Monday, November 11, 2013

Another Food and Fitness Filled Weekend!

Happy Monday! Guess what, it's my birth week! Yay! It's actually pretty crazy that we are already nearing mid-November and 2014 is literally around the corner.Anyway, I hope everyone had a great weekend and hopefully you're enjoying one extra day off today. I however am not. Boo.


We are still having ridiculously awesome weather in Arizona, it's around 80-90 during the day and then about 65-70 at night which means it's the BEST time to enjoy some outdoor dinners. We tried out a new spot on Friday night, mostly because they had an awesome patio with pretty lights everywhere, but the food ended up being amazing too. I got the Sea Bass with bacon brussel sprouts and although I'm sure that sauce that is on top is probably a buttery concoction of some sort, it was sooo good. 


After dinner we headed over to our favorite Friday night place for a glass of wine and some live music. You just can't beat live music, it's the best! And my company was pretty great too :) 


On Saturday I met up with B at my parents house after he was done golfing with my dad (god forbid they miss a Saturday golf date...) and picked up some Rumbi on the way. If you guys have one near you and you haven't tried it, it's definitely a must. It's really the healthiest fast food I've ever found and it tastes great too. 


After scarfing down a majority of my chicken bowl my mom and I headed to the gym for a little bi's and tri's workout. I love poking around in different gyms and it was even more fun having her there with me. My arms feel like they're about to fall off today and since my mom usually doesn't lift like we did I can only imagine hers feel the same or worse. Woops, sorry mom! 


My weekend of fitness continued on Sunday with an early morning back workout and then a hike about halfway up Camelback Mountain. I will have to admit, I thought I was going to die a few times (I haven't done any cardio in like 2 months!) but it was fun and I do love a little challenge.


We refueled at brunch afterwards and you better believe I ate every one of those little potato nuggets. Not only were they good, I was in serious need of carbs after our 2 a day workout. 


Then a majority of the afternoon was spent like this, recovering with some football and juice. A win for the Cardinals and a horrible loss for my Cowboys :( 

I finally mustered up some energy to make dinner and dessert and I'm so glad I did. We haven't had salmon in a while because I got turned off to it a little bit ago, but now that I've taken a break I'm all about it. I also made Chocolate Covered Katie's black bean brownies for the first time in a while and they came out as perfect as I remembered them. I think I may even make them to take to Thanksgiving dinner! 

PS- Don't forget to enter my MRM giveaway! It ends tonight! 

What was the highlight of your weekend? I'd love to know! 



12 comments:

  1. Your mom is so fit! Great picture of you two :)

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  2. Love the weekend recap. Looks like it was jam packed with fitness and fun. I agree with Erin, your mom is in unreal shape! Both of you look terrific. An inspiration, as always.

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  3. Looks like a nice, full weekend!

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  4. I successfully created a recipe with kale that I LOVE! And painted my boyfriend's sister's bedroom to surprise her for her birthday while she was away with her husband for the weekend :)

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    1. ooh you'll have to share that with me... I'm not big on kale!

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  5. how do you eat out and still stay so healthy? whenever i view nutrition info at restaurants the fat is almost the amount I can have in a day!

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    1. I typically don't do the sauces, I just decided to let it go with the dish above because I know how good black cod is when it's prepared the way the chef intended. For my omellete pictured above for example, I made sure they didn't good it in oil or butter, I just asked for it dry. You can totally eat out and stay healthy, you just can't be afraid of making modifications and asking for what you want.

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    2. What are some things you like to order besides plain chicken and veggies? any sandwich suggestions at typical american restaurants? Also, how do you fit into your macros if no nutrition info is listed like at many restaurants? THANKS

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    3. I do turkey burgers or regular burgers wrapped in lettuce, steaks, fish, etc. I just avoid breads and sauces when I can. I would just do your best with the macros- if you get a turkey burger, I'd do about 6oz turkey, tomato.. just have to play around with it.

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  6. Had such a great weekend in Chi-Town.. not sure what was my favorite... shopping, the beautiful fall weather, or hanging out with my gym-crush twice :) Sounds like you had a great weekend and those brownies sound fabulous! Do you have a link for them?? Mentioned you in my post today... thanks for all that you do! - Kathleen

    http://cleanandleaner.blogspot.com/2013/11/happy-one-year-anniversary-clean-eating.html

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    1. Aww how sweet! Here's to a lifetime of healthy eating :)

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