This week has been low key - lots of early morning workouts, healthy meals at home and early nights to bed - our new routine and it feels great. I don't even mind when the alarm goes off at 4:30/4:45 - never thought I would ever say that! It does make the days I get extra sleep
(like the weekends) such a luxury!
The weather has been an absolute dream lately - definitely not the norm for July in St Louis - it is usually in the upper 90s and extremely humid - ugh. The 70 degree weather has been fantastic!!
This has resulted in a lot of grilling on our back patio :) Loved this meal - we split a strip & all our sides are from our CSA veggies - love all the little tomatoes we get in our share :)
I am obsessed lately with this guac I found at Costco - it's called Good Foods Tableside Chunky Guacamole and is so good! I have been eating it as a dip with baby carrots but really have been eating it all week with pretty much everything. SO GOOD! I saw online that sometimes they sell it in individual 80 calorie servings - i hope I see those soon as that sounds perfect for snacking
Flank steak tacos we grilled this week - yep, there is some guac on there :)
Lots of workouts this week - trying to do 5x a week of something active. I do two private sessions with Josh and then a group class he teaches on Friday mornings - and then usually a Saturday or Sunday workout. I am going to try to squeeze a run in today as we are going out tonight to a new Cajun restaurant with friends and... I think a shrimp po boy is calling my name :)
Here is a post workout selfie... i sweat so much during my training - just pours off of me. I've done battle ropes twice this week and yep.... my shoulders are talking to me today! I work this tshirt from St Pat's a couple years ago - Erin's family t'shirt - it says "Irish I Was Drunk" - proper workout attire I think ;)
Me exhausted after finishing a workout with battle ropes.... these things are the devil I tell ya. I am not exaggerating when I say how much I sweat - entire head soaked - gross but so rewarding :) Sweat is fat crying, right??
Now this picture is not pretty at all but, I made skinnytaste's Southwest Turkey Meatballs with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce - recipe is here on her site - these were so good! I think I still prefer the Asian Turkey Meatballs on skinnytaste but - these were pretty damn good... the dipping sauce is so good and, can also use it as a salad dressing or dip for veggies - yum! You basically throw cilantro, tomatillos, garlic, green onion, buttermilk, lowfat mayo, greek yog & cumin in a blender and boom - you are done. Recipe is here - light, tangy & perfect for summer
As I am waking up so early most days and trying to be healthy in general - limiting my alcohol during the week. It really makes my Friday night wine taste so much better! I have been dreaming of this glass of wine all week :) Cheers!
Today - I am going to try and stop by the farmers market after picking Laura up at the airport here in a few. Also squeeze a run/workout in and get to the mall if possible... may be a bit ambitious as we are going out to dinner tonight kinda early but - we shall see! Happy Weekend!