When your husband grills up surf and turf for dinner 😍 (with chimichurri!)
Yummmmm, so good.
Growing up in Rhode Island, where you can’t spit without hitting the ocean, seafood has always been delicious for me – so fresh and so omnipresent.
We don’t have it as much as I would like because dinner leftovers become lunch leftovers, and we both work in office settings and I would never be that person that reheats seafood in a setting like that, but we love to have it on weekends!
Do you like seafood?
When your husband roasts a pork butt over the weekend and then has plenty of leftovers, so he makes a pizza with delicious caramelized onions and leftover pulled pork 😍
Does your husband like to cook? Mine LOVES to cook, which is good, because I really prefer to EAT the food, not COOK the food 🙂
Love is when your husband gets up at an ungodly hour to turn the electric fireplace on so the room you workout in will be a little warmer for when you begin 😍 (we still have no heat and we don’t leave the electric fireplace on while we sleep!)
Look, far be it from me to take away any meaning from the huge, grandiose gestures… but for me personally, it’s those small but SUPER meaningful things that matter MOST and remind me exactly why he’s my person 💕
Food prep only has to be this huge production if you want it to be.
If you are like me and don’t like huge productions, or eating food that was prepared too many days ago, tackling just a few things will still set you up for success!
Since my husband usually handles dinner, which becomes lunches, I really only need to focus on the food I start my day with (because when I start it with the right foods, the rest of the day flows… when I don’t, my sugars are all over the place and as a result, my mood is too 😉)
This morning I focused on my fruits, steel cut oats with pomegranates or blueberries, and hard boiled eggs. When you pair that with bananas and other stuff that’s already good to go, you are golden.
And don’t tell me you don’t have an hour – you do 😉
Today and every day, I am thankful for this guy, for so many reasons, but today’s focus is on how he steps up and keeps me fed well. I don’t mind chopping and meal prep, but I don’t love cooking, and he always steps up and helps me out with my prep and all of our meals, and I can never thank him enough for it!
Marriage is a partnership 💕
(I should note he isn’t really a chef, but if you tasted his stuff, you wouldn’t know that! He has lived with 3 professional chefs who are all his best friends, so he has gained a lot of skills and knowledge!)
If you are lucky enough to have a husband who turns the AC on in your bedroom to cool it off and fills your water jug while you are out running, so both are ready to cool you off post-run, I suggest keeping him 😉
Simple gestures can have the most impact!
3 miles in the books for today – the sun isn’t out but I still sweat like crazy when I run, so these gestures are always extra appreciated!
Do you sweat a lot when you run?
I would be absolutely remiss if I didn’t show my gratitude and appreciation for this guy right here, for just being him and being amazing every day, but also today he spent hours helping me food prep for my next adventure that begins tomorrow – the Ultimate Reset!
Some people have spouses they need to beg to help them, I have one that steps in voluntarily to help me, to support me (and let’s be honest – to check me and keep me from being completely overwhelmed!) and I am SUPER lucky to have that and I know it! Thank you babe – love you!
I am prepped, packed, and ready to take on the Challenge – yes, I am a little nervous (but that’s normal!) but I am EXCITED and empowered, because I KNOW this is what my internal system NEEDS!
Does your spouse help with meal prep?