Happy Monday all!
Some exciting news this Monday morning! I still can’t believe the year is almost over.
My weekend was kept pretty low key, but with some fun thrown in there.
Every morning since Friday, I’ve enjoyed playing some Christmas music while sipping my coffee and getting ready for the day.
It’s such a perfect way to wake up celebrating the holiday season.
This weekend I finally attempted to head to the mall and pick up some Christmas gifts for my loved ones.
Unfortunately, it was extremely busy and I just can’t put up with big crowds.
So that was unsuccessful, but there’s still some time to pick out those perfect gifts, not much time but at least two weeks.
I quickly returned from shopping to celebrate a few of my best friends birthdays.
We had a few drinks and went out after. They are such a fantastic bunch, and it’s always a blast when we hang out together.
As always, I enjoyed some great eats this weekend too.
One of my favorite fall vegetables are brussels sprouts and surprisingly I hadn’t picked up a bag of them for quite a while.
I saw them at the store and new they would be eaten this weekend.
After a productive day, I re-fueled with perfectly roasted brussels sprouts and asparagus, with some unattractive looking vegan cheese sauce as well as leftover kabocha squash. Still addicted to that, clearly.
Other eats this weekend included an old favorite; cookie dough balls!
Not sure why I haven’t made these in so long! They’re totally fun to snack on.
Instead of using regular liquid stevia this time around, I used the peppermint flavored. Awesome idea!
On Sunday, I tried a new (to me) workout to see what the hype was all about.
As I said, I’ve been loving pilates more recently. I seem to go through workout phases. I did enjoy crossfit style workouts, but I also want to start incorporating more pilates, yoga, body pump type routines.
I saw that Physique 57 now offers online classes. How awesome, right?
I wanted to try one out, since I’ve been thinking of purchasing the DVD and we don’t have any studios where I live.
I did the routine and not sure what I think about it yet. May have to do another round before I see if I want to purchase it.
The workout incorporated a lot of small pulsing movements, and used light weights with high reps. I was surprised by the burning my muscles were experiencing throughout the exercises. They don’t seem to difficult at first, but near the end it’s more painful.
Some parts were a little corny (as most fitness videos are), but I’m definitely interested in taking some of these types of classes in the future.
Now, to spread some love a lovely friend!
She is a goddess and inspiration in the kitchen. Check out her book right this second!
I’ve already ordered mine, and trust me you need to get your hands on a copy!
All her recipes are gluten free, and she provides a variety of recipes for Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Desserts. Can’t get much better than that!
What were some of your weekend highlights?
Any new eats?
Have you ever tried Physique 57?
Have a marvelous day!