Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Last week's workouts (+ a recipe)


I missed two days of working out during Madeline's birthday week with various errands and such, especially since my sister and law and her fiancĂ© were in town from San Francisco and we were trying to spend as much time with them as possible. I also really let my meal plan slide with the celebrations so last week was the week to get back on track. 

Monday - Upper Body Extreme
Tuesday - Barre Legs and 10 min hardcore 
Wednesday - Total Body Cardio Fix 
Thursday - Dirty 30 + 10 min abs
Friday - Cize 
Saturday - Beachbody on Demand barre 
Sunday - family walk

Find 21 Day Fix here, 21 Day Fix Extreme here, Cize here, or get them all and more as part of Beachbody on Demand here. 

I made it through my workouts every day but it wasn't always easy. On Friday, I had a doctor's appointment at the time I usually workout so I had to do it during Madeline's afternoon nap and then squeeze in another shower before dinner. Then on Saturday, she woke up before I finished my work out. In fact, I had just finished working my right glute but hadn't started my left yet. She was grumpy and needed some mom cuddles but I did go back and finish my last 10 minutes in the afternoon. Can't have a lopsided fanny for the summer!

This is one of my favorite quotes about priorities and it really holds true in everything in life but I try to keep it in mind in regards to fitness especially. We are all busy so saying you "don't have time" is really just saying "it isn't important to me." Our priorities are what we make them.



One of my favorite one-dish meals is this chicken with green beans and bacon skillet from Skinnytaste. It's really flavorful and I so appreciate the crunch the bacon adds. I'm also a big fan of anything that only dirties one dish. I served it with a small piece of garlic bread this time because we were seriously craving carbs. One tip I have for enjoying your carbs in an appropriate portion is to cut up a baguette and freeze it in small 3-4 inch sections. I usually do this if I have any left when making a crostini-style appetizer or with the bread they give you at Panera. Then, I just take one piece out of the freezer, pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds so it is soft enough to cut in half, prepare the garlic bread and then pop in the oven until crisp. This makes just one serving of bread each for me and Corey so we can enjoy a favorite without overdoing it.

Have a great day!

4 comments:

  1. That's great idea about the baguette! I'm such a carbs and sweets person and I've been cutting out carbs at 3p everyday. Some days, I really really want something, though, so I may implement that idea! And Skinnytaste is amazing. I make one of her recipes almost every night!

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  2. Fun post to read! My husband would probably be nodding his head in agreement with every word you said. He in the biggest fitness nut I know, and he gets so irritated when people tell him that he's only in shape because he has good genes. It's not that at all though - he finds time every single day, even if it's only for 20 minutes, to workout in some form or fashion. Like you said, if it's important to you, you'll find a way!

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  3. Your workout schedule is inspiring! And that meal looks delicious!!

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