Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekly Meals and Workouts

We have had a good weekend with lots of playtime and fun so far.

The highlight of last week’s meals was the leek potato soup. Unfortunately there is no photo. In the comments, Mimi asked me for the recipe, and I wrote it down in my reply to her. It’s actually a “no recipe,” but the sweet potatoes made the soup really tasty. Whenever I made leek and potato soup in the past, I used regular potatoes. The sweet potatoes gave it a subtle sweetness, and the soup didn’t taste too “oniony.”

Leek Potato Soup comment

Now on to this week’s meals:

Meal 1: Salmon and a salad.

Meal 2: Veggie chickpea stew – I love this simple stew, especially all the dill in it.

Meal 3: Grilled cheese sandwiches with sautéed onions and mushrooms in the middle. Veggies and hummus.

Meal 4: Spaghetti and meatballs – the toddler kid has asked for this for weeks.

Meal 5: Tofu/veggie stir fry and brown rice.

As far as my workouts go, I did everything except a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout. But I did do two extra barre classes. I purchased several Groupons lately, which have made barre classes much more affordable. And since it’s such an intense workout, it’s really a good idea to do it regularly as otherwise class is all but impossible… Plus, if I do barre workouts regularly my low back pain is completely gone.

Here is what I have planned for this week:
  • 2 barre classes
  • Jackie Warner Power Circuit Training DVD – I really like this workout. The 40 minute workout is quite challenging and really works your whole body (it’s also broken up into body parts if you want to do only part(s) of it). Since it’s going to be another busy week, an at-home workout is just what I need.
  • Weights at the gym
  • HIIT – I’ll really try to do it this week! Smile 
Questions: What was the highlight of your weekend? What’s on your menu this week? What workouts do you have planned?

Be well,