Friday night started with a quick 1.5 mile walk with my husband at our gym. I have been working out pretty hard lately with all of the LYB workouts, so I decided to keep it low key. After our gym date, we came home and got ready to meet our friends for dinner at Bella Luna. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they could make pretty much anything on the menu gluten free! I dined on a caprese salad and proscuitto wrapped scallops with apple risotto. It was divine! Our post-dinner adventures took us to one of my old haunts. My friends and I used to frequent MLT's for every weekend for at least 2 years post-college. It was fun to have a reunion and to see how everything has changed!
Saturday was the laziest day of all and it was glorious. I started the day with the best breakfast ever (scrambled eggs), coffee and lots of lounging around. Instead of going to the gym, my husband and I lifted weights in the basement. If you are trying to tone up this year, I highly recommend finding a friend or significant other to work out with, it really helps keep you accountable. I picked up Chipotle and we watched an episode of The Profit (obsessed). Then, we took a trip to Home Depot to pick up some necessities for the house. Any other married ladies ever think that they would be spending weekends at Home Depot... and loving it? We came home, made homemade pizza, watched and I was in bed before 11 pm. Perfection.
Sunday morning started with a 3.1 mile run at the gym! I ran for 30 minutes straight, something I haven't done in weeks thanks to this cold. Running a 10K is on my bucket list for the year, so I was happy to learn that I may have more endurance than I previously suspected. I was anxious to come home and make coconut pancakes! I thought that I had found the perfect recipe online and was eagerly awaiting the results. If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen me post this photo.....
They looked so beautiful... but they tasted like death, so into the trash they went. I suspected the proportion of baking soda in the recipe was off but chose to ignore my judgement. In a quick hurry, I whipped up these vegan coconut pancakes on the fly... and they were divine.
After inhaling my breakfast, I did a quick change into more appropriate shopping clothes and hit up a few stores for aviators and an ipad case. We have a trip coming up and I needed a few travel essentials. Luckily, I seemed to find exactly what I was looking for! I always check out discount stores to find better bargains on basic items. Some of my favorites? Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx and Steinmart. I always find sunglasses at Steinmart... who knew?
I came back home and picked up husband for a quick trip to Kroger. After stocking up on the basics, I threw buffalo chicken in the crockpot
What was the highlight of your weekend?