The day actually went by fairly quickly. That rarely happens, especially on a Friday.
After work I had an awesome work out. Squats, weights, and cardio.
Since it was a rainy, cool day, it had me longing for Fall.
I decided to get some Pumpkin Spice ale. Perfect way to unwind after a long, busy week, right?
Unfortunately, it tasted like tree bark.
I did make homemade cheese kale chips and those were awesome.
It rained and rained and rained.
I started off with a run on the tredmill upstairs then Marquis and I spent the day out shopping. We went to SO many different places and spent two hours alone in the mall. We shopped for a total of 7 hours.
One of our many stops was Clinique. It's free gift time, my favorite. If there is a Belk near you, get to it soon so you can get a free gift as well. I refilled on my face wash with my hot mess oily skin (seriously, I could fuel a car) and my Silvery Moon lipstick. Best $33 spent the whole day.
After Marq and I were both aching, we decided to pick up dinner and Redbox. Seriously, instead of working out at the gym, I should just spend days shopping - my legs were KILLING me after. I was exhausted. Talk about "shop until you drop".
We rented "The Host" and "Die Hard" and enjoyed popcorn with fun flavors to top it with. Those toppings are God's gift to dieters. I put them on chicken, veggies, eggs - anything. "The Host" was an awful movie. It was a bore and we only made it through 40 minutes of it. I was disappointed. "Die Hard" was good, as always. Lots of good action, humor, and twists. It is definitely worth a rent.
This morning I started off watching one of the best movies of all damn time, Scarface. I was feeling pretty bad ass after it so I hit the gym for spin class then weights. Then I was off to my Sunday Funday routine; grocery shopping, cleaning, and food prep.
I have really switched up my eating this week and I could not be more excited! I am pretty simple when it comes to food. I try to always eat healthy (I splurge 2-3 meals a week) so it can get expensive if I want to make different things for every breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and my in between snacks (I eat 5 small meals a day). I pick one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner, and my two snacks, and that is what I have for the week. I have been pretty regular over the past 4-5 weeks, basically sticking with the same things over and over so I am glad I finally ventured out.
My thinking bulb was extra bright on ideas!
Nutrition and Fitness Plan; Week of August 18th 2013
Meal 1: Spinach egg white wrap. (Spinach wrap with three egg whites, turkey bacon bites, and fresh spinach.)
Meal 2: Peanut Butter Protein Shake (1 scoop banana creme protein, 2 tablespoon Natural PB, and 1 cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Meal 3: Mexican Mix with a side of steamed veggies. (Extra lean ground turkey, low sodium taco seasoning, fat free refried beans and black beans all mixed together)
Meal 4: Oats and strawberries. (1/2 cup of oats mixed with frozen strawberries and Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)
Meal 5: Veggie Flatbread Pizza with a side of homemade Kale chips. (100 calorie whole wheat Flatbread topped with grated zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, and low fat feta)
- Sunday: 45 minute spin class + full upper body weight circuit (done)
- Monday: 20 minutes of lateral cardio + 45 minute spin class
- Tuesday: 15 minutes of later cardio, full upper body weight circuit, 10 minutes on the Elliptical
- Wednesday: Same workout as Monday
- Thursday: 10 minutes on the StairMaster, full upper body weight circuit, 15 minutes of lateral cardio
- Friday: 20 minutes of lateral cardio, full leg work out, 10 minutes on the Elliptical
- Saturday: OFF day or optional 45 minute run/walk at home tredmill