Happy Monday, y’all!
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. We enjoyed gorgeous weather in DFW (a nice break, as it’s been fairly cold and gloomy here). We spent time at the park, went out to a GLORIOUS Mexican dinner with friends, and exercised outdoors. You can’t beat 65 degrees and sunny in mid-January.
My textbook finally arrived on Saturday afternoon, so I’ve got lots of catching up to do before class resumes on Wednesday night. So let’s get to it!
Current Weight: 144.8
Pounds lost since blog’s inception: 17.8
Pounds lost since A’s birth: 45.8
And this week’s workouts:
Sunday: 2.31 mi walk with A
Tuesday: Plank (0:56)
Wednesday: Deck of Cards Workout (yoga booty, burpees, push-ups, squats) for 11 grueling minutes
Thursday: Plank (1:02)
Saturday: 2.24 mi run/walk (I ran the first mile only. Running is proving challenging after a long hiatus.)
Sunday: 2.6 mi walk with A
Although I didn’t get in as much exercise as I would have liked this week, I’m pleased with my activity considering school started. We’re having some major adjustment issues with Ailie (she’s refusing her bottle), so we’ve all been a bit stressed. This week, I’ll attempt to manage my time better to fit in blogging, studying, exercising, on top of child-rearing/cooking/saying a few words to my husband now and then.
Before I escape to a magical land of finance, here are some meals this week:
Exhibit B: H helped with dinner on Thursday night. IT DIDN’T STRESS ME OUT. AT ALL.
Exhibit C: I burned the brown basmati rice I was attempting to use up on Thursday night. Dinner ended up being an improvised sauteed chicken breast in a curious lemon sauce, frozen broccoli, and polenta with organic corn. (The polenta was something I’ve never attempted, and it was interesting. I find this side particularly charming, as it is a “peasant food” similar to “gruel.” Eat up, family!)
This week’s winner was this dessert, suggested to me by a Facebook friend. Here’s the gist:
- 2 small organic honeycrisp apples
- Small packet of organic raisins
- 1 oz chopped walnuts
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Dash of vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp butter
I tossed the ingredients, covered, and baked at 350 for about 20 minutes. Then, I removed the cover, sprinkled with a few old-fashioned oats, and baked for another 5 minutes or so. Absolutely fantastic, and well-worth the effort of throwing it together after dinner when you need a sweet snack. Thanks, Meighan!
What are you all eating this week?