that’s right, weekend! not just one day to celebrate V-day for us this year. a big, grateful thank you to our default babysitters, i.e., my parents
i woke up and made some cliché Valentine’s Day themed food porn before heading out to do my Friday cardio. they are just my oatbran banana pancakes with a little bit of unsweetened cocoa powder, stevia, melted semi chocolate chip drizzle on top with strawberries on the side. scrumptious!
after a full week of weightlifting i took it easy and did 45 min of elliptical,
and 15 minutes of stairmaster (i repeated the chart above 3 times through). kept my heart rate between 140-150. you can turn this into an interval workout by switching the speed from 60 – 90 every minute.
before dropping the little guy off, we had a family lunch date at Perry’s Steakhouse.
i always hate to have to send plates back to the kitchen cause i don’t like giving our waiter /waitress a hard time ( and especially if i’m REALLY hungry) but this time i just rolled with it and split my way
overdressed house salad with Sonny. that was followed by the grilled salmon, whipped potatoes and seasonal veggies.
later that evening we exchanged some gifts, headed out to see About Last Night, and had a super late 10:30pm dinner at 52 Seasons.
i received some hand-made chocolate covered strawberries (impressive ) and i found the cutest gifts at Urban Outfitters: a Sriracha water bottle (he eats this stuff with every meal, haha) and a ’50 things i love about you’ fill-in-the-blank flip book.
that’s it. just one sample question
we were in the car a while sunday and we heard Beyoncè and Jay-Z’s ‘On The Run’ 53 times and i am really feeling it. especially her words in the very beginning:
‘who wants that perfect love story anyway, anyway…cliché, cliché, cliché, cliche…’
after church we ended up on campus at our alma mater before heading to pick up Mr. Chiso. even though things are different physically around campus, being there always reminds me of our perfectly imperfect, almost 15 year-long, roller coaster of a love story. visiting our old stomping grounds is a nostalgic experience, and this was an ideal weekend to reflect back on how much we have grown together.
we ended up eating dinner at our old dorm. really, Sonny had already paid (it’s buffet style and you pay before you go in) and i didn’t want to ruin the moment so i sucked it up and threw this together at the salad bar. the nutritional stats were displayed right next to each food item to my surprise (go UH!) and at 130 cals per slice, i couldn’t pass up getting two servings of that cheese pizza. baby’s request of course!!!
hope you had an awesome and hopefully long holiday weekend yourself.
Q: what’s the most unusual or original Valentine’s gift you’ve ever received or given?