I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Before I get into this week’s meal plan, I wanted to say thank you for all of the great support and response I received from my last post, “Running has helped me battle depression”. I received some personal messages that made it even more clear to me that it an important topic to discuss. Again, thank you!
I ended the week with some great work-outs. On Thursday, I did my nice and easy run of 3.5 miles. I started with a walking warm-up, restarted the treadmill and ran for 3.5 miles in the cardio cinema room. Time, pace and distance below includes my walking cool down.
I say “nice and easy”, but I still look like this after every run:
On Friday, I got to see Si-Guy perform a song at his school. Nothing cuter than a bunch of little kiddos singing and performing. The performance was done in time for me to go to a Zumba class. I had the same instructor as last week and I really enjoy her class. She is full of energy! Zumba is definitely a fun, low impact way for me to work-out and as I mentioned last week, it seems to help with the tightness in my hips and back. All that hip slinging and booty shaking really does something for you. I was a little early for the class so I did some strength training: bicep curls, hammer curls, planks, hip sled machine and squats.
I love the new tights I got from Dan for Christmas. I think I look kind of weird in tights, but if they stay put and keep me warm, then I don’t care! 🙂
I struggled a little bit this week with the meal plan. I’m thinking because I did it after having a huge dinner. It’s always so hard to think about food when I’m full!
Sunday: Chicken, broccoli, cheddar noodle casserole.
Monday: Pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, and this Carolina BBQ sauce
Tuesday: Red beans and rice, side salad
Wednesday: Steak and roasted poblano pepper quesadillas with chipotle sour cream
Thursday: Lemon Chicken over angel hair pasta, side salad, fruit or avocado
Friday: Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Saturday: Take-out or whatever we have around the house!
I’m resting up over the weekend so I can tackle some longer runs and speed work this week. I’m also going to start on my new goal of trying to do pull-ups. I have never been able to do a pull-up and I want to change that! I’m expecting some pretty tired arms for the next few weeks and months……
I hope this week’s menu gave you some ideas!
Can you do pull-ups? How many? What’s your secret? 🙂