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It is gloriously sunny in Minneapolis this morning. Sunny mornings always make me smile even if it feels like -1 outside :) It is suppose to get into the mid-30′s today so I am planning on running OUTSIDE for the first time in weeks this afternoon. I have a St. Patrick’s Day race that is quickly approaching and I NEED to get some running in before then!
Now, for a super quick recap of this weekend!
Friday night, Kyle and I headed to Broder’s Pasta Bar for a late dinner. Broder’s is one of the best pasta restaurants in Minneapolis and we love going there in the winter. They don’t take reservations so the wait time is typically an hour and a half for a table for two! We sipped on some wine and enjoyed some good people watching while we waited for our table :) If you ever go to Broder’s, make sure to get their roasted garlic appetizer - It is the best!
Yesterday, I woke up and thought it was Sunday. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was only Saturday! It was like I had a whole extra day added to my weekend, ha!
In the morning, I headed to CrossFit for a ring dip/kettle ball swing/wall ball WOD that my shoulders are definitely feeling today. After CrossFit, Kyle and I headed over to The Shops at West End so I could make a trip to Lululemon. I had some pants that needed to be shortened and, let’s be honest, I’ll go there any chance I can get!
We then hit up Coastal Seafoods – a fresh fish Market in Minneapolis – to pick up some grouper for dinner and made a quick stop at Harriet Brewing since it was in the same neighborhood. It isn’t my favorite brewery in Minneapolis but I’m glad we had the chance to check it out.
The lighting was interesting in their tasting area which explains why Kyle is such an odd color ;)
This afternoon, after my run, we are heading out to meet some friends for a happy hour and then hopefully enjoying a relaxing night at home.
I am on Day Seventeen of Jamie’s 21 Day Intuitive Eating Challenge! I’m going to miss her morning emails when the challenge is over! This week, like the others, I am going to focus on eating what I am craving and what satisfies me when I am hungry and stopping when I am full. It is harder than it seems :) This morning I had a banana and a bagel with cream cheese which totally hit the spot! I’m a carb lover, what can I say?
My meal plan for this week is somewhat tentative. I tend to get my recipe inspiration at the grocery store and I haven’t actually gone grocery shopping yet this weekend!
As for fitness this week, I’m excited to say that I took advantage of an awesome Groupon deal for a yoga studio within walking distance from my condo! I love CorePower Yoga but the packages are ridiculously expensive so I’m always on the lookout for a deal :) I have a month of unlimited classes so you’ll be seeing a lot of yoga in my fitness plans in the coming weeks. It is so nice to “sweat it out” some days!
Weekly Meal Plan
- Sunday: Steak and Asparagus (Kyle’s request!)
- Monday: Creamy Broccoli and Potato Soup (via Andrea from A Farmer in The Dell)
- Tuesday: Creamy Butternut Squash Risotto
- Wednesday: Groupon Date
- Thursday: Leftovers
- Friday: Sushi
- Saturday: TBD
Weekly Fitness Plan
- Sunday: Run
- Monday: Yoga
- Tuesday: CrossFit
- Wednesday: Yoga
- Thursday: CrossFit
- Friday: Elliptical
- Saturday: Yoga
I hope you all are having wonderful weekends!
What did you do this weekend? What is your favorite way to stay active in the winter?