Good Morning & Happy Friday!
It’s 5:00 am here, and I’m relaxing with a cup of coffee before the day starts. You’re probably wondering why I’m recapping on a Friday. It feels a bit strange, but I have a fun weekend planned, and that’ll need a post of its own. I may be a bit M.I.A. this weekend, so this will make up for it. It’s been one productive week so far. I decided to declutter the house, finally finish up the guest room, complete little frame projects, and deep clean all the rooms. There wasn’t a spot missed. Now that everything is completely done (minus the office) I feel so good. I can go into the weekend on a high note. Speaking of a high note, the reason I’m awake so early is that I have to drink my coffee, walk the dogs two miles, and get to my workout class at 6:45! And write this post of course!
So here is how my week has been so far…
My gym was finally back open! I was so ready to reunite with my classes.
The schedule ended up changing for my Monday class, but they had it wrong. Since I was thirty minutes early, I decided to power walk the treadmill at an incline. Also, my legs have taken a beating from the boot camps.
Monday’s custom cuts class was super hard and all about the arms. We did four circuits. Each circuit had three exercises that we had to repeat for ten minutes. I’ve been upping all of my weights the past two weeks. I am certainly feeling it today.
When I got home, I had an RX BAR for my post workout, pineapple slices, and Lemon Sparkling water.
For lunch, I had pita chips and leftover deviled eggs. Those are so good! 🙂 I may make them again this weekend.
Monday night dinner: Baby kale & chard with a Greek dressing, quinoa, and an omelet (6 egg whites +1 yolk.) I fell asleep watching the bachelor and it was boring per usual.
I woke up so sore from Monday’s class, so I decided to skip Tuesday’s workout and go for a long walk with the pups instead. This is why I don’t plan rest days because I’d rather take them when I truly need them. I try to take two a week. I’m glad I took it off because I got SO MUCH done.
Lunch: Omelet (6 egg whites +1 yolk) baby kale & chard with a Greek dressing, quinoa, Parmesan chips, & avocado.
I decided to declutter and get rid of things that I don’t use or that have been laying around for no reason. I filled up seven bins with items that I don’t want. And…it’s safe to say I needed to do this.
I couldn’t believe how many doubles of things I had. Two can openers, two rolling pins, two grill tongs, and multiples of so much!
And don’t get me started on the mugs…
It took me about three hours, but having all of that useless stuff out of the house made me feel so good!
I made protein peanut butter cups when I was finished 🙂 You can find the recipe here!
Remember that old snack jar I bought about five years ago? (probably not) but I brought it back to life. I filled it with sweet treats at the bottom, almonds in the middle and protein bars on top! So many of you were asking me about these stacking jars on my Instagram story! I actually found the same set cheaper on Amazon! Here is the link!:)
For dinner, I made steamed broccoli and cauliflower and baked salmon. My salmon had garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, Italian seasoning, lime, honey, and low sodium soy sauce.
After my coffee time and dog walks on Wednesday morning, I had a protein shake for breakfast. My shake had one scoop of protein powder, 1 large frozen banana, and unsweetened almond milk!
My upstairs hallway was so bare and needed some decor! I decided to take cheap black frames and add pictures of my favorite, Audrey Hepburn. I found a photograph book for $3.00, so it was perfect material!
For lunch, I made a sandwich! It had avocado, yellow mustard, gouda cheese, organic chicken slices, and Dave’s Killer Bread. So delicious.
Finally, the end tables and backboard were finished for the guest room! The curtains went up, and I added all the final touches! I’ll post more photos of the room once it’s completely done. I put a little reading chair and a shelf in the opposite corner.
Wednesday night is the best. It’s funny because I used to dread going to the Wednesday night classes. I would take me four days to recover, but now I’m lifting heavier and being pushed harder. I love it! I love spending my hour going as hard and as heavy as I can.
After class, I headed out to walk the pups. Grumples had so much energy, so we ended up walking three miles. I don’t know where it came from, but I was rolling with it. The weather has also been super nice in the mornings and evenings. I don’t mind being out there.
I made a random dinner on Wednesday night. I cooked up chicken and added Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice, carrots, kidney beans, kale, spinach, garlic, black pepper, and parmesan cheese.
It turned out to be really good! Because I had so much going on this week, I didn’t get around to meal prep. It was much harder without it, so next week, I’m going right back to the meal prep! Lesson learned.
Another long dog walk on Thursday morning! I always have a slice of peanut butter toast with my coffee after walks. It’s become a tradition.
And of course, the beggars are on top of it.
Later that morning, I blogged my dark chocolate protein peanut butter cups!
I made a protein scramble with four egg whites, one yolk, and leftover chicken and cauliflower rice from dinner. It turned out to be delicious!
I was out and about all day yesterday afternoon, so I picked up some snacks. I love the 100 calories Think Jerky packets. They have 16g of protein, so it’s perfect for a quick protein boost. I need to get these for the house! And the mango ginger chews were amazing! I like to keep them in my car.
For lunch, I made toast with avocado, Havarti, avocado, and organic chicken slices on top of multi-grain bread.
I spent last night taking apart my fridge. I scrubbed every shelf and drawer. It was overdue!
I headed out to my parents last night so I could use my dad’s shop-vac to clean my car while the dogs played in the backyard. I was on a cleaning roll.
I brought my dinner over!:) I had a salad with dinner leftovers on top, pretzels, parmesan crisps, Greek dressing, and a berry RX BAR on the side!
I can’t wait to share my weekend with you! I’d tell you what I’m doing, but Kyle reads my blog daily (how cute is that?) and it’s a surprise for him!
Well, I’m off to my workout class now! I hope you guys have a FABULOUS weekend! 🙂
Questions for you!
- How many items do you think you could get rid of that you don’t use?
- Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?
- What are three items you’d keep in your snack jar?