Exercise and Eats: Week of 5/20

Checking in for a quick recap of last week’s eats and workouts before heading back to relax on ye olde COUCH. No Monday Moves post today—it will be posted TOMORROW since today was a holiday and Tyler and I did not do a god dang thing. And I’m tired. So those are my two legit excuses.

Last week’s eats:

Monday: Gazpacho and Grilled Cheese

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Tuesday: Chicken Sausage, baked beans and chopped salad

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Wednesday: Brewmaster’s Dinner at Candela (more on that in this week’s Winesday Wednesday post)

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Thursday: No Yolk noodles with sausage, mushrooms, zucchini and marinara

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Friday: Homemade Pizza!

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On tap for this week:

  • Monday: (Still haven’t eaten at the time I wrote the post, so I’m letting Tyler decide when he gets home from Football)
  • Tuesday: Burgers
  • Wednesday: Chicken Salad
  • Thursday: Turkey Tacos
  • Friday: Homemade Pizza or BBQ

Onto the exercise bizznazz. From last week:

  • Sun, 5/12: River walk with pups, LOTS of yard/house work
  • Mon, 5/13: 65 min YOGA, BBB Strength Workout A
  • Tues, 5/14: 60 30 min run

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  • Wed, 5/15: BBB Strength Workout B, 30 min spin, 10 min row

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  • Thurs, 5/16: Run, abs

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  • Fri, 5/17: BBB Strength Workout C, Drop Set Workout, 20 min spin, walk with pups

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  • Sat, 5/18: TBA rest

For this week:

  • Sun, 5/19: HOUSEWORK. I scrubbed, polished, washed, dusted, vacuumed, shined, cleared, organizes, you name it. WOOF
  • Mon, 5/20: 40 min at-home Cardio Kickboxing workout (found on YouTube), abs
  • Tues, 5/21: 40 min run, Best Body Bootcamp Strength Workout A
  • Wed, 5/22: BBB Strength Workout B, 30 min spin, 10 min row
  • Thurs, 5/23: Run, at-home yoga
  • Fri, 5/24: Drop Set Workout, 20 min spin, abs
  • Sat, 5/25: TBA

Question: Any good eats lately? Favorite workout? I wanna know!!

Exercise and Eats: Week of 5/13

There was LOTS of fun had over the past few days. Some of those things might come up later on this week- maybe. I have my FINALA job interview tomorrow morning, so I might be a working lady soon! (And of course, some celebrating will be done!)

Recapping last week’s eats:

Monday: Avocado Egg Salad Wrap

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Tuesday: Crab Cakes

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Wednesday: I opted for a smoothie after yoga. YUM

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Thursday: Rice pasta with pesto, mushrooms and zucchini

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Friday: Fish Tacos

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Here’s what’s on tap for this week:

  • Monday: Gazpacho and Grilled Cheese
  • Tuesday: Chicken Sausages and veggies (we got the sausages from the farmers market this weekend- Tyler’s is something spicy and mine has fig and fennel!)
  • Wednesday: Big Rock’s Brewmaster’s Dinner (downtown!)
  • Thursday: BBQ chicken
  • Friday: Homemade Pizzas

Onto the exercise.

Well, Last week’s workouts took a HUGE unexpected turn. It was supposed to be week 6 of Best Body Bootcamp, which I’ve actually been following pretty closely this session, but YOGA got involved. You can read about my first experience with yoga here. Look at how much my workouts changed from what was originally planned:

Sun, 5/5: Walk with the pups, TRX circuits
Mon, 5/6: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Workout A, 30 min run
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Tues, 5/7: 40 min spin, 20 min row 75 min YOGA
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Wed, 5/8: BBB Strength Workout B, 20-20-20 cardio 75 min YOGA
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Thurs, 5/9: 60 min run 20 min spin, 20 min run, 5 min row, 65 min YOGA
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Fri, 5/10: BBB Strength Workout C 65 min YOGA, river walk with pups
Sat, 5/11: HIKE!!!!!! off
On tap for this week:
  • Sun, 5/12: River walk with pups, LOTS of yard/house work
  • Mon, 5/13: 65 min YOGA, BBB Strength Workout A
  • Tues, 5/14: 60 min run
  • Wed, 5/15: BBB Strength Workout B, 30 min spin, 10 min row
  • Thurs, 5/16: Run, abs
  • Fri, 5/17: BBB Strength Workout C, 20 min spin, walk with pups
  • Sat, 5/18: TBA

That’s all from this end for now. Stay tuned for Monday Moves!

