Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beach Yoga; Round 1



This post is 98% pictures. #sorrynotsorry

Last week I organized some beach yoga with ma friends. It was great. We're doing it again. I'm super excited.

First of all, it was an absolutely stinking gorgeous day.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kitchen Adventures; Kale, Quinoa, & Sweet Potato Salad

It's my birthday weekend! Since I'll be out and about eating terribly, I thought I would balance it out with a little health food up in this joint.

I learned some fantastic salad recipes at the Sunday Prep class I took about 2 weeks ago. So far, I've made two of them. I managed to remember to make this one while it was still beautiful and bright out over the weekend. That's why it's going on the internet. ;)

I love this salad (and most of the other salads we made) because it's completely customizable. Your base components are roasted kale, sweet potatoes and quinoa, but pretty much everything else is up to you.

My assistant Panda will show you...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Seven Days of Yoga; Week 29



Wednesday morning I decided to make mommy & baby a little bit more of a workout that usual. My girlfriend and I were supposed to take our dogs for a walk, but it didn't work out so we just walked around the mall.

Thursday night yoga in the park. Savasana is the best time to feel baby barrel rolls.

Friday I taught in the morning, so it messed up my plans to take spin in the evening. No biggie though. The way the studio I was at runs their classes, I ended up doing most of the class with them. They're big on demo-ing there. That night I managed to go to the gym with my honey. It was a mellow night for me though. Just 40 minutes of treadmilling - no jogging., just walking at a pretty good clip.

Saturday morning I met up with some friends for yoga at the beach! It was awesome! My only complaint was that I had to yell everything because the waves were so loud. Ha. We had a great group. I'm so happy it worked out.

Sunday I was going to go to boxing, but when my alarm went off at 8:30, I said F THAT and slept for another 2 hours. It was much needed.  That morning I still went to the gym with my honey, but I was feeling drained, so I walked on the treadmill at a decent clip for a little over a half hour. Later I went to prenatal yoga. I am loving this little studio.

Monday evening is yoga with my buddy. I was feeling draaaaained. Yoga was rough. It's especially hard because I want to give my friend a good workout, but I just don't have the energy to do the things I want to tell her to do. Womp womp. When I got home that night, hubs and I took Panda for a short walk. It was nice to get out and do some extra walking about.

Tuesday night I had dinner with an old friend after I taught my class. I didn't end up having time to work out, but no sweat. I'll make up for it later. :)

How was your week?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Kitchen Adventures; Blueberry Banana Nut Muffins



My mother in law left a lonely banana at our house after 4th of July weekend. It's a mystery. Hubs and I don't eat bananas once they're past a certain point of ripeness, so this one was destined for banana bread or muffins of some kind.

It continued to sit there for longer than I'd like to admit, until one weekend morning I got up and decided today was the day for muffins!

I found a decent looking recipe - using blueberries and coconut - and I got to work.

It wasn't until I'd mixed the oil and sugar together that I realized we didn't have any eggs.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Yoga Baby; Week 20

You'd probably see more of a difference between weeks 19 and 20 if I were in my standard Friday foldover skirt outfit, but I'm teaching this morning, and changing seemed like a pain. 




Week 20

This here is madness. How are we already at the halfway point???????

Here's what's happening with me and the tiny one...

Cravings: I really wanted strawberries with whipped cream 4th of July weekend. Someone posted a picture of berries with cream and that was the end of that. I also kind of got annoyed with someone over the weekend talking about cravings. They were just saying things like "its what the baby wants" and "baby's in control"... and I was thinking to myself, "Me control. No baby control. Me." When I say things like that I am definitely joking around, so I got annoyed. Like I said two weeks ago, my cravings aren't desperate. I just decide something sounds really good, and usually, because I'm pregnant, I use that as an excuse to get it. Sorry for being mini ranty.

Aversions: I really did not want brussel sprouts last week. but I'd hardly call it an aversion. I am still trying to like salmon. It just... its so... bleh. I can stomach it. I'll eat it because it's good for *us, but I still don't like it.

Energy:  Great some days, barely there others. I would say I'm about 70/30 good days to bad days.

Missing: I told hubby I wanted a coffee cocktail served with a raw egg and unpasteurized milk last weekend. We all laughed. In all seriousness though, I could totally go for some tuna sashimi.

Feeling: Still getting headaches. I am taking magnesium every day now though. Still waiting for that to kick in. I think it's helping. Someone recommended I try adding a B supplement too, so help me hold on to less tension  and have more energy or something?  Which would in turn make my head hurt less? I'm not sure. I'm all for trying things though, since I can't take *most medicine. The midwife (as well as a friend of mine) told me that a little caffeine won't hurt. So I've been having some ice tea or iced coffee in the afternoons when I feel them coming on. So far so good.
I was having super fun sharp cramping pains the last week or so, which I've since learned is round ligament pain. I was a little worried for a minute there, but since it's totes norms. I have peace of mind.

Wearing: Maxi dresses and *gasp*... my first pair of maternity jeans. My mom and I went shopping and she treated me to a really nice pair of jeans that I should be able to wear for the duration - provided my butt and thighs stay roughly the same size. Plus, I figure, it's summer - how often am I really gonna want to wear jeans? I ended up with two pair of sexy stretchy topped shorts too. ;)
I am having SUCH hard time finding tops I like to go with them though. I don't like clingy - especially not when its 90 degrees and sticky outside - but add to that the furnace that is my belly and I really really don't like clingy. So, my shirts need to be flowy and relatively long. I got a Stitchfix this week, and I even adjusted my sizes in my profile to accommodate the whole giant front of my torso, and I told them I wanted long and flowy... and it was still a fail. I sent everything back except the necklace they sent, which I wasn't even that crazy about, but I didn't want to have wasted my styling fee.

Other: My belly button is a little stretched out. It looks a kinda weird - not abnormal or anything - just round, which its never been before. It used to be long and skinny, so now it's just a little stretched out. It's the most noticeable where my belly button piercing used to be.

Gender: They's a HE! We're having a baby boy!

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