Workouts + Meal Planning and Prep 3/22-3/28

This was one of those weeks that felt like it dragged on forever even though I only worked 4 days. Not sure why, but I think part of it is the anticipation of spring, spring break, and moving over the next few weeks. The food was nothing special (except eating at Flemings- that’s always amazing!) and the workouts didn’t involve any much running, so I feel like this recap won’t be very exciting. However, it’s helpful for me to have a place to document my workouts since I haven’t been using my usual training log lately. 

weekly recap

 Sunday: Rest, walked out to get lunch and Starbucks

Monday: 20 mins elliptical and strength workout

strength

Tuesday: 30 minutes swimming + PT

Wednesday: 10 minutes elliptical, Body Pump + PT (Ran 2.5 miles on Alter G at 80%)

Thursday: 15 minutes swimming and 20 minutes pool running + PT

Friday: 30 minutes easy yoga at home

Saturday: swimming/pool running + PT

I miss being able to share all my sunrise photos from my runs around the harbor! I mean, how many pictures of the pool can you really take?

weekly meal planning and food prep

Here’s what was on the menu for this past week:

Sunday: Homemade pizza with grilled chicken, broccoli, and spinach

Monday: Out! Celebrating house closing!

Tuesday: Chicken thighs, roasted red potatoes, green beans

Wednesday: Spaghetti squash, turkey meatballs, spinach

Thursday: Burgers, sweet potato fries, mixed veggies

Friday: Salmon, baked potatoes,asparagus

Saturday: Out

Breakfasts: Smoothies, eggs with veggies

Lunches: Salads with grilled chicken or steak and roasted veggies, leftovers

Snacks/Desserts/Other: Fruit, Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins, Coconut Flour Brownies

meal planning

Here is the prep I did:

-cooked turkey meatballs

-made spaghetti squash

-baked brownies

-cleaned and cut cucumbers, peppers, broccoli

-cooked steak

-roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli

-baked muffins

-Rob also grilled chicken, after this photo was taken:)

I’ll be joining Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers on Sunday for their meal planning link-up!

 How were your workouts last week?

Do you take photos to document your workouts?

How often do you go out to eat?

 

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20 thoughts on “Workouts + Meal Planning and Prep 3/22-3/28

    • It’s pretty crazy that your phone turns off so much! I mean, I guess Im not too surprised with how cold its been this winter.

  1. I was just thinking that I want to add spaghetti squash back into my rotation. I had just had too much of it and quit altogether but now I miss it! Glad you made the muffins! I’m going to try out some coconut macaroons this weekend. I don’t go out to eat often but it seems like when I do it happens 3 times in a week and then not for 3 months or something! This past week I was actually out 3 times, it was nice to have a cooking break!
    Michele @ paleorunningmomma recently posted…Week in Running and Yoga + Sleep TroubleMy Profile

    • Cooking breaks are so nice! I go through phases with butternut squash and spaghetti squash.I like that I can buy the butternut squash already cubed so that saves alot of time!

  2. I like to take pictures out in nature when I’m running, but I agree with you that inside workout photos can be kind of boring. I take them of my treadmill so I remember my time for writing in my training log, but no one wants to see all of those.
    I don’t go out to eat a lot – we usually try to save that for special occasions or when we’re out of town – but I go out for drinks a few times a month. I think part of it is since we live in such a small city we’ve been out almost everywhere – once we move we’ll go out more because of more variety!
    Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes recently posted…Reads and Recipes (March 28)My Profile

    • The few times I have run on a treadmill for my training I would take pictures also, just for memory purposes. When I run outside as long as I use my garmin all of that info is readily available!
      We don’t go out to eat much either, but with the move its been happening more lately. We ended up eating out for both lunch and dinner yesterday!

  3. It’s hard to get motivated to write in the training journal when you aren’t stoked on what you have to enter… But awesome job on all the cross training! I’m totally guilty of posting Garmin/running shoes pictures after my workouts. They probably get really boring!
    Hilary recently posted…Where did March go?My Profile

    • I like the garmin/shoe pics too but I know they’re not for everyone! And I feel like when I don’t have other pics to share along with training stats it adds something other than words to the post:)

    • It is a great way to start out the week! Especially when I know Ill have limited time throughout the week for cooking.

  4. Sometimes I will just write a few things down in my notes app about how I feel right after my workouts. When I look back on them I sometimes forget how tired I was, so it’s nice to have those notes! We go out to eat once a week usually as a weekend treat. I love to cook healthy meals during the week and then do some splurging on the weekends :)

    • Thats a good idea to track how you feel in your notes app!
      We are usually the same way with cooking during the week and a meal out on the weekends. Lately we have gone out more as we have been running around doing errands for our upcoming move!

  5. I’m seriously so impressed with how you’ve been swimming so consistently. It motivates me to possibly take it up this summer. Great cross-training. I’ve been running too early for pretty sunrise pictures. That’s sad for a lot of reasons (mainly lack of sleep ha).
    Emily @My Healthyish Life recently posted…Workouts 3/22 – 3/28My Profile

    • Hopefully soon the sun will be coming up early enough for you to see it on your runs! Swimming is definitely great cross training…there are plenty of things that are annoying about it but I am glad I am sort of getting the hang of it:)

    • I’m sure eating out all the time gets old really fast! I know when I am away and eat out alot I can’t wait to get back to home cooked meals.

    • Thanks! The pool hasn’t been too bad. It just seems like there is alot involved to make those workouts happen!

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