Restful Weekend Recap
Happy Monday friends! How was your weekend? (I actually want to know- tell me/link to your weekend recap in the comments!) Mine was exactly what I needed after an exhausting week on school- really lowkey and restful. Sometimes when I’m feeling burnt out with school, I want to release that stress by going out with friends and staying up late and laughing until I cry, and other times I just want to stay home and sleep and watch TV. Personally, I need both kinds of weekends in my life, but I know it can be hard to let go of shoulds (“should” go out & socialize or “should” stay home and be productive) and just tune in and figure out what I actually need. But anyway, this weekend was restful and lovely and I’m excited to tell you about it.
I didn’t have real school on Friday because it was Winterfest- a day where the seniors host fun workshops for the whole school to participate in. My morning activity was “Yogart,” in which we did yoga, ate yogurt, and watercolored. One of the girls leading the activity taught the yoga class and it was amazing! I was so impressed and her flows were better than some formal yoga classes I’ve been to. Then in the afternoon, a few friends and I hosted a “Smoothies, coloring, and collages” workshop. I made a blueberry-banana smoothie, got everyone there hooked on Purely Elizabeth granola, and attempted to complete some advanced connect the dots worksheets, so I’d say it was a successful afternoon.
After school, I rested for a bit then headed out to dinner with my mom. I’d wanted to go to Media Noche (I’ve never been!) but we didn’t want to deal with parking in the Mission, so we went to Roam instead. I hadn’t been in ages and it was SO GOOD. I got the classic burger with a turkey patty and my mom and I split their seasonal vegetables. The veggies were a mix of kale and butternut squash drizzled with tahini and topped with hazelnuts. It was really good, but I’m still not sold on the hazelnuts in vegetables trend. I’ve been seeing it all over the place recently, and I don’t have anything against hazelnuts, but I feel like restaurants are just trying to be unnecessarily fancy. Ok, hazelnut rant over. We talked about my college process (currently waiting for decision letters), and her job, and it was so nice to have time to chat with my mom without my siblings around demanding her attention.
When we got home, I listened to the audiobook of Fangirl, which is one of my go-to comfort books, did some journaling with prompts from my Content Planning Guide, and snacked on one of these chickpea blondies with vanilla ice cream before going to bed around 10pm.
On Saturday morning, my dad, brother, and I ran a 5k at Chrissy Fields, so I woke up at 7:00 to have time for a slow breakfast (I went with an egg & cheese bagel), coffee, and catching up on my favorite blogs before we left at 8:30.
It was a gorgeous day, and even though I’m not much of a runner, I had a great time running (and walking when I needed to) while listening to the Nut Butter Radio podcast.
Then I made my dad take a bunch of photos of me after completing the race despite the sun in my eyes/my bright red face.
When we got home my legs were already sore (can you tell I’m not a runner) so I did this quick Yoga with Adriene video, snacked on some greek yogurt + berries, then spent the next couple hours doing school work + blog work until I was hungry for lunch. It was one of those times where I went from not being hungry at all to being super hungry in a matter of minutes, so I threw together a snacky plate of crackers, cheese, chicken, arugula, carrots, and an apple. As you can see, I glamorously ate on my bed with my stats papers spread out around me.
I spent the rest of the afternoon meal prepping/recipe testing, watching Grey’s Anatomy, writing some blog posts, and hanging out in the sun with my family.
For dinner, we made individual pizzas (my favorite dinner EVER) and I topped mine with tomato sauce, mozzarella, broccoli, garlic, and arugula. I spent the rest of the night doing laundry, watching a little more Grey’s, and doing a face mask before heading to bed and sleeping for 10 hours (!!).
When I woke up I felt incredibly well rested. I made a raspberry smoothie (topped with nut butter and a rice krispie square bar), took a pretty picture, then made a total mess while I ate it.
After breakfast, I met Megan at Wrecking Ball coffee in the Marina, and it was so nice to catch up with her! I ordered a latte (of course) and we chatted for a while until she had to head to work. When I got home I did some photography for a fun recipe I’ll be sharing soon, listened to the Goal Digger podcast, and went for a walk in the park to enjoy the sun. When I got back, I was pretty hungry, but no real lunch foods sounded good so I had a big bowl of yogurt with berries and Gr8nola (podcast interview here) which was delicious and super satisfying.
I spent the afternoon writing questions for an upcoming podcast interview, working on this post, hanging out with my aunt + grandparents, and snacking on my current favorite combo, an apple and PB.
Around 4:00 family friends began arriving to watch the Super Bowl, and I talked with them and watched the game for a while before retreating to my room to get a head start on my chemistry lab report. Eventually I ventured back down stairs to make a quick dinner of eggs, carrots, and a bagel (rounding out my day of lazy eats), which I ate sitting on my bed and listening to a podcast. Because sometimes mindful eating means being mindful you don’t get food on your blanket.
The rest of my evening will probably involve some form of dessert, a longer than usual skincare routine, and an early bedtime.
What was the best thing you ate this weekend? Did you have any opportunities to practice self care? I’d love to hear about it and/or read your weekend recap!