Halfway through a short week + prenatal workouts

Well hello there! If you have a short workweek, how’s it feeling for you: passing by in a flash or seeming more like 6 days than 4? Not only are we halfway through the weekend already but it’s also JUNE, which is the month my baby was born, which means her first birthday is rapidly…

Workout Videos I Turn to Again and Again

Although my favorite type of exercise is running, and I also love hitting the gym for swimming and strength workouts, it seems that just as often, I am booting up the computer for an at-home video workout. Most of my go-to videos are short and efficient workouts….because if I’m working out at home, I’m usually…

Weekend Highlights: The Unofficial Start of Summer

Hi there! Happy Tuesday. Hopefully you’re feeling refreshed after a long weekend. I sure am – it felt like we fit a lot in over three days, but we also had some downtime mixed in, which was much needed. Here’s a recap, sentence per picture style! After Vera went to bed on Friday night, I…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 5/29

I’m feeling a little uninspired about next week’s menu, but I managed to pull something together 🙂 Hopefully the extra day off will refresh things. I’m not sure what we’re doing Monday, so I didn’t bother planning a meal for that day – we’ll figure it out! Tuesday: BBQ pulled chicken bowls Wednesday: Leftovers –> Told ya…

5 Favorites Friday 3

Happy Friday! It felt like a loooong weekend, probably because of my 5-night stretch of 3 am pumping that I started last weekend. I know I remarked on my high energy earlier this week but I was definitely dragging by Tuesday night and on Wednesday. Then Thursday I had to pick Vera up from daycare because…

Savory Sweet Potato Muffins {baby-friendly!}

These healthy, satisfying sweet potato muffins are made with paprika and black pepper for a savory snack that babies and adults will love. There’s something important you need to know about me. I’m a snacker. Phew. It feels good to get that off my chest.  Seriously though, whether because of early wake ups, long runs…

3 tips for balancing healthy eating and convenience

And just like that, it’s Wednesday. It’s been a fairy typical couple of days over here. Our big news: Vera started taking a few independent steps over the weekend and has continued gaining confidence with our help on her shaky, chubby legs. I love watching her determined face as she really considers each step. Then,…

Monday happenings + a post about turning 30

Do you ever wish you could bottle up the odd amount energy you have at the moment to be able to drink it when you’re dragging? I’m experiencing that right now. After a super hard HIIT workout on Sunday,  I had low expectations for my run yesterday morning….but I busted out 4 strong miles and…

Weekend highlights: Play dates

Welcome to another week. How’s everyone feeling? I think we’re finally (knock on wood) over the pink eye epidemic here, so that was obviously a major highlight from the weekend. And it was a good reason for lots of other reasons, too. Let’s recap the weekend, highlights-style! Friday night:  We kept it pretty low key,…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 5/22

The week hasn’t even started yet, but I’m already feeling lazy about dinner. Maybe it’s because I put together my meal plan on Thursday evening after I spent a lot of time in the kitchen making dinner, cleaning up and prepping/packing Vera’s lunch for Friday. Monday: Dairy-free vegetarian frittata. I love frittatas – so easy to…

5 Favorites for Friday 2

Happy Friday! How was your week? We are battling allergies and pink eye big time over here, but we still managed to have a good week. Trying to focus on the positive anyway, so without further ado, here is a round-up of 5 things that made me smile this week! My Mother’s Day card from…

Vera at 11 months

Vera turned 11 months old on Saturday. One month shy of one year. Where these last 11 months have gone, I’ll never know. Here’s an overview of what Vera is like at 11 months. Weight: Probably about 21 pounds, unofficially. Height: Not sure…we should really measure her, haha. Clothing size: Mostly 9 months, but some 12 months…