Yesterday was the first day I haven’t blogged in about two weeks. It was for good reason as I met some grad school friends for dinner and conversation. It was a fun night and by the time I got home, I was ready for bed!
The next couple of days are going to be busy busy, so I might not have time to check in for awhile. Here’s a few meals and workouts to hold you over until then.
Toast and peanut butter made my tummy happy Wednesday morning after a heavy strength workout. I was feeling indulgent, so I toasted up some coconut and sprinkled it on top.
Pizza and salad are one of those perfect combinations. As a mid-day meal, this hit the spot and cheered up my day.
Knowing I wanted to have two Bertucci’s rolls, I chose the soup and salad combination to keep things on the light side. It was delicious and completely filling.
Thursday morning, I quickly scrambled an egg, egg white, and two tablespoons of cottage cheese. Honey wheat toast and a bowl of fruit perfectly complemented the eggs.
A veggie and brown rice stir fry tossed with some more of those chicken meatballs came together to form an excellent lunch. With a little teriyaki marinade drizzled on top, there was a collection of flavors.
Dinner seems a little carb heavy. I had a grilled piece of tilapia with cajun seasoning, broccoli, peppers, and some whole wheat pasta sprinkled with cheese on top.
As for workouts, Wednesday ended up being solely strength, leaving me quite sore even two days later. I went through my regular barbell workout, performing each move in sets of 10-10-8-8-6-6-4-4. By the end, my muscles were tired and it was time to go.
I went for a cardio heavy workout on Wednesday by starting on the treadmill for 25 minutes for a run. Seeing that the pool was somewhat empty, I rushed down and hopped in for a swim. My muscles were nice and surprised since I haven’t been able to swim in a long time, but it felt good and refreshing to be back at it. My hope is that I can get into the pool at least once a week, hopefully twice. The elliptical and bike don’t provide me enough of a workout anymore and I can’t run every single day and keep healthy legs. Swimming really helped me cross train, especially when combined with strength training, and I’d love to keep going.