The Fit Skool

by Kelly

WIAW: Counting down the days


Happy Hump day. I’m pretty sure short weeks are the best and I’m loving that it’s Wednesday already!!

I am currently 34 weeks pregnant and counting down the days until my due date…. 42. That number keeps getting smaller and my excitement keeps growing. I want to meet this baby boy so bad but first I need to get to full term (37 weeks) and then he can come whenever.

My food has been pretty healthy these past few weeks but my meals have been random and sometimes not complete meals. I tend to eat a little here and there rather then big meals. My belly gets full a little quicker so smaller more frequent meals does the trick!


I figured I would share my food journal with you from Memorial Day (Monday)

My morning started off as usual since I had to teach the 730am Group Power class at the YMCA.

I ate 2 eggs scrambled with spinach and potatoes, I also had a couple bites of a chocolate chip muffin. I was feeling a little nauseous and for some reason sugar does the trick!!


I wasn’t sure if I would have a normal size group or if people would sleep in on the holiday but most of my regulars were there and we were excited for a workout.

I came home to refuel with a delicious banana and a Peanut Butter Square Bar.

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Of course Ava saw me eating one so I opened another one and gave her 1/2. We are both hooked!!

Around 11am I was still hungry and snacked on some baby carrots and watermelon.


We took Cooper for a quick walk since the rain kind of stopped and then it was time for lunch.

We decided to eat at home since the weather was still iffy to go out. I had a salad with greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, BBQ grilled chicken, honey mustard dressing and sunflower seeds! This has been one of my favorite spring salads lately.


I was still hungry so I had an apple and a piece of toast with lots of peanut butter.


Ava was exhausted from our weekend of fun in the sun at the beach and decided to take a nap which was totally fine with me. I was tired myself! So I spent time laying on the couch and relaxing. She woke up around 3pm and I had a quick yogurt parfait snack. Geek yogurt with blackberries grapes & strawberries plus a little granola on top.


We headed to the grocery store to get some food so Marc could grill my family a nice dinner. We had burgers, honey mustard chicken, green beans, potato salad, tossed salad, baked beans, etc.

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This was my plate


but my dad’s plate looked a lot better


I also ate 1/2 of a burger that Ava didn’t eat. How could I not, don’t they look delicious? I was STUFFED and satisfied after that meal.

My family hung out and we had fun playing with Ava until she went to bed.

My sweet tooth kicked in around 830pm and I decided to make a quick batch of somewhat healthy dark chocolate brownies. I used applesauce to replace some of the oil… and they were delicious!

This little boy has me craving chocolate and I’m not complaining!! This brownie sundae totally hit the spot.


It was a great ending to a long weekend :)

If you need some more food inspiration check out the What I ate Wednesday Crew over on Laura’s Blog and find some food ideas.

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!


  1. I love the stuffed and satisfied feeling. I used to struggle with being full, but now I realize that it’s actually a REALLY good thing to be satisfied and well fed. All of your greens are looking so good. You have a YUMMY diet for a pregnant mama.

    • Thanks Emily. My diet is usually 90% healthy but these last 2 days I’ve been eating primarily carbs and protein. I am listening to my body but also trying to be mindful that I’m feeding a little human and not just myself (so I shouldn’t eat brownie sundaes all day!)

      It is definitely a good thing to be satisfied after meals. I feel like when I’m not satisfied or full after a meal I end up grazing all day and that’s not a fun!!!

  2. Both of my pregnancies all I ever wanted was burgers. Those look SO delicious! I always finish food for my son, ha!

    • burgers and steak have definitely been making more appearances these days and I’m not complaining!

      My daughter is usually a good eater but there’s always something on her plate she isn’t in the mood for and I never waste food so it ends up going in my belly :)

  3. I like to think sugar is the cure for many things!
    I’m loving the sound of bbq chicken on a salad with honey mustard dressing. Will have to recreate that. Also loving the look of those burgers – now that is summer food perfection.
    Delicious all around!

    • Sugar is definitely a cure for many things :) I have been leaning on it a little too much this week so I’m trying to be a little better!

      the bbq chicken salad is definitely awesome. I use bolthouse farms honey mustard dressing. It’s healthy & delicious!

  4. I keep hearing such good things about those Square bars but I haven’t tried them yet! I definitely need to get my hands on some :) Do you have a favorite flavor? The peanut butter one sounds good!

    • You should definitely try the Square bars. I actually ordered mine online but have also purchased them at Vitamin Shoppe. The peanut butter with chocolate coating is so good. I am usually a sucker for anything chocolate or peanut butter but I’m sure the other flavors are just as good!

  5. You’re so close! I can’t imagine the anticipation that comes with the last weeks/months of pregnancy! And I’m in love with squarebars, but I’ve only had one!

    • Thanks Faith! These last 6 weeks are definitely gonna be long, I already feel it. I guess when you have any countdown going it always makes it a lot longer then it really is!! Fingers crossed this little guy doesn’t make me wait too long :)

      I’m in love with the square bars too and my daughter snacks on them as well. I think you should get some more!

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