Call me naive, but before I had a baby, I kind of thought that my life would be exactly the same only I’d have a little buddy to hang out with. You can stop laughing now.
While working out and eating healthy are still important to me (especially because I’d like to wear regular clothes one of these days), finding the time to fit them in is much more difficult than I anticipated. I used to work out five days a week. Now, not so much. Though I have been slowly getting back into it.
Unlike everyone who had a #fitpregnancy, I had a #everytimeigotothedoctorsomethingelseiswrong pregnancy. Until the weekend before last, I hadn’t exercised in any capacity other than walking since November. And I hadn’t run since who knows when. But I laced up my running shoes and headed out to see what I could do.
My iPod was dead and I couldn’t find my armband for my phone, so I went out without music. I set out to run to CVS, which is a mile from my house. Miraculously, I actually ran the entire thing. Not fast, but I ran it. I took a bunch of walk breaks on the way back, but I did the whole two miles, which was pretty good for not working out in so long, I thought.
In addition to that run, I went to the gym once and did some weights and I started doing the Insanity workouts with my neighbor, who has a baby who is two weeks younger than Alexander. So, I guess slowly but surely, I’m getting back into it, but the days of working out five days a week are pretty much gone, at least for now.
It’s actually been easier to fit in a workout here and there than to cook. I think I just need to be more organized about it and do a lot of the prep work either on the weekends or in the mornings when Jason watches Alexander. Of course, in two weeks when I go back to work (what?) that morning prep time will be gone, but I guess I can take advantage of it while I can.
I managed to cook a few times over the past couple of weeks. I made Vegan Red Cabbage Bowls with Peanut-Sriracha Sauce.
As you might have noticed, my cabbage was not red. I just used bagged coleslaw. Still tasted good. Jason liked it too which is always a huge plus when I make something vegetarian.
I bought some frozen tilapia at Target and I’ve been eating that too. I spread a filet with dijon mustard and coated it in almond meal and pan fried it. Pretty good.
With it, I made Momofuku’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
While these were good, I didn’t really like the mint in them. If I made them again, I’d make them without mint.
So that’s my triumphant return to healthy living. Not quite as triumphant as I’d imagined, but it’s a start.