Wednesday, December 30, 2009

55 Days & Weekly Training/Nutrition Update


Week 31-32 Preggers (Tuesday 22nd Dec – Monday 28th Dec )

Tuesday – 40 Mins Outdoor Walk (On Holiday)
Wednesday – Rest day
Thursday – Rest day

Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – 60 mins Outdoor walk (with inclines)
Sunday – 60 mins Outdoor walk

Monday – Bodyvive

4 days training this week, decided to allow the bod to chill and relax over Christmas day and Boxing day also choosing to spend that time with the kids and Paul etc.
Weather has been hot in Perth 32-35 ish over Christmas and a 40 degrees on Monday so pleased I was teaching Bodyvive in a A/C studio!!

Treats over Christmas Day and Boxing day, choccies mainly, I had some Quality Street and Roses from the UK J and before you ask yes they are different and I absolutely enjoyed them, guilt free.

We went for a lovely Christmas breakfast that my dad organised as a treat, then he gets gastro and can’t come with us!! Felt the difference in my body from having a few foods that aren’t a part of my daily nutrition anymore and also ate un-organic food, so a combination of that left me feeling a but groggy/sluggish for a day or so, back to normal now though and feeling good.

Feeling / Emotions
Feeling great from a few days off exercise and am ready to get back to my classes and see the final stages of this pregnancy finish in the best way I can, eating well, exercising, resting and enjoying the whole wonderful process.


Loving all the yearly reviews, the new year reso's, the regular posts and the normal inspirational stuff you can get from others blogs.

I am wondering how Hils is doing?? Anyone know? she is about a week and a bit overdue now, Ive dropped past her blog and left a comment but I bet blogging is the last thing on her mind!

Anyway, must dash, dinner to prepare and cook for when Paul gets home, kids will be chewing their fingers off soon :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Live everyday being the best you can be.............

Thats my message for 2010. As for 2009, I had a wonderful Christmas with my precious family and bubba in belly.

I love all the round ups that everyone is doing but I'm not going to try not to do a big lengthy one this year. I'm gonna try and keep it short and sweet and sum up as saying - I have had a great year!! lets see how I go.........
Personally - I have had alot of growth from within and cannot wait to continue this.
Professionally - I have exceeded my dreams to be a Les Mills Presenter and was signed off as a Bodyvive trainer, I continue to teach my group Fitness classes which I LOVE and I am looking forward to stepping out of the GFM role I have held for over 3 years now, this path has to change for me to progress and develop further in other aspects.
Family - I am truly blessed to have my husband and have such gorgeous kids. I also cannot put into words what an amazing journey it has been since Paul and I decided to add to our family further and I am sooooooooo thankful to have the opportunity to have another bubba.
What an exciting 2010 for us all.
Health and Fitness - this has been my year of really finding my way nutrition wise, my way to just be and I can honestly say I have, I am at peace with what to eat, how to eat, why we eat, the quality of what to eat. I have been working with someone especially focusing on pregnancy nutrition and also a holistic approach to eating, which has and still is invaluable, it has been so very interesting and stimulating to me and a direction I would love to go in.
With regards to training, I have some goals I want to achieve in 2010 and one of them is to get back to consistent training other than teaching my classes.
Well that kinda got lengthy!! :) anyway I'll finish with some of my Fav pictures of from this year then some Christmas ones (I love the pics everyone else has been posting up so thought I'd follow the lead).

My babies - One starting High School, one starting Pre-Primary!!

Me and My Big Boy

THE most important people in my life

Me and Bump ready to go to our Buffet Breakfast at Kings Park Restaurant, Perth.

Closer look at the 'new do'

Me, Bump and Princess on the beach Christmas day
(stretch marks from previous pregnancy!)

Have a great new year and remember live everyday being the best you can be
Shar x

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Days left, hospital appt, Weekly Training Update and HAIRCUT!!

