Morning all! Hope your weekends all got off to a great start. I kick started my weekend yesterday by baking some delicious cookies to take to my family and a prenatal yoga session from YouTube…perfect!
It has been another busy, but productive week for me and even involved a day out in London. Of course it would have been extremely rude of me not to visit WholeFoods whilst I was there. I bought a few treats to bring back home with me:
Nothing unusual to me here, just organic coconut flour (bargain at £3.99), vanilla and plain Coyo, raw chocolate and raw chocolate covered goji berries. I also checked out the beauty range too. I’ve already worked my way through those goji berries already – they are just so addictive! I also did a bit of shopping whilst I was there and decided to expand my maternity wardrobe a little:
I raided H&M and bought a selection of loose fitting racer-back vest tops. These aren’t maternity wear but do come up rather large on me so should last me a good while. I also picked up a very pretty floral navy scarf too:
I’ve been wearing this non-stop this week and it comes up very large, so should be good as a discreet breast-feeding cover up when the baby arrives. Laura recommended some maternity jeans that she found in Primark, so I picked up a pair for £11 to test out. I’m so impressed with them! They are super soft and more importantly comfy.
My workouts this week have been much better than last week:
Monday – walking around London all day
Tuesday – morning gym session (20 minutes gentle cardio and strength routine)
Wednesday – REST
Thursday – morning gym session (30 minutes gentle cardio and strength routine)
Friday – REST
Saturday – Prenatal yoga session
Sunday – walking and prenatal evening yoga
I really liked that prenatal yoga session, but think that it may be better suited to later on the pregnancy as I didn’t find it very challenging.
Meals have been very balanced this week too and I’m still making sure that I stay on that veggie bandwagon:
Everything in the fridge vegetable Thai red curry – awesome dinner! This was a great way to use up left over vegetables that needed using up before doing the weekly shop.
Scrambled free range eggs with blueberry conserve and a chopped apple for breakfast
Coyo vanilla coconut yoghurt with fresh raspberries and Dorset Cereals seriously nutty muesli, yum!
Lunch from WholeFoods from the wok station. After roaming around the food market for at least 4 times I finally settled on this fish stir fry packed with lots of vegetables. There is so much choice there that it’s too difficult to choose.
This week my bump has finally popped out. It’s still remains pretty hidden under my clothes, but you can see that there is definitely a little person growing inside me now. I can’t believe that I’m almost halfway through my pregnancy already, time is moving so fast. This week I have been looking at my birth options and considering what should go in my birthing plan in terms of any pain relief etc. It’s such a mind field, but I’m glad that there is so much choice out there. My friend recommended a water birth to me, which soundd very relaxing, but I’m sure that’s not so true, but a great option for a natural birth. I’m sure I will find the best option that will suit me and the little one.
Does anyone have any labour experiences that they can share, personal or of friends and family?
When you visit a place as awesome as WholeFoods do you struggle choosing what to eat? I generally just wanted to have a tapas lunch of everything on offer, unfortunately that option wasn’t on the menu.