Hi guys! First up, for local friends I wanted to invite you to an event, I’m hosting downtown!
Our first presentation went really well! So I hope any local friends can make it!
I haven’t done a DIL style post in a while so I thought it would be fun to record life this past Monday! Life as we know it before baby! So, here it goes!
Sunday night/Monday mornings sleep was not stellar. I think I’m getting a bit of pregnancy insomnia, I wake up with my mind thinking about the dumbest things and can’t fall back to sleep.
REALLY dumb, like high school stuff (I’m 30 years old for the love of…) or I don’t even know what else. It’s crazy because I’m not worrying and my mind isn’t racing. Instead, I’m just reliving different years of my life for no reason, pregnancy is weird. But it only happens a couple of nights a week so that’s good.
Plus it was raining so I stayed up listening to the pitter patter of the rain on the roof for a while. I got up around 5:45 am mistakenly thinking that it would be “so nice” out because it had rained the night before. Sure the temperature went from 95 to 81, but the humidity skyrocketed. So, our walk was a HOT one, but we got 2 ish miles done.
Per usual I ate an RX barbefore leaving the house with the dog and a bottle of water. I guess I’m getting pretty obvious on the preggo front because the neighbor asked from accross the street “How is the baby doing?” I see her almost every morning from accross the street and she has never stopped to talk to me.
When I got home, I made Mr. Hungry his smoothie and poured myself some cold brew (half caffeine – see how I make mine here). Then after checking a few things (blog stats, blog comments, time-sensitive emails etc.) I got in the shower and then got ready. I was working on finishing up Tuesdays post when I got super hungry around 9 am. So, I made a yogurt bowl with nonfat Fage Greek yogurt, a spoonful of cashew butter, a banana, and scoop of cashew and dark chocolate bare naked granola.
Kitty is always right where the food is, she is WAY worse than the dog.
One thing I’m noticing already is that even though I’m not in the third trimester yet, I get full really fast. I ate about 3/4 of that bowl and then I was done. After breakfast, I finished Tuesday’s post, worked on getting through email (is there anything worse than an overflowing inbox?), and prepared for a meeting with a new nutrition counseling client. (PS did you guys notice you can now see all my packages and information on how to work with me directly on the blog? Check out my new nutrition counseling services page.)
I also got started on making dinner for some friends that just had a baby girl and conveniently live down the street from us. I cooked the pasta and stuck it in the fridge for later. I actually was planning to make them the very same thing I ate for lunch! A new recipe that will be on the blog in the next couple of weeks but you guys, it’s seriously so easy!
Pasta (I used chickpea for me and brown rice for them) + TJ’s premade bruschetta + protein (I did shrimp for the recipe on the blog and chicken tenders for them) + zucchini slices. It’s seriously not even a recipe, haha, but I’ll share it anyways in a couple of weeks and pretend like it is. I’m so not into elaborate cooking these days, just SURVIVAL MODE!
Anyways, I ate lunch pretty early because I knew I’d have a busy afternoon and not have time for a real meal. So I ate lunch around 11:15 am. Then, I met with my client between 12-1:30 pm. Initial assessments are always 75-90 minutes, I’ve always considered that one of the luxuries of working for myself. Affording to take the time with my clients I need to get to know them and set goals with them. (I drank a La Croix while on the call with my client.)
After my client, Megan and I jumped on a Facebook Live to explain a little bit about why we started What to Eat? Meal Plans.
Took us like five tries to be able to get on FB Live together but we did it! Afterward, I had to rush off to Trimotus to see Dr. K. I quickly changed into shorts, a sports bra, and a tank. Ate a piece of cheese and a green apple, then I headed out the door.
It was like all of a sudden two days ago everything broke down, both SI joints were killing me, my old sitting pain/nerve pain was back, I was having trouble with my heel, and my rib/shoulder pain flared up.
I felt a million times better after some adjustment and stretching. Dr. K wants me to focus on rolling out my medial (inside) calves and doing a ton of ankle mobility work. Interestingly enough, lack of ankle mobility leads to tight calves which pull on your SI joints. Although this isn’t new information to me, it’s good to know where to focus my attention to help myself.
After the chiro, I stopped by Trader Joe’s for some groceries and the rest of the ingredients to make the pasta dish for our friends. In my cart were some chocolate drops and mini chocolate mint cookies. The checkout lady asked about my pregnancy then asked which one I wanted on top. She knew I was about to rip into those on the way home, cookies were the winner! (Sorry I don’t have a photo, but they are basially TJ’s latest item on display on every corner. Ha ha)
PS Between my neighbor in the morning, the Trader Joe’s cashier, and several random people over the weekend I would guess that I am now 100% obviously pregnant. People seem much more comfortable making comments (nothing rude… yet haha) and asking me about it. So I would say I’ve popped??? I felt like that happened a long time ago, but who knows haha.
When I got home, I cooked the chicken tenders in garlic, lemon pepper, salt, and avocado oil. Then I chopped up the zucchini and threw everything together with the bruschetta sauce. I left the chicken whole on top of the pasta in case the kids didn’t like the pasta; then they could have some chicken by itself.
First, I cleaned up the kitchen a bit. Then, I grabbed the pasta and a bottle of Moscato to take to their house, which is quite literally 3 minutes away. I made it clear I was ONLY dropping off food and would not be coming in.
I feel like the last thing I would want was visitors two weeks after my baby is born. You can bring food but you can’t come in is my motto post-birth, so that’s what I did! Then I came home and sat outside while it rained texting with a friend for a bit.
I got pretty hungry around 5:30 so I heated up some of Mr. Hungry’s leftover fried rice and went back outside with my computer to start this post! I worked on the post for about an hour or so before going in to eat some strawberries and clean up the kitchen. I watched a bit of Daredevil with Mr. Hungry then headed off to bed around 8:30 pm. (Sadly I finished Big Bang Theory.)
So that’s a pretty good example of life lately! Be back tomorrow with a super simple smoothie recipe I’ve been loving!
Until then….. comment below and tell me:
What TV shows are you into right now, I need ideas!?
What are your favorite dishes to bring post-partum friends? Or to eat yourself? I need ideas for myself haha
How did you feel around 6 months preggo? Is it normal to feel like the third trimester is already here? LOL
Hi! I like to take a frozen lasagna or a big container of vegetable soup to folks so they can heat it up when they get through with leftovers. I wanted to ask you what cardio you are allowed to do with your SI joint issues. Thanks!
Kelli Shallal MPH RD says
Hi Beth, LASAGNA YES!!!! If only it wasn’t so hot here, I feel like summer makes it so much harder to figure out what to bring! My SI issues are weird because they are ever changing. That being said, I don’t have any real restrictions. I stay away from the elliptical because that tends to flare it and I don’t bike because that flares my previous SI/tailbone issues. Things that work best for me lately are swimming, walking, and some forms of HIIT to get my heart rate up. When It comes to HIIT it’s all trial and error, lunge jumps seem to be out but modified burpees, jump rope, and touch downs go okay as long as my bladder holds up!