Happy Sunday! We’re having a great weekend over here and I’ll recap it for you tomorrow but for today I wanted to backtrack to last week and cover off on both eats AND workouts.
I can’t remember the last time that I shared a weekly workout recap with you and that’s mostly because there hasn’t been a whole to to them. I am still walking more than anything, running a couple of times a week and struggling to get back into regular strength training workouts and yoga practices. Last week I was able to balance all of it pretty well for the first time in a very long time so here is how it went down.
LAST WEEK’S WORKOUTS
Sunday: 2.6 mile walk with babe and pups, 45-minute full body strength training class
Monday: 4 mile walk with babe and a friend
Tuesday: 2.6 mile walk with babe and pups
Wednesday: 3.1 mile trail run with Zoey
Thursday: power yoga class + 2.7 mile walk with babe and pups, 45-minute full body strength training class
Friday: 2.6 mile walk with babe and pups
Saturday: 4 mile stroller run + 1 mile walk with a friend, 2.5 mile stroller walk with a friend
This was the most movement that I have done in a single week in a long time and I feel really good, energized and not too sore. It’s been so great to get back to running more regularly (even if that’s 1-2x/week) and I’m looking forward to slowly getting back into a more regular yoga and strength routine as my schedule allows.
LAST WEEK’S EATS
As they say, “Life is short. Eat dessert first.” So let’s start with the sweet stuff!
I baked some super delicious oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies last week and couldn’t stop eating them. I need to make another batch this week so that I can share the recipe with you…and have an excuse to eat more. 😉
Warming up a cookie and putting ice cream on top is a new favorite of mine. Bonus when it’s cookies and cream ice cream…double cookie!
I have been baking my favorite granola recipe every two weeks or so. This week I added dried cranberries, golden raisins, chia seeds, hemp hearts and walnuts to the oat base.
I ate white chicken chili for dinner twice last week. I used this recipe from my blog but didn’t use the slow cooker.
I also had a bowl of white chicken chili for lunch on one of our very cold days with leftover chopped salad.
Dorie and another girlfriend came over on Thursday night and we ordered Brixx from Postmates. (Use code EZ8IN for a free first delivery.) Dorie and I split a pear and gorgonzola pizza (I ate one more piece than what you see here) and a spinach salad.
It is SO nice when your friends come to you so that Finn can have his normal bedtime routine! These are things I said I would never do before actually having a baby. Bedtime is life. Haha.
Help me because I just cannot stop with the turkey sandwiches. I added bacon to a couple of them this week and that was really tasty. (How could it not be?)
I did switch it up one day when I met three of my girlfriends out at YAFO. I love YAFO but I also don’t. I feel like bowls get big and overly complicated there very easily. For example, this one had half an avocado, hummus, spinach, some kind of red cabbage slaw, stuffed grape leaves, babaganoush, feta, beets, a lemon quinoa salad and a cilantro yogurt sauce and they were wondering why I didn’t also want to add protein to it! I realize I’m writing this hot on the heels about my crazy bowl combinations but you can get REALLY crazy at YAFO!
This was FAGE Total 5% plain with mashed sweet potato stirred in. Topped with banana, granola and almond butter.
Half a Dave’s Killer Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with almond butter, honey and banana, two scrambled eggs and a grapefruit (I ate both halves).
Smoothie combo for the week has been frozen bananas, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, cacao nibs, frozen spinach, frozen riced cauliflower, a medjool date, peanut butter, FAGE 5% plain and almond milk.
And as a reminder, these recaps are a general overview of what I eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are not a complete look at what I eat in a day. For example, most mornings I snack on several handfuls of granola while I’m making coffee, feeding the dogs and making breakfast for myself and Finn. I always snack on some kind of chip (yesterday it was salt and vinegar, today it was pita chips) while I am prepping lunch. I typically have a bite of something sweet after lunch (yesterday it was two squares of dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt, today it was two Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies). I also have afternoon snacks like my collagen energy bites, kombucha, lots of hot tea, peanut butter filled pretzels, bars when I’m on the go, etc.
The main reason that I share these recent eats posts are to give you guys ideas and inspiration for meals because so many of you have reached out saying how helpful they are! They are not meant to be a “eat like me” or “food diary” kind of thing.
Is there anything you want to see more or less of with the Recent Eats posts?
Do you even like workout recaps? I’ve gone back and forth for years on sharing/not sharing them.
What did you think you’d never do as a parent that you totally do now?