Sunday, January 29, 2012

Weekend Fun and Weekly Meals and Exercise

We had some fun at the Children’s Discovery Museum, a place the kid still loves and can’t get enough of.

I had planned to post the recipe for the chicken cilantro dumplings by now, but there were no pictures, so I decided to do it another time. I basically followed this recipe for mandu (that hubby made with the “then still a toddler” last year), but I used ground, organic chicken instead of the beef and pork, and I also added cilantro and adjusted the other ingredients slightly. I didn’t make the dumplings with the kid, but looking at the pics on hubby’s blog made me realize that we’ll have to do it again as a family! Here are three of the many pics he posted last year

On to this week’s meals:

Meal 1: Black bean quesadillas with guacamole and a salad
Meal 2: Veggie tofu stir fry and brown rice
Meal 3: Quinoa with roasted veggies, topped with poached eggs
Meal 4: Pureed vegetable soup
Meal 5: Leftovers and “refrigerator finds”

Now on to my weekly exercise. I took four barre classes last week, and they were all very tough and great workouts (I had several Groupons, etc., which made them more affordable). But I know that I have to focus a bit more on high intensity cardio. I did an interval workout on the elliptical, and I ended up feeling very nauseous afterward. I definitely want to increase my cardio fitness in the next few weeks. I also want to do some more workouts with heavier free weights. So here are my workout plans:
  • 1 barre class
  • 2 weight sessions
  • 2 HIIT workouts
  • Longer cardio (hope I’ll be able to fit a long hike into my schedule)
Questions: What was the highlight of your weekend? What was the best thing you ate last week? What’s on your menu this week? What workouts do you have planned? 

Be well,