Motivation Monday: All by Myself

Today marks the day hubby goes back to work after 2 weeks off helping me heal and adjust to our new life with our boys. I’m a bit nervous about the effort that will be required to find balance and new routine juggling a 2 weeks old that needs me and a 2 year old who doesn’t like the idea of sharing me. It’s going to be an interesting few days. But I’m up for the challenge (said mostly because I don’t have much choice in the matter).

Physically, I’m feeling much better and my recovery is going well. I still can’t carry Fit Boy which is a huge frustration to me. Though I technically can pick him up and hold him without pain at the time, a few hours later, I’m reminded of why I was told not to do that. (bad mama)

Since I’m still at least 4 weeks away from being cleared to exercise, I continue to work on my nutrition and place my focus there. Thankfully, I’m so tired from the night feedings and Fit Boy’s 6am wake ups that I haven’t been itching too badly to workout. Instead, I’m looking for good new recipes to try out that are healthy, tasty and dairy-free. Baby O seems to have the same sensitive tummy as Fit Boy had so for the next few months, I will be cutting out most dairy and foods that will upset his tummy. This leads me to a question for you foodies out there: What’s the best alternative to milk? I’d love to try coconut milk but it’s not available where I live. Suggestions?

Some recipes I plan on trying in the next couple of weeks are this one for Quinoa Cakes and this Curry Wheat Berry Salad. Both look amazing!

For more of how I plan to get my pre-pregnant body back, be sure to check out my Body After Baby series that will be following my journey back to fitness.

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

11 Responses to Motivation Monday: All by Myself

  1. My favorite nondairy milk is almond milk. I have also tried rice and hemp milk and they aren’t bad, either. Hang in there with juggling the kiddos without your husband–it sounds like you are going into it with the right mind set! Good for you!

    • So far, so good. Hopefully not jinxing it too much by saying that, ha ha! They seem to be going fairly easy on me. Day is now half done so I just might survive it 😉

  2. Just enjoy these first few weeks with your newly formed family! There’s lot of time for exercise in the future!

    Looking forward to your ‘body after baby’ series. I speak to a group of new moms and would love them to be able to follow another new mom as they work towards recovering their pre-baby bodies back!

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