Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Half Marathons And Babies

Hello friends!

Sorry I haven't posted in over a month. The last few times that I went to the library I ended spending all of my time checking out books on mummies, and revolutionary war heroes for my children for homeschooling.

I started homeschooling two weeks earlier than normal because I had this sneaking suspicion that I might want to end the home school year earlier than normal.

Why would I want to end it early?

So that I could spend time with a new little baby.

I'm pregnant folks...with baby number #7.

Ok, that felt so nice to type. And I just giggled. All of us here are really excited. I'm due May 7th, and I turn eight weeks along on Sunday.

So, I've just re-joined the working out pregnant mama's club with Sunshine Meg and Sherah and I think there may be few more of you out there.

Isn't this exciting? And, yes, I know what you're all thinking...."How old is Mr. Lovely?" He's 10 1/2 months and already standing. I do believe that boy will be walking by a year which is months sooner than all of our other children. But he will be 18 months when this new one is born. That's quick. Our closest spread before these next two was a 20 month difference with Iris Anna Anna (now 7) and Peach Blossom (now 5 1/2).

I'm still working out.

Why....just today I ran that half marathon that I was telling you all about. Yep! 13.1 miles. I'd been training for it all summer the nurses said it was ok to run as long as I didn't get over heated. Well, it it was 45 degrees this morning. I felt really good.

At about the 9-mile mark, the judge who had married us ten years ago (this October) was running alongside of me. He's always running halfs and full marathons and he is at least in his 60s. I got talking to him and shared with him that I was pregnant with #7. At about two miles left in the race he pulled away. By that point I was beginning to feel sore all over the place.

I was chuckling to myself that he probably pulled ahead because he didn't want to let a pregnant women beat him, but then again...I just let a 60 year-old beat me. Ha! Good stuff though. He did a great job at our wedding. I see him at the gym.

Speaking of gym. I am still working out. I started my push-up program about three weeks ago after I had worked up to four sets of 15 ( boy style) push-ups. I started out being able to do 50 consecutive push-ups. This last Wednesday I did six sets of 25 push-ups (175 total).

When I was pregnant with Morning Glory, I just kind of stopped my push-ups. I would like to continue them.

I am continuing to eat mostly clean and have kept my weight loss at a 14 pound loss.

So, things are going well. I may reward myself with an ice cream indulgence today. It was fun to have the kids all there when I finished my race today. I did speed up at the end.

Now I need to check on a few folks.


Sunshine Mama


  1. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!CONGRATS!!!! I had to go back & reread that because I wasn't sure I had read it correctly!! I am so happy for you and once again after reading your blog I will fill lazy. Can't wait for the updates!

  2. Congratulations!!! On the new little one and on running a half marathon. You are amazing!
    I would love to add to our family but my hubby says we are done, boo!

  3. Wait a second... I need to pick my jaw up from the floor! How wonderful! I can't believe it. Me and Sunshine Mama pregnant at the same time! That is pretty darn cool if you ask me. I am thrilled for you and the family. I hope you are feeling good and taking good care of yourself. I am so proud of you with the half marathon. You are such a strong woman, strong in every sense of the word. I have so much respect for you and wish you all the best. I am coming up on 23 weeks and doing good. Still working out and resting lots too. Happy for fall and The Packers to be back. Congratulations again!

  4. oh my goodness!!! congrats!! and to think you were going to go into fitness competitions... maybe in another 5 years when you run out of eggs :)

    congrats on the half too!

  5. YAYAYAYAYAYAY! Congrats, Sunshine! :) I'm 25 weeks...feel really good but ready to have baby. I know, I know. 15 more weeks! :)

    *sigh* you are my fitness hero. :) Way to go on the 1/2 marathon. :)

  6. My first two are like 16 1/2 months apart, friend, btw! ;) You will do GREAT!!!!