Saturday Cheat Day, Sunday Recipe + Workouts

Saturday afternoon classes at Flywheel were rocking!  I don’t know if it was the weather or what, but the stadium was packed all day.  Starting last week, my 2:45 PM class was designated as the “March Madness” class for the week.  The top 8 male and female power numbers advanced to this week.  The top 4 male and female power numbers from this week will move on to next week (until we have our champions).

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You didn’t have to be on the torqboard to move on, but I wanted to show the awesome numbers that were cranked out today.  Nice work!  Since I teach a double later in the day on Saturday, I am starving by the time my second class is over.  We do love going to eat on the weekends too, so we typically head straight out shortly after class is over.

At our house, one or two of our weekend days are designated “cheat” days when it comes to food.  During the week, we definitely don’t deprive ourselves, but we do try to refrain from alcohol, fried food and desserts.  Two reasons for “cheat” days:  One, we typically workout harder on the weekend (so we need the extra calories), and, two, I truly believe you need days like this to enjoy life.  I love good food (and a lot of what I would classify as good food is not healthy).  I grew up about an hour from the country, where my dad’s side of the family is known for the dessert table at a family reunion and tailgating is  a must before a Hokie football game.  My husband grew up in a family that eats ice cream out on Sunday nights and has been known to have more than a few cold beers at the horse race track.

photo 2-2Like I mentioned in my post yesterday, when we have our daughter, we frequent “kid-friendly” restaurants.  Tonight was no exception.  Mellow Mushroom it is!  We made ourselves feel better by ordering small side salads prior to our pizza coming, but we took the time to indulge on our “cheat” day.

That takes us to Sunday.  Yet another rocking class for 7:30AM.  Brunch today was much cheaper than last week at another one of our staples – Flying Biscuit.  You can’t go wrong here with children. Other than my biscuit, I went the healthier route today: Hollywood Omelette (made with egg whites and includes spinach and mushrooms), chicken sausage patties and fruit.


Since it’s Sunday, we typically cook ALOT of food for dinner so we can use it for leftovers during the week (keeping with the theme of time management).  I wanted to share with you one of our favorites.

Baked Russet and Sweet Potatoes – SO EASY!  Like the recipe last Sunday, little to no prep.

IMG_08021.  Set your oven to 425 degrees.  Go ahead and slide the pan that you will be using to cook the potatoes into the oven while it is preheating.  That’s right.  In the oven.

2.  Cut potatoes into wedges.  The russets can be bigger than the sweet potatoes.  For whatever reason it is harder to crisp up sweet potatoes.

3.  Throw the sliced potatoes into a big bowl.  Mix with a little bit of olive oil, sea salt and pepper.  You can even chop up an onion, peppers or jalapeño to add to the mix.

4.  Once the oven is preheated, take the pan out and pour the potato mixture onto the pan.  You will hear a sizzle if you did this right.

5.  Slide pan back in the oven with the potatoes for 45 minutes to an hour (depending on how crispy you want them).

It is as easy at that.  Let me know what you think!  You can get that french fry taste using your oven.

2 thoughts on “Saturday Cheat Day, Sunday Recipe + Workouts

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