Life Update

  I am going to try to start blogging again once a week.  I'll see how it goes.  I just started a new job that makes me have to wake up at 5 am every day!  The morning and me have always always hated each other.  I guess I'm going to have to learn to go to bed at 9.  This past week we found out that we are having a little girl!  I am so excited.  I am getting anxious and still have a long ways to go.  In one week I will be five months pregnant.  I made two new recipes this past week that were really good!

The first one I found on pinterest.  Sweet and sour chicken with rice and broccoli!  I have been craving orange chicken but I won't eat it at any restaurant because who knows what they are putting in it.  I used organic chicken and cut the recipe in half.  I am going to make it again this week and instead of using sugar for the sauce I am going to try truvia/stevia sugar.  You can find the recipe here.

The second recipe I loved is white chicken chilli soup.  Here is the recipe.  My cousin Alex seriously has some good recipes on her blog.  I probably use her blog for new recipes once a week.  It was my favorite soup recipe that I have made.  I usually make chicken tortilla soup but this soup definitely wins.

More exciting things....

The dark knight rises came out on dvd!  Best movie ever!  We bought it Friday and watched it and then we decided to watch it again on Saturday night.  Its that good.  I have always loved batman movies.  I'm also really excited for superman to come out.  During Christmas break I'm going to have to have a batman marathon and watch all three.

Since I have been feeling better I have been trying to ride my stationary bike and do yoga.  This DVD is actually pretty good.  There isn't really anything on it that a pregnant person can't do.  They don't really use a lot of weights, some light dumbbells.  I was so sore after doing the work out.  I don't think I would really call this a yoga workout.  Bob Harper always has good workout dvds so it is definitely worth trying.  I don't think I can do real yoga, or meditate.  I like to sweat and get my heart rate up.  I relax when I watch tv.

The ACSM guidelines for exercising during pregnancy is that you should exercise  3-7 days per week moderate intensity 15-30 minutes per day.  I definitely need to start exercising more.  I have been so lazy.

Here is another workout dvd I want to try

Its a kettlebell workout with Bob Harper.  Not sure I can use a kettlebell when I'm pregnant.  I'll have to look into that.  If I can I will have to be a lighter one.  If you have never used a kettlebell before it is definitely time for you to buy one.  It is such a good arm and cardio work out.  I had never used one before cross fit but I will probably never do a workout with out using one now.  I told Jordan that after I have this baby I am for sure going to do cross fit for at least a couple months.

These are my top picks for decorating the baby's room.  I will probably end up going with coral and light blue.  Yellow and gray is a close second.  Our baby room is currently an office work room jam packed full of bike stuff we are selling.  Who knows how we are going to organize that into a work/baby room. 

Kind of a random post, but I haven't posted in a while so there was a lot on my mind.  Hope everyone has a good week! 


  1. SO excited you are having a GIRL :) And way cute decorating ideas! How fun

  2. I think I'm gonna try your orange chkn! Looks yummm! Always looking foward to healthy stuff! Congrats on your pregnacy. 25 to 35 lbs of pregnancy weight is healthy. Most of it will come in your last trimester!