Monday, June 17, 2013
Marvelous Monday and Weekend Festivities!
It's Monday again...this seems to happen every week. I'm not normally so bad with Mondays, but this one, well, I'm a little on the tired side. I've already trained my clients for the day so now the rest of the day is all mine! I'm going to focus on the good and make it MARVELOUS! Thanks to Katie since she makes it so easy to do just that with her Marvelous In My Monday posts!

MiMM MIMM with Date Night, Bump Update, Baby Shower, and Fathers Day!

I had a great weekend with Tony and the boys. We spent Saturday morning super cleaning the house. It's funny how we always dread that, but when we start, it feels so good to get things that cleaned up. We rearranged some furniture too which I'm really liking. Just using our furniture in different ways or in different spaces really does make things feel like you've made a good change. Then we headed to a going away party for a close friend of ours. I won't ever say goodbye though. I hate feeling like you'll never see someone again. I leave it as "until next time". Just makes me feel better. Anyway, it was so nice hanging out with friends enjoying some relaxation on a Saturday afternoon into the evening. With our jobs, we are the worst with actually taking time away from work to hang out with friends. Since we both work for ourselves from home (Tony does completely while I go between home, the gym and the park) we feel like we should always be working. This is not a good place to be in mentally. Good times have to be had too!

Sunday started out super slow for us. It was exactly what we needed. Relaxing with coffee and not just jumping into work (which we both had to do even if it was Father's Day). Tony actually keeps getting a crazy pinched never in his neck and I woke up with a monkey knot in my upper back. I love being close to him, but dang I don't want to have sympathy pains for him. ;) Anyway, we both really wanted to workout, but neither of us knew how much our bodies could take. We took it to the gym for a little run and maybe some lifting. Well, we both ended up loving the run and just kept going. The pain in our backs disappeared so we finished off our workout with a little 10k! Tony hit a PR so that was a great Father's Day treat for him! I didn't PR (I wasn't looking for it anyway), but it was a great run. Funny how much better I am at accepting not hitting a PR every time. The great part for me now is that I don't hurt after my runs anymore. It was just an incredible workout!

Then, it was time to shower, work and cook! I had a meal plan for the day that needed some prepping. Tony requested lentil burgers with homemade gluten free buns and home fries.

Nothing is more relaxing for me then baking. Also, the smell of freshly baked bread is so incredibly heavenly!

Max made the guacamole for the burgers and we all feasted! It's been so long since I've been in the kitchen and it felt so good actually making a meal from scratch instead of just throwing things together for a quickie meal. I'm definitely going to make this happen more often!

I also made cheesecake, but that recipe is coming tomorrow with a give away! 

Here's to making it a great week friends! 

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 8:48 AM  
  • At June 17, 2013 at 9:18 AM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    Ouch on the neck pain but that's great that Tony hit a PR. I hate saying goodbye too. I love when you rearrange the furniture and it makes the space look brand new. Even better that it was free ;-)

  • At June 17, 2013 at 9:31 AM, Blogger Heather said…

    Mmmmm....homemade bread....seriously the best!
    I hope your neck is feeling better!
    Happy Monday!

  • At June 17, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    Glad you guys had such a great weekend! It is fun to realize you are working out for the fun of it, not to always have to hit a PR. :)

    Can't wait for the cheesecake!!!

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  • At June 17, 2013 at 8:12 PM, Blogger Emily said…

    What an awesome weekend! Your meal looks absolutely delicious! Yum. :)

  • At June 17, 2013 at 8:25 PM, Anonymous purelytwins said…

    what a busy little bee you were! everything looks great - Gary would love it if I made homemade bread --- mmm maybe I should try it out sometime!

  • At June 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Anonymous Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said…

    I am like you...I dread cleaning, but once I start I am like a mad woman obsessed. And I also work from home and it is so hard to find that balance between getting enough work done and turning it off. I always feel like I should be working...but I have to make it a point to stop...for the sake of my own sanity and my family's! Glad you had such a great weekend! Hope the rest of your Monday was marvelous! :D

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    Those homemade gluten free buns look amazing!!

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