Cara is a 27-year-young Movin’ Mama living on the south shore of Massachusetts. Outside of her busy 9-5 career as a Human Resources & Payroll specialist, she spends as much time as possible with her 4-month-old son and husband…and occasionally sneaks out for some much-needed retail therapy and a pedi when she can! We asked how she’s Living Well today, and here’s what she said…
How do you typically start your day?
Coffee! I wake up around 6:45 and make a coffee. Then I try to get ready for work before the baby wakes up.
What is your current workout regimen like?
Right now, I am walking and running outside with my little one. I hate to leave him to go to the gym when I have been at work all day long, so instead I take him with me. He loves the fresh air!
What has been your biggest challenge with wellness since the birth of your son?
Eating healthy is definitely my biggest challenge right now. I had a lot of not-so- healthy cravings that I gave into while pregnant. I am just working on it day by day and I allow myself to give in once in awhile.
What do you love most about being a new mom so far?
I absolutely love the mother/child bond. There is nothing like it! I don’t think I can even explain it in words. It’s just simply amazing how your baby recognizes you (your smell, your voice etc.).
What are some beauty products you cannot live without right now?
To name a few (*links included for purchase, Mamas!):
What would you like to share as best wellness tips for other new moms?
- Make time for yourself.
- Don’t compare yourself to other moms.
- Everything in moderation.
What is one of your recent go-to healthy meals that you like to cook at home?
This time of the year the grill is my favorite! I love grilled chicken in any marinade. We have also been making a spinach salad with pecans, raspberries and goat cheese. This is super easy and delicious!
What do you do when you want to have “Me” time?
When I want “Me” time, I try to make sure my husband will be home so I can escape for bit. I think it’s very important for him to have one-on-one time with the baby, too. My favorite escape right now is a pedicure. It’s quick and relaxing!
What’s your biggest wish for your baby?
To grow up happy, healthy and loved 🙂
Who would you especially like to thank for helping you through parenthood so far?
I would like to thank our son’s grandparents. They always offer to help out whenever they can. We are very blessed to have such loving families supporting us!