I really enjoyed reading all the feedback from yesterday’s post on when to bring the baby to the gym. As with every topic in parenting, opinions differed greatly. So after breakfast…
which consisted of oatmeal, pumpkin butter
almonds and chia seeds (YUM)
…I took your advice to swing by and check out the facilities myself and, as expected, it was pretty crowded.
However, after a guided tour, I felt much more comfortable. The babies are in a separate room from toddlers and everything in the is wiped down with clorox wipes after each baby is picked up. There are always 3-4 adults in there at a time and they even take their shoes off before entering so that they don’t track in outside gunk. There is a password protected system to ensure that no one can come pick up your baby and they happily follow any directions your give them (regarding feeding, changing, holding, etc).
The lady told me the least busy times were right at 8:00am or around 3:30, so I’m going to try and aim for those times to start. After a lot of thought and reading your input, I’ve decided that I am going to try it out. I am pleased with the facilities and really think it will be good for Hailey and for mommy to get back to working out. After all, I’m a better mommy when I’m able to take care of myself.
Then came lunch.
Salsarita’s naked burrito. Rice, black beans, corn salsa, mild salsa, guacamole, red onions, guacamole and cilantro.
Finally I made it to the grocery store, so I the afternoon was full of nutrition and my normal eats and oh, it felt (& tasted) so good.
Green beans and Sabra.
Green monster: 1/2 frozen banana, Amazing Grass packet, peanut butter, almond milk, chia seeds, and spinach. Even Hubbs said it tasted better than he would have guessed, so don’t judge a drink by it’s color
Since it was 25 degrees and I wasn’t gyming it yet, I snuck in 30 minutes with Jillian while Hailey napped. It felt good to get the blood pumping.
(And I wonder while my daughter’s tongue is always sticking out of her mouth…)
I ate 2 Cuties after the shred while I made dinner…
…and entertained Hailey by teaching her to cook. Clearly, she was fascinated by my skills.
Dinner was Indian-ish. I say “ish” because I served it over broccoli and brown rice, but used this delicious sauce with the onions, chickpeas, chicken and tomatoes:
Someone please tell me what took me so long to realize I could microwave rolled oats to make my own ‘microwavable oatmeal’ instead of using the premade packets.
Despite my distaste for overnight oats, the warm ones I had this morning were SPOT ON. YUM.
Oatmeal…. cold or hot?