Hi friends! How has your week been going? I have to say that before we had Cooper my husband and I always thought people with babies were crazy when they said they had no time. I mean babies just sleep all the time, right? Riiiiiight… Anyway, getting a blog post done is no easy task but I’m trying to keep up with my regularly scheduled programming here the best I can!
Welcome to Friday’s Food & Fitness–The first Friday of 2015! I really wanted to start off 2015 with a healthy bang and I don’t think I did too bad this week.
I’m still using Plated for our dinners because quite frankly I don’t have the energy to meal plan, buy all the groceries and then make meals. Plated has been working really well for us and this week their even doing special menu items from my favorite magazine, Cooking Light! On the menu:
Lime and Hoisin-Glazed Pacific Cod with Bok Choy Slaw. It was so colorful and so so good!
Steak Gyros. These were amazing with fresh tzatziki. I even used my olive oil I brought back from Crete to make the onion and dill salad that went on top! This one was a fav with the Hubs.
I also made some turkey burgers but didn’t grab a photo.
Fitness was a highlight of the week. I’m baaaaaaaaack! Not only am I back to exercising I’m back to classes, which is so amazing and fun! On the fitness menu:
A class at barre3. This was a great way to start out because barre3 is very gentle on the joints and it is really a holistic approach to barre training.
(Old photo but you get the idea!)
A class at Chaise Fitness. This one was really exciting for me for two reasons. The first is that I stopped going to these classes when I was pregnant because they are based on pilates and not specific to prenatal so I didn’t think they were appropriate for my preggo belly. The second is that I was really nervous for the ab work but it went great! I was also really sore the next day from using the bungees . Loved it!
I managed to squeeze in a full-length PiYo class and 12 minutes of yoga from MyYogaWorks. It was a busy busy day so 12 minutes was all I could get. The postnatal class was designed specifically for new moms and stretched out all my sore spots.
I also hit up a new mom and baby class this week that I’m really excited to tell you more about soon! And of course carting the baby around totally counts as a workout. My shoulder is sore from trying to carry the car seat. Ouch!
Readers, how was your food and fitness this week? What’s your favorite magazine?
I have heard of Plated but never tried it, I’ll keep that in mind after the babies come! Favorite magazine? Hmmm the 2 I get on subscription are Women’s Health and (embarrassingly) US Weekly! Happy Friday!
Hurray for your return to exercise! And I’ll take any minute I can get while my baby sleeps. Sometimes what should be a 30 minute workout video takes much, much longer because I have to pause and go back to it when I can. Fortunately, most days my girl is happy to sit on the couch and watch me exercise as long as I talk to her the whole time (huffing and puffing, but oh well, at least I know I’m working hard!).
Right after writing this comment, I’m going to do some research on Plated, I am curious to learn more 🙂 Glad you’re back in the swing of fitness things. It’s hard the early stages of mommy hood, but in due time you get into a groove. I just started doing PiYo at home with Chalene Johnson 🙂 My food and fitness was actually good this week, was able to squeeze in a few spin classes and PiYo and zumba today!
I’m going to have to checkout plated. I love meal planning, but I feel like I get in a rut from time to time. This post really made me miss Pilates equipment classes. I haven’t been on a Pilates chair in forever!!