Hi guys! We had a really rainy weekend over here, and unfortunately Matt and Riese both came down with bad colds, so we didn’t do a whole lot! I did get out for a nice outing on Saturday morning, though – my brother’s girlfriend was in town and she loves yoga and brunch as much as I do, so we had a fun girl date. We went to a 9 a.m. yoga class so I had breakfast beforehand first thing when I got up with Riese – decided on my old fave microwave banana oatmeal topped with some cottage cheese, strawberries, and sprouted pumpkin seeds.
The yoga class was great – stretching felt amazing, as always! For post-yoga brunch, we tried a new to me place called Tupelo Honey in Arlington. It’s a southern-ish place and their brunch was legit. You guys know how much I love biscuits and theirs were so good – loved the blueberry spread, too – not too sweet! We got two entrees and shared them because we couldn’t decide what to get – the Heuvos Rancheros and the Southern Shakshuka (those are goat cheese grits – yum).
Great company and food! 🙂
As for the rest of the weekend, it was basically spent on the couch snuggling with Riese (and watching the Olympics – good timing to have something fun to watch on TV… my fave is the ice skating). Poor little love… I felt so sad for her with her stuffed up nose! Matt became a master at using the NoseFrida… any other tips for helping a baby with a cold besides that?
In addition to the ice cream you can see me enjoying the above photo, I also ate some veggies, don’t worry – here was a pre-dinner snack on Saturday – some hummus, crackers, and veggies (enjoyed with one hand while baby cuddling):
We took a break from the baby snuggles to have some pho on Saturday night:
The rest of the weekend we mostly just ate leftovers and random throw together meals. Some avocado toast did make an appearance, though – still obsessed. (Here are my best avocado toast recipes.)
Backing up to last week, I had a fun new fitness adventure I wanted to share – I tried Barre3! I’m not the hugest barre fan (I just find it kind of boring, even though it’s hard/a good workout), but I’ve heard great things about Barre3 and it’s definitely a postpartum-friendly workout since it’s low impact, so when a new mom friend from my PACE group messaged me that she was going to check out a class I decided to join her.
Barre3 is opening a new studio in Arlington and they are doing free classes on Tues/Thurs evenings right now to promote it – the classes are in a big empty warehouse space (not their studio), hence the weird background! The class was good – still not my favorite form of working out, but it felt good to move. SO many squats!! Our legs were smoked.
I’m hoping the weather clears up later today so I can get in a walk – it’s warm but rainy out. My last good walk was on Friday, and I’m missing the fresh air! My buddy Heather and I took advantage of the warmer temps on Friday and got out for an afternoon walk before the rain… loved catching up with her.
Our walk was after doing lunch at her place with a couple other mom friends… so helpful to have others also going through this new motherhood thing at the same time!
And speaking of motherhood, our new nanny starts tomorrow! Hopefully, anyway. 😉 (If you missed it, our original nanny bailed on us the night before she was supposed to start… it was not cool.) She’s just working two days this week (Tues/Thurs) and will start the new full time schedule (36 hours a week, Wednesdays off – she has another family that day and it’s perfect because I wanted one full day with Riese all to myself) next week. I’m glad we have this week to ease in… it’s hard to let someone else care for Riese that’s not family, but, it has to happen, so I better get used to it!
Have a nice day guys! I’ll be back tomorrow with another easy recipe – this one is a great make-ahead lunch salad that involves soft boiled eggs, which are my new favorite thing. So much more delicious than hard boiled and just as portable!
p.s. Facebook tells me that on this day 5 years ago I passed the national exam to officially become a Registered Dietitian! Fun to take a walk down memory lane and re-read my blog post from that day… here it is: 3.5 Years in the Making.