Hi there and happy Friday!
It was a good week and now we’re at the beach for some R&R. This is Camryn’s first visit to the beach so I’m SO excited to see her take it in. I know she won’t remember this trip, but I hope as she gets older we have some fun family trips to the beach. I grew up doing family trips to Atlantic Beach and I have soo many fond memories of those times! Follow along on Instagram for more up to date adventures I’ll be sharing!
So, in relation to Monday’s post, I already feel more grounded and at peace with putting the gym membership on hold. Rather than worrying about “getting my money’s worth” or fitting in a class during a hectic schedule, I didn’t have to do that. I could run/walk when I want to, and I even went to some yoga classes.
I really think midday yoga classes should be a requirement in our culture that promotes, “Do Do Do.” We are overworked and overstressed. A midday yoga class is such a treat, but a great way to incorporate some downtime (Which I totally think can spark more creativity and productivity), movement, stretching and self care. I want to do more of this.
This week I also got one longer run in, got my flu shot, and had a ladies night out.
Here is what some eats have looked like lately around here.
I’m totally back on my oatmeal kick (remember how I was repelled by oats during late pregnancy? …how?). I made pancakes over the weekend too when I had some more time.
And my favorite, a chai carrot cake donut from my favorite coffee shop.
Toast – one sweet and one savory, always!
I think snacks have been my main form of intake. I’ve done well prepping some and just ALWAYS having them on hand. For the days I’m away from Cam, I have to pump and I’m non-stop hungry since I think my body is working harder to get more milk out. I snack incessantly on those days.
Energy bites! Yum. These were 1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup cranberries, 2 Tbsp chia seeds, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 cups oats, 1/2 cup shredded coconut.
Fruit! Farmers Market yummies.
Crackers with chicken salad.
Strawberries before yoga class.
Kind bars always coming to the rescue.
Still on my weekly granola kick. I hope to share this recipe soon if I can get myself to photograph it one more time!
I bought a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread and a slice of pumpkin cake and slice of chocolate cake from the farmers market too. They did not last long. I like they slathered with peanut butter:)
I’ve also been loving cottage cheese + peanut butter lately.
Fried eggs are always my go to quick meal. Thrown on top veggies and quinoa and with a bar.
Pizza, two nights in a row. One from a frozen box, one fresh.
Salmon, veggies and potatoes (that I chose to eat first lol)
Turkey meatballs, broccoli, and seasoned potato wedges (these look like kids meals because I was trying to prep things that Cam could grab. She still hasn’t eaten much yet).
Asparagus fries and crab dip with bacon with a glass of wine. This was a much needed girls night at a restaurant on the lake.
Whole Foods Salad Bar – my favorite parts about this were the random mixtures. I got BBQ jackfruit which was actually pretty tasty and a pasta salad that I could eat every day. I also loved the cabbage and chicken thighs – so much flavor! There’s a bed of greens underneath.
What foods have been making it onto your plate a lot recently?
Do you have memories of the beach when you were a little kid?