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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday and happy long weekend! It’s so hard to believe it’s Memorial Day weekend. Where did this year go?! Oh, that’s right, it went to spending three months bitching about Charlotte and then two months falling in love with it. 😉 It’s certainly been a year of a lot of change, but I am feeling completely overwhelmed with happiness and contentment lately. Life is so good for so many reasons, and I’m so grateful. Let’s get on to some Friday Favorites!

Favorite snack. These gluten-free Nature’s Bakery fig bars are awesome. I was scared they’d be dry and pasty, like many packaged gluten-free goodies are, but nope, super moist. Nature’s Bakery sent me a generous sample of four boxes, and I plowed through one box way too quickly. SAM_1667

Favorite quick take-out meal: Harris Teeter’s sushi. It’s so fresh and simple (although they also have more complex options with sauces and tempura). Best grocery store sushi I’ve found. And it’s better than some sushi restaurants I’ve tried in Charlotte (talking about you and your BOGO rolls, Akahana. Blech. I should have known better.).IMG_3578

Favorite song: Shut Up & Dance by Walk the Moon. Love. this. song. 302b4ec4105699130036e13a9f9f36c725a3ebba

Favorite lunch: Levant Mediterranean. Hilary raved about the Falafel Salad with pickled vegetables and she did not lead me astray. IMG_3666

Favorite dinner: Mambo Grill & Tapas. I met my guy for a mid-week dinner date in Salisbury last night, which is a cute little town exactly in the middle between Charlotte and Winston-Salem. The Cuban food at Mambo Grill is unreal – so, so good. I got the Vaca Frita (shredded flank steak slightly crisped) and he got the Plantation Temptation (shredded flank steak stuffed in a plantain and topped with mozzarella). He got a second order to take home for leftovers. Smart man.IMG_3722

Favorite outfit: I’ve never left this shirt un-tucked before and I kind of love it as a tunic look with jeans. This was my date night outfit. 😉 (Jeans – Citizens of Humanity, shirt – J.Crew Factory, heels – Halogen from Nordstrom)IMG_3713

Favorite workout: finding my max back squat. Yesterday’s workout at Metro Crossfit was a make-up day (or you could do the assigned WOD) and I used it to find my max back squat for the first time. I hit 185 pounds, which I was happy about! I attempted 195# and the coach was like, “Umm…you squatted like 2 inches. That doesn’t count.” ha! IMG_3461

After my max back squat, I did Helen (3 rounds for time: 400m run, 35# overhead kb swings, 12 pull-ups — the gym is doing a series of workouts as baselines and re-measuring in a few weeks and Helen is one of the tests). Then I thought it was a genius idea to go for a quick 3 mile run to flush out the lactic acid my legs. It was brutal while running…but I’m not sore, so maybe my theory worked.

Favorite picture of Maizey. She is a hot mess. And I love her for it. IMG_3500

Enjoy your weekend!



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  • Caitlin

    Hahha, can’t say I judge Maizy at all for that pic, I’ve definitely been in that position before.
    I have a top similar to that one, I actually wore it last week with coral pants!
    I LOVE that your guy got another order for leftovers. Seriously, you found a good one. The falafel salad looks incredible!!!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      haha! I’ve been in that position too. 😉

      Oooh, I want coral pants!!

      I agree – he is a good one! 🙂

  • Courtney

    Love your date night outfit! So cute. And I’m definitely adding that song to my workout playlist, thanks 🙂

  • Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run

    Such a cute outfit!!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed

    185?! Dang girl! My max is 170, I think I can probably do more but I was super pumped at that weight haha. I did Murph this morning (1 mile, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, 1 mile)… and my legs are KILLING ME! I’m looking forward to doing lots of stretching this weekend and just relaxing. Happy Friday 🙂

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      I hope I squatted deep enough on the 185 for it to count!! I asked my coach and he said he thinks so but wasn’t focusing on my upper body staying upright. So I’ll have to try again to be sure. 🙂

      I’m doing Murph on Monday. I AM TERRIFIED. Any tips?! I’m mostly scared of the pull-ups and push-ups but maybe I should be scared of the air squats!

  • christina

    I’m loving how much you’re blogging lately. That lunch is right up my alley and I want it. Love that top and I swear I have one *just* like it. Of course, twin.

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      Aw, thanks! I’m in a blogging groove for the first time in a while!

      And yep, of course you have it. 😀 I love us.

  • Nicole

    Try Baku for sushi! If you go during the week they have happy hour pricing – half off their rolls!