Monday, January 9, 2012

Back to Planning: Meals and Workouts

It was a beautiful weekend, and we got plenty of outdoor playtime in and also had some good friends over for dinner. Overall, we had a good, low-key weekend that was unfortunately over way too quickly…

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Life is busy again, and it’s more essential than ever to plan our meals:

Meal 1: Leek and potato soup with Greek yogurt.
Meal 2: Ziti pasta with a simple, homemade tomato sauce – I found some long ziti pasta (the length of spaghetti) and it brought back lots of childhood memories as this was one of my favorite meals when I was little. It’s funny to me how much the pasta shape (and length) can influence the taste of a pasta dish (it’s NOT the same with short ziti or penne). Can’t wait for this meal! We’ll also have a salad.
Meal 3: Salmon cakes & a salad.
Meal 4: Pizza – I’ll take a shortcut with Trader Joe’s pizza dough. Toppings: Sautéed onions, mushrooms, & brie cheese. As an appetizer: hummus with carrot sticks and celery for dipping.
Meal 5: Leftovers and other “refrigerator finds.”

And now on to my workouts:
  • 2 Dailey Method workouts (I’ll probably take one class and do the DVD the other time)
  • HIIT workout
  • 2 weight workouts
  • Long(er) cardio
I’m still tracking most of my workouts on Daily Mile. I like looking back at my workouts and keeping myself accountable. For those who are looking for a simple way to keep track of workouts (and interact with others if they like), I recommend the site.

Questions: What’s on your menu this week? What meal are you looking forward to the most? What’s your favorite pasta shape? What workouts do you have planned?
Be well,