Hey guys! Happy Monday! Hope you had a fantastic weekend. I worked on Saturday and was on call on Sunday, so mine was fairly uneventful. Here are some randoms from the past few days:
I stopped by the farmer’s market on Saturday and picked up a bunch of produce. I’m trying to purchase a majority of my vegetables there this summer instead of getting them at the grocery store. So far, so good.
I ate some fresh rolls. They were good but the peanut sauce was lacking. And we all know the peanut sauce is the best part of that dish. (Charlotte peeps: Pho Real has the best fresh rolls and peanut sauce ever)
Lily got a bath. Not what she had in mind for a relaxing weekend.
I found my favorite coffee mug. I love owls. And coffee. So this is perfect.
I pulled weeds in my bathing suit. Sorry, no photo of that.
First Day of Summer
We are officially into summer now! Woo hoo I think the change in seasons is the perfect time to think about your health and any improvements you can make in the exercise or nutrition department. Here are a few of my own challenges…
Fitness: I’m still pretty limited with what I can do because of my ongoing knee issue *but* I’ve really spent the last month trying to incorporate exercises I can tolerate into my daily routine… swimming, elliptical, PT exercises, etc. I would really like to keep up the momentum and continue to find activities that will not exacerbate my knee problem. I have also noticed that I sleep so much better when I exercise 4-5x per week.
Nutrition: I need to focus on more efficient meal planning this summer to keep me on track with making healthy food choices. Having no plan almost always leads to me eating junk. The key to meal planning for me is to do everything on Sunday: plan out meals, get groceries and meal prep. So I’m trying to get back to that.
I dropped by the Concord Mills outlets on Saturday evening and picked up a set of Pyrex dishes from the Corelle store. I needed new tupperware and decided that something more dishwasher-friendly was the way to go. I made a big pasta & veggie dish (recipe coming soon) and divided it up into my new dishes to take to lunch this week. Side note: the 2-cup dishes are the perfect size for a meal portion.
Did you do anything fun this weekend?
Do you agree that peanut sauce is the best part of getting fresh rolls?
How are the farmer’s markets in your area?
Do you have any summer fitness or nutrition goals?