About Time I found this

If you follow me on Instsgram, you know I looove my smoothies. I’ve been on the hunt for a while for a protein powder that wasn’t full of artificial ingredients and sweeteners and a bunch of…crap. Recently I came across About Time and they were kind enough to send me some of their products to try. 

   
 This morning I made a smoothie with their vanilla whey powder. I added berries, mango, almond milk and a little Greek yogurt. It was delicious! 

I’m looking forward to trying out the rest of the products they carry- they even have Paleo snack bars! 

I love that their products are gluten free, lactose free and non-GMO. And they have vegan options. 

I have a 25% off coupon code for my readers who’d like to try it. Go to About Time and enter my code FASTINISTA25 at checkout. Did I mention they have a pumpkin flavor? Yum!

I’ll be heading out to CrossFit in a bit and modifying the WOD below: 

  I’ll be doing the rower instead of running, much, much lighter back squats, ball slams instead of wall balls, knee push-ups and much lighter OH walk. 
What are guys having for breakfast this lovely Sunday morning? Any workout plans?

Xo, 

Julia

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FriYAY

Really glad that it’s Friday! The hubby is currently busy painting Baby’s room and I’m so so excited to see how it will turn out. I’ve been helping by doing a little online shopping… I still need to find the right curtains and a rug, but I think I’m on the right track.

Speaking of shopping, do you guys use Ebates? In the past year, I’ve gotten over $200 cash back by using their site every time I shop online. I love it. Basically you type in the name of the store, for example Reebok, it will show you how much cash back you get (currently 5%), and you go to their website through the Ebates site, shop, and then get money back. Click here if you’d like to sign up and start using it too. It really is greaaat. 

I haven’t been working out as much this week because the pain increased a little bit :/ But here’s  a good one I did the other day using a Bosu ball- great for keeping your core strength.

Do 4 rounds of:

30 second side plank on floor, switch sides 

30 second plank on Bosu 

40 butt kickers on all fours

30 seated side bends 

I’ll be at CrossFit this weekend- hopefully I’ll be able to get a WOD in on Sunday…

Bump update is below. I’m almost 27 weeks and up 11 pounds. 

   
 
Cheers, 

Julia

Bridesmaid Workout and More…

This past weekend was a busy, fun one celebrating the wedding of one of my long-time best friends. I didn’t do much working out but hey, walking around taking bridal party photos and doing some dancing definitely count as exercise 😉

The bride looked so stunning… 

 The 3 of us ❤  The bride and I

   Check out my cool ‘do! 
Yesterday I was back at it and did a modified version of the WOD below. I did 35# thrusters and did my pregnant burpees. I knew I’d be hurting afterwards (due to my stent) but to me the rewards of doing a little physical activity outweighs the pain.

 
I’m 26 weeks now and I can’t believe that I have just 3 more months to go! Baby Room Decorating will officially start this weekend- I’ll be posting a before and after so be sure to check back! 

Xo, 

Julia

Monday Mode

Happy Monday! I’m continuing my productive mode after getting a few important things accomplished this weekend. The hubby and I bought a car (2012 RAV4 Limited Edition), picked out and bought some paint for Baby Hicky’s room and visited the inlaws who gave us some stuff for the house. I got a lot of work done today so I’m feeling good! 

Here’s a simple workout I did late last week that’s perfect for a mama-to-be: 

10 lateral arm extensions (each arm)

15 dumbbell deadlifts 

30 sec plank 

40 side bends 

Then without the dumbbells do: 

10 leg kickbacks (each leg)

10 side leg lifts (each leg)

Repeat 3 times! 

Tonight I’ll be doing Revie’s workout below. Have you guys seen her site? She’s the super cute owner of an all girls CrossFit gym in Australia, CrossFit Babes. She also happens to be pregnant right now so I’m following her workouts closely 🙂

  
I hope my workouts are to your liking. I’m already thinking of starting a home gym for when baby is here and I want to work out more at home 🙂

Here’s the latest belly pic. I love the bright yellow sports bra I had on. It’s a great color and the fabric is very comfortable. It’s by Albion Fit and I actually won it from a giveaway they hosted a little while ago. But hey, funny how you can still see some ab definition…hopefully this means I’ll whip myself back into shape quickly 😉

  
Xo, 

Julia 

Throwback to Puerto Rico

I was reminiscing on a fun trip to Puerto Rico that the hubby and I took (see some photos below) It was in early February, right after the Holidays. We escaped winter for a little bit and recharged our batteries. We enjoyed delicious food and drinks but also went for runs and used our hotel gym. It was a great way to kick off 2015 and the many extraordinary things that  have occurred this year. 

Let me tell you about my workouts this week…yesterday, I was feeling good and relatively pain-free so when I saw overhead squats in the WOD I told myself I’d try them but with the lightest barbell. 

It was a 15 AMRAP:

6 OHS (35#)

8 Push Presses (35#)

10 Preggo Burpees

I was able to do 8 full rounds with a couple of minutes to spare.

Tonight, I stayed home and did a quick 3 rounds with my 8# dumbbells:

20 biceps curls 

25 squats

8 tricep extensions (each arm)

40 side bends 

The workout above would be perfect for someone easing their way back to working out. Simple, but effective movements. 

I hope to continue feeling better! Please wish me luck 🙂 

Here are some Puerto Rico pics:  

    
    
    
     
  

I know everyone says this, but really, where has the summer gone?! With being semi bed-ridden I feel like I’ve missed out on the last month…but it’s ok, since I’ll be getting a very precious reward in the winter 🙂

I did some dumbbells workouts last week, coached CrossFit on Saturday and then worked out on Sunday (barely). I’m doing lots of arm stuff which should come in handy for carrying a babe and all his stuff!   Stuff that I just added to a few registries this weekend- Pottery Barn Kids, Baby’s R Us, and Amazon. It was pretty exhausting especially since it’s a whole new ball game for me. 

Did you guys get some good LDW shopping done? I went to the mall with one very excited soon-to-be grandma who bought lots of cute clothes for baby at Bloomies. I also bought a gorgeous light pink dress from Maje which I might wear to my baby shower (courtesy of Mom) I also bought my Goddaughter Alexia some accessories for her upcoming baptism. Online, I took advantage of Baublebar’s sale and also scored a cute gold, Henri Bendel clutch. It was a successful shopping weekend indeed! 

I’m planning to do a light and easy workout tonight at home. My body is feeling very exhausted since I’m now not sleeping very well through the night :/ I caught myself daydreaming about running earlier today. At this point it might not happen until after my delivery, but it’s ok, a girl can daydream! 

Did you do a particularly fun or tough workout this weekend? What about shopping- did you score anything great from any of the sales?