≡ Menu

Weekend: Date Night In, Date Night Out, Costco & More

I have a late weekend recap for you!

I got to sleep in on Friday which was pretty magical. I taught my 9:30 a.m. hot class at Y2 and then had an exciting lunch meeting with the owner of The Track & Field Store here in Charlotte about a partnership we are starting. They are like the Brazilian version of Lululemon and I can’t wait to share more with you!


We met for lunch at the cafe at Y2 where I ordered our Superflow Wrap. It features house-roasted chicken, avocado, cucumber and local hummus in a 7-grain wrap with a side salad. So good.


We have the best sushi chef EVER and he also surprised me with this Japanese curry. I wish I could let you taste how amazing this was. He is such a talented and amazing chef.


I headed back to the studio at 5 p.m. for a massage. We just hired a new therapist and she’s amazing. Charlotte peeps…make a point to come see Kim! It was the most perfect way to end my week. My fiance and I talked about going to a movie Friday night but decided dinner and a movie at home sounded better. I picked up stuffed chicken from Reid’s and then roasted some veggies on the side. We watched Insurgent.


Saturday flew by in a blur of farmer’s market, teaching yoga, a yoga workshop, pressure washing (the most addictive home improvement activity ever) and date night. We went to Foxcroft Wine Co. for dinner after wrapping up a late night pressure washing session at 8:30. I just listen to an audio book and get in the zone forever!


We shared the salad in the previous picture and this delicious tuna. The salad was mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, local mozzarella, hazelnuts and a duck confit topping. The tuna was served over a corn puree with grilled corn, mushrooms, potatoes and pumpkin seeds. It was all so good. This is my favorite date night spot in Charlotte.


Still loving my Sunday mornings. Woke up at 7:45 and didn’t get out of bed until 9:45. It feels like such an indulgence to lounge and a rainy day made it that much sweeter. I whipped up some green juices and french press coffee to help get the day started.


And then made homemade waffles with a blueberry peach compote, bacon and scrambled eggs.


I was scheduled to teach my monthly Total Strength rotation at the Y on Sunday afternoon and wanted to get a quick run in before. I got caught in the rain and it was actually very nice and relaxing. A good break from the summer heat and humidity.


I hit up Costco after teaching class at the Y. It was not the smartest decision I’ve ever made given that it was the day before school started back. It was NUTS! I resisted the urge to buy all the things because we’re actually moving next week (more details soon) but I got a few staples.


My cart included essentials like spinach for smoothies, wine, cheese, Tide and Premier Protein. I love these shakes for a quick source of 30 grams of protein, especially on weeks that I up my strength training. Want to try it out? Premier Protein’s chocolate, vanilla and strawberries & cream 18-count shakes will be discounted at $5 off the retail price in both Costco stores and online until August 30!


This is what Zoey thought about a very rainy Sunday.


And this was my rainy Sunday night comfort dinner. Everything came from the farmers market! Spinach gnocchi tossed with homemade pesto with sauteed Italian sausage and cherry tomatoes.

Do you like running the in the rain?

What’s your Sunday morning ritual?

This post is part of my ambassadorship with Premier Protein. I love their products! 🙂

{ 22 comments… add one }
  • Jacklyn @ Jack's Balancing Act August 24, 2015, 11:59 pm

    I started posting some weekend recaps of my own mostly because I enjoy reading yours so much. Love your little Sunday brunch thing 🙂 And that dinner out looks crazy good!

    • Jen August 25, 2015, 7:52 am

      That makes me SO happy!! Thank you!

  • hillary | nutrition nut on the run August 25, 2015, 12:37 am

    Moving!? Can’t wait for the details!!

    • Jen August 25, 2015, 7:56 am

      More to come soon!

  • Samantha August 25, 2015, 7:48 am

    The spinach pesto gnocchi looks amazing! Three of my favorite ingredients!

    Blue Eyed Adventurer

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen August 25, 2015, 8:32 am

    What a fabulous weekend! I have trouble “sleeping in” because 6am feels like sleeping in to me (crazy!!). Running in the rain is not one of my favorite things to do, but sometimes it is pretty refreshing 🙂

    • Jen August 25, 2015, 4:41 pm

      I definitely feel that way after a few days of my 5:30 clients and 6am classes!

  • kristin | W [H] A T C H August 25, 2015, 9:50 am

    i just love getting caught running in summer rain showers!

  • Sara @ Oats & Rows August 25, 2015, 10:59 am

    My Sunday morning ritual is lounging in bed with my pup and an iced coffee, then hitting up the grocery store before the rush. I just love going to the store when it is nice and quiet 🙂

    • Jen August 25, 2015, 4:41 pm

      Sounds pretty perfect!

  • Brittany @ brittanyholtz.com August 25, 2015, 11:15 am

    Moving?!?!? That’s so exciting. I love the rain pic!!

    • Jen August 25, 2015, 4:42 pm

      Yes! I have lots of packing ahead of me!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine August 25, 2015, 11:23 am

    Hahaha! Before I read it was rain…I thought you were sweating that much! Must have been a killer run 😉
    My Sunday mornings are the best! It’s my hardest/longest workout day, but it sets up and ends the week so perfect! When I’m done, I shower (forever), savor tons of coffee and do tons of reading, it’s lovely!

  • Miche August 25, 2015, 12:47 pm

    Japanese curry is my most favorite food ever. 🙂 It’s fun to see it start to become popular!

  • Shoshana August 25, 2015, 1:24 pm

    Sunday mornings are my fav! I like to wake up and lounge in bed for awhile, mostly with HGTV. My husband and I have a morning ritual of making blueberry multi-grain pancakes with peanut butter and maple syrup…served with more fruit. And then we take our dog for his morning ritual walk 😛

    • Jen August 25, 2015, 4:43 pm


  • Nicki August 25, 2015, 1:42 pm

    The gnocchi looks incredible!! Sunday ritual: sleeping in and usually meal prep for the week while binge watching something – this weekend it was UnReal on Lifetime! Ridiculous but I loved it!

  • tara August 25, 2015, 2:14 pm

    no rainy runs for me though a few sprinkles are welcome !! every once in a while on a sunday i get to do what you did and stay in bed and start the day slow but they dont seem to happen that much at least not in the summer. somehow the rain or snow is the perfect excuse though : )

  • Emily August 25, 2015, 4:30 pm

    Are the premier protein shakes gluten free? I can’t find the answer on their website. Thanks!

  • Nicole August 25, 2015, 6:08 pm

    Jen, any chance you know of any other protein shakes/bars that have a large amount of protein without any artificial sweeteners (sucralose)…and still taste good? Thanks!

  • Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run August 25, 2015, 7:29 pm

    a run in the rain sounds ultra cleansing.

    can’t wait for hot bowls of curry this fall, mmm!

  • Cameron August 26, 2015, 12:36 am

    As much of a pain as moving can be…. I enjoy it! It’s fun and sort of feels like a fresh start. I love how much crap you can get rid of between moves! Burn some sage when you get in your new spot 🙂 good luck!!!

Leave a Comment