A Hectic Week Recap – Eats and Exercises

Hey guys! Happy Hump Pump Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve had a very hectic couple of weeks as you probably noticed by the lack of my “What’s on my plate” Wednesday and Motivation Monday posts this and last week… Well, guess what? I am making it all up to you today by combining the two ๐Ÿ™‚

Not much was going on on the exercise front last week – between the sharp right shoulder/arm pain and busy schedule I managed to squeeze in just a few workouts/classes last week.

{MONDAY} Cycling and Chicken

Cycling class with Jim on Monday

Cycling class with Jim on Monday

I don’t like Mondays most of the time. I am excited about Monday being a new beginning and all, but by the end of the day I am beat. It is usually the busiest day of the week for me – at work