Another week of outfits! Every week that goes by, I feel like we’re settling more and more into a sense of “new normalcy” and it’s been a nice change of pace.
LAST WEEK’S WIN: I got a MASSAGE for the first time in over a year. I used to go all the time and really missed it during the pandemic. (Definitely a champagne problem!) Since I’m over the two week mark from my second vaccine dose, I felt comfortable resuming massages. I wasn’t sure what the experience would be like since I’ve never had a prenatal massage– no surprise though: I loved it!!!! I walked out of there like a new woman!
THIS WEEK’S GOAL: Move every day. I absolutely feel better physically and mentally when I get in good movement throughout the day. I have been doing the Peloton a couple of times a week, taking the dogs on power walks, some prenatal yoga classes at home, and barre classes at my gym (I rejoined!!!!). Sometimes I fall into the trap of thinking that a workout needs to be some super sweaty event every time– but mixing in healthy, low impact movement is also important. And my joints thank me!
WEEK OF OUTFITS 4.13.21
I’ve been getting hit with more anxiety than lately, all kind of unrelated to anything (probably just hormonal), but it’s been a bit of a challenge to deal with. On Tuesday, I had a great productive morning and then the wheels started falling off so I took myself to a cafe to work for a little bit and then camped out in our backyard under a blanket to get more work done. Then Mike and I drove into Hoboken to have dinner outside with his sister– it was a beautiful evening!
Normal work from home day, but mixed things up by going to another favorite cafe to work. (Can you tell I missed working outside of the home?! Love that it’s warm enough to sit outside with my laptop.) And then bopped over to my volunteer shift. Mike and I were going to go out for dinner but decided to just order pizza and stay home… it was nice!
I spent all day in front of my computer and working on various campaigns and projects. Mike and I broke away for dinner and sat outside. I swear our town is sighing a collective sigh of relief. The energy of people enjoying eating outdoors is contagious. I really do hope that we keep these outdoor spaces open even as things return to more normalcy. It’s SUCH a treat to have sidewalks extended and roads blocked off for outdoor dining.
Dress (non-maternity and under $25, I sized up one size for the bump)
Started off the morning with an OB appointment. I love getting to hear the baby’s heart. I ended up not feeling 100% great on Friday from allergies (it’s hitting me so bad this year) so other than the trip out to the doctor, I kept things super low key and worked from the couch all day.
Saturday was such a perfect, needed relaxing day. I met up with my friend and her daughter for bagels first thing in the morning. And then I had the glorious massage. No joke, I was on cloud nine for the rest of the day, it was almost hard to function. I came home, did some cleaning and organizing and went to bed nice and early.
We had a cozy Sunday at home. It rained all day, which was actually nice. I usually hate rainy days, especially on the weekend! But I swear the day of rain made a bunch of trees pop their leaves a bit early! Felt so springy. I did have to work for a few hours in the afternoon and then I had a rough evening of anxiety… so I turned in early.
Despite my rough look, I had a productive Monday. Took a barre class at the gym, got a ton of work done, and had a great phone call meeting that put some pep in my step. A great way to kick off the week for sure.