“Rise & shine” is kind of tough when it’s the dead of winter and the sun doesn’t come up until 7:30am. I count it as a win if I can manage to get up in time to do a full workout before the sun rises — and a MAJOR win if I get to work early on top of that.
If I keep telling myself summer is coming soon, maybe this miserable “spring” weather will finally get its s#!+ together…right? In an effort to help summer speed up, I made a potluck-style pesto pasta salad this week to get myself in the summer mindset leading up to Memorial Day Weekend.
“It’s not that I’m not a ‘morning person.’ I love mornings. I’m just not a ‘waking up’ person.” – my unknown soulmate
Growing up, my mom was always freezing over-ripe bananas “to make banana bread,” but we rarely actually saw said banana bread come to fruition (no pun intended.) Flash forward a few years, and I am truly my mother’s daughter. I am very picky when it comes to bananas, and as a result there’s a peak 3-4 day window where I really want to use them in my yogurts. Past that point, I used to throw them in a bag and let them hang out in my freezer, get freezer burn, and ultimately end up in the trash. It was tragic. Continue reading