Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly Meals and Exercise

My weekend was filled with lots of work but also lots of playtime. There was a beer walk as well as time at Happy Hollow.

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Now on to this week’s meals:

Meal 1: Roasted cabbage with lemon (I saw this on Tami’s blog and it looks delicious; I roast so many veggies, but I have never roasted cabbage for some reason) & salmon salad with lots of lemon juice, a little wasabi mayo and capers on a bed of lettuce
Meal 2: Turkey meatballs with tomato sauce, a salad, & pasta for the boys
Meal 3: Veggie stir fry with tofu & lots of cucumbers and peppers to dip in homemade (by my mother-in-law) doenjang (Korean fermented bean paste)
Meal 4: Salad with roasted veggies and poached eggs
Meal 5: Leftovers and other refrigerator finds

Exercise Thoughts

I’m pretty happy with my workouts overall, and planning helps me to stay focused. During the week, I recently find myself often very short on time, and all I can fit in is a short yoga session or a short DVD (like the 30 Day Shred) at home. I truly believe doing something is better than doing nothing, and I have been able to “make up” for any shortened workouts on the weekends. Looking ahead, I know that I need a more structured plan (to avoid getting stuck in a rut, especially when it comes to lifting weights), and I’ll be looking at various exercise plans over the next few weeks. For now, here is what I have planned for this week:
  • 1 barre class
  • 2 heavy(er) weight sessions
  • 1 long(er) cardio workout
  • 2 HIIT sessions
Questions: What’s on your menu this week? How do you plan your workouts? Do you follow a structured plan (put together by a trainer, from a book, online, etc.), or do you put it together yourself? How do you prevent getting stuck in an “exercise rut?” 

Be well,