Fashion Plates Police

Good*yaaawwwn* Monday morning! I was up pretty early to train a client, but I think I might squeeze in a nap after my second one. I slept like crapola last night!

What a weekend! :)

Saturday, as you know, I didn’t get into the race, but instead attended a group power class. Power power:

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Just yer’ breakfast quesadilla. Inside the Flat Out wrap was a mixture of banana, almond butter, and protein powder. Deliciousness!

After power and then groceries, we were off to our parents’ to celebrate Father’s Day! My parents’ have a pool, so we kicked it poolside the whole day:

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Niko joined in on the fun, too!

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I use the term fun loosely here ;)

Does this look familiar?

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Poor drowned rat-dog:(

She prefers to watch from a distance.

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heh :)

Throughout the day, we noshed on veggies and hummus, fruit, and chips n’ guac.

Beverage:

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I had two of my dad’s famous G n’ T’s (gin and tonics) while there as well.

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Then we cleaned up and headed to Shane’s dad’s house for some visiting – and took he and his girlfriend out for dinner. It was a very fun day all around:)

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Sunday was a scheduled rest day, and man was I dragging! I headed to the gym to train a client after making some waffles:

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The waffles were topped with my signature breakfast topping now a days – Greek yogurt + almond butter + pure maple syrup. Seriously guys, whether it’s oatmeal, pancakes, or waffles, try this topping!

I also topped it with the biggest blackberries I’d ever seen:

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Remember that drink that was really trendy for a hot minute? The blackberry berries remind me of these little guys.

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This was the stuff dreams were made of;) Oh, nostalgia.

After breakfast, I trained a client, cleaned, and worked on a creative project:

 

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Kombucha + lavender candles + positive thinking CD (a brainwaves CD my client gave me!) = creative fuel. And although this fuel served my creativity appetite, it did nothing for my belly.

I’ve had a bag of lentils for who knows how long, and yesterday was the day they’d be eaten. The night before, I was talking to Shane’s dad about being vegetarian. He was vegan for about seven years, and we were talking about Boca burgers, and all the hard to pronounce ingredients in them. In fact, when Shane grills out, he doesn’t even call it a veggie burger! He says, “hun – your disc is ready to eat!” LOL

That got me to thinking – it’s been a while since I’ve made my own veggie burgers! My friends, the homemade veggie burger dry spell hath ended:

IMG_7804I made a ton – enough to freeze a few! Recipe will be posted soon (hopefully today!) They were very good! So good, that I even thought Shane might like them. It’s been a while since I’ve forced suggested he try some of my vegetarian fare. But just like how Shane is with The Real Housewives, he just doesn’t understand veggie burgers. Someday, someday….

Sometime throughout the day, I also made another French Press of coffee:

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This did the trick!

Also had a JUICY plum:

IMG_7809And caught Clarabelle sneaking in a nap:

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After some lounging, writing, more cleaning (oh, Sundays…) and reading it was about dinner time. A bit on reading…since blogging, my reading material has decreased tremendously. I used to be able to read book after book after book.  Especially when I was young, sometimes I’d read three in one day! Granted, those books were about 100 pages long and involved people looking like skeleton’s in pictures, but I dominated those books, nonetheless.

 

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But I digress…

Back to dinner. I didn’t use all the lentils I cooked for the veggie burgers, so I thought it’d make a good addition to some red sauce.

I made his and hers, of course. The one of the left is red meat sauce and the one on the right, red lentil sauce.

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I poured the sauce on top of some pan fried polenta, and called it done.

 

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Polentil?

Alongside were some green beans, and we called it done.

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This time, we BOTH gobbled it up fast.

We watched the Informant the rest of the night, which ended up being pretty funny! Lots of Deep Thoughts, hehe

Well I’m off to catch a spin class, train a client, and get some work done.

Come back later on tonight for special post answering some readers questions about how I went from working at a desk job to working in the fitness field :)

What’s one thing you remember from when you were young that you don’t think anyone else remembers? Fashion plates, anyone?

FP_2I’m pretty sure I was actually meant to be a designer ;)

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Comments

  1. LOVE this post! First, it sounds like a great weekend :)

    I used to LOVE those Orbitz drinks! They were so weird, but I would always buy them.

    I’ve also read every single Goosebumps book AND had the fashion plates! i miss them :)

  2. Great looking lentils……and your breakfast quesadilla is a great idea….I just don’t like bananas. :(

  3. I can’t wait for your post later today on how you went from a desk job to a fitness job. :)

  4. I LOVED goosebumps books when I was little. I loved the Fear Street books even more. I had piles of them stacked next to my bed and used to go through like 20 of them in a week.

    All of your pet photos are hilarious- especially the one of the wet dog on the raft. :-)

  5. Love the pics on this post also. I think Niko could do the Raquel Welch commercial, “Who’s behind those Foster Grants?”

    Challenge: No one will remember Betsy, Tacy and Tibs books! Or for old Chicago people: The Kukla, Fran and Ollie Show??

  6. Oh my gosh!!!! I totally forgot about those. I LOVED them!

    And Niko is too freaking cute. I want him!!!

  7. Ok, that picture of Niko is the cutest picture EVER! :) I love it!

    Hmmm I do not remember those!!!

  8. i loved those fashion plates! i desperately want to “draw” now.

  9. i definitely remember fashion plates, and I’m pretty sure I read the Goosebumps book shown above…our the memories!

  10. Your pets always do the cutest things!

    I don’t remember fashion plates but I do remember Goosebumps. I loved those books!

  11. I loved fashion plates!!!

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