It has been a long time since I blogged! I think I needed a break, but not anymore and I am using this random day in February to start back up again! It’s not really a random day, it is the day before the Eagles are in the Super Bowl, however, it is random for this blog and I am telling myself now that I will make a conscious effort to keep up with it.
Anyway, it has been quite a year … I had an amazing bachelorette party weekend, the best wedding I ever could have asked for followed by an even better honeymoon to Hawaii! And, this just in, I am pregnant!! I am extremely excited, but don’t think the concept of having a child has registered enough to make me nervous … right now just none of my clothes fit and I feel like crap, yes, this means I am still only thinking about me, but also brings me to my next point … I feel that I may have blacked out or never have been paying attention when every other woman was learning how awful the first trimester is! For the last ten weeks, I have been exhausted, super bloated and felt like I am always going to get the worst period of my life tomorrow. Everyone else seems to have known this was going to happen, except me … I was completely blindsided. And, to top it off, I have been eating super super healthy, but learned at my doctor’s appointment, the fun appointment where you hear the heartbeat and learn your baby is zooming all over the place … I even started crying uncontrollably when my doctor handed me our first baby picture, that it does really matter what you are eating the first trimester as long as you are taking your prenatal vitamin … apparently the first trimester is considered a wash. It would have also been nice to have known that, but I was afraid to get any books in fear that I would miscarry or not have a heartbeat or something … That was silly of me.
I am sort of joking about all of this, even though it’s the worst to eat super healthy, but feel like I downed a large fully loaded pizza and a quart of ice cream, I still wouldn’t have come home to cheese steaks, pasta and cookies, it’s just not my style. And, don’t be fooled, I cheat all of the time, however, I do try and get these foods in daily:
- Salmon (twice a week … no more that 12oz)
- Lean Meat
- Legunes .. also twice a week
- Dried fruit and nuts … I think I over did this in the beginning … hehehe
From this diet … I have put on about 18 pounds. I have no idea how because it is pretty much what I was eating before … my nurse almost had a heart attack when I told her my starting weight … under her breath she said something about a nightmare, but then I learned she was the type to literally take her ring off when weighing herself … perspective! And, my doctor said not to worry and embrace it as long as I wasn’t eating a carton of ice cream and a box of girl scout cookies every night … I’m not, so in my head, we are cool.
Anyway, this blog is about the first item on my list … vegetables. I am not going to lie, I am not really that good at eating the recommended 5 servings of leafy greens recommended a day. My mom is super good at roasting vegetables and eating them through out the week, but I didn’t seem to get that jean so I needed a new solution. Smoothies!! I found a lot of good recipes such as Joe Rogan’s Kale Smoothie, Ambitious kitchen Green Goddess and Fit Foodie Finds Detox Green Smoothie Bowl, however, I learned that I just like plain blueberrie and spinachm which I am sure many people do, but took me some serious time to figure out. I literally measure out six cups of spinach and one cup of blueberries and blend. I don’t even use water. Water was producing way too much smoothie and I think it was making me even more bloated so I just blend the blueberries first, leave the blender running and add one cup of spinach at a time and finish it off my blending in 5 ice cubes. This produces one 20 oz smoothies. Sometimes, I mix this up and do a banana and half cup of blueberries ro a cucumber and three cups of spinach or throw in some protein powder or chia seeds … It kind of depends on my mood. I know this is nothing fancy, but sometimes, I don’t want fancy, just healthy 🙂