Lazy Weekend

What are weekends for if not chilling out with friends and family?

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My neighbor’s got a way cooler view.

Than you for all the well wishes on the new baby news! We are in a state of blissful disbelief about it all yet. I suppose when the morning sickness finally sets in it will be less blissful and just disbelief.

I haven’t been eating the best lately. This may come as a shock, (<– sarcasm font is needed here), but I don’t always put out everything that goes in my mouth. And what do you know, the junk food is most likely to get omitted over the healthy green stuff. Saturday was no exception.

I started out with the best intentions. Egg scramble with asparagus and a touch of parmesan.

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And a sliced apple, because Squish must have an apple every morning. Keeping a morning apple from him is like keeping the coffee from Hulk. Bad things happen.

We had an old friend visit us for lunch. Because it was raining cats and dogs and we’re huge weather wimps, we grabbed sandwiches at A.G. Ferrari’s next door. If you haven’t been, it’s a super good Italian deli and grocery. They sell all sorts of pastas, canned antipasti like artichoke and olives, pastries, and of course cured meats.

Squish and I split a turkey panini with sun dried tomato pesto, and some other good stuff I can’t remember.

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Squish loves a good panini. But who doesn’t?

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I spent most of the day being a lazy bum on the couch with Squish watching old Bugs Bunny classics. That’s the way to spend a rainy day.

I also got a good gym workout in, giving me a chance to finish up the first episode of “House of Cards.” About 5 people have told me to start watching it, so I decided to make it my next workout watching rotation. I’ve also decided to make dead hang dips on the captain’s chair my “thing” for the next 9 months. I can just crank out 10 right now, but I don’t dip down very far. How awesome will it be to have a big ol’ preggo belly and rocking dead hang bench dips? We’ll see how that goes. While pregnant with Squish I was hitting the gym decently until my third trimester, then I stuck to bodyweight exercises and long walks. I’m hoping my health holds out at least that well with this one, but we’ll see. Safety is always #1. Anyway, I did my bench dips and some planks and bridges since I’m awful about doing core work.

I’m currently listening to the Balanced Bites podcast with Jen Sinkler as a special guest. Have you checked out Lift Weights Faster? I’ve been hearing about it but haven’t looked into it yet. The podcast talks about a lot of cool advice for listening to your body and doing the types of exercises that work for you. Since your body changes from day to day with energy, flexibility, and overall how you’re feeling, some days might be better for certain exercises than others. I like that sort of philosophy, not that you should be like, “whoop, I am not feeling it. Guess it’s a rest day!” every other day, but if you’re feeling tight maybe trying to lift that extra 5 lbs isn’t what you need to do today. Or maybe you need to change up your technique and try a variation to give certain muscles a break. It’s interesting stuff that I can definitely see myself incorporating. I will probably go check out Jen’s after I’m done writing here.

Okay, go and enjoy your Sunday! What are you still doing in front of the screen? Okay, I guess that’s partly my fault. I’ll shut up now.

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