My New Mom Journal: Week 19

Day 134 – Keep exploring little girl

K loves to go for walks now, not to sleep necessarily anymore. She loves to see the surroundings we walk by and to explore the world that she’s seeing through brand new eyes. We’ve taken 5+ walks this week and it’s our way of getting out to listen to the Bible, spend time together as a family, and to leave the tasks and to dos behind.

After a long hilly walk and a 5k yesterday,these legs needed some family walk time …

Sunday mornings are best spent watching this little bug “explore.”



Day 135 – a year since or Miracle was realized!
A year ago today, on March 27, 2016, I woke up to a beautiful Easter morning a week after I had returned from filming in Los Angeles as well as taking a cruise with the husband the week before. Ever since I was home I felt a little off and I noticed Tayler following me everywhere I went including to and from the bathroom. I happened to have pregnancy test in our bathroom so I took one and sure enough it showed I was pregnant. However, in true Katrina form, I did not believe what I saw. So, I fibbed to Gary and asked him to take me to CVS so that I could get some more allergy medication since my nose was stuffy. There I bought a digital pregnancy test to try to confirm to myself whether or not when I saw earlier was true. At the same time though, I bought a little sheep Easter doll and some papers so that I could write out a card to Gary for Easter morning to surprise him-I knew in my gut that I probably was pregnant.
… I snuck away to the bathroom and took the second pregnancy test and sure enough it said that I was pregnant (2-3 weeks!) I hid my phone to the side of our bedroom and asked him to come upstairs so that I could show him a gift I had for him for Easter. His face when he saw the pregnancy test and read the card was priceless because he really didn’t realize that I was not playing around.
Morning, we had planned to go to Easter service and I cried almost the entire service. It was so surreal to me that a little miracle could happen and be realize on such a special morning. It’s crazy to think now that little miracle is a little girl who is almost 5 months old!


Day 136 – Come on teeth!

Someone is officially teething and chewing on everything so I might as well help the cause right?

I really do try to wake up and work out before she gets up because it’s always a crapshoot when you have a little one in the mix-sometimes it’s about making sacrifices and sometimes it’s about making it work with what ya got!

My hope is that she will take a lovely nap to rejuvenate herself and also so that momma can enjoy a pop-up work out in the park!



Day 137 – The perks of sunshine and nap time

There’s and so many adjustments in the past couple of weeks with this little one. She’s become so much more alert, so much more active, we’ve been successfully weaning, and she’s just developing her own personality and showing us that she’s ready for so many new things! With that, I am so grateful to be home and present with her on a regular basis. I realize that I do need some time outside or interacting with others (hello extrovert) but I don’t want to miss these little moments we had during the day. I’ve realize that I need Mom time and a chance to breathe every now and again and not just for fill the role of wife and mother. It’s a tough struggle that I know many of us go through, but it just takes time and adjustment to figure out a rhythm.

This morning we took a nice long walk while reading Exodus (I’ve set a goal to read her the Bible out loud starting from the beginning that we started this month) and going to see a friend was a nice pit stop! The sunshine is therapeutic for us all! Tayler feels more move and we continue to find our groove just in time for something else to change.


Day 138 – Eyes on the Mom Bod prize!

Let me start off by saying that I’m not the girl to focus on numbers primarily when it comes to changing one’s fitness level or reaching health goals. The number that matter are the ones that are set by goals that are stated first. We should never shoot for specific weight or specific size but instead dig a little deeper underneath what that number relates to.

I remember when I got pregnant that I said I wanted to stay with in a healthy range of weight gain so that my baby was healthy and happy when she was born. I gained about 35 pounds when I got pregnant going from the leanest I’ve ever been last March until my delivery date in November.

It took me nine months to gain that weight so I knew I needed to be patient when it came to getting back in shape after the baby. Your joints feel off, your entire metabolism is thrown for a loop, and your bones and your body have literally changed shape. So, patience was key.

I didn’t want to set a goal of getting back to my prepregnancy weight because it didn’t seem like a realistic goal for me. My goal was to get to the digits a new mattered that were close enough and weren’t indicated that I was on the right track. Many people don’t understand mto realize that wanting to lose 5 pounds a week or 10 pounds a month can sometimes be unrealistic. The healthiest range of weight loss is between 1- 2 pounds a week in order to see long-term success. It’s been about 20 weeks since I had my little one and I’ve stayed consistent with losing only a pound or two a week.

I’ve focused on:
A balanced meal plan with the Portion Fix program.
Using support around me to stay mentally in check.
30 minute workouts 5-6 days a week.
Half of my weight or more of water a day.
Checking in online and in my private virtual gym for accountability.

These are my 5 pillars for success!

I’m so excited to see her where my mom bod takes me next!



HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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