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Life Doesn't Slow Down For Pregnant Women, Our First Doctor's Visit (Week 9) Part 1 | Mesha&

Post from Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 (Week 17)

Since the announcement of my pregnancy, I’ve been asked daily, “What are your cravings?” “What are you eating?” “Are you still tracking/following macros?”

To be completely honest and real; I can tell you that it has been a lot more challenging that I expected. YES, I have cravings, YES I am hungry 99% of the time and YES I am still tracking my food. Although I am being more flexible with my diet, I am also making sure that I am fueling my body properly and feeding this human I am growing inside of me with nutritious clean food as best as I can of lean proteins, veggies and fruits. Even though I am tracking my food, my biggest priority is protein and I am not being hard on myself if I am eating 250+ carbs a day or if my fats are over 5-10g.

I am not perfect by no means, I exercise 5-6 days a week, I do my best to plan ahead, prep my meals and snacks every single day, [the picture is an example of what my breakfast, lunch and some snacks are for the day]; I allow myself treats of cookies, donuts, ice cream or whatever I am craving [pho!] and relax a little more on the weekends.

The most important thing as a mother to be is remembering that this is a part of my healthy lifestyle, my journey and what I do and put into my body is what works for me and no one else.

Okay now for some journal entries from Week 9...

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Boy am I feeling moody today.

Moody but productive.

A little aggressive, I'm not even sure if aggressive is the right word but definitely crampy.

Hungry but only for fruits and fresh things and eggs. It's been really difficult for me to eat protein today. I haven't really experienced any morning sickness yet but definitely noticed that I get a little light headed and nauseous when I don't eat.

I want them to get better! I tried drinking a decaf Americano and had a tough time drinking it today. I was super hungry after coaching my morning ladies.

Then I did some work and ate some more fruit to feel better.

Got a lot of work done, but I feel like there's never enough time in the day.

Training felt really good!

My workout today...

June 11th Workout

1.) Movement Prep & Warmup

Snatch Grip Deadlift

Jump Shrugs

Hang Power Snatch

OHS Snatch Balance

x 3 reps each

+ Box Jumps x 6 reps

3 rounds

2. Strength

BB Back Squat 6 x 3 reps

Completed 3 sets x 175lbs

Completed 3 sets x 185lbs

*Between Sets 1-3:

DB Strict Arnold Press x 8-12 reps (20lbs/25lbs/30lbs)

Suspension Rows x 20-25 reps

*Between Sets 4-6:

Ring Tempo (3/1/1) Pushups x 6-10 reps

Hanging Leg Raises + Pause x 8-10 reps

3. Accessory

Banded Hip Thrust x 15 reps + 15 second Hold

Db Skull Crushers x 10-12 reps

3 rounds

I felt really strong on my back squats and hit 185lbs feeling awesome and not straining.

Had a great Barbell class (I honestly love coaching every single day and helping people get better). My 5pm barbell class is awesome too - everyone in that class is there because they want to be. It makes it so fun to coach.

I stopped by the store afterwards for some protein and popsicles and then came home. (Been craving popsicles) Albert is working on redoing our floors in the kitchen and bathroom so our place is a little crazy but I know it will look good when it is all done.

Need to clean it up before Karisa and Michelle get here on Sunday and put all pregnancy stuff away and hide it in my room! LOL! Side Note: I need baskets for the bathrooms.

For dinner, I didn’t know what I wanted. So I ate breakfast (eggs, ground turkey and potatoes) and the last Vegan Chocolate cupcake that I got my sister and took home. After I finished eating, I literally could not keep my eyes open anymore.

I passed out on the couch at like 10:30pm, woke up at 11:30pm brushed my teeth and went straight to bed. I WAS SO EXHAUSTED! Took me a moment to get comfortable and fall asleep but once I did, I wasout and woke up at 5:40am no problem.

Tuesday, June 12th , 2018

Productive Day and feeling better than yesterday.

Was a little nervous but excited for our First Doctors Appointment this morning.

We saw the baby. He/She is so small. Like 2 centimeters.

And we heard the baby’s heartbeat which was amazing and very emotional for me. Overall it was a really good appointment and I'm healthy! All my blood work came back normal and healthy.

So I'm very happy that all the hard work, training, and effort I've put into fitness and nutrition is befitting more than just me - it's helping the baby!

I learned my blood type is A positive. So, now I know. (anyone else not know or is it just me?)

After my appointment I was craving Homegrown breakfast sandwiches, so Albert took me there to get one. I knew he was a little stressed because he was pressed for time but I really wanted it!

It was so delicious, but without knowing it I ate a sandwich with a runny egg which I know I'm not supposed to. There was no deli meat, just bacon and an egg...I was hangry and just ate it anyways.

I felt bad after and I'm making a conscious decision to be a little more disciplined with my pregnancy food changes moving forward.

We also went to Whole Foods to pick up some Acai Smoothie Frozen berries packets and yogurt so I can make smoothies. (It's my thing right now!)

Overall nothing too crazy today with how I’ve been feeling, just a tough time eating protein. Yuck.

Training felt awesome today and I'm craving carbs like crazy and lots of fruit.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Another productive day with getting things done on my to do list.

Albert finished the kitchen flooring yesterday and it looks amazing. He’s been working so hard remodeling the condo for an upgrade and I'm sure the tiny little human addition that will be here in January has something to do with it.

Floors Before:

Floors After:

Busy morning training clients and I was so hungry.

My smoothies are delicious. I want to have more than one a day but that is probably not the best for me. I am trying to get better at listening to my body and fueling it with healthy, good, real food.

Training felt harder today than normal. I could not breathe! I know I'm just being hard on myself because I feel like I should be able to perform at a higher level but reality is sinking in that I have a little human growing inside of me.

I'm so thankful to have Albert who knows me, my body, my training capabilities, training history, and what's going on with he pregnancy.

He talked to me about changing my mindset with being OK with not being able to push the intensity and listening to my body more. I can’t compare myself now to my non-pregnant self because it is not the same person. It's hard to accept going into a maintenance phase because I don't think I've ever just tried to maintain but I know it's what's best for me and the baby. I definitely needed a moment to mentally make that switch.

I ate pasta for dinner, it was delicious! I also hit my protein numbers again today. Hooray! It took so much effort.

The smoothies are helping!

Went to bed around 10:30 because I was falling asleep on the couch again watching World of Dance. lol!

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Waking up early is getting easier every single day.

I'm not sure why but lately... when my alarm goes off at 6am I've been pushing the snooze button so much. But it is getting better.

I am up around 6:30am but I know tomorrow will be the real test to see if I just get up at 6am or if I hit the snooze again lol!

I really love starting my mornings off with sitting on the couch with Ranger and Kiko, reading my 100 days to Brave, journaling and planning out my day. I get a little bit of work done too.

My morning routine helps me set the tone for my day.

I had to take Ranger to the vet to get his foot checked out because he’s been licking it obsessively and he needs to get his nails trimmed. Turns out there was nothing wrong with his foot, just got a keep an eye on him but that's easier said then done. That dog is non-stop moving from the moment we wake up to the point he goes to sleep at night.

Later, I had a meeting with a client at Starbucks which was nice for both of us to sit down, connect, catch up, talk a little about nutrition — but really just talk and get to know each other.

With a growing community at Reign, it's been really challenging to naturally develop relationships. Now days it really is coming down to setting coffee meetings and bringing some extra intention to getting to know everyone.

Training and food was solid today!

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