Good morning friends! I am getting ready to head to the airport with my husband and small pup, Riley for a family reunion (my husband’s side) in Georgia at my in-laws lake house! (Thanks to my sister and her boyfriend for watching Callie!) I may or may not have internet, but if I do, I will be sure to pop in while I am away.
I have lots to chat about today so bare with me, this post is a lot of random thoughts thrown together.
Because of all the traveling my husband and I have been doing, I have been trying not too buy too many groceries because I hate wasting food. It is one of my biggest pet peeves. I have been trying to use up all of the food in my house before we leave for our trip so meals have been a little random (but very tasty) around here. Here is a peak at some of my recent meals:
Salad with hard boiled egg white (I don’t like the yolk), red pepper, fresh raw corn, roasted sweet potatoes and avocado. A surprisingly yummy combination.
Zucchini noodles to the rescue! I like mine with sauteed mushrooms, onions and garlic with pesto topped with avocado (because it makes everything better!).
Leftover grilled salmon and veggies for a quick salad topper for lunch on the go.
Another random (but easy) meal of a mixed salad, roasted sweet potatoes, and zucchini noodles with red peppers and onions mixed with pesto! Delish!
Last week my sister and I picked up dinner from Eatzis. Have you guys ever been here? It is a little market with different stations (salad, pasta, grill, bakery, etc.) that you can get fresh food from or choose a packed item (sushi, sandwiches, salads, desserts, etc.). Why is salmon always better when someone else cooks it?
A couple weeks ago we went to an event at the dog park and our dogs (and Otis) loved the food samples, frisbees, balls, and bandannas. They were worn out for days.
Do you guys get fruit flies in your kitchen when the warm weather rolls in? They have been extra bad at my house recently, but last year I learned a trick to keep them away and it works wonders! In a small bowl, add a few drops of dish soap (any kind) and about 1/2 cup of vinegar (I use apple cider). Leave the bowl by your fruit on the counter and within a day or two, all the fruit flies will be in the bowl and no longer flying around your fruit! It is amazing!
So you guys know how I love Body Pump classes. Well, I have been doing an at-home version lately when my schedule doesn’t allow for me to take a class. I downloaded an interval time app on my phone and set it to 10 rounds of 4 minutes with 20 second breaks in between. I just do exercises that target that specific area for the 4 minutes and then onto the next when the time beeps.
The rounds from Body Pump: Warm up, squats, chest, back, triceps, biceps, lunges, shoulders, abs, booty (I add this round in!) It ends up being a great workout in the comfort of my own home!
Do you guys have a favorite protein powder you use in smoothies, baking, post-workout shakes? I really like Sun Warrior Vanilla protein powder, but it makes my stomach hurt a bit when I don’t bake with it. I like that it is plant-based and doesn’t taste chalky, but I find my tummy hurting shortly after drinking it raw in a shake or a smoothie. Does this happen to anyone else?
So I really need a new bathing suit. I left my favorite top in the Caymen Islands (whoops) and most of my bathing suits are getting a little old. Where is your favorite place to bathing suit shop? I usually go to Target because I like to try things on rather than buy online, but I am willing to buy something online if I can return it.
Okay, that is enough blabbing on for one day. 😉 Have a great day and I hope to be back to check in while I am away!
- Favorite protein powder?
- Favorite place to buy a bathing suit?
- Favorite take-out food?