Happy Monday, friends! It’s been a LONG time since we’ve chatted on this space. Honestly, I miss blogging and writing to you all, so it’s time to get back into it!
2019 has been wonderful so far! We moved back to our hometown where both my husband and I grew up and are now living with my parents as we await the arrival of our second baby girl! Baby Lily is due in 15 days and my hubby and I are over the moon excited for her birth!
I went on maternity leave a couple weeks ago and have had Emma’s home with me instead of at day care. I’ve been a working mom since she was 3.5 months, so it’s been a DREAM being home with her all day. An exhausting dream, since we were both down for the count with a virus the first week, but so rewarding. She’s 21 months now and at such a fun age; learning new things and challenging herself (and me haha). But it’s been so sweet and I’m grateful we have this time together!
I thought I’d share what my food & fitness plan is for this coming week. I used to do these all the time and got great feedback, and I personally love reading about other peoples’ weekly plans as well! Please let me know what you think and if you’d like my post like this!
Food wise, I’ve been making bulk lists lately of options for each meal. I’m home all day so leftovers are life and I’ve been trying to see some friends before giving birth as well, so some meals are eaten out. So there’s a mixture of that this coming week!
My mom and I already prepped the roast and the casserole, so those meals are ready to go! Emma and I are still eating through the zucchini muffins I made last week; so once those are done I’m planning on baking some zucchini + carrot muffins! I’ve been loosely following the DashingDish recipe for muffins, but using whole wheat flour and vegan protein powder instead...we are loving them as a quick breakfast or mid-morning snack! I’m also planning on prepping Emma some lentil pasta (we love the one from Trader Joe’s) as a plant based protein meal.
As far as workouts go, I am 38 weeks pregnant but still working out almost every day! I do a variety of lifting, cardio, and prenatal workouts. I modify when needed of course, but love the feeling of moving my body every day as I prepare for labor! This week, here is my tentative plan:
Monday: 20 minute HIIT workout
Tuesday: cardio (probably a kickboxing workout)
Wednesday: maternity workout circuits
Thursday: back & biceps lifting
Friday: insanity max 30 (modified!)
Saturday: maternity workout circuits
Sunday: kickboxing or rest
I love having a plan set for the week! Even though right now everything is loose and tentative since I could go into labor any second. But for now, this is our plan!
Make sure to set aside some time today to plan and prep for your week ahead! And if you have a hard time doing so, snag my easy step-by-step guide to meal planning and prepping through the link at the top of this page!
Have a great day everyone!