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The Bees Knees & Apitherapy – Slovenia Part II

fullsizeoutput_1775If you’ve seen my recent post about our trip to Slovenia, this is the continuation! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this experience! I was looking through good ol’ Trip Advisor to find some things to do in Kolbarid, Slovenia. Since most of the activities here are rafting and parasailing, which would be amazing, we needed to find alternatives for a family with a baby. I doubt most rafting companies would allow a 6 month old haha. I came across Apitherapy Kozjak. —>

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Thunderstorms and Waterfalls in Kobarid, Slovenia

Bridge of Napoleon

Yesterday my husband and I were joking around how the people here in Kobarid probably laugh at American’s when they already know our answer as they ask us, “So what brings you to Slovenia?” And unless you’re a worldly outdoor enthusiast, your answer is “Netflix.” We laugh because, while we don’t have TV in Italy, we do have Netflix and I am obsessed with the show “Chef’s Table.” And recently there was an episode filmed here about Chef Ana Ros, and her restaurant Hiša Franko. Now, we don’t travel around to go to fancy restaurants. So our true answer is, yes, Netflix, but —>

Roasted Strawberry & Rosemary Ice Cream

 

FullSizeRender-2I had been meaning to update this post for some time! But I needed to recreate it first for some better photos and information! I finally made the time to make my Roasted Strawberry Ice-Cream with a hint of Rosemary! The best part about it? No Ice Cream maker needed. It is Dairy and Artificial Sugar Free!
I have trouble not having a completely scheduled day. Let me rephrase that, I have a day laid out in my head. I know exactly what I want to accomplish. But my 6 month old son might have other plans. So I am slowly learning to relax into this new life… I did manage to finally get back to this dessert instead of making a sugar ladder Apple Crisp haha. Give this a shot! It is so delicious!

I want Sugar! 3 Ingredient Cookies

FullSizeRender-1Typically, my husband and I avoid extra sugar as much as possible. I thought, that the only craving I really had throughout my pregnancy was Greek Yogurt with Frozen Blueberries, but looking back I realize that I made and ate A LOT of Apple Crisp. Haha. I remember my husband teasing me that I am getting a sweet tooth, something I typically lack. But I am beginning to realize that I am craving sugar still. Every damn day. So it really is time to clean that up a bit.
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Turmeric Latte Goodness

fullsizeoutput_2eddWho came up with the advice: “Sleep when your baby sleeps?” Seriously. In theory, I love this idea. In reality however, this is the only time to get things done without carrying your newborn around or running back to him every 2 minutes because he has once again spit out his pacifier and it has royally pissed him off. It took me an hour to lull Red to sleep this afternoon, and he slept for 20 minutes. #Momlife Who can relate? So I am sitting here, pumping milk, trying to write this post and tending to the pacifier. 🙂 —>

My Labor & Delivery Experience

FullSizeRender 3A bit over a week ago I gave birth to my son, Redfield William. And let me tell you, he is incredible. He is by far and away my greatest accomplishment. It is difficult to put into words how much I love him and that love grows every day. As you can gather from previous posts, I had a relatively easy pregnancy. Red was always on track. I didn’t experience any morning sickness or extreme energy dips. I was able to workout throughout the entire nine months, though I will admit from weeks 38-41 I slowed down quite a bit. To be expected with all of the aches and pains that —>

Redfield’s Nursery

fullsizerenderI have to admit, I have gotten so caught up in this kid making his arrival in the world that I have been off my game. Unorganized, tired and definitely in a lull. Today we are currently at 40 weeks + 4days and I am impatient to say the least!

I have been meaning to do a post about how our nursery has turned out! My husband was amazingly supportive when I mentioned that I wanted to focus my intentions on this room as a creative outlet, and a way to express my energy throughout this process. I couldn’t be more thankful that he encouraged me to take it and run! I did so much research, maxed out my patience with Pinterest and tried to find inspiration in every country we have visited recently. —>

Gingerbread Cookies

img_0791I love making and eating gingerbread cookies! You have no idea. So it is very important for me to make sure I have people to give them away to when I make a batch! Yesterday was Christmas Eve and knowing that my husband, among many other military badasses would be giving up their Christmas Day to support our country, I couldn’t let that happen without a little holiday cheer. And, okay, it also meant that I got a few cookies. 🙂 I love to indulge a little, sometimes a lot around the holidays and I don’t feel the least bit guilty. I didn’t come up with this recipe. In fact I stole it from one of my favorite new blogs that I discovered on Instagram. —>

Perfect Mashed Cauliflower

dscf0835I am a fan of potatoes. In fact, I LOVE them. I crave them often. However, I do limit my intake of those delicious little guys for a few reasons; Potatoes have a high glycemic index, meaning they raise your blood sugar more quickly than say, sweet potatoes. To me, this is only an issue if you’re eating these baby in excess. —>

Weekly Workouts; November 21st-27th 2016

img_9284Monday, November 21st 2016

Today became meal prep day since I didn’t get it done on Sunday! I spent the day walking to the local butcher, fruit & vegetable stands about a 1/2 mile from my house. During the day I don’t have a car, so groceries are a nice little farmer’s carry workout. That counts right? Today I made out like bank! For less than $20 I got all of this fresh food, grown by the people of this town. I always get inspired when I come home with bags of veeggies! I am always trying to come up with something new! Too often I get caught up in everything else that I don’t make the time for recipe development any more! Something I need to work on. 🙂

 

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

I worked on Pelvic Floor Fundamental Movements helping prepare for birth and postpartum. I need to do a post on why these exercises are for all women, not just ladies who are pregnant or have kids! But for now, if you’re curious, check out BIRTHFIT on You Tube for the movements!

4 x 25 of each of the following movements:

Glute Bridge (1 Leg at a Time)
Bicep Curls (15lbs)
Glute Kickbacks (With Band)
Dumbbell Row (15lbs)
Reverse Lunges
Kettlebell Swings (35lbs)

Strength Work: 100 Back Squats with 45lbs

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Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

Today I spent the day researching Nutrition and gathering some new books. No work out to report unless you count flexing my brain. 🙂
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Thursday, November 24th 2016

It’s Thanksgiving! We started our day off right and got the work done before the food intake. I hope you relaxed and enjoyed yourself today. We are all meant to rest and indulge a bit from time to time.

Pelvic Floor Work

4 x 25 of the following Movements:

Hip Thrusters
Bicep Curls (15Lbs)
Reverse Lunges
Obliques (35Lb KBS)
Glute Push Backs (Bands)
Dumbbell Push Press (15Lbs)
Fire Hydrants
Dumbbell Rows (15Lbs)

WOD: 3 Rounds 45secs of work / 15secs of rest
KBS (35lbs)
Weighted Overhead Walking Lunges (25lb plate)
Ring Rows

Friday, November 25th 2016

Rest Day

Saturday, November 26th 2016

Today I started the Booty Program by Lauren Salaun just to change things up a bit!  Check out her program. So far I love it! It is designed to be done in a standard gym, so I do substitute a lot of movements to work with the equipment I have!

Sunday, November 27th 2016

Rested today. Taking the time to listen to my body that is working over time creating a little human. There will most likely be more rest days than I am comfortable with. But trust me, I prefer to move if I can!

 

-Oat