The weekend is here, boys and girls!! Are we all excited? I am even though I don’t have a whole lot planned. The past few days have been the usual…read “not exciting”. LOL I have to relish the quiet of my days right now because hockey for DS starts up Sept 1 and DD’s dance starts on Sept 13 so I’ll be hitting the ground running from then until the end of June. Sheesh…before I know it Christmas will be here! OUCH!
Breakfast was a pack of Nature’s Path Maple Nut oatmeal which I’m happy to report had lots of nuts in it! That didn’t stop me from adding more along with a splash of coconut milk:
A 100% enjoyable, easy to prepare breakfast!
I noshed on a PB Mojo bar before hoofing it to the gym:
This one is great, but not as great as the mountain man bar. That one I buy by the boxful! :)
I hopped on the treadmill at lunch for a great ½ hour, incline speed walk. I haven’t done that since before my vacation and it felt great to get on there and huff some. And better yet that I woke up pain free unlike the morning after my run last week when my hip bothered me. Getting old sucks! LOL
In my quest to get back into eating loads upon loads of veggies again I chopped 2 tomatoes and a cucumber from the garden and topped them with ½ a can of tuna and some fig balsamic dressing for lunch.
WHOA baby! I packed the veggies and tuna in separate containers so I didn’t realize how much was there until I combined the 2. I loved the simplicity of it, though and it filled me up. May have been mostly water, but I digress!
Just before I left work for the day I snacked on a packet of cocoa roast almonds:
Yum in my tum!
I made the fam pasta for dinner because I needed something quick. Just as eggs and toast are my go to meals, pasta is my go to meal for the fam. Why did I need something quick? Well, DD had plans to go to the movies with a friend for 6:30. After dropping her off we had to attend a meeting for DS’s hockey team across town. Did I start this post by saying that my evenings were still calm? HA! Anywho, they ate pasta and I ate a big salad made with kale (from the garden), a hard boiled egg, ½ an avocado, carrots and some freshly grated parm cheese. The dressing was a mix of white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey chilli powder, salt & pepper.
I think I filled my veggie quota for the day with this one. Delicious! We made it home just after 9pm and the first thing I did was tune into SYTYCD Canada. Then I sipped on a vanilla chai and snacked on a chocolate chip All Bran bar. Unfortunately, the lighting was poor and the photo was awful. Boo to the nights getting dark faster!!
I lounged in bed a bit too long and started the day off in a rush as the result! I’ll never learn. With 10 minutes to go before I had to leave for work I slammed back a bowl of Wildroots cereal.
Insert work, work, enjoy a Nature’s Path sunny hemp granola bar, work, work:
Thursday was our last day at level 1 of the 30 Day Shred. Some of the ladies are a little freaked out about moving to level 2, but I just told them to do what they can and if it’s too much to just do some exercises from level 1 till they catch their breath. I think they’ll be just fine!
I made a big salad fro lunch with some odds and ends thrown in; a hard boiled egg, ½ an avocado and carrots. I used Renee’s pear & blue cheese dressing to spice it up:
It was another busy night with it being DS’s last house league soccer game of the season. The kids wanted leftover pasta so while I got that going I made some quinoa for myself which was topped with tuna, feta, roasted red pepper and freshly grated parm:
Simple and easy on the taste buds. I also had some beat up orange segments.
My neighbour injured her knee so when we got home from soccer the kids went to make sure she was OK and to help her put the garbage out. We chatted for a bit and before long it was after 9pm. I crashed on the couch for a bit then crashed in bed. The nights have been cooler and sleeping has been marvellous!
Had some great oats!
-1/2 each water and coconut milk
-1/2 Quaker oats
-pecan pieces & mocha flavoured agave
The consistency was just right today. I got side tracked and they sat a bit on the counter. I think that’s the key to getting the texture the way I like it. Pre gym snack was a strawberry pomegranate Odwalla bar:
I LOVE these bars! They’re my new best friend. I haven’t met a flavour I don’t like.
I climbed on the elliptical at lunch today for 30 minutes. The perfect ending to a work out week, if you ask me! I grabbed a quick yogurt and container of granola for lunch today which went down perfectly. For some reason it was just what I wanted!
Following my usual routine throughout the work week, I ate a snack before punching out for the day. Today’s snack was carrots and almond butter:
I really don’t know why I don’t snack on this combo more often. It really is fantastic!
Dinner tonight was a dinner for champions! ;)
The fam was having juicy jumbos and mac n cheese so I decided to eat “junky” too! LOL I sautéed some green bell pepper to use as a topper on the “sausage”. AND, I served it in a fluffy white bun! It’s been a long time since I rocked the white bread!
I’ve never had a Tofurkey product before and I really enjoyed these sausages. The bun was great until the halfway point. I’d had enough by then. This was a great Friday night meal!
My hubby did some yard work for the neighbour after dinner so I visited while he worked. I also shared my bounty of tomatoes and zucchini! It’s getting to the point where I’m being overwhelmed by produce from the garden. While typing this out I’ve been sipping on a tea and enjoying the last few squares of my dark chocolate bar.
So tell me, what are you doing this weekend??
Bye for now!!