Apr 012016
 

Hi friends! How is everyone doing? There were about a million times this week when I wanted to check in with a another post, but unfortunately life just got in my way. Sigh. I had things to do after work almost every day this week, so there just wasn’t a lot of time to get my thoughts written out.

I still want to share them with you though, so in lieu of a Favorite Things Friday post I thought I’d tell you about all my food and fitness highlights from the week, plus a few other things that made me smile. I’ll try not to get too wordy on ya! 😉

Workouts

Workouts this week were great! In addition to a couple of runs with Jack, I took two awesome classes. The first was on Tuesday, when I took the TRX class at Reformation Fitness. This class is no joke and I’m always surprised by how hard it is. Tuesday’s class focused a lot on our core muscles, and I was so sore for the next few days that coughing and laughing was pretty painful. I sorta love that feeling though!

Here I am afterwards, enjoying the feeling of finishing an awesome, butt-kicking workout. Yay!
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The other class I took this week was a spin class at FlyWheel!

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For some reason I wasn’t feeling as energized as usual/didn’t think I was pushing it as much as I usually can, but then again it might have just been a tougher instructor. Either way, I was dripping in sweat when I was done, which is always a good thing in my book. Love those classes!

Breakfasts

Breakfasts this week consisted mostly of eggs! We had them in every way – scrambled with mushrooms and peppers, fried on a piece of toast with avocado and hot sauce, and just plain scrambled on their own.

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While I was loving the egg kick, I did switch things up on Thursday with a yogurt bowl. This mix included plain Greek yogurt, honey, raspberries, blueberries, and crushed pecans. Yummy!

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Lunches

I had a bunch of my standard salads this week (as usual…) but I was able to switch things up for two of the days. On one day, I made some lettuce wraps with hummus, grilled chicken, Swiss cheese, and pickles. I wound up having three wraps this size, and it was a nice break from my salads! I especially loved the pickles on top. Yum!

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We also ran out of produce by the end of the week and our fridge was looking pretty pathetic, so I hit up Cava Grill for lunch on Thursday and got a nice big salad from there.

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In the mix: mesclun mixed greens, baby spinach, 1/2 chicken, 1/2 spicy lamb meatballs, feta cheese, hummus, tzatziki, pickled onions, cucumber/tomato salsa, quinoa, plus a fresh lemon wedge squeezed over the top. So delicious!

This Cava Grill just opened near my office and it’s always been one of my favorite fast-casual places, so I’m definitely going to be getting lunch from there more often. Yum!

Snacks

Pretty much every day this week I had mixed berries and nuts as an afternoon snack.

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It gets the job done!

Dinners

Dinners this week have been very yummy!

One night we had pork loin again (we bought a HUGE one from Costco a couple weeks ago and froze a bunch) and this time I served it with peas & carrots and sautéed apples.

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This meal totally reminded me of something my mom would make for me as a kid. Those sautéed apples were always my favorite!

We also had more of the lightened up Pad Thai that I mentioned last week, which was great for using up the second half of our head of cabbage.

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So good! Love that recipe.

Overall it was a really good week of eating and exercise, and I will tell you that I am officially two pounds below that stupid number that I’m always stuck at. Hooray! Now I’m not usually one to care about a number on the scale, but I really did set a goal for myself to get under that darn number for our engagement party (which is tomorrow!!!) and I’m pretty proud of myself for getting to it. 🙂

Other Highlights from the Week

Here are some other things that made me smile this week!

Leftover candy from Easter + Dance Moms on TV when Fabio was out playing a softball game. YES.

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Coffee in my favorite new mug!

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This guy when I come home from work and all he wants is a belly rub.

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…and also when he just wants to snuggle with us on the couch.

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When your hair salon gives you wine while you’re waiting for your highlights to finish up.

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And when you love how the highlights came out!

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I’m ready for my party!!

Aaaaand, now we’re all caught up! Have a good weekend my friends!

Question of the day: What was the best thing you ate this week? Have you ever dyed your hair?

I haven’t had highlights in more than a year!! It’s usually more money than I want to spend on myself, but I decided it was worth it for my engagement party. 🙂

 Posted by on April 1, 2016

  7 Responses to “Food & Fitness Highlights from the Week!”

  1. Love the hair!!!! Chica bonita!

  2. I love Cava Grill! I wish we had them here in Richmond. They do sell their tabouli and tzatziki at a local grocery store so I get those a lot!

  3. I love your new hair cut! Looks fresh and nice. Also, what`s your Snapchat? I like add new people there.

  4. What salon do you go to? You’re hair looks great!

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