Monthly Archives: November 2013

Two Things Tuesday

This week is all about fall.  We got a light dusting of snow last night, and it was great reminder that winter really is coming and to enjoy all of the beautiful fall days left in the month.  So my “Two Things” this Tuesday are very fall-ish.

1.  OMGoat cheese salad

photo (2)The salad of the week at our house is a combo of red peppers, caramelized onion, black beans, romaine lettuce and a side container of crumbled goat cheese, craisins, and sunflower seeds.  Ah-maaazing!  Roasting the onions and adding dried cranberries really made this salad fall for me.  And the great flavor of goat cheese made salad dressing unnecessary.  I liked it so much I think I am going to repeat next week.

2.  Saturday was warm and sunny, but I was inside for an instructor training for a new ballet barre class at my gym.  My mom came over to play with Jack while I was in training, and as soon as I got out of class we hit the park as a family.  IMG_3021IMG_305120131109_171845Matt and I have a saying we use when Jack gets grumpy.  ”When in doubt, take him out!”  Sometimes he just needs some fresh air and sunshine.  Really – don’t we all need a little more fresh air and sunshine in our lives?  Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Two Things Tuesday

Are you an “It’s already Tuesday?” kind of person or an “It’s only Tuesday!” kind of person?  I think Tuesday is the most deceptive day of the week.  I am usually in the camp of Its only Tuesday, but I’ll tell myself that is because so much gets accomplished on Monday. (wink, wink)

Without further ado, here is this week’s Two Things Tuesday:

1.  Today I woke up wondering how I was still sore from a Sunday workout.  I was sick at the start of the weekend and didn’t get a Friday or Saturday sweatfest as a result.  So Sunday I made sure to get a great total body workout.  AND I committed to ensuring good form, which really contributed to the burn.  So when you do this workout, make sure you work on getting your chest low in your pushups and breaking parallel with your squats.  I got a quick mile run in then modified a Crossfit benchmark WOD, Barbara. 
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2.  I am loving that holidays are so much more fun with a little one.  Check out my little monkey this Halloween.  We went to my parents’ and visited with our trick-or-treater.  Already planning next year’s costume….IMG_2930

IMG_29312 (and a half).  We got family time with Matt’s side on Sunday.  Jack wants Auntie Tina to stay home from Italy longer.  Such a cute family, if I do say so myself!IMG_2974

Quick question:  what was the best Halloween costume you saw this year?