Finn is with his dad this on this Fourth of July weekend and it is the first weekend since March that I haven’t had yoga teacher training (taking modules for my 300-hour or teaching a 200-hour) when I don’t have Finn. I love taking and teaching YTT, and it’s been especially helpful in recent months to have something growth-oriented to focus my brain on, but I’m enjoying a break from it and some downtime this weekend.
So…let’s talk workouts. I used to semi-regularly share my weekly workouts in blog posts but have fallen away from doing that since Finn joined the party (because so much about life and working out changed…haha).
At the beginning of Safer at Home, I felt like I was working out more than I had since before I was pregnant with Finn. I was teaching four virtual yoga classes every week and doing the practice with them (which I NEVER do when I teach in person), two strength classes and getting out for tons of walks. I was also filming workouts for my on-demand page.
Well, my motivation has waned over the last 4-6 weeks and lately I’ve mostly been walking. I know that I am not alone in my motivation struggles as I have seen numbers for virtual classes dwindle as the weeks and months tick by and I’ve had many conversations with friends and students about how much their workouts and yoga practices have changed since gyms and studios have remained closed.
After going two weeks without picking up a weight and five days without working out, I decided I was ready to kick it up a notch this week and it felt really good. I got in some yoga practices, runs and strength workouts. Once I finish up this post I am going to head out to knock out a driveway strength workout and a walk with the dogs.
Related: pushing this stroller is getting REAL with our summer heat/humidity + the weight of Finn and the stroller (right around 55 pounds!). My neighborhood is hilly and I’m pretty much having to walk up all hills these days and my heart rate is still sky high! I feel so lucky that Finn still enjoys riding in the stroller.
For part two of this post, I have some recent eats for you!
I’ve been all about the yogurt bowls lately and I even ate one for lunch one day! Great cooler/lighter summer lunch. FAGE Total 5% Plain, honey, peaches, bananas, cherries, Purely Elizabeth granola, peanut butter.
Cottage cheese scrambled eggs, Wildbrine sauerkraut, avocado, strawberries and raspberries. I also ate a banana muffin that Finn did not.
Another yogurt bowl! Same base of yogurt and honey add strawberries, peaches, Rainer cherries and raspberries.
ALL about smoothie bowls for lunch right now. They are the best summer lunch! This was frozen peaches, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, cauliflower rice and spinach with plain greek yogurt, a medjool date, peanut butter and oat milk. Topped with Purely Elizabeth chocolate peanut butter granola.
Another current favorite lunch. Turkey roll ups with avocado and cheese, hardboiled eggs, fruit and sweet and spicy pickles.
And of course…tomato sandwiches! Sourdough, Dukes mayo, tomatoes and sea salt. Peaches on the side.
Air fryer Meyer lemon marinated chicken breasts (pre-marinated from Whole Foods) with lemon feta potato salad and roasted asparagus and tomatoes.
VERY loose interpretation of a poke bow. Rice cooked in coconut oil with a little rice wine vinegar stirred in at the end, matchstick carrots, avocado, cucumber, edamame, Blue Harbor canned tuna, tropical ginger dressing and sriracha. The dressing and sriracha were the perfect sweet and spicy combo.
Sautéed Italian chicken sausage and leftover lemon feta potato salad and roasted asparagus and tomatoes.
Another chicken sausage meal with sautéed squash and zucchini served over steamed rice with hummus and feta.
Turkey burgers with pimento cheese, tomatoes and avocado. Tater tots on the side. Finn went crazy over the tots and ate more than I did!
Turkey burger bowl with the leftover burgers. Quinoa, sautéed squash, onions, zucchini and brussels sprouts, turkey burger, avocado and hummus.
The box of chocolate dipped salted caramel ice cream bars were gone in a matter of days. 🙂 There was also a night that I ate a slice of chocolate cake with a glass of whole milk for dinner after snacking on Finn’s leftover dinner earlier in the night. I would add the woman shrugging emoji here. 😉
How has your workout motivation been lately? What are you mostly doing for workouts? Home workouts? Runs? Self-guided stuff? Zoom classes? Apps?
Do you ever do smoothies or yogurt bowls for lunch?
What are your favorite burger toppings