Who Keeps You Healthy?

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Who keeps me healthy you ask? Who DOESN’T keep me healthy should be the question. My friends and family want me around for a long time (well, most of the time they do ;)) and Riley certainly wants me healthy so we can go on walks everyday! But if I HAD to answer the question with just one person/dog it would be future Baby W. The American Recall Center is doing a campaign this month about Healthy Heros and I’m joining the movement! It seems kind of weird for me to choose someone who isn’t even born yet to be my “hero” or “who keeps me healthy,” but he/she has opened my eyes to a whole new meaning of healthy.

I think the definition of healthy is defined differently by each person. I don’t need to list all the different eating lifestyles and diets out there. You all had heard of them and probably live some of them. To me, healthy means putting good, quality food in your body and exercising to keep it running strong. I could give a much more in depth answer, but I think it comes through on the blog that my motto is everything in moderation. If I want a cupcake, I’ll have it. But I don’t have one everyday.

Where am I going with this? Well, I’ve had to re-define my definition of healthy. One would think I am SUPER healthy with all the running I do and how strict I can be eating wise when I’m training, but when it comes to baby making, that’s not the right kind of healthy. Here I am at marathon race weight:

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This is my favorite race photo πŸ™‚

This is after months of training at 50-70 mile weeks and treating my body like a temple- besides the Sunday long run splurges, remember, everything in moderation. My normal weight is anywhere from 5-10lbs more. I still run and lift, but my eating loosens up a bit. My NEW normal weight will be 5-15lbs more than that. “Baby Making Healthy” = more meat on my bones and no stress on my body. Like I mentioned earlier, everybody’s definition of healthy is different, just like some people can get pregnant without making any changes.

Baby W is my healthy hero because he/she is THE ONLY reason I would give up running/exercising and choose to gain weight. I know that this is something I HAVE to do if I want kids and while it’s going to be tough, it’s going to be SO worth it, haha. I know one day in a few years I’ll look back at this time and be so glad I embraced this new “Healthy.” I think this campaign came at a good time for me, because, as I’ve stated in every post since my doctors appointment, I’m not enjoying a sedentary lifestyle, haha. Reminding myself it’s about a bigger picture and starting family Winchell, helps put my mind at ease!

What’s a better way to gain weight than enjoying great chocolate?! I know you all have missed my Free Godiva Chocolate of the month and so have I! The last time I got mine was in November! When I walked into the store, the guy was like, “Haven’t seen you in a while.” The same thing happened with the employees at Publix when we got back from Asia, haha. Anyway, he automatically hands me a Creme Brulee truffle, a classic. I ask about what seasonal truffles they had and he said they have carrot cake but it isn’t out yet. I said great, I’ll try it next time. He said no, it’s just in the back, I literally haven’t put it out yet. So he goes back and gets them and gives one to me and another lady in the store and then asks what I’d like my free one to be. What?! Okay, I’ll take 3 free chocolates any day. That’s like $6 worth, haha. I went for my fave Red Velvet. The carrot cake was good, but could have had a cake-ier taste if you ask me.

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Sorry for all the complaining and food talk lately. I *Promise* my mood will shift this weekend πŸ™‚

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  1. I always enjoy your posts and I really want to try the carrot cake chocolate!! That one looks so delicious!!! I’m sorry to hear you’ve been feeling a little down but glad to hear that you’re looking on the positive side of it all. I can only imagine how hard it must be to not be able to train as much. I love your race photo so much!! You look fabulous!!

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ I miss being in tip top shape, but I know I’ll be able to get back to that after I get pregnant and have Baby W. Gah! I love running, haha.
      Go get yourself some free chocolate girl!

      • Yum, chocolate!! πŸ™‚
        Don’t worry, you always look beautiful and you’ll be back training in no time!
        My husband and I have been talking lots about having a baby, too. He’s 40, 12 years older than me, so the talk is becoming very real to me now and I’m very nervous about it all and the changes I’ll go through.

  2. My mom and I just picked up our free Godiva chocolate too haha of course I am not a sweets person and my mom gave it up for Lent, so we got the birthday cake truffle for my brother because his birthday is tomorrow!

    My mom keeps me healthy. I have trouble staying at a healthy weight and not dipping too low, but she always keeps me responsible for eating enough to compensate for my training.

    • That was so nice of you! Sharing the Godiva love πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday to your brother!

      Aren’t mom’s the best!? My mom keeps me healthy, too. Sometimes it can be hard to stay at a certain weight when training and I’m glad to hear your mom is there to keep you strong!

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ It’s a work in progress for sure.
      The chocolates are so yummy! Signing up is free and you don’t have to buy anything to get a free piece a month, haha.

  3. I would totally embrace the chocolate eating!! You are so tiny, when you gain some lb’s you will still be radiant I promise!! It will all be worth it in the end when you are holding Baby W.

    • This is very true. I’ve already gone above and beyond the doc’s recommended 4lbs. I’m such an over achiever, haha. OH! I had SB Tribute blend the other day and LOVED it!

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