Four Meals (And A Workout) At OncePosted: September 10, 2012
Today was another one of those get things done days. I have a feeling most Mondays are going to be like that if I’m going to be driving up from Connecticut in the mornings. I don’t mind though – it makes the weeks go by quickly and I feel accomplished at the end of the day!
For lunch, I had my leftovers from our dinner last night, and it was just as good the second time. I’m definitely getting this salad again!
(I ate lunch in my car because I wanted to get away from my desk for a few minutes but it was almost too chilly and windy to eat outside! It was in the 60s but felt colder because I was already cold from being in the office, so my warm car felt wonderful. They’re saying we could get a frost tonight and that it could get down to the 30s… It’s supposed to get back up into the 80s later in the week, but today really felt like fall, and I loved it!!)
After work I hit up the grocery store to pick up the things I needed for my meal plan for the week and unpacked my bag from this weekend. Next up was prepping some food for the week – and since I had a plan it made it really easy to know exactly what to cook!
For lunches, I baked some chicken breast strips (dusted with basil), plus a huge, chopped up zucchini and three plum tomatoes in olive oil, garlic powder, basil, and red pepper flakes.
The other chicken breast tenders dusted with breadcrumbs and red pepper flakes, plus the green beans were cooked right alongside everything else, but those were for dinner tonight. I planned on having stuffed (spinach, tomatoes, cheese), baked chicken for dinner, but since I got the tenders instead of the full breasts, it was easier to just make chicken fingers. Plus, ever since I wrote chicken fingers on the meal plan for Saturday, all I could think about was dipping them in honey and… well… it was delicious.
Seriously the easiest 4 meals I’ve ever cooked all at once!!
While all of that goodness was cooking, I squeezed in my workout for the day; a leg workout that had me seriously working hard. I upped my weight for the first three supersets to a 50 lb. barbell, and boy oh boy. The deadlifts always leave me wanting to die. Crazy!!
- 4×12 Sumo squats
- 4×12 RDLs
- 4×10 Lunges (each side)
- 4×12 Close stance front squats
- 4×10 Side lunges (each side)
- 4×12 Deadlifts
- 4×10 Fire hydrants (each side)
- 4×20 Scissors
- 4×20 calf raises
- 4×30 Swiss ball crunches
- 4×15 Standing weighted side bends (each side)
Now, after a long day, it’s about time for some relaxing with the always-dramatic Bachelor Pad.
Oh, and some over-the-phone celebrating because my cousin just delivered a beautiful baby girl!!!!!
Happy Monday, all!