Weekend Recap

Friday

I opted out of my morning workout in order to do my hair and slap on some makeup. I am so over the whole process of attempting to look human, but it does make me feel better to do it once in a while! After Wes’s morning nap, we headed wayyyyyyyyy down south to attend the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. There were a ton of vendors, but it was too packed for me to navigate the stroller (solo, I might add!). Wes was getting antsy and it made me get anxious and antsy as well, so we left after a couple of hours. Plus, it wasn’t as good as people were hyping it up to be. I only bought a couple bars of locally made soap!

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At least it was something for us to do and get out of the house. Wes did seem to enjoy looking at all the lights. I was glad I remembered to pack some food for me to snack on because there was practically nothing offered at the market. As soon as we got home, I also toasted a piece of banana bread and topped it with chocolate chips (mmmm melty!) and peanut butter.

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 I did my workout just as Tyler was coming home from work, then played around with Mr. Wes while Tyler made us turkey child for dinner. Might I add that Wes is starting to look more and more like me?

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I had a glass of rosé once Wes went down and we watched Vacation before heading to bed. I thought the movie was hilarious.

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Saturday

I woke up around 7am and was about to start pumping when I checked the monitor and saw that Wes had just flipped! Rather than having a slow-starting morning, I ran into his room and got him. Nothing major, but it totally woke me up for the day!

We had Wes’s pool class in the afternoon and he fell asleep just as we got back home. I ran out to pick up some toys for him off Kijiji, got some groceries, came home and he was STILL sleeping. Cut to 2 1/2 hours later and the kid finally woke up.

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Tyler made DELICIOUS lasagna for dinner and I had to restrain myself from inhaling a piece once it was ready. (my stomach hasn’t been loving cheese/ice cream lately. OH THE TRAGEDY!)

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We watched Avengers and most of Selfless before heading to bed.

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Sunday

Ok, so Sunday was supposed to be my day to sleep in. BUT…I couldn’t. I TRIED SO HARD. Tyler got up at 7:30 and fed Wes while I pumped. Once I got back in bed, my mind was going a mile a minute thinking of all the things I wanted to get done for the day and I felt bad that I was in bed. So after another hour of trying to sleep, I finally got up.

I added some quinoa to my usual Sunday BAE and it was good!

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Before putting Wes down for his nap, I took some 7 month pictures of him and managed to type up his 7 month update post while he slept.

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Later in the afternoon, I took Wes out for a walk and a trip to the library. It was really nice outside! Fingers crossed we keep getting similar weather for a while.

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While Wes was taking his second nap of the day, I did my workout and walked the dogs at a mucho brisk pace. I figured, hey, these pups need HIIT too. Cardio for the win!

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Tyler made us chili lime chicken with sautéed veggies and rice. I am seriously spoiled with a guy that likes to be in the kitchen. He cooks, I bake. That said, I made some BANANA chocolate chip cookies right after dinner (you know, to use up the brown bananas). They’re really good- I highly recommend giving the recipe a try!

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I’m thinking the above photo would make for a great wallpaper for my iPhone. I’m also thinking if I did that, I’d eat 352092732x more cookies every day.

Once Wes went to bed, Tyler and I picked out our Christmas cards and then it was time for b-e-d.

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap

Friday

Woof. Ok, so the day was a bit to a rough start since I only got about 5 hours of sleep. Staying out late the night before absolutely did me in and I could NOT function in the morning. It was worth it, but man oh man I don’t think I could do that again for a long while. IMG_0227

somehow still did my workout, even though I have no idea where I had the energy to get it done. Wes and I played a lot and read a lot of books, so it was a pretty chill day. We even had matching stripes!

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We had leftover spaghetti pie for dinner and watched Trainwreck before heading to bed. The movie was a lot slower and a bit more depressing than I thought it would be. Meh.

Oh, and remember how I mentioned in my From the Week post that I went to my spin studio to pick something up? Well…..

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The studio purchased new bikes so I bought one of their old ones. Best part is: the exact one I ended up with was purchased for the studio only 1.5 years ago and never even put to use! I found out when I got it home that because of that, the belt just needed some greasing so once we got that done (WD40), it was ready to go! Just have to buy a mat to put underneath it and it will be moved into our movie room so I can spin and watch TV. Because: #priorities.

