This was a few weeks ago. We are supposed to get more today! BLAH.
Soaked in snowy gloom. I haven’t had a winter affect me this badly in a long time – perhaps because this is one historically bad winter! And perhaps because my Little needs to play outside and our house is feeling smaller and smaller. I had more alcohol than I would have liked last week. I try not to drink during week because it’s just not the healthiest habit, but sometimes it’s just fun to make a boring day a little more exciting. Not much more than one glass, but enough to add some zest to the night. At least I’ve nipped the sweet craving in the bud! Thanks again to Cook Smarts for making our dinners (and lunch leftovers) rock.
Karen got some good news this week: She had a scan three months post cancer treatment which shows no cancer present in the body. Her doctors are very pleased. Though she’s not out of the woods yet, this is very positive! Thanks for all of your good vibes <3
Happy pancake day! A great way to start out a snowy morning. Topped with sunflower butter.
Oats in a jar! Hot and creamy plus sunbutter melted on top since my jar was SO empty I needed a bit more to stick with me.
Eggs, toast, banana, mocha nut butter
Note how I’m making a bit of an effort with the natural light now that we’ve had a few warm days! Same breakfast as yesterday : )
Yup it was a popular breakfast last week! And note who slept till 7:30 one day giving us a nice sunny breakfast!
I need to sync my meals and workouts, which are a bit off from an overstock of photos. I’m still trying to figure out how to get my posts written in advance but timely at the same time. But here’s what we did while in Florida:
SUN: Matt and I went for a 4 mile run. He is fast even pushing the stroller! So glad we brought the BOB because it was my lifeline while keeping Mazen happy during the speakers.
M: I took Mazen out for a walk/run. I ran for about half the time and talked to my mom the other half. We covered almost 4 miles in an hour.
T: I came down with a bad cold, so just walking today, but in the 80* sunshine I almost felt coldless : )
W: OFF for travel
TH: OFF for cold malaise
F: Training with Erin – upper body, including pull-ups that left me quite sore! Plus some cardio.
Post soccer game re-fuel – tomato soup, cheese and toast. Plus lots of H2O
Leftover salmon salad with goat cheese and a popeye roll.
A poor excuse for a lunch: pear (that I ate before taking this photo), cheese slices
And some of Mazen’s butternut ravioli
With a leftover meatball. No veggies except what’s inside of this – I could have put more effort into this lunch!
Leftover pizza with salad – now that’s more like it!!
As was this one – egg, spinach, cucumber and apple slices.
Sunday night dinner – Mexican fun! Beans, cheese, peppers, kale, chips and yoga-mole. Pumpkin beer that Matt brought me without asking. Couldn’t say no.
Here’s our Cook Smarts menu this week:
M: SESAME-SOY SALMON with roasted brussels sprouts. Matt worked late this night, so this dinner was all me. Salmon is my favorite fish, so it was a good one!
T: TURKISH MEATBALLS with cucumber & yogurt and pita. Loved these meatballs and the yogurt-cucumber salad was such a fun change from the usual salad option. Pita – yum! Wine – yum yum!
W: TURKISH PIZZA WITH FETA and cucumber and spinach salad
I loved how we turned last night’s meatballs into a pizza. Matt made his whole wheat crust, so that took this dinner to a 10! Kombucha sippin’ for me.
TH: SPINACH, MUSHROOM, AND FETA FRITTATA with avocado citrus salad. We added some homemade croutons to this salad – loved the citrus addition as well!
We thought Mazen was going to love the frittata, but I think he was sketched out by the mushrooms.
F: LEFTOVERS. Frittata, frozen veggie blend and some of our new Gluten Xclusion bread on the side. A tiny taste of beer.
Sending you March warmth, April non-showers and May flowers!