Fancy Food + Weekly Moves and Grooves

Thank you to everyone who recommended a bunch of podcasts on yesterday’s post! I’m looking forward to listening to all of them and perpetuating my dependence on technology to keep me from feeling lonely.

I love that podcasts can make me laugh out loud. I like laughing. 😀

Since I started my internship at 3pm yesterday, I had a little bit of extra free time in the morning to make some more “fancy” food. Fancy = takes more time.

Breakfast was Frrrreeeench tooooast (said in my pitiful, wannabe-hardy French accent). I dipped Dave’s Killer Bread in a mixture of: 1 egg, a splash of 2% milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then I plopped the battered bread into a skillet sizzling with butter.


Served with a pool of peanut butter and bananas sautéed in a little more butter. Plus the last of a plain yogurt container with more cinnamon, nutmeg, stevia (yeah, I used it) and the sweetest of mangoes.


For lunch, I had another English muffin sandwich with an egg, avocado, and goat cheese + salad + an unknown number of white cheddar Popcorners + a plum!


Around 11AM I whipped out the crockpot and almost 6 lbs of boneless pork ribs, compliments of Costco. After practically sawing off the excess fat (I left plenty on, but I took off the 2 inch strips and chunks o’ fat), I seasoned the ribs with Bobby’s rib rub and then threw them into the crockpot with some garlic and onion.

8 hours later…


Glamour shots.


You can see my first taste of the ribs on Snapchat.

For dinner I served the ribs on microwave-steamed sweet potatoes with kale sautéed in avocado oil, salt, pepper, a little maple syrup, and spicy brown mustard (<— do this!). Plus a dollop of Greek yogurt because the ribs were kinda spicyyy.


What a blesséd meal.

Since I haven’t shared my weekly moves and grooves in a couple weeks, I thought it was a good time to share again! Still keeping things pretty low impact/intensity and feeling great about it.

I’ve been working on gaining some flexibility and mobility back in some (all) of my tight joints with yoga and stretching. Physical therapy interning has me inspired to stay as mobile in my joints as possible!

weekly moves and grooves

  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: lower body barre
  • Sunday: 8 min abs
  • Monday: 60 min yoga
  • Tuesday: gymnastics warmup + handstands + lower body exercises
  • Wednesday: 3 mile walk
  • Thursday: 8 min abs + 60 min yoga

Hip hip hooray for Friday!

So tell me:

What did you eat for dinner last night?

Do you consider yourself flexible?


19 thoughts on “Fancy Food + Weekly Moves and Grooves

  1. I want all of your food haha! That french toast looks beyond amazing!
    For dinner last night I had a sandwich with cheddar, chutney and salad on honey spelt bread, because we were on the road back from cornwall, so not the most glamorous of meals but pretty tasty nonetheless!
    I am THE LEAST flexible person in the world, so I’m trying to improve that and now I can (finally) touch my toes, which i get is no major achievement but nonetheless I’m pretty proud haha 🙂

  2. Your French toast looks fabulous! Dinner last night was at a Mexican restaurant, and included tacos al pastor (slooow-roasted pork) and the obligatory (and completely delicious!) fresh chips and salsa. Have a lovely weekend!

  3. I am of the unpopular opinion that French Toast is not that great, however yours is giving that notion a run for its money. Your breakfast looks so good! I do still consider myself flexible, but I am nowhere near close to where I was when I was a gymnast!

    Have a fantastic week, Alison!

  4. I’m fairly flexible… except for my hip flexors. I am like the freakin Tin Man. (Desk job probs)
    Last night’s dinner was a chocolate PB green smoothie! I do a 90 min yoga class on Thurs nights so I like to keep it simple & light beforehand!

    Have a great weekend, friend!

  5. I don’t own a crockpot and keep reminding myself to get one…too bad my birthday just passed! You always make the yummiest food and I am anxiously awaiting the day we hang out and you cook for me. It’s happening.

  6. I want that French toast so bad right now! It looks and sounds amazing. I wouldn’t consider myself flexible, although I am probably more flexible than your average Joe. I really want to be more flexible, though, and my sister is getting into yoga, and she’s been sharing it with us, so that will probably be happening with me at some point. ;P

  7. I had fajitas for dinner last night and they were gooooood. I’m impressed with you cooking 6 lbs of meat- look at you! And I’m so not flexible that it’s not even funny. Touching my toes is pushing it haha 🙂

  8. I am ashamed to admit that flexability is not my strongest points. It even seems to get worse the older I get! I feel like I have to be more strict about what I spend my time doing or who I spend it with

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