Last weekend was my birthday weekend and it was filled with so much delicious food and wine! This whole month (like every other summer) I've kind of let myself relax a lot in terms of eating and working out. I've really been enjoying life and eating all the good things. I've also been a little less strict about my workouts because I started to feel a bit burnt out with everything going on. Going into this new month I'm going to try to be a little bit better about my eating habits and try to switch up my workouts a little bit.
Buck's County Wineries
Last Saturday we took a little tour of the Buck's County wineries - such a cheap and fun thing to do! We stopped by Rose Bank Winery, Wycombe (my personal favorite), Buckingham Farms and Rushland Ridge Winery.
Wycombe Winery was my favorite overall because of the delicious wines and complimentary food. They had this olive garlic dip that was so tasty I've already re-created it at home and it's already gone. Rushland Ridge was a close favorite, mostly because of our expectations. We read this Yelp review before going there:
This review was a blessing in disguise - we all love dogs, 'abundantly poured' tastings sounded pretty great to us, and 'personal residence' sounded like a laid back and relaxing environment! And then we went and were greeted by the most adorable black lab, we got to pour our tastings on our OWN, and the laid back feeling was everything. Melissa from Conshohocken, you suck. AND my favorite wine I tried all day was from this winery. I thought it was "up to snuff," Melissa. RUDE.
Anyway, here's what I've been eating lately...lots of eggs, salads, chicken, beef, the usual!!
Breakfast of eggs, spinach, tomato, banana and peaches with peanut butter.
An egg, spinach, avocado, Sriracha, and a banana with peanut butter!
A delicious lunch salad with romaine, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, castelvetrano olives (best olives ever), basil, a burger and my homemade olive garlic spread from Wycombe Winery (told you I made it).
Another hearty salad this time with avocado, feta and chicken made in the crockpot.
I've been making whole chickens lately either in the crockpot or in the oven and it's the best. Such a cheap way to have delicious protein all week. Look at that beauty. I've been saving the carcasses to make homemade bone broth. No food goes wasted!
We went down to DC for a wedding this past weekend and all healthy eating goes out the door when on vacation - here's a pic of us devouring a Mortadella and Fontina pizza in the car...
And a pic from the wedding to capture that I do in fact sometimes shower...
Monday - Unite Fitness class - I'm going to start coaching group fitness classes at Unite so I try to pop in when I can! This workout was great. All of the workouts focus on 30 minutes of cardio, 30 minutes of strength circuits and 15 minutes of yoga!
Tuesday - 20 mins incline treadmill walking + a Thrive strength workout
Wednesday - Thrive strength workout. Butt was sore from this one - lots of split squats! I did this workout with one of my clients and it was fun to push each other!
Thursday - taught 60 minute spin + Thrive team workout:
3x: Overhead slams, broad jumps and bear crawls
3x: 10 KB swings, 3/3 KB snatches, 5 KB Goblet squats, 5 push-ups
10 min: one lower, one upper and one core (moving with purpose) I did jump squats, chin-ups and weighted sit-ups.
We then ended with a nice little burst of spin that I taught! I don't know if these guys had fun with it but I certainly did ;)
Friday - Hill sprints with my co-workers. We only did about 20 minutes (if that) and my hamstrings were sore ALL WEEKEND!!!
Saturday and Sunday - Heavy lifting of the fork to my mouth. Best workouts all week.
Happy Tuesday!! Hope everyone's week is off to a great start. Running to work now to train clients for the rest of the night :)
How was your weekend?
Wineries or breweries?
What was your favorite meal all week?