Fashion Plates Police

Good*yaaawwwn* Monday morning! I was up pretty early to train a client, but I think I might squeeze in a nap after my second one. I slept like crapola last night!

What a weekend! 🙂

Saturday, as you know, I didn’t get into the race, but instead attended a group power class. Power power:

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Just yer’ breakfast quesadilla. Inside the Flat Out wrap was a mixture of banana, almond butter, and protein powder. Deliciousness!

After power and then groceries, we were off to our parents’ to celebrate Father’s Day! My parents’ have a pool, so we kicked it poolside the whole day:

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Niko joined in on the fun, too!

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I use the term fun loosely here 😉

Does this look familiar?

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Poor drowned rat-dog:(

She prefers to watch from a distance.

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heh 🙂

Throughout the day, we noshed on veggies and hummus, fruit, and chips n’ guac.

Beverage:

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I had two of my dad’s famous G n’ T’s (gin and tonics) while there as well.

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Then we cleaned up and headed to Shane’s dad’s house for some visiting – and took he and his girlfriend out for dinner. It was a very fun day all around:)

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Sunday was a scheduled rest day, and man was I dragging! I headed to the gym to train a client after making some waffles:

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The waffles were topped with my signature breakfast topping now a days – Greek yogurt + almond butter + pure maple syrup. Seriously guys, whether it’s oatmeal, pancakes, or waffles, try this topping!

I also topped it with the biggest blackberries I’d ever seen:

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Remember that drink that was really trendy for a hot minute? The blackberry berries remind me of these little guys.

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This was the stuff dreams were made of;) Oh, nostalgia.

After breakfast, I trained a client, cleaned, and worked on a creative project:

 

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Kombucha + lavender candles + positive thinking CD (a brainwaves CD my client gave me!) = creative fuel. And although this fuel served my creativity appetite, it did nothing for my belly.

I’ve had a bag of lentils for who knows how long, and yesterday was the day they’d be eaten. The night before, I was talking to Shane’s dad about being vegetarian. He was vegan for about seven years, and we were talking about Boca burgers, and all the hard to pronounce ingredients in them. In fact, when Shane grills out, he doesn’t even call it a veggie burger! He says, “hun – your disc is ready to eat!” LOL

That got me to thinking – it’s been a while since I’ve made my own veggie burgers! My friends, the homemade veggie burger dry spell hath ended:

IMG_7804I made a ton – enough to freeze a few! Recipe will be posted soon (hopefully today!) They were very good! So good, that I even thought Shane might like them. It’s been a while since I’ve forced suggested he try some of my vegetarian fare. But just like how Shane is with The Real Housewives, he just doesn’t understand veggie burgers. Someday, someday….

Sometime throughout the day, I also made another French Press of coffee:

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This did the trick!

Also had a JUICY plum:

IMG_7809And caught Clarabelle sneaking in a nap:

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After some lounging, writing, more cleaning (oh, Sundays…) and reading it was about dinner time. A bit on reading…since blogging, my reading material has decreased tremendously. I used to be able to read book after book after book.  Especially when I was young, sometimes I’d read three in one day! Granted, those books were about 100 pages long and involved people looking like skeleton’s in pictures, but I dominated those books, nonetheless.

 

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But I digress…

Back to dinner. I didn’t use all the lentils I cooked for the veggie burgers, so I thought it’d make a good addition to some red sauce.

I made his and hers, of course. The one of the left is red meat sauce and the one on the right, red lentil sauce.

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I poured the sauce on top of some pan fried polenta, and called it done.

 

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Polentil?

Alongside were some green beans, and we called it done.

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This time, we BOTH gobbled it up fast.

We watched the Informant the rest of the night, which ended up being pretty funny! Lots of Deep Thoughts, hehe

Well I’m off to catch a spin class, train a client, and get some work done.

Come back later on tonight for special post answering some readers questions about how I went from working at a desk job to working in the fitness field 🙂

What’s one thing you remember from when you were young that you don’t think anyone else remembers? Fashion plates, anyone?

FP_2I’m pretty sure I was actually meant to be a designer 😉

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