This weekend was awesome. It started Friday when I finally gave into my desire to take Hailey to a movie. I love the movies and since Hailey was born I’ve dreamt of mommy daughter movie dates. We somehow roped in David, too, and the trip to see Frozen was a full family affair.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Hailey LOVED it. After every preview she’d look at me and say more rmomma! She’d dance along in her seat to each song of the movie, then clap her hands when the song ended. We got the biggest kick out of watching her and will hands down be one of my favorite memories forever.
Saturday morning I took off to Lake Oconee in Georgia.
These are my best friends, Kristin, Christen, Jenny & Alexis, and we now live in 4 different states so getting together is rare. However, so are 30th birthdays, so we made it happen.
We ate a lot of food and enjoyed some beverages. Wine for them, virgin Mary’s for me.
We fancied up for dinner at the Ritz on Lake Oconee where I split both a filet and scallops with Jenny. Then, they surprised us with two desserts for Christen’s 30th. You had to roll us all out of there.
We had such a fun time together, but back at home I was ready to get some healthy food back in my system. Between pregnancy nausea, the stomach bug, Christmas and a girls weekend, my eating has been all over the map. Right, Huddle House?
Time to reign it in.
David’s parents arrive today, so I tried to plan foods that would please everyone and be on the healthier side of things. Here’s what I came up with:
Sunday– Layered Fiesta Bowls
Monday– Sweet Potato Chili with sour cream, cilantro, avocado & tortilla chips
Tuesday– Homemade Vegetable Pizza and Salad
Wednesday– Collard Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Tomatoes & Meatloaf
Thursday– Greek Style Shrimp & Scallops over Spaghetti Squash
Breakfasts: Peanut Butter Toast with Honey & Chia seeds, Veggie Egg Scrambles, pears
Lunches: Hummus and Veggie Sandwiches, Leftovers, Salads
It looks like it might be a hectic week, so I also decided to map out my exercise to keep me accountable.
Monday– Physique 57 Online Prenatal Trial Class
Tuesday– Cardio (2-3 mile wog) + upper body
Wednesday– Cardio (2-3 mile wog)
Thursday– Jess’s Prenatal Strength Circuit + Stationary Bike (15 minutes)
Friday or Saturday– A walk or wog.Just wiggle somehow.
I like seeing it written out. With a new book I’m finishing up, The Power of Habit, I’m feeling all jazzed up about food, exercise and organizing my house. I can’t wait to share more about it with you!
Do you have any New Year food traditions?
I always make black eyed peas, collard greens and sliced tomatoes for New Year’s Day.
Luck, money and love in 2014 baby!