PLEXUS SLIM DAY 6!

CM/INCH LOST – 23.5cm / 9inches
WEIGHT LOST – 3.2 kg / 7.6lbs
GOALS -Lose 2kg Lose 20cms Lose 5kg Lose 30cms Lose 7kgs Lose 40cms

I had a healthy breakfast… and then a not so healthy lunch. Honestly I am not feeling my best today. I didn’t sleep much last night, my tummy hurts, I feel sick and I think I am coming down with a sinus infection :(

I think it was because I was feeling down and wanted to pick myself up. I picked up a piece of chocolate, Put it in my mouth and nearly gagged. It was so sweet. DISGUSTINGLY so. Its the first sugar craving in 6 days. I will not be doing that again. now i feel worse. But its good to know I will be able to control those sugar cravings!

I will be delivering my Avon orders tonight so I think when my husband gets home I will take a short nap, have some coffee and be on my way. I am not liking this bloating feeling but to be honest I got my period a little early as of yesterday so that may have a MASSIVE part in how I am feeling.

NEVER FEAR! All will be good in the end. I am going to try drink lots of water today and I will make wise food choices.I haven’t had trouble with food choices so far! I just ate what my husband got me in my tired half asleep state… and even then it tasted like regret and tears.

xo
Laura

PLEXUS SLIM DAY 5

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So I started Plexus Slim last week! My PCOS was making it hard to lose weight and I was working out so hard and eating very healthy but I only managed to lose 1.1kgs in a month. I was desperate.

I had seen so many things about plexus slim and I thought about it for 6 months. I gave in and purchased the Plexus Slim Pink Drink and the Accelerator! BEST. DECISION. EVER.

I have lost 14.5cm all over my body and have lost 2.1kgs in 5 days! That is incredible and I am in love. I am going to continue taking this for the next 24 days and post a full review with stats with before and after pics.

All you do is mix the powder with water to create the pink drink. you do this 30 mins before a meal and you feel so full. I have cut my portion sizes by nearly half!

I will leave you with a few before and after pictures that I find inspiring!

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19 weeks pregnant / Pictures!

So I have been feeling our little Jelly Bean move around more and more. Last night I got my FIRST painful Braxton Hicks Contraction. I also started practicing my Hypnobirthing.

I am very determined to give birth as drug free as possible. It was good when I had Kal (Epidural) but I now have back pain, especially now that I am pregnant and my body is changing with the weight of my baby and bump etc.

So I looked In to Hypnobirthing and it sounds FANTASTIC! I love meditating and the programme I am on is amazingly similar to the Inner Alchemy series. I also feel more confident and strong with this pregnancy. I feel more prepared!

Apart from having a sinus infection I feel great! I am so excited to see our Jelly Bean again in one week! then we will be able to call him or her by their actual name,

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DVD Review: Jillian Michaels Killer Abs

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Love this!

Originally posted on Joy, Fitness, & Style:

Jillian Michaels Killer Abs is a new core training DVD release from a few months ago.

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I’ve been in the fitness industry for 20 years, and when it comes to abdominals, I’ve pretty much seen it all.  It’s rare that I come across new exercises.  Well, I was shocked – this workout actually has new/innovative exercises that are really fun and challenging.  Way to go Team Jillian (assuming you have a team).  I really like this workout and I will keep this in my home workout rotation.

There are three 30-minute workouts (Levels 1-3), the first two are more of an intermediate level workout and the last one is advanced. My favorite is the second one.  Here’s a few exercises below…
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This is a circuit style workout (going from one exercise to another with no breaks in between).  It’s functional and integrated – you won’t be just laying down on a mat for 30 minutes. You will change body positions from…

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18 week pregnant (Info)

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Sliding into being 18 weeks pregnant!

You’re now 18 weeks pregnant and changes in your body are becoming more apparent. At this stage in your pregnancy you’ll be gaining more weight and feeling an increase in your appetite. These pregnancy symptoms are perfectly natural and to be expected when you’re 18 weeks pregnant. When it comes to your increased appetite the important thing to remember is that even though you’re eating for two, you still have to watch your calorie intake!

Keep up the fitness!

At this point in your pregnancy you’ve most likely come up with the ideal fitness plan for you and your lifestyle. Being 18 weeks pregnant means that it’s more important than ever to keep up with your fitness. Remember…keeping fit can alleviate many of those unpleasant pregnancy symptoms you’re experiencing.

Feel like you’re living in the bathroom?

Now that you’re 18 weeks pregnant you might feel as though you’re always spending a lot time in the bathroom. Nausea and an over-active bladder are two unpleasant pregnancy symptoms behind these frequent bathroom visits. At this stage in your pregnancy your uterus is getting bigger and bigger, putting a lot of pressure on your bladder. Even though these pregnancy symptoms are frustrating and annoying they’re something most pregnant women experience during their pregnancy. Smile and know you’re not alone! Most other women who are 18 weeks pregnant are in the bathroom just as often as you are!

Feeling over sensitive

No doubt about it, there are times when you’re going to feel overly sensitive and frustrated with all these pregnancy symptoms you have to deal with. As you make your way through your pregnancy take some time to acknowledge your sensitivity as you deal with your changing body. After all, with so many things happening at once, what woman isn’t going to be a little sensitive now and then? To deal with these emotions now that you’re 18 weeks pregnant it’s important that you talk to your partner about how you’re feeling. Asking for a hug now and then can go a long way!

Is your baby making you forgetful?

