AWESOME Giveaway from For Two Fitness!

I am thrilled to partner with For Two Fitness for an amazing New Year giveaway. If you recall, I wore For Two Fitness apparel through my pregnancy with both my pregnancies and they quickly became my absolutely favorite maternity fitness apparel brand. For Two Fitness is running a phenomenal giveaway for the New Year. Read the details below.

Happy New Year! We are so thankful to YOU — our community, customers, and friends. To express our thanks, we are hosting a huge giveaway this week in partnership with some amazing brands and our ambassadors. The Grand Prize is valued at $1000. We have phenomenal prizes, including the newest offering from BOB – a Revolution FLEX jogging stroller – plus prizes from ASICS, Ergo and Maison Drake baby boutique, and For Two Fitness – all facets of your healthy mom lifestyle are in this prize pack!

b1

The grand prize winner will win everything you see listed here. Prizes have been furnished by our wonderful brand partners in connection with a sponsoring ambassador (Katie from Mom’s Little Running Buddy and Melody from Will Run For Margaritas). Here are more details about the amazing products that have been generously donated for you to win and enjoy:

b2

Grand Prize Giveaway items:

  • The New BOB Revolution FLEX single stroller
  • For Two Fitness maternity athletic outfit (top and bottom of winner’s choice)
  • Ergo 360 Baby Carrier furnished by Maison Drake baby boutique
  • Asics Running Shoes (1 pair of the winner’s choice)

b3

Wow! We are thrilled to give away these amazing prizes. This contest runs from Monday, January 12th through midnight on Friday, January 16th. Visit the For Two Fitness site to enter. Be sure to follow @ForTwoFitness and our co-hosts @run4margaritas and @momslrb on Instagram in order for your entries to be valid.

b4

Thanks for celebrating the New Year with us! Good Luck!!

Advertisements

Running…rather walking while pregnant – 33 weeks

 

It’s been a while since I’ve updated on my pregnancy. It’s fiscal year end and things always get CRAZY around this time. Anyhoo…we hit 33 weeks on Saturday. EEP! It’s getting real folks! Only 6 and a half weeks to go now and I’ve still barely prepared for this guy. I do have some new clothes purchased but really we saved everything from Little Z. We (ehhmmm…My husband) need to get up in the attic, pull everything down, and start putting it together for Baby Z-peat.

1408292484586

How I’m Feeling:

Good days and bad days, but shockingly mostly good days now. I don’t know if he’s dropped some or what but I do seem to be feeling better. It was really rough there those last few weeks. I was completely miserable. Now I still get tired quickly and I’m still having hip pain but I can actually eat something without feeling nauseated and like a bloated tick about to explode. I can feel the belly weight pulling on my belly and back when I’m sleeping. I have to use a pillow to support the belly to get a good night’s sleep. And there are lots and lots and lots of kicks to the ribs. Oy!

Weight gain:

Up to 18 pounds now.  I’m almost to the point where my running shorts don’t fit anymore and I’m determined not to buy any.  I have a drawer full of running shorts. I do not need to support that addiction by buying more. But I LIVE in running shorts. 😦 ACK! I may just steal some of Mr. Z’s shorts until this baby comes…tee-hee.

Cravings:

No crazy cravings right now. It’s so hot outside that I’m loving popsicles and sno-balls and ice cream but I think that’s nothing outside of my August norm.

Running:

I officially said “buh-bye” to running a couple weeks ago. It’s just too hot and too uncomfortable and painful right now. I’m still walking and moving and hitting the gym as much as I can. I miss running though. I miss the excitement of gearing up for fall race season. It’s so hard to sit on the sidelines watching everyone’s mileage go up. I know this is temporary and I know I’ll be back out there soon. I really need to find a good come-back race to focus on for post baby. Still searching for the right one. If you have any suggestions please let me know! I’m thinking February to April time frame.

For Two Fitness Review and Discount Code!

