Weekend Snapshot #2

This post is a little late in the week but here goes..A snapshot of the past weekend. No traveling or crazy plans and the weather was just OK – but I still had a great weekend! Here’s what it looked like

Friday
By the time Friday comes around I am usually ready to relax after work. This weekend was no different. I spent the evening making dinner and watching Netflix. I love eating out but always feel better when I make my meals at home. I know what I’m eating and have control over the ingredients. It’s a plus that I enjoy cooking! Here’s a look at dinner. The chicken recipe has become a go-to that’s both incredibly easy and delicious. The mushrooms were a new recipe I tried but equally as delicious.

Balsamic Chicken from AllRecipes
Easy Baked Garlic Mushrooms from The Iron You
Balsamic ChickenUnpictured was a spinach and arugula salad – I always try to include one with dinner to get in more greens.

Saturday
I really like to start off my weekends with a good workout. Surprised?
Since I also have more time on the weekends I also like to spend a longer time in the gym than normal – usually 1.5 to 2 hours. It’s not full intensity every minute. I like to take time to work on things I don’t normally get a chance to and to try some new things too.
To spare you another barbell-heavy workout here is a new HIIT workout that I’ve used with my classes before. It’s a good one! All you need is a set of dumbbells and a timer set for 30 seconds on/ 10 seconds off. If you don’t have dumbbells use soup cans or anything heavy you have or simply leave them out!

HIIT Trisets

After a lengthly workout I was plenty hungry for breakfast. True to form I met up with my dad to try a new spot. Parks & Rec Diner, which I actually shared a picture of in my last weekend snapshot. Everything was delicious! I will definitely be back.
Parks & Rec

We stayed in Detroit for a while longer and visited the Eastern Market. I needed to get a gift for a friend out of state so I looked for Detroit stuff. Vodka from Detroit City Distillery, Bloody Mary Mix from McClure’s and Coffee from Germack.
Detroit SwagI spent most of the evening at my apartment cleaning and then headed out for a friend’s birthday party later that night.

Sunday
I started Sunday with another great workout. This time I had my little sister tag along. It’s always fun to have someone with you. We had some fun taking pictures but we definitely worked hard!

Band RowsPikes

After the workout we grabbed a beer and had lunch. The rest of the day was more cleaning and relaxing.

Hope you had a great weekend too!

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