me, happily, as that is their job and what they are paid to do. They wield more power than we the consumers do, so let them help!

Do not “suffer in silence” – speak up and let someone help you; there is always a way!

GratiTuesday – Healthy and Fit Pregnancy!

Can’t we do both?! 😉

Ahhh, gratiTuesday… I’m grateful I’ve been able to stay active during my pregnancy. Not only has this greatly helped keep my sugars {{mostly}} stable, but it’s also gone a long way towards helping me mentally and emotionally, too. I feel my best when I’m moving my body, and I think we all know that when we feel our best, we are much more equipped to handle the many ebbs and flows of life!

While I have definitely slowed down considerably, I’m still focusing on getting 15-20 minutes of movement 4-5 times a week, and I think it’s a good balance for me… plus naps, LOTS of naps.

Balanced Living – Balance in all things

We spent the whole weekend at the pool which means I ate all the things… all of ‘em!

Some healthy, some not as healthy… that’s balance.

But what I love about my attitude towards food is that I don’t punish or berate myself for enjoying things that might not be high on the “good for me” list, because I know I will bounce right back and actually crave/enjoy things that ARE good for me. By embracing this balance, I eliminate that awful feeling of guilt, which I’m sorry, is not a flavor I am fond of 😉

After eating all the things this weekend, my body craves fresh veggies and so, that’s what my body gets – spinach topped with veggies.

Balance.

Did you find the balance between nutrient-dense foods and treats during your pregnancy?