Happy Wednesday friends. I documented everything that I ate yesterday for a “What I Ate Wednesday” kind of throwback post. (If you’re newer to reading blogs or just don’t read that many, WIAW used to be a big thing.)
I posted on Instagram on Tuesday morning about how my postpartum eats have been ALL OVER THE PLACE! Seriously, in one 18 hour span between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning I ate a defrosted cupcake that I found in the depths of the freezer for lunch, a bunch of leftovers from a meal that a friend brought for dinner, half a pint of Ben & Jerry’s for dessert and egg and avocado on a big cheddar biscuit for breakfast.
Eating with a new baby is all about fast and convenient….in more ways than one. In addition to the prep needing to be fast, I’m also eating faster than ever before as Mr. Finn seems to know exactly when I am sitting down to eat and likes to save his tears for those moments. 🙂
I “got it together” a bit more for the day of eats that I’m going to show you thanks to some help from my fam. Finn and I are in Florida for a few days visiting. I’ve also got an update on my third postpartum run, which was my best one yet.
WHAT I ATE IN A DAY
I haven’t been to the grocery store since arriving so I’ve been making do with whatever I can find in my parent’s or grandmother’s kitchen. Breakfast was two slices of organic multi-grain/seed toast with peanut butter, honey and banana and a peach. I also drank one cup of coffee.
I made a salad for lunch and as I was prepping it, I snacked on blue corn chips and pimento cheese. This brand of pimento cheese is one of my favorites if I’m not eating homemade.
Here’s my lunch salad. Spinach, grapes, half an avocado, tomato, pecans and dried cranberries with balsamic vinaigrette.
MAY I INTERRUPT THIS POST FOR SOME CUTENESS
I snapped this picture of my parent’s golden retriever, Sam, yesterday afternoon. You might remember that they used to have two (brother and sister) but they lost Missy to cancer very suddenly a few months ago.
And one more photo that I am throwing in for cuteness. Finn had one of his best days ever yesterday. He napped great, ate great and played a ton. There was minimal fussiness or crying. His absolute favorite thing to do (after eating, of course) is to lie on a play mat/changing pad/the bed….anything works…and kick his legs and wave his arms. He can kick for at least 30 minutes and makes tons of cute noises while he does. Of course he likes to have an audience for all of this and I’m happy to be one for him!
MY THIRD POSTPARTUM RUN
I went on my third postpartum run on Tuesday afternoon. It had been two weeks since my last run and this one felt better than the previous two. I’m still not 100% ready to get back into a regular groove with running but I’m sprinkling it in when I feel like it. I’ll increase the frequency as it feels right to do so.
From a cardiovascular standpoint, my fitness has definitely decreased quite a bit. My average heart rate while running seems to be about 20-25 bpms higher postpartum regardless of the pace. This was a completely flat run and my heart rate was pretty high!
BACK TO WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY
My dad brought home a selection of kombuchas for me. How thoughtful! The best part was that he got flavors I don’t usually purchase. I loved the Guava Goodness and I also loved that he pointed out that he picked the bottles that said “rebuild, restore, enlightened, etc.” Haha.
I almost always drink a kombucha mid to late afternoon. They are especially refreshing on a hot day and after a workout and a shower!
Dinner was grilled chicken thighs with a baked sweet potato and grilled asparagus. My dad brined the chicken breasts and it made such a big difference in the flavor. I ate two thighs.
And finally, dessert was a mix of strawberry and cherry vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream.
What’s your favorite GT’s Kombucha flavor if you drink it? I usually get Trilogy, Gingerberry or Gingerade.
What are some fun activities for a 9-10 week old baby? Am I on the right track letting him kick and look at things? Anything else fun or creative that I can do with him?
How’s running been feeling for you lately with this summer heat?