Meal Plans, Workouts, and Things to Look Forward to

It’s kind of going to be an off week for me because my work schedule is a bit different than usual and I’ve got a couple other random things on my plate. Thus, meal planning is at an all-time low for me this week.

This is the plan:

Eat whatever I can find.

Preferably clean protein and veggies

and ALT bars.

I promise I’ll be a lot better at that in the future! Usually I have a spreadsheet for my meals.

Here’s one thing I’m eating a lot of that I’m sure will be included this week…

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I’ve been wrapping sliced turkey with some avocado and tomato slices inside big lettuce leafs. I’m not Paleo (Me give up hummus? Sorry. Not happening) but I do try to follow an unprocessed, low-grain (don’t confuse that with low-carb!) diet. It’s friendly to my tummy and makes me focus on eating protein and healthy fats which I find gives me plenty of energy.

Workouts:

Monday: Planks and Shoulder workout

Tuesday: 3 mile run, squats and deadliest

Wednesday: Ab burner circuit and bicep workouts

Thursday: Barre workout; bike ride

Friday: Ab tabata and Tricep circuit

Saturday: Bike ride

Sunday: Slow yoga to stretch it all out

That’s all tentative but probably close to what I’ll end up doing.

Things I’m looking forward to this week:

I want to do a series on Mondays where I’ll talk about the things that are going on that week that I’m excited to do/get/read/see etc. This series needs a cool name but my creative juices just aren’t flowing…. maybe some peanut butter will help?

Anyway here’s this weeks list:

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It’s got quotes from all of my favorite classics all over it- such as Sherlock Holmes, Walden, and Moby Dick.

  • The new Civil Wars album is coming out tomorrow morning!!!! So excited! Did you know you can listen to the whole thing on iTunes even though it hasn’t been officially released yet? Can you guess what I’ve listened to all week? 🙂
  • See what new stuff Lululemon Athletica comes out with. Im in the market for a sweatshirt. I don’t currently own one, and it’s a problem. I really want this one. Is it  over priced? Yeah, but the sleeve fell off of my last sweatshirt (long story) so I think I might spend the extra bucks on a good-quality one.

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  • Make an inspiration board for over my desk like the ones on Pinterest.
  • Finally put my Speedplay pedals on my bike. I bought some Shimano cycling shoes last week – I ended up spending way more than I wanted but they just felt so right on my feet, I don’t regret it one bit. check em out…

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Question of the day:

What are you looking forward to this week?

 

 

Excuses.

Hi world! So I know no one ever gets a lot of views on their first blog post, so I’ll be brief, but I figured this thing has to start somewhere if I’m ever going to be a phenomenon.  (HA! I’m too busy for that.)

So I know you’re probably like, “Um, Moriah, a healthy-living blog is nothing new under the sun,” so I thought I might clarify to you why I went and started one anyway.

On a random note, I love acronyms. So I’m giving you one now with my list of why-I-made-a-healthy-living-blog excuses. Ready? Are you still reading? Oh well.

E: Every time I find a new healthy living blog, I freak out and follow them like a stalker (OK well not like that but close.) So I’m kind of hoping that there are other people who will do the same thing, except with my blog.

X: HA I’m lost. Nothing starts with X.

C: Cycling. I love cycling. I have ever since I was itsy bitsy and my love for it has skyrocketed recently and I feel a strong urge to share that love with the world.

U: Useful. I’ve found the recipes/workouts/tips that I’ve found on other blogs to be extremely helpful, and I’d like to think that I can be someone as helpful to someone else with all that I’ve gleaned in my years as a healthy-living addict.

S: Silver Linings. This one may seem like a bit of a rabbit trail away from the whole healthiness thing, but a healthy state of mind is all a part of the package, is it not? I believe in counting my blessings and I find that it is so much easier to do when you slow down to write about them. This part is really for my own benefit. One day I would love to look back on my old blog posts and see all of the  adventures God let me have each day, whether big or small.

E: Ending my social media freeze. I’m kind of a Facebook party pooper. I have one, but I have an inner war with myself every time I even consider posting. It goes like this:

Me:”I’m going to post about my bike ride mileage on Facebook!”

Me: “But Is this actually going to help anyone?”

 

Me: “But everyone’s doing it.”

Me: “So if they all go running red lights, drinking A-1 sauce, and watching Hannah Montana re-runs every night am I going to join them just because everyone’s doing it?”

and usually the answer is no and I log off of my page and go pin 100 more granola recipes on Pinterest. This has gone on for about 5 years AKA ever since I first got a facebook page. The thing about this blog is that I feel it can actually be useful (see letter U) and therefore I can talk about my day with no guilt setting in. Yay for no guilt 🙂

S: Starting my business. I have a dream of being a personal trainer soon (more on that later) so I figure what better way to jump-start my career than by establishing relationships in the fitness world by sharing my ideas through a blog that I can use even as my career grows and takes on new heights? Pretty good, eh?

And thats a wrap for today, as my dog is sitting under my desk nudging my leg with his nose because it’s walk time/sniff the sidewalk cracks time (he’s the one sniffing, I’m the one walking, if you needed any clarification there 🙂

So now tell me: Would you ever start a blog? Why? And were my excuses convincing?