How’s everyone’s week treating them so far?! I feel like I’m finally getting back into the groove of “normal life” around here this week after the holidays and our trip down to Arizona. As great as the holidays were, it sure feels nice to get back on a normal routine.
Yesterday began bright and early at 5:30 AM with my stomach rumbling at me. I really didn’t have to get up until 7-ish, but apparently my body (aka Baby Hunter) was telling me otherwise. So I rolled out of bed and headed straight to the kitchen to get the coffee brewing and prep some breakfast. I decided on an egg and cheese sandwich since I had my glucose tolerance test soon after and didn’t want any extra sugars to compromise my results. I cooked two eggs in coconut oil, topped them with some melted colby cheese, and put it all on a whole wheat sandwich thin. Yum!
Since I was up pretty early, I had some extra time to sip my coffee, do my devotions, and read some blogs. It was so nice! After awhile, I got ready to go to my doctor’s appointment, downed the nasty juice I had to drink for my glucose tolerance test, and headed out the door.
I got to hear the amazing sound that is little Hunter’s heartbeat once again. It never gets old! The doctor also weighed and measured me, and everything is right on track! Woo hoo! I also got my blood drawn for the glucose test to see if I’m at risk for gestational diabetes. That was the not-so-fun part… I hate needles! Oh well, I obviously survived.
After my appointment, I dropped by the post office to mail off some thank you cards and drove through the car wash. With all of the snow and salt on the roads lately, my car has been so dirty! It felt so good to get it all clean and sparkly. By the time I got home, I was starving so I chopped up half of a banana and ate it with a ginormous scoop of peanut butter that I washed down with a small glass of milk. Nothin’ beats this snack!
I suddenly felt pretty exhausted soon after that, and I’m wondering if all of the blood they drew at the doctor had something to do with it. I decided to take a little power nap, and thirty minutes later I felt as good as new! I worked on returning some emails and other blog stuff, and then got to work on lunch. I decided to try out Stuft Mama’s Grain Free Microwave Pizza Crust, and I’m so glad I did! It took a little longer to prepare than most of my lunches do, but it was so worth it. I topped it with a little marinara sauce I had on hand, chopped green pepper, onion, mushroom, and mozzarella cheese. YUM!
I ended my lunch on a sweet note with a small handful of candied pecans we still have from Christmas.
I got to work on cleaning the house a bit since all of that has been a little pushed to the side lately with operation nursery going on. A clean house always feels so nice!
Soon after, I finally motivated myself to workout. For whatever reason, I’ve had a difficult time getting back into the groove of my workouts since the holidays. I’m still doing them, but it takes some extra effort to get me going. I did a strength + cardio circuit pregnancy fitness DVD that I look forward to sharing with you guys in the next couple weeks! By the time I was finished with my workout, I was hungry again so I went for a mug of Chobani with a chopped kiwi and Love Grown Granola. I also had a spoonful of peanut butter after that because apparently my stomach was a hollow hole. The peanut butter stuck to my ribs a bit and helped!
I got cleaned up, talked to the hubby on the phone for a bit, and then got to work on the massive pile of laundry that needed to be folded. Thank goodness I had The Bachelor to catch up on to keep me entertained. Oh boy, I won’t even go into my thoughts on some of those girls… Good thing Sean has a good head on his shoulders – at least I hope so.
I switched up my meal plan a bit and decided to swap Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s dinners. The Vegetable Quinoa Fried “Rice” just sounded so good last night! Plus, I was pretty eager to try quinoa for the first time. Yes, you read that right, I’ve never had quinoa before… Crazy, right? The nutritional stats are awesome, and it’s so versatile. I’ll definitely be buying it more in the future! Oh, and this dish was just as delicious as I had hoped!
Kind of a funny story too… I was definitely the girl that pronounced quinoa wrong for the longest time. I was talking with a lady at my church one day several months ago, and we were talking about various recipes and cooking. I said quinoa like “kwin-oa”, and she said, “You mean keen-wa?” Ha! I felt like such an idiot. So just in case you didn’t know, it’s pronounced KEEN-WA, not “kwin-oa”.
After dinner, I satisfied my sweet tooth with one of those amazing Trader Joe’s Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Truffles that I mentioned last week. I’m actually surprised they’re still around! They’re just so darn good.
The rest of the evening was spent on blog stuff, spending time with Cody, and reading. Somewhere in there I had a piece of toast with peanut butter too. I’ve been loving this snack before I go to bed lately!
Aaaand wow, I realized this is an incredibly long post and is full of my rambling! Props to you if you made it this far!
One more thing! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on yesterday’s post! I appreciate all of your supportive words more than you know. Y’all are pretty much the best!
- Are you watching The Bachelor this season? Thoughts?
- What are some of your favorite ways to eat quinoa?
- Am I the only one that has ever pronounced quinoa wrong?