It’s May! Which is always a busy one for us with something going on each weekend however, it’s usually something fun! This past first weekend of May was definitely a fun one.
I started Friday with a moms night out at The Galleria for a Bright Pink event.
There were several vendors there set up to spoil all the moms who attended. We enjoyed tasting wine, chatting with vendors and just enjoying some girl time.
Following the event we headed to dinner at La Provence where we enjoyed a yummy dinner on their outdoor patio. So relaxing.
Saturday we headed out for an early morning walk with the dogs before returning to get ready for our visitors for the day. My Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law came down for the day to celebrate a little early mothers day.
We started with brunch at High Hand in Loomis. A gorgeous nursery setting and a yummy meal complete with a pomegranate mimosa. Perfect!
Then we drove up to Auburn to cruise the old town and reminisce about my MIL’s childhood since she once lived there. It was great to hear her stories and see her joy on seeing her old house and neighborhood.
After that we went to Dono Del Cielo again. Yes we were there last weekend but my MIL enjoys it as well so we made a stop to pick up some wine for her. Can’t go wrong with Dono!
That evening we had plans to go to a fundraiser dinner so my MIL took The Love Nugget home with her for the night. He loves going to stay with his grandparents so happily sent him on his way. Since we were kid free we decided to go to ASR for a cocktail and alone time.
Although I didn’t watch the Kentucky Derby I was itching for a mint julep 🙂
The dinner was being held at Casque Winery in Loomis which has a gorgeous outdoor setting next to the Flower Farm.
It was an enjoyable evening chatting with friends and relaxing. We ended the evening on the couch, with a bowl of strawberries and coconut butter watching Scandal. Perfect way to end the night!
Sunday I woke up and hit up the gym for a workout before I started my liver detox.
My naturopath recommended I do this as a means to cleanse my body of toxins and assist in helping to rebalance my hormones. I put it off for a long time but finally found some time to fit it into my schedule. It’s a little challenging since the first two days you basically fast consuming only the provided shake and lots of water. I didn’t have much energy and felt a little nauseous mid morning so parked it on the couch for most the day. Which, isn’t really a bad way to spend a Sunday!
This week I’m trying something a little new and joining Ashley for her Weekly Workouts and Meals link up. Here’s a peak at what my workouts looked like last week.
Monday – Taught cardio and weights, 30 minute treadmill run, yoga
Tuesday – Daily Burn Black Fire workout, taught cardio and weights
Wednesday – Active rest – 20 minutes easy pace elliptical, 30 minutes treadmill walk
Thursday – Daily Burn Black Fire workout, taught cardio and weights
Friday – Tabata Circuit class
Saturday – Active rest – Long family walk
Sunday – Treadmill run + Back and Bi workout
I’m really trying to incorporate more rest days and keep my cardio to no more than 30 minutes just a few times a week. I’ve been waking up a little early lately so take advantage of the extra wake time to squeeze in a workout. Lately I’ve been doing the Black Fire workouts on Daily Burn to switch it up a little. I love Bob Harper and they are a great mix of strength and cardio.
Now here’s a look a last weeks dinners –
Monday – Left over pulled crockpot pulled pork tacos
Tuesday – Spaghetti stuffed sweet potatoes
Wednesday – Lemon Pepper Tilapia with roasted veggies
Thursday – Grilled steak, sweet potatoes and roasted veggies
Friday – Ate out with a friend and had chicken with spring vegetables.
Saturday – Out at a fundraiser dinner I had chicken piccata, salad and asparagus.
Sunday – Liver Detox – Shake 🙁
One more day of shakes then I can eat real food again! I’ve never done a juice cleanse or fasted more than a half a day so two full days isn’t all that fun. I’ll share a full recap once I’ve completed the whole week but one day down!
- Have you ever done a detox or fasting?
- What was something fun from your weekend?