Q and I survived our first two days home alone! Haha! No major meltdowns and we even went on a couple of adventures!
After saying goodbye to Mal, Q and I headed out around the neighborhood for a 35-minute power walk. I actually planned to run with him in the jogging stroller, but walking just seemed more appealing. Maybe I wasn’t quite awake yet, but I assume it was probably the heat. It was so dang hot and humid. Holy moly. I was a sweaty beast by the end!
Speaking of the heat, Q and I (and Murphy) stayed inside for the rest of the day. It was just too hot for outdoor activities. Inside activities included: Q eating every 2 hours like clockwork, tummy time, whacking butterflies on his playmat, reaching for leaves in his lounger, babbling, blowing bubbles, reading books, and me attempting to clean the house and do some work, neither of which really happened! Haha!
Some eats from Tuesday (clockwise from top left):
- Eggs, toast and raspberries
- Pick-Me-Up Smoothie
- Big salad with randomness from the fridge
- Nikki’s Coconut Butter <— you can get 15% off your order with promo code SCHOOLISCOOL!
After breakfast yesterday morning, Q and I headed to Southfield for a stroller workout.
Check it out!
It was a lot of fun and a serious total body workout. Both my arms and legs were burning at times!
I actually forgot my Timex GPS watch, so I used the timer on my iPhone instead. I estimated that my mile pace with the jogging stroller was around 10:00 minutes, so I ran for 2:30 for each of the 400 meters. Just wanted to throw that out there as an option if you don’t have a GPS watch. Additionally, you can reduce the number of rounds (i.e. 3 rounds for time) or cut the reps in half (i.e. 25 walking lunges + 12 push-ups) (or a combination of both) as modifications.
As for the walking lunges and push-ups, I just parked the stroller and then performed the movements in the grass nearby (hence, the dirty, grassy knees in the photo below).
After our sweat session, Q and I swung by Marylou’s for an iced coffee. It was the perfect way to end our workout!
Healthy News & Views
I recently gave birth to my first child. It’s been almost 3 months and, in that time, my body has undergone so many changes””more than I could ever imagine. Now that I’m feeling more like my old self, I want to lose the baby weight ASAP.
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While I was pregnant, I heard all sorts of stories from moms about postpartum weight loss (some good, some bad) so I really didn’t know what to expect after I gave birth to my son. The past several weeks have been somewhat of a roller-coaster with regard to my weight loss. Here are 4 things that no one told me about losing the baby weight.
Question of the Day
Moms, what was the hardest part about losing the baby weight for you?