Let the Weekend Begin

TGIF!!! And HOORAY for the weekend! Once I finish this post, I am shutting down my computer and my weekend officially begins.

Breakfast

The food situation in our kitchen was pretty pathetic this morning (we didn’t even have bananas!), so I grabbed the Kodiak Cake Mix and whipped up a big pancake for breakfast. I can always count on this stuff when there’s not much to work with in the kitchen””you just need to add water!

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I also added dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and chia seeds to the batter and topped my pancake with a scoop of Teddie Peanut Butter for some added nutrients and staying power.

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After breakfast, I drove to a doctor’s appointment. It was a long commute, so I grabbed a Peanut Butter Wonderful iced coffee for the road.

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It tastes so good when it hits your lips!

Snack

I also grabbed an apple and stuck it in my purse in case I got hungry later on. It came in handy because I was starving after my appointment!

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After my doctor’s appointment, I picked up Mal from work (I borrowed his car since mine is in the shop) and came home to make lunch.

Lunch

It was well past 3:00 PM by the time I sat down to eat, so I pretty much shoveled lunch into my face. On the menu: a big salad with a leftover turkey burger, roasted Brussels sprouts, balsamic vinegar, and truffle oil.

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After lunch, I craved something sweet, so I broke into one of the Wicked Good to Go ready-to-eat cupcakes that Monica sent me as a thank you for letting her stay at our house during Reach the Beach. Check out these babies! How adorable are they?!

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Each jar is layered with cake, frosting, and other fun toppings. The “National (Security) Velvet” was outstanding””super moist red velvet cake and plenty of vanilla frosting. Holy yum! Each jar is about 1.5 cupcakes, so I only ate about half of it and saved the other half for later.

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Now I’m off to take the pug for an afternoon walk, which will be my only exercise for the day. (Please note the excited-panicked face.)

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I decided to skip CrossFit tonight (even though today’s WOD looks like a good one), so I’m well-rested for Saturday’s workout. I basically did two workouts yesterday, so my body definitely needs a break. Remember: rest days are part of your training too!

Happy WEEKEND, friends!

What do you have planned?

50 Comments

  1. So many people have been doing Crossfit recently! It looks a little intense for my taste but it seems like a really cool concept. Maybe I’ll give it a go sometime, I do know I’d love the variation of it!

  2. omg those cakes in a jar look AMAZING!!! I want one now! And I’m going to HLS and now dying to get Marylou’s! I was hoping my aunt could take me (she lives there) but I don’t think she’ll be in town… she’s been living in Nicaragua for several months!

  3. Ummmm that cupcake jar is GENIUS! I love it.

    And yes to the rest thing. I can NOT wait for my rest day on Sunday… so tired. (I am training for half ironman and I teach fitness, so sometimes I don’t have much of a choice. Hah). ENJOY your night off!! 🙂

  4. Love the pug face!

    Taking our little buddy to the dog park, beach day and some nice long runs on the agenda

  5. That iced coffee looks incredible!!! I can usually tell by the color of an iced coffee it I will like it and the color of that one is PERFECT!!!

    I am taking a rest day today as well. I could probably stand to do a workout but my quads are pretty sore and I want a good workout tomorrow so rest it is!!

  6. I just saw that Kodiak pancake mix at the store today and almost bought it…guess I’ll have to pick it up next time!
    Our weekend plans include house-hunting a Sunday afternoon hike!

  7. Banana-less breakfast is always a catastrophe in my house. My mom & I both always incorporate bananas into our breakfasts, so they go fast in this house…and there always ends up being a morning when one of us wakes up and gasps, “AH! WE’RE OUT OF BANANAS! NOOOOO”

  8. That cupcake in a jar looks delish!! I have a pretty busy weekend planned. Visiting family tomorrow afternoon, and then I have a grad party in the evening. Then Sunday is Father’s day and my birthday. Definitely a jam packed two days!

  9. Cupcake in a jar? That sounds amazing! Especially red velvet. Knowing me I’d probably eat the whole thing though. Ugh, lately I have just been horrible with dessert portion control. Running out of ideas. For now I’m just gonna try and stick with a daily dose of portioned controlled desserts. Get rid of the guilt, but don’t give myself a chance to binge for a while. Hopefully it will do the trick.

  10. Wow, I hope I don’t end up ordering those wicked good to go cupcakes. I’d spend my entire weekend having a battle with my conscience to not divulge in those cupcakes. It’s almost a bad thing they’re so convenient!

  11. Murphy’s expression is just too much!

    Pretty soon everything will be available in a jar LOL. Hamburger and fries in a jar? It does look like more fun to eat though.

    This weekend is a trip to Goodwill (which I am addicted to) and a hike to Rattesnake Lake with my twice as long and half as tall doggie.

  12. So I recently visited Boston (for the second time, my bf’s from there and is working there over the summer) and finally got me some MaryLou’s! I loved it so much that when I got back to San Diego, I immediately ordered me some of their delicious gourmet coffee.. I am anxiously awaiting it’s arrival
    🙂

    On another note, I saw this and immediately thought of you: http://yessica00.tumblr.com/post/23443452305/were-soaring-flying-theres-not-a-star-in

    enjoy 😉

  13. So I recently visited Boston (for the second time, my bf’s from there and is working there over the summer) and finally got me some MaryLou’s! I loved it so much that when I got back to San Diego, I immediately ordered me some of their delicious gourmet coffee.. I am anxiously awaiting its arrival
    🙂

    On another note, I saw this and immediately thought of you: http://yessica00.tumblr.com/post/23443452305/were-soaring-flying-theres-not-a-star-in

    enjoy 😉

  14. Okay I need to try kodiak cakes asap! I have heard nothing but great things.

    Also, how cute is the mason jar cupcake? Such a great gift idea!

  15. Murphy is ADORABLE and I love making salads with leftover proteins. Lol, its so easy because you can just heat it up (or not, if you prefer it that way) and then top it with some greens and whatnot. 🙂

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