Hey hey! Boy, it has been a busy couple of days!
Last Sunday, we had some friends over for dinner so I was busy in the kitchen.
Well, with a hungry husband, I’m always busy in the kitchen, but you know what I mean. 😉
I made roasted chicken.
Mashed potatos + gravy (unpictured).
A big salad of spinach, romaine, carrot, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, grated asiago and olives.
For dessert, I made baked s’mores. I meant to take a picture of a piece… but they vanished so quickly, I didn’t have a chance!
I might even venture to say these are better than s’mores.
Seriously. Make these. Find the recipe HERE.
In other news, did you guys have a nice Valentine’s day? At least eat some chocolate?
For breakfast, I made J blueberry heart pancakes. They aren’t very hard actually! Just pour the batter in a “v” shape and they kind of fill in.
J brought home these beautiful roses for me. I don’t care what anyone says, girls love flowers.
I gave him new flannel pajamas (on clearance at American Eagle!).
I also gave him a huge box of popcorn I bought at Costco. It was kind of a joke, but my man loves his popcorn!
We went to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Definitely not very fancy for Valentine’s day but they had live music and it was a lot of fun.
For an after dinner treat, I made cream cheese filled strawberries. I found the idea on pinterest, it’s insanely easy!
Just cut out the middle of the strawberry and fill with a mixture of:
8 oz. cream cheese
4 T powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract (I added this for better flavor, yum!)
(original recipe can be seen here)
Quick LiveFit update:
Week two I totally cheated on the eating plan. Whoops. Hello? baked s’mores and cream cheese strawberries! Despite all that, I made an effort to still get lots of protein and veggies!
I saw a quote on pinterest the other day that said:
“Saying ‘Oh, I’ve already ruined my good eating today, so I’ll just eat crap’ is like saying ‘Oh, I dropped my phone on the floor, I’ll just smash it until it breaks’ “
Love this quote! Eating healthy doesn’t have to be all or nothing.
Since the week 2 was a repeat of week 1, I was able to up my weight a little on almost every one! Now, I’m on week 3, and whoo! my legs are sore today!
I have been getting up with J at 4:30 (that’s in the morning) to hit the gym with him before he goes to work and then go do my workout a few hours later. Even though cardio hasn’t been introduced in the program, it’s nice to just do some really (really!) easy cardio to kind of wake up and stretch out.
I usually just sit on the bike and read my Kindle fire or a magazine. I hadn’t read the last few months of Women’s Health so turns out it’s been a great way to catch up on my reading!
Speaking of Women’s Health magazine, my city Boise Idaho, was voted #4 healthiest city for women!
Have a great rest of your week!!