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Back to Meal Planning + Last Week’s Workouts

I am back in Charlotte and it felt like a giant exhale to walk into my front door this afternoon. Being away, especially in times of grief/pain, definitely gives you a renewed appreciation for not only life but all the small things in life we have to be grateful for. I am really looking forward to being back into my regular routine this week.

One part of my regular routine that I’m most looking forward to getting back into the swing of is menu planning. I feel like it’s been several weeks since I’ve done it and after four days of eating on the go, I’m like, “give me all the sweet potatoes/cashew butter/salads/quinoa/salmon/etc.”

Here’s what’s on deck.

Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

(Deconstructed Sushi Bowl)

Meal Plan Week of 12/11

Sunday: Seared salmon over sweet potato and chickpea salad with a spiced date vinaigrette

Monday: Slow cooker sweet potato chili with cornbread (I may do a salad on the side but only if I don’t eat one for lunch)

Tuesday: Kale pesto cavatelli with crispy brussels and sundried tomatoes and sliced pan-seared chicken breasts

Wednesday: Ahi tuna deconstructed sushi bowls

Thursday: Tofu bahn mi sandwiches with kimchi mayonnaise (I’ll probably do homemade sweet potato fries on the side)

Friday: Leftovers or Postmates. Maybe date night in but only if I feel like cooking. 😛

Oldsmar Florida Bayfront

(Florida run scenery)

Last Week’s Workouts

Monday: 4.8 miles at 8:22 pace…cold, rainy and perfect but I did almost get hit by a car. UGH to dark, winter running.

Tuesday: Hot yoga

Wednesday: 3.5 mile Aaptiv treadmill hill sprint workout (so hard) + strength

Warmup set x3 (video here):
15 incline chest to bar pushups
20 landmine alternating single arm push press
20 landmine alternating reverse lunges
20 resistance band standing rows

Squat set x3:
20 two-step side shuffles with mini-band above knees
15 back squats with mini-band above knees (75#)
10 overhand grip pull ups
20 supine toes to bar

Deadlift set x3:
15 romanian deadlifts (75#)
10 barbell floor press (75#)

Thursday: Hot yoga class at HEAT Yoga in Clearwater

Friday: My first OrangeTheory Fitness class! Review soon. 🙂

Saturday: 5 mile run at 8:19 pace

Sunday: 3.5 mile run at 8:52 pace + hot yoga at Y2

That wraps it up. I’m off to cook Sunday dinner.

What’s your favorite thing about your regular routine?

What are you most excited about on your menu plan for next week?

Best workout last week?

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 12, 2016, 4:12 am

    Loving your ahi tuna sushi bowl! It totally caught my eye. So pretty and I’m sure it’s delicious!

    – Charmaine

  • tara December 12, 2016, 12:55 pm

    doesnt it always feel crazy after traveling ? i do like my routine !
    this week im eating chili i made on sunday night. i put some italian sausage in and put some avocado on top. why have i never thought of that before ??

  • Mila December 12, 2016, 1:11 pm

    My best workout was the Santa Runs Tacoma half marathon this Saturday! I’ve got a race recap up on my blog at http://www.fromheartothere.net

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