Life is never boring here you guys. Instead of Tuesday’s eats, I’m giving you Monday’s since yesterday was a bit all over the place.
We are in the beginning of our major construction kick-off. Let me say, my excitement is mixed with anxiety when we spend a night tearing out carpet in our dining room.
Mornings usually consist of me waking up, throwing on my workout clothes and hitting up the gym or getting in a workout at home. Monday started with a new-to-me spin class. The class was packed at 5:15 am, something I was not expecting but really loved the energy. When I returned home, I grabbed a cup of coffee (Phil preps coffee every night and a fresh pot is always waiting by 6:30 am – true love) and headed up to shower and get ready for the day.
Per usual, the morning flew by and I was scooping up Mitch, our bags for the day and took breakfast on the go. I went with a sandwich that was inspired by a meal I had a few weekends ago – toast, avocado and a big egg smooshed to make a sandwich. So filling and satisfying.
I headed into work and got going with a big bottle of water. My breakfast held me over for hours and with the distraction of work, I started to feel hungry just before noon and decided to snack on a little hummus and carrots that I planned to eat with lunch.
Not long after, I dug into my salad of greens, chicken, chickpeas, and random vegetables. Super simple – toss everything in the fridge into a bowl and call it lunch.
Around 3 pm, I took a break to snag a double espresso with a splash of soy <– my favorite! that I enjoyed with a Tone It Up bar. I actually ended up snacking on my apple while prepping for dinner a few hours later, but it snuck into the picture here. The bars have become some of my favorite – I usually eat the blueberry coconut in the first part of the day and enjoy the chocolate peanut butter in the afternoon with coffee to crush my cravings.
For dinner I went with a simple recipe that has become a family favorite – grilled pomegranate pork chops and roasted asparagus. The guys also enjoyed a side of homemade macaroni and cheese, and admittedly, I snagged a few bites. Yum!
After dinner, I took Henry and Mitch on a walk around our neighborhood so Phil could get to work in the dining room and we could avoid some of the construction. Our house is loud! Once we were home, it was time for Mitch’s bath and bedtime, so we played in the water and then snuggled into his reading chair with his three selected books. I absolutely love this time together.
Once the house quieted down for the night, I took a few bites of banana cake that Phil’s mom brought down for his birthday. It is his favorite cake and something he loves, so I leave most of it for him. I paired my few bites with a glass of almond milk – so good.
And that’s that.