Hiiiiiiiiii, internet friends! Sorry for the very long radio silence, I was starting to get super stressed and overwhelmed. As much as blogging tends to help me deal with all that, imposing deadlines for getting posts up does NOT help me deal. So I decided to take a few days off and focus on relaxing and playing and taking care of myself 🙂 It was so needed and incredibly wonderful. The three day weekend and getting enough work done last week to put it out of my mind as much as possible didn’t hurt either 😉 All rejuvenated now!
But I’ve got a handful of posts that are partially done that I meant to get up the last few days, so I’m just going to start throwing them up over the next week or so as I get them done!
For starters, let’s get that weekly workout and menu plan posted since it is Tuesday and I’m already a couple days into this 😉
Monday | stretch + relax
Tuesday | Pilates (I’m taking a lunch time class!)
Wednesday | easy jog
Thursday | strength training
Friday | rest day
Saturday | yoga
Sunday | jog + strength training
My workouts are a little light and on the unsure side right now because Preston and I did a serious hike this weekend and we’re hurting from it. I’m signed up for a lunch time Pilates class today which will be awesome but might take its toll on my already sore self 😉 so it’s yoga and walks and light jogging until we feel up for something more strenuous, but we’d really like to get a couple good strength training days in! Hopefully TRX and Squats + Lunges.
** Creamy Corn + Spicy Sausage Pasta (already made it and it was FANTASTIC! Picture at the top of the post. I used Tofurkey sausage, TJ’s cream cheese instead of mascarpone, and 2 T sriracha instead of the chilli paste)
** Spanish-Style Snapper w/ Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (yep, I’m officially putting fish on the weekly menu posts! though I plan to provide vegan options of everything because I seriously think vegan menu plans are way too hard to find) | to veganize: Just use tofu or tempeh instead of the fish!
** Chicken (Tempeh) in a Horseradish Pan Sauce w/ Orange Herbed Couscous | to veganize: Use tempeh instead of chicken, vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, and coconut milk or non-dairy creamer instead of half-and-half
** Pizza Roll Salad