After a brief hiatus, I’m back to the blog. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I got my act together and worked ahead on as many papers as possible so that my boys and I could go visit our families. It was so worth it!
Two Things for this Tuesday after Thanksgiving:
#1-Matt and I went to Crossfit Effingham together on Saturday morning when we were visiting his parents. Jack played with his grandparents while Matt and I did a partner tabata workout. 10am sweaty date (with 24 other people)? Yes, please!
If you’re ever in Effingham, they offer a free Saturday morning class.
#2 –I love roasted vegetables! They take such little prep and are pretty hard to mess up. And now that Jack eats almost everything we eat, I have even more incentive to roast a nice variety for us. Last night was cauliflower, butternut squash and red onion.
Chop all veggies, drizzle with some olive oil, and sprinkle with a little pepper. Then bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Viola!
Jack can now sign for “more” so I was sure he was a fan of these veggies when he would ask for more, then give me a cheesy grin. What are your favorite vegetables to roast? Have a great week!
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
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. Matt 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!
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.
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….
2 (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!
Quick question: what was the best Halloween costume you saw this year?
I’m looking for an excuse to drop in a little more regularly to say “hi” and thought I’d try out this week with Two Things Tuesday. I’ll plan for this to consist of things going on right now in life, food, or fitness and anything fun to share.
#1. My college BFF, her awesome hubby and adorable kiddos came to visit this weekend. It was the first time our boys have been together. I think Jack’s walking got better this weekend as he tried to follow the big boys around. And check out all boys sharing in Jack’s cabinet in our kitchen. Who would have figured Tupperware and spatulas would have been so interesting?
And who would have guessed that spending a weekend with three boys 4 yrs old or younger would have made me feel so young?
#2. Purdue’s Co-Rec is hosting a Thriller dance instruction tomorrow night. As much as I would love to go (seriously!!) it is right in the middle of bedtime and I try not to skip out of the bedtime routine much. BUT I found a relatively short video on YouTube.
I’ll be trying this out at home. Any takers in trying to learn it with me? Maybe it will justify a couple of pieces of candy corn…
Have a great week!