Hello and happy Wednesday! Hope your week is off to a lovely start. Since being on Maternity leave, my weeks are pretty jumbled but I don’t mind! Today I’m sharing thoughts on “me time” with a baby and a day of eats from last week.
Back To It (WIAW)
I am someone who has always craved and needed alone time. It’s a way for me to recharge. I am not someone who enjoys going out on the town, going to lots of crowded events, or being in huge groups of people. Since having a baby, my alone time has been very limited.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with blueberries, unsweetened coconut flakes, peanut butter & dairy free chocolate chips
Meals have been quickly reheated and shoved down my throat. How is it that babies have a special alarm that goes off at each meal time so that you can never enjoy a meal?
Lunch: Roasted tofu, black beans, sauteed veggies, jasmine rice, Korean BBQ sauce, topped with sesame seeds
While I know this phase will not last forever, it has been tough having a baby who constantly needs me so much so that I can’t have much time to myself. After six weeks, I was cleared to exercise by my doctor, so I decided to get back in to it. I loved working out before I got pregnant and truly missed it during my pregnancy and the weeks of recovery. Week 7, I decided to make it a priority in my life again.
I want to workout for many reasons. I’m not working out so I can shed off the “baby weight”. I’m not working out so I can be the thinnest lady in town. I’m not working out to impress or show off to other people who don’t want to work out. I’m working out for me. My workout is my time to myself and it keeps me sane, keeps my stress at bay, and makes me happy.
Snacks: Rice crackers and spinach and artichoke hummus. Coconut yogurt, fruit, and granola.
I’m also working out to be a living example of taking care of your body and mind. I want Aubrey to see me making time for myself. I want her to see that I make time in our busy schedule to take care of my body so that I am at my healthiest. Being healthy is more than just gaining some muscle or losing some fat. Being healthy is taking time to rest, to do something for yourself, and to not be afraid to make it a priority. What better way to promote positive body image, healthy eating, and a love for taking care of your body than to live it out?
Dinner: Salad, vegan/gluten free eggplant parm. over rice pasta
How do you define healthy? Do you make exercise a priority?
Tell me in the comments below!