Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mommy likes...

Well, here it is - my first blog post since 2010.

I thought I'd start with a few of my favorite things. In no particular order:

  • Cooking & Baking: From Monday through Friday, cooking feels a bit like a chore after a long day at work. But on the weekends, cooking is a leisure activity for me! I love to create vegan versions of classic foods and experiment with creating my own recipes. I also love making vegan baked goods - particularly scones and biscuits.
  • Breakfast: I. LOVE. BREAKFAST. It is by far my biggest and most enjoyable meal of the day. In fact, I could (and sometimes do) eat breakfast for 2-3 meals a day. If you stick around this blog, you'll be seeing lots of breakfast photos, I assure you.
  • Running: I love running, but I don't like to run. Let me explain... I don't really like the act of running. I have to talk myself into it every single time. But yet I love running because I love the me time! I enjoy being alone with my thoughts for a while; getting lost in my music and the scenery. And I especially love the sense of accomplishment that comes along with finishing a long run. I have run 4 half marathons, 1 10-mile race, and a 10k race. I recently signed up for the first ever Hotlanta Half. It looks like a great course!
  • Circuit Training at Home: Once upon a time, I was a complete gym rat. The gym was my second home (arguably my first home). I would be up before the sun, working out and often teaching Spin classes. When I was 32 weeks pregnant with my first, I was told to stop exercising because she was measuring small and I was having a hard time gaining weight. And just like that, my relationship with the gym was over. After she was born, I went back to working out, but not the way I used to. I quickly discovered that I needed to be efficient with my time and squeeze in workouts whenever I could. Even driving to the gym would be a waste of precious minutes that I could be curling free weights or doing jump squats. So I built up quite a library of workout DVDs and never looked back. Currently, I'm on round 2 of the 21 Day Fix. The workouts are incredibly efficient and easy to fit into the day, at just 30 minutes long.
  • Wine: Not much to say here, other than I love a good glass of wine! I am by no means a connoisseur, and I often go for whatever's on sale. I used to be a Pinot Grigio girl, but right now I'm all about Sauvignon Blanc.
So now you know a little bit about what Mommy likes, and what you'll likely be reading about here if you come back (and please do).



  1. I'm excited for upcoming blogs Emily! I know you have a lot to offer other fit mommas and moms-to-be!

  2. I love this!! So excited your back in the world of blogging!

  3. Welcome back to blogging! Found you through Mommy Run Fast's recent meal planning post. I'll be checking out your blog regularly!

    1. Thanks Marnie! I just checked out your blog as well. Lots in common. I'll be following yours too!