I got back to Charlotte yesterday afternoon and stopped by Metro on my way into town to workout. I wanted to get some strength work in and grab groceries before heading home to settle in for the evening.
You can check out details on my workout over on Instagram. I remembered that I was overdue in sharing your March workout playlist on Spotify. I put one together for y’all this morning.
MARCH WORKOUT PLAYLIST
It’s about two and a half hours of music and features a little bit of everything. Here’s the direct link to the playlist on Spotify. Enjoy!
SETTLING BACK IN AT HOME
It was great to be reunited with the goldens when I got home.
I always miss them a little more than is probably normal when I’m away. I swear when I woke up in the hotel room yesterday morning I kept thinking, “I need to let the dogs out” and kept reminding myself they weren’t there. Haha.
I was craving something simple and comforting for dinner so I made a turkey meatloaf that was packed with veggies like onions, mushrooms, carrots and spinach and served it along with roasted yukon gold potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts and shallots. I’ve received so many requests for the recipe on Instagram but I think I’ll have to try it one more time before it’s share-worthy. 🙂
Sleep was the WORST last night. Pregnancy insomnia is so real. I read until I finished Just Between Us, which I would not recommend. It was okay but kind of dragged in places and somewhat predictable. I turned the light out at 11:45 and sleep did not come. I was wide awake until I finally got up at 2:30 a.m. to eat a banana and some sunflower seed butter. I think I finally fell asleep shortly after 3, woke up again at 5:30 and then fell back asleep from 6-7:15ish. Hopefully tonight is better.
It was 29 degrees outside when I woke up but a smoothie bowl was the only thing that sounded appetizing. This was a mix of baby spinach, collagen powder, fish oil, frozen bananas, frozen cherries, frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, a date, a big spoonful of peanut butter and almond milk.
I’ve received a lot of questions about collagen powder and pregnancy. I used it a good bit in the first trimester and then ran out and didn’t replace it for months so didn’t use it second trimester and early third. I just reintroduced it in hopes that it will help with my skin. We’ll see! Can’t hurt and from what I’ve read, it seems to be safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding. I’ll make sure to mention it to my doctor this week.
BABY SHOWER DRESSES
Finally, I’ve been searching for baby shower dresses this morning and Pinned a few. Not a ton of selection out there but I found a good number that I liked from Pink Blush Maternity. My baby board on Pinterest is private but you can click to enlarge this image a little bit. If you have any feedback, I’d love to hear it! I’ll probably order 4-5 and send back what doesn’t work. Also, has anyone had luck with just shopping for regular maxi-style dresses instead of maternity-specific? Does that work?
Quite the random Friday post for you. I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!