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What Would Your One Food Be?

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. :)

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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. :)

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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!

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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!

Comments

  1. 1

    I think my food would be sushi, pretty much for the same reason you said tacos. So versatile! Also, depending on how it’s made, you can get as much protein, fat, and carbs as you need to fuel your day!
    Now I’m dreaming of sushi haha

  2. 3

    As a previous commenter said, mine would have to be sushi! I missed the raw stuff so much when I was pregnant.

    Riese is so stinking cute!

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    It’s so hard to choose!!! Can I just say a “power bowl”? – grains, protein, vegetables, cheese, and a sauce. It would be really flavorful with a variety of textures and food groups. Fun question! We just had tacos recently, and I packed us a taco salad yesterday that turned out really well. That’s so awesome to hear your recovery is continuing to go well! Hope you’re able to get out on a walk today, and good luck on the interviews!

  4. 7

    My food would be potatoes! I LOVE potatoes. And, like Bubba says about shrimp, with potatoes you can fry them, mash them, boil them, roast them, sauté them…endless possibilities! <3 potato :P

  5. 9

    Pizza without a doubt.

  6. 11

    Sushiii! When you do find your nanny, you hand her a rose – Bachelor style. Haha!

  7. 13

    Mine would be pizza (good NY style though) because it is so versatile. Change the cheeses, change the veggies, change the proteins, add sliced potatoes and can make it as simple or funky as I want. Yum yum yum.

  8. 15

    Awwww it looks so cold but so fun there, I want to bundle up and join you! That’s great you are recovering like a champ!

  9. 16

    OH and mine is PIZZA absolutely pizza!

  10. 17

    Tacos are a really good choice, but I would probably go with cereal. It’s absolutely one of my favorite foods that I could easily eat day after day after day.

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    TrackBuddy says:

    You guys are inspiring me to change my answer. Up until now I’ve always said perfect McIntosh apples. The ones you can only really get in the fall. But I love the versatility of sushi and tacos – brilliant! ;-)

  12. 20

    I’m with you on tacos. There are so many different fillings and I just love alllll the toppings. My favorite kind of tacos is a well-made carnitas taco. Yum.

    That’s awesome that you got cleared to go back to bootcamps! I cannot wait to get back to working out. I just don’t feel like myself right now and am starting to feel the pregnancy weight gain. My weight gain has been healthy but I’m at such a higher weight than I am used to and it just contributes to the fatigue I am feeling. I know that I need the extra pounds but I am very ready to shed them (however long that takes) after the baby is born.

    Fingers crossed that the nanny interviews go well. Gah, it’s such a hard thing to figure out!

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      Yeah, it’s tough carrying around extra weight – when I wear the baby now I’m like, wow, no wonder I was always so tired… I was carrying around so much extra!

  13. 22
    Roadrunner says:

    Rare roast beef! (And, well, smoked salmon, too.)

    Love the picture with the little eyes peering out!

  14. 23

    Yep, mine would definitely be tacos too. OR sushi! I think my love of tacos is slightly above my love of sushi…very close though!

  15. 24

    BREAD! I never tire if bread, and there are many varieties. I’m tempted to pick cheese but, I think I’d get sick of it quickly if it’s the only thing I ate :)

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    Laura Swanson says:

    My first thought was pizza! But I think if you choose only one food for life you can’t mix it up like the tacos, it should be the same type of taco, not different types with different fillings. Guess I’m no fun! :)

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    Great news! Looks like you’re healing well! :)

  18. 29

    i absolutely agree with everyone…pizza, sushi, tacos. but my (true) initial thought was cake frosting!
    best of luck w/ the nannies :)

  19. 31

    I writer here in San Antonio, TX did 365 days of tacos! He had to miss a few days due to illness, but otherwise he had tacos once or twice a day! He said he never got sick of them!

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/06/02/531266668/food-critic-now-halfway-through-taco-a-day-quest-will-he-fold

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