Good morning, and happy Monday! I just finishing making my to-do list for the day, and I feel more motivated than ever to knock everything off the list. I have found that my days are much more productive when I create a list of goals and expectations before starting anything. Of course, my recap blog was first on that list. My goal is to blog every single day this week to keep up with my 25 blogs in January. It’s going to be hard because I’ll be out of town on Saturday-Tuesday, but I plan to write in advance to have a few blogs all scheduled to go out. I mentioned on my Instagram last night that I’ll be heading to Denver, Colorado this weekend. You guys have sent me so many excellent recommendations so far, but if you have any you’d like to share, please let me know in the comments.
PS HAPPY BACHELOR MONDAY!
Let’s start with Wednesday because that’s where the last recap post ended. I had a giant jar of chocolate Love Grown cereal, almonds, pistachios, and coconut shreds with unsweetened almond milk for breakfast. Sometimes I eat the most random things, but they do the trick. The weather was unbelievable, so after the walk with the dogs, I decided to turn on my Bachelor podcasts and go for an hour walk outside.
When I got back, I was hungry and needed something to cool me off. I decided to have a strawberry banana protein shake for lunch. It had frozen strawberries, frozen banana, unsweetened almond milk, and one scoop of vanilla plant-based protein powder.
They do this when they’re hungry. 😂 I can’t handle them sometimes. Are your dogs weird, too?
I managed to go to the gym four times this week with Kyle. I walk the treadmill and listen to music or play candy crush.
After my Thursday morning walk, I had a bowl of oatmeal with almond butter and paleo muesli. This is one of my favorite go-to breakfast because it’s so easy to make and it keeps me full until late afternoon.
After watching a few episodes of Marie Condo’s Netflix series, I had to get myself up and clean out the office closet. This is a space that I’ve been putting off for so long. It was filled with old notebooks, magazines, photos, scrapbook paper, old boxes, tons of receipts, paperwork, and random things I’ve collected over the years. This was my hiding spot for all of the “junk.” Even though I never had to look at it, knowing that it was there gave me anxiety. See all of the stuff on the floor? Well, I got rid of ALL of it. It feels good to have all of that out of the house. Decluttering is an amazing reminder of why we don’t need to buy “stuff.” I can’t believe it’s been fifteen days since buying anything. I’ve made two necessary trips grocery store, but that’s it. I have a post all typed up and ready to go this week about my thoughts so far!
I spent the rest of Thursday working on the blog and then ended the evening at the gym.
I started my Friday morning with a dog walk and a chocolate banana protein shake. The shake had one frozen banana, one cup of almond milk, and two tablespoons of chocolate hemp protein powder.
On Friday evening, I did a quick house clean, made delicious fudgy/paleo/vegan brownies, and then headed to the gym with Kyle. We started the show Escape at Dannemora, and it was awesome! We finished it all in one weekend (imagine that.)
I was up bright and early on Saturday morning. After walking the dogs, I had a bowl of protein oats. I made regular gluten-free oats and mixed in blueberries, three tablespoons of chocolate hemp protein, and a tablespoon of almond butter. This was such a delicious combo, and it reminded me of Chocolate Malt O Meal, which I’ve been craving for like a year now. I skipped out on tennis because it was way too cold, and snowing at one point! I decided to tag along with my mom while she got her hair done.
Afterward, we headed to Whole Foods so I could pick up some lettuce and protein powder. We were both ready for another cup of coffee, so we stopped at Reid’s because they have the BEST coffee!
I spent the rest of the day glued to the couch writing and planning the Colorado itinerary.
My parents asked if we wanted to meet them for some wine and appetizers at the Garden Cafe, and because it’s my favorite place ever, I was totally up for that.
I woke up a bit later on Sunday morning and enjoyed my coffee while Kyle and I finished up our show.
My project for the weekend was to clean out my art supply boxes. I ended up throwing out a ton of dried up paint and putting all of my supplies into these leftover bins from the office cleanout. I should have taken photos of the boxes I had stacked up in the garage with paint supplies, but somehow managed to organize all of the supplies down to this. I haven’t painted in a while because of the overwhelming mess of boxes, but now I think I’ll get back to painting soon 😊 The key to organizing is doing one project a day. You don’t want to burn yourself out by trying to tackle the organization all at once. Over time, things will start looking noticeably neat.
I did an entire “What I Ate Today” on my Instagram story, but of course, I’ll share it here too! If you liked seeing the What I ate in a day insta-story edition, let me know, and I’ll do more.
For breakfast, I had gluten-free toast with strawberry jam, avocados, mangos, and a side of oranges and blueberries. I had so many people wondering how the jelly and avocado combo tasted, but I’m telling you, it’s incredible! I tried it for the first time at Vintage Coffee & Cafe last weekend and was blown away. Avocado tastes just as good with sweet ingredients.
For lunch, I had an Artisan lettuce blend with balsamic dressing, black peppered slivered almonds, mango slices, grape tomatoes, avocado, and rice. I also had a powerful shot that had ginger, lemon, and wheatgrass.
I usually have tea or a cappuccino in the afternoon. I decided to go with lemon tea. I drink about two cups of Lemon Ginger tea a day!
For dinner, I had roasted brussels sprouts and carrots with a salad! You better believe I had one of the delicious brownies for dessert! I topped it with So Delicious brand coconut whipped topping, and it tasted like chocolate cake.
Kyle and I watched the Eagles games, and then headed to bed early! ❤️ It wasn’t a crazy exciting weekend, but it was still a good one!
Questions for you!
- Do you have any Denver recommendations?
- What spot in your house do you need to organize/declutter?
- Describe your weekend in one word.