Foods and Moves – Last Week’s Recap

Hello friends! Happy hump day! I hope you’re having a great week so far! And while you are, I thought I’d share my last week’s exercise recap with you with some food highlights here and there to (maybe, just maybe) inspire you 🙂

Here we go!

{MONDAY} Indoor Cycling Class with Jim

It was a difficult one…The routine was not any more difficult than usual, it’s just that I felt like every peddle stroke was my last. I had to push myself from one to the next. I did not feel good in the process. I had to dig through it. But I did it 🙂

11.3 miles of pain

11.3 miles of pain

It’s not always fun and games. I do realize that working out means pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and pushing your limits if you want to see the results. God did I do that in this Monday’s class!

{TUESDAY} Rest Day and Food

Tuesday was a rest day, so I took it easy with food, too. Had oatmeal with some of my favorite toppings for breakfast:

IMG_4574

Dinner was light and delicious – teriyaki salmon and rice.

IMG_4566

{WEDNESDAY} Weights and Yoga

Wednesday night is always yoga night. But this time I decided to amp it up a little and go walk on a dreadmill and lift some weights. So I hit the gym pretty much right after work to do all that fun stuff!

IMG_4581

I walked on the treadmill for about ten minutes, did 2 sets of lat pull downs, 2 sets of each hip abduction and adduction, some fly’s, free weights and planks and polished it all off with a set on the Glute Press machine! Before I knew it, it was time to go and relax doing yoga!

Breakfast and dinner on Wednesday were not recorded in the books of Lean Lena’s history, but lunch was! I totally slacked the meal prep last Sunday. Mostly because we had a lot of leftovers in the fridge (= no kids for most of the week). So I have been eating the leftovers for lunch pretty much all week.

Leftovers: home made Spanish rice, Harvest grain blend, spaghetti squash and chicken salad

Leftovers: home made Spanish rice, Harvest grain blend, spaghetti squash and chicken salad

{THURSDAY} Rest day and Pork Chops

Took another rest day as I usually do on Thursdays (in preparation for my thunder thighs (=lots of cycling) weekend). It was very nice to not have to rush in the evening and make my Quinoa Power Salad while hubby was grilling pork chops outside.

IMG_4599

We ended up watching an endless movie called The Departed on TV for most of the night!

{FRIDAY} Yoga

On Friday I did yoga right after work.

IMG_4606

What better way to relax for the weekend?

Dinner on Friday was not 100% healthy but delicious.

Bratwurst, rice and veggies

Bratwurst, rice and veggies

{SATURDAY} Cycling and Yoga

On Saturday I did my usual Saturday double, but this time Jim was teaching the cycling class so my hubby came along. We had a lot of fun! I love it when he goes to a class with me.

Blurry shot of my Pilot

Blurry shot of my Pilot

I didn’t wear my HRM for the yoga class – the chest strap was drenched in sweat and felt awful to wear after I took a shower. So I didn’t 🙂 But trust me – I did yoga that Saturday morning 🙂

For dinner that night hubby and I went out to Olive Garden. God, I love that place!

I had their house salad

I had their house salad

and Seafood Alfredo, which I got 2 meals out of :)

and Seafood Alfredo, which I got 2 meals out of 🙂

{SUNDAY} Indoor Cycling

My YMCA doesn’t have cycling classes on Sundays, and I really wanted one on Sunday (you know, because I am addicted). So I joined Gold’s Gym here 🙂

You know, because being a member of one gym is just not enough 🙂

Gold’s has ancient Schwinn bikes which don’t have monitors so I have no idea how far I went, but here’s the burn:

IMG_4634

I like Schwinn’s bikes. Schwinn used to make Spinner® bikes for Madd Dog, so these are much closer to what I need than the LeMond bikes at the Y.

The rest of my Sunday was pretty much all pain – it was pouring rain outside, and 2013 taxes inside. We’re done with the rain now, but not with taxes yet 🙂

The only other bright thing that happened on Sunday was our seafood fest dinner!

Scallops and crab

Scallops and crab

And that pretty much sums up my past week at a glance 🙂

Also, this Monday was the last day of the FitFluential March Miles challenge. Check out my results:

Yep, I do bike more than I walk.

Yep, I do bike more than I walk.

I loved this challenge! It really makes you think how little we move with our desk jobs and couches!

Now the next challenge started on Tuesday – this time FitFluential is challenging my abs with planking every day in April. Bring it on! I’m ready 🙂

Join us! We’re are going to have fun and get a chance to win a prize from Puma!

Here’s the challenge calendar (printable): FFAprilAbs

Do share: what was your best workout last week?

Stay fit, my friends, and have a great week!

Lena

Comments

  1. I love spinning! That Quinoa Power Salad looks awesome – Ill have to try it!

  2. Lauren, thanks! Yu will not regret trying it – it is awesome and comes together very quickly. Let me know how you like it if/when you try it 🙂

Leave a Reply to Lauren Cancel reply

*

CommentLuv badge