Bump Meets Neighborhood Lake

tunic : forever 21 | tights : forever 21 | shoes: forever 21| headband: ink and button

being pregnant really makes it difficult to keep up my normal workout routine.  i’m too scared to overwork my body with running and weights so walking will have to do.  besides daily walks with my friend in the work parking lot, marv and i like to take walks around our neighborhood.  my goal is to walk at least 120 minutes a week (we get extra health discounts for work if we do so)!  our favorite spot is to do walks around this man made lake.  you’ve got geese, you’ve got the serene sound of water, you’ve got huge houses and friendly neighbors.  i can’t wait to talk our little baby boy on walks around this lake (well, it’ll prob be another year and a half)!

bump update: 25.5 weeks

– getting ready to do the glucose tolerance test next week (i.e. drink nasty fluid and get stuck with a needle AGAIN)

– feeling fat and self conscious

– totally in a nesting mood

– washed all of bump’s hand me downs and thrifted clothes received thus far

– on the hunt for more cute cheap vintage baby clothes

– craving fall drinks like pumpkin spice lattes and salted caramel hot chocolate (although i haven’t had any yet)!

what is your current workout routine?  for those who have been/are prego, what do you do for a workout?


  1. September 12, 2011 / 8:25 pm

    You’re so cute. I LOVE that hair clip & just clicked through to Ink & Button to find one of my own… but she doesn’t have anything stocked! So sad.

  2. September 12, 2011 / 8:42 pm

    girly, you are looking cuter by the second! love that floral top!

  3. September 12, 2011 / 9:05 pm

    love that tank – and do i spy pockets?! so cute – and these pictures are just fun. looking good, woman!

  4. September 12, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    I’m currently pregs (haven’t announced it on my blog yet,) but Im almost 4 months and working out has been soooooo hard. I walk on the treadmill and do the eliptical for 20 mins or so but at a much slower pace than I used to. I have to say, my energy levels are NOTHING like they used to be! I do keep up with my lunges and weigh training and that is much easier for me than the cardio….love your look. Very cute for a preggie:)

  5. September 12, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    I pretty much sat on my rear for both pregnancies… And it showed! If I have another I will definitely be more active.
    You look great, by the way. Keep it up!

  6. September 12, 2011 / 10:53 pm

    You look adorable – I totally know the fat feeling but you look great. And as I had lots of people telling me some weight gain and swelling is normal. You will be able to get rid of it all once baby comes. I did pre-natal yoga with this DVD and found it really helpful: http://www.gaiam.com/product/prenatal+yoga+dvd.do. Not exactly a huge out put of energy but keeps you flexible and ready for baby to come later on.

  7. September 12, 2011 / 10:54 pm

    I’m not pregnant but I walk also. It actually tones my muscles the best. Super cute photos of you and bump.

  8. September 12, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of pregnant women like Yoga! I love love your top, you’re so cute! As for the glucose test, I actually loved the drink and not just because of weird pregnancy tastings. It’s very sweet like orange soda and I gulped that sucker down! I hope it tastes alright for you!! <3

  9. September 12, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    Your bump is adorable, hun! When I was preggers, I just made sure to get cardio in during the week. That was all. Oh, and a healthy diet of Oreos and milk. You need your dairy. ;D My advice for after Baby is not to get pregnant again four months later if you are self-conscious about your weight. haha I am having THE HARDEST time getting this baby chub off from both Lucia and Josiah. It’s rough. But I’ve been doing cardio 3x a week for now (if the babies let me) and resistance training 3x a week. Hoping to fit back into my old jeans in a few months!! 🙂

  10. September 12, 2011 / 11:59 pm

    Ah what a fashionable baby bump! lol! 🙂

    I’m glad to hear your doing well and staying so active! My gosh, you’re so dedicated.

    I’m not pregnant, but I do workout…though less so because of school lately. Normally I do distance running and some light weight lifting. What I really enjoy is doing fun calisthenic-based workouts! Let gravity be your enemy and save your joints a bit! xD

    I think for pregnancy, the exercise best would be swimming! I can’t “legitly” swim. More like flail in water if the pool isn’t above 5ft haha!

  11. September 13, 2011 / 12:52 am

    you are looking mighty cute sandy!!! i’m loving these updates. i can’t give you any advice bc i haven’t been pregnant yet…but you look like you are doing an amazing job! walks are always good and necessary :).

  12. September 13, 2011 / 12:54 am

    Its been so fun to experience the same milestones in this pregnancy as you are! Especially since we are both having our first boys! You look amazing and I am with you on that nasty glucose drink, gotta do that next week too!!

  13. September 13, 2011 / 2:43 am

    your bump is so cute 🙂

    my current work out routine consists of lots of walks and hikes.

  14. September 13, 2011 / 3:19 am

    You look gorgeous with your bump – and extremely skinny (minus the bump)! You should not at all feel fat because you aren’t!

    Love the shirt you’re wearing in this pic!


