Happy Sunday! How has your weekend been so far?
Kyle and I have been enjoying spending a weekend at home for the first time in a month! I went to CrossFit yesterday morning (Box Steps with a Barbell + Death by 10m = EXTREME soreness today!) and then we ran a lot of errands (Target run, anyone??). After a quick lunch, we decided to go check out Fulton Brewery in the afternoon.
The brewery is in downtown Minneapolis (super close to the Twins’ stadium) and, surprisingly enough, Kyle and I had never been there before! Although it was FREEZING cold outside (I think it was around 15 degrees yesterday, brr!!), we bundled up like true Minnesotans and walked the 2 miles/30 minutes to Fulton Brewery.
We each started out with pint of our choice. I went with The Ringer (an American Pale Ale) and Kyle had The Worthy Adversary (a Russian Imperial Stout) – both were just what we needed after our sub-freezing walk! After our beers, we switched over to a flight so we could sample a variety of Fulton’s brews. They were all great! I recommend checking out Fulton Brewery if you are ever in Minneapolis – Great people, Minnesota food trucks AND awesome beer!
Kyle and I were both really tired Friday night (3-day weeks are obviously super strenuous…) so we decided to have my celebration dinner on Saturday night instead. We made reservations at The Union, a new restaurant in Minneapolis. I love trying new restaurants and this one had been on my list since its opening in November! One of the unique features of The Union is its rooftop seating and bar area. The rooftop has a retractable roof so it can be used in the winter months as well – so cool! It has great views of Minneapolis and a fun atmosphere for both diners and bar patrons.
Downstairs, the open-kitchen restaurant had a classy and modern feel along with a fabulous menu. The chef has a great variety of options on the menu – I had a really difficult time deciding what to order! After weighing all of my options, I ordered the pumpkin ravioli while Kyle chose the roasted duck. Both were absolutely perfect. My ravioli had a ridiculously creamy pumpkin filling and was topped with parmesan crisps. AH-MAZ-ING!! I savored each bite :)
Today we are spending the day relaxing. I made a quick Whole Foods run this morning (I <3 Whole Foods!), and I plan on getting a workout in later this afternoon and then make a healthy treat that I hope to share with you all tomorrow! :)
Check out the cool fish display I saw at Whole Foods this morning – LOVE this!
I am SO happy to finally get back to a schedule and routine after the past few crazy holiday weeks! I am going to be cookin’ up a healthy storm and getting my fitness rear into gear this week – YAY! It feels so good to treat your body well after a few weeks of unhealthy foods.
Weekly Health Goal
This week I am going to focus on putting whole, healthy foods into my body. I have felt kind of sluggish the past few weeks with the onslaught of Christmas cookies, holiday party appetizers and cocktails and heavy meals. Also, since I am starting my new job tomorrow (EEK!! Nervous yet so so excited!) I want to make sure I am at the top of my game. I know that consuming healthy, whole foods and staying active will help to get me there!
Weekly Meal Plan
- Sunday: Massaged Kale Salad with Salmon (Thanks Jamie!)
- Monday: Butternut Glazed Orecchiette with Ricotta
- Tuesday: Make-your-own Tacos
- Wednesday: Superfood Salad with Shrimp (Iowa Girl Eats)
- Thursday: Baked Sesame Chicken
- Friday: TBD/Promotion Happy Hour with friends!
- Saturday: Out for Dinner
Weekly Fitness Plan
- Sunday: The Cookie Eraser
- Monday: Elliptical
- Tuesday: CrossFit
- Wednesday: Rest
- Thursday: CrossFit
- Friday: Elliptical
- Saturday: CrossFit
What did you do this weekend? Are you making any great meals this week? Are you trying to get back into a healthy routine after the holiday craze?