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Wheels Up, Chicago!

Good morning!

I am headed to the sunny beaches of Florida here in a few hours! This trip really snuck up on me – I can’t believe I get to escape 7-degree Chicago for 82-degrees Naples. It feels like a dream ūüôā

I just finished 40-minutes of intervals on the treadmill (I’m writing this post in advance, so fingers crossed I woke up to workout!)¬†and am about to shower before hailing a cab to the airport.


I actually ordered Jimmy Johns for myself for dinner, but let’s pretend for a second that last night was Sunday. I threw together a stir fry with chicken, frozen peas, chopped onion, chopped yellow pepper, garlic and broccolini served over brown rice.


For the sauce, I whisked together:

  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar

We¬†loved this¬†meal, albeit it was a wee bit too hot for me (I’d half the red pepper flakes next time). Stir frys are such a quick and healthy meal. Consider this one added to the weekly dinner rotation.

I also prepped some meals and snacks for Bobby to have throughout the week: egg white muffins and protein breakfast cookies.

egg whites

b cookies

The Bachelor premiere kept us up way too late. I swear, I’ve been watching the ABC¬†franchise for half my life and it sucks me in every freaking time. A three-hour premiere¬†– sheesh! The highlight of the night however, was a special little boy’s¬†fourth birthday. Once his annual wet can of food was opened there was no turning back. This was the best photo I could get. Action shot!


Happy Birthday, Baxter!


I’m not posting any workouts for the week¬†today. Since I’ll be on vacation, exercise will be a little more relaxed – lots of walks, maybe some YouTube yoga or a group exercise class at the local gym.





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