Helloooooo and happy Monday!
From the comfort of my coach after a workout.
I went to Northern VA this weekend. I had a training on Friday and was closer to DC than I would have been if I left straight from work. I also was away from traffic, so I arrived in NoVA around 4:30, much to my excitement. Dan gets off work at 5 so I suggested Happy Hour. Since we’re long distance, the thought of drinks right after work is typically unheard of for us so we jumped at the opportunity!
Since having dinner at Morton’s for DC Restaurant week, we’ve been hankering to go back for their happy hour specials. They have $6 sliders… who can beat that? Also, it’s MORTON’s for crying out loud so the food must be amazing!
We both ordered a plate of sliders and shared steak fries with blue cheese. The sliders were awesome but the steak fries had too much blue cheese… it was just too much of a strong tasting cheese. I love blue cheese normally, but not these. Dan turned his nose up too. Either way, it was fun and a great way to spend Friday night!
Afterwards, I headed over to Trader Joe’s to stock up on some of my TJ essentials. See the third bottle from the left? The Soyaki? That sauce has changed my life. It’s helping me eat more veggies and use my wok more often. It’s easy: Take some broccoli,
rip cut it up, throw it in the wok, add some sauce, and enjoy some broccoli candy. It’s amazing! I bought 3 bottles this time around since I go through it so fast. Yum.
Has anyone tried the pictured Champagne Vinaigrette? I haven’t yet. I hope I like it!
I have a beef with teas at 99% of grocery stores. It’s that they always have either fake or real sugar in the teas! You can never just buy tea. However, at TJ’s, you have this lovely (and tasty!) option:
You know when you are at the grocery store, checking out, and you become nervous all the sudden and say to yourself, “Eeek, how much money am I about to spend…?” I always have that feeling no matter what. However, at TJ’s I am always surprised about how cheap my groceries are! I never spend that much even when I feel like I went overboard.
Saturday morning, I ventured over to Ashburn Bikram for a much-needed class. It was hot. Yes, I realize all Bikram classes are, but this one in particular was stifling! I can always tell because I monitor when I start to sweat. On Saturday, I was sweating before class even began which is usually unheard of for me!
On Saturday night, we received some massages from Zoe Salon and Spa in Fair Oaks Mall as part of DC spa week (anyone else partake?). I can only speak for my own massage. It was okay… the woman didn’t greet me really and I felt rushed. Plus, she didn’t speak any English which normally I do not have a problem with. If you cannot speak English, then at least TRY to speak English. I beg of you. Just try and I’ll usually give you the benefit of a doubt. Will I go back? Probably not.
After our massages, Dan and I went to Gretchen’s house for her birthday party! It was a jolly good time and seriously, if you aren’t reading Gretchen’s blog, you need to. She is incredible awe-inspiring! She has lost 50 lbs and she’s doing it in a sane and healthy way. She’s also hilarious and has all around positive energy! (Picture stolen from Gretchen’s blog because I forgot my camera at home):
Here are some iPhone pictures from Saturday:
Best picture of the night… I think Gretchen has some competition!
Have a good night!