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Sweat Report + Workout Jams + Dinner Menu

Good morning! I didn’t mean to not post for four days but then I got distracted by grandmothers and goldens.

I came down to Florida to spend a long weekend with my family for Mother’s Day. It’s been a great visit and I’ll be heading back to Charlotte later this evening.

In the meantime, I’ll enjoy this view for a little while longer. I need to catch up on some work this morning and then I’ll squeeze in a quick workout and a few more hours on the beach before my flight.

Sweat Report

Before I dive into last week’s workouts…big news for my fellow fitness instructors and yoga teachers! Lululemon has updated their R&D program and it’s now called “The Sweat Collective.” The new program includes a bigger discount – 25% off all full-priced merch – in addition to the ability to shop not only in-store but online too! WOO! This is a huge improvement!

If you’re a current R&D member, watch your email for details on how to sign-up for the new program. If you are not a current R&D member, look out for news from Lululemon in the coming months on how to apply for the program.

(Wearing: TomTom Spark 3, Lululemon Hottie Hot Shorts, Newton Fate II)

Here’s what my workouts looked like last week…

Monday: teach Y2 Strength + hot yoga

Tuesday: teach Y2 Strength + hot yoga

Wednesday: teach Y2 Strength + hot yoga

Thursday: teach Y2 Strength + hot yoga

Friday: hot yoga

Saturday: 4 mile run

Sunday: hot yoga

They were a tad bit repetitive due to the launch of our new strength program at Y2 + my participation in our 30-day challenge but the combo of teaching the strength classes along with a hot practice has been a good and challenging one. I am definitely missing the running piece of my workouts (like missing it I want to do it, not just that it’s “missing”) but I’ll figure out how to work it back in soon.

Check out the dumbbell workout I taught for Y2 Strength on Monday and Tuesday in this post.

Your Weekly Workout Jams

I feel like I spent SO much time putting together playlists for my classes so after a hiatus last week on putting together one for the blog, I’m back! Here’s your 60-minute playlist to get you though this week’s workouts and runs!

And here is the clickable link to Spotify.

This Week’s Dinner Menu

Monday: Tanner says he’s cooking dinner for me tonight since my flight doesn’t get in until 7p 😉

Tuesday: slow cooker salsa chicken over cauliflower rice. My Tuesday is crazy jam-packed and I know this simple dinner that I can throw in the slow cooker ahead of time will be the best option for my sanity!

Wednesday: slow-roasted salmon with fennel, citrus and chiles, I will probably serve this with rice or couscous

Thursday: sweet potato tofu noodle bowl (This is a do-over from last week because it was SO good! I’m going to photograph it so I can share the recipe with you guys!)

Friday: TBD

Saturday: out for a friend’s birthday dinner

Sunday: I’d like to get the grill set up and going for the season and do a grilled dinner. We’ll see what that looks like!

I hope that your Monday is the best start to the week ahead!

Favorite running or workout shorts?

Do you usually put together your own workout playlists or use Spotify playlists?

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • acktive life May 15, 2017, 11:10 am

    That is AWESOME news about the R&D program…WOOT WOOT! Huge improvement and more reason to shop more lulu…Thanks for letting us know! XOXO

    • Jen May 18, 2017, 2:21 pm

      I was a little too excited when I got the email about it! 🙂

  • Juliette | Namastay Traveling May 15, 2017, 11:51 am

    Enjoy your view! Soak up as much as you can today. So excited to hear about lululemon’s new plan, loving it!

  • Emily May 15, 2017, 12:59 pm

    Do you have a recipe for the slow cooker chicken salsa dish?

    Also, I love the lululemon tracker short for workouts – not running though, I like a capri with ventilation for running o avoid chafing

  • Nathaly May 15, 2017, 2:26 pm

    Love that beautiful running view. I live in South Florida but hardly ever run around the sea.

    I will usually put together my own Spotify playlists for my runs. I will normally do this once a month. I love to do it this way because I know I will like all of the songs and won’t want to skip any of them while running.

    • Jen May 18, 2017, 2:16 pm

      I generally avoid running on the beach unless it’s just a very flat and wide beach.

      YES to having creative control over your music! 😛

  • Diana May 15, 2017, 8:58 pm

    I’m excited for the new Lululemon program. It sounds much improved and the bigger discount is awesome! Loved seeing your FL pictures on Instagram. Re: playlists. I usually make my own dance fitness playlists because I’m teaching! Ha! But now that I’ve been doing solo workings while I’m in recovery, I’ve been listening to my phone music on shuffle. I really should put a playlist together! 🙂

    • Jen May 18, 2017, 2:15 pm

      I love dancy music for workout playlists! Do you ever miss teaching?

  • Amanda May 15, 2017, 9:52 pm

    Can’t wait to see a recipe on that noodle bowl! And I usually just use playlists on pandora!

    • Jen May 18, 2017, 2:14 pm

      It’s coming…hopefully next week. SO, so tasty!

  • Giana May 22, 2017, 8:23 pm

    Ohhh myyyy gosh!!! Thank you for filling us in on Lulu’s updated program!! This is the BEST news I’ve heard all day!!! I have not received an email yet though…hoping it comes soon 🙂

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