Healthy Eats and Workouts

This last week was a little different than most! With President’s Day, I only had to work one day. I used some time on Monday to put together a meal plan. I’ve started doing better the last couple weeks and I’ve enjoyed doing it! My favorite is to scroll Pinterest for ideas and eat some snacks. This pineapple was delicious.

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We got an elliptical machine a little while ago, but the motor doesn’t work on it. It still gives a good workout, it just doesn’t keep track of time, distance or have the ability to change resistance levels. It’s perfect for what I need now though. I’ve been trying to focus on a little more strength training.

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This workout was:

  • 15 minutes on the elliptical
  • 20 squats
  • 30 side bends
  • 20 bicep curls
  • 40 donkey kicks
  • 20 deadlifts
  • 30 sec. bridge

Bold things were repeated twice. I also made sure to hydrate and stretch really well after!

On Wednesday night we opted for stir-fry. We haven’t made it in a long time and it turned out delicious. Our grocery list on Monday had a lot of veggies and I was so excited to whip this up. We basically threw everything into a pan and added some Yakinaku sauce and put it on top of rice. If you want it healthier you could do brown rice or over quinoa (which is usually my favorite). My version of healthy right now is making sure I get in some veggies!

Healthy Snacks

Energy bites! I can remember making these for the first time in college and eating them all in one night. If Connor had it his way, he would do the same thing. I got this recipe from chefsavvy.com but added a little vanilla because it’s my favorite. The most important thing to remember is to let them sit in the fridge after you stir it so they stick together easier.

I was making these while Gideon was supposed to be taking a nap. We took away his binky and it’s probably been harder on me than it has on him. It just takes him a little while longer to fall asleep because he wants to play more. He loves eating these for breakfast!

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I’ve learned a lot about my body this pregnancy. After being an athlete in high school and running marathons after that, my version of a workout was pretty intense. Our bodies are amazing! I am so grateful for everything it lets me do. Last pregnancy I walked a lot towards the end because it was warm outside. This time I’ve taken a little bit different approach and done a lot of yoga. I didn’t start until the end of the second trimester and I’ve tried to do it twice a week. It has helped my back so much! I never used to see yoga as a workout but now it is the best thing I can do for my body and my baby. I’ve done the same routine that I found on YouTube and I love feeling myself get stronger each time.

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