Another week, another taco! These had chicken, a yummy tomato we picked up at a farmer’s market on the way home from Pennsylvania on Sunday, cheese, black beans, cilantro, guac, and roasted red peppers.
Yum – thanks Chef Matt!
I’ve also been eating a lot of eggs this week – first up was an egg salad sandwich for lunch.
Sadly Riese doesn’t like egg salad – she makes a big face and spits it out if we try to give it to her. Oh well!
The egg salad was made with mayo, dijon mustard, and ham, and I threw some arugula on the sandwich too. My mom makes really good egg salad – thanks mom!
The second egg feast was an omelette this morning – I was pretty impressed by my mad omelette making skills. 😉 Pretty, right?
It had more of the farmer’s market tomato, chopped spinach, chopped dill, and sharp cheddar tucked inside.
Riese did really like this – she ate a ton of the cheesy egg portion (not the veggies or tomato – she hates tomato randomly).
If you’re in the mood for an omelette and want a new recipe to try, have you tried my Apple and Cheddar Omelet? (Btw, it is omelette or omelet? I can never decide how to spell that word so I just kind of mix it up depending on the day… is one spelling more correct than the other?!)
We’ve also been enjoying some pizza this week – Matt and I went out to Alto Fumo (which used to be Faccia Luna – it’s the exact same menu though thankfully) last night after Riese went to bed – we are still staying with my parents so wanted to take advantage!
We had starter salads and drinks (unpictured – I had a glass of prosecco) and then shared a pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, roasted red pepper, and artichoke hearts. We asked for extra sauce on the side and they just put it on top, but I liked it – the more sauce the better! Anyone else?!
We got a big pizza to bring home the extra so I just enjoyed the leftovers for lunch today.
As for fitness this week, I’ve been doing my usual yoga thang – I love YogaWorks in Arlington and am going to miss it so much when we move down to Alexandria in late July! For my Del Ray or Old Town area readers – any yoga studio recs?
In addition to a couple yoga classes, I went to a Solidcore class with my friend Chelsea super early this morning! We’ve been getting a bit bored with our usual boot camp classes and wanted to mix it up, and I know a lot of people really love Solidcore (which is mega reformer pilates) so we thought it would be interesting to check it out, especially since they are on ClassPass (<- affiliate link for $40 off your first class) and we had credits to use up.
Unfortunately neither of us liked the class, though – it was definitely challenging, but it was pretty boring and the instructor wasn’t our fave… not much positive reinforcement or encouragement, especially since I had to modify a bunch of the poses. She came by to try to adjust me a few times but did so in a way that made me feel guilty/lame for modifying and listening to my body. I’m sure that wasn’t the intention, but it’s how it came across.
Anyway – I’m sure there are better solidcore instructors out there but the overall class format was just not our fave either way, so I think that’s the end of our solidcore adventure.
I’m glad we gave it a shot, though – it’s always worth trying something new. Not every workout is for every person – it’s all about finding what YOU personally love, right?!
I do want to try another regular reformer pilates class (vs. the mega-former) though – I find those a lot more fun (still hard, but the time goes by more quickly) because you are bouncing around on it more. I went to a fun reformer pilates class over Christmas last year while in Matt’s hometown and loved it – the instructor made it fun and energetic more like a boot camp but on the reformers so you were distracted/engaged vs. counting the minutes. If you know of any classes like that in the area, I’m all ears. 🙂
And now, nap time is almost over and I need to hopefully wrap up a few emails before Riese wakes up! I’m excited because tomorrow afternoon I’m leaving for a quick overnight press trip – I haven’t been on a press trip in aaaaaages and I’m really looking forward to it. You can see what I’m up to on Instagram. 🙂
And in the meantime, I’ll be back on Friday with a recipe, so stay tuned!