Saturday, March 25, 2017

healthyish, vol. 13

Now that my schedule is a bit calmer, travel wise, I think the next five weeks are going to be really great, diet and exercise wise. While I've really made a big effort while on these trips to get my work outs in and not over indulge, it's easier to stay on track when you're home for longer periods of time. This week I started taking new exercise classes at my gym, where the trainer asks me what I want to work on, and then makes up a circuit for me. I like that I can fit this time into my schedule, and that it's really only 30ish minutes of work. I've been so sore the last few days, so it's good to feel those changes happening. While I definitely love my spin classes more, I know that I need to add more strength training as well.

Monday: 1 hour spin class
Wednesday: 1 hour spin class (new calories burned PR!)
Thursday: leg circuit (squats, lunges, dead lifts, medicine ball throws)
Friday: arm circuit (ropes, more ropes, more ropes, jackknifes on the TRX bands)
Saturday: 1 hour spin class

This week I had chia seed pudding every morning. I mix 3/4 cup almond milk with 3 tablespoons chia seeds, a splash of vanilla extract, and cinnamon, and let it sit overnight. I either topped it with raspberries or bananas in the morning. I really like this, and can see it become a major part of my morning routine once residency starts since it's basically ready to go in the morning. For lunches this week I either had left overs from dinner, we went out to eat in between looking at houses so I had a large chicken salad, and I got a burrito bowl from Chipotle yesterday (I get it without rice or cheese, and just a tiny bit of sour cream - even then, just the veggies, beans, steak, salsa, and guac still add up in calories!). One of my favorite snacks this week was the no sugar added bread and butter pickles - I love that crunch, and that they are 0 calories. For dinners I made chicken with brussel sprouts, and that chicken meatballs in red curry sauce above (this was SO GOOD and I can't wait to make it again. I got very lazy and used store bought chicken meatballs and cauliflower rice, but that's what I like about it - the minimal work!)


Last week's goals:
  • Take 2 group weight classes with stair masters beforehand: done!
  • Use My Fitness Pal every day: this didn't happen. I did it some days and just forgot others. Making this a goal again this week!
  • Try out a new recipe that we haven't tried yet: done! the chicken meatball curry sauce was amazing

This week's goal:
  • Track all meals in my fitness pal
  • Stretch at least 10 minutes a day
  • Drink at least 3 bottles of water a day

Last night our friends Ben and Amy had us over for dinner - we had an amazing meal of chicken, pasta, asparagus, and finished with peach cobbler. It was amazing!

weigh in:  - 0.8 lbs from last week, totaling 9.2 lbs over all. I think next week I'll finally hit 10 lbs down!