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A newly married and newly mommied fitness freak (and foodie) with a smart mouth and enough "joie de vivre" for days. I lost 30lbs before I got pregnant and gained 40 during my pregnancy. Now...I'm back in the game, trying to shed these last 15-20lbs of baby weight while being an awesome wife and mother (or...trying to be)!
For a trip to Target I’ve managed to fit wipes, two diapers, an extra outfit, hand sanitizer, my wallet AND my iPhone in a Coach cross body (and yes it closes and doesn’t look absurdly bulky). Does this mean I’ve arrived as a mom on the go? šŸ˜‰

For a trip to Target I’ve managed to fit wipes, two diapers, an extra outfit, hand sanitizer, my wallet AND my iPhone in a Coach cross body (and yes it closes and doesn’t look absurdly bulky). Does this mean I’ve arrived as a mom on the go? šŸ˜‰

4 weeks ago
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Lunch hour meal prep! I call this recipe “Halftime Haluski” and you’ll be able to put together why in a sec. Here is what I had on hand to pull this together at lunchtime (aka “halftime” of the work day!):

1/2 a bag of “No Yolks” egg noodles (or farfalle pasta)
1/2 a package of organic nitrate free bacon
1/2 a medium red onion, chopped
1/2 a head of green cabbage, sliced and hard white center removed
Salt and pepper to taste 

Cook noodles according to package instructions to al dente. Cut bacon into 1” pieces and cook over medium high heat. Once it starts to crisp slightly, add onion and cook until translucent. Add cabbage and cook until wilted. Once your noodles are done, add them to the pan. If it seems dry (it shouldn’t due to the bacon far), add a little of the noodle cooking liquid.

Smacznego!

#fitmama #recipes

Lunch hour meal prep! I call this recipe “Halftime Haluski” and you’ll be able to put together why in a sec. Here is what I had on hand to pull this together at lunchtime (aka “halftime” of the work day!):

1/2 a bag of “No Yolks” egg noodles (or farfalle pasta)
1/2 a package of organic nitrate free bacon
1/2 a medium red onion, chopped
1/2 a head of green cabbage, sliced and hard white center removed
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook noodles according to package instructions to al dente. Cut bacon into 1” pieces and cook over medium high heat. Once it starts to crisp slightly, add onion and cook until translucent. Add cabbage and cook until wilted. Once your noodles are done, add them to the pan. If it seems dry (it shouldn’t due to the bacon far), add a little of the noodle cooking liquid.

Smacznego!

#fitmama #recipes

1 month ago
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Today is a good body image day.

Today is a good body image day.

2 months ago
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GERD, GERD, GERD…GERD is the the word

Two weeks ago I went in for an abdominal ultrasound; my first one on my tummy that wasn’t looking around for a wee babe in there. I was having monster stomach pains in my stomach and around my gallbladder so they wanted to make sure all was clear (and it is).

Ever since doing the Whole30(ish) experiment, I’ve learned a lot about my body and what food does to it. However, whenever I eat gluten or dairy in excess, it feels like someone is incessantly pouring boiling water on my stomach. I’m no doctor, but that doesn’t sound like normal IBS to me. The pain isn’t in my “girl belly” and it’s not the normal upset stomach gurgles. Just legit excruciating spin above my belly button and below my ribs.

Yesterday I went to a BBQ at my moms and consumed more mayo-laden foods in 3 hours than I have in 3+ months. It is truly a miracle I made the hour drive home that’s how much pain I was in. Noel even offered to take me to the hospital. After some Zantac and several hours of sofa time, the pain subsided. I still have a call in to my doctor though since he said if the pain persist to keep him in the loop.

I have a feeling a Gastro referral is in my future. And possibly an endoscopy. *gulp*

Anyone else experience anything similar with their guts?

2 months ago
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Remember me?

Popping in to say hello!! Quick update list:

- Sophia is now 7 months old! I’ll post a photo here in a second.
- I chopped off all my hair
- I’m 8-10 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy/goal weight
- I tried Whole30
- That shit is/was awful but helped me lose 7lbs
- Double ear infection and teething at the same time is God’s way of punishing parents. I’m convinced.
- I need an IV of this Trader Joe’s cold brew coffee concentrate.

