Sharing full meals from start to finish.
Hello friends! how are you Whether you’re celebrating with your love, your Galentines, your kids or your pets, I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day 🙂 For today’s post, I thought I’d share some old-school Valentine’s Day snacks and adventures like blog days past. Please keep in mind that the Wednesday posts are just to share some new ideas and I fully understand why they might be problematic or not sit well with some friends out there. If this isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry and I’ll see you tomorrow with a new podcast episode!
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The girls woke up early and their lovers’ baskets were waiting for them.
(Candy, beanie boos, a cute heart sweater, a book, some bath bombs, and lip gloss. They’re pumped!)
When the girls were very young and I saw gift baskets for every.holiday, it stressed me out. I was trying to keep them alive, clean, fed, and happy, so putting things together like Halloween baskets or Valentine’s baskets seemed incomprehensible. Instead, I tried to do other things to celebrate, like the hearts at home with the things I love about them. I still do this today and the girls adore it – they keep the heart all year long.
Now that they’re a little older and, you know, can dress themselves, bathe, etc., it’s a lot easier to do fun little extra things when I feel like it.
I chugged some AG1 and ate a couple of eggs with Sriracha and EBTB seasoning before heading out the door.
(Confession: I’ve only tried AG1 a couple of times before and didn’t like the taste. The brand asked me if I wanted to test some, so I thought I’d really try it and maybe share it with family and friends. . They offered a discount code to share, so I I’ll post it as soon as I have it!)
I dropped the girls off at school with their valentine boxes and goodies for their friends and went straight to the pilot squadron.
On the way, I picked up a few dozen Valentine’s donuts to leave at the bar for everyone to enjoy, along with cards and roses for their loved ones.
After I drop a good one, I won’t go anywhere: Base Gym!
I like to work on the basis. They have everything I want, all the fun functional tools, and the vibe always challenges me to work harder. Bummer is it’s 30 minutes from our house (40 in traffic), so going during the week isn’t realistic. Since I was already on base, I thought it would be a perfect time for a workout field trip and an awesome total body workout.
Breakfast was waiting for me in the car:
1/2 cup oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
Chickpea Nut Butter
It set in the fridge overnight so the oats were soft and was perfect post-workout fuel.
I headed straight home to work for a couple of hours (answered emails, recorded a podcast episode, and designed workouts for next month’s Fit Team) and then took Maisie for a walk.
Lunch is a super bowl of leftover chili, sourdough bread with butter, and a simple chopped salad with poshi asparagus and Primal Kitchen dressing.
I got back to work (IHP, 1 1:1 client call, worked on my Friday Faves blog post, sent out some invoices), took a meditation/prayer break (10 minutes) on my go mat.
And then had lunch:
Decaf coffee with almond milk, collagen and sea heart truffle.
Quickly, I dashed into the house (ran to do the laundry, wiped the countertops, vacuumed, and changed the dishes) and headed off to the meeting at church. After the meeting, I picked up the staff who had tons of valentines and goodies from the school!
We went to the house where they had after school snacks and we took Liv down to the dance with more valentines to exchange. P and I worked on her homework at home and got ready for a little family date night at Fleming’s.
Fleming’s is one of those restaurants in Tucson that is consistently very good. We all love their food, so I thought this would be the perfect Valentine’s dinner.
My Lil Valentines:
As always, everything was wonderful.
We started with a salad (the pilot and I split one), shrimp cocktail, and P had a cheese plate from the kids’ menu. Liv and the pilot also got the lobster bisque cups – I tried a taste and it was amazing. For our entrees, we all got filets and shared asparagus, onion rings and Fleming’s potatoes (cheese and lightly seasoned). Pilot stopped eating sweets in October so I shared this chocolate lava cake with Liv (P had ice cream and whipped cream). I had some sauvignon blanc and a Valentine’s cocktail with gin, strawberry and lemon.
When we got home, I’d love to say I crashed into bed in a wine and steak induced slumber, but…no. I folded the laundry, put away the Wednesday girls’ clothes, finished homework with the pilot girls while I packed lunch,
And woke up too late to read. 😉
I crashed around 11 and was ready to blitz again this morning.
How was your Valentine’s Day? What was the best thing you ate yesterday? Any awesome workouts?