WIAW: Case of the Mondays

For some reason I thought that Mondays during my maternity leave would be easier. I wouldn’t be waking up earlier than usual to go to work … I wouldn’t have the usual pre-workweek anxiety about getting everything done in  time. I wouldn’t be recovering from staying up late evening night during the weekend.

Well. I was wrong. Mondays are still hard. Why? Mostly because B goes back to work- which means less help for me with FW,  less sleep (I sorta sleep in on weekends because B able to watch FW in the morning) and the slight anxiety of wondering how FW and I will survive the week ahead of us.

Needless to say, Mondays are still hard. Thankfully, this last Monday was a little easier. One of the reasons was because of food. B made me lunch (so I wouldn’t have to prep something during the day with FW), I had made snacks ahead of time and dinner was an easy semi freezer meal. It’s amazing how much a little food can make the day even better!  Anyway, onto today’s What I Ate Wednesday.
Breakfast was some yogurt and fruit. I get into breakfast habits and have been really enjoying nonfat plain Greek yogurt with honey and berries. I would also usually add granola, but I haven’t made some in a while and I need to do that. B also surprised me with a skinny cinnamon dulce latte- I haven’t had a caffeinated beverage like that in a year!

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For snack, I had nearly this entire large container of fruit salad.

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Lunch was a salad B had made me. It was awesome- under the corn/bean/tomato/cilantro salsa (courtesy B’s mom) was some chicken, pepperoni and cheese.

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Snacks were some grapes and one of these whole wheat oat peanut butter and jelly muffins modified from Running with Spoons.

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Dinner was zoodles with some meatballs B made and homemade pasta sauce I had made plus a delicious salad. I was starving – we had gone to B’s softball game and didn’t get home to start cooking until after 8! I was pooped and tired. Thankfully B also feed me some cheese and pepperoni as a snack (unpictured) while dinner was being prepared.

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There we go – another What I Ate Wednesday. And not a bad Monday!

Some questions for you:

  • What is your favorite day of the week?
  • What’s your go-to breakfast?

Disclaimer: Stemilt sent me some complimentary Skylar Rae cherries, and I loved them. All views are my own. 

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8 thoughts on “WIAW: Case of the Mondays

  1. My current go-to breakfast is a ham and cheese omelet with a side of fruit because I’m so hungry after my morning runs! Mondays still fill me with dread. A high school friend of mine posted on Facbeook Sunday night “Anyone else (not current students or teachers) still get that Sunday night panic/anxiety feeling … like you *must* have forgotten to study, or do an assignment?” I totally agreed, but now I think it’s the anxiety of everything I feel like I need to get done that week. Keep up the good work, you seem to be doing a nice job at new mom life!

  2. Homemade pasta sauce is SO GOOD! 🙂 And I understand the Monday difficulties, although I’m not a mama. Is there anyone that could come help you babysit on Mondays to just ease the transition? Also that bed of zoodles with pasta sauce looks so good! Actually, every one of your eats look so delicious. My go to breakfast would be yogurt and fruit and granola, not unlike your bowl of yogurt. You know what’s neat? You were the second blogger today who had Amanda’s PB&J Muffins in your eats. I want to make them now!

  3. I need to start making zoodles! I honestly don’t cook very much at all — I’ll bake some chicken and steam a bunch of broccoli to meal prep for work lunches, but that’s about it. The natural marketplace on my corner makes the best salads for really cheap, so I can’t justify passing that up! 🙂 My fave day of the week is Saturdayyyyyy.

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