Friday, August 24, 2012

Henna Belly

To celebrate my 36th week of pregnancy!

My mom and my sister joined me in this adventure and we had a fabulous time with Joanna the fabulous henna artist. My sister wanted a fertility blessing and Joanna told us about the pomegranate and how it's many seeds are symbolic of fertility. Her design came out gorgeous!

My mom turns 60 this month and she celebrated with a Virgo design on her foot. She's also spending the next week in Hawaii so sandals and sunshine will show off this beauty!

Finally I had my belly decorated with the Tree of Life. Joanna was great and Baby M loved the feather light touch of the henna cone painting on my skin.

It was a fun way to celebrate and very relaxing. I highly recommend contacting Joanna for all of your henna needs! My mom and sister enjoyed the experience and we all loved our works of art. Check out Joanna's website by clicking here. Strivedreams

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Power of Positive Thinking

I could lament the fact that my body has changed enough that I now have to worry about my thighs chaffing when I'm wearing a skirt
I can celebrate the fact that as a want-to-be endurance athlete I have a supply of Body Glide handy and can slather up my thunder thighs appropriately!
Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Finding some motivation

A friend of my recently completed her first 70.3 triathlon. Congrats Holly! Great race! Her accomplishment has me thinking about fitness, pregnancy, and my postpartum fitness plans. I sent her this text message today
I am so inspired by your race! I want my body and my fitness back! I miss my mtn bike so bad it hurts! I love this baby and being pregnant is awesome but I need the adrenaline and endorphins that only endurance exercise and training can provide!!!
I don't want to rush the pregnancy in any way but so much of my identity over the last few years is caught up in my fitness. I'm currently feeling lost without it. For those moms that read my blog, did you experience this identity crisis? How have your priorities, expectations, and identity evolved to include being a Momma and keeping up a fitness routine? That's all I have for today. I'm going to drag my butt out into this heat for a little 5k jog/ walk and see if I can't get my endorphins flowing!