I love Simon and Garfunkel. There, I said it. When people ask me how I am doing I generally answer “feeling groovy” but honestly that has not been the case lately. I have been a bit over-extended and exhausted. Normally that is not a big deal but I am pregnant. 17 weeks now and dropping weight, low iron, etc. I took the week off from working out last week to work on bringing up the iron and making sure I was eating consistently ahead of the Black Midwives and Healers Conference I went to over the weekend. For the most part it went pretty well, I feel like I pigged out and downed a bunch of Mega Foods Blood Builder. I was able to network and do what I needed to do for a non-profit I work with without feeling like poop when I got off my plane around midnight last night.
Here is my 17-week belly shot from Miami Beach.
I am home now and giving myself the space the chillax. My commitments are reducing and I would love to focus more on my health and getting this home prepared and minimized before this baby gets here in March. I would rather do that now while my energy level is picking up than further in pregnancy when I will be definitely having to slow down. I am also feeling decent enough to get back to the exercise this week.
I am trying not to have a massive amount of guilt for not having the big girl panties on to take care of myself as best as I should with this little squid all along but am doing that now. Foremost if I am not eating consistently through the day I need to plan my meals out through the day and treat myself like a child with planning what I put in my mouth and when.
First up I am sitting here and looking at my week thus thinking meal planning. I have commitments out of this house Tuesday-Thursday evenings and Saturday night. We have two days of snow forecast and I am thinking slow cooker to the rescue to make sure that whoever is here feeding my son is also well-fed plus I’ll lave leftovers during the day.
Monday: Roasted sweet potatoes, sausage, eggs + veggies
Tuesday: Slow roasted pork + black beans
Thursday: Chicken pot pie
Friday: Butternut squash ravioli
Sunday: Kale, Sausage, White Bean Soup
For exercise I am looking at 3 hours of cardio and 2 strength training sessions for the week.
Leaving you all with some Feelin’ Groovy because I am slowly getting back on this train.