Friday’s Food & Fitness: Kalette + A Commercial

Hey hey!  It’s Friday!  I feel like it’s been a long week and as much as I am trying to de-stress I feel like the weight of getting as much done in a short period of time is making me feel a tad bit stressed out.  Oh well, c’est la vie.  I guess what gets done will get done and what doesn’t, won’t.  Not a lot you can do about it! 

Welcome to this week’s Friday’s Food & Fitness where we are talking kalettes and a commercial!

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The Reverse Why Me?

I’m not a huge link-up person.  I don’t have a problem with them, but they were never really my thing. But, I’ve found lately that growing a basketball sized object in your belly lends less time to fitness activities and more time for thinking.  Sooo…I thought I would join in on Thinking Out Loud Thursday and share with you all my latest thoughts.  Enjoy!

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I’m sure all of you have heard about Brittany Maynard, the woman who is choosing to end her life in November due to a fatal brain tumor that would otherwise leave her in an immense amount of pain and overall diminish the quality of any additional time she may have left on this earth after November.  Obviously this has struck people in so many different ways.  I recently read a People Magazine article (I know my reading standards are high these days…I used to read the Wall Street Journal!) about her and I felt really saddened by her story.  She got married in the fall of 2012 (I got married in the spring of 2012), she loved to travel, was active and in 2014 she and her husband decided to start a family.  Instead, they found out she has an incurable brain tumor.  So instead of painting a nursery and preparing herself to meet a little child, she is planning her death.

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Her story struck me because of our similarities.  Obviously I don’t have a brain tumor or suffer from any horrific diseases, in fact, I’m really healthy.  I’ve had a very healthy pregnancy and have remained active into my 37th week.  Prior to becoming pregnant, I’ve always been very healthy with my main complaints being seasonal allergies.  But, like her I’m young, married for a few years and how I’m starting a family.  It made me think, why me?  Not in the why-is-this-happening-to-me way, but in the why-ISN’T-this-happening-to-me.  I feel like I’ve been very lucky in life.  I truly love my life.  I have a great family, awesome friends, a job and a blog I love and I get to spend my free time pursuing my passions.  My major stressors are getting all my chores done and ensuring I get to bed at a reasonable hour.  So why did I get so lucky?   

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Perhaps a lot of this is driven by the fact that I’m facing a joyous but simultaneously scary time.  I’m obviously so excited to meet my child but like every mother I have anxiety over the birth going ok and whether my child will be healthy.  I can’t control any of these things.  I feel like I’ve been so lucky so far that it makes me wonder if the other shoe will drop.  I feel like people can’t just sail on through life without hard times.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve certainly had to deal with stuff in the past, but lately it seems like things are kind of great.  So how come some people have good luck and others bad? 

Whatever side you take on the right to die issue is completely personal to you, but I hope that Brittany’s story at least makes you think about what you have in your own life and how you can make the most of it.

Readers, what do you think of Brittany Maynard’s story?  Do you ever get anxiety over life being too good?  How do you deal with adversity?

The Best Prenatal Classes in NYC

Oh hi!  How are you?  I’m (literally) waddling along.  Although we had Baby B’s shower back in August, some of our friends here in NYC were kind enough to throw us a beautiful brunch before the baby gets here.  It was a great excuse to eat some good food and catch up with our friends before the distraction of a newborn!

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Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet

Hello friends!  How are you?  How was your weekend?  Hope it was fabulous!  I can’t get on board with the weather here in NYC.  One day it is hot and humid in the 70s and the next it is cool and breezy in the 50s.  What is going on?

I’m so incredibly excited to tell you all about this majorly awesome blogger event I attended hosted by Fitness Magazine!  It was a Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet Event called FitBlogNYC.  Waaaaaay back when I first started my blog I saw some photos in fitness magazine of this event.  At the time I had been blogging for about 1 or 2 months and I saw these photos and decided that I too wanted to be invited to this event some day.  Well, that day is here my friends!  I was so stoked to receive an invitation in my inbox.

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Friday’s Food & Fitness

Hi there friends!  How are you?  Do you have any big plans for the weekend?  Luckily we don’t have anything too big on our hands.  Mostly taking it easy and preparing for baby!  I’m really hoping to finally be able to go see Gone Girl!  What are your plans for the weekend?  I hope you’ve got something fun planned!

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