Good morning, everyone! I just got back from my walk and now I’m ready to sit down with my coffee and start off the recap blog.
I hope you all had an amazing weekend and are staying cool. It’s officially too hot to do anything between the hours of 9 am and 8 pm here. I’m trying my best to embrace the summer and enjoy it to the fullest. I think I’ll be parking myself at the pool after hitting publish!
The start of the week was gloomy and rainy.
I took it as a free pass on walks and decided to stay put and get things done around the house. For my lunch, I had mixed greens with lemon vinaigrette, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, cranberries, and avocado.
Monday was pretty busy. We needed to get everything out of the garage because I had someone coming early morning to epoxy the garage floors for Kyle’s birthday gift. His birthday isn’t until next month, but it was something he’s been talking about doing. I think having our stuff out of the garage was the hardest part about all of it. We had stored it on the back porch, dining room, planning center, and outside. I hate when things are all over the place.
I did manage to finally paint the gold mirror creamy white. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while since the gold doesn’t match anything in the house, and it was a successful transformation. I love how it turned out and I can’t wait to put it in the guest room.
For dinner, I made baked salmon seasoned with lime, honey, gluten-free soy sauce, sesame seeds, black pepper, garlic powder, and avocado oil. I baked the salmon for 12-minutes at 385.
We had our salmon with tossed salad and roasted red potatoes on the side. For dessert, I had my 3-ingredient brownies. 😋 These are so easy to make and I used peanut butter instead of almond butter this time around.
On Tuesday morning, the company came over to do our epoxy! We chose a light grey with black blue specs. It’s crazy how different the garage looks now!
On Tuesday, I finished up some blog work and then headed out on an afternoon five-mile walk. I love getting out there to listen to podcasts and disconnect. The five-miles fly by so quickly when I’m listening to music or podcasts.
When I got home, I showered off, had a quick peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and then headed to the neighborhood boot camp! It was a TOUGH one. We did hill sprints up the boat ramp between circuits. As soon as I got home, I showered off, started watching Married at First Sight, and fell asleep.
I spent Wednesday finishing up some work and catching up on laundry. For breakfast, I had Harmless Harvest vanilla yogurt, Northern Bakehouse gluten-free bread with Earth Balance butter, peanut butter, and green apples. `
Wednesday walk before the storm! This was probably the hottest walk of the summer so far.
On Thursday night, I made spaghetti squash with pasta sauce and ground turkey.
I spent the evening packing up for Friday’s beach day and watching more of Married at First Sight. This show was so good, and even more interesting since it was filmed in Charlotte.
Becca and I headed to the beach on Friday!
I’ll share a separate post with all of our day trip photos.
I spent all day deep cleaning the house while Kyle painted the garage and put the stuff back. The stuff everywhere gave me the worst anxiety!
He did such a great job painting and I absolutely love how clutter-free the garage is now. He even painted the shelves black so they’d blend in a bit.
We have a few more things we want to get for the gym like a treadmill, bike, and boxes.
We decided to do a date-night on the patio Saturday evening. We made chicken pad thai (our favorite) and tried out a chocolate wine with dinner. It tasted so much like chocolate that I didn’t like it. I’d rather have a red blend or something more classic. Kyle loved it, so I guess it’s a 50/50 choice to make!
I spent all Sunday morning adding new mulch to all of the garden beds. There were a lot of holes from where I planted new flowers and I wanted the mulch took look bolder and hide some of the red dirt and clay from digging.
I had the best dinner on Sunday night. I made a recipe that our boot camp trainer posted on her IG! It’s called Smothered Cabbage and it was so delicious, easy to make, and healthy! The only thing I did differently was add in some black beans. I’ll be eating it for dinner for the next few days!
I know my recap was pretty short, but I’ll be sharing all the photos from our beach day tomorrow! 😊
Questions for you!
- Is it too hot to do anything where you live as well?
- What is a must-have for a home gym?
- What are you having for dinner tonight?