I had a very enjoyable weekend! I used to overplan my weekends and try do do everything! Over the past couple of months, I've learned to at least leave one day free of obligation.
Friday night was interesting as we had plans to chaperon a sorority dance...I hope I never acted that ridiculous when I was in college...I'm trying not to remember! We had a glass of wine and a snack at the apartment before leaving for the dance. Then we had dinner and drinks during late night happy hour at the venue after the dance. I had cod served over a risotto. The risotto wasn't great and I didn't eat much of it...I was disappointed that I wasted a meal out there!
Saturday I woke up with a green monster and a 75 minute power yoga class. I went to the market across the street and got some bagels and breakfast items for later in the day. We had the bagels when I got home and proceeded to the gym for some light cardio and a chest workout. I feel like I am getting stronger already and it's only been a week of consistent lifting! After the gym we did some cleaning and made a yummy egg scramble with mushrooms, red onion, spinach, red pepper and feta. We had the scramble with a piece of oat bran toast and OJ.
At 4 pm I had my massage...and it was glorious! I requested more focus on my back and neck and that is exactly what she did! I felt amazing afterward. Every time I get a massage...I begin rationalizing how I can fit one into my budget once a week...but it never happens! I am trying to do them once per month as a reward for working out 6 days per week.
We stayed in to make dinner and watch the Olympics. Dinner was courtesy of Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals...however, it took us closer to 50-60 minutes! We made an orange balsamic glazed chicken with lemon risotto and steamed asparagus. IT was probably in the top 5 things we've ever made...I should have taken a photo! The risotto dish totally made up for my terrible risotto on Friday!
Sunday we went to the Farmer's Market and had lunch out. We picked up some farm fresh butter and cheese from Golden Glen Creamery (you can order their products online!), some ridiculously good smoked salmon and dinner items for the night including purple potatoes, leeks and a grass-fed rib-eye. The potatoes and leeks were awesome...the meat was really fatty and a bit tough (and we cooked it med-rare). I'm not totally writing the farm off, but maybe we will try a different cut next time. We had lunch at the local bar/restaurant where they serve organic chicken and burgers. I got a chicken teriyaki burger with sweet potato fires...yum!
We ended Sunday with 60 minutes cardio at the gym while watching the USA vs. Canada hockey game, made our dinner and watched more Olympic games. It was a great weekend!