I have been trying to get on a blogging “schedule.”
As I’ve mentioned, life has picked up a little (hello, new job!) and as much as I want to blog, create new recipes, workouts and talk to you all the time… that’s just not realistic right now. But rather than getting overwhelmed, I have made a plan. Yes, I like plans. They are helpful and they work.
I plan on posting three days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I realize this is half of what I had been doing but I hope you can understand.
As much as I want to link-up my weekly plans every Sunday with Laura and spill it with Arman, my fit tips every Tuesday with Lisa, my eats every Wednesday with Jenn and think out loud on Thursday with Amanda - I felt like I was putting too much pressure on myself to do so. Blogging has become a huge part of my life but sharing quality posts is really important to me. I don’t want to post “just to post”.
I love posting weekly plans, life recaps, tips, travel, workouts, what I ate, recipes, nutrition and reflections – and you can still expect to see all of those good things, just not as often. I still have lots I want to share with you and I hope you will stick around.
Remember this line? It makes me giggle. I am sooo polar opposite to Samantha but you know what I mean :)
I write what I want to write but I very much value your feedback and input so please tell me in the comments what you enjoy reading – what do you want to see more of or less of? Tips, workouts, what I ate, recaps, weekly plans, nutrition?
Okay, now that we have that out in the open… time to discuss some food and fitness.
I have been making these “leftover hash bowls” a lot lately. Basically, I throw whatever I have in my fridge (thank you food prep) into a skillet and call it dinner. It’s perfect after a long day and long commute. In the mix: 2 eggs, grass fed ground beef, kale, parsnips and brussels sprouts. Add a little salsa on-top… boom. Simple, healthy, delicious dinner for one.
But it’s always nice to have some company for dinner and take a break from cooking – like on Friday. Lesley came home for the weekend so we went out for a family dinner.
I tried an oyster!
I know, exciting. Oysters are amazing for you (rich in omega-3 and tonssss of zinc). It was good but slimy but I’ll eat them again. I ordered a cobb salad (with variations) and my dad gave me his veggies: lettuce, chicken, avocado, egg, tomatoes (plus balsamic) and asparagus, carrots and broccoli. YUM! It is possible to go out to eat and still eat real, nutritious food :)
I went to CrossFit on Saturday morning, worked in the afternoon and had friends over for dinner and to watch Final Four. I made baked salmon [recipe], sweet potato fries [recipe], parsnip fries and broccoli. Such a nice evening.
Sunday was filled with gardening (more on this eventually but I can already tell I am going to become obsessed and it’s a more realistic option than a farm right now), running, rowing and prepping. I was such a nice day so I took advantage and enjoyed 5 miles before practicing my rowing at CrossFit. I perfected a recipe for you guys (coming Friday!) and worked on my food photography with Les before finishing my food prep. All in all, good weekend.
When life gets busy it’s easy to let things spiral a bit out of control. It’s easy to skip your food prep, ditch the gym and order pizza every night for dinner. Taking time for yourself is important and so is rest and so is taking a night off from cooking. But it’s when these things turn into a habit rather than an occasion that you’ve lost your balance. I make it a priority to plan my workouts, prep some food and plan my meals. Keep it simple. Of course things come up and things don’t always go according to plan, so we adjust. I wasn’t always good at this. I thought “once it is in the agenda, it’s in the agenda.” But that’s not life.
So plan your meals and plan your workouts. Food prep and practice healthy habits. Because those are all good things. But it doesn’t mean that you are crazy or have to be crazy about it.
Pre-workout snack: hard boiled egg and nuts or 1/2 avocado or spoonful of nut butter/coconut butter
Post-workout snack: hard boiled egg and banana or sweet potato
- Eggs with everything [descriptive, I know]
- Ground beef + tomato sauce + spinach + veggie “noodles” [recipe coming your way Friday!]
- Chicken sausages OR ground beef + sweet potato + roasted brussels sprouts/broccoli
- Shredded chicken [recipe] + spinach + avocado + banana + nuts (my go-to lunch)
- Chicken sausages + spinach + avocado + banana + nuts
- “Leftover hash bowl”: shredded chicken [recipe] + spaghetti squash + veggies + salsa/tomato sauce
- “Leftover hash bowl”: ground beef + spaghetti squash + veggies + salsa/tomato sauce
- Hard boiled eggs
- Avocado and carrots
- Banana and nut butter
Sunday: Run + Rowing Practice
Hope you have a wonderful Monday and I’ll talk to you on Wednesday!
Questions of the day…
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What do you want to see more of/less of? I value your feedback and input, please let me know :)
What did you do this weekend?
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