Highlights From This Week

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week. I had my first full day back at work this week so it was a bit busy and I was all over the place. Even though this week has been a little more hectic than normal, I still had several highlights pop out to me.

Lactation Room

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Now that our baby girl is in daycare I have become a pumping machine. It is hard to balance work with pumping but something that makes it a bit easier is a nice, private space to relax and express without the added stress of someone interrupting me or being uncomfortable. This room in the student center is perfect!

Stairmaster Workout

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Earlier in the week I attempted my “first run” and it didn’t go so well. Everything from the waist down felt great but my chest area was in serious pain. Apparently new sports bras are a must in order to help with the soreness that breastfeeding has caused. Anyway, after throwing in the towel with running for the day, I decided to hop on the Stairmaster for a quick 20 minute workout. I was short on time but still wanted to get in a great sweat. I decided to do an interval style workout by spending two minutes at the following levels: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6. I also included a warm-up and cool down. It was TOUGH after taking it easy for a few months. If you decide to give it a try let me know how it goes. 

Kodiak Cakes

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After seeing these on Janae’s blog and finding out they were on sale at Costco, we had to give them a try. After having them for breakfast a few days ago, we were instantly hooked. They have such a hearty delicious flavor that makes you feel like you are eating something unhealthy. They are filling due to the protein and make for a great pre- or post-workout food. We loved them so much we decided to have them for dinner last night! We will be going back for more this weekend.

Panera Flatbread Sandwich

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On one of our first outings with little T, we realized while we were out that we forgot to eat lunch at home before leaving. We both wanted something quick but healthy because we aren’t big fans of fast food (most of the time). We decided to go to Panera because it was in the shopping plaza we were at. I had only ever had their bagels so I decided to branch out and try one of their flatbread sandwiches. I opted for the Chicken, Ham and Swiss on whole grain flatbread and it was magnificent. Ever since having it that day I have been craving another. The student center on my campus happens to have a Panera and because I forgot my lunch yesterday, I chose to go and get the sandwich I have been dreaming about. It was just as good as I remember and I think my wallet will be taking a hit in the next few weeks.

Boilermaker Chili

A while back I went out of town and my husband decided to make this chili because I am not a fan of spiciness. When I got back he went on and on about how delicious it was and that he wanted to make a less spicy version for me. We kept putting it off because it takes quite a while to prepare. We finally decided to do it this week and he was right. It is delicious! The best part is, we have tons of leftovers so we will be enjoying this chili again this week.

I realize that the majority of my highlights involve food of some sort. That seems to be the trend in my life.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Questions:

What are some highlights from your week?

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