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Tahoe, beach work outs, and SUP

Hey guys! I spent the last 4 days in Tahoe at our family cabin.

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Best family picture ever?? ❤️

One of my goals was to work out on the beach at least once while we were in Tahoe. And I totally got it done on day one.

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I even got to see the sunrise.

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I felt super accomplished after this work out. I brought my phone, put it in a plastic bag, and set it for the current bikinibodymommy work out. And let me tell you…working out on the beach is no joke! It’s all uneven, and has not resistance. So jumping is harder, burpees were harder, butt kicks were harder, everything was harder. I really felt like it kicked my butt when I was done.

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Working out on the beach totally justifies Tahoe’s best milk shakes, right?

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I got Heath bar, Carlo got butterfinger. I should have gotten butterfinger, but it was still good!

Then we headed to the beach! Dom got to feel the sand between his fingers for the first time. He loved it!

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We each also spent some solo time with Carlo. Hubs chose to do a charter fishing trip. They caught a bunch of Kokanee!

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They each were able to bring home 5, so we have 10 Kokanee marinating in the fridge as I speak, ready to be smoked tonight! Yum!

I decided I wanted to try SUP, or stand up paddle boarding with Carlo. How hard could it be? Turns out, really hard! I had originally set the lesson for Tuesday morning, however it was freezing out, and it was super windy. I discussed my options with the SUP lady, and we rescheduled for Wednesday evening. This was at the same time the SUP Races were in Tahoe.

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There’s quite a SUP community out there! Granted they all must live really close by. And some of those kids must have been pushing 5! Crazy! They were rock stars on the water.

Sadly I don’t have any pictures of me standing up on the board. I don’t have a waterproof camera, but I did use hubs’ go pro camera. He is going to go through the footage, and cut it down to like 4 minutes, then post it to YouTube. I’ll keep you posted.

Back to my adventure. In a nutshell, the weather was extreme for a first timer. I decided to go with a guide, and he told me that it was the roughest conditions he had ever taught anyone in. Super windy, lots of waves, it was just very very hard. In the end Carlo was able to stand up and paddle around for a short time, and I was able to for about 90 minutes. I felt pretty bad ass. The instructor/guide was really encouraging, and I think I want to try it again! It is an all over body work out. Every muscle on my body is sore even 2 days later! There are at least 2 different places near my house that offer SUP lessons and rentals. I’ll probably be checking it out in the next couple of weeks.

I also have been trying to catch up on all the awesome movies that I have missed over the last year.

This one is hilarious!

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This one was just ok

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This one was intense and I loved it!

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Last night we watched “Bad Grandpa”, which was way funnier than I thought it would be. Still kind of chuckling about it. And today I’m currently watching “Gravity”, and I keep looking at the clock. I’m trying to watch it to the end, but it’s soooooooo slow!!! I have about 4 other movies I want to watch before I go back to work Sunday, so we will see! Oh and watch all the new episodes of Orange is The New Black! Omg omg omg! Yes I can’t say enough, I’m 6 episodes in and hooked!

Ok that was a bit of a ramble. Anyways I’m totally enjoying my vacation, and I don’t want it to end!

Here’s the last 2 weeks of Dom pics!

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Ever tried SUP or go on a fishing charter?

Cheers!

Bottle rock, Paint Nite, and my phone died

Hey guys! It’s been way too long. First off my phone died and I don’t have AppleCare. It died from a “trauma”….that’s what the apple genius guy told us. $269 later we were buying another phone and a super super amazing case (price didn’t include case, or tax). I’m still in shock about it.

Let’s talk about something way more fun like, bottle rock! Both hubs and I went this year! And miss Jessica joined us, as well as my mother’s boyfriend of a million years and they should be married already, Jim.

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We started the day with some awesome tunes by Ben Sollee, and finished with The Cure, and Sublime.

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It was so much fun! And I’m glad that hubs decided to go this year.

In lots of other fun news Dom had his first play date.

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Dom is actually 7 months younger than Wyatt, even though Dom is slightly bigger than him. I love Dom’s super chunky thighs and arms. There’s only a small window of time where it’s acceptable to have fat all over your body, and Dom’s window will be closing soon enough.

In super serious news, Carlo graduated (got promoted) from middle school!!

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So stinkin’ proud of this kid! I have a high schooler on my hands!

