Good morning! Happy Sunday. This is what I’ve been waiting for all darn week.
No, not the unflattering picture, but a rest day. A chance to stay in bed a little longer, snuggle with these cute guys, stay in pajamas for however long we want, make some gluten free STUFT green banana bread, organize the house a bit and attempt to build a puppet theater. Yep. Big plans for our rest day.
The runs lately.
Let’s see. Got out for 5 easy miles Friday
and followed those with five treadmill miles to test out the shoes.
Yesterday I hopped back on the treadmill for an easy thirteen after boot camp. I wasn’t too motivated to get on there, but knew I wanted a complete rest day today so I powered through with a little help from a cute movie
and setting my goal with iFit before I started.
I don’t always do that, but sometimes I have to so I’m not tempted to jump ship halfway through. Ha. It’s always nice to beat a goal and go a little faster than you set out for.
I should probably do that more often. I should also stop taking sweaty mug pictures when I’m done.
Maybe I’ll start doing these pictures instead that show off my mad matching skills.
Actually, I should probably just stop the whole treadmill pictures altogether and stop rambling. I think we’d all appreciate that. Ha. Chances are slim though.
Moving on to more important things.
I always say I’m going to sit down and plan everything and write everything down. I’m making progress, but darn it I have a lot of improving to do.
I finally took some time yesterday to write out a training for the next few months, cut out coupons, look through some cookbooks and plan meals.
You know what else I did? I made dinner two nights in a row for the family. I’ve been skimping lately on that and this week we’re taking it back.
I always want to play with polenta, but never know exactly what to do with it. I seasoned it with some southwest seasoning and baked it at 375 convection until it got a little brown.
Then I turned it into some healthy chicken nachos for us.
In full discloser, STUFT Daddy did not have the polenta with me, he opted for corn chips instead, but I’m pretty sure he was jealous. Ha.
Oh and yes, just a few jalapeños and nutritional yeast were a necessity when going the dairy free route.
Last night I went all out and made one of Mom’s family favorite pasta dishes.
I made two different versions, this one with cheese and whole wheat noodles and then a paleo version without the cheese and with spaghetti squash instead of noodles.
I also roasted up a rainbow of veggies.
Roasted cauliflower purple style from that gem we got yesterday from Frieda’s? Yeah, fabulous.
I’ll get the recipes to you later today because they really are that good. For now though I better get a move on. We’ve got to go check for chicken eggs, get working on some banana bread and we should probably get out of our pajamas. Oh wait, we’re not doing that today. He he.
Enjoy your Sunday friends!
What’s your favorite cookbook for meal planning?
Have you ever used polenta?
Do you use notebooks for anything like planning workouts or meals or writing journals?
Anyone else staying in pajamas a little longer today?