Saturday

I felt 352039572039572% better after getting a full night’s sleep! I changed up my pancake breakfast a bit by adding some pumpkin pie spice to the mix and topping them with pb2 sauce. PB2 and pancakes are good on their own, but I just didn’t LOVE this combo. Maybe it’s because I have a gross addiction to pure maple syrup? Yeah, probably. Next time I’m just sticking with plain ol’ pancakes ‘n syrup.

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While Wes took his morning nap, I ran to the store to pick up some more squeeze packs for him. The boy is a MONSTER and eats almost 3 a day PLUS milk PLUS oatmeal. After he woke up and ate, we headed to the Y for his pool class. This one was my turn and it was super fun because they had big float pads for the babies to sit on, and we did a lot of ‘running’ in the pool- rather than just bobbing around and dunking them.

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We hit up Costco (per usual) after the class, then headed home to snack/unwind/do random shit around the house.

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While Tyler ran a few errands, I whipped up a batch of Double Chocolate Chip Swirl Cookies.

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Yup, they’re pretty much the best. I use Sally’s recipe for chocolate chip cookies all the time (I tweak it a bit), and this slight change-up was still pretty easy to make and very tasty! I underbaked them too so they’re nice and gooey- the way all cookies should be.

For some reason, the afternoon pretty much disappeared and before I knew it, it was dinner time! Tyler made a FREAKING DELICIOUS meal of steak, caesar salad, garlicky mushrooms and roasted potatoes. I could eat this every damn day.

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And of course, more Wes time.

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After he went to bed, we watched Amazing Race and caught up on Walking Dead. Holy cow is this season intense or what? I had so much anxiety watching and now I’m afraid of the dark and zombies in my house.

Sunday

Tyler was on baby duty while I busted out my workout in the morning- sometimes cardio/plyo can absolutely kick my ass when I haven’t done it for a couple of days, so today’s workout left me with jell-o legs. My favorite. Then: breakfast! Also my favorite.

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Since it was Sunday, that means football was on alllllll day. And I can confirm that there are now two males in my household who are obsessed.

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He stares forever at the screen when football is on! He’s also been perfecting his rollovers- funny kid can roll from back to front no problem, but still hasn’t got the hang of the other way around. I’m also trying to snap as many gummy smiles as possible before the inevitable first tooth makes its appearance.

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While Wes took his afternoon nap, I took the dogs for a long walk while it was still light out. Our walks during the week are always in the dark (thanks WINTER) because I have to wait for Tyler to get home. For those, I get to now rock an awesome headlamp. You know, for safety. It’s totally sexy.

Before leaving, I sliced up some apples and put them in the oven to make apple chips. Two and a half hours later, I got a beautiful bowl of chips that were devoured in approximately two and a half seconds. NOMS.

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Tyler fed Wes some solids while I laid in the tub (terrible husband, right?) and watched another episode of Master of None. Is anyone watching it? I think it’s hilarious. I want to post like 235923 gifs, but I think the show is too new for any gifs to exist on the internet. Plus, I’m too lazy to make a gif myself.

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We had pulled pork quesadillas for dinner. Pulled pork is one of my favorites, but what made this pork even tastier was throwing it in the crockpot with ROOT BEER instead of broth. Took it to a whole other level. So yum.

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In case you were wondering, 99.9% of my meals are on the floor next to Wes. Case in point: (HAHAHA SEE WHAT I DID THERE? It’s part of my blog name. Ahhh actually, that’s lame) see similar photo with a slightly different angle..

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LEG CHUB.

How was your weekend??

Exercise & Eats: Week of 6/10

My mind is currently full of wedding crap (the financial aspect, making sure I pack EVERYTHING, making sure I am in appropriate contact with each vendor beforehand, yadda yadda) I am at the point where it’s just hard to imagine having fun at the damn thing. Whatever, I’m not going to go into it because you don’t need to hear about my problems….that’s why I have dogs- they are my therapists.

Moving on to last week’s eats. They were all really boring, but mostly because I was either at yoga/gym around dinner time or Tyler had golf/football. I also don’t think I am going to write my planned itinerary anymore since I tend to stray from it on just about every day.

Monday: Strawberry Turkey Salad to be honest, I hated it. But, I wanted to use what was in the fridge.

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Tuesday: I didn’t really have dinner, but I had a turkey club around 3pm and wasn’t hungry for more than a handful of strawberries and cherries the rest of the night.

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Wednesday/Thursday: I threw together a random pasta salad with Sausage

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Friday: We got some Vietnamese food to go. It was my first time having Vietnamese, and I didn’t LOVE it.

