Matt and I had a very important discussion last night over dinner: if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? It may have just been because we were in the middle of eating tacos and they were really delicious, but we both said tacos. 🙂
Tacos are so versatile, though, right? I mean, we could have breakfast tacos, fish tacos, soft tacos, hard tacos, beef tacos, vegetarian tacos… the list goes on! I’m comfortable with my decision. 😉 What would you guys choose as your one food?! (And speaking of vegetarian tacos… have you tried my Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos recipe yet?!)
Here was our spread from last night – yum. Hard tacos with all the fixings – ground beef cooked in taco seasoning, juicy tomatoes, green pepper, avocado, cheese, and some finely chopped spinach. So good! I had 3 tacos. 🙂
In other news, we got snow yesterday! It’s always fun to wake up, look outside, and see the world looking so different from where you left it the day before. Everything always looks so clean and fresh with a blanket of snow on it.
Unfortunately since it was so cold we weren’t able to get out for our family walk – bummer! But such a cold day did make hot yoga even more appealing. I had been trying to make it to hot yoga all week – Monday and Tuesday things got too busy with work, nanny interviews, and baby, and I ended up spending a lot of the day like this instead:
Which I love, though. 🙂 Riese usually does better sleeping on Matt than on me during the day because when she’s on me she wants to start eating! But I got some sweet sleepy snuggles this week which made me happy. <3
That said, by yesterday I was really ready for some stretching and finally made hot yoga happen. I hit up a 4:30 class and it felt SO good to move and open my body up a bit.
My body is starting to feel a lot more like my own now, which is nice – things are loosening up a bit again (I was SO TIGHT during pregnancy and then the past month too thanks to not stretching or moving much for awhile) and I feel a lot stronger, too. I met with my postnatal PT again on Tuesday, and this time she watched me while I did some strength moves – things like lightly weighted squats and lunges, overhead press with light weights, and planks. While I was doing the moves, she checked my form and also felt my core to see if my body was able to appropriately handle the load. Good news: it was! She said I looked really stable in all the moves and that my deep core was clearly being activated to support everything, which is great. So that means she said I can go ahead and start back up with the boot camps, so long as I go slowly (to make sure my form is good), engage my core, and modify as necessary. And of course so long as I don’t feel any pain. The other key she said postpartum is that fitness should energize rather than deplete you – that can be a good sign of whether it’s too soon for what you are doing or not. So far I’ve definitely felt energized vs. more tired after yoga, even the harder classes, so that’s great.
As for running, I’m going to hold off on that for at least a few more weeks, if not a little longer. I attempted about a block of jogging the other day while out walking Freyja by myself and it really didn’t feel good in the C section scar area, so my body clearly isn’t ready for impact yet. That’s fine – I will wait! No point in rushing and injuring myself or impeding my recovery. I’m feeling grateful that yoga and strength moves are back on the table, though. (For more on my postpartum fitness journey, check out my post on What I’ve Been Doing Since The Baby Arrived (includes recs for postpartum core rehab) and my plans for getting back into fitness moving forward.)
I will leave you with a fun photo of our family walk from Tuesday – unlike snowy Wednesday, it was sunny on Tuesday. I think today will be similar so we are looking forward to another nice walk, especially since this is Matt’s second to last weekday at home!
Have a nice day guys! We have two more nanny interviews today… I still don’t think we’ve met the perfect fit yet, so fingers crossed for these!