A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Monday, April 30, 2018

Weekend Wrap Up!

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Happy Monday!
I hope you had a great weekend.
Here's what we were up to...

Oh what a beautiful moooooorning! Actually, it was drizzling and dreary outside. But it was FRIDAY and I was RUNNING so in my book, that's a beautiful morning!

I mentioned on Saturday that I have been easing up on running due to my left hammy sometimes hurting. This morning, I ran 4 pain free miles and stopped while I was ahead. Then I did some pull ups, push ups, bicycle crunches, and donkey kicks. Chrissy "helped".

During my first class we had a fire drill. My second grade class was awesome during the drill. Even though some other classes were running and being loud, my class walked and were quiet. Ms. Michael don't play.

It was cold!

Work actually went pretty smoothly. When I got home, Paul and I sat on the back porch and drank margaritas while playing cards.

Then I made myself a super yummy Mexican dinner... tortilla chips, ground turkey, black beans, tomatoes, hot salsa, cheese, lettuce, cilantro. GARLIC. CUMIN.

GOOD MORNING, BABIES! (Just picture me screaming that in a high pitched voice.)

I worked out in my driveway with the sun beaming down. It felt so good. I did two deck of cards workouts and I am faster at them than I was last week!


Then we hit the road to Philly to meet Cheetah and Maggie's baby Lila! Driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is dangerous.

Paul and Lila

She is so beautiful!

Cheetah and Lila

On the way home, we grabbed dinner at a rest stop. I got this yummy sandwich from Starbucks which was... $7.84!!!! I almost fainted!

When we got home, I finished a puzzle I had been working on for a long time. It's 750 pieces. Who wants it next? (It's not hard, I was just dragging my feet on it.)


The internet wasn't working so I couldn't do all my favorite morning activities. So I got a jump start on cooking for the week.

Roasted red potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic. I just threw them in the oven with some olive oil.

Roasted chickpeas seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and a TON of cayenne pepper. I drizzled them with olive oil and popped them in the oven.

 Quinoa surprise: quinoa, a bag of mixed veggies, sauteed peppers, mushrooms, and onions, chickpeas.

 Brown rice, sauteed peppers, onions mushrooms, and squash.

Just some frozen veggies with chickpeas ready for my lunches this week!

 I made too many peppers so now we have an extra container of just peppers for whatever.

 Sauteed zuke and yellow squash

I cut up some cauliflower that I will roast at a later time. I didn't want to make too much!

 Pasta salad: broccoli, peas, onions, orange pepper, and this vinaigrette:

 Just some basic pasta with tomato sauce and ground turkey.


I actually did like 3 sets of washing and drying of dishes. This is the third stack!

Halfway through cooking, I had to run to Weis. I always try to surprise Paul with beer when I go there. These are two of his favorite "standards".

After I was done with all of my cooking, Paul grilled some chicken and made some ground turkey.

Dang, we have so much food now!
Tell me something fun you did this weekend!
Did you do any cooking?
Do you have a favorite "standard" beer?


  1. I did go food shopping on Sunday with the intention of cooking but that never happened. I bought a ton of veggies too with the hope of making some veggie bowls. I need to get some recipes though. Have any ideas?

    1. Do what I did! Mix all kinds of veggies with either brown rice, quinoa, or pasta.

  2. All that food looks so good! Yum :) And I love that the cat tried to help out with your Friday workout.

    1. I hope we can eat all the food before it goes bad!

  3. My dad showed me how to grill yesterday. I've wanted to learn since I didn't know how, at all. That'll give me some options during the coming summer.

    1. Oh yeah there is so much you can grill. I hate to say it but I don't know how to grill!

  4. Awesome job on the cooking! I was going to meal plan, so I'd be sane for the next few weeks, but when I looked at our calendar it was "track meet" Mon-Thurs, and band event on Friday! Getting home at 6:30 every night isn't super conducive to me making anything, so I'm hoping a few pre-made meals will get me through - crockpot soup and sloppy joes! Your meals look really good!

    1. Yum crock pot soup and sloppy joes sound fine to me! I never cook during the week. Paul might, but I just don't feel like it!

  5. You made a lot of food!! how long did it take you to make all of it? it's almost lunch time, and looking at all the food is making me really hungry!!

    Have you ever taken Paul to Zero Day in Harrisburg? it's a brewery in Harrisburg, it's good!

    1. I have never taken Paul to Zero Day. I'll check it out! Oh it took me several hours with a Weis trip in between. Not counting the grocery trip, I would say like 3 hours?

  6. OMG so much meal prep! That is something that I wish I could get into but I know I never will. The only thing I make a big batch of is ground turkey since I use it with everything but I always make everything else right when I'm going to eat it. I want to be a meal prepper but it's so much cooking work at once time and I don't like cooking.

    1. I'm okay with cooking if I have a lazy day and can just zone out to podcasts and get it done. But I RARELY make things from scratch during the week. Mainly because I want the instant gratification leftovers provide! Dinner ready in 2 min? Yes please!