Question: Any good eats recently? Favorite workouts? I wanna know!!

Exercise and Eats: Week of 5/6

Happy Cinco de Mayo, all! I am currently slurping the tail-end of my first mug-a-rita of the day, and about to blend another as soon as I finish this post. Just wanted to check in with my exercise and eats for the week, per usual. Here goes:

Last week’s eats:

Monday: Portobello Pizzas These were seriously delicious and filling. They are SUPER easy to make, too!

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Tuesday: Quinoa ‘Fried’ Rice Um yeah, I eyeballed the ingredients for this recipe, and either I wasn’t hungry or I did a terrible eye-balling job, because I barely picked at this. Tyler took the leftovers to work the next day and said it was even better! Score for him 🙂

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Wednesday: Chicken and Avocado Baked Burritos I found this recipe from I Wash You Dry and they were SO yummy. I highly recommend making these!

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Thursday: Broccoli Salad I absolutely CANNOT stand raw broccoli, but when it is made in this salad, I honestly can’t get enough. So good. It’s generally a side dish, but I made a big batch and we ended up being satisfied with just a bowl full of this stuff each.

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Friday: Homemade Pizza! I was originally planning on making noodle bowls, but when Friday rolled around, I wasn’t in the mood AND I had leftover dough in the freezer. It was super quick and easy to make and even more delicious. I really love having pizza on Fridays with Tyler and the pups around.

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On tap for next week: (Oh man, Tyler and I actually thought this week’s menu up TOGETHER and I am really excited for what we each plan on making!!!)

  • Monday: Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches
  • Tuesday: Crab cakes
  • Wednesday: Spicy Black Bean Burgers
  • Thursday: Kale Pesto Pasta
  • Friday: Fish Tacos

**Note: There are TWO dinners with seafood. Yes, this is crazy since I HATE seafood, but I am really trying to incorporate some here and there.

Ok, now on to the exercise. I think this past week went pretty well. Let’s take a look:

Sun, 4/28: 1 hour hike with Tyler and the pups, full body strength/cardio at home DONE

Mon, 4/29: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Workout A, 30 min run, 10 min row DONE

Tues, 4/30: 60 min run 40 min spin, 20 min row DONE

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Wed, 5/1: BBB Strength Workout B, 20-20-20 (spin, row run) 30 min run DONE

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Thurs, 5/2: 30 min spin, ab tabatas 20 min spin DONE

Fri, 5/3: BBB Strength Workout C, 30 min run, 10 min row DONE

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 Now, on tap for this week:
 
Sun, 5/5: Walk with the pups, TRX circuits
Mon, 5/6: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Workout A, 30 min run
Tues, 5/7: 40 min spin, 20 min row
Wed, 5/8: BBB Strength Workout B, 20-20-20 cardio
Thurs, 5/9: 60 min run
Fri, 5/10: BBB Strength Workout C
Sat, 5/11: HIKE!!!!!!
 
NOW…time for that next margarita (and steak dinner 🙂 )
Question: Tried any new recipes lately? Favorite workout?? I wanna know!

 

Exercise and Eats: Week of 4/29

Hi everyone! When I was out running errands this morning, I thought to myself “the only thing that is making this Monday good is the fact that it’s not snowing.” And sure enough, now that I’m home and just sat down to share the first post of the week with you, I see that it is snowing outside. That is no bueno.

Now Monday just sucks. I have been in an emotional ditch as of late which is B-A-D. I need Vitamin D in the form of sunshine like you have no idea. Also, I need for this wedding to be over, for a formal job offer to happen, and perhaps maybe even just a vacation under my belt. 

Onto current things for the week, hence the post title!

