sGood afternoon! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
Here’s a little recap of how my weekend went:
Friday morning I went to the gym. I started out on the stationary bike for 30 minutes. Then I moved onto back exercises. I did bent-over rows and reverse flyes. I think the standing back exercises put a little too much pressure on my hip because I left the gym in pain rather than just sore.
As a result, I took the rest of the weekend off from going to the gym and let my body rest. From now on, I’ll stick to lat pulldowns and seated rows. Those didn’t seem to bother my hip.
On Friday night, I took Danny out for a surprise dinner. He has been doing such a great job taking care of me after my surgery and I just wanted to let him know how much I appreciate everything he has been doing.
My mom came over Friday night to watch the kids and Danny and I went to WildFire, a steakhouse (yes, I’m one of those people that orders a salad at a steakhouse).
I started out with a martini flight which is funny because I am not usually a martini fan. The stormy night martini was the best one hands down. The waitress described it as melted jolly rancher and she was right! If you ever go to Wildfire, order the stormy night martini.
I started with the crab and shrimp bisque. It was also delicious. I even got Danny to try a bite. I can’t even tell you how many loaves of their warm bread and butter we ate - it was a lot. A lot.
For dinner, I had the Wildorf salad which came with romaine, spinach, cranberries, pecans, celery, crouton, apples, and apple ranch dressing. The combination of all the flavors worked perfectly together. I really liked the apple ranch dressing.
Danny ordered the filet mignon. I decided to be brave and try a bite. Sorry to all you steak fans out there, but I hated it. I just cannot get over the texture of steak. This is gross but it feels like I am chewing animal flesh and that’s nasty. This is also why I have a hard time eating chicken. I am just not a meat person.
Of course, we had to end the night with dessert. We shared the skillet cookie with ice cream. It was very good but I thought the cookie was slightly overdone.
By the time we left, I could hardly walk to the car because I was so full!
When we got home, we watched Santa Paws with the kids (Jaden’s pick) and when they went to bed, we watched Divergent.
Saturday was one of those lazy days where we didn’t really have anything planned. I ran some errands and Danny mowed the lawn and washed the cars. Since I ate so much Friday night, I tried to eat good on Saturday.
For dinner, we went to Chipotle. On their website, Chipotle has a nutrition calculator so you can figure out the calories, fats, protein, carbs, etc in any meal you want. I used this calculator before we left so I could still stick to a healthy amount of carbs, fats, and protein.
I do think that the website largely underestimates the amount of food that Chipotle actually gives you. For example, their website has the brown rice as 4 ounces but our local Chipolte probably gives you three times that amount. So, when I ordered I made sure to ask for a very small amount of everything. One little scoop of brown rice instead of two huge ones.
I know that the measurements are exact but at least it’s a close estimate.
I had a small amount of brown rice, chicken, fajita vegetables, corn salsa, a small amount of cheese, a little guacamole, and lots of lettuce.
Saturday night, we watched The Conjuring. I hate scary movies. I blamed Danny for watching the movie but really it was me who suggested it. I actually made it through the whole movie…which meant I had to wake Danny up every time I had to go to the bathroom that night. You know, in case I had a demon clinging to me or something.
Sunday was also a day when we didn’t have too much going on. Sometimes our weekends are so busy that it’s nice to have a weekend without tons of stuff going on.
The kids visited with their Grandma while Danny and I did some shopping. All at once it seems like Halloween is approaching. The stores are getting ready!
I love the fall season and Halloween is a big holiday in my family
I also brought back zucchini pizza bites into my life. These are so good and a great healthy option if you’re craving pizza!
I sliced the zucchini and sprinkled on some Italian seasoning. Then I put them under the broiler for about 5 minutes. I took them out and topped them with pizza sauce and cheese. I put them back under the broiler for about 3-4 minutes. Trust me, these are delicious!
Jaden wrapped up the weekend by playing in his frog tent.
I bought that tent at Target on clearance years ago and I am actually surprised it’s still standing. My kids are a bit…rough on toys.
Have a great day!
- What’s your favorite restaurant?
- Do you like scary movies? What’s the last movie you watched?
- Favorite vegetable?