Pregnancy Update: Week 32


I am so pregnant right now. Overall I still feel pretty good, but my ‘bad’ days are starting to become more frequent. I’ll have moderate heartburn for half a day every few days, my legs are starting to ache/throb from the knee down, and hip and low back pain is becoming more regular. I also […]

Staying Healthy in the Third Trimester

Staying Healthy in the Third Trimester

With less than two months until my due date I’m focusing more on preparing myself mentally, and physically, for labor and recovery. While it has been tempting at times to give up on eating healthy, and just succumb to marshmallows and nachos, I’ve been able to maintain a relatively healthy lifestyle into my third trimester. […]

Enjoying Pregnancy (Even When it Gets Tough)


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and healthy mama® , but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #gethealthymama After my unexpected trip to labor & delivery two weeks ago my pregnancy has gone from ridiculously easy to ‘how many weeks do I have left?’ […]

Fitness Friday: Workouts, My First Real Craving and Dress Shopping While Pregnant Sucks

Workout Wrap Up

Saturday: Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 Sunday: 2 mile walk Monday: REST Tuesday: Xtend Barre Wednesday: 2 mile walk Thursday: My Total Body Home Workout Friday: 2 mile walk I’m so happy I’ve been able to get back to light workouts! I actually forgot to talk about it with my OB at my appointment on […]

How Fitness Foods Trick You Into Eating More & Exercising Less!

Health Bites

‘Fitness’ foods may cause consumers to eat more, and exercise less New research has found that when consumers ate trail mix marked ‘fitness’ versus trail mix marked ‘trail mix’ they ate more of it, and spent less time exercising! Think about how often you eat something geared toward an active lifestyle; nutrition bars, ‘energy’ trail mix, […]

The Perfect Pregnancy Drink with Naked Juice


Since becoming pregnant I’ve been slacking on my fruit and vegetables big time. I couldn’t stomach the thought of most veggies the first trimester, and I’ve never been good about diversifying the fruit I eat. I pretty much just stick to fresh oranges and apples, and occasionally frozen bananas and strawberries for my smoothies. Whenever […]

My Top 10 Baby Registry Items


As I started to put my baby registry together on Amazon I quickly realized how much stuff a baby needs. I’m a minimalist at heart so I try to keep material possessions to a minimum, and try to buy things that are truly necessary (versus wants.) Of course I splurge on food, books and travel! After […]