Life is feeling a little scattered this week! Work is currently at the crazy pace it always is the week before our annual health fair, aka there’s no time to breathe and there’s a lot of extra hours being put in at the moment. Extra work hours are always an excuse to treat yourself to extra coffee, right?
Tim and I have both been fighting colds this week, so that hasn’t been fun. He was away on Monday and Tuesday, and I worked such a long day on Monday and felt so crappy that I couldn’t get my act together to do the dishes or cook myself dinner. It was also FREEZING out, so Trader Joe’s butternut squash soup it was! #lonely
At least I did the grocery shopping?
Groceries this week included flowers for myself. Why not?
Other meals besides that butternut soup this week included autumn quinoa salad with kale, beets, and pears:
Breakfast for dinner (sunny side up eggs over tomato slices):
Yogurt bowls with apples, slivered almonds, chia, flax, and unsweetened coconut:
And sweet potato burrito bowls:
As for workouts, Monday was a rest day, Tuesday was a lift day, Wednesday was cycle and core, and Thursday was another lift. I also tried a new class this week with Liz and Steph. We went to pure pilates strength class at Commonwealth Sports Club in Allston, and it was exactly what my body needed that night.
For weekend workouts, I wanted to get down to the soft opening of Revd Indoor Cycling in Patriots Place tonight, but I couldn’t swing it with my work schedule and traffic. Instead, I’m taking a yoga class this afternoon at Inner Strength with Mary. I haven’t done yoga since the class I took in Aruba, and I’m seriously craving it. Depending on how I feel tomorrow, I will either lift again or take a rest day. Sunday I’m doubling up in the morning: Steph and I are going to take a class at BFX before our friend Alice’s cycle class at Recycle.
Another highlight from the week was seeing our friends Matt and Katie last night. Matt and Katie got married two weeks before we did and also honeymooned in Aruba! We had a great time catching up and recapping both of our weddings and all of our Aruba adventures over a delicious dinner at Grafton Street in Harvard Square. I ordered smoked duck breast with roasted butternut squash and lentils. It also came topped with a fried egg. SO GOOD.
Oh yeah. Last highlight from the week before we get into my favorite reads. NEW EMOJIS!
Fitness and Health
- Great reminders: Why you’re training hard and not seeing results
- Looks like a good and quick one: 15 minute core workout with a dumbbell
Food and Nutrition
- I agree. Muffins are my favorite thing to bake! 14 must try healthy and comforting muffin recipes
- HELLO: Sea salt pumpkin butter cups
- Cool dinner idea: Asian sweet potato noodle stir fry
- Wow! Easy tip for cutting and peeling winter squash
- Love the looks of this: Sweet potato hummus with roasted chickpeas
Blogging and Social Media
- Interesting: Five mistakes you are making with your blog
Self Image, Life, and Inspiration
- Great post: Are you standing in your own way to success?
Readers, let’s chat! Leave a comment telling me about the best part of your week. What’s up for the weekend?
Aside from my workout intentions, everything is up in the air for us this weekend! Whether you have no set plans like us or whether you are busy busy, have a good one!
Thanks for including my link!!!
Oooh I love breakfast for dinner! And I need to make a sweet potato burrito bowl STAT. That sounds so delicious.
Best thing this week: scoring new winter coats for both me and Wes.
This weekend: attempting to take outdoor family photos. FINGERS CROSSED
Thanks for including my link! 🙂 Those Sea salt pumpkin butter cups look amazing.
Hi Athena — thanks for linking to my post on Cotter Crunch. Hope you’re feeling better and have a restful weekend.
Sorry to hear you were fighting a cold last week, I never saw you! Thanks for sharing your TJ shopping trip. Did I tell you that I now LOVE roasted green peppers? LOVE. No more CSA trades!
I had a similar emoji text chain with friends. its so funny how life changing they are!