Honestly, I really am glad that it’s Friday. At the start of the week, I was feeling slightly overwhelmed with my coursework for the semester in addition to some other commitments I have right now, but as the week has progressed I’ve been able to manage my time well and stay focused and on top of my assignments and to-do’s.
There are still a few things I need to accomplish today so that I can go into the weekend with a clear head, but I’m in a much better place today than I was on Monday.
As far as what we have going on this weekend, tonight, Brian and I are enjoying a little date night at a place called Upstairs Circus.
According to the website “Upstairs Circus is a social bar where people can gather together to create unique D.I.Y., art & design projects.” So, my understanding is that it’s like a wine and canvas, but instead you make projects. I’m really looking forward to checking it out tonight and I’ll make sure to give you all a little recap next week!
Tomorrow, Brian and I are taking the day off from skiing (although my lesson last week went really well!) and we are going to check out a new coffee shop, take Bernie on a long walk or run, do some yoga, make a new recipe, and just relax a bit. It should be pretty wonderful!
Alright, now for some of what I’m loving this week…
Five Things I Ate:
African Peanut Stew from the Oh She Glows Cookbook. The flavors in this soup….seriously on point. Slightly spicy, nutty, creamy and just really delicious.
Collard Fajitas. Basically, I roasted up some bell peppers and zucchini with a homemade taco mix (you could use any taco mix), and I also baked the chicken with the taco mix. I then placed the veggies and chicken inside a collard green and topped then with a bit of Texas Pete Hot Sauce and some homemade guacamole. So delicious and satisfying 🙂
I’m still on the smoothie bowl train 🙂 This bowl had banana, wild blueberries, frozen spinach, almond milk, and half a scoop of Vega Sport Performance Protein topped with Crunchies freeze dried strawberries and grapes and strawberries, about 1/3-1/2 a slice of banana bread, 1 tsp raw oats, and a drizzle of peanut butter. It was like dessert for breakfast 🙂
I’ve been enjoying lots of lunchtime salads topped with roasted veggies that I make a HUGE batch of over the weekend, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, some form of protein, and anything else from the fridge that sounds good.
Last night’s dinner was particularly tasty and easy. Roasted salmon (400 degrees for a bout 15 minutes), side salad topped with dijon, red wine vinegar, sea salt oregano and black pepper, roasted fennel and Trader Joe’s organic frozen brown rice.
Five Workouts I Did:
Headed to Barre this morning
Five Things Making Me Happy:
Yoga! While sometimes it’s nice to not have to race out the door right after dinner to make it to class, I really am enjoying the mental and physical benefits of so much yoga. I am really thanking yoga for my positive outlook today, and I’m feeling (slightly) more flexible 🙂
Date night tonight. I can’t wait to experience Upstairs Circus!! It should be so fun.
Trying new recipes. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I got a ton of cookbooks for Christmas and I am really enjoying trying new-to-me recipes. I feel like I’m learning about different flavor and spice combinations and techniques to have in my cooking archives forever.
The Bachelor. I LOVE spending my Monday nights watching this fun and overly dramatic show!
Kombucha. Have you guys tried it? It’s a fermented beverage that is naturally sparkling and full of probiotics. I tried it a while back and was a little meh about it, then I tried it recently and I absolutely LOVE it. I only drink a half bottle at a time (most bottles are two servings) because there is a bit of sugar in them and they are very bubbly bit it is so yummy and such a fun treat!