happy monday everyone!
warm weather here in the midwest!!
how was everyone’s weekend?
i was so productive this weekend. and had no coffee..except for a grande half passion tea | half berry hibiscus refresher [no classic] from starbucks on sunday afternoon.
friday, i did some major grocery shopping. trader joe’s and sam’s club. my dream came true when i found this at sam’s. 56oz of coconut oil [organic AND cold pressed] for only $14.98! shut. the. front. door. and 3 lbs of raw almonds for $14.98. stop. it. successfully shopping trip. the rooms got a new job on friday, so we celebrated with a movie, gluten-free puccinni’s, and some coconut milk ice cream.
saturday, the workout bud and i did this killer workout from rebecca over at flex and shout fitness. didn’t make the full 5 minute finisher because we did some pull-up attempts. but he still hated the entire workout. #success.
i channeled my inner monica gellar and cleaned the entire apartment. it needed a good spring clean. ran a couple errands and started a quick batch of cashew butter…my first attempt…it was a success. then that lead to my smoothest and fluffiest batch of homemade almond butter. which lead to half my meal prep for the week.
sunday morning pancakes and church [loved this devo from she reads truth]. finished food prep for the week. here is what i ended up with:
* banana protein bars
* peanut butter cups
* goat milk yogurt & spinach turkey burgers
* sweet potato cubes
* sweet potato soup
* chopped carrots, zucchinni, and frozen bananas + clean celery
* batch of red quinoa and sorghum
* batch of cashew butter + almond butter
* morning glory muffins (recipe up soon)
* plantain bread
* kale + brussel sprout salad
* salmon salad
* cabbage and veggie salad
* mung bean + white bean hummus
the goal was to get everything prepped so i didn’t have to spend so much time cooking every meal this week. now, what to eat tomorrow for lunch…
i spent the afternoon and evening with the fam. played a few rounds of HORSE and knockout with the sibs and my pops (i won quite a few times). it’s been a few years since i played ball, but i still had some moves in me. the seester and i went on a 1 mile run and i ate way too much ham + brussel sprouts w/pistachios + raisins.
overall, a solid weekend. now i need a day off to just relax!
here’s to another monday.
on giving up what we’ve held too tight [trust and faith].
on the difference between building muscle and strength.
on the meaning of healthy living.
on fixing roadblocks to MORE muscle.
gosh, i need this reminder. especially with my pull-ups.
i hate them. hate pull-ups. blarg. progress.
i already (hopefully) worked out this morning and i’m ready to take on the day. the week even.
make your monday. legendary.