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Now, EXERCISE!

Sun, 6/3: REST
Mon, 6/4: Hot Yoga, upper body pyramid workout, 20 min run
Tues, 6/5: Hot Yoga, lower body pyramid workout, 20 min spin
Wed, 6/6: Hot Yoga, Fitness Kickboxing
Thurs, 6/7: Hot Yoga
Fri, 6/8: Hot Yoga
Sat, 6/9: Hot Yoga

Thursday Things

1. Check out this little craft I did yesterday that cost only $5 and took about 5 minutes to complete:

Each of those 81/2×11″ frames were 25 cents and the scrapbook paper was 99cents a sheet!

I have two other christmas craft projects that I might wait to complete over the weekend (it includes paint and candles and glitter and glue and all that jazz)

2. Last night’s dinner was FANTASTIC. I took the recipe from SkinnyTaste, and only tweaked it a bit. <—because I am terrible at converting ounces to grams and then usually halving the recipe for just the two of us. Yes, pretty much everything here is in grams which drives me freaking batty.

Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups no yolk noodles
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large crown of broccoli
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/8 cup minced onion
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs

Here’s what you do:

1. Put the chicken in the crock pot on high for roughly 4 hours and shred with two forks when it’s done. (submerge the chicken in chicken broth, enough to cover the meat- this is not included in the list of ingredients0

2. Cook the noodles until they are almost al dente. Strain and set aside.

3. Preheat oven to 375, spray 8×8 with cooking spray.

4. Put the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and allow it to simmer for about a minute. Then add the broccoli florets. Turn the heat to low and cover the skillet to allow the broccoli to steam.

5. In a large pot, add the butter. Once it’s melted, throw in the onion and allow the onion to soften for a few minutes. Add the flour until incorporated. Then add the chicken broth and whisk thoroughly. Add the milk and bring the mixture to a boil (stirring occasionally). Once brought to a boil, turn it back down to medium heat and allow 6-7 minutes for mixture to thicken. Remove from heat, and add the cheddar cheese and 1 tbsp parmesan. Mix well.

6. Add shredded chicken, noodles, and broccoli to the cream mixture in pot.

7. Pour the mixture into the 8×8 dish. Top with remaining 2 tbsp parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.

8. Bake for 20 minutes, then allow it to sit under the broil for a couple minutes to allow the top to brown.

9. Eat! (We added some sriracha to our portions. yum!)

 

(I always use the smaller plates for my meals, and leave the big plates for Tyler. Perception of having the plate full can really deceive your eating habits!)

3. I worked out at home yesterday and did the strength workout B from Best Body Bootcamp. It was an interesting workout, and I adjusted a few moves to accommodate the equipment I have. The toughest one was what I substituted for hamstring curls- I actually used my gliding discs for these. Yikes, my hammies were screaming after that set. There were cardio intervals within the supersets and I finished it off with some kickboxing. Check out this super flattering picture.

(Notice that my HEAD is wider than my entire body. Oy)

4. It was during my workout (in ‘my’ room) that I noticed it’s been a while since I updated my calendar.

Just a few months off. No biggie. But July is my favorite. 4th of July, my birthday, summer= all happy things.

5. A lot of people do throwback thursday pics. Since I am now 3000 miles from home, I couldn’t really bring any of my stuff with me, so I don’t really have any of my childhood pictures. But I do have this gem that my mom somehow brought this summer.

It was my understanding that in 5th grade, prescription sunglasses were HOT. Looking at it now: NO THEY’RE NOT.

6. I got shout outs on both Leigh AND Alison’s blogs today (ladies, I am totally stealing that post soon!) Woo hoo!

7. It’s not a new song, but it’s been a huge player this week in my workouts. Love me some hip hop/electro mixes (mostly the hip hop part though). The best part:

Ugly girls be quiet, quiet, pretty girls clap, clap like this
Ugly girls be quiet, quiet, pretty girls clap, clap like this

(I obviously clap)

Pretty Girls (Benny Benassi remix)

What song (new or old) do you have on heavy rotation lately?

Yesterday..

-I did Athena’s circuit workout. Contrary to the name of the workout, my butt does not hate me. But I was sweaty as hell gettin’ er done (hamstring still tight as a tiger)

-I ate this

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-watched this

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-made this

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Funfetti cake batter blondies

-hung out with this

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-and laughed at this

What did you do?