First Post-Baby Race

On Sunday, I did a half marathon relay with Frank right here in our town. I’ve been doing the full, half marathon for a few years now but this year I wasn’t ready for the 13.1 yet.  It was a bit cool in the morning, but the sun was out- thank God, because later in… Read More

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Running Comeback and Booty Challenge

It’s been getting quite difficult finding the time to post, but I wanted to do a quick update on my current status…starting the post on Monday night while Frankie is sleeping and I’m enjoying a margarita because it’s #nationalmargaritaday so this mama had a few minutes to spare. By the way, seems like everyday is… Read More

Back on the Barbell

I had my postnatal OB appointment on Friday and got the “official” green light to resume my workouts…so what did I the next day? Went down to my basement to do a barbell WOD, of course! Although I had been carefully doing a few light workouts here and there, including the “no crunches challenge”I had… Read More

3 Weeks Postpartum

It’s been 3 weeks already since Frankie’s birth and I’m slowly working on getting back in shape. I recently signed up for Sara Haley’s 28 Day #saynotocrunches challenge. Can’t wait to get this core nice and tight again!      If you’re looking for some motivation to get in shape, look it up, it’s free! There’s… Read More

First Post-natal WOD

It’s been 2 weeks + 1 day since I gave birth to my little Frankie (have you seen all his cute pictures on my Instagram?!? @juliafastinista) and this mama is ready to start getting back in shape! Although I have done little things here and there before yesterday, like push-ups off my couch, leg extensions… Read More

Frankie’s birth story

My life officially changed on December 29th, 2015 when my beautiful baby boy, Frank Hickman IV was born.  I woke up on the 28th around 3am and started feeling contractions, but was not sure if they were the real deal. I paid attention to their frequency and timing for the next 45 minutes and then… Read More

Christmas Love

In my family, Christmas Eve is a bigger deal than the next day. We cook delicious food, make “clericó”, a Paraguayan sangria-like punch, and plenty of desserts and gather at my one aunt’s house. This year I made pizzelles to add a little bit of Italian flair to the table. We eat dinner around 10,… Read More

Baby’s Room

I can finally say that Baby Hicky’s room is ready and the only thing missing is Mr Hicky himself. I’ve never experienced this type of anticipation before… I now introduce you to my little prince’s nursery.    The little toy train we got from Pottery Barn Kids and the elephant collection belonged to his Daddy. Most… Read More

38 Weeks

I’m getting to the point where I’m really anxious and antsy to meet my Baby Boy. Any little ache or discomfort and I think that it might be the start of labor…but no, still here, on the couch, with my feet up, waiting… I had a nice weekend of seeing my husband’s relatives for their… Read More

It’s The Most Wonderful Time…

Today we hosted my husband’s sister and her family for an early Christmas celebration since we won’t see them on actual Christmas. I’m sure many of you also either hosted or attended Holiday parties… I just love this time of year! I do miss my family in South America though; that’s the bittersweet part. It… Read More