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Back to the Old Routine

3 Jan

Happy Tuesday!

How are you all coming along with your new year’s resolutions?  I’m still in check with mine!

Yesterday was the first Monday in two weeks where it was the start to a regular work week.  It felt so nice to be back on my normal routine.  Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed Christmas and  last week where we were in-between holidays, but I can only be off my routine for a few days before I just don’t feel like myself.  I crave routine and schedule in my life so not working out  as much as I normally do, staying up later than usual, not making my three yoga sessions a week and eating more sugar than I should really threw me for a loop.

Luckily that is all in the past and I’m already on my way to feeling like my old self again!



Yesterday’s eats were pretty typical of a Monday.  We planned on having salad with chicken breast for dinner but when I went to run errands yesterday I realized some places were closed so instead of running errands, I put everything off until today. 

  • Breakfast-  Oatmeal with a small splash of maple syrup, almond milk, brown sugar (just a pinch), chopped dried figs and loads of cinnamon.  Along with coffee and creamer (I’m going to be sad when I run out of creamer, then it’s just black coffee for me).
  • AM Snack-  Apple and Clif Mojo bar
  • Lunch-  Greek yogurt with honey, chia seeds and almond butter
  • PM Snack-  Whey protein shake mixed with water, also a few chips and Greek yogurt dip of Keith’s plate
  • Dinner-  Whole wheat pasta with chicken sausage, onion, spinach, mushroom, green bell pepper and pepper jack cheese.  Topped with loads of crushed red peppers.  <—Since I didn’t make it to the grocery store I tried using up all our vegetables in our fridge before they went bad.

Looking back at my food from yesterday, I feel like I ate a lot.  Right now in pregnancy, I’m not able to eat a lot at one time.  I have to keep my portions super small or I get seriously uncomfortable.  I’ve learned my lesson more than once during the holidays.  I think the baby is squishing my stomach and it isn’t a feeling I like.  If I do eat a regular meal I have to lay down and I still am not able to get comfortable. 

I also made a huge pitcher of cranberry water yesterday for the first time in a while.  I used to always have this made in my fridge and don’t know why I stopped.  While I was cleaning out the fridge of all our holiday food, I found a bottle of pure cranberry juice (I like Knudsen brand) in the back and knew I needed to make a batch of juice.  It tasted even better then I remembered!  I guess anything I drink that isn’t water tastes heavenly to me right now!



Lunch (recycled picture)


My obsession returns


Dinner- I ate about half and then Keith needed to help finish it off




Monday is our rest day from the gym.  I didn’t take the dog for a walk or do prenatal yoga. 

For those of you who are new readers, here is my weekly workout plan during my third trimester of pregnancy:

Gym Workouts– 5 days a week

  • Day 1:  Cardio 45+ minutes
  • Day 2:  Upper body strength
  • Day 3:  Cardio 45+ minutes
  • Day 4:  Lower body strength
  • Day 5:  Cardio 45+ minutes

Yoga-  at least 3 prenatal sessions a week

Dog Walks-  at least 5 dog walks a week.  Dog walks vary in length but are a very minimum of 1 mile

I also am trying to do my Hypnobirthing cd (meditation) 5 times a week as well to prepare my mind and body for labor.  It isn’t really a workout, but it is a meditation and I consider it exercise for my mind!  Smile


Goals for the Week

This week I really want to finish the nursery as far as décor goes.  We are so close and it is going to feel so fabulous when it is all set up. 

Here is what we still need to do:

  • Buy and hang curtains
  • Buy and install two book shelves
  • Buy a small circular table to go next to the glider.  I didn’t even think of getting a table until I started sitting in the chair and hanging our in Baby C’s room.  I would bring in a water or have a book and there was no place to set anything.  I figured if I plan on nursing and pumping, I definitely need a table unless I can fit everything in my lap! 

Another  goal is to start buying the remaining items we still need before the baby arrives.  We created a Target registry and I’m waiting to get the 10% off completion coupon in the mail before ordering items.  I hope it comes soon, because I’m getting really anxious!  I all about saving money on baby items if we can!  Smile

And lastly, I want to start putting my hospital bag together.  I have a handful of items I need to get and then I just need to make a condensed list of what I’ll pack from home before I head to the hospital.  I hope I don’t over pack, which I’m known to do.  I’ll be the pregnant woman in the birthing center carrying five suitcases in with me! 


That is it for me!  This post is getting pretty wordy so I don’t want to bore you!  Also since I just got back form the gym, I’m starving and off to make up another batch of oatmeal for this morning!

Make it a great Tuesday!!! 

Remember: You’re capable of doing anything you want and being anyone you want to be!  Don’t let anything or anyone stand in your way!


  • Do you have favorite new recipe to share?  Please post links!  I’m really looking for healthy vegetable heavy easy dinner options!
  • What does your weekly workout routine look like?
  • For the Mom’s out there, what baby items did you buy and not use?
  • On the other end, what did you buy and use all the time?