62 Days to go!!
Went to the Family Birth Centre for my ante natal appt on Thursday before we left for holiday.
All good, bloods came back fine, Glucose challenge test all good, baby is head down already and his back laying in a great place (not against mine!!) BP still low, no swelling etc I also love hearing bubba boy on the heart rate doppler at each appt.
Midwife even looked at me and said 'hi, you look well!' with a surprised tone in her voice!!
What is it, are you supposed to look and feel like shite when your pregnant???
My other 2 pregnancies weren't as good as this one but if I feel good now I will not hide it nor will I look for something to be wrong, feel crap or even succumb to some symptom the 'book' states you should/might be feeling for the sake of it.
All is well, bubba boy and I are healthy and doing great so far, so I'm gonna enjoy it while it lasts :)

Week 30-31 Preggers (Tuesday 15th Dec – Monday 21st Dec )
Tuesday – Bodyvive
Wednesday – 30 min Outdoor Walk
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – 40 Mins Outdoor Walk (On Holiday)
Sunday – 35 mins Outdoor Walk (On Holiday)
Monday – 45 Mins Outdoor Walk (On Holiday)

5 days training. Please I kept up on Holiday, would have been easy to not do as weather was hot, flys were pissing me off and I got into chill out mode, but ensured we went early on in the day when cool, brought a fly net and decided chill out mode was an excuse and I’m not prepared to use excuses for anything.

Had a few treats over the 5 days whilst away, a breakkie out, a lunch out, a dinner out (all different days!) and a visit to the Margaret River Chocolate factory :) felt a bit off after eating certain foods and I find this very interesting to see how my body responds now.
Ate mindfully and am please with my progress in this area.
Back to eating ‘normally’ today, my new normal that is, remember whats normal for one isn't for another.
The next time I 'indulge' will be Christmas day. Again, indulging for one is different to indulging for another, but this year indulging for me is having a bit of what I fancy when I fancy it, not fighting it to try and be 'perfect' and not binging to the point im sick cause 'I'm starting again' on New years day.

Feeling / Emotions
A bit sad we arn’t with our family in the UK for Christmas but this is a sacrifice we make to live here and have our kids live the life they do. Not long til I see my mumma anyway, she arrives the day before my due date!! 8 weeks 6 days til I pick her up from the airport.

Other stuff
- Christmas shopping done, food shopping done, last day of work before Christmas tomorrow so can’t wait to get that done.
- Maddi and Bryce had a great time on holiday at the beach, swimmng and having family time playing games watching a film or two (was better to be in air con in a few points!)
- We all saw a dolphin swimming past the bay
- Maddi and Bryce are excited about Christmas, surprise, surprise.

I'm getting my hair chopped!! Yep I have had super long hair for about 5 years, then about 5 months ago I went to about 4-5 inches below my shoulders and today I am getting it chopped, into a bob, high at the back, graduated down to just below my chin or might just tell her to do something funky.
I'm sooooooo fed up with putting it back for classes, also I just do it out of habit all other times. I will still have to clip/tie back the fringe/front section so I can see when sweaty!! but the back can be left.
Since I dropped BA and dropped from 12 plus classes to 6-8 I have found there are days when I could do something else with it but don't. sso in honour of my new stage in life, my new approach to everything, my new schedule and the new year I am taking the plunge with a haircut.( normally its a new "kill myself' diet plan I start the new year with!!)
If I like it I'll post a pic, if I don't I'll be crying!!! :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Familymoon and days left

Wow, time is flying! Im on our family holiday and having a great time.

Accomodation is great, spa bath is great :) beach is fab, chillin out is great, the omly thing thats a little dissappointing is that this area has had an influx of flies in the past two weeks and they are freakin everywhere, i HATE them with a passion so am not to happy just walking about at the mo.

Days to go .......... 66 !!!! Although i am very excited to meet bubs and the countdown is on, I am actually loving pregnancy so dont want to rush that. Anyway must dash, updating on my i phone and it takes me a little longer.

Have a great weekend

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

70 days, Weekly Update and me and my bubba's

70 DAYS TO GO!!!

Weekly report
Week 29-30 Preggers (Tuesday 8th Dec – Monday 14th Dec )

Tuesday – Bodyvive
Wednesday – Rest Day
Thursday – Bodyvive
Friday - Bodyvive
Saturday - Bodyvive
Sunday – Rest Day
Monday – Bodyvive
5 days training, all BV, mix of cardio and functional strength.
Still working hard and burning anywhere between 350-450 per class.

