Hi guys! Wow, this week went by quickly – how is it already Friday? It has been a really busy week over here – yesterday in particular I had a ton of AnneTheRD client meetings and calls and before I knew it it was 6 p.m. and I still hadn’t written my blog post for the day. Oh well! I’m sure you guys survived without me. 😉
Let’s kick off the almost weekend with a round up of some eats and fitness from the week, starting with last night’s dinner – a really easy salmon, quinoa, and sauteed spinach combo.
Matt didn’t get home until about 7:30 last night so quick was definitely key for dinner! He cuddled with Riese while I threw this dish together – the salmon was baked at 450 for about 14 minutes, and I topped it with a dijon mustard/pure maple syrup/olive oil mixture before tossing it in the oven. Yum! Everything came together in 20 minutes – my kind of dinner. It was a massive piece of salmon so I just made the one and we shared it – it was plenty!
The rest of the week’s dinners were Blue Apron, as usual – more on that next week!
Breakfasts this week were more of the same – either my microwave banana oatmeal or my flour free breakfast pancake or avocado toast with a fried egg. This morning I mixed it up, though, and treated myself to a biscuit egg, bacon, and cheese sandwich from Bayou Bakery! Delicious. Plus an unpictured whole milk latte, obvs.
I was out and about early today because I met my friend Chelsea for a morning workout! We hit up Bodymass Gym in Arlington via ClassPass (<- affiliate link for $40 off) as usual.
We were actually there on Tuesday morning, too, with Kathleen! It was a new-to-us class that we took on Tuesday – a more CrossFit/strength-focused class vs. the boot camp style one we usually do on Fridays. I like the boot camp ones better because they are faster paced and have more variety, but it was still good! The focus on Tuesday was deadlifts – my lower back and core are really weak still so this was probably good for me, although I had to check the ego and go really light on weight and also do only one round vs. two rounds like everyone else. No point in trying to be a hero and injuring myself! Slow and steady is key right now for me with fitness.
I’m feeling pretty wiped today and looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend! I’m such a light sleeper and anytime Riese makes noise in her bassinet next to me I wake up with an adrenaline surge and then can’t fall back asleep, even if she does. Sigh. At least being up early means I get to enjoy gorgeous sunrises from the window, right?! How insane was this one from Tuesday? I really miss seeing these via my running shoes! I might attempt to jog next week at some point and see how it feels since I haven’t tried recently… the last attempt was a few weeks ago I think.
I will leave you with two photos – first, of my little shower buddy! Riese is still a velcro baby and doesn’t really like being put down during the day for more than a few minutes (even for naps – she wants to sleep on someone all the time – so grateful that at night she’s okay on her own in the bassinet now though), but I’ve discovered I can take a quick shower with her in the bathroom in this chair and she will usually entertain herself while I’m showering/getting ready. 🙂 And if she is melting down, at least I can see her/know she’s okay!
And for my Zara fans – she’s been working on her tummy time, too. 😉
I will leave you with a few recipes from around the web I want to try. Have a great weekend guys!