Weekend Recap {Nov. 7-9}

Posted November 10, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, healthy living, yoga, running, fitness instructor, cooking, cold season, healthy cooking, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, baking, shopping, Target, Hy-Vee

My weekend was actually a little more eventful than I anticipated (I told you in my Friday Faves post that I didn't have much going on!). 

But I attended a conference, I taught three fitness classes, I went for a run, I spent some quality time at Target, a did lots of cooking and baking and I went to a yoga class!

I'm actually sore today from all of my workouts. I'm glad I made the time for fitness over the weekend. It always makes me feel so much better!

Here's what I did this weekend...

Friday, Nov. 7 - I spent the day at the Connecting Young Nebraskans Summit. The conference was great! I loved the keynote speaker, Joe Gerstandt, who spoke about authenticity. I also met some great people from across the state and attended informational breakout sessions.

After I got home from the conference, I put on my running clothes and waited for the BF to get home so we could go on a run. By the time he got home, the sun was starting to set and it was beginning to get cold outside. We went back and forth on whether we should run, and we finally decided to just go to Hy-Vee and get a pizza for dinner.

When we arrived at Hy-Vee, we realized it was the Holiday Extravaganza event, which featured about 50 holiday food and drink samples, food demonstrations and entertainment. I was excited because I had wanted to go to the event, but forgot about it.

We ended up trying tons of food samples - crab rangoon pizza, muenster cheese, pecan pie, bananas foster, wine, cinnamon rolls, fried brie, wine, hot apple cider, sweet potato casserole, wine and so much more! We might have overdone it a bit.

Because I didn't know our Hy-Vee trip would be so eventful and exciting, I didn't take my phone with me. #bloggerfail

We still bought the pizza, but we realized we were too full after we each had a slice. We also had a glass of wine with our pizza. Fancy!

Saturday, Nov. 8 - I woke up early and made blueberry oatmeal with almond butter. 

I had to be at the gym by 8 a.m. to sub some fitness classes. I taught Chizzel, a toning + cardio class, Core and More, an abs class, and a water jogging class at the Wellness Center.

I recovered from my fitness classes with a MilkShake Bar Cupcake Batter protein shake. This stuff is so delicious. (The company has sent me a couple of samples.)

The rest of the morning and early afternoon were uneventful (blogging, watching the Chew, etc.). The BF had to leave around 2 p.m. to head to Lincoln for his weekend job. 

I wanted to get out of the house, so I went to Target! (What you do in a small town when you want to get out of the house!) I had a couple things on my list - Kleenex, body wash, a poster board and almond milk. I ended up spending nearly $100. Target always gets me. 

In addition to the items on my list, I did buy a couple of Christmas gifts, and I found some amazing tights on super sale.

After I got home, I went for a three mile run. It wasn't the greatest. My hips were killing me, my pants kept sliding down, I was moving slow and my phone died so I couldn't listen to music or use MapMyRun. But I felt good when I was done, and I was happy I went out and pushed myself a bit.

I then made Pumpkin Cranberry Chocolate Chip Muffins. So delish! I was actually going to make pumpkin pomegranate muffins, but when I opened my pomegranate it was rotten! So I improvised.

For dinner, I roasted Brussels sprouts and threw together a bunch of leftovers - turkey burger, brown rice, cannellini beans and roasted carrots and sweet potato. 

I spent the night relaxing, drinking wine and watching Broad City, which is hilarious and basically a cruder version of Girls. I also worked on my vision board. My Institute for Integrative Nutrition coach suggested that I make a vision board to ease some of my fears about becoming a health coach and to help visualize my future. I'll share it when I'm done!

Sunday, Nov. 9 - I woke up around 7 a.m., and finally finished reading Eat, Pray Love. That book took me forever to finish, but it was worth it (even though I saw the movie first).

For breakfast, I made Eggs in a Basket with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato. I found the recipe on Fitnessista's blog, and it was delicious! I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I roasted the Brussels sprouts first, and chopped the sweet potato and sautéed the sweet potato until it was almost done.

The BF and I made a trip to Target to stock up on cold remedies because he caught my cold. I'm pretty sure he was sicker than I was, so I felt bad about passing on my illness.

We bought Emergen-C, zinc supplements, echinacea supplements, chicken noodle soup, honey lemon cough drops, ginger tea and some sinus medication.

The late morning and early afternoon were spent watching Orphan Black, an amazing show!! We got hooked. I warmed up some soup for the BF, and I heated up leftover pizza for myself for lunch.

I watched some of the livestreamed Institute for Integrative Nutrition conference. I didn't catch all of it, so I'll watch the replay this week.

While the BF took a nap, I headed to yoga class at K-Town Shakedown with Laura Ryan from Root to Rise Yoga. It was much needed since I was incredibly sore from the classes I taught Saturday morning and my Saturday afternoon run. We focused on opening up our hips. This is so good for me because my hips are always tight and they've actually been hurting lately. (By the way, I'm taking my first hot yoga class with Laura on Nov. 26! I will definitely share a review!)

For dinner, I made Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and salads. This is a go-to dinner for us. We LOVE these sandwiches. I also worked on a few fall/Thanksgiving recipes to share with you!

Then it was back to Orphan Black before bed.

How was your weekend? Do you workout on the weekends?

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