Stepping up for the rest of this pregnancy

Earlier this week a friend and I were discussing Steptember, which I did last year with a group of mates. This year, knowing that I will be heavily pregnant I didn't want to commit to it again, but I did want to give myself a challenge. I wanted to see, starting immediately, how long I could do 10,000 steps a day for.

My thought was that given my exercise has been a bit hit and miss this pregnancy it would give me the motivation to keep moving. We started yesterday, and smashed it for say 1. We did an hour walk in the morning, and I followed that up by getting out of the office at lunch. Combining that with general movement every hour I finished the day with 13,369 steps.

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2017: 6 months past, one second a day

When I started the one second a day video project back in January, I never could have imagined that I would have chosen this project in one of the most pivotal years of my life. So much has changed in one year, it’s insane.

I really can’t wait to see what the full 12 months looks like.

Even forgetting the day-to-day moments that shaped the year, it captured:

  • Our first year as a wedded couple
  • The purchase of our new house (my first ever, Mario’s second)
  • The news, and subsequent development, of our first child

That alone is something that could take people years; not pack it all into one!

I’d love to hear what you all think of these videos, if you’re enjoying them?

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June and July one second a day

What a crazy few months! I spent a lot of it sick, first with a cold and then coming down with a virus that kicked my ass. There were a few other highlights, including:

  • Getting a new cruiser bike that I can ride comfortably while pregnant (her name is Annie, it’s even got a sticker on the bike)
  • More catch ups with friends and family
  • Discovering the non-alcoholic wine from Woolies is a suitable replacement for a night-time “de-stressing” drink
  • The nursery starting to come together
  • A great “State of Origin” series
  • The beginning of a new tradition with Christmas in June (not July, we did it exactly on the 6 months half-way line)
  • Watching my friend compete in her very first pin-up pageant and doing a great job
  • A trip to Sydney
  • Seeing bubba move a lot more (there are belly shots here where I’m in the bath, but you can’t see anything)

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