All good, eating well, few treats each week, another small drop on scales this week. Really pleased with weight gain in this pregnancy, HEAPS better than the previous 2!!!! On track to stay within the ‘guidelines’ for total preggers gain.
Feeling / Emotions
Very excited. I just cannot wait to see him!!!! I am sooooooo blessed to have what I have. I am so blessed to be able to have my time to become a full time mum for the first time. Bubba and my other two will be better off for it.

Other stuff- ‘familymoon’ getting closer!! 2 days til we leave!!!

Me and my bubba's
(29 weeks preggers, last week)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Can I ??????.............

.............start counting down in days???
Is it to early? there's 74 days to go to due date.

I am soooooooo excited, I have no apprehension at all this time, I am feeling so blessed and am really really really looking forward to finding what I believe is my true purpose for me right now and thats being the best mumma to my 3 bubs full time and being the best wife to Paul I can be.

Of course I do my best everyday for my kids now but having worked through (part time) with them, I can see now what will enhance my family and I and I'm hoping to embrace it with all I have and enhance what we already have.

So, hell yeah I'm gonna countdown however I want, when I want and carry on enjoying this fab journey that is pregnancy (whilst I'm still feeling good), so you know what....................

Days to go!!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Latest Belly Pic / Weekly Training Update

Some growth has occured!!!! Wow this is showing a defo change in bubba size!! it has been longer between pics this time, from 21 wks to 29 weeks so 8 weeks and in a stage where growth is quicker.

Week 28-29 Preggers (Tuesday 1st Dec – Monday 7th Dec )

Tuesday – Bodyvive / Bodyattack
Wednesday – Rest Day
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday - Bodyvive
Saturday - Bodyvive
Sunday – 35 min outdoor powerwalk
Monday – Bodyvive
Very cardio based classes and training, although BV has a functional strength section in each classes so lots of bodyweight stuff and resistance tubing used, but need to get back to so training with Paul, just been snowed under with ‘stuff’.
Not going to be too hard on myself, I’m 29 weeks preggers, training 6 times a week at a mod to hi intensity, all making labour easier, the actual birth easier and post birth recovery easier. All good.

A really good week, cals upped a bit, focus on veggies, a small treat everyday, a meal out with Paul and a loss on the scales again???? Go figure, consistency and eating wholesome nutritious baby growing food I guess.

Feeling / Emotions
need to get a bit more sleep which is getting harder and harder but have to keep on top of this for mine and bubbs sake.

Other stuff
- ‘familymoon’ getting closer!! 8 days til we leave!!!

Here's a pic of me and the most wonderful person in the world, my hubby (excuse my cheesy smile and his mouth, he was talkng as Bryce pressed the button!). xx

10 weeks 6 days to go!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Weekly Training / Nutrition Update

Week 27-28 Preggers (Tuesday 24th-Monday 30th Nov)

Tuesday – 35 min incline treadmill walk / Bodybalance
Wednesday – Bodyvive / Bodybalance / Bodyvive
Thursday - Bodyvive
Friday - Rest day
Saturday - Bodyattack
Sunday - Rest day
Monday – Bodyvive

Just incase you were wondering (probably not one bit!! but) I am burning approx 400 cals in Bodyvive with max hr of 160 ish and average of 145 ish.

Bodyattack is a bit more at 500 cals, max of 170ish and average of 150ish.

I don’t wear it for BB although all the up and down, bending, folding, standing strength poses from yoga is starting to get challenging and I do find myself breathless in parts.

My 30 min incline treadmill walks get me to about 200-250 cals, max hr of about 135, average about 120-125.

Just loving where I’m at for the first time in my life. Very consistent, very focused on feeding bubs good, wholesome food, eating a very balanced diet.
Of course I’m real, not everyday is rosy, I still crave certain foods and if I allowed them to be, certain foods could trigger me, but I’m so much more aware now.

Feeling / Emotions
Feeling great in general, tired in the afternoon which can make me feel emotional but overall doing well considering my activity level is at the higher end for someone that’s in 3rd tri of pregnancy and the fact that sleep is starting to get difficult!!

Other stuff
- little girls birthday was great, she said she had the best day ever, don’t you love kids!!
- Launched Bodyattack on Saturday and Tuesday, the more I do the new one the more I love it. Lay’s me out afterwards though!!
- I am SOOOOOO looking forward to our ‘familymoon’ that we are having before bubs arrives, 14 days to go.