This week for our (almost) weekly update of what we have been up to in the gym and kitchen, we are going to be covering the last two weeks. I (Megan) ended up with a nasty cold and left Lily hanging last week. It’s a good thing this blog is just for fun and neither of us are staking our livelihood on it! As you can see in this beautiful snip from Garmin, I tried to stay active at the beginning of the cold and then I just kind of died. I find it so amusing how whenever I am sick I end up wondering why I don’t appreciate breathing out of both nostrils more in my daily life. On Tuesday the 14th I started to feel pretty crappy, I took off Wednesday, Thursday, was off Friday, and off Monday.I was getting really frustrated with how little energy I had for those days, thankfully this week I have most of my strength back and this cold is basically gone.
My appetite most days was pretty non existent. This led to many days that I didn’t eat until 1pm or 2pm and in an effort to not add salt to the wound I would eat a larger meal. When you are sick it is super important to get some good stuff in because well, that is your body’s fuel! I can’t really expect it to heal if I am not fueling it.
My two favorite sick meals included these two beauts. On the left is a tortilla with shredded chicken, roasted red peppers, and lots of kale. Perfect mix of nutrients for a dying bod. On the right is a carne asada caesar salad. The base is more kale and broccoli, there are a bunch of croutons buried in there, carne asada, green onions, and a light caesar dressing. It was perfect for my lack luster taste buds and desire for salt!
Once I am back to 100% I will be getting an article up about some awesome projects my hubs has been working on – hint: we have a new table and just sold our first wood wedding rings!
Happy Friday! How is it already half-way through February?? I’m over winter and so ready for Spring people. I’m also officially over (or I should say done) with my Lean Body Bootcamp. I have a goal to post about that later — love the results! And I am definitely loving lifting now (Megan has led me to the dark side, still don’t like legs) and the high protein diet.
Saturday: Ran 6 miles
Sunday: push/pull workout
Tuesday: 3000 yard swim
Wednesday: back/tricep workout
Thursday: 2500 swim with stroke workout
Saturday: Ran 6 miles at my parents house… super fun because it was my old stomping grounds!
Sunday: chest, biceps, shoulders
Tuesday: 3000 yard swim
Wednesday: MyZone gym workout! This was fun… I’m going to start doing it 1x per week. It is a group that works out and does weights, HIIT, etc. We had to do sled pulls which were killer and the trainer is super nice.
Thursday: Rest day 🙂 Taught swimming to a 3 & 4 year old which is kind of like a workout haha.
Food this week was pretty much the same but I did make a killer soup and dessert.
The soup was a Lemon Chicken Quinoa and it was delicious. Recipe here. The dessert was Sweet Potato Brownies — SO GOOD. I used almond butter and that worked great – also, you could substitute the cocoa powder with protein powder for some extra meat. I didn’t use maple syrup and just added a bit of honey and found them sweet enough. I don’t have a picture of the brownies because I ate them all before I thought to take a picture. WHOOPS.
SERIOUSLY THOUGH. GO MAKE THE SWEET POTATO BROWNIES. NOW.
Also, including a pic of me now because I can easily fit in all pre-baby clothes and I feel like a million bucks. ROCKIN THAT MOM BOD, GUYS.