Workouts and Meal plan

What a beautiful, cool weekend here! Such a contrast to the 90 degrees last Saturday.Β  Are you having similar weather? I was actually chilly at my 4 year old’s soccer game yesterday!

I’m going to keep this quick today… first up, workouts:

Sunday: 35 minute spin intervals + 15 minute upper body weights at the gym

Monday: 5 mile run

Tuesday: Quick elliptical/weights combo (about 30 minutes total) – squats with presses, push ups, walking lunges, calf raises, and planks

Wednesday: 6 mile interval run (with 5 x 400 repeats ranging 1:33-1:37)

Thursday: off

Friday: 10 minutes resistance bands + 1 hour walk with baby

Saturday: 10 miles- first double digit run post baby! (ave. 9:05 pace)

I set out yesterday hoping for 10, but willing to adjust as my body needed.Β  But with the cooler weather and a better night of (still broken) sleep, I felt great! Yay! It’s so nice to feel “normal”-ish again and for some reason running is one of those things for me that signals when things are back to normal.

Ten miles!

Here’s our meal plan:

Sunday: Ordering pizza* (+ large salad with chicken for me and a sweet potato for week two of the reset)

Monday: Sirloin Steak Fajita Bowls

Tuesday: Shrimp Stir Fry + Brown Rice

Wednesday: Whole Chicken in the crock pot + Sauteed kale + Sweet Potato “Fries”

Thursday: Stuffed Acorn Squash with turkey sausage and apple

Friday: Chickpea Curry in the Crock pot

Chickpea curry in the slow cooker

Saturday:Β  Leftovers

*Pizza is L’s choice for a prize for filling her marble jar… we started marbles as a behavioral modification system after baby, which has helped tremendously with her choices and behavior!

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What is your favorite season for running?

Do you have any fall seasonal foods on your menu this week?

18 thoughts on “Workouts and Meal plan

  1. Thanks for the reminder that stir fry is always an easy & healthy option for meals. I love reading other people’s meal plans for inspiration.

    My favorite season for running is spring because I love being in that “awakening” time when we transition from the frozen world to the world of renewal!
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  2. Laura you will not believe how much cooler it was this weekend here in Houston…Monday it was 100 degrees and yesterday it was 75 degrees…perfect running weather. HA! I’ve got sweet potatoes, pumpkin, kabocha all ready to go for the week ahead.
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    • Hey Anna! Sorry it’s taken me almost a week to reply! But the marble jar is pretty much what it sounds like- we have a small glass jar that we fill with a marble every time we catch her doing things we want to reward… post baby, it’s included things like staying in her room after we tuck her in at bedtime. πŸ™‚ Or we’ll give a marble when she cleans up the first time we ask, etc… and then of course can take them away if behavior is not acceptable. So far the threat of taking a marble away has been extremely powerful! I think we’ve only actually taken a few and she already filled it to the line. Then she gets whatever prize she’s chosen (pizza night, out for ice cream, a new (small) toy, etc). It’s working really well for us!
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  3. I am amazed!! Great job getting 10 miles in!!

    I love running in the Spring or Fall, any time the heat & humidity is low low low.

    I love the marble jar thing. How old is L again? Just wondering when I can start that with Emmett… he’s been a monster lately.
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