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.

balsamic veggies

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.

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?

3 New Core Workouts & Almond Butter Ideas

Core workouts are probably my favorite. They’re one of the most important, too. A strong core is essential is having good posture and a healthy back and definitely comes in handy in nearly every sport imaginable.

When I run, I use my core to have good form; when I’m on my bike, I stabilize myself with my core; when I am doing shoulder presses, I squeeze my core so that my back doesn’t arch; when I…

you get the idea.

So here are 3 new Core workouts that you can either add to the end of another workout, or combine together to have a full “core day.”

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Incase you’re not sure, here’s how to do Side-to-Side Pushups.

Uses for Almond Butter

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Have you tried yesterdays Almond Butter Recipe yet? Whether or not your almond butter is homemade, there’s a huge variety of ways to put it to use so you can reap the benefits of almonds all throughout your day. Here’s a few of my favorite classics, and a few innovative recipes from other bloggers.

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Question of the day:

What’s your favorite way to use almond butter?

I’m definitely a big fan of the almond-butter-on-apples thang.