Happy Monday! Ready to kick-ass this week, fuel your body with some healthy, nutritious foods, rock your workouts, go a little further out of your comfort zone than last week? YES. Yes, you are.
Now that you’re all pumped up and ready to go to town on your fitness journey this week…let’s quickly run through my weekend before we send you off to make gains in your health. If anything, the rest of this post may provide you with a few healthy meal choices.
Friday night, we cooked out on the grill. We had scallops, a mix of different vegetables, and this asian brown rice mix from Wegmans that you just steam in a bag. The rice was actually really good!
Afterwards, Alex and I went out for a night out on the town for some drinks.
Martinis are delicious…
…so is watermelon sangria. YUM.
Saturday was one miserable, rainy day here. Despite the ugly weather, Alex and I headed out for a 5K obstacle race we had signed up for. The event was held by the Work It Out foundation. My best friend Elyse is an ambassador for the event. Since Elyse has been battling cancer for the past six months for the second time, the event was in her honor. The obstacle course included, running, yoga poses, football tosses, shuffles, burpees – lots of them, crawling and ended with a slip and slide. I would have gotten pictures but as I said, it was raining and I didn’t want to chance my phone getting wet!
In the afternoon, I spent the TWO HOURS making dining reservations for our trip to Disney World. What a hassle!! I guess I am late to the game because my time options, if any, were very limited. So that was a headache. Then we watched a movie before heading out to dinner.
It’s restaurant week in Bethlehem, so many of the fine restaurants are offering prix fix menus. We went to Twisted Olive. For $35 dollars we got a four course dinner of deliciousness. I kind of just let myself have whatever I wanted for this night out. I enjoyed all of my courses and a glass of wine.
First course was a white bean hummus on crostinis.
Alex got the arincini, which were similar mozzarella sticks but 100x better and with risotto inside as well.
Second course was a baby spinach salad.
Third course was my main entree. I chose the “steak on a stone.” I got to cook my own steak to my idea of perfection. This was quite possibly the best steak I have ever had. Could it have something to do with the fact that I made it? It’s quite possible! I have to apologize these pictures were taken in the middle of eating. Obviously I could not contain my hunger before taking a snapshot.
The steak was served with veggies and garlic mashed potatoes on the side.
The fourth course was a toasted coconut amaretto cream pie…OMG. To. Die. For.
I’m drooling just looking at it again. Holy yum was this good.
Spin class the next morning was much-needed after this dinner the previous night. The rest of my Sunday was pretty much spent catching up on laundry, running some errands, and visiting with my dad for dinner.
Here’s some more Monday motivation to send you off with…