Hello, sunshiiiiiines! Soooo if you didn’t notice, I totally didn’t get a post up yesterday for Blogmas. I had time blocked out on Friday to schedule yesterday’s post, but Friday got interrupted and I just completely forgot! Oh well. On to the next!
ERMAGERD time for another meal plan and workout schedule! Last week FLEW, partly because LIFE. Partly because Preston and I got sick and I slept a solid 12 extra hours last week than normal 😉
I also didn’t get around to one of my meals from last week (because we were sick AND I forgot we had Preston’s office holiday dinner on Friday) so that’s getting tacked onto this week!
Quick update on last week:
Meals were ON POINT. I knew they would be (thanks, Rachael Ray.) EXCEPT I forgot just how HUGE her serving sizes are. I only made two of the four meals I planned. So we had leftovers to last us for freaking ever. But that made this week’s meal planning really easy since I already had supplies for two meals.
Workouts were only OKAY. (Womp, womp.) Sunday went as planned. Monday I was just LAZY. I didn’t follow my own advice, had my phone next to my pillow and just turned my alarm off in the morning without even realizing what was happening. I was ready to make up for it when I left work, but traffic decided to destroy me (SERIOUSLY, SACRAMENTO, WHAT IS UP WITH THE TRAFFIC THE LAST FEW WEEKS?!?!!?) and it took me an hour to get home (usually it’s about 20-25 mins so….) and I was just mad and tired and not up for it.
Tuesday was my first day with my new pre-workout. I followed every single piece of advice in this post, and it SO WORKED. (Good advice, Leslie.) I got out of bed immediately, got dressed immediately, mixed up my pre-workout immediately and then let myself watch YouTube videos while I stretched and drank my pre-workout. That workout was prob one of the best ones I’ve done in a LOOOOONG time and I felt so good and so motivated for the rest of the week.
Then I got sick. (BOOOOOOOOO.) To say I was mad would be…. an extreme understatement.
I couldn’t get anything done Wednesday, but by Thursday night I was feeling well enough to do a little something. My Thursday through Saturday workouts were short and somewhat lame, but I GOT THEM DONE. I was active. I made an effort. I did what I could to keep the routine going, to ease myself back into it. But I prioritized my HEALTH above all. (Isn’t that the whole point of working out anyway, folks?!?!)
So… it was a bummer.
BUT. I’m proud of last week and can’t remember the last time I felt SO INSANELY MOTIVATED to get a really good week of workouts in. I am there. It’s happening. It’s so on.
On that note – here’s my plan for the week!
By the way, even though it makes my OCD like twitch with discomfort, I am going to start making these plans Monday through Sunday… just makes more sense if I’m posting ON Sunday that I not include the day that I’m posting… right? Cool, cool.
Monday | long power walk with the pupster (this will be poor boyfriend’s first workout after a pretty sick week so we’re starting easy); I’ll try to squeeze in a 20 minute TIU video on my own
Tuesday | lower body resistance band workout (just bought a huge resistance band kit!)
Wednesday | long jog
Thursday | upper body resistance band workout
Friday | squats + lunges workout
Saturday | rest day + celebrate with the fam!
Sunday | boxing workout
Monday | swai + potato and corn saute
Tuesday | brussels sprouts + tofurkey sausages
Wednesday | pasta + meatless meatballs + salad
Thursday | tofu Thai red curry
Friday | pizza roll salad
Saturday | we’ll likely fill up on snacks and appetizers all day long, per my family’s traditional Christmas 😉
Sunday | holiday meal still TBD!