My New Normal

I’m not sure if it’s the warm weather or what but a few weeks ago something in me flipped a switch and I have been seriously on the healthy eating train! As a new mom, I spent the first few months eating anything & everything that was put in front of me. Nursing makes me super hungry & I wouldn’t always have time to make the most nutritious meal – I’ve been very guilty of grabbing the easiest & quickest thing. I found myself eating lots of carbs & drinking lots of caffeine. It wasn’t anything crazy but there was definitely room for improvement.

A few weeks ago, I brought the beloved green monster back into my life.

I’ve had one everyday for breakfast and I’ve never looked back. I feel so much better when I start my day off with a smoothie, and I end up making better food choices throughout the day too. The green monsters have also helped me curb my morning coffee habit a bit too, which is another win.

spinach, almond milk, banana, chocolate protein powder, ice

 > more details on all things green monster <

green monster1

I’ve also been all about fresh summer salads lately too. I try to walk to the grocery store a few times a week, for the exercise & to take Brooks out and to also buy what we need fresh. There are also some great famers markets in our neighborhood I’ve been frequenting as well. Stocking up my fridge with fresh, season fruits has been making eating right so much easier.

I still have a few pounds to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but I think those are still going to hang around while I am still nursing and I’m just fine with that. I’m more concerned with feeling good and eating right {most of the time – everything in moderation!}

{ arugula, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onion, red pepper, feta with my all time favorite dressing }

greek salad

Fresh flowers are also a necessary part of my new normal.

Because, pretty.


And I also wanted to share with you today my tummy time workout I do with Brooks every day. While he is on the floor rolling around, I figure it’s a good of time as any to get a little workout in. Since Brooks spent 41 weeks stretching out my belly, I need to make sure I’m focusing on strengthening my core whenever I can. This is a little workout routine I put together that I can easily do on the floor or next to him on his mat – he gets in his tummy time & I get in mine too – everybody wins!

Tummy Time for Mom

What’s your new normal looking like these days?


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  • Reply Marisol July 22, 2014 at 10:47 am

    When I saw your green monster posts of instagram, I was inspired. So I looked in your archives for your green monster recipe. I’m in love! Because I get up so early and leave for work sometimes before my son wakes, I have to make my smoothie the night before, which is fine.

    Also, you read my mind! While on the treadmill this morning, I was wondering was exercises I could do while Liam was on his mat. Squats was definitely on my list. Thank you!

  • Reply Amy K July 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Found your blog while pregnant. My little man is 10 weeks. Morning spinach smoothie is a must have!

  • Reply Patty O July 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Kudos to you for focusing on yourself these days! Mommy has to feel good and everybody else will win!

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