So it’s late on a Tuesday evening, but I’m finally going to share my weekend full of delicious food, Barre3, a hike outside, and a twin day date. So much goodness packed into a short time!
I began the day with fluffy scrambled eggs with parmesan and wilted spinach, cuties, and a slice of cake that our Lead RD made. It is a spice cake of sorts, not chocolate, and it is so moist and delicious!
I had picked up this kombucha while at Mahalo earlier in the week and thoroughly enjoyed it! It had been quite some time since I drank one, and it was tasty. Sometimes carbonated beverages can upset my stomach, so I don’t tend to drink them often.
I picked up free Petro’s for dinner, and it was really a treat to not cook even though I love to. Take out can be healthy and enjoyable.
Snack-age included hidden real with banana, pb, and almond milk. Another way I practice the last principle of intuitive eating, “gentle nutrition”, is by sometimes choosing almond milk in the evening. I love cow’s milk, but if I drink it too close to bed, it can sometimes make my stomach rumbly. So I make the call to drink non-dairy milk. It’s this way we can take care of ourselves without subscribing to fad diets and restrictive eating.
We enjoyed a relaxing evening together watching some Top Gear clips, and I worked on my owl puzzle.
We slept so well! I’m talking about ten hours worth. O_o I was craving an oatmeal muffin like Matt made, so I whipped one up and topped with with Besty’s seed butter and both cottage cheese and an apple on the side.
Jax worked on my puzzle a bit too!
While Ray kept my lap warm.
After doing some dishes and laundry, I got myself ready for a fun day with Kaci! I rocked my unicorn float earrings. I figured since it felt like spring, I’d add a pop of it to my look.
We first went to Mahalo for a late lunch. I had a half caf mocha and their chicken salad sandwich. So. Good!
We couldn’t resist a little modeling session with their adorable fireplace and chair! Is Kaci not so super pretty?! She rocked her t-shirt by Effect Positivity. Kristi now has mugs available too!
I wore my “new” H&M sweater from Goodwill. It’s so fun and comfortable!
We went by JoAnn’s for supplies on a craft I’m going to attempt soon, and then we shopped at Aldi.
Once back home, I put together Alexis’ No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal Bars, and they are phenomenal!! I highly recommend them.
For dinner, I made us each a salad topped with GF butternut squash crackers from Aldi and served us seasoned baked salmon from Aldi as well. It was so flaky, flavorful, and well-seasoned. Definitely recommend everyone visit Aldi soon!
The cereal cravings continue! I had Blueberry Cheerios, beet powder, ground ginger, pb, milk, and an apple.
This is such an important reminder for me sometimes when I can get caught up in needing more xyz. I must celebrate what I have and where I am as we all should!
As I was sippin’ my coffee, I realized I needed to get my rear in gear to make it to Barre3. Thankfully, my meal settled wonderfully, and I felt pretty strong. I chose, “more endurance” as my sticker for the January challenge board because I felt I pushed past some points when I would normally have to take a break. It was t o u g h class, but I felt successful.
I came home and ate one of the oatmeal bars then quickly showered to meet Kaci, Drew, and Axl for a hike!
The day was far too gorgeous to stay inside. We met at Seven Islands Birding Park, and it had been almost five years since I last visited. I need to get out there much more often!
I loved how the trees created a covered path. It made me think of a scene out of Alice in Wonderland. <3
Being the youngins that we are. 😉
Axl photo-bombed us, ha! Well, D did too with his shadow, so we all made it into the photo.
Look natural. 😉 While I certainly LOVED the weather, it did feel strange to be wearing a short sleeve in January. The state of our climate is a bit concerning.
I tried not to be a creeper, but she had a kitten with her. So cool!
I snacked on hummus and carrots then went to Kroger for the last of our provisions.
I was a snack queeeeen. Pretzels, Swiss, and avocado with hot sauce.
Then the last of my smoothie with Wheaties.
And then grapefruit matcha mate tea with honey.
I then made Ellie Krieger’s Southwestern stuffed sweet potato plus a salad. ‘Twas excellent!
You can peep my puzzle progress! I had Cheerios with banana, hemp hearts, and almond milk. I’ve been craving cold cereal for dessert. Anyone else love cereal for dessert/after dinner sweet?
And there you have it, folks. A lovely second weekend of 2020. I hope this week is treating you well, and I wish you the best Wednesday tomorrow!