Do you feel that now you’ve reached 18 weeks that you’re becoming more and more forgetful? Forgetfulness, also known as “pregnancy brain”, is one of those pregnancy symptoms that most women will experience at some point in their pregnancy and is perfectly normal. Just think of all the changes that are taking place in your body. Not only are your hormones changing, there are so many things on your mind. These distractions can lead to forgetfulness and feelings of inadequacy. Instead of letting these pregnancy symptoms get you down why not come up with tools to help you cope. Write down things as you think of them. Make notes about things you want to do in the coming weeks of your pregnancy. Being pregnant should be a fun and exciting time so don’t let any annoying pregnancy symptoms get you down, especially not a little forgetfulness now and then!

Start thinking of prenatal classes

Now is the time to start thinking about signing up for prenatal classes. While most women attend prenatal classes during their sixth or seventh month of being pregnant, these types of classes fill up fast. You want to make sure you get signed up and don’t end up on a waiting list! Not only will you learn more about being pregnant in these classes, you’ll most likely make some new friends. While 18 weeks pregnant you’re most likely starting to feel a little anxious about the upcoming birth of your baby. Prenatal classes will teach you ways to relax in the weeks to come as well as prepare you for what to expect as your due date approaches.

Slide into comfort!

Day by day there are more annoying symptoms that seem to pop up. This is the time when your comfort is of the utmost importance. Hopefully by now you’ve realized that wearing comfortable clothing is a must at this stage in your pregnancy. Wearing clothing that is tight and restricted is going to hinder your movements, whether you’re at work or lounging around at home. The more comfortable you are the better able you’re going to be deal not only with pregnancy symptoms such as sore feet but also with your changing emotions. And don’t forget how important sleep is when it comes to your comfort. While 18 weeks pregnant you need to be getting as much “good” rest as you can. Add an extra pillow or two to your bed to get as comfortable as possible and ease some of those symptoms such as a sore back! After all, the more relaxed you are the more calm, cool, and collected you’ll be throughout this wonderful time in your life!

(all information taken from www.yourbabylibrary.com )

18 weeks pregnant!

So now I am at 18 weeks.

- Am feeling the baby move every day and is most active in the afteroon to late night.- My belly has grown rapidly!
- Got to see Jelly Bean on ultrasound at the ER when I went a week ago. We are sure we saw a penis! but this will be confirmed at my Anatomy scan at 20 weeks.
-Heart burn has started
-cravings are all over the place but for nothing too unhealthy!
-I havent gained anything to the point of 15 weeks. I weighed in a week ago at home and to what I can see I have a half kg weight gain. I also lost some weight during those first 15 weeks so I am very pleased with that!

MY GROWING BUMP!

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14 weeks

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14 weeks and 4 days
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17 weeks
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17 weeks and 5 days
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So I am getting biger and bigger and from 4 weeks by bump has rounded and pushed up. I love my bump. I cant wait for my scan in 2 weeks!! At my 9 week dating scan the baby was just a little blob.. with limb buds. Now the baby looks like a tiny little person in there and I cant wait!!! I will be posting pictures right after!

Stay safe and stay sane,

Laura

Update. NEW MEMBER ON THE WAY!

So I haven’t been on as much the last few weeks… as I found out a month and a half ago we are expecting another little bundle of joy!

That’s right! I am 12 weeks pregnant (due 9th September) and we couldn’t be happier!

I have been so tired the last few weeks and even more the last few days that all I have done is clean, eat, sleep and shower.. and pretty much in that order!

so far the baby (Jelly Bean) is looking healthy! we cant wait to see our new child! Kal (nearly 2) is happy to be a big brother and has been showering my belly with hugs and kisses.. and my forehead with stickers while I’ve been sleeping.. He seems to understands that there is a baby in his mummy’s tummy.

The worst part so far was my freak out at 10 weeks when I started bleeding a little and had to go to the doctors. The good thing is that I got to hear the baby’s heart beat. It was strong and this was on the Doppler! sometimes you cant hear it on the Doppler at 10 weeks but we were lucky! after I knew everything was OK I broke down on my doctor. I honestly thought I had lost another baby. But no! this one is a fighter and so far so good! we seem to be enjoying the pregnancy this time because we know we can get by and do not have to rush around and organize things. If the baby is a boy we have everything! and if our Jelly bean is a girl all we need is clothes and blankets and little things to call her own.

So that’s all for now!

We are thrilled!                                                 (SCAN PICTURE- 9wks 0 dys gestation)I201302041012330012

Laura

Scorpio

Scorpio – October 23rd – November 21st

Your element: Water

Your ruling planets: Pluto

Symbol: The Scorpion

Your stone: Topaz

Life Pursuit: To survive against all opposition

Vibration: Resilient

Scorpio’s Secret Desire: To triumph

-Description:

Reputed to be the “most powerful” sign of the zodiac, Scorpios lead fate filled lives and have intense and dramatic personal relationships. Even as children Scorpios are often found to be wise beyond their years. Many astrologers call this the sign of the “oldest souls”. Old and wise beyond the average, Scorpios often know all the answers, except sometimes; they too often have difficulty finding what they need to develop their own happiness.

Passion, desire and power go hand in hand for Scorpios. Their biggest challenge and test in life is choosing between the power of love and the love of power. Coming to grips with their extraordinary emotional depths and sensitivity isn’t easy for those around them. They are different from all other zodiac signs and this difference has them walking, working and loving to a different beat. Others can often live with a Scorpio partner for years, but not really know them. Much to do with a Scorpio remains ever secret. Their eyes often blaze with feelings that words never express, and beware on the days or nights they hide their feelings behind dark glasses, there is likely to be a storm of some kind brewing. When you deal with a Scorpio you have to always deal with them on a psychic intuitive level. They often wear a mask. Too often they say “no” when they really mean “yes”. They have contrary natures. Once they find true love they can be the most faithful dedicated of all partners but fall out badly with a Scorpio and you are likely to find they will never forget or forgive.