I’ve had a nice, little Sunday over here: pancakes, gym, errands, and a delicious dinner is on the menu for this evening. But, the best part of my Sunday hasn’t happened yet. In about an hour, I’ll be reunited with Murphy!!! He’s been with our dog sitter since Thursday afternoon, but he’s getting dropped off at our house soon.
How adorable is that photo?! Our dog sitter sent it to me a little while ago. Apparently, Murphy has really taken to her dog, Helga. Look at that cuddling! Get a room, you two!
After breakfast, I hit the gym for a workout. I started on the treadmill with a 45-minute power walking workout. You’ve probably seen this one on CNC in the past, but I made it more challenging today by adding 0.5 to all of the inclines and not letting my speed go below 4.0 mph.
I planned to read magazines while I walked, but this workout was a lot tougher than I thought it would be. I was dripping buckets of sweat by the end! I ended up walking just over 3 miles.
Once I finished the walking workout, I hit the weight room for a lower body strength training workout. I used dumbbells for all of the exercises, so 40 pounds, for instance, is two 20-pound dumbbells. I didn’t rest between exercises (just between sets long enough to catch my breath), so by the third set, my legs felt like Jello!
Speaking of workouts, here’s my weekly workout!
- Sunday: 45-minute power walking workout + leg workout
- Monday: CrossFit
- Tuesday: 3.5-mile run + CrossFit
- Wednesday: Off
- Thursday: 4-mile run + CrossFit
- Friday: Elliptical
- Saturday: CrossFit
After the gym, I went grocery shopping, ran a bunch of errands, and then arrived home starving. Before I took a shower, I put on a pot of Spicy Rice Quinoa Soup. It took about 35 minutes to cook, so while I waited, I put away the groceries, made a batch of iced coffee, started a load of laundry, and took out the trash and recycling for tomorrow’s pick-up. It’s amazing how much you can get done in 35 minutes!
I added diced carrots, onions, and mushroom powder to the Spicy Rice Quinoa Soup for some added nutrients. The soup was thick and rich with tons of rice, quinoa, and lentils. Mmm! I <3 soup.
I love meal planning, but, as you probably know, it can take a lot of time and effort, so when I stumbled upon an article in this month’s Men’s Health that did it all for me, I was psyched. The article included lots of healthy, easy-to-make recipes and it claimed everything would cost less than $50, so, obviously, I was game. (I get really excited about stuff like this!)
I ended up spending more than $50 on these items (- some, + others), but I didn’t need to meal plan for the week, so that’s awesome and totally worth it. Plus, I have a week’s worth of new and exciting meals to look forward to!
Off to cook dinner! Skirt steak is on the menu for tonight!
P.S. I’m not picking the winners of the giveaways until tomorrow morning, so you still have time to enter!