Then this past Sunday I caught up with my favorite second cousin/BFF, and miss Jessica my other BFF at another paint nite.

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I have an addiction, and I’m totally ok with it.

And in random, just because I want you to know this about me, news. This is my new favorite afternoon snack.

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I’m obsessed.

Here’s some cute shots of Dom being adorable. He’s actually well into 22 weeks, but I lost the 21 week pictures. So I’m just going to make due with these.

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Love him!

Have you heard of or been to bottle rock? How about a paint nite?

Cheers!

Where did 19 weeks go?

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Dom is about to turn 5 months on Friday. Exciting stuff, right?

He reached a fun milestone this past week, he can now sit up on his own.

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He can also hold his bottle for almost his entire feeding, if he’s hungry enough.

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Baller, right?

So I have been riding the green smoothie train pretty hard this past week!

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And it’s going good!

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After some trial and error my favorite recipe definitely includes:

A frozen banana
Tbs of peanut butter
Heaping tbs of greek yogurt
Handful of spinach
Then cover ingredients with almond milk

Seriously. Yum!

I’m still getting at those bikinibodymommy work outs!

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Today’s had some single leg work that I am already feeling.

In Carlo news, he completed his innovation project: create anything innovative. He chose to build the Eiffel Tower out of Popsicle sticks.

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And he got a complete makeover with an awesome haircut.

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Those 2 pictures were taken a day apart.

Then I had some fun with both my boys for week 19.

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Love them!

And here’s 20 weeks

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Are you “helping” your kids do any projects this week?

Cheers!

18 weeks!

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Hey guys! How’s your week going? Mine is crazy and full of stress, but I’m still getting at those bikinibodymommy work outs. If you are short on time and looking for something challenging and relatable, check her out on YouTube and her website http://www.bikinibodymommy.com. I’m on day 9 of her challenge 2.0, and I love love love it!

Here’s the shot of her on Facebook from this morning!

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I’m seriously obsessed and having fun.

And guess what I got for Mother’s Day?

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I’m hoping to step up my breakfasts with some green smoothies. I’m going grocery shopping this morning for some staples. And I’m hoping with the awesome new blender that my smoothies will be tasting amazing. I’ll keep you posted!

And here’s the 18 week pics

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I just love how happy he is all. The . Time.

Anybody else have a ninja? What’s your favorite green smoothie recipe??

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Cheers!

Finally started to lose some of the baby weight

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These past 2 weeks I have really gotten on the clean eating train. It only took me 17 weeks! But it’s true what they say about weight loss; it’s all about the diet! You can’t out train a bad diet.

This is what I’ve been eating for lunch and dinner.

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Chicken, broccoli, potato, slathered in hummus and topped with 1/4 avocado.

I’ve always done way better when I don’t count calories, and I plan plan plan!

I cook a weeks worth of lunches and dinners.

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And pre package them, so they are ready to go!

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I really love to meal plan like this. I don’t have time to make dinner every night, and it gives me more time with Dom after I get home from work.

So in the past 2 weeks, I’ve lost almost 9 pounds. I was pretty surprised with that number, and going forward I hope to lose about 2 pounds a week. I think that number is way more realistic for long term success. I have about 30 more pounds to lose to get back to pre-pregnancy weight. Then we will talk about pre-injury weight.

And here’s the 17 week pics

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Cheers!

I had a really good week

So many good things happened this week.

Dom slept pretty good!

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He had a few days where he woke up at 3am, but besides those nights he slept a minimum of 9hours a night.

Dom has also found his feet!

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Since this week was so exciting with the sleeping and the feet grabbing, I also was able to get in 6 solid work outs. That’s 2 weeks in a row of 6 days of working out. I’m feeling super motivated going into next week!

I also stopped in to see my favorite hair dresser, and she did an awesome job on my new do!

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It’s long enough to put in a pony tail, and short enough to cover all my bald spots. You think I’m joking? Oh the joys of pregnancy and post pregnancy. The hair loss is real, and a super big bummer. I’m actually going to pick up some biotin supplements and shampoo to help with the loss/growth. Anyways, my hairdresser also shared some awesome news with me, she’s prego! Ok so excited for her! It’s funny how after you have your own kid, you are even more excited when the people around you get knocked up.

And with out further ado, 16 week pictures.

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Any tips on hair post pregnancy?

Cheers!

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