This was a pretty productive weekend for me with food and exercise.
Beginning with Friday, I had yoga class in the morning. Yoga days are somewhat like a rest day. It’s not rigorous, but it does take strength and concentration. The class is so relaxing, only the light from the hall comes into the room. At the end, the instructor covers each of us with a blanket. The first time this happened, I was like, “Blanket? What the hell is going on?” OH MY GOD. I love the blanket part. She speaks in a low voice and has you isolate the muscle’s in each limb separately. By the end, I’m ready for a nap. Too bad I still work a half day on Fridays. Have to suck it up and drive in, even though it feels pointless.
Anyway, Friday night for dinner, I made Mustard Lime Chicken, which I had been REALLY anxious to try. I also made parsnip fries, which I’ve never had before and potato fries for the non-paleo eaters.
Dinner turned out delicious. I LOVED the chicken, it was extremely juicy. The parsnips were good, but I think they were a little sweet to eat a lot in one sitting. I was wishing for some sauce to break up the flavor, like BBQ or ketchup. But sauce is another story.
Saturday morning, I went to BodyPump class then ran on the treadmill. I burned 1590 calories! It was awesome. Then I ran to Kmart for a prescription and a first birthday gift. Kmart had tons of stuff on clearance and an additional 40% off the clearance price. WHAT?! I LOVE SALES!
I should be good on jeans for a few months now, until I, hopefully, lose enough weight to go down another size. The thighs are a bit tight, but there is plenty of space in the waist, perfect amount really.
Saturday night, I went shopping with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Was feeling lazy and got Pizza Hut. We did make healthier choices though by choosing thin crust and mine was chicken and diced tomato. See? Don’t have to be perfect when switching over to paleo. Incorporate the good, weed out the bad. Oh, and I had some birthday cake earlier in the day too. It happens.
Sunday started with a workout: cycling and swimming at the gym. Came home and the kids were getting along better than usually, so I did a bunch of cooking!
First, I prepped a turkey and threw that in the oven, but I’ll share later. While the turkey was cooking, I made Beasty BBQ Sauce! I love BBQ sauce. I was a bit sad to cut out Sweet Baby Ray’s, but it comes with high fructose corn syrup and preservatives, so that’s out.
Scott and I both approved of the BBQ Sauce. It was a tad spicy, but good. And I definitely want to try the sweet option on the recipe by adding a can of pineapple. I didn’t have any at the time.
Decided to also prep some other food for the week by making Spicy Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf Muffins!
This recipe is actually for ground chicken, but ground turkey was on sale. Also, I added carrots, because I love them.
Onto the turkey! As I said, I put that in the oven first and it cooked while I made sauce and mashed cauliflowers and prepped other food.
And a day of cooking cannot be complete without dessert. I’ve been indulging a little too much in dessert lately, but I’ve been anxiously waiting to make this recipe. It’s frustrating waiting for bananas to get brown.
This got the approval from me and Scott. I can’t wait to have another piece tonight with strawberries and kiwis on it.
We should have plenty of meat for the week now. Hoping just to make a few sides of veggies during the week when needed. I wish every Sunday were so productive.