Good morning! How was your weekend? I hope it was full of fun, laughs, and relaxation! My weekend turned out pretty great, so let’s re-cap. Friday after work, I attended a Brewery Grand Opening with a co-worker. You may have seen me blasting your instagram feeds, but a special re-cap of the event is coming to a blog near you!
On Saturday, I spent the morning sleeping in, going on a 30 minute walk, watching Grey’s Anatomy, and meal planning. It turned out to be quite productive and I had a full weeks meal plan and grocery list ready to go. Once I was showered and dressed, I headed up to Starkville for the rest of the weekend. Our first stop was Starbucks and I tried their Gingerbread Latte, let me say.. not a fan. I politely asked them to replace it with a Cinnamon Dolce Latte and the barista completely understood. After that, we were both a little hungry so we went out for Mexican. I got rice with sauted veggies & cheese drizzled on top while Nick went a nice healthy route with a grilled chicken & avocado salad. After we ate, we decided to see a movie. It seemed as if Big Hero 6 was the only good option out and it’s Disney, so it was a no-brainer. If you haven’t seen it, please go see it!! It’s wonderful. Be warned, you may tear up, there are some seriously sad parts, but it’s a feel good in the end type of movie and I promise, you will NOT be disappointed!
On Sunday, I headed out to Starbucks to get some planning done. I went with my usual Cinnamon Dolce Latte so I wouldn’t be disappointed and a loaf of pumpkin bread – seriously, it’s my favorite! I was planning out our Mississippi Women Bloggers meet-up and dabbling with some ideas of a non-profit idea I want to work with. That’s all up in the air right now and really just thoughts, but we’ll see how things transpire.
It was good quality time with myself and I personally felt productive. Later I thought about how it might gross people out that my feet are propped up on a table they may eat on… I moved them.
After Starbucks I went and watched some tv with Nick then we finally headed out to lunch at City Bagel. It was delicious, per usual. We then grabbed some groceries for Nick and proceeded to watch more tv. When we finally got hungry again, we headed out to Stagger Inn before I left Starkville. I was going to get their veggie burger, but it was Morning Star brand and I find it absolutely ridiculous to pay 8 bucks for a burger that’s not home-made. I went with onion rings, not exactly a healthy choice, but I did enjoy them. Nick went with the most ridiculous sandwich I’ve ever seen! It was 2 large chicken breasts, bacon, cheese, and ranch piled high.
I finally made my way home and I had grocery shopping and meal prepping to do. I had already picked out my meals for the week and the majority of them are being used 2-3 times throughout the week. I think I did fairly well on my groceries and I’m excited to try 3 new items on my meal plan – Morning Glory Muffins, Hummingbird Cake (as a snack) and Pad Thai. You may remember the Pad Thai & Hummingbird Cake I raved about from our Health Starts Here 28 Day Graduation.
I forgot that I’m also trying out a smoothie for 3 days this week, hence the large bag of mango.
When I got home, I knew I wanted to make the Morning Glory Muffins and Pad Thai because I want to eat the muffins in the morning as part of breakfast and I wanted the Pad Thai for lunch. This took a little longer than I anticipated, but I think they both turned out looking great and I’m excited to try them out tomorrow. With my marathon training, I really need to revert back to my healthier eating to help fuel my body and keep the junk out.
The rest of my evening was spent typing up this blog post & getting ready for bed. It’s way past my bed time, but I feel super productive having cooked up some food for tomorrow so I’m now scouring for the quickest & easiest thing without taking the health factor into consideration.
- What’s on your menu for the week?
- Have you seen Big Hero 6? Thoughts?