If you follow my Instagram or Facebook page you know I love my For Two Fitness “Running for Two” tank. I mean LOVE, love. I swear I wear this thing all the time. These maternity tanks are so comfy and cute. I always get compliments on it when I wear mine out. In fact, I love their product so much I applied to be an Ambassador and was accepted! Whaaahooo!!! ForTwoFitness-AmbassadorSeal_200 Here I am wearing the tank here…and here…and… 10405270_257451367779905_5678687235264805981_n tank         You can see I wear this tank a LOT! It’s just soooo darn comfortable! They have tanks, tees, yoga pants and even jackets for the pregnant mama who likes to work out or even just be cute and comfy! Here are the tank specs: Product Features

  • CoreFX™ technology
  • 4-way stretch and recovery
  • Side-ruching for form-fitting style
  • Generous length for coverage throughout pregnancy
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Breathable
  • Ultra soft
  • Tagless
  • Easy care
  • Made in USA

If you are currently pregnant or soon to be pregnant I HIGHLY recommend you purchase one (or several) of their tanks. You will end up living in them like I do.

For Two Fitness has graciously offered up a 20% off discount code for all of my blog/twitter/instagram/facebook followers! Just input the code JENZEN20 at checkout and you will receive 20% off your entire order! This code is only good for 30 days so get your tops now ladies!!

They’re also currently running a $100 gift card contest through Instagram. Image

Giveaway Description:  One lucky instagrammer will win $100 gift card to For Two Fitness – the very best in maternity activewear.  Simply post this image on your instagram feed along with the tag #fortwofitnessgift and mention @fortwofitness.  Include in your comment the item or items you love the most.  A minimum of 50 reposts will be required to unlock the prize, so share with all of your pregnant friends, and good luck! This contest ends Friday, June 27th so repost soon!

 

Running While Pregnant – 24 weeks

I meant to do an update last week but I was in El Paso all week for work. It was hotter than hades there in the afternoons and after walking and inspecting buildings all day I had very little energy to get a run in. I took some solace in knowing I was walking at least 2 to 3 miles during the building inspections each day. That’s something, right? I also forced myself to get in a short 3 mile jog one day in the hotel.

El Paso 2

I am happy to say I was able to consume mass quantities of delicious Mexican food while I was there. The Mexican food here in New Orleans is good, but it’s just not the same as the Mexican food in west Texas. I think it’s the green and red chiles they use. SOOOO yummy.

So we hit 24 weeks this weekend. Eep! Here’s an update.

10405270_257451367779905_5678687235264805981_n

How I’m feeling:

To be completely honest I’ve been struggling these last couple of weeks. Stomach issues are still plaguing me. I eat and then a little while later I’m miserably full. I really have to make a concentrated effort to eat SMALL portions. That’s difficult for me. I love to eat. I’m not the best at portion control (one of the many reasons I run!). Our hotel was REALLY bad last week and I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep either. I probably averaged 5 hours a night. So that equated to no energy as well. Now I’ve been sleeping like a baby since I got home and I’ve felt much, much better.

Weight gain:

Between 9 and 10 pounds depending on what day I step on the scale (and how much Mexican food I consumed the night before).

Cravings:

Watermelon, watermelon, watermelon with a little cantaloupe thrown in for good measure. Also chips and salsa and guacamole. Can’t get enough.

Running:

It’s getting more and more difficult. I’ve completely thrown pace and mileage out the window at this point. With the warm weather, extra weight and baby belly pulling on my back I just run (jog/shuffle/schlog) as long as I can and take walk breaks until I recover. I try and get 3 miles in a few times a week and do some cross training at the gym with weights and the elliptical. I still don’t quite need a support band but my FlipBelt is almost acting like one! It provides enough support around my hips and lower belly right now to actually be comforting. Dual use! If you haven’t checked them out, I recommend one. I love my FlipBelt and have used it for several half marathons as well as daily runs. They’re wonderful for holding all your stuff in one place without it flopping all around.