Maze and I had lots of plans for the day, so we had to be efficient with our meals. Some of us ate faster than others
I got things ready for the day quickly, including ingesting this fast bowl of Greek yogurt with Cville Cluster granola, banana and pumpkin butter swirled in.
And my usual cup of coffee!
With a side of dumpling!
Where we were going? THE GYM!
Maze is old enough to go to the Kids Zone (6 weeks), but I would rather he wait another week and a half until he has his first shots to go, so Karen met us there and walked him around in the stroller while I got in a workout! He slept most of the time (who is the new baby of mine who sleeps!?) and after Karen passed him back off to me, she got in her workout.
I started off with the 20 minute walk there, followed by 15 minutes on the Stairmaster. HARD work, but man-oh-man was it awesome to sweat hard not related to 100* summer temperatures!! I then did about 25 minutes worth of weight lifting – so happy to be lifting heavier weights again! I did free weights and some machines. My arms are ready for push-ups but my core is not! Wonder if I will be sore tomorrow..
After my workout I met with the staff and changed my individual membership to a family membership. An expensive upgrade, but this includes free unlimited childcare AND Matt! He hasn’t felt it was worth the expense to join, but with the upgrade to a family membership, adding Matt was not that much more than adding Mazen. I’m sure we’ll start a family tradition of going as a threesome on the weekends! Also, I was able to retroactively freeze my membership for the ~50 days I missed postpartum, so that was a really nice savings!
Logistically, I fed Maze before we left and then I knew I had about 2.5-3 hours until he would be hungry again. The whole trip took a while, and I fed him in the Kids Zone nursery before we walked home. It was fun to watch the other babies in there!
Back at home I was blessed with just a long enough swing nap to eat lunch!
A really good lunch too!
Smoked salmon on High Five with mustard
A big salad of local greens, avocado, spiced pecans (I’m all out!) and honey drizzle
Then I showered while M played with a new giraffe friend!
This afternoon we dashed over to see Dr. Tate (my back seems good postpartum!) and ate a snack: Mini wheats with milk + almond butter
And unpacked some new clothes I bought from Old Navy! They were having a killer sale last week of 30% off everything so I took advantage and got some warmer weather clothes.
Maze says, “Vive la stripes!”
What also happened this afternoon? A 1.5-hour long crib nap!!!!!!!!!
Late this afternoon we tuned up my BIKE!! Wheeee!
Because I needed to ride it to town for a fun meeting –
Man have I missed biking! Matt helped me tune it up, put fresh batteries in my night lights and get rid of all the spiders.
I fed the babe just before 6 and was off to….Lululemon for the night!
I participated in a focus group with the store manager, my friend Kirsten, one of the brand’s designers and a handful of Cville fitness buffs. The designer travels around collecting feedback from community members about what the love and look for in fitness apparel. Our wish list included: cropped pants for men, wicking base layers, tagless clothing, versatile items, powerful sports bras, drawstring tops, and more pockets everywhere.
The session was lots of fun, and we enjoyed some really delicious snacks from The Box: tofu wraps, root veggie wraps, peanut butter lemon hummus and pita chips and cabbage wraps. The dipping sauces were the best!
I ate enough that I felt satisfied and called it dinner but had some of the Brussels sprouts Matt cooked when I got home.
I came home with plenty of time to spare before our next feeding at 8pm. It was weird and fun to be out alone, but boy did I miss my guys!