Well my friends, it’s official: we have joined the Peloton club! Matt was actually the one who spearheaded the effort – he enjoys biking and all of his buddies have been raving about their Peloton bikes for over a year now.
We finally decided to get ourselves on the waiting list back in December to do the 30 day free trial, and our bike arrived last week.
Our home gym (a corner of the basement) has come a long way compared to pre-covid when we just had one set of weights, the TRX, and one stretchy band!
So far we are loving the Peloton – it’s really nice to have a cardio workout option at home, and spinning is pregnancy friendly too which is nice. We figure it will be especially useful once baby number 2 arrives because we don’t have to go anywhere to get a tough but quick workout in! I see a lot of baby nap time rides in my future…
I’m sure some of you are also Peloton fans, so I’d love to hear who your favorite instructors are and which classes are most fun! I’m not a techno/house music fan, though, so looking for instructors who do mostly hip hop, rock, country, or pop.
So far I’ve taken classes with Alex and Tunde, and one of Denis’s quick yoga flows. I hear Robin is doing prenatal classes so I’m looking forward to checking those out! My username is fANNEtasticfood if you want to be friends. 🙂
Anyway! It was good timing for the bike to arrive because it was a snowy/icy week where we were mostly indoors. I did get out yesterday for a (masked up) walk with my friend Kathleen, though, because the sun was finally shining.
We met up at our usual spot, Hains Point, and did a big loop. It was a bit soggy/slushy at some spots but mostly clear.
As for food, I’ve been feeling the grain salad bowls lately! My usual fave combo has various greens and veggies, rice, and feta and chickpeas with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
We were also on a tuna salad kick last week – this one was my Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad topped with some sauerkraut (gotta get in those probiotics), which is surprisingly good with tuna.
If you want a dairy-free option, my other fave is my Tuna Salad Recipe with Avocado. When choosing canned tuna, I always go for either chunk light or skipjack tuna, which are the lowest in mercury.
Breakfasts and snacks have been the usual oatmeal (here’s how to make oatmeal taste better), chia pudding (did you try my new Coconut Banana Chia Pudding recipe yet?), yogurt with fruit, and blueberry pancakes, our usual weekend tradition.
This is Riese’s plate with the fun shapes, but don’t worry I insisted on fun shapes too. 😉
Dinners have been all over the place, but stir fry has been a big hit lately – this was basically my Baked Sesame Tofu with Veggies but in stir fry instead of baked form and served over rice.
On Saturday night, we had our friend Shane over for his birthday (he’s our only indoor friend at the moment and vice versa) and ordered pizza and salad, which hit the spot.
Riese and Matt made brownies for his birthday dessert; we put a couple candles in his and Riese was thrilled to sing Happy Birthday to him. Toddlers make birthdays a lot more fun. 🙂
I will leave you with a picture of my 26ish week bump, which is getting quite large now! Unfortunately right on cue I’ve started having some hip/glute pain, just like I had during my first pregnancy.
I went back and read some of my old recaps and hip pain turned up right at the 26 week mark last time, too! Womp womp.
Sleeping on my side is what seems to really irritate it (thankfully exercise/movement usually makes it better vs. worse) so I’ve ordered a new pillow to sleep with… I’ll keep you posted on whether it helps. I’m also going to visit a prenatal chiro because that helped me a lot last time. Any other tips welcome, as always!
The pain went away around 30 weeks for me last time, so hopefully that’s how it goes this time, too!
Have a nice day my friends and I’ll see you back here on Wednesday with an easy weeknight pasta recipe!