When I woke up this morning, the first thought that popped into my head was literally, “Thank God it’s Friday.” I guess that’s why people say TGIF all the time, right?
This week was a busy one for me at work, but luckily I had a lot of fun activities to keep me going. Here were some of the highlights from my week!
Ever since I joined the VIP membership of Fabletics back in February, I have been treating myself to new workout gear at the beginning of each month. For the last two months I haven’t been buying full outfits from Fabletics, but instead have just been replenishing my workout top supply (I have plenty of pants at the moment, but can always use more tops).
Last month I bought the Taho Tank in bright pink for $34 (which I love!) and this month I ordered the Norwalk tank in the Cucumber/Animal Impressions Print, also for $34.
These tops have been great to wear to all the yoga and barre classes I’ve been going to lately, but they also work great for more sweaty exercises like spin and bootcamps. So far I am loving my VIP membership with Fabletics, but am also happy that I can skip any month I want. If you haven’t signed up yet (<– affiliate link, FYI), but are thinking about doing it, I definitely recommend it!
Fabio and I have a bunch of stuff in our freezer we are trying to use up before we move to DC next month (eeek! Details coming next week!), one of which was some smoked salmon Fabio’s dad gave us a while ago. I honestly can’t say I’ve ever really eaten smoked salmon without an everything bagel underneath it (yum) so I really didn’t know what we were going to make with it. Luckily when I turned to Google, I found this recipe for corn pancakes with smoked salmon and lemon-chive cream.
All I can say is wow! I loved the sweet and spicy corn pancakes, and definitely want to start incorporating them into more meals (they would be great with some kind of spicy slaw!). The smoked salmon on top was the perfect salty/briny compliment, and the lemon/chive cream (I subbed Greek yogurt for sour cream, FYI) was a fun finish! If you’re ever stuck with some random smoked salmon, you absolutely have to try this dish!
The other night Fabio and Jack headed into the bedroom while I finished up some work on the blog, and when I came in to join them I was greeted with this scene.
Umm…Jack? Where am I supposed to sleep?
This little furball is just too cute (and maybe thinks he is a human?), and I couldn’t resist making him move. Instead I scooted him over a bit, and curled up to him to take my pace as little spoon. Sigh. The life of a dog owner.
Favorite Sweat Sessions
I am continuing to enjoy my membership with ClassPass, and this week I got some excellent workouts in. On Monday I hit up CorePower Yoga’s 6:00 am sculpt class, which is always super sweaty and fantastic. Then on Tuesday morning I joined my good friend Jojo for a spin class at FlyWheel Dupont. (Note: Flywheel is not on ClassPass – yet? – but if you sign up and make an account your first class is free!)
I absolutely loved the class, and am planning to write a full review of the studio next week. Stay tuned!
This was my first time back at UAC post-foot surgery where I didn’t have to modify any of the moves, and I felt great. I was so happy to be back!
It was nice to have Fabio there with us too – he’s trying to get in better shape before his sister’s wedding in Jamaica in a few weeks.
Tomorrow the three of us are planning to join UAC for their OutRun, a fun three mile(ish) run with short bootcamp-style workouts thrown into the mix. I can’t wait! (You can read about my past experiences with OutRun here and here.)
Oh and just as a random side note, I was pretty hungry after Tuesday morning’s UAC class, so in addition to my breakfast I ate half of a chocolate peanut butter Premier Protein bar I had in my snack drawer at work.
The company kindly sent me a few samples to try out (including some of their protein shakes, which I hope to try this weekend!) and I was so happy to have this snack on hand! It was really tasty and with 30g of protein per bar, it definitely helped my muscles recover after the tough workout.
You guys – the weather this week has been absolutely perfect! Each day has been not too hot and not too cold, and you can bet I’ve spent as much time outside as possible. A couple of days this week I was able to take my lunch and my kindle out to our office’s fourth floor courtyard, and enjoyed some serious sunshine while eating my lunch.
We’ve also been letting Jack run around off-leash for longer than usual in the evenings, which has been really nice since he has so much fun and Fabio and I love being outside in the beautiful weather. This week he made a new friend too; I think his name was Milo!
May is definitely my favorite month! 😀
Speaking of May…we had a pretty fun little Cinco de Mayo celebration at casa Chelsea and Fabio on Tuesday!
Fabio made us a pair of delicious margaritas, and served them in our favorite festive margarita glasses that my grandma gave me (if you can’t see, they have chili peppers painted on them). These glasses are the best!
While we sipped our drinks, I turned on a Songza playlist for Cinco de Mayo and helped Fabio cook dinner. While we cooked, I danced around with Jack a bit in the living room and tried to get him to salsa with me. Haha! Note: Dogs do not understand salsa. He pretty much just tried to chase my feet the whole time. 😉
Once dinner was ready, I enjoyed two delicious steak tostadas with homemade quacamole, brown rice and Colombian cheese sprinkled on top.
Favorite Girls Night
Last night I met up with three of my former-coworkers-turned-friends, Jojo (lucky me – I saw her twice in one week!), Claire and Brittany, for a happy hour at Mio in downtown DC. It was a gorgeous night, and luckily we were able to snag a table outside.
I got myself a delicious mojito, and then we shared a bunch of fried, cheesy delicious appetizers.
We wound up talking for a few hours, and it was so much fun to catch up them! I miss seeing these ladies every day, but I am so thankful we are all really good at keeping in touch.
And with that, I’ll wrap up this super long post. A long Favorite Things Friday post just means I had an awesome week, right? 😉
Question of the day: What’s your favorite month?