Hey friends. Hope you all had a nice weekend! Mine was busy busy as always but today I am taking it easy and getting my meals prepped for this week and doing some much needed laundry.
I have Friday off this week (yahooo) to head to Kingston for some wedding related things. I have to meet our decorator and check out the restaurant that we want to have for our rehearsal dinner. Can you believe tomorrow is exactly 8 months until our big day! Eeee. After Kingston I am going to Cornwall with my parents (who are meeting me in Kingston) and I am staying there for the weekend. I have a 5km race on Saturday and then birthday celebrations for my sister.
I am all about the veggies this week and clean eating [you'll read more about this later on in the post]. My meals are always aimed at being easy and grab and go style because I know I will be working late for most of this week. There’s nothing worst then getting home at 7pm and making a complex dinner and still find time to workout. So the easier the better.
Last week Recap
Workouts were pretty good last week! I actually made it to some classes and I had a great time. Jillian Michael’s Body Shred class is really intense. It is non stop circuits for 30 mins. I was sweating pretty good by the end of it! After that class I did the Awesome Abs class which was OK but I wasn’t completely sold. I didn’t feel like there was a lot of direction and I was watching the person next to me for most of the class.
(Sister and I at a 5km in May.. another on Saturday together :) )
Monday: 20 min run, legs
Tuesday: Morning 5km Run
Wednesday: 20 min run, arm and core
Thursday: 35 min eliptical and 15 min run
Friday: 6:45am Hatha Class
Saturday: 5km Heather Saaltink Memorial Run
Meal Plan (dinners)
Monday: Mushroom Lentil and Kale Soup (recipe up on Wednesday)
Tuesday: Dinner at Fresh with Amy and Davida
Wednesday: Baked tofu and spinach salad
Thursday: Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Chili
Friday: Road trip (packed dinner)
Saturday: Home cooked birthday dinner for my sister
Sunday: Hummus and veggies
Goal – So I have been eating a lot bread and pasta lately. For a snack I’ll make a piece of toast with peanut butter or I’ll add pasta to my soup because I have a craving. I think it’s because I’ve increased my workouts. They aren’t the devil but I need a break from them. I’ve also been pretty discouraged with my scale lately. I’ve been working out and eating right and the number is going up rather than down. SO clearly something needs to change. I know muscle mass is heavier than fat but I am still feeling beat.
So this week I am eliminating breads, pastas, cereals, etc. from my diet. I’m going to keep eating oats in the morning, but that’s about it. I am going be eating lots of salads, veggies, and soups (like I don’t already) and see if there are any changes.
What are your favourite post workout snacks? I need some variety.. and maybe the snacks I’m having now aren’t helping me?!