What a weekend! From working out at Orangetheory to brunching at Husk and Mere Bulles, I can’t wait to share my tips for a healthy weekend!
Eats – If you’ve ever eaten at Husk, you know the amazing menu can be challenging to navigate if you’re trying to be healthy. Not so when you know how to order! I started with deviled eggs and ended with a vegetable plate full of cauliflower, radish slaw, cabbage, and grits topped with a poached egg (not low carb but certainly worth a splurge!).
The day after this fabulous meal, Mr. Chews and I met his family for the Sunday brunch buffet at Mere Bulles in Brentwood. It boasts such amazing dishes as biscuits and gravy, french toast, a chocolate fountain, and the best looking hashbrown casserole I’ve ever seen! I ordered an omelet with mushrooms, peppers, onion, and cheese. Paired with bacon, sausage, and a side salad, my meal was a low carb dream. I was so in love with my meal that I didn’t snap a photo!
Movement – I attended 60 and 90 minutes classes at Orangetheory on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. And let me just tell you – a 90 minute class sure makes a 60 minute class seem like a walk in the park. I’m so glad I participated in the longer class (offered once a month) and look forward to the next one. If you’re not familiar with Orangetheory, the workout involves High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) cardio and strength training in a group setting. A trainer tells me exactly what to do and when to do it. No thinking, no debating, no getting frustrated and giving up. It can be intense (and high energy) but there are many alternate workouts for beginners or participants needing lower impact movements. You can even try your first class free! I’m so thankful to my BFF for introducing me to this wonderful fitness family!
Next Steps for a Healthy Week – I have made a big deal of scheduling my workouts one month in advance. Sometimes I joke that scheduling and rescheduling Orangetheory classes is a second job! But I know without this important step, I will succumb to the snooze button, or stay up later than I should the night before I need to workout. By working out early in the morning, I have no excuse to skip it. No meetings, lunches, or happy hours pop up at 6am! I also keep a larger than life calendar on the wall in my closet to track workouts. It has been a lifesaver! I will post a photo soon and a link where you can purchase one, too.
This week, I will be eating a LOT of soup. 20+ cups of it, to be exact (good thing I love soup). I’m following I Breath I’m Hungry’s 5 Day Keto Soup Diet. I hate using the word “diet” but that’s the name of it. The soup is basically chicken, bacon, and tons of vegetables. After making the soup, I’m going to make my own version that I will share next weekend. Definitely halving the recipe and using sausage instead of bacon!
In the mornings after a workout or dog walk, I will enjoy either Bulletproof Coffee (BPC) or Bulletproof Tea (BPT). What is BPC/BPT, you might ask? For me, it means coffee or tea, 1 Tbsp. MCT oil, 1 Tbsp. heavy cream, and 1 scoop collagen powder. I also sneak in a packet of Truvia, because I can’t stand coffee without it.
Coming soon – A Resources or Favorites page so you can see all of the great supplements, foods, kitchen gadgets, and bloggers that keep me on the straight and narrow!
What are some tips and tricks you implement in your healthy life? Leave a comment below!
Have a healthy week! -Sus