The Determinite Blog


39 Weeks Pregnant

How far along: 39 Weeks 3 Days Symptoms: Just a lot of Braxton hicks, but totally normal for me. Bloating is not so much unless you include the belly! Lol! Not sleeping well, having lots of anxiety with the thought of going from one baby to two. I feel like I will miss my time… Read more »


38 Week Pregnancy Journal

How far along: 38 Weeks 5 Days Symptoms: My bloating has decreased, I have been drinking at least a gallon of water, and taking some Epsom salt baths, and moving more–so I think that has helped.  I have so much work, and clients to meet with before I finish work next week for a 8… Read more »


37 Week Pregnancy Journal

How far along: 37 Weeks 5 Days Symptoms: This week’s symptoms have increased, since Tuesday, I the bloating has started. I have a slight edema in my legs, arms and belly. My wedding ring is still on, so that is good. I hope it continues, I can’t remember when I have to take it off… Read more »


Holiday Family Activity List and Ideas

Our holidays center a lot on family activities, and we most love crafting and baking. And instead of gifts and goodies, I printed little cards for our advent calendar. Each one lists something we can do together each day. Some have days will have some sort of goodies, or fun active activity. Most of the… Read more »


36 Weeks Pregnancy Journal

How far along: 36 Weeks 5 Days Symptoms: This week’s symptoms are basically the same with some new added. I’m still getting the lightning bolt pain in the groin/hip flexor area, and also many Braxton hicks that are lasting a little longer. The little Miss, was really quiet again till Wednesday this week, she was… Read more »


35 Weeks Pregnancy Journal

How far along: 35 Weeks 5 Days I love being pregnant, but some days are harder than others. And well, let’s be honest the later the pregnancy goes the harder EVERYDAY is. I have been really trying to cherish every moment because this is my last pregnancy. I love the kicks and movement, I love… Read more »


34 Week Pregnancy Journal

How far along: 34 Weeks 5 Days Symptoms: Feeling almost back to normal after the stomach flu two weeks ago, I can’t believe how much longer it takes to feel better when you are pregnant. I really praying I stay healthy for the rest of this pregnancy. My lightning bolt pain that is coming from… Read more »


Thanksgiving Fit Tips

Just because this is a fitness and health blog, it doesn’t mean that I still don’t enjoy Thanksgiving dinner any less than the average eater. It’s almost impossible to resist a warm slice of apple pie or pumpkin pir to go along with that gravy-topped turkey. But I think we can all agree that post-meal,… Read more »


33 Weeks Pregnancy Journal

How far along: 33 Weeks 5 Days Symptoms: Since having the stomach flu since last week I really haven’t been feeling back to normal. Super nauseous and crampy, no appetite and super full after I eat anything. I have been also experiencing some light bolt pain that is coming from the hip flexor/groin area. She… Read more »


Winter Fitness Tips

A snowfall derails your usual outdoor workout.—Get busy in the winter and don’t let it derail you from your goals! Let it snow…Let it snow…Let it snow… The white stuff increases the calorie burn of each step. For example, a 30-minute moderate walk on an even surface burns 106 calories for the average 140-pound woman…. Read more »


My Favorite Pregnancy and Post-Pregnancy Apps

Now that you’re pregnant, your health is doubly important — you’re taking care of two now. Keep safety pregnancy rules straight, find ways to de-stress, choose the right foods to eat, what you can and can’t do pregnant, and more with our favorite apps for a healthy pregnancy.These are my go-to Pregnancy Apps that I… Read more »


32 Week Pregnancy Journal

  How far along: 32 Weeks 5 Days Symptoms: I had the stomach flu since Sunday night, it really didn’t hit till Wednesday early morning but started getting the body aches and nausea Sunday night. So today is the first day of not eating just apple sauce, thank goodness! Baby has been fine, she is… Read more »