What an absolutely fantastic (and busy) Saturday it was!
My poor dood (bf aka dood) had to have mouth surgery yesterday so I had to take care of him and make sure he was comfy cozy. I had to grocery shop to make sure im ready for my meal plan for the week (as always will be posted tomorrow), take the dog to the vet to start chemo, hit the gym, cook dinner and the nerd in me also had to play Star Wars with my friends. Whew. Im wiped!
I had quite the intense workout today. I did start off my day with a short walk outside because it was so nice out I had to take advantage. While the bf was in a drug induced sleep coma I thought it’d be best for me to walk instead of being stir-crazy and making a bunch of noise. After I took Mr. Azi McGrumpy Puppy to the vet I hit the gym and had a pretty intense workout!
Sasha is the fuzzy white one with Yoda ears and Azi McGrumpy Puppy is the black one
I have to get Flash installed on my computer..had to reboot the whole thing because it’s still not cooperating with me so sadly I cant simplify my workout with my usual collages. I will just have to list it!
- 5 minute warm up jog
- 12 corner squats 25#
- 10 squats with dumbell arm raise 20# (left & right side)
- 20 Squats with disc weight pull up 25#
- 10 Bosu ball burpees
- repeat 3x
(I did slack off on the 3rd round with disc weight since my knee hurt)
Finished up weight training with planks on a medicine ball and sit ups
Then it was on to cardio!!
Week 7 Day 2 of C25K Warm up 5 minutes – 25 minutes of running – 5 minutes cooldown
Running has never been my thing so this has continued to be a challenge. I could easily give up and say running just stinks..but I have 1 week left to say I completed something I never thought I would. The entire time I run it’s a constant barrage of positive self talk.
“You got this..you’ve done it before..”
“Focus on 5 minutes increments..you can do 5 minutes”
“10 minutes left..you’ve done that before!”
I never self bash when im running or even when im working out. Why put myself through it if I dislike myself? I have completely adopted the fact of if you wouldn’t say it to a friend..don’t say it to yourself. It seems so simple but it’s a necessary tool!
After C25K I did 15 minutes on the elliptical to cool down a bit
Totally rocked this workout!
Then it was time for a well deserved smoothie…
1 cup light soymilk, 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup peaches, 1/2 cup cherries, 1/2 cup spinach, 1 whole carrot (I shredded mine first)
Blend that baby up! It doesn’t sound tempting but it was really delicious!
Dinner was more delicious though so I definitely have to share that recipe
- 1 whole zucchini
- grilled vegetables (peppers, squash, onion, mushrooms)
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 oz chicken breast (all i had left pre-cooked haha)
- cherry tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
These are all items I already had in my fridge so this was one awesome throw-together meal. I already had pre-cooked chicken, pre-grilled vegetables. All I had to do was use my trusy vegetable noodle maker for the zucchini.
I melted the coconut oil in a saute pan and added the noodle-fied zucchini and garlic and tossed until soft
Then I cubed up my chicken and tossed that in with the grilled vegetables
Once it was all nice and hot I added the Parmesan so it can get nice and melty! Lastly I added the capers instead of adding salt.
Absolutely delicious. I could probably live on this everyday..
Well mostly everyday..sometimes I’ll need pizza.
Well that was my Saturday! Hope you had a health-filled weekend!
Don’t eat too much brunch tomorrow! Happy Easter