  15. September 13, 2011 / 6:19 am

    You look so sweet in these photos in the lovely floral tunic 🙂

  16. September 13, 2011 / 6:30 am

    I’m doing a fantastic prenatal water aerobics class. Its a great workout and in the water all that weight from the baby lifts up and there isn’t any pressure in your abdomen. Its so nice. And it fun to spend that time with other pregnant women all at different stages.

  17. September 13, 2011 / 7:21 am

    You look so cute in these pictures, Sandy! And your bump is so sweet. 🙂

    I’m a walker…I hate to run, and I’m not great at sports, but I do like to walk. I haven’t been walking as consistently these days because it’s SO hot, but I try to keep up with it. I’ll probably walk more once the weather cools down…

  18. September 13, 2011 / 8:52 am

    I don’t have a strict work out routine at all, but I do try to park farther away when going to stores so I walk more. I also went swimming at the beach a decent amount this summer which was super nice to do. I love swimming and it was free and good exercise and fun times with friends. It was a total win. Unfortunately fall arrived a little early so no more swimming really. Hoping to start taking at least a 15 minute walk every day with my hubby and have that be my routine. It’ll probably get messed up when we start getting the 2 feet of snow daily (I’m kidding usually only 2-6″ daily). We’ll see though! You are absolutely adorable though! Loving your bump!

  19. September 13, 2011 / 8:55 am

    Sandy you look gorgeous! Do not feel self conscious or fat. You seriously look amazing.

    My current workout routine consists of absolutely nothing I’m ashamed to say. But that will all change come Oct 1 when I reup for the gym. I let my membership lag over the summer because I was at the beach house so much. Who does that??? Oh it’s time to be on the beach in a bathing suit? Let’s stopr working out, shall we? 🙂 xoxo

  20. September 13, 2011 / 9:11 am

    Girl, you look great! I’ve been walking for exercise, but I need to do something else or walk more. I have been really packing on the pounds :/ I know what you mean about feeling fat, but you really don’t look it.

  21. September 13, 2011 / 9:42 am

    Workout routine? What’s that? 😉

  22. September 13, 2011 / 9:42 am

    You have nothing to be conscious about – you look terrific with your baby bump! The lake is gorgeous and the perfect place to unwind. I’m sure a nice, long walk with baby stroller are in your near future 🙂

  23. Josie
    September 13, 2011 / 9:42 am

    You look adorable! 🙂 I love your fashion posts, mostly because I’m so boring when it comes to fashion. ha ha. And your neighborhood looks so cute!

  24. September 13, 2011 / 10:09 am

    I seriously love that photo of you with your hands in your pockets – it perfectly captures the joyful spirit that you are. And you look beautiful. Prolly going thrifting with my Mom this week and I imagine we’ll be strolling down the little boy’s aisle. 🙂 xo

  25. September 13, 2011 / 11:43 am

    YOU LOOK AWESOME SANDY! and good for you for walking, walking, walking! that is what i use to do too 🙂

  26. September 13, 2011 / 11:58 am

    Amazing neighbourhood! Great to hear the updates. 🙂 Go baby bump!

  27. September 13, 2011 / 12:51 pm

    Even though you wrote that you are feeling a little self-conscious, you are completely adorable. That top is so flattering on you!

  28. September 13, 2011 / 3:26 pm

    Oh man…looks like a beautiful neighborhood. You are the cutest lil preggo momma 🙂

  29. September 13, 2011 / 4:03 pm

    I need to start walking, but it’s been too hot here (100-115). In the book I’m reading she says you can keep up with your regular work out routine as long as your heartbeat stays under 150 which typically means you can still talk while you work out. Obviously the further you get the harder this would be…

  30. September 13, 2011 / 5:18 pm

    You look fabulous and the neighborhood lake looks gorgeous!

  31. September 13, 2011 / 7:15 pm

    Well I’m not pregnant, but my workout routine has been suffering lately. I’ve been too busy to work out, but I hope that will change soon! Anyway, you shouldn’t feel self-conscious, because you look absolutely adorable!

  32. tintin
    September 13, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    you are totally the cutest!! walking is healthy, go sandy and baby bump!! =)

  33. September 14, 2011 / 11:29 am

    you are just the cutest preggers gal! can’t believe how far along you are already – where does the time go???

  34. yi
    September 14, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    hi Sandy,

    I used to follow your blog on xanga. is there a way for this new blog to be delivered to my email daily? I love your current blog.


  35. September 14, 2011 / 6:18 pm

    Your bump is SO adorable! When I was preggers I walked 2-3 miles a day like 5 or 6 days a week. I had morning sickness pretty much the entire time, so that was the one activity that could accommodate my frequent stops. Ha!

  36. September 19, 2011 / 8:41 pm

    Dearest sweet sandy, loving these gorgeous photos of you and your neighborhood looks and sounds wonderful!! I would love to see more of it. I hope you are settling in nicely to your new home. Love to you!

  37. September 22, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous 🙂

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