What I would give for an extra day in the weekend. Saturday is full of running errands and getting the house cleaned. And Sundays are for getting everything ready for the week. I think many of you would agree we need another day in between. But today is Monday, a fresh start to a new week and many of us are working for a three day weekend!
Last week I was feeling a little in a rut with workouts. I’ve been taking bit a break from the 21 Day Fix workouts because I want to do a full round with my next Challenge Group starting Monday September 5th. It was also my first week back at work since being off from teaching over the summer, and I think I was having a hard time with the earlier wake up time and getting motivated. So by Wednesday night I was browsing the web for new workout ideas. I can always count on my girls Julie, Ashley, Nicole, and Heather for some amazing workouts. I added a few new ones to my Pinterest Boards and on Thursday did this Strength and Plyometric Leg Workout and Friday I did a Total Body Pyramid Workout. Even though most of the exercises weren’t new to me, it was nice to complete different styles of workouts and it made the time go by fast.
Now lets get to the Weekend Highlights, which are mostly food related since my husband and I just laid low most of the weekend because we were both pretty exhausted from the work week. Friday I neglected to take any pictures but after working for a few hours I met Tom for lunch. I had picked us up Jimmy Johns because I was craving a good turkey sub. Their Beach Club Sub is my go to, no mayo just the avo spread, yum! Then I went to get my nails done before Tom’s football scrimmage Friday night. Their first official game is next week, it’s away against a county rival team. I love the Friday night lights and am so excited for football season to begin, Go Eagles! After the game I just went home heated up some leftovers then went up to bed.
Saturday morning I did my Treadmill Workout again, It’s a nice Saturday morning workout because it goes by so fast. And my legs were desperately in need of some cardio after doing two new workouts the last two days. After my workout I got all the grocery shopping and some meal prepping done for the week. And later in the afternoon I took photos for some of this week’s Friday Favorites. So stay tuned I have some good ones because of very generous companies that had samples delivered my way last week. Then later Saturday afternoon while getting ready to make dinner I set out some cheese, crackers, popcorn, hummus for us to snack on while we prepped dinner. This is honestly one of my favorite stay-in Saturday nigh traditions, appetizers, wine, and chatting while we cook dinner. Literally I could just eat cheese and crackers for dinner, but I was too excited to make my Greek Chicken with a Homemade Pita Bread, so I saved plenty of room. Then Tom, Blitz, and I lounged around the rest of the evening trying to catch up on Bachelor in Paradise episodes. Any other Paradise fans? I was never really a fan of Nick, but I kinda feel bad for him now and want him to find love. We are still a few episodes behind so no spoilers please 😉
Photo from my Snapchat
Sunday we were up pretty early because Tom went up to school for a coaches meeting. So I got up, walked the dog, and then went to a yoga session at Live Out Loud Yoga Studio in La Plata. I had never been before so I was pleasantly surprised when Cindy told me the Sunday 10:00am Karma Yoga class was free to the community, they just ask that you bring a canned food item for them to donate to the local food bank. Anyone that is local needs to take advantage of this class. Let me know if you ever want to go because I would enjoy going with a friend 😉 I love a good Sunday stretch yoga class and that’s exactly what we went through. Sometimes we were flowing, other times we were holding a pose and feeling the lengthening and stretching in our shoulders, backs, arms, and legs. I felt so refreshed after and happy that it wasn’t even noon yet, I still had the rest of the day to enjoy.
The rest of Sunday was the usual. Laundry, meal prep, writing, and getting ready for the week. Then for dinner we made Italian Burgers stuffed with a little cheese and prosciutto, I found this recipe on Pinterest and have been anxiously waiting to try it. And I served them with a side of Greek Fries and steamed broccolini. It was delicious. Then of course the usual Sunday question came, to Sundae or not to Sundae. We decided to dig into one of the new Arctic Zero flavors Brownie Blast I had received from their team and watch the VMA’s for the rest of the evening. I ate mine in between two Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies with sprinkles of course!
And that was the perfect ending to a nice relaxing weekend. Today is my first day with students and my first day teaching elementary PE after teaching math for six years so be sure to check back on Friday to see how the week went!
Thanks to Katie and Meghan for today’s Weekend Highlights and Week in Review link ups.
After all of this weekends delicious meals I literally don’t understand how people can say healthy food doesn’t taste good, it’s all about how you prepare it. And when you’re using real, natural ingredients everything is better for you! Sorry, small rant thinking back to last week’s Fixing Your Excuses Post.
What was one highlight from your weekend?
How do you log your workouts? I’m in need of some sort of a system.