I love that the fact that it’s Sunday- and I’m still only halfway through the weekend! I think that the world would be a better place if we had every Monday off.
So far the weekend has been busy- it’s funny how that can happen when you have zero plans!
Fridays are like a broken record (but in a good way!):
I taught cycle express (only 30 minutes instead of 45- though I usually go about 38!) followed by Bodypump, and had a very fun and vocal group of women in my second class! I have to tell you as an instructor- it really helps when people aren’t afraid to make a little noise (like an OW! or Woo-hoo!) to make it known that you are feeling your workout. It drives the energy level up, and it just makes it more fun! I love it.
Since it was Friday night, pizza was for dinner. Once again, I used the P28 bagels as a crust- and they work like a charm! It’s such an easy and tasty way to get a ton of added protein into pizza night.
Why yes, I would like some pizza with my veggies.
Greg and I spent the rest of the evening exhausted and enjoying some much-needed couch and DVR time. Friday nights are kind of perfect that way.
Saturday is designated “rest” day and boy was it needed! After the combination of Fitmixer Bootcamp workouts this week and teaching a ton of classes, my body needed some recovery big time. We got up early and took the dogs for a nice long walk, taking advantage of the few hours in the morning before it got too hot out.
I made an awesome smoothie using Fitmixer vanilla protein powder, peanut flour, 1/2 a frozen banana, flax milk, ice, a handful of spinach and guar + xantham gum. It was topped off with some granola and sliced banana and a sprinkle of sea salt (which just makes this smoothie!) and eaten in a bowl with a spoon (which I always do- because it takes longer to eat!).
We spent the rest of the day running errands- starting at the Farmers Market. I got all of this for under $20!
Spinach, kale, strawberries, sugar-snap peas, broccoli and eggs
We also stopped by one of the health clubs that I teach at to pick up a spin bike! My cousin Gillian (who loves in Morgantown, WV) really wanted one, so I went and got it for her to hold on to in the meantime.
We got brand new Keiser bikes in our cycle studio, and I am so excited about them!
See me and Greg in the mirror?
The club canceled all cycle classes over the weekend so that the new bikes could be set up – and I get to be the first instructor to break them in on Tuesday morning! This is really going to change the way I teach, since the new bikes have a computer that reads RPM, heart rate (if you wear a strap), gear (tension level), and overall mileage!
I’ve always had to just tell the people in my classes to find a gear range of 1-10 and go from there- but now they can actually have that number right in front of them (and these go from 1-24!). Having the RPM will help so much, too. This will all really challenge people to work harder and break out of their comfort zones!
We headed down south to hit up Trader Joes for some groceries + TJs essentials. Here’s a look inside of my shopping cart:
And then of course, we also drove over to Whole Foods to get a few more things. I found this crazy Siamese twin looking sweet potato
…and we had lunch while we were there.
My weekends are a little too predictable, aren’t they?
After being gone all day, it was nice to come home and play with the pups for a bit. I tackled the pantry, which desperately needed to be cleaned out and organized!
Notice all of the KIND bars??
His and her protein/amino supply:
My Fitmixer protein powders are too big for the top shelf, so they’re at the bottom!
I also made Janetha’s blueberry lemon protein scones! I’m horrible at baking, so I cut the recipe in half. The only substitutions I made to her recipe were that I used Sun Warrior Vanilla Warrior Blend protein powder and only 1 T of Earth Balance + 1 T pumpkin puree.
I was a little nervous as they went into the oven…
But they turned out perfectly! And they taste really good.
Greg has recorded the movie Yes Man a few weeks ago because neither of us had ever seen it. So that’s how we capped off our wild Saturday night. And I fought to stay awake until 10 pm.
It’s been a great weekend so far- but I definitely got off track with “mindful eating” on Saturday. Nothing too bad- just way too much snacking. But that’s okay, today’s a new day, and I’m back at it.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Don’t forget to enter my Nature’s Indulgence granola giveaway- I’ll be choosing a winner at 8pm EST tonight!