A recap of last week’s eats:

Monday: Chicken and veggie omelettes

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Tuesday: Pulled Pork tacos 

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Wednesday: Chicken Burrito (I didn’t feel like cooking since my workout ran later than planned, so I picked this baby up at Mucho Burrito. Note to self: Stop getting burritos because they make me sick for 24 hours. Without fail.)

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Thursday: Hot Dogs (again, just didn’t feel like cooking. I ended up tearing off most of the bun since it was HUGE.)

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Friday: Chicken and veggie kabobs

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On tap for this week:

  • Monday: Portobello Pizzas
  • Tuesday: Quinoa ‘fried’ rice
  • Wednesday: Baked burritos
  • Thursday: baked chicken w/broccoli salad
  • Friday: Noodle Bowls

Now onto the exercise part of the post. I did AWESOME this week (with the exception of Thursday where I half-assed it at the gym. I was entirely too exhausted, but proud of myself for at least trying!)

Here’s what happened last week:

Sun, 4/21: CBC kix and strength circuits at home DONE

Mon, 4/22: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Workout A, 30 min run, 10 min row DONE

Tues, 4/23: 60 min run DONE

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Wed, 4/24: BBB Strength Workout B, 40 min spin, 10 min row 20 min spin DONE

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Thurs, 4/25: 40 min run, 20 min spin Full Body strength exercises, 15 min row DONE

Fri, 4/26: BBB Strength Workout C, 20-20-20 (spin, row, run) DONE

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On tap for this week:

Sun, 4/28: 1 hour hike with Tyler and the pups, full body strength/cardio at home

Mon, 4/29: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Workout A, 30 min run, 10 min row

Tues, 4/30: 60 min run

Wed, 5/1: BBB Strength Workout B, 20-20-20 (spin, row run)

Thurs, 5/2: 30 min spin, ab tabatas

Fri, 5/3: BBB Strength Workout C, 30 min run, 10 min row

Fingers crossed this new week of workouts gets me out of this bad mood slump!

Your Turn: Any exciting recent eats you’ve made at home? Favorite workout?? I wanna know!!

Exercise and Eats: Week of 4/22

Hey guys! We have been up to a lot of stuff over in this household over the past few days, which I am sure I will recap later. First, I think it’s important to get a meal and exercise plan going for the week. 

To recap last week for eats:

Monday: Broccoli Beef with Brown Rice

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Tuesday: Turkey Meatballs with Spinach Ravioli (originally planned for spaghetti squash, but the grocery store told me they didn’t carry it)

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Wednesday: Pulled Chicken and Veggie Quesadillas

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Thursday: Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Slaw

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Friday: Homemade Pizza

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On tap for this week:

  • Monday: Omelettes
  • Tuesday: Pulled Pork Tacos
  • Wednesday: Chicken Salad
  • Thursday: Hamburg Gravy
  • Friday: Steak and Veggie Kabobs 

Moving on.. EXERCISE. I was pretty on par with with I originally planned for last week’s workouts. I actually really pushed myself on the treadmill for my runs, and got my furthest distances and quicker paces! (I don’t consistently run, I do intervals).

Here’s what happened last week:

Sun, 4/14: At home workout (CBC kix and some TRX strength) DONE

Mon, 4/15: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Workout A, 30 min run, 10 min spin DONE

Tues, 4/16: 60 min run DONE

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Wed, 4/17: BBB Strength Workout B, 30 min spin, 10 min row DONE

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Thurs, 4/18: 40 min run, 10 min row, abs 10 min spin DONE

Fri, 4/19: BBB Strength Workout C, 20 min spin, 20 min run 10 min row DONE

Sat, 4/20: OFF

On tap for this week:

Sun, 4/21: CBC kix and strength circuits at home

Mon, 4/22: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Workout A, 30 min run, 10 min row

Tues, 4/23: 60 min run

Wed, 4/24: BBB Strength Workout B, 40 min spin, 10 min row

Thurs, 4/25: 40 min run, 20 min spin

Fri, 4/26: BBB Strength Workout C, 20-20-20 (spin, row, run)

Should be another good week for the books!!

Your Turn: Any exciting recent eats you’ve made at home? Favorite workout?? I wanna know!