Weekend Recap {Oct. 10-12}

Posted October 13, 2014 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga, healthy living, pancakes, healthy eating, coffee, Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Mine was fun, relaxing and productive. I needed to rest after teaching a lot of fitness classes last week, so I didn't workout a whole lot. Because it was a bit chilly all weekend, I had some major cravings for comfort food! So the BF and I created some delicious, comforting meals!

Friday, Oct. 10

I wore my new polka dot pixie pants on Friday! I also rocked some black heels (even though I have mostly given up on my heels.) I had an important meeting about a project I'm working on with the city and I wanted to feel confident, so I pulled out my heels. It worked! Big things are happening soon!

After work, the BF and I had an early dinner - chicken tikka masala and naan - one of the BF's specialties. 

We then headed to Hastings to see our friend, Beth, perform at Winestyles. We had a great night listening to Beth sing with her band and talking to friends. I had a glass of wine and nibbled on a flat bread and some crackers and hummus.

We got home around 1:30 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 11

I got up early and ate some leftover crockpot oats (I'll share the recipe with you later this week!). 

The morning was very productive! I took my first test for my health coaching classes through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I then listened to a lecture for my classes. 

Then I walked to my parents house to use thier printer and Word (two things I need to get!). While I was there, I ate a cold piece of leftover pizza.

The BF and I went to a yoga class at the Museum of Nebraska Art. It was an amazing yoga class! We started with a deep meditation, then did lots of sun salutation variations. It was my first time doing Eagle pose, and I really liked it! We ended with a long savasana. The room we were in featured art by Todd Brown from Hastings. 

After yoga, we checked out a new coffee shop downtown called Chapman Swifts. The owners are from Portland and serve Portalnd made coffee! (I lived in Portland for about a year and a half after I graduated from college). I had a chai latte made with almond milk, and it was delicious. We walked around downtown while we sipped on our coffee. We stopped at a couple of furniture stores to look at chairs, headboards and end tables - some items we need for our house!

We ended up buying this adorable boat shelf at a secondhand store! The BF put his robot toy on the shelf. We're going to take that little bow off the top.

We had to cut our downtown shopping short because I had a Skype meeting with an Institute for Integrative Nutrition student. We were practicing health consultations. I'll share more on my IIN classes later this week!

After my phone call, we made a trip to Hy-Vee to pick up eggs, almond milk, bananas and a couple other things to get us through the next week. We somehow ended up buying $70 worth of stuff. Remember how we're trying to spend less on groceries? Yeah, not sure if that's happening. Hy-Vee gets us with their sales! If you bought $10 worth of frozen food, you got 10 cents on your fuel saver. We ended up buying frozen blueberries, sweet potato fries and some vegetables.

For dinner, we made homemade Gingery Butternut Squash Soup from my Simply in Season Cookbook and Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. I also made a delicious apple cinnamon cocktail (I'll share the recipe this week).

After dinner, I took about two sips of some chamomile lavender tea while I read and passed out shortly after. Wild night!

Sunday, Oct. 12

I slept in until 8 a.m.! I couldn't believe it. But I felt very well-rested when I got up. I started the day slowly by cuddling under a blanket on the couch with a book.

I then made Apple Pie Pancakes, which were absolutely delicious. I love making a decadent homemade breakfast one day during the weekend. We had some leftover pancakes, so I invited my dad and niece over to eat the rest. The BF and I are going out of town later this week, and we are trying to avoid having a fridge full of leftovers. Luckily my parents live a block away, so they came right over to eat our breakfast leftovers!

The BF took a late morning nap, and I caught up on some my fave TV shows on Hulu - Castle, New Girl, etc.

For lunch, I made an omelet with some leftovers. It ended up being roasted chipotle sweet potatoes, black beans and cheddar cheese. It was really good!

I finished up my assignments for IIN for the week, then I spent a couple of hours switching my closets - moving my fall/winter clothes to my bedroom closet and moving my summer clothes to our guest room. I also pulled all my sweaters out of storage. I'm excited to wear boots and sweaters, but I'm not a huge fan of the cold!

The afternoon was more lounging. The BF and I ate popcorn while we watched Gotham.

Then I did more lounging while the BF made dinner. He made turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes and cauliflower and roasted carrots and beets. It was soooo incredible! 

As you can see, my Sunday was very low key. I will totally admit, I stayed in my pajamas for the majority of the day! I needed it!

What's your fave way to relax on the weekends?

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