Why is it that relaxing weekends always seem to go so much more quickly than others?
This weekend was oh so relaxing. I left the house twice and both times were for exercise! Heck yes! Let’s go back and see what I wanted to accomplish this weekend:
What’s on the agenda for this weekend:
- Finshing the bottle of wine from our impromptu date on Wednesday
- Running 4 miles Saturday morning to keep up with my training schedule
- Watching Lincoln (hopefully). I didn’t watch it before the Oscars but I’ve started to be really intrigued by Daniel Day Lewis
- Cleaning the apartment – oh man does it need some spring cleaning
- Taking a featured exercise class on Sunday as my cross training – Ballet Body Fusion. We’ll see how it goes, remember Chicago?
- Being outside! I really want to sit on the balcony, drinking coffee Look at this forecast:
All of these were done…except watching Lincoln. Apparently it’s over 2 hours and neither of us had the attention span for that this weekend! Maybe next weekend.
One thing I did that isn’t on this list is: COOK! I cooked some pretty delicious meals, if I do say so myself. The yum’s from the man were a plenty and that’s pretty much how I judge what I cook. Now’s let’s get to it!
FRIDAY BREAKFAST – I have a love/hate relationship with Greek yogurt. There are days when I really love it and there days when I take one bite and have to throw it away. Friday was a ‘love it’ day. I ate this whole thing!
FRIDAY SNACKS – Dirty fruit and a Kashi bar!
FRIDAY LUNCH – When it came time to eat lunch, I heated up some leftover macaroni and sausage.
This hit the spot and I kept on putting out fires through the afternoon until about 4:30 before I hit the road. I
like need to leave around 4:30 on Friday’s just so I don’t hit traffic! I was so looking forward to sitting on the couch and catching up on DVR’d shows (I’m looking at you, Hannibal) and do nothing!
But first, white cheddar popcorn for a snack!!
Then, it was time to make dinner. On the nights when I have more time to make dinner that takes a little extra effort. Friday night’s dinner came from one of my favorite cookbooks:
I love Giada’s recipe for salmon with puff pastry. It is so easy and calls for pesto, which I love!
I heated up frozen puff pastry and salmon in the oven and then placed the (store bought!) pesto on the pastry, then a tomato slice, then salmon. Eat and enjoy! Please see wine from impromptu date night.
And then I ate a cupcake!!
SATURDAY – Saturday was a great day. I woke up, drank some coffee, then made some egg bake from this recipe. It was delicious!
Then, I lounged around the house, watched TV, ate a banana with peanut butter, then headed out for a run. I ran 4 (SLOW) miles around some neighborhoods and it was windy and hilly. It wasn’t a great run, but, hey, it was a run!
For dinner on Saturday, I made enchiladas from SkinnyTaste. OH MY GOODNESS! It was delicious. It was easy to make and made enough for leftovers, which we ate on Sunday.
With a small dollop of Light Daisy sour cream, these enchiladas were absolutely delicious and hit the spot for a Saturday night!! For dessert, a Reese’s Easter Egg. So yummy!
SUNDAY – Leftovers ruled the roost for Sunday. I had toast with peanut butter and banana for breakfast and enchiladas for lunch.
The highlight of the weekend came on Sunday when I went to the gym for a Cross Train day. I noticed on the class schedule that there was a featured ballet body fusion class at 10 and I figured I’d try it. Even though I didn’t love the Chicago barre class, I definitely felt it for a few days. Well, this class included a choreographed ballet dance. I felt ridiculous!
I leave with this video that pretty much shows what it was like….