Morning, everyone! Sorry for the mini-hiatus! After my wild weekend last week, I did indeed get that salad for lunch on Tuesday afternoon....but then my week spiraled into the ANTI-Bikini Series. Think pizza, strawberry milkshakes (although I learned one fast food chain's version tasted like a cup of cleaning products, thankfully ending that phase quickly!) and lots of comfort food. Basically anything I could think of that sounded even remotely appealing. It was fun....for about 5 minutes, until I started to feel gross & lazy, but I just COULD NOT get my footing back. Oh well....it happens, especially at 36 weeks pregnant and after 6 weeks of following a pretty solid routineJ
On top of that, I was cramming for both my FINAL YOGA TEACH (holy shmoly!) & written exam, which I'm AMAZED to say I passed both with flying colors...CRAZY! Well, at least I'm pretty sure I passed my final teachJ I don't get officially certified until the graduation ceremony at the end of June, after everyone else completes their final teach. (bumped mine up since, ummmm, we don't know what the end of June will bringJ I'll either have a newborn or be 700 months pregnantJ)
ANNNNNNNYYYYYWAYYYYYYYY, so I TRIED to get myself back on track, thanks to my dear Edofoods friends...but even THAT descended into madnessJ I'll explain in a secJ
*AND THANKS AGAIN MUST GO TO MY DEAR FRIEND CHRIS FOR ALL OF THE EDOPHOTOS! I was the epitome of LAZY this weekend, and she thankfully picked up my slack!! Thanks, Chris<3 b="">3>
Saturday morning brought this beautiful and sweet fruit salad...filled with dragon fruit, lychee (not sure if I've ever had either of those before), cherries, blackberries, papaya stars and THE sweetest mango I've ever tasted....
Lunch brought us an "Asian Peanut Noodle Salad"...complete with zucchini noodles, bean sprouts, carrots, peanuts. ...which we all shamelessly drowned in EdoFood's peanut sauce. We LOVEEEEDDD the mix of flavors and crunchy textures in this fresh salad...
And our sweet treat to finish off our "Asian-inspired" menu on Saturday was a red bean mochi....as demonstrated by the hand model: MEJ hahahahahhaha
And Sunday started off well enough, with these DIVINE AND SUPREMELY CRUNCHY spice-roasted chickpeas, which we all loveeeeeeeeeeeeddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!
...but once lunch time rolled around, my need for 'non-healthy' food came on SO Strong, that I even managed to convince a few of my beautiful yogis to join me on a burger/bacon/fries spreeJ It was seriously one of the HAPPIEST lunches I've EVER hadJ I'm gonna blame YOGA-GLOW, amazing company & the fact that we were all giddy from being a little 'off the yoga path' at that momentJ It was a blastJ
So, thanks to my burger lunch, I was pretty full for the rest of the day, so most of my Edo eats are still in my fridge waiting to be devoured over the next few daysJ I'll definitely be sure to share as I go....thanks again, Jen & Ricky!!!! We LOVE you both!
And Monday FINALLLLLLLLY brought us back to normal, as I FEVERISHLY made our food menu & grocery shopped to get back on track this week = NO EXCUSES. Even after 24 hours, I feel better than I did about 95% of last week. Just goes to show.....
Workout: 2 sets arms & squats with 8 pounds
Which was, ummmm, like my first exercise all week as well. I just felt RIDICULOUS going to yoga class last week (since getting dressed felt like a chore) and I had my 'diva-moments' at yoga school this weekend and barely did anything THERE as well. I just kinda felt like I reached THE END OF THE EXERCISE LINE at the moment...BUTTTTTTTT I think that was just an excuse since I felt JUST fine picking up the weights again yesterdayJ We'll play this week's schedule by earJ
Breakfast: Banana Smoothie Bowl
Snack: 1 cup strawberries (fresh picked from Katie:) + 1/4 cup pistachios
Lunch: Tone it Up Sweet Potato Sliders + 1/4 avocado
Not pictured because they were burned and in piecesJ, but Tone it Up's recipe for roasted sweet potato/black bean/millet/southwestern spiced 'burgers' made 800 patties. Scott devoured most of them last week (while I was downing...ummmm, mac & cheese and mashed potatoes for lunch:), so I was bummed that when I finally got around to trying them yesterday: THEY WERE THE LAST OF THE STASH! I'll definitely try making this recipe again soon...especially since a little effort covered about 10 meals!
Snack: Coconut Luna Bar
Dinner: Tone it Up Chicken Stir-fry with chopped peanuts
So that was a day of FINALLY getting back on track. And hopefully the motivation from this post will keep me going!
Thanks for reading all of my rambles and have a great Tuesday!!J