I’ve been thinking about you guys a lot lately. I miss you. I hope all your lives, your pregnancies, your kiddos, your wedding planning, your race training, your CrossFitting, your general life adventures are going WONDERFULLY. Have a great week and happy Monday!

2 months ago
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Very important to have a stash of post-workout recovery snacks in your Jeep. You know…and at least 4-5 varieties. Totally normal. #fitmama šŸ’Ŗā¤ļø

Very important to have a stash of post-workout recovery snacks in your Jeep. You know…and at least 4-5 varieties. Totally normal. #fitmama šŸ’Ŗā¤ļø

6 months ago
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Mommy’s night out. I’m in my happy place. #food #wine #cheese #cupcakes #foodie šŸ’•šŸ·

Mommy’s night out. I’m in my happy place. #food #wine #cheese #cupcakes #foodie šŸ’•šŸ·

7 months ago
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Uncle Si’s got his tea glass; I’ve got mine (plus all the water). Happy Tuesday, jack. #gettowork #hydrationnudge #fitmama

Uncle Si’s got his tea glass; I’ve got mine (plus all the water). Happy Tuesday, jack. #gettowork #hydrationnudge #fitmama

7 months ago
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Wake up!! Time for the most important meal of the day. Homemade paleo banana muffin with chia seeds and a peach. And now, coffee! #fitmama #healthynoms

Wake up!! Time for the most important meal of the day. Homemade paleo banana muffin with chia seeds and a peach. And now, coffee! #fitmama #healthynoms

1 month ago
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For the first time, my green smoothie came out green. Not brown, not an odd shade of grey…GREEN! Kale, spinach, mango, peach, and unsweetened almond milk with a little stevia. šŸ’ŖšŸ˜ŽšŸ‘ #fitmama #healthynoms

For the first time, my green smoothie came out green. Not brown, not an odd shade of grey…GREEN! Kale, spinach, mango, peach, and unsweetened almond milk with a little stevia. šŸ’ŖšŸ˜ŽšŸ‘ #fitmama #healthynoms

2 months ago
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Anyone want to contribute to the “help me buy a Polish folk art standard Tula” fund? I think if you all donated $1 to the cause, I could make this happen. Thank you for your consideration and continued friendship. Love, Sophia and her mommy

Anyone want to contribute to the “help me buy a Polish folk art standard Tula” fund? I think if you all donated $1 to the cause, I could make this happen. Thank you for your consideration and continued friendship. Love, Sophia and her mommy

2 months ago
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My boop and I after my first “official” 5k postpartum. Finished in 33:30. Pretty proud of myself considering the hills and not really “seriously” running on the reg anymore.

My boop and I after my first “official” 5k postpartum. Finished in 33:30. Pretty proud of myself considering the hills and not really “seriously” running on the reg anymore.

2 months ago
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Taking a Tumblr hiatus

I know, I know…it’s sooo the cliche thing to do these days. Honestly…I just need a social media break. I have too many avenues to check and admittedly Tumblr falls by the wayside. Plus, I already either follow a ton of you on other outlets or I’m friends with you on Facebook so…

If you want to keep in touch and continue to see Sophia in all her cuteness as she gets older, follow me on Instagram and Twitter @nchristinegrec. Or if you really love me, send me a message with your Facebook URL and I’ll add you. ;-)

Ciao, bellas.

6 months ago
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When my wife asks me if I want to put away the dishes or entertain the baby for a little bit.

daddy-newbie:

Iā€™m like:

The Office gif

Me and Noel. Every day. Be it “cook dinner,” “do laundry,” “get her bath ready…” I could go on.

6 months ago
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A day late, but our baby is a 1/4 of a year old! šŸ’•šŸ˜ŠšŸ‘¶ Happy 3 Months, honey face! @grecone45 #sophiamia #monthbymonth

A day late, but our baby is a 1/4 of a year old! šŸ’•šŸ˜ŠšŸ‘¶ Happy 3 Months, honey face! @grecone45 #sophiamia #monthbymonth

7 months ago
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