Hello! I hope your weekend was restful. If not restful, I hope it was super fun. I spent most of Saturday relaxing since I wasn’t feeling great! Lunch was Amy’s minestrone soup and a veggie “bacon” BLT (VLT?, VBLT?- who knows).
When Adam got home from work, I stupidly tried to go for a run on the treadmill with him, even though I didn’t feel great. Let’s just say my body didn’t react well. I got weak, faint, dizzy and sick. It was not a great feeling to say the least and I vowed to give myself a few days off from working out to heal. I did manage to get in a decent 1.6 miles before I started to feel badly though. I took yesterday and today off and will try to resume working out tomorrow (Tuesday). LESSON. LEARNED.
After the gym, I when home shower and got dressed. I had a serious craving for pizza. Adam and I went to a small hole in the wall pizza place called La Hacienda that has cheap beer and delicious pizza. I had a bud light draft and a garden salad with vinegar to start.
For my meal I ordered and individual pizza topped with broccoli, red peppers and mushrooms.
It was amazing- warn, comforting, gooey and the crush was so crunchy! Adam and I talked about how to rivaled Pizzeria Regina. They taste very similar, but I almost like La Hacienda better because it is much less greasy.
After dinner we drove to Adam’s brother and sister-in-law’s house to spent the night hanging out with them. It was fun to see family and meet some of their friends. I felt badly, since I wasn’t really feeling like myself- I kind of just sat around. Oh well, we will have to go visit again when I feel better 🙂
Yesterday I slept in again 🙂 It felt great and I think is contributing to me feeling better today. When I woke up, all I wanted to cereal. I have been really into good ol’ cereal and milk lately! I had kashi go lean crunch with fat free milk, fresh strawberries and 1/2 of a banana sliced.
I also had a mug of coffee while working on school work and laundry. Story of my life!
Around noon time, I went to our house to shovel (we got more snow this weekend – hurray!) and then grabbed a coffee and drove about 50 minutes west to my friend Ibelis’s house for a Lia Sophia jewlery party!
The party was fun! What is not to love about hangout out with girlfriends and looking at jewelry?
And winning raffles!!!!
I won a really nice bracelet that I think I will wear a lot!
I didn’t really eat “lunch” yesterday. Instead I kind of snacked at Ibelis’. She made the fresh black bean salad that was to die for. I feel in love instantly and had a hard time walking away. I have requested the recipe and will share it with you.
I also had a mini cupcake.
and a chocolate ship cookie. Ibelis is an amazing baker and I can never turn down anything she makes!
I had a mug of coffee to enjoy with my dessert. I drank a lot of coffee yesterday!
I bought some jewelry and even got a Mother’s day gift for FFF mom. I am way ahead of the game!!!
I will have to show you what I got for myself when it arrives!
I also spent about 30 minutes trying to figure out how to play with a cat. Ibelis has 2 cats and since I am a dog person, I don’t really know much about cats. Playing with Pricilla was an intersting expereince!
Once I arrived home, I found dinner ready. Thanks, Adam. I had put two corning hens in the crockpot with some honey terriyaki marinade and Adam roasted asparagus with a little oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and lemon juice.
The asparagus was crunchy and the hen was moist and melted in my mouth. Great snowy afternoon meal. We ate while watching the red carpet. The were some great looks this year! Here are four my favorite!!!!
I was digging the bright colors I saw on the carpet. It made me feel like spring is on it’s way!
I watched the whole show- the Oscar’s are seriously my favorite! I am really interested in seeing The Fighter and Kings Speech now.
Since I was relaxing most of the weekend and knew I had super busy day today, I had a super energy Green Monster for breakfast with some coffee. Double boost!
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of fat free milk
- peanut butter
- green superfood
- flax seeds
- cacao powder
Lunch also had a long list on ingredients. I t was a salad that had a little of everything in my fridge in it:
- Spring mix
- bean salad Ibelis let me take home
- red bell peppers
- a leftover mini turkey burger
- fat free feta
- black olives
- artichoke hearts
- fresh lemon juice and balsamic vinegar as dressing
It was fresh and filling. 🙂
Bright geometric shaped wrap dress (Target), white cami (H&M), brown tights (Target), brown riding boots (Anne Klein).
I guess I was inspired by the bright colors I saw on the red carpet last night 🙂
In Other News:
1. I read this interesting article my friend Karen sent me this weekend. It is an interview with Deb Perelman from smittenkitchen.com about how to build a successful food blog. I really recommend it.
2. This is my newest Patch.com article about the benefits of strength training (particularly for women). Check it out!
3. Women’s Healthy magazine is hosting a blog contest. Click here to nominate a lady blogger you love!
Well I am out of here! See you all later. I have a mini presentation for class tonight.- wish me luck!