Working On My {PostPartum} Fitness: May

Jun 14, 2017

We spent the better part of the month on holiday, hiking (and eating!) our way through England and Iceland (posts coming soon!), and let me tell you baby wearing a toddler is no joke, but totally worth it -- the above photo was taken in Gljúfrabúi waterfall in Iceland and tops the list of most memorable moments. And while I didn't bring my Garmin or keep a log, I'd venture to say May was active with a capital "A". 

1 rest

2 run Lafayette Park 2.63 mi (then got ice cream afterwards)

3 rest

4 25 reps each: counter push ups, squats, curtsy lunges

5 rest

6 early morning family walk Botanical Garden (it's FREE on Wed/Sat before noon)

7 rest

8 Barefoot Blonde abs (thru plank pulse) 25 reps

9 rest

10 30min Walk

11 rest

12 Tracy Anderson Method Express upper body w/ 2lb weights (depart for Princeton)

13 1hr Walk in England! Pushing through on the first day of travel (and loads of coffee!) really helps me combat jet lag

14 Walk 40min

15 rest (depart for the Cotswolds)

16 FabFitFun TV Yoga 20min

17 rest

18 rest (depart for Cambridge)

19 rest (depart for London)

20 rest 

21 rest  (depart for Iceland)

22 rest

23 rest 

24 rest 

25 rest 

26 rest (depart for Chicago)

27 rest  (depart and head home!!)

28 1hr family walk

29 rest 

30 rest 

31 Walk 45min

Monday Musings

Jun 12, 2017

Grab button for mm
  1. These Chicago airbnb's are definitely worth planning a trip around. For a Cubs game perhaps? 
  2. One day I will tempt my gnat like attention span and bake this cake.
  3. Interview Hungry Runner Girl, Janae Baron. I volunteer to be her new best friend.
  4. Instagram (story) tips, not that I'll be tempting IG stories, anytime soon.
  5. The Hard Sell
  6. On FOMO and social media.
  7. Surprise Me.
  8. Gang's all here: Cava, Prosecco, Champagne.
  9. Microsoft. Facebook. Alphabet. Amazon. Apple.
  10. Will & Grace!
also, this: On our last trip to Trader Joe's I picked up blueberry acai face scrub (smells incredible!) and mango tangerine candle, the candle is on par with my favorite high end brands for 1/3 the cost, SCORE.

DWTS: Semi-Finals: Normani (waltz/jazz), David (foxtrot/tango), Rashad, and Whitney/Artem's performance.  Finals: I usually find the finales to be drawn out and filled with fluff but this year was so well done I watched the entire episode {part one/two}. I was a little surprised with the outcome, namely 2nd/3rd place -- bring on the new season in September!

W30 Cashew Cream

May 20, 2017


Guys. This sauce is BANANAS good. I was leaning hard on skepticism and tried this on a whim because I had the ingredients at the ready.  Served over cauliflower rice with steamed broccoli and shrimp. Of note: I prepared the shrimp in the cream along with some ghee and salt/pepper, then added the steamed broccoli.  Utilized the remaining sauce a few nights later as a sauce for steamed veggies. 

It should be illegal, it's that good.

Cashew Cream via Jen Hatmaker

12 oz bag raw cashews

1 can full fat coconut milk
Same amount of veggie stock (I had chicken on hand)
Juice of one big lemon
Plenty of salt
2 garlic cloves (used 4)
A few dashes of cayenne
Some fresh grated nutmeg (just a dash)

Put all ingredients in and let sit in the blender for 30 minutes. Blend till smooth.

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