March 1st, 2013
Happy Friday! I hope March is treating you well so far. By the way, where did January go? My day is going well so far, but I guess it’s still early, isn’t it? I’m ready to hit the gym and make it count, especially since I created a new workout.
Sadly, my workouts haven’t gone so well for me this week, which is a major bummer because I’m really pumped about the new plan. Oh well. Some days you feel fit, and some days you just flop.
*FYI- it’s high-rep
The issues? Well Monday was actually pretty good. I’m running slowly right now, but I’m not letting it get me down… too much. Tuesday wasn’t so great. I got pretty dizzy on the stair climber. I guess I got my HR up a little too fast, so I had to cut the cardio a bit short.
Wednesday was okay, but on Thursday, my foot wasn’t letting me run. I only got in 10 minutes before hobbling over to the stationary bike. So frustrating! It’s okay; I know that today’s workout is going to be better. If my foot is agreeable, Saturday’s workout will be good too!
Rather than continue on with my workout frustrations, let’s share a little Fitness Friday link love instead.
Feel free to link up to a workout – whether it’s one you’ve tried, one you want to try, or one you created. I think we could all use a little dose of inspiration. Have a great weekend!
February 15th, 2013
***I think I’ve finally fixed my blog. If you missed the other posts this week, check ‘em out!
Happy Friday! My days have passed soooooo slowly this week, but for some reason, the week itself has gone by quickly. Funny how that works, eh? Perhaps it’s because I’ve been munching on this beauty all week for lunch – well, except for Tuesday as you may have noticed from my WIAW post.
It’s just a hummus and veggie wrap, but I made it with homemade hummus. Never made your own? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. I’m not trying to be cheesy here; that’s actually a mnemonic device for the recipe.
- 1 can of chickpeas (rinsed, drained)
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 3 TBS tahini
- water (I used only 1/4 cup since I wanted it thick for my wrap, so add to your liking.)
- Whip it. Whip it good. In a food processor, of course.
- This is a very basic recipe. It commands in a flavorful wrap or some spiced up mix-ins.
- I like hummus with garlic, so I usually add a clove. Kevin brought some of this to work for snack, so I omitted the garlic. I’m sure coworkers won’t be happy if you add too much!
- Many people like lemon juice, about half a freshly sqeezed lemon. Personally, I’m not a fan.
- Make it your own! Try new ingredients. I’ve listed some hummus links below to inspire you.
And now I’m really looking forward to lunch! Have a great weekend.
January 31st, 2013
Seeing as how I’m still sniffling, plowing through tissues, and waking myself up at night coughing, I haven’t been hitting the gym this week. I feel a lot better, but my sinuses and lethargy are still keeping me down.
‘da kitties making me feel better
I’ve managed to squeeze in a few lower intensity workouts though. The at-home stuff has been great because I’m not picking up more sick-o germs at the gym, over-exerting myself too soon, or getting up too early. (The snooze button has been my friend lately.)
Wednesday: having Blogilates on the brain, I went for…
- Not sure yet… hopefully a walk or run outside because I need to get outta’ this house!
- Hopefully about 20 minutes of post run/walk yoga
I’m hoping for a run; I’m craving a good sweat!
- I still don’t want to hit the gym yet, so I plan to either do a more intense circuit at home though maybe not tooooo intense depending on how today’s walk or run goes for me.
- Another walk or run depending on what I feel like doing, how I’m feeling, and the weather
Since I’m not sure yet about Friday’s workout, leave me a comment linking up with either your favorite circuit routine or workout video. If you’ve got a good one you’ve done recently or created yourself, I wanna’ see it!
In other link love news…
January 3rd, 2013
The first two days on my challenge went pretty well. Oh wait, yeah – I’m talking about that little challenge I forgot to mention. What can I say, I’ve been busy.
Diana from The Chic Life if hosting an Eat In Month challenge for January. She’s super lax on the rules, so you can eat in for just a week or two, give yourself cheat days, or even extend it beyond January. Y’all know I prefer to make my own rules, so this sounded good to me. Plus, it goes well with my Healthy on a Budget goals.
Yesterday before work, I put in three miles on the treadmill. My body was sore yesterday from Tuesday’s sweat fest, so it was a slow jog. I’m okay with that. I also completed 20 minutes of core yoga after work, which helped blow off work stress.
The yoga quickie gave me plenty of time to pack up my lunch for tomorrow before getting started on dinner. Yup… more cabbage soup. (So much better than it sounds!) I’ll have some berries and 1% no-salt-added cottage cheese for snack.
Dinner was awesome. One pot meals make such wonderful leftovers, especially when they’re all hopped up on spices. By the way, do food magazines make anyone else hungry? I can only look through them when I’m already finishing up a meal.
I wound down with kitty lovin’ on the couch. (Cleo’s couch face plants crack me up.) ‘Twas a nice night. Be sure to check back tomorrow; I might just have a lil’ somethin somethin going on for ya.
- Do your pets sleep funny? Snore?
- Would you consider an eat-in challenge?
December 18th, 2012
Since last week’s Healthy on a Budget post focused primarily on what not to do, I want to end the series on a more positive note. I’ve thrown together a little roundup to wind down the series.
Before getting to the links, I want to share a couple of yesterday’s meals. Dinner was affordable, healthy, and super tasty. I was cooking for one, so I just threw together some things I had in the house.
Pasta (a pantry staple), frozen spinach (a freezer staple), pasta sauce (a fridge staple), and leftover sliced pepper and onion I had in the fridge. I added some 99% lean ground turkey, which was on sale at the grocery store for $4.99/lb this week. So easy!
It was a bit crazy at the office yesterday, so the company provided lunch from Panera - moderately healthy, incredibly good, and ridiculously cheap (at least for the employees).
My Healthy on a Budget Links:
Excellent Free Workout Links:
Helpful Budget Recipe Links:
Random Extras for Frugal Fitnessistas:
Got any good links to add?