Eating Healthy When I'm on Autopilot

by fitforthesoul in

Yesterday was such an active day around here!  It started off with my weekly appointment at the doctor’s office and according to her, Selah is definitely head down and way low into my cervix.  I’m pretty sure you wanted to know that as TMI as it may be. Smile with tongue out  This is great news though because it means that she’s ready to come by June 14 or even before the due date.  The only bad news, however?  This definitely makes me feel rushed and makes me get into my Mother Hen mode, and even when I’m so fatigued and probably need to rest up, I ignore my body’s signals to do so and just keep moving on autopilot.  After having finished the nursery this week with [mostly all of] Greg’s parents’ help—God bless their sweet hearts by the way—the house was so torn up that after ignoring the mess for about two days or so, I just couldn’t take it anymore!  Not only that, but I also had to take care of other personal things, as well as a visit to IKEA in Costa Mesa to search for Greg’s wardrobe because you guessed it!  Selah has already taken over.  Haha. But before I headed out to IKEA I squeezed in a 20 minute upper body workout with Ballet Body Total Body.  You may click on the link to read my review on the DVD.

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The crazy thing about IKEA is that most of us are already aware of their evil schemes of displaying rooms that go around and around the store, and when we need the exit door right away there is just no way of finding it.  Even so, I keep falling into their trap and almost always get side tracked whenever I visit.  I mean, will you look at this gorgeous kitchen?!  I have always wondered if it’s just me or if it’s a common symptom for every woman to stroll through the store and feel like her confidence in homemaking skills has gone way down.  Please tell me I’m not the only one. Sad smile

Although I didn’t end up getting the wardrobe at the store, I did end up deciding on one per Greg’s request and will be purchasing this simple piece online.


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Dinner last night was downright scrumptious and full of bold flavors.  I had a crockpot meal waiting for me since earlier in the day I threw together all the ingredients to make one of my favorite recipes, which is the pulled bbq chicken that was inspired by our honeymoon in Kauai. (Ahhhh how I wish I was there relaxing on the beach shore…)  The second I stepped inside the house I was lured into the kitchen by the tantalizing crockpot smell!  It made me feel so fuzzy and cozy inside.

On the side I put together some endive and greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette and a side of pickle.

I spent the entire evening cleaning the house and I have to say that I was very proud of myself!  It’s true people.  I never knew what moms meant when they said that they would do anything for their own child, and even when their energy is running low it’s like it doesn’t stop them from doing what’s needed at the moment because of that LOVE that they have for the child.  Of course, I took a few breaks in between by lounging on the glider because I kept getting overheated, and I probably sweated just as much as I do when I perform cardio workouts.

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I also treated myself to fresh pineapple chunks since it’s one of the foods that my stomach loves no matter what, and it’s the perfect fruit to refresh myself! Smile



Today’s breakfast included one of my new favorite finds.  I finally caved in and started missing my protein smoothies and pancakes, so I gave this Raw Protein powder by Garden of Life a try.  I really like the vanilla brown rice smell, texture, and taste.  It reminds me of a Korean tea powder that’s called meesootgaroo and it was the perfect inclusion in my pancakes this morning.

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I made a batch of banana studded protein pancakes and topped it with almond butter, maple syrup, and blueberries.

I hope you have a blessed rest of the day, guys!

What out of the norm things do you have planned for tonight or the rest of the week?

Do you have a favorite protein pancake recipe?

Have you experienced that feeling where you could do anything physically tiring just because you love someone?


Ellie <33