Hello and happy Saturday, all! I have been struggling to keep a consistent schedule on here because I have a very active almost 5 month old. During her naps, I clean and get things done around the house, and when she is up, I try to interact with her as much as possible. We play and read a lot! Once she goes down for bed, my husband and I make dinner and just hang out.
LIFE WITH BABY:
I adore motherhood. Baby K has become so active and fun! She laughs and loves attention. She is already becoming more independent, and does well playing with her toys. She loves being outside (yay)! I am able to get out of the house more because she does great in public.
Me and my chubby baby.
We have been eating well, especially since my sister-in-law is living with us. I feel the need to always have good food around.
For taco night, I used a white sweet potato as the base and it was delicious!!!
Spaghetti with veggie “meatballs.” Regular ones for my sister-in-law and husband.
On the fourth, we all went out to brunch at Scramblers due to the day off of work. I had a veggie benny and yogurt parfait. YUMMMM!!!!
Burgers with lean ground beef, carrot fries, and a salad.
Those are just a few favorites from the past week.
Most of my workouts this week have been at home. Unless I get a babysitter, I don’t get to the gym. One of these days I will be comfortable putting the baby in the gym daycare, but I’m just not there yet.
Last Sunday, my sister-in-law and I took a lifting/hiit class at the gym and it kicked our butts, but we loved it!
The rest of the week, I worked out at home.
I have a few go-to workouts…
1) The elliptical: I do 30 minutes where I build the speed and increase the resistance every minute until 5 minutes, then start over. It keeps me from getting bored!
2) Outside runs: I love getting outside and do these before my husband leaves for work some days.
3) YouTube videos: My absolute favorite is Fitness Blender. They have such a variety of workouts, but my go-to is the Spartan 500. It is killer and only 17 minutes long.
4) Pure Barre on Demand App: I love Pure Barre, but the studio is too expensive for me. I have some light weights at home and the app has tons of workouts.
Baby loves to watch me workout. She plays in her jumper and laughs at me.
Other than that, baby and I take walks and I carry her around constantly! She is heavy, so I count that as a workout Haha!!
That’s about all for today! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!