Tues – 30 minutes on the elliptical.
Wed – Upper-body strength training.
Thurs – 30 minutes on the elliptical.
During the last stage of my lifting program, I added a day of upper-body work, which I’m continuing through the program’s fourth stage. I switched it up a little and now do 3 sets of 8 reps of:
Once again, I tried to alternate push and pull exercises, but any suggestions/critiques would be greatly appreciated!
Eats – Birthday Edition!
Because it was my birthday on Wednesday (25 years old, woop woop!), I was fortunate to eat many delicious things.
1) Cue shitty restaurant photo – pan seared barramundi and veggie burger.
The barramundi was served with cockles (bivalves), malanga (root vegetable), bell peppers, mushrooms, roasted cauliflower, cilantro, and mint. The veggie burger was topped with pickles, avocado, bacon, tomato, cheese, a sunny-side-up egg and “Kaya sauce” (sriracha + mayo). I had never heard of barramundi before, but Michelle had recently written about it, so it was a very fun coincidence indeed.
The best part? I had hella coupons so this was FREE.
2) Homemade ice cream. Am I insane, or does anyone else remember seasonal flavors of ice cream, like gingerbread, eggnog, and peppermint?
My husband had never heard of gingerbread ice cream before, but I insisted (and continue to insist) that it used to be in grocery stores over the holidays. Why isn’t it everywhere? People love seasonal flavored stuff.
Anyway, since Chris is a wonderful, wonderful husband, he borrowed an ice cream maker from a friend, lugged it home on the bus, and whipped up a batch of vanilla ice cream that was so rich, creamy, and subtly sweet…with crumbled gingersnaps stirred into it. Heavenly. Oh my goodness.
3) Curried cabbage + soy chicken + couscous.
Because cabbage can smell so strongly, I ate this in my office as quickly as I could. Regardless, I heard someone walk past my door saying, “It smells like cabbage!” and I totally confessed. Allie and I were chatting about how our coworkers are used to us bringing in food that looks and smells insane, but I still get a little self-conscious.
Thank you SO much for all of the amazing comments, suggestions, and tips on my post about meal planning. Since starting school, I can definitely use any help I can get. My plan for this weekend is to spend a solid stretch of time in the kitchen on Sunday, preparing enough food to get me through breakfasts, lunches, and a few dinners over the next week. I hope I have enough plastic containers?
Any advice for my upper-body workout?
Do your coworkers think you’re crazy during lunch time?