Some things have changed, and some endure.
|Pre-Baby/Pre-Pregnancy Me||Post-Baby Me|
|An intense workout||Hiking 10 miles on the AT Rollercoaster or taking a 90 minute yoga class followed by up to 2 hours of Asana Club Yoga-play.||Walking for about an hour and a half (just over 3 miles total) at a doleful pace in the woods, wearing baby.|
|A Picture of Me doing something bad-ass|
|Cereal?||Gave it up because I used to eat so much of it. I would just eat bowl after bowl after bowl. I stopped keeping it in the house.||I prefer Life cereal (or the generic version). For a late night snack. Or two.|
|Do you want a milkshake?||Mmm, sounds good, but no thanks, it’s SO many calories and so much sugar, and I’ll feel disgusting afterward.||YES PLEASE! Since I’m here, we might as well make it a large.|
|How about some spaghetti for dinner?||Eh, not my favorite. It’s mostly carbs with no fuel. I’ll just make myself something else.||YES, that sounds warm and delicious.|
|What do you want for breakfast?||Oatmeal with skim milk, a banana, craisins, walnuts, and cinnamon.||Oatmeal with 2% milk, a banana, craisins, walnuts, and cinnamon.|
|Lunch at work||Sandwich with lunchmeat, whole grain bread, light mayonnaise, and a huge pile of spinach, Yogurt, maybe a kind bar.||You mean 2nd Lunch? Sandwich with lunchmeat, whole grain bread, light mayonnaise, and a huge pile of spinach, Yogurt, maybe a kind bar, maybe trail mix, maybe an apple. ALL OF THE FOODS.|
|What kind of yogurt?||Chobani Greek, 0% Fat (bought in bulk from Costco), Peach or Blueberry please!||Oikos WHOLE MILK Greek, specifically Toasted Coconut and Vanilla flavor. And at least 2 a day.|
|How about Ice cream?||I try not to allow myself to have it, except on special occasions. I can basically live without.||Are you not getting this? YES, I want ALL THE ICE CREAM.|
|A Great Post-Workout Snack/Reward||A “Muscle Max” or “Acai Energizer” smoothie from Robeks.||A frozen custard waffle Cone at Abbott’s.|
|A Big Purchase||My hiking backpack for the Tour du Mont Blanc in 2015.||A hiking backpack for short hikes with baby next year.|
|A Great way to spend a Saturday||Ashtanga in the morning with yoga pals, then farmer’s market and brunch, followed by a long nap on the couch.
A long hardcore hike followed by a visit to a local brewery and dinner with my hubs, preferably at Market Station in Leesburg.
|Sleeping as late as possible. Watching Animal Docs and Rock the Park on NBC over breakfast for me and Maia. Perhaps a long leisurely walk in the woods. Perhaps farmer’s market or Lake Anne fun. Perhaps (gasp!) dinner out at a fast-casual restaurant! Or even lunch out at Lake Anne Coffee House!|
|Sleep Schedule?||Early to bed, early to rise…makes a woman healthy, wealthy (?) and wise (??).||Dictated by Maia. Usually LATE to bed (between 11pm and 1am) then a middle of night wake up to feed (between 3am and 5am) then up for the day as late as possible (between 9 and 11am). (At least this was the schedule until this week… now we are working on sleeping THROUGH THE NIGHT (!!).|
|Work||There are days and moments when I am glad I get paid to do it, but overall I love my job, patients, and co-workers. Sometimes I want to stay in bed, but once I am there, I am generally happy.||There are days and moments when I am glad I get paid to do it, but overall I love my job, patients, and co-workers. Sometimes I don’t want to leave my family, but once I am there, I am generally happy.|
|Yoga||3-4x a week at the studio, 2-3 home practices a week. Working on handstands, floating forward, and ashtanga primary series.
So thankful for my practice and yoga community.
|Generally 1-2x a week at the studio. Random yoga-esque stretching with baby. Very modified for my “mommy thumb” and post-c-section. Grateful for every moment of it. So thankful for my practice and yoga community.|
|When I feel adventurous, I might try…||A Rocket Yoga class, a silks class, trapezing.||A Baby and Me Yoga class or swim class.|
|Planning a Trip to…||Colorado or Europe or The Grand Tetons for a hiking adventure!||Southern California for a wedding… with a baby… for an even bigger adventure!|
|My Husband||Most supportive, caring, amazing husband in the world. Can’t imagine life without him.||Most supportive, caring, amazing husband in the world. I would definitely lose my s#!& daily without him.|
|Favorite things to do in free time at home||Blogging, napping, watching TV or playing a game with Brian.||Sleeping.|
|Blog format||Long, winding paragraphs, sometimes SO LONG WINDED that I divide it into 2 posts…||This table, for ease of thought organization on less sleep than I would like. Still so long winded, I probably should have divided it into 2 posts. ❤|