Stuff, Lately.

I’ve been meaning to share this picture for a full week now, so here:


I got that meal at a chain restaurant that I went to with my coworkers and was a little nervous about not being able to find anything on the menu at. (The 99, to be exact.)

Maybe I was just being negative, but when I placed my order, I was a little nervous that I would be slapped with a greasy piece of chicken and some freezer-burned veggies. Boy, was I wrong. What came out was a perfectly grilled, tender piece of lemon rosemary chicken breast drizzled with a balsamic glaze and a whole bunch of super-fresh grilled broccoli, tomatoes, and asparagus. It’s nice to know you can still get a good meal for cheap these days!

This week in the gym, I decided to resurrect my quickly forgotten dream of becoming a pull-up queen. I planned to end every day this week with 25 pull-ups, but unfortunately, I forgot about that plan by the second day. That’s what happens at 6am, I guess!

Here’s what Tuesday’s workout looked like, with the pull-ups:

  1. Warm-up: 5-10 minute walk on treadmill
  2. Shoulder presses:
    1. 15 @ 45lbs
    2. 10 @ 55lbs
    3. {5 @ 75#} x5
  3. Thrusters: {5 @ 75#} x5
  4. Workout (7x):
    1. 15 Wall balls
    2. Walking lunges one length of track
    3. 10 Push-ups
    4. Run rest of lap
  5. 100 Jump ropes
  6. 100 Swiss ball crunches
  7. 100 Weighted side bends
  8. 25 Assisted pulls-ups @ 50#
  9. Cool-down: 5-10 minute walk

And here’s what Wednesday’s looked like, without:

  1. Warm-up: 10 minute walk
  2. 150 Wall balls
  3. Deadlifts:
    1. 15 @ 95#
    2. 12 @ 105#
    3. 8 @ 135#
    4. 5 @ 155 x3
    5. 8 @ 135#
  4. Workout (6x):
    1. Run 2 laps
    2. 15 OH squats @ 40#
    3. 10 KB swings @ 25#
  5. 100 Crunches
  6. Cool-down: 10 minute walk

The good news is that I was back at them today!

Other than that one standout above, food has been pretty standard around here lately, as I polish off my prepped meals


And go with some old favorites.


I’ve also been snacking on lots of fruits + nuts as usual…



But one downside has been this new yogurt. It’s a local, grass-fed plain yogurt I found at the Co-op, so I was excited to try it, but I have to admit that I was let down. Maybe I’m just used to thicker, Greek style yogurt, but this was thin and runny, which is so not my thing. Beyond that, it has more sugar, more fat, and less protein than my beloved plain Chobani… not exactly what I was going for. I need to finish it up though, so I threw some cinnamon and berries in it for breakfast the other day, and I’m making my way through it. At least now I know that the grass isn’t always greener…


This banana loaf has certainly been a bright spot this week though. At first I was nervous about the recipe, but I actually really love how it came out. It’s just sweet enough to be the perfect dessert alongside a whole slew of berries and cherries.


And finally, this is my “I planned on going running but I just spent 45 minutes on the couch taking weird pictures of myself instead” face. It’s a mix of confusion, thoughtfulness, and surprise. I know, I’m deep.


Happy Thursday! Winking smile

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3 Comments on “Stuff, Lately.”

  1. Yah I’m still using my iPhone, looking to upgrade!

  2. What kind of camera do you use?

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