Happy Monday after springing ahead for Daylight Savings Time!
I love springing ahead because of the extra sunlight in the evenings, but the mornings feel a bit rough for the first few weeks. I actually forgot to set my alarm for this morning, and I woke up at 8 a.m. (I’m supposed to be at work at 8 a.m.). It was definitely a rushed morning, so I’ll be needing some extra coffee today.
My weekend was very productive. I know it sounds boring, but sometimes these weekends have to happen.
Here’s a look at my meals, workouts and what I did over the weekend…
Friday, March 10
When I got home from work, I immediately started working. This is the life of an entrepreneur who still works an 8-5. I actually love working on Friday evenings because I feel less stressed about my schedule and my to do list.
I drank a glass of greens while I was working. You can get my favorite greens blend here.
For dinner, I made sweet potato toast topped with mashed avocado, eggs, turmeric, red pepper flakes and pink Himalayan salt. It was my first time successfully making sweet potato toast, and it was delicious!
Saturday, March 11
My 5-Day Real Food Detox ended Friday night, so I enjoyed some real avocado toast for breakfast on Saturday morning. I used Ezekiel sprouted grain bread. I also had warm water with apple cider vinegar and lemon before coffee.
I went to yoga at the CHI Wellness Center. It’s been over a month since I made it to Saturday morning yoga, so I was happy to be back. Mary taught a wonderful class, and my shoulders were sore on Sunday! I drank my minerals and antioxidant drink, which is full of sea minerals, high antioxidant fruit and electrolytes, during and after yoga. You can get it here.
Ever since I watched the documentary Minimalism, I’ve been slowly getting rid of things and I’ve been making much more conscious choices when purchasing new things. I spent the rest of the morning posting items to our local buy/sell/trade Facebook page. I sold two items and made $80! The BF and I are putting all of the money that we make from selling our stuff into our summer vacation fund.
For lunch, I had sweet potato toast topped with almond butter, banana slices, hemp seeds and honey. I loved this sweet version of sweet potato toast just as much as the avocado version.
The BF and I made a quick trip to Target (I only bought the things on my list!!). When we got home, I blended some cold coffee with a scoop of vanilla plant protein to make a healthy iced vanilla latte. It was delicious! You can get the plant protein I used here.
Saturday night was date night. In another effort to save money for travel, we’re only eating out once a week. So Saturday was our night. First, we went to Coppermill, a newish steakhouse. I heard they had one vegetarian option, so I was excited to try it. But after looking over the menu, we realized every dish contained butter or cheese. So we had drinks and left.
We went to Sozo and, again, there wasn’t anything on the menu I could order. So I told the server I can’t eat dairy and asked if I could have the salmon with roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, two side dish options on their menu, and a side salad with a vinaigrette dressing.
Unfortunately, I had to send back all my food. I hate doing that because it’s such a waste of food and I feel like a diva. My side salad had cheese and croutons on it and the salmon was smothered with a white cream sauce. But I eventually received something I could eat, and it was simple and delicious.
After dinner, we met up with some friends at Gillies. I had a glass of wine at Coppermill and one at Sozo, so I just drank soda water with lime. We didn’t stay out too late, but we had fun catching up with everyone.
Sunday, March 12
I had a major craving for waffles when I woke up. I attempted to make vegan gluten-free waffles, but it was a disaster.
They ended up tasting great, but they were more like waffle nachos.
This was how I was feeling about Daylight Savings Time.
I had scheduled a few hours for work on Sunday. I’m taking online business classes called B-School and I’m finishing up Nutrition School. I also worked on my upcoming Guided 5-Day Real Food Detox.
I haven’t been blogging as much lately because I’ve been taking classes, creating this detox and working on some (boring) administrative stuff for my health coaching business. I will eventually get back to blogging more often! I’ve been posting a lot of healthy living tips, recipes and motivation on my Facebook page. So make sure you like my page for lots of content there while I take a bit of a blogging break.
The BF made salmon cakes over salad for lunch. I forgot to take a photo, but they were amazing! I need him to make this again soon.
We spent the afternoon cleaning our house. Both of us hate cleaning, and neither of us are particularly good at it. So after scrubbing, dusting, picking up, etc. for almost three hours, I spent some time trying to convince the BF that we need to hire someone to clean our house.
We picked up groceries, then had dinner. I had made a mushroom barley stew in the crockpot all day. It was from my freezer crockpot meals. I also roasted some cauliflower and asparagus.
Although the weekend wasn’t full of fun and it was mostly productive work or housework, I do feel accomplished going into the new week.