Last night we went to Baby Ben's 3rd Birthday dinner. I was a bad blogger and forgot my camera. Highlights of the evening included delicious eats, sitting under the dinner table playing with the birthday boy (his idea, kinda), playing a new baseball/bowling hybrid game we invented, and being directed to go 'right durrrrrr' by a little boy who has developed a St. Louis accent (who remembers Chingy?). It was a great time for all!
Today I was a food prep maniac because I have school on Tuesday and Friday night this week. I turned on the oven and roasted 3 huge trays of veggies for the family. As a reminder, there are only two of us.
My strategy for meal prep is to make the staples (veggies, protein and carbs) and then make a couple of meals combining them so that they are fresh, balanced, and ready to go. I focus mainly on the hubby's lunches because I am a maniac and prefer to pick my meals out that morning. This usually gets me through until Wednesday, when I can replenish the supplies and start all over again. I'm no Martha, but this plan works for me and we save a LOT of money on not having to buy lunch, unless we really want to.
Here is a preview of one of hubby's lunches this week:
Ever since my whine-fest on Friday night, I have been taking it easy on my lower body and adding variety to my workouts. On Saturday I did a fun bike/elliptical workout and called it good after 30 minutes. I followed it up with a lot of stretching.
Today I stretched a lot at home, did 20 minutes of bike and let myself run a slow mile to test out my knees and hips. Some may call it masochistic, but I wanted to see if this would cause pain and I'm happy to report that I was able to go for one mile with very little pain. I decided to stop and not push it, although I felt like I could go longer. The bright side of this frustration is that I am mixing up my workouts and adding more strength. I had the pleasure of being trained by my own personal fitness expert. Today's plan was to make my triceps cry- and they DID! We did my favorite exercise, skull crushers and 2 more! I felt so great and accomplished and the frustration I had going into the weekend has disappeared. Let's hope it continues!
I'll be back tomorrow with a semi-homemade recipe for Meditteranean pizza. I made it tonight and LOVED it!
For now, I have a question for you. I'm making cupcakes for my nephew's 3rd kiddie birthday party. I have decided to make chocolate, vanilla, and 1-2 other flavors. If you were a pre-schooler, which flavor(s) would you eat?
- Banana chocolate chip
Hope everyone has a great week!