A different kind of cooking

While I made the chickpea patties last night, I also ventured into a new-to-me kinda cooking.

Baby food

Baby food!

How cute are these little baby bullet containers?!

Baby food2

(Peas, carrots and green beans)

We’ve been experimenting with babyled weaning so far – the baby is given large pieces of the same food you’re eating. The only obstacles we’ve encountered are the facts that Oliv hasn’t developed her pincer grasp (so peas would be a little rough) and I like to salt our veggies pretty heftily, and salt is out for beebs.

I thought I’d help her out by steaming and pureeing some plain veggies that she can mash around and grab handfuls of:


and the Pilot and I helped her scoop up and eat bites during the meal. 

I wasn’t sure how much she’d like it- I don’t even like peas plain- but she went crazy for them. After dinner, it was legendary bath time and bed for Liv, and then I hit up the gym to do the week 1 circuit. Thank you so much to those of you who have been checking in with the workouts! I love the pics on Twitter, too. I left the gym sweaty and triumphant.

Kind of random: Bell got a haircut yesterday. I dropped her off at the groomer’s and the Pilot went to pick her up when he got off work. 

This is the picture he texted me, along with this caption: IT’S THE BEAL!!!!!


(We call Bella “Beal” along with about a hundred other strange nicknames)

I laughed so hard. I really thought the groomer decided to do something new, but it turns out that the Pilot snapped that shot in a dog magazine while waiting for Bell to be finished with her haircut.

Much better:

Bells haircut

She looks so pretty 🙂

This morning was the standard egg burrito with watery coffee:


I try to make iced coffee every morning and the ice just ends up melting. Halp me. 

Time to pack up my work snacks and g-o. It’s a Zumba day!

Have a happy humpday!



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Awesome for sprints (or today’s steady state!). I totally thought it said “it started with the whiskey” instead of “with a whisper” until I searched for the video right now. And the meaning of the song just changed.

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  1. Becky G on June 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Wooooo weeee! My husband and I are on an ultimate frisbee team that plays on Wednesday nights and we ended up playing two games back to back. 3 hours of cardio baby! Ummmm needless to say i’m in need of a rest-day today. Happy that Thursday is a rest day in the schedule!

  2. Liz on June 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I did my cardio last night shortly before going to sleep! I’m liking the checking-in idea, it helps keep me motivated!

  3. Jamie on June 14, 2012 at 10:03 am
  4. Stacy Seratt on June 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I did my cardio last night while my baked sweet potato was cooking….45 mins on bike trainer….hills and jumps included.

  5. Marisa on June 14, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I did 30 minutes of running.

  6. Tracy on June 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    My baby is turning 10 months old on Monday, and I’ve made all of his baby food. We also did the baby led weaning. In the beginning I blended all his foods pretty smooth, but with very small lumps. 🙂 We would let him do a lot, but help him along. It wasn’t long before he’s eating small chunks of food now. It so nice to see him do it himself and all fresh foods. We were eating out one night and hadn’t planned it. So, I tried feeding him some jarred food….he was not at all impressed. I started actual foods at 6 months, and he’s a pro now. Even taking bites of things….so cute! He LOVES sweet potatoes and bananas!

  7. Natalie Rae on June 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I did 45 minutes stroller power walking 🙂

  8. Steph on June 15, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Freeze coffee in ice cube trays and add coffee cubes instead of ice, that way when they melt its just more coffee

  9. Ana on June 15, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I went for a beautiful hour long run on wednesday – my first in over a month! Thanks for motivating me to get out there 🙂

  10. Sarah on June 17, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Because I’m secretly 45 years old, you calling Bella “Beal” just makes me think of Ally McBeal. Besides the big eyes, I see little resemblance!

    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      hahah i used to love ally mcbeal 🙂

      • Sarah on June 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

        So glad I’m not the only one! I had an internship at a law office last summer and when the owner asked me why I was considering law, I had to say that I’d watched maybe a little too much Ally McBeal. (Oddly, the firm had a unisex bathroom. I think I was well prepared!)

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