Since I was a slacker on Thursday, I have some pics and recipes for you, so get ready to read.
Since I really didn’t cover anything from this week, I’ll start with Tuesday. Monday was just a catch-up day and so I didn’t think to take pictures, and I honestly can’t even remember what we ate.
We’ve been eating a lot of chicken, so for lunch on Tuesday I had a spinach salad with chicken, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, feta cheese and some Newman’s Own dressing- sesame ginger.
After work and after putting Tyler to bed, we decided to grill out and enjoy our patio. Here’s a pic of us being big dorks and “cheers”-ing with my glass of wine and his whiskey:
Hubby did the grilling- made some chicken breasts with chipotle seasoning and some asparagus on the side (later some cherry tomatoes were added).
No we did not eat 8 chicken breasts for supper. We each only had one and then cut up all the rest and put in little containers to freeze. That makes it so easy during the week to pull out a container and have chicken for salads, tacos, quesadillas, etc.
Wednesday morning: 2 farm fresh eggs, scrambled
Wednesday lunch: aforementioned chicken quesadilla with black beans and cheese. I used a spinach tortilla used for wraps and just folded it in half to make the quesadilla.
Wednesday supper: spinach salad with chicken, black beans, shredded cheese and then after picture I covered it all in salsa and plain Greek yogurt
Thursday morning started with an early morning workout. I didn’t have a bunch of time, so I squeezed in a full body superset workout after a quick 10 minute run on the treadmill. The way it works is I did 10 reps of the first exercise and 10 reps of the next exercise, then I repeated that 2 more times before moving on to the next set of exercises. So 3 sets of each combination.
|Overhead Squats||10 reps|
|Alternating Shoulder Press w/ dumbbells||10 reps/each side|
|Deadlift w/ Row||10 reps|
|Lat Pulldown||10 reps|
|Alternating Hammer Curl||10 reps/side|
|Triceps Dips on bench||10 reps|
|Walking Lunges w/Oblique Twist||10 reps/side|
|Med Ball Oblique Twist w/feet up||25 reps/side|
Google the moves if you haven’t heard of them. It’s a decent full body workout, but I left out the chest exercises. I don’t really ever work the pecs because everything I do during the day is out in front of me, so I try to focus on my upper back to balance things out. If you notice you have rounded shoulders or a slumped forward posture, that’s a pretty good indicator that you have either very tight pecs or over-developed pec muscles, as well as a week upper back.
After the workout I rushed home and made a quick protein smoothie. Protein powder, blueberries, strawberries, coconut milk, plain Greek yogurt, chia seeds and spinach.
The reason I was in such a hurry was that hubby had to take off. He had to get to the airport because it was his turn to go to Vegas. His friend Dru is getting married next month, so he went down to celebrate with him until today. So Tyler and I hung out for awhile on Thursday, just snacking on the floor (check out his sweet new muscle shirt).
That didn’t last long though, since I called in the big guns to help out… I called Grandma for help.
I knew I had a crazy Friday and Saturday in the clinic, plus I had to play softball Thursday night and ump until 11-something at night, so it worked out nicely to have her come hang out with Tyler.
Friday morning I made myself a quick egg open-faced sandwich with whole wheat toast, one egg, and a piece of pepperjack cheese.
Very quick lunch of a chicken salad- same one as Tuesday.
After a crazy day in the clinic, I headed home for some R and R on the patio after playing with Tyler and putting him to bed. My brother’s girlfriend Mollie had stopped in town so along with my mom, the three of us enjoyed some Corona’s and Breadeaux Pizza. Thin crust supreme (with the mushrooms and black olives picked off for me).
And thus ends Part One. Look for another post tonight with some absolutely DE-lish recipes!