Weekend Update 11/17/13

This weekend was GREAT!! I had nothing planned and just played it by ear.

Friday I went to Road Rage, spin class, in the morning. Then in the afternoon I met my friend Megan at Tavern on France for happy hour! We enjoyed some wine, waffle fries and nachos. It was so great to catch up.

Friday night I went bowling with my parents and a couple of their friends. It had been so long since I’d been bowling. Lets just say that I did not break 100 🙂

Saturday my mom picked me up bright and early and we headed to The Girls On The Run 5k. My mom volunteers as a coach for one of the teams.

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My goal for the 5k was just to finish, especially since I haven’t ran since September. Good news is… I finished! Mom and I ran together for the first mile and then we ran with one of the girls mom coaches for the rest of the 5k. It was a really fun experience to see all the girls finish the 5k.

After the 5k I headed home and relaxed on the couch for most of the afternoon. Scott headed to his friend’s bachelor party so it was just Maisy and I Saturday (And the cat).

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I went to dinner with the bachelor’s future wife, Steph. After dinner I headed home and relaxed some more in bed.

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Maisy decided to use Scott’s pillow since he wasn’t home to use it 🙂

Sunday morning I headed to SkyZone for SkyRobics! I made sure to take some pics this time 🙂

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This is the area that we use for SkyRobics.

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We wear bright orange sock that have grips on the bottom.

One of the hardest things we do is laps. You would think it wasn’t that bad but by lap number 3 I’m usually way out of breath and stopping for water. We do laps for 6 minutes. Today we also did Killers (aka suicides). Man oh man were those Killer 🙂 It was such a good workout and according to My Fitness Pal I burned about 700 calories!

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Post Workout

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After SkyRobics I showered and headed to Target to get some groceries. I went to Target at the wrong time I think half of Woodbury was there! It was insane.

Saturday afternoon I headed to Xperience Fitness for RPM (spin class) and BodyFlow. RPM was extra special today because the instructor dedicated the ride to someone who recently passed away from cancer.

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We had to do a fun pic as Roosters because our instructor and a few of the guys in the class bike with the rooster team.

Today was really heavy on the working out but I will be resting tomorrow from working out!

I have a few meals planned for this week…

Monday: Homemade Healthy Potato Soup

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Crockpot Orange Chicken

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: To Be Determined

This week I start my labor and delivery clinicals and the days I don’t have class I work. On the up side my brother Nathan comes home and he is bringing his pup Mesa. They live in Colorado so it will be great to see them.

Another fun thing for this week….. I am having my first giveaway!!!! Check back on Monday for a EnergyBits Review/Giveaway!!

What did you guys do this weekend?

Treat Yourself Tuesday #2

A few weeks ago I did a Treat Yourself Tuesday post and I thought is was time for another one!! Becky at Olives N Wine started #treatyourselftuesday.

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So this week I have treated myself with many things!!

Friday I had the joy of trying the new Sun Chips!

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I really love this new flavor!! It is so delicious!

Then Saturday morning I treated myself to a 90 minute spin class. Some may think this is torture not a treat…. but it was a really fun class! I felt great afterward!

Plus I had to sweat a bit because I then made some yummy Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry cream filling! So Good.

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Then on Monday I used my Core Power Yoga groupon and started my month of yoga. I went to hot yoga! It was a blast. I really love hot yoga!

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Pre Hot Yoga!

I also made a pit stop at Target to get some of the new pumpkin spice m&ms.

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This morning I treated myself to some body pump! I really love body pump, it is such a great workout.

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What a week of treating myself!!!

Now for my meal planning this week…. So far it is going really good!

Sunday night I made the Autumn Chopped Salad. I really loved the flavor combo. I also added red pepper and cucumber to the salad.

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Monday I made the Ginger infused Honey Chicken and served it with brown rice. I ate it so quick I forgot to get a picture. Sorry…

This morning I decided to use one of my peaches and made some peach oatmeal.

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Maisy even got to enjoy some of it!

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Today I also made the Olive Garden Inspired Chicken and Gnocchi Soup. It turned out really good!! I didn’t take a picture today but there are lots of leftover so I will take a picture tomorrow!

Did you treat yourself at all this week?

Whats Cooking This Week

Last night I had an amazing time with Scott, Mark and Sarah. We went to Bulldog downtown St. Paul. Their food is to die for!!! I had the Hawaiian Volcano Burger with garlic fries!!! So good. I highly recommend going to Bulldog.

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The boys had fun together! I was designated driver once they decided to order liter beers!

We had a great night.

This morning I decided I had to make pancakes so I could use some of my leftover strawberry cream.

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So delicious. I love pancakes and bacon 🙂

Today we may head to Mall of America (MOA) to walk around and then we are heading to our friends Luke and Steph’s for dinner!

I have another very busy week ahead of me so I am going to try to meal plan for the week.

Tonight I am bringing an Autumn Chopped Salad to go along with what Steph made.

Monday: Ginger Infused Honey Chicken and Pumpkin Scones

Tuesday: Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Quesadilla Casserole 

Friday: Leftovers

Hopefully I am able to stay on track with this meal planning. It will definitely help reduce the amount that we eat out. We eat out way to much and one of my big goals is to stop eating out as much. Hopefully meal planning will help!

Hope you guys have a great rest of the weekend! It’s actually sunny here today 🙂

Whats on the menu for you this week?