My life has been so busy, it is so hard to blog during the week.
So let’s see!
This week’s dinner was BBQ lentil stew:
Monday- Chest/Tricep/Cardio at the gym
Tuesday- Core Work/ Leg Day at PT
Wednesday- 4 mile run! with some pain + Core work
Carbed it up for breakfast that morning with overnight oats in an empty almond butter jar
Thursday- More Leg and Core Work at PT
Although I didn’t love Questbars after the last time I tried them, there have been SO many instagram pics of the Cookies and Cream flavor so I decided to get a few at the Vitamin Shoppe. I actually really liked this one! There wasn’t a weird after taste and it was a good sweetness. I love how full they keep you, I don’t think I will start buying boxes of them but they don’t hurt every now and then.
Bicep, Back, Shoulder and Forearm + Core + 20 minute HIIT
followed by a yummy veggie burger at Houlihans which I forgot to snap a pic of (if I had to order veggie burgers it would be: Houstons, Grand Lux, then Houlihans)
Then after I dropped my friend off I had an intense craving for Fro-yo so I obviously had to listen to my body 😉
Saturday- Long RUN!! My PT gave me some dynamic stretches to warm up before I run, so I tried that. The first two miles was kinda painful/weird but then I was able to loosen up and finish the run. I am determined to run the More/Fitness Magazine half- so I need to try and get some long running in.
I annoyingly stopped my Garmin halfway through- so I have two pics 🙂
As you can see my pace is superrrr slow. But right now I am working on getting that mileage in not worrying about speed at all. After my run I re-fueled with my fav combo: oatmeal, raisins, almond butter, a banana, and a hard boiled egg:
I then had to get ready to run to the Bridal Shower that I helped throw for my friend.
After the shower I headed home, went out to dinner for yummy coal oven pizza (no pic) and a night on the town for a friend’s birthday.
I woke up too early and confused and not feeling so hot so I decided today would be a rest day. I actually didn’t really have one this week so I think it was important.
I headed to my fav store ever Trader Joes to get my goods for the week.
This weeks meal is a quinoa turkey chili. The batch came out big so I even had some for dinner tonight and will have it the rest of the week. I got the idea from Nut Butter Runner’s blog and made some tweaks for myself.
Recipe: Make a cup of quinoa on the side. I always use chicken broth to make the quinoa and give it more flavor. In a big skillet cook an onion, ground turkey, two red peppers, a can of diced tomatoes, and TJs cowboy salsa (a blend with corn, black beans, and salsa). After the quinoa is done add it to the skillet, throw in a small can of sliced black olives, and 5 swiss laughing cow creamy cheese wedges.
It is SO good! I just love trying so many different recipes each week!
After that I was hungry for lunch:
Two eggs, Broccoli, a laughing cow wedge and a TJs middle eastern flatbread.
I then headed to Target to buy two 10 pound weights. I have been meaning to do this, so I can keep up with my weight lifting even on days I get home a little later. There are only so many hours in a day- so on the days I want to lift and can’t get to the gym, I have these as a back up!
I then got a much needed mani (talk about rest day 😉 )
Then after dinner tonight I decided to bake for everyone at work. At my friend’s shower we gave these cookie jars out as the favor:
The recipe called for a stick and a half of butter so I used half of that and substituted the rest with applesauce!
It said it would made 2 dozen- hello 3 dozen instead haha! They are veryyy delicious and it was super easy because everything was all measured out for me!
Now I’m hanging- kinda feeling blah because I didn’t get to workout- but it is important to rest. It’s hard to make yourself do it, but I’m looking forward to my work at PT tomorrow and the busy week ahead.
Have a great night everyone, hopefully I will be able to check in during the week!
Next Sunday, I get to volunteer at the NYC Half- SO excited to see all the runners!!