Hello hello & happy Monday! It was a fabulous low-key weekend over in my neck of the woods, and it was much-needed!
My Friday night was pretty wild in that I worked until about 7ish… luckily the last part was from my couch, but still! We have a new member who is having their grand opening of their store this weekend, so I had to work with our ad agency in creating a few last-minute social posts. You can bet by the time I finished work and eating, that I parked my butt in bed and was out cold by 8:20 pm.
A super early Friday night bed time meant that I was up and roaring to go at 5 am on Saturday. I took my time getting ready for the gym and then got going. Sadly my tailbone started bothering me partway through my workout, so I focused on a total body workout. When it came to doing legs, I had to skip weighted squats/lunges, and just killed my legs with never-ending bodyweight squats, backwards lunges and side lunges. Work with what ya got girls!
Protein pancakes were definitely earned after that workout. With my favorite fall candle that the best Mom bought for me. She had it burning at her house the day before I left for the Bahamas, and when I returned from my trips, there was one sitting on the counter with my name on it. She’s held the Best Mom ranking since 1988, well 1985 if we count my brother.
After breakfast, I prepped a bunch of veggies for the weekend/week, cleaned my apartment, and then headed over to my parent’s to spend the afternoon with my Mom.. and do laundry! We ran a few errands, one of which included buying a blender and ingredients for Mom to make protein shakes! She asked me to teach her how to make them, so I brought over some of my sample protein packets, took her shopping, and showed her the way! Love that Mom is going to start incorporating protein shakes into her days! Ps, that blender is the best! $15 at Target, it’s super easy to clean, makes the perfect 1-serving shake, and can be tucked away so easily!
I did a bit of reading in my new favorite book— you MUST buy it… all of you, and we also watched a few of our shows together; Grey’s Anatomy & Nashville. I miss McDreamy!!
A little after 5 I headed home, and continued my lazy night on the couch binge watching White Collar and reading.
I slept from 8 pm until 7:30 am. Holy moly that’s a lot of sleep! I was extremely tired on Saturday, and when I woke up at 5 on Sunday, I said no to the gym and decided I would sleep until my body told me it was time to wake up.
Around 8 I dug into a bowl of oatmeal with maple syrup, and enjoyed it while watching an episode of White Collar. I then cooked some potatoes and ground turkey for the week, and then headed to Hooksett. I needed to return 2 library books, and since Head’s Pond is 2 minutes from the library, I stopped there to get a fun run in. I used my Garmin because I wanted to track my distance, but I didn’t care about my pace at all. I wasn’t excited about the run, but once I started, I was truly happy that I got out there. It was so nice to run being surrounded by beautiful scenery, and the run itself felt so easy. It made me really love running, and I think for the fall my prescribed 30 minute steady-state cardio session will be a weekend fall run!
I got home around 11, took a shower, ate a big bowl of ground turkey and sautéed butternut squash, started this blog post, and then headed out to spend the afternoon with my girl Lyndsay and baby Brynn. Lynds and I met at work almost 2 years ago, and we quickly became wonderful friends.
Yesterday’s outfit made me feel fabulously, amazingly badass, and I LOVED it!
After a day of shopping, I headed over to my parent’s to do dinner with them! My Dad BBQ for us, and I made the side of, take a guess, sautéed butternut squash. I am honestly going to turn orange from my addiction, but it’s just so good! I only add a little bit of pink sea salt to the butternut squash while I’m sautéing, and it gives it the perfect seasoning!
And my Mom is even more amazing because she not only bought me a new winter candle, but she also listened to me when I told her I loved this ranch seasoning on our Saturday shopping trip, and had a new bottle waiting for me Sunday night. My Dad also sent me home with enough chicken for the week. They are friggen wonderful and so amazing.
And that is the recap of a great weekend!
Do you use the popcorn seasonings for regular food?
What’s your favorite candle scent?
What fall fashion style are you obsessing over?