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 ūüôā

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.

Meal Plans and Workouts for 8/19

I officially have internet! Yayness!

Life had gone on long enough like this:

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I’m super excited for this week because not only do we have internet but we also have GROCERIES!!!

So without further ado, heres a few things I’m planning on making this week:

  • ¬†Turkey and Hummus in Lettuce Wraps
  • ¬†A¬†sweet potato hash inspired by this
  • ¬†Guacamole as usual
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Quinoa Salad (that Im planning on inventing!)
  • Big Frittata with Kale & Roasted veggies
  • Homemade Larabars (I’ll post my fav recipe!)

I also just started making my own roasted almond butter

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WHY HAVE I NOT DONE THIS BEFORE???

It’s the easiest. It’s almost easier than going to the store to get some. Almost.

Plus there’s a great feeling of satisfaction that comes with knowing that the almond butter you are spreading on your toast is not just any old almond butter.

It was handmade.

By you.

It’s truly magical, I swear.

But anyway, I’m also hoping to get back in the habit of protein smoothies. I used to be really good at it, but I kind of slowly downgraded to pre-packaged bars for convenience sake.

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I recruited this stuff as well as spinach, kale, and raw protein to make it all come together. I also hear that xanthan gum works really well for getting a thick texture so I think I’ll give it a try!

Here’s my workout plan for the week:

Mon: 3 mile run, 1000 meter row, dumbbell & medicine ball workout, 500 meter row

Tues: Tabata Leg circuit

Wed: Bicep workout and ab circuit

Thurs: Yoga, 40 mile bike ride (eek!)

Fri: Tricep workout, plank workout

Sat: 20 mile Bike ride

Sun: Yoga

 Thursday is going to kick my butt for sure!

I’m also busy working on a bunch of projects for my desk space, such as organizing my books by color.

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It’s a work in progress…

Question of the day:

What new things are you cooking this week?