Saturday, September 22, 2012

Forgotten Recipes, Soccer, & A Party

I said last weekend that most of our time these days is spent playing soccer, swimming, and going to parties. Well, and then there is school and work of course.

Like a typical weekend, there was soccer and a party. I realized that I much prefer a daytime game/practice on the weekend compared to the evening practices. While it’s nice and warm here during the day, it gets quite chilly in the evenings. Last week, I wasn’t prepared and couldn’t wait to have some warm tea as soon as we got home.

Soccer fun
Birthday party

In an effort to mix our meals up a bit, I went through my recipe page and selected recipes I haven’t made in a while for this week’s menu:

Meal 1: Stuffed Zucchini with Mushrooms, Brown Rice & Tomatoes
Meal 2: Tomato, lentil, cilantro salad & grilled cheese sandwiches
Meal 3: Barley soup
Meal 4: Mini burgers with Mushroom Pepper Cheese sauce
Meal 5: Refrigerator finds/leftovers

Workouts have been a challenge lately. With the kid involved in sports a lot, it’s hard to find time for my own workouts. Plus, early morning workouts don’t fit into my schedule anymore, and they used to be my “insurance” to get my workouts in. But I’m determined to make my workouts a priority as I feel so much better when I work out. I have found that it works best if I get two longer workouts in on the weekend (sometimes I even do two workouts on one day on the weekends; for example a barre class and a hike, or an upper body weights workout and a hike). Here are my goals for this week:
  • 1 heavier weights workout
  • 1 HIIT workout
  • 2 barre classes
  • 1 long hike
We’ll see how it’ll go.

Questions: What’s on your menu this week? How do you make time for workouts when life gets busier than usual? 

Be well,