Hi friends! Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. We’ve gotten a lot accomplished, both around the house and with our respective work stuff (the Pilot is getting his Master’s and I had some deadlines for tomorrow) and spending time as a family.
Last week was a huge miss on the dinners front. Since we got back from our Tucson trip Monday night and Liv started school Tuesday, I never had time to make a full grocery trip. Usually it was a quick 10-minute stop on the way somewhere to grab the bare essentials. (Which, if you follow me on Snapchat, included wine and plantain chips haha.) I think we only had one home-cooked meal? Then it was Rancho’s, Postmates, Pizza, and Liv had hot lunch at school twice. Needless to say, we’re back in the swing of things and I’m excited to get a full week’s of groceries and actually plan for the dinners.
Since we were takeout monsters last week (aka dinners weren’t worth writing about), here’s what I did for fitness:
(RBF = resting barre face)
Sunday: OFF (in Tucson)
Monday: OFF (Travel day)
Tuesday: AM Squatember workout, PM teach barre
Wednesday: Teach spin
Thursday: AM upper body workout (testing PBB advanced), PM teach hot barre
Saturday: 30 minutes of BODYPUMP from the new release (I think it launches in October? I have no clue since I haven’t taught in so long. Love having the new tracks to practice, though)
What I liked about it:
-I feel like it was a pretty nice mix of strength and cardio considering our roadtrip and transition back to school and into our usual routine
– I loved (and kind of hated haha) doing the Squatember workout again. Each time I find that it’s easier to work through the moves, and I can feel myself getting stronger.
What could have been better:
-Usually I wouldn’t work the same muscle groups in a row (Thursday and Friday). I feel like it’s a little tricky to plan with OTF because you never know what exercises you’ll be doing. I feel like we always do triceps and legs, but it’s not enough to fully fatigue those muscles, so consecutive days is really NBD. I do wish they had set muscle group splits for each day.
-I really want to get back into a solid yoga practice, but haven’t been able to make it a priority. I’ve also been wanting to make it back to a CORE40 class! My hand is way stronger, so I think I could make it through, but with my teaching schedule + Orangethoeory, it might be overkill. I feel like I could make time for yoga at home, but I just need to do it.
Here’s what’s on the menu this week:
Grilled chicken salad with sweet potato
Brittany’s Mediterranean Lentil Salad (I’ll share the recipe this week!)
Sriracha Tuna salad (going to copy the Trader Joe’s one)
Almond butter and fruit
Chicken Fajita Roll-ups with brown rice
Spicy shrimp with cauliflower mash (and potatoes for the 1/2 of our family who despises cauli) and garlicky kale
Turkey meatballs with pasta (and zucchini noodles)
Date night! (on date nights, we’ll either order Pizza Port for Livi and our babysitter or make mac n’ cheese with broccoli; her two faves)
So, tell me friends: what’s on the menu this week? Are you trying any new fitness classes or workouts?
Here’s the Squatember workout if you want to give it a whirl. 😉
Remembering those who were affected by the tragic events of 9/11. You are in my heart and prayers, today and always.