Friday, February 4, 2011

12 weeks = Healthy choices again!!

I am 12 weeks!!! See YA first trimester!! I welcome the second trimester where I supposedly become a new woman full of energy!! YAHOOO> you have NO IDEA how truly excited I am for this.

So I have a new breakfast I am bringing back. You see, in the morning (like I have said before) I am famished and if I don't get food in my stomach stat I get really sick (hopefully this will go away soon but who knows).

Anyway about a year ago, I started following this healthy lady's blog. Kath has the best recipes and addins to the recipe that you can purchase from her online store! I especially LOVE her oatmeal. So this morning I made this:

Whipped Banana Oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup 1% or skim or soy milk
  • 1/2 cup water (I like my oats a bit liquidy – cut back to 1/3 a cup if you don’t)
  • 1/2 a banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (they give the best fluffy texture!)
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Vanilla, stirred in at end

Here is my version this morning...based on what I had in my pantry

 The bananas you add in are the best surprise as you are eating your oatmeal!!
 I top mine with dark chocolate YUMMY! Healthy alternative to regular peanut butter!

So another thing I have been making for my drive to work (for some reason I can get hungry all over again in the car + I miss sipping coffee on the way to work).

Orange Pineapple Banana Strawberry Smoothie
Sounds complicated but all it is:

This juice I get from whole foods, a cup of mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries & strawberries) and 3 ice cubes.

NOW I am off to enjoy SNOW DAY NUMBER 4!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SNOW DAY number 2!!!!

OH my goodness!! 

Nothing is better than spending two WHOLE days in your pjs, eating waffles, watching episodes of our new favorite tv show, many walks in the snow with our puppy Minnie and her pink hubby is pretty manly to be in charge of walking Minnie...

We stayed up late in our pallet in front of our tv eating more pizza and watching Modern Family!! So today...has been lots of P90X to make up for all the carbs yesterday.

Anyway- I was only able to do P90X for about 25 minutes due to my "new" pregnant mark...dry heaving uncontrollably after what use to be easy work outs for me. This has happened 3 times in the last 5 work outs I have done. 

What have I discovered? My protein and nutrients seem to be low when this now in order to keep up with the amount of times per day my body is demanding food I have had to make much wiser choices so I can make it through work outs (which are one of my greatest joys).


instead of a muffin.....I eat low calorie fruit cups
Instead of waffles....I go for a fruit protein smoothie and some peanut butter crackers
Instead of many bread choices for the side to a lunch meal I eat a salad loaded in greens
Instead of soap or pasta...I make myself (because for some reason meat is not tasty) eat some lean chicken, ground turkey, or fish....

I still let myself have that brownie or a scoop of ice cream. My metabolism is going CRAZY so I feel that some indulging in necessary for the pregger stories. I have gained no weight yet. I am still well see. Maybe 12 weeks will be the magic number.

Thanks for so much encouragement to those who read this and send me love!!

Hope you are enjoying your day of SNOW FUN!!!