This week was a little less stress free because I wrote a meal plan for the week on Sunday night. Each night we knew what we were eating and all of the dishes were simple to put together.
Monday - tortilla veggie and goat cheese pizzas
Tuesday - tempeh veg stir fry
Wednesday - spaghetti and salad
Thursday - grilled tuna & cheese melts
Friday - breakfast for dinner
Saturday - likely out
Sunday - Super Bowl snacks?
I also got back to Lifeforce Fitness on Wednesday night, which was fun. Highlights were 4 min of straight low squatting and 2 min full sit ups.
Last night's track workout was a fun strength builder. Tip: don't drink a beer and eat chips with your coworkers at 4 pm when you have to do speed work at 6. It could have been worse (I didn't yack or anything), but I wasn't feeling 100% as I blasted around the track.
The workout:10 min warm up, 10 min @ tempo pace, 10 x 300m @ mile pace w/ 100m jog in between, 10 min cool down.
I did the Winter Shape Up strength circuit Monday and Friday mornings and dang, I forget how good jumping lunges are (hello, sore rear)! But the hardest exercise by far is the plank w/ knee tuck - while balancing on L arm/R leg, tuck opposite knee and elbow in to touch x 10 (check out her photo in her workout). The balance factor makes it super tough.
Fashion Friday: It's been a while
During my run on Tuesday, I was reminded of one of the best bang for your buck running pieces: the vest!
I love that my cycling vest also doubles well for running.
The running vest keeps you warm without causing you to overheat. It gives you that extra layer of protection against the wind (or days you just feel too wimpy to head out in a long sleeve alone). And if it starts to rain, you won't be totally drenched. This vest from Novara has a mesh back panel and a nice big zipper pocket where I can stash gloves or fuel if I need to.
How has your week been? Is anyone making a fun recipe for Super Bowl Sunday? Mama Pea posted some fun recipes. I especially like the sound of pizza pockets or strawberry avocado salsa.
Something fun: Check out Katy Widrick's 28 Day Blog Challenge to update your blog layout, social media photos, update your bio, etc. There are so many things I would love to do to this here space. Someday...
For me, a lot of these updates (self hosting, switching to wordpress format, new header) feel overwhelming because I'm not tech or graphic design savvy, but would love to be. I am going to try to find some of the smaller items I can achieve during the month of February.