I took a spinning class tonight. This is noteworthy because it’s the first time I’ve been on a spin bike since last July. I have similar feelings about spinning as I do about rowing.
I have easy access to spin classes at the gym (we offer them almost daily) as well as the opportunity to FlyWheel classes for free but I just can never seem to motivate myself to get on the bike. We had some last minute switching and changing to our group ex schedule tonight due to illness so I missed my planned workout because I had to cover a CrossFit class. I ended up jumping into spin after CrossFit because my friend was filling in and teaching for the first time. I really enjoyed the class and honestly, I wasn’t really feeling up to doing a CrossFit workout tonight anyway. I’ve been feeling achy and inflamed this week so spin was a good sweat and active recovery. I am not looking forward the the bruised booty I will have tomorrow but oh well.
Thanks so much for your positive feedback on yesterday’s post on finding time to meal plan and cook when you’re busy. Tonight I have more easy meals to share with you including two delicious dinners.
Dinner on Tuesday night was stilton (similar to blue cheese) burgers topped with caramelized onions with roasted brussels and mushrooms and sweet potatoes on the side. I seasoned the burgers with kosher salt and Dizzy Pig’s Raising the Steaks and then mixed in crumbled stilton cheese. I broiled the burgers in a cast iron skillet for about 3-4 minutes per side.
I was not hungry at all for breakfast this morning so I drank a green smoothie. This one had spinach, banana, mango, freshly squeezed orange juice, almond milk, ice and protein powder.
Lunch was a cup of Cream of Cauliflower Soup (which was actually creamless and broth-based) along with half of a portobello sandwich with spinach, hummus and sundried tomatoes. This was all from the market across the street from the gym, Reid’s. I was at the gym from 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. today and not able to get home for lunch…but no early clients so I’ll take it!
I did get home before 8 tonight and got creative with the contents of the fridge. I made a stir fry with chicken, mushrooms, rainbow chard, chicken broth and Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki sauce. I served it over leftover Israeli cous cous with pumpkin seeds and curants. I LOVED this creation. If you have a Trader Joe’s nearby I definitely recommend trying the Island Soyaki. I use it on all kinds of things from chicken to salmon to veggies.
Hope it was a good day! Off to relax.