Lunch Block

Happy Friday!

It was one of those weeks. The one where my workouts were solid proof that I need a rest day… but I was so busy running around, that just wasn’t going to happen. So I just dragged through my days and relied on coffee.

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It was also one of those weeks where I got home super late and was making lunches at 10 PM so I wouldn’t starve the next day.

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One of these meals actually turned out really well. If you’re experiencing lunch-block (the lunch equivalent of writers block) then this might be the thing for you.

I just cooked up a 1/2 cup of quinoa (1.5 cups cooked), seasoned with with olive oil, herbs, salt, and pepper, and then mixed it up with some veggies that I sautéed in balsamic vinegar.

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To make a real meal out of it, I just stuck it with whatever meat I had available. That was mostly turkey burgers, but also a few leftover meatballs.

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Please do me the courtesy of pretending that the picture quality above is 10938498x better.

That’s 10PM lighting for ya.

Well thats all I’ve got for now, folks. I’m having bad pains in my left foot when I run, so I’m off to figure it out.

P.S. Looking for something to do? Here’s a link to my Pinterest. I went nuts and made a few boards of workouts organized by muscle groups! Have fun 🙂

Questions of the day:

Have you ever had any foot problems when running? 

Are you addicted to Pinterest? Don’t bother answering. I already know.

Why Fitness Will Never Define Me

It is safe to say that cycling has become my favorite thing. During Saturday’s ride, I was completely in love with every second. Im super thankful that I’m healthy enough to ride  and that I live in the perfect place to do it. Exercising has become a huge part of my life. Its  the first thing I do when I wake up and it’s something i think about during all of my free time. I love feeling healthy and fit, and I can run on the adrenaline from a good ride for hours afterwards.

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But what if that was all taken away from me?

Despite how much I love exercising, I’m thankful that it doesn’t define me. I am a cyclist, but I am first and foremost a sinner saved by grace. A Christian.

The best part about that is knowing that it will never require a skill on my part. I am a cyclist because of what I do, but I am a Christian because of what I can’t do. God didn’t save me because of my “skills,” He saved me so I could simply be His.

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I’m sharing this because I think it’s a good reminder for all of us with earthly goals. We are always enough, regardless of our accomplishments. Yes, we need to be responsible about our health and mindful of what we do to our bodies, but we are not worth any less if we don’t deadlift 200 lbs, or need to skip a workout. That’s why its important to know what defines you, and it’s also important to not compare yourself to others.

But that can go both ways. You are not worth more than anyone who runs less than you or who eats more cookies than you. Lets not major on the minors.

The point is that cycling and health are beautiful things. They are meant to be enjoyed, but are they really the most important thing?

I am by no means a deep guru of wisdom, but I think I have needed to set my priorities straight lately. My life is much more enjoyable when I’m on the right track, so I thought I’d share this with you.

I hope your day is a great one!

So tell me… do you agree?

Let’s catch up over a Southwest Egg Scramble

It’s finally Saturday. This is too good to be true.

I’ve got a big bike ride planned for this afternoon – we’re shooting for 2.5 hours, so this may be the last blog post you ever get from me. If I survive, I promise to reevaluate my blogging life. I will strive to make the most of my time with my laptop and be a better recipe-maker for you guys. With flawless photography to boot.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Heres a low-quality iPhone picture of my lunch yesterday.

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Chicken, quinoa, acorn squash wedges, and green beans. All artistically smashed in a microwave safe bowl. I was going for modern art, in case you didn’t get that right away.

It was actually a really good lunch and something I will definitely be trying again soon. It was packed with vitamins and good macros. What’s not to love?

So anyway, good lunches were definitely necessary this week, per my workout schedule.

  • Mon: Biceps&Triceps in the morning, Elliptical and Abs in the afternoon
  • Tues: 4 mile run, spin class
  • Wed: Chest workout & plank circuit in the morning, 4 mile walk in the afternoon
  • Thurs: 4 mile run, 4 sets of leg extensions, spin class
  • Fri: Elliptical, Shoulders, Abs
  • Sat: Leg circuit, bike ride of death

I love Tuesdays and Thursdays. They make me feel like a pro athlete. Because I’m doing cardio twice.

Moving on to my dinner/your potential breakfast.

You know when you have a statistically insignificant amount of taco meat left? (Meaning it’s not enough for a taco, but too much to throw away.) Well I have this problem all the time. I usually throw it in a taco salad but it just gets lost in a sea of veggies and I’m never able to find it. I decided to throw it in with some eggs last night. Why have I not done this before? Have you done this before???

Delish.

Southwestern Egg Scramble

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • handful of spinach
  • handful of kale
  • 1/3 of a small red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of bell pepper, diced
  • a few small cherry tomatoes, halved
  • small amount of taco meat (mine was ground turkey)
  • chili powder or southwest seasoning of your choice

Directions:

  • Saute everything except the eggs in a skillet over medium heat. Just until the veggies start to soften and the meat is heated through.
  • Crack the eggs into the skillet.
  • Now you can either scramble it all together, or cook your eggs sunny-side-up. (I can’t do sunny-side without imminent disaster, so I go for the scramble)
  • Serve with a bit of hummus or guacamole, if you desire.
southwest scramble stage one

southwest scramble stage one

Southwest Scramble stage 2

Southwest Scramble stage 2

Enjoy!

By the way, Triorbust does have a Facebook page and, well… you could… ya know… like it for me 🙂

Question of the day:

What do you do with leftover taco meat?