Pregnancy Craving Recipe and Workout!

Hey friends! See! I told you I’d be writing more now that my thesis is nearly complete! Just a few fun things to share with you.

Early on in my pregnancy I had a HUGE craving for an egg salad sandwich. This was odd because it is usually something I don’t even consider eating. Fortunately we were watching my parents house while they were away and they said to take anything perishable we found in the fridge. Well, I just happened to find two hardboiled eggs and created a sandwich that week. A few days later Jenna posted this recipe for a simple egg salad sandwich. I saved the recipe but kind of forgot about it, that is until this weekend, when one of the snacks at my baby shower was egg salad sandwiches. I knew I just had to make some for my lunches this week and fortunately I had some eggs that needed to be used up. I think the best part about egg salad is you can tweak it to your taste.  Similarly to Jenna I do not like to put a bunch of crunchy things like onions or celery in my egg salad.  I used her recipe but made a few changes.

Pregnancy Craving Egg Salad Sandwich

Makes 4 Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 8 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 4 TBSP of Mayo
  • 2 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tsp. honey mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. of smoked paprika
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Sprinkle of pepper

Directions

  • Slice eggs and mash
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well

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Not gonna lie, when I mixed this up last night and taste tested it I wanted to eat the whole bowl!

A nice healthy lunch! Egg salad sandwich on whole wheat with romaine lettuce, served with raw veggies, dill dip, grapes and a glass of milk.

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It hit the spot!

Now for an added bonus! This morning I was going to attend a Group Strength class but when I got to the YMCA they informed us that the instructor couldn’t make it because of bad weather. Normally when she can’t come I get called to sub but I guess by the time she realized she couldn’t make it it was too late. Needless to say I didn’t bring any of my music or written up workouts. I considered heading home but headed down to the Wellness Center and made up my own full body strength training workout. I don’t always share these with you but I thought it was so good I would write it down so I could do it again and maybe use it in my classes.

Please remember to consult your physician before doing any physical activity.

60 Minute total body workout

Equipment: Hand weights, band, mat

5 Minute light cardio for warm-up (I walked on the treadmill)

Lower Body: Do 3 sets, 12-15 reps of each exercise choosing weights that feel challenging by the last few reps (#’s in parenthesis are the weights I used)

1. Regular squats (15)

2. Calf raises (15)

3. Deadlifts (15)

4. Plié squat (15)

5. Curtsy Lunge (15)

6. Resistance Band Lateral Pyramid Band Walk: take 2 side steps to the right, then left. Then take 4 steps, 6, and 8. Then work your way back down 8-6-4-2

Upper Body: Do 3 sets, 12-15 reps of each exercise choosing weights that feel challenging by the last few reps (#’s in parenthesis are the weights I used)

1. Bicep curls (10)

2. Overhead tricep press (10)

3. Reverse Flies (12)

4. Bench press (12) (I did these on an incline because I’m pregnant but you can do them lying flat if you are not pregnant)

5. Lateral Raise (8)

6. Standing Oblique Crunch (12)

10 Minutes Core and Stretch (I just stretched since I can’t do too many core exercises these days!)

Hope your week is off to a good start! I’ll be back tomorrow with a Baby Sneaker update!

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