Happy Friday to you!
Thank you for all your kind comments on my Realizations post from yesterday. It’s good to know that we’re all in the same boat!
Today, I’m going to wrap up the week in food and fitness, share a quick dinner recipe with you and also give you a new leg circuit, so let’s get right into it.
I’m kind of getting bored of eggs. I need to find a new way to make them, maybe in muffin pans so that they’re fluffier? I’m not sure, but I find myself gagging them down most mornings. I added an Applegate Farm sausage to them one day and that seemed to help. I really like eggs in the morning because they hold me over so well, but I’ve been struggling. Suggestions welcome!
I had a lot of salads and I’m totally loving the Opa Greek Yogurt Ranch mixed with Franks as my dressing. There was also some Shakeology in rotation and snacks consisted of apples, almonds, pb, cottage cheese and cucumber. I used the same Opa dressing and hot sauce on top of my open-faced sandwich that I had for dinner one night.
It was super simple to throw together.
All you need is:
- 1 piece bread, I used Ezekiel
- 1 laughing cow cheese (or any cheese you prefer)
- toppings of your choice; I did jalapenos, sauteed onions and chicken
- Opa dressing + Franks
Spread the cheese on the bread, saute the onions, add your toppings, bake for 10-12 minutes (I popped into toaster oven), take out and top with dressing.
So easy, so delicious and perfectly satisfying.
Going into the week with a stocked kitchen and plan made for a good week! I need to keep the prepping going – when I skip doing that is when I fail. Hopefully I’ll have an hour or two to dedicate to grocery shop/meal plan and prep this Sunday.
Last night I enjoyed a cocktail with the girls and the wedge salad in above food collage. It was good to catch up and see my friend, Britnye, who’s in town from Colorado.
I left GNO early to head over and see Dan since he leaves for Chicago today. It was nice treat to see him during the week!
Another great week of workouts! I woke up sore after leg day and my upper body is tight from yesterday’s lift, too. It makes me feel like I’m actually working the muscle – I like it!
I was so happy to get back to live Turbo class earlier this week, as well as, do some TurboFire DVDs at home. That program will always hold my a special place in heart! Ashley and I knocked out TurboFire 40 on Wednesday and tonight I’m going to do the 55 minute DVD.
Other workouts included:
LIVE Turbo + Abs
FIX Dirty 30 + Elliptical Intervals
Lower Body Lift + TurboFire 40
Upper Body Lift + Abs
Friday: TurboFire 55
I’m getting a little bored with my current lifting routines and need to switch up anyway, so I created this leg workout and it was awesome!
I love adding the extra cardio bursts in there to really get my heart rate going. I used 20 pound dumbbells for this, but you can use whatever weight you’re comfortable with.
As mentioned in my post yesterday, I’m going to try to get better about not working out twice a day all the time and giving my body more time to recover. I may start incorporating active rest days and just jog outside or do PiYo.
The upper body workout I did yesterday was found taken from Popsugar and at first glance I didn’t think it’d be hard enough, but I can assure you – it was!
I loved this workout and will be including it next week in the rotation, as well!
How often to you change up your workout routine? Would you rather do upper or lower body? How good does that sandwich look?!
Have a great weekend, friends! I’m off to Columbus in the morning with my sister to visit my friend, Meghan!