Workout Wednesday: “Me” time

Vegan Goodness:

Today we ate the following.

  • Breakfast: Green smoothies and oatmeal for Mom and LP.  Dad got to sleep in.  I think he had a smoothie when he got up . . . LP and I were too busy playing to notice!
  • Mom and LP munched on pita chips and hummus after an early park trip.
  • Lunch: Mom and Dad had udon noodles with a thai basil pesto (the basil was from our garden).  LP had an avocado “quesadilla.”
  • We all ate lots and lots of apple slices for snacks!
  • Dinner: Tofu scramble along with roasted potatoes and squash.  We were on mission to use up our CSA veggies before going out of town!
  • Mom made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to keep her and Dad going while they packed tonight.

Today we spent the following:

  • $30.00 for our CSA box.

Workout Wednesday

Last Sunday I went on a run by myself for the first time in a long time.  No jogging stroller – just me.  It was a good reminder that working out isn’t always about simply getting some physical exercise.  Sure, I can squeeze in some circuits around a busy toddler, or drag my baby out for a run in the jogging stroller.  But there is something really wonderful and liberating about just working out on my own.

Before having children I used to go to the gym on my way home from work.  I liked having that wind-down time at the end of the day, but once I was pregnant with LP my habits had to change.  Firstly, my school got out later than in previous years, so I had less time.  Secondly, being pregnant left me completely worn out by 4pm.  So, I started going to the gym twice a week in the mornings.  While getting out of bed was often a struggle, I loved it once I was there.  I really liked having the time to myself, without the crowds, or without worrying about getting home to start dinner.

I really want to start working out in the morning again.  I miss that time.  Right now I’m still on baby duty all night since I’m in charge of feeding her, and her schedule isn’t set enough for me to duck out at 5:30am (since she can wake up hungry at any moment after 4am!)  I know this will change, and until then I’ll probably just keep squeezing in those little workouts here and there and continue to look forward to the day when my workout time can also be a little “me” time as well.

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