Some things of lately: (<–aka this post is a little all over the place. Let’s just roll with it)
A bright and early Friday morning Sabino Canyon hike:
(did about 4 miles)
and then after breakfast, Livi and I met up with friends to play at the Children’s Museum for the morning. It’s so cute to watch Livi crawl up the foam rainbow with no probs, when not too long ago, she would perch on it apprehensively. She’s got the rainforest room conquered 😉
Home for naptime, chores for me,
(I do little bits of cleaning throughout the week, but Friday is my cleanstravaganza day. A random tip: I mop the floors with dish soap and water. It works extremely well, and smells crisp and clean without overpowering. I do a second round with water to rinse, and then dry by “ice skating” with towels under my feet — nice bonus leg workout)
When Liv woke up, I assembled lasagna with her on my back in the Ergo:
She really wants to see what’s going on in the kitchen, but is still a little too small for one of these things. I made the meat, spinach and sauce mixture while she was napping, and when she woke up, she watched me put the layers together.
No-boil pasta noodles, meat mixture (chicken sausage, spinach, garlic, marinara sauce, chopped fresh basil, oregano, splash of balsamic), ricotta mixture (with salt, pepper and a hint of nutmeg), sauce and goat cheese.
I baked everything for 45 minutes, and then let it cool before wrapping and placing it in the fridge for us to quickly heat and eat Friday night.
Saturday, I taught all day, and it was rough after being off for a week — I was out of breath after the World Beat warm up 😉
Dinner was Mongolian BBQ,
(we need to switch it up more often!)
and the evening was spent chilling at home. The Pilot had late nights last week, so I feel like I haven’t seen him very much lately.
This week, I’m excited to use from produce from the market to make our dinners, in addition to our fresh herbs growing in abundance out back.
Bella is shocked that everything is still alive….
Me too, Bell, me too.
Here’s what’s on the tentative schedule this week:
Protein fudge (I’m officially obsessed)
Smoothies (Smoothie a Day challenge is still going strong, even though I’ve been slacking with posting my smoothies and juices)
Slow cooker chicken tacos
Sweet potato pasta with grilled chicken and pesto
Sunday: Teach Zumba
Wednesday: Teach Zumba, teach Barre
Thursday: Teach DJ Dance
Saturday: Teach Zumba + weights
What’s on the menu for you this week? Are you taking any new fitness classes or trying new recipes? Feel free to link away in the comment’s section!
See ya later with some pics from the day <3