Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Why I won't be attending FitBloggin' this year...

Although I really wanted to attend FitBloggin this year, it just isn't in the cards. The event is September 20-23rd, and my due date is the 22nd.

Although Steve really tried to convince me that there are some really great hospitals in the Baltimore area. I think Ben might kill me even if I tried to attend!

So I will miss the event again this year, which I am so bummed about, but I plan on keeping up with everyone via twitter and blog posts. Maybe we can even arrange a skype date or something!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Friday!


So it's time to come clean about something... a secret that I've been hiding from MOST of you. I didn't mean to deceive any of you we just had to wait and be sure... but now I can fill you in on what's been REALLY going on.....

Ack! I can't even type it I am too excited to share... it started out like this...

and then looked like this!

That's right folks! Life by Cassie just got a little more crazier!!! If you recall, when I had my banner redone (by Erin of Samantha's Day) I added the baby pacifiers in blue and pink to my thought cloud, that's because we don't plan on finding out the gender of our baby until it's born! There are so many things in life that are planned, this is one thing we can control and we don't want to know, we want it to be a surprise.

So as was the case with the wedding, my blog will probably be geared more towards baby and pregnancy updates for the near future.

I did weigh in the first day of that positive pregnancy test at 329! :-( ugh, not my shining moment, I will have to be very careful with my weight gain throughout the entire pregnancy.. I weighed in today at 327.6. My doctor says that because of morning sickness and the fact that I am already overweight that I shouldn't be terrible concerned if I lose weight in the beginning. All in all, I should gain no more than 20 pounds, and I am going to try my darnedest to keep to that.

This is partly the reason why I didn't accomplish my mileage goal to reach Steve! I am finding that I get winded very easily, and pretty much I have been walking. It's a lot easier for me to walk at the gym on a treadmill, since the bathrooms are right there. But I have enjoyed a few walks out and about in my neighborhood.

The morning sickness was manageable, especially compared to other horror stories I read online... but there are a lot of learning curves to this whole process. Thankfully my friend is pregnant with her second child and she's about 2 and a half months ahead of me! So I've been leaning on her for a lot of support.

I am due in late September, which is great, aside from the fact of being very pregnant in the summer. But I will manage. 

So there is my big news! Happy Friday and I hope you all have a great weekend! And St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Getting some mileage in!

Having someone meet you at the gym is a motivating factor to get to the gym. I have actually been to the gym the last 3 days in a row and I have plans to go again tomorrow night. I've really been focused on cardio, so I've only been on the treadmill, but I am ok with that. Anything is better than just sitting on the couch all day.

I may have really missed the mark on how much time it would take for me to get all the mileage in to get to Steve, but I am committed to logging all of my mileage until I can complete that task.

I finally have a dress for my friend's wedding in July! The David's Bridal debacle was a nightmare. I am so happy to have a resolution. A bigger concern is I had to buy the dress online, so I am hoping it's the right everything...but it was on the inexpensive side, so worse case scenario I can scrap it and go back to the drawing board.

I can't believe today is March 8th and it's 68 degrees out. It's really quite lovely. And of course, I am at work. But at least I can open some windows and let the fresh air in!

I am newly addicted to "Draw Something" it's like pictionary.

Please send some love and positive thoughts to Brittney. She's hurting. And my heart hurts for her.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

11 things

So Steve tagged me in a blog post, and since I haven't done one of these in awhile, I thought I would entertain and share with you all. (You're Welcome)

First up here are my questions from Steve: 
  1. What is something that you have done, or would like to do, that most would consider to be out of character for you? - Be selfish? I am a very giving person. I give a lot, usually of myself and my time. I am very rarely selfish with my time. I would like to be more selfish, and I am learning to find a good balance.
  2. What is your favorite movie? - There are many, but perhaps Super Troopers and Spaceballs? I guess I do love me a good comedy!
  3. What is a fitnessy/athletic/sporty type thing that you’d like to try, but haven’t yet? -  mothereffin' burpee? Probably CrossFit, I hear so many good things about that style.
  4. If you won a million dollars today, what is the first thing you would buy that costs less than $10,000? - Pay off some debt
  5. If you won a million dollars today, what is the first thing you would buy that costs over $100,000? - Buy a house
  6. Do you prefer beer, wine, or liquor? - Coke Zero and Coconut Rum is my drink of choice, but I also drink Moscato wine when I am feeling saucy.
  7. Favorite restaurant? RonJillian's (a local Italian restaurant)
  8. Favorite thing to order from said restaurant? Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
  9. What is the first song in your iTunes (or whatever you use) “Top 25 Most Played” playlist? - Part of Me, Katy Perry. It's catchy!
  10. What was your first cell phone? I know it was a Nextel, I was on my dad's plan... but for the life of me, I can't remember the exact phone/model.
  11. Favorite quote? "If it's not fun, then why do it?"
And now 11 random facts about me: 
  1. In college, I created my own minor in Equine Sciences. I got college credit to horseback ride. 
  2. I spent one summer as a camp counselor, and if I can ever do it again I would. 
  3. Growing up, I wanted my first car to be a Neon (they were cute!) I ended up with a Jeep Wrangler and had a blast! 
  4. My dad took me out for my 21st birthday and some random thought I was his date.... sadly that has happened more than once.
  5. I have lived in New Hampshire my whole life
  6. Growing up, my brother and I fought, often. Once even pulling kitchen knives on one another. Now, we are so close!
  7. I am an ocean/water person, but hate swimming in salt water
  8. I like NASCAR (go ahead judge away!)
  9. I have my CDL-B license, I drove buses in college. Including the drunk bus! 
  10. I don't have a desire to get a tattoo ever, it's just not for me
  11. I miss having an animal/pet in my life. Hoping that once we own a home we can get a dog!
Then 11 more bloggers that can do this next:
  1. Alan @ Sweating Until Happy
  2. Angie @ Angie All The Way
  3. Kristen @ There is only one Kristen Lehouiller
  4. Emily @ Fit and Free with Emily
  5. Ericka @ Buzy Bee Buzz
  6. Chubby McGee @ Chubby McGee
  7. Amy @ Everything is Bigger in Texas
  8. Whitney @ Getting Healthy
  9. Brittney @ Life In A Holding Pattern 
  10. Jenny @ Melting 1 pound at a Time
  11. Anda @ Leaving Fatville
(Too bad I can't chose Kerri, since Steve already did, but she's awesome as well... )

Lastly, here are YOUR 11 questions:
  1. What is your ideal vacation?
  2. What is the first song in your iTunes (or whatever you use) “Top 25 Most Played” playlist? (Stolen from Steve, it's a great question!)
  3. What was your favorite kid's cereal growing up?
  4. What was your first car?
  5. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
  6. What are you most looking forward to in 2012?
  7. If you could meet anyone (living or dead), who would that be, and why (No zombies!)
  8. If you could change one thing in your life right now, what would that be and why?
  9. What exercise would you like to try, but are afraid to, what is holding you back?
  10. What is your favorite meal of all time?
  11. Were you in a clique in high school? If so, what one was it? (nerk, jock, cool, etc)


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