Three cheers for a relaxing weekend!
On the agenda for Saturday was housework, game, workout, baking and making a yummy dinner for my favorite men.
I tried something new with my oats! I found the recipe here and tried it the very next morning. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out so well the first time. But I did try again and this time they were pretty tasty! On mine, I added a scoop of natural peanut butter, a few almonds and a sprinkle (~2 tbsp.) of homemade granola. This made A LOT of oatmeal. I ended up eating about half of it at first and then the other half 2 hours later.
Jeremy took the boys to the gym so I could get some housework done before A’s soccer game. This was really exciting for Luke because he is now old enough to workout with an adult! Luke came home B-E-A-T! I said “Kiddo, I KNOW how you feel.” Aidan’s team won their game 6-0! It was awesome.
When we got home, I went for a 60 min run that turned into a 30 min jog because 1) even though I wasn’t sore anymore from Wednesday’s workout, my legs felt like lead and 2) it started to get pretty warm. I returned a sweaty mess and decided to finish up at home. I remembered an upper body workout that I had seen on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect.
I used 8lb free weights for the 1st set of bicep curls but had to drop down to 5lbs for the second set. It was pretty challenging and I will definitely add it to my rotation!
I am going through a smoothie phase! This was perfect because I was super hungry & super sweaty.
This smoothie was basically the same as the others but had 1 cup fresh mixed berries, half a banana, and crushed ice. I much prefer frozen berries but ran out so I had to add some ice to make it super cold and thicker.
After I got myself smelling like a lady again, it was time to try out a second muffin recipe!
Insanely Good Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins from Gina’s Skinnytaste
Listen, if you have never tried any of this woman’s recipes, I feel sorry for you. She has NEVER failed me. This recipe was no exception.
I took this picture because as I was mixing it all up I was reminded of the days when this would be my entire dinner. Except it was a box of Great Value Mac-n-Cheese. I had a chuckle at how times have changed and how incredibly grateful I am.
Don’t be fooled. I went back for seconds!
Oxygen Magazine’s Turkey Meatloaf (except I used ground chicken), Annie’s Mac ‘n Cheese and Green Giant Steamers Green Beans w/ almonds. I got the recipe from an Oxygen Magazine recipe book and I will post it soon! It is super simple and really REALLY delicious! Even my picky eater went back for seconds!
I had a few of these through the day too! YUM.
I don’t have much to show for Sunday. I wanted to make it to the early service so we weren’t getting home for lunch at 2 pm. I got up super early (had 3 cups of coffee) and was able to get everyone ready in time to leave for 1st service.
Clearly he needed some coffee too.
With the help of a little bribe of donuts after church if they were good and a LOT of grace, the boys were super cooperative. There was no yelling, fussing or fighting! I grabbed one of Jeremy’s Clif Bars, called it breakfast and headed out the door.
Shirts: Green – given to me by a friend, Pink Cami – Old Navy
Boots, Necklace and Bracelets: Charming Charlie
Church was good, but I forgot my jacket and I was FREEZING! Thankfully they had coffee for us during my class. That would be my 4th cup of the day.
By the time we got out of church we were super hungry. We had to stop by Target for a light bulb and some gray sweatpants for a play Luke is in. Naturally we got some donuts and Easter candy while we were there too. Don’t you know it is ALWAYS a good idea to go to Target when you are so hungry you might even be inclined to eat a Big Mac AND fries? I did come home and have some leftovers from Saturday night before I dove into the treats. I did not capture the moment, but I am sure you can imagine!
My treats of choice. I don’t think I have ever enjoyed anything more in my life! I was thankful I bought the individual servings, otherwise, someone would have most definitely had a stomach ache.
The rest of the day was spent doing a whole lot of nothing. Napping, reading, video games, eating baked goods and goldfish….I DID bathe the dog. That in itself was enough work for one day!
For “dinner” even though I wasn’t super hungry I made a smoothie and drank about half of it before giving the rest to Jeremy.
Chocolate PB Banana Smoothie
1 scoop chocolate whey protein
1/2 cup Dannon Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
1 cup crushed ice
When I let Trixie out last night I noticed the moon and stars were absolutely brilliant. Luke is fascinated by all things science so I called him out there and we looked at the sky for an hour.
“You are holy, great and mighty
The moon and the stars declare who You are
I’m so unworthy, but still You love me
Forever my heart will sing of how great You are”