Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WIAW + Labor Day Recap

Is anyone else all messed up on what day it is this week? I'm super pumped it's already Wednesday but in my head it's still Tuesday because Monday was Labor Day. Maybe it's just me. I hope everyone had a fun Labor Day weekend, the weather here was PERFECT all weekend so I spent every possible second outside soaking up the sunshine because I know fall (and winter) are right around the corner. 

It's been a long time since I've done a WIAW so I wanted to get back on that boat, plus I wanted to share some photos from over the holiday weekend. I'll try not to make this post super long, no promises though😉 

I'm still going strong with the usual post workout breakfast of oats mixed with half a scoop of protein powder and topped with all the berries. Berries are almost out of season so I'm enjoying every last berry while I can. I love other fruits, but nothing beats fresh summer fruit. Recently I started adding a few Enjoy Life chocolate chips for an extra topping to spice things up, plus berries and chocolate is always a winning combo. I'm not even a sweets person, but I can fully get behind this combo😋

Lunch is more of the same, are you even surprised at this point? I've been having this lunch since I got back from Cali and I don't see that changing any time soon. It's a gluten free O'Dough's everything bagel- hands down the BEST gluten free bagel I've ever had, plus the macros are awesome- topped with avocado, romaine lettuce, organic free range turkey breast and goat cheese with a peach on the side. The peaches this season have been so good so I'm sad peach season is ending😢

Finally something new right?! Last week I had to travel one day so I got to try a new (to me) restaurant called Blue Water Grill in Grand Rapids. I got a superfood salad that had spinach, kale, dried cherries, pepitas, red onion, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and grilled chicken. The restaurant had everything labeled for gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, etc. It was so helpful and I'm hoping to go back again sometime! If you're ever in Grand Rapids definitely check this restaurant out, plus there's a coupon for 20% off if you check in to the restaurant on Yelp. 

Over the holiday weekend I treated myself to a few glasses of wine. I do not drink that much or that often, but I do enjoy having a drink with friends, especially when I can have a drink outside by the lake. Cupcake Vineyards has some really good wines and this pinot grigio is so good!!

Labor Day was a busy weekend and any extra macros I consumed in wine were sweated out at the gym, running, biking and working outside. My dad and I started rebuilding the deck railing. We bought wood at Home Depot Friday and set out to work. The deck is pretty big so it's a big project but we got two sections done and I'm not sure I've ever sweated so much in my life. It was really hot all weekend, but I enjoy working with my dad, plus I get to work on my carpentry skills. 

A few friends came over Sunday to hangout, grill and enjoy some time on the lake. Not everyone went tubing and there were a few good wipeouts but it was a blast! It was some much needed down time and nothing beats spending it with people you love. 

I'll end things here so this post doesn't get too massive. Have a great Wednesday and don't forget to comment and share your Labor Day weekend adventures with me! 

What did you do over Labor Day weekend?
Are you excited for fall to start or are you sad summer is over? 


  1. That's wonderful that you got to use your time to spend time with your Dad improving on your carpentry skills. My carpentry skills are ... um.... nil? So I am excited for fall; although this was one of the summers that I have truly enjoyed. I used to, sadly, not be grateful for summer and complain way too much about the heat. That makes me sad, but i'm thankful that the Lord has been changing my heart; I loved the heat this summer and lots of sunshine. Now I'm looking forward to cool fall mornings and evenings, baking, and just maybe... doing more reading and going to bed earlier? :)

    God bless your night sweet precious sister!

    1. Your comments always brighten my day Emily!! Everyone has to start somewhere with carpentry skills, luckily my dad is super handy so I've been able to learn a lot from him over the years. I'm so glad you've been learning to love summer- the heat has been intense this summer but I refuse to complain because snow is right around the corner. I love your plans for fall, getting more sleep is always a good goal! I love waking up on cool fall mornings and going for a run, it's so refreshing. Have a wonderful day Emily <3