Hello friends! I hope you all had a great long weekend and Canada Day, and if you are American I hope you’re still having a great long weekend and Independence Day! (I’m jealous of your Monday off, even though I had Friday off ;))
Check out my tribute to our awesome country if you missed it!
I had a pretty low-key weekend, which was what I was exactly in the mood for. Ando and I spent all of Saturday cleaning and organizing our garage (much-needed), before heading out for a date night!
(Taken in our freshly cleaned garage)
And yesterday we spent almost the entire day at the beach with our friends Mike and Bri (also much-needed).
(Waterproof mascara was much-needed also. I wanted to include a picture of Bri and I but I seriously look like I have two black eyes in it.)
That is the shore way behind me in the pic… You could walk out forever and it was still sandy and shallow. Usually I like deep swimming, but yesterday I was feeling lazy and didn’t mind frolicking around in the shallow waters.
It was seriously the perfect relaxation day. I love swimming and playing in the sand!
See that boat way out in the distance? You could seriously walk to it from shore (we almost did), and it was still only waist-deep and beautifully sandy.
It was such a gorgeous day too. Beach days are awesome.
I squeezed in some decent workouts this weekend (BodyPump on Saturday morning, 3k run last night), but as seems to be the theme this summer on weekends, my eating was all over the place. I was excited this morning to get back into my structured eating routine.
I started my day off with a cool and delicious strawberry green monster smoothie.
In this mix is:
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 handfuls fresh baby spinach
- 1.25 cups almond milk
- pinch xanthan gum (to thicken)
I had a handful of almonds on the side as well. It definitely powered me through my morning at work.
I took a late lunch today because my lady coworkers and I dropped by my office bestie Lexy’s house to meet her new baby! She had her baby boy, Hudson, one week ago today! We were super excited to meet him.
Meet Baby Hudson! Isn’t that an awesome name? He is soo adorable. I loved snuggling with him.
And Lexy looked amazing!
It was great to see her. I miss having her around the office already!
After our baby visit it was lunch time!
I made myself an English muffin pizza, and it was easy to whip up at work in my office’s lunch/storage room. I first toasted the English muffin, then topped it with Prego pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni before broiling it for a few minutes until the cheese was melty and just starting to brown.
If you have a toaster oven in your office, this is an easy and yummy lunch! It does not have that typical work-lunch feel.
Some sliced red pepper on the side rounded out my meal.
Dinner was Mel’s Cool Beans and Rice, but the quinoa version (with quinoa instead of rice). Yumfest for sure!
And I gotta go, I am off to BodyPump!
What’s one exciting thing you did this weekend?