Since we’re already on the topic of routines and day-to-day randomness, I figured I’d make today’s blog post a quick lil’ recap of our day yesterday. Heeere we go!
My morning began at 6:30 a.m. when I opted to sleep in until I heard Chase begin stirring rather than set my alarm. I typically love working for an hour or two before Chase wakes up for the day but after less than five hours of sleep the night before when I was in Washington, D.C. for a blog trip, I gave myself permission to catch up on sleep a bit since I didn’t want to be a walking zombie all day.
Chase’s sporadic noises woke me up but since he wasn’t calling out for me yet, I headed downstairs to make myself breakfast and say goodbye to Ryan while Chase talked and sang to his stuffed cat in his crib.
Since I didn’t get a chance to prep food for breakfast after I arrived home on Monday, I assembled a fast and cheesy egg scramble with lots of veggies sautéed in coconut oil along with a mug of hot coffee with collagen and whole milk. I was able to eat my breakfast and sip on my coffee while I quickly checked my email inbox for about 10 minutes before Chase’s happy noises turned to “Mom, come get me” noises.
Once my little sidekick was changed and ready for the day, the two of us ate Paleo blender muffins together (plus avocado and banana for Chase) and played for a bit before it was time to head off to Burn Boot Camp for a workout.
Tuesday’s workout was a push/pull partner workout and I LOVED it. My workouts last week were a little light on strength training so I was craving some heavier lifting.
I was feeling quite energetic after a rest day on Monday and ended the workout looking like a sweaty mess. Once I scooped Chase up at childcare, we were off to Gymboree!
We ate a quick snack of apples with almond butter (bless the portable packets!) before heading inside where Chase ran around and had a blast with his little buddies for the next 45 minutes. I said goodbye to my girlfriends and Chase’s playmates once class was over and then we drove home where we were greeted by a very energetic pup!
Sadie was clearly ready to get outside so I quickly inhaled a FitJoy bar, packed a stroller snack for Chase and took my two babies on a walk around the neighborhood.
With temperatures just below 70 degrees, it was the perfect walking weather.
I’ve noticed that Chase is pretty good at independent play when we get home after a busy morning and seems to be ready for some quieter play, so I took advantage of his interest in his trains (and eventually Sadie’s dog bed and one of our kitchen cabinets) and did a little food prep!
I chopped up some vegetables and chicken sausage to make a frittata so breakfast will be a breeze for the rest of the week. (FYI, I actually prefer using regular breakfast chicken sausage in my favorite recipe rather than apple chicken sausage. It makes it a little more flavorful! I’ve been buying the al fresco breakfast chicken patties to use in my frittatas for more than a year now and use all four patties in a single frittata.)
By the time my frittata was done, Chase was ready to eat lunch, wind down and read a couple of books before his nap. Once he was snoozing away, I grabbed a shower. (You know those days when showers feel extra incredible? That was my shower yesterday. So great.)
Once I was nice and clean, I slipped into shorts and a tank top and headed back downstairs to make myself lunch and spend the next couple of hours working on the computer while Chase napped.
Lunch was a breeze thanks to leftover easy marinated pork chops. I chopped up the pork and threw it in a mixing bowl (<— key for making big salads without everything spilling out when you toss it after adding dressing) on top of lettuce, brown rice, carrots, sliced almonds, cilantro, avocado and chopped leftover asparagus.
I topped my salad with ginger dressing (still loving Naturally Fresh!) and tossed everything together before digging in. I cannot remember the last time I made a salad at home for lunch and it needs to start happening more often. Such a great way to get those veggies in!
By the time Chase was up for his nap, we were both ready for an afternoon snack and after eating some tropical energy bites, we played upstairs for a bit while I unpacked from my weekend travels before spending the next hour or so at a local park with a friend. By the time we made it home, I was quite hungry and started assembling dinner.
I made a simple meat sauce to serve over ditalini pasta (perfect toddler size!) by combining ground venison with a can of tomato sauce, some tomato paste and spices. (I use Muir Glen tomato sauce that I typically order for cheaper on Thrive Market because it’s so tasty and doesn’t have any sugar added.)
Ryan arrived home from work shortly after dinner was ready around 6:30 p.m. so we ate together before heading outside for fetch with Sadie and a final round of outside playtime for Chase.
After playing outside, it was time for an express bath for Chase (he isn’t loving hair washing these days…), followed by story time before bed. Once Chase was drifting off to sleep in his crib, I hit up the pantry for a couple of small handfuls of white chocolate chips to satisfy my sweet tooth which I ate while wrapping up another 45 minutes or so of work on the computer.
Eventually I joined Ryan on the couch to hang out a bit before we were both ready to head up to bed. I read for a bit before falling asleep around 10 p.m.
This morning was off to an early start (back to my usual routine!) and I’m looking forward to a fun and busy day. I’m watching two of my girlfriends’ kids today (one in the morning and the other in the evening) and hope to sneak in a workout, a trip to the grocery store and a few more hours of work during Chase’s naptime at some point as well.
Hope you have a great Wednesday!!!