Hi guys! It has been HOTTTT and so humid here this week – who else is counting the days until fall?! This weather makes baby walks and outdoorsy adventures a lot tougher, that’s for sure!
Sidenote – Riese is in a phase now where she always tries to pull off her hats. Anyone have suggestions for kinds of hats that are harder for them to take off, or in general how to keep hats on babies?! Once her hair fills in a bit it won’t matter so much but for now I don’t want her head to get burned! She outgrew our favorite bonnet, but I wonder if I got a new one of those if that would be harder for her to take off… hard to tell.
Anyway – we had a fun mommy day yesterday filled with play dates. For lunch in between I had some leftover steak and strawberry salad with quinoa – recipe coming in a couple weeks! As for dinner, I got Riese to bed while Matt threw together a simple salmon feast for us.
It was pan seared salmon (just in some oil with salt + pepper), plus sauteed asparagus (in a pan with some olive oil and minced garlic), and sauteed peppers, tomatoes and onions – also cooked in a pan with some garlic and olive oil. Plus instant brown rice! Easy and yummy. This would also have been a good sheet pan dinner – if you want more ideas, check out my Mix + Match Sheet Pan Dinners post!
As for this morning, I was out early for a solo yoga class. I’ve been in a good routine recently of going to yoga twice per week – I go in the early mornings on weekdays after feeding Riese and getting her back down. My body feels so tight and banged up lately from lots of walks, baby carrying, etc., and more intense forms of exercise haven’t felt as good. (I’m sure the heat has something to do with this, especially related to running.) Yoga seems to be helping, though, both physically and mentally! I’ve noticed a difference with my back in particular – it was bothering me for awhile, especially when babywearing, and more consistent yoga seems to have really helped. Hooray! Definitely going to keep it up.
And now, I’m off to tackle the rest of this workday. Have a good one, friends!
What form of fitness are you loving lately? It definitely changes by the season for me… I’m sure once the weather gets nice I’ll want to be out enjoying it first thing in the mornings vs. inside at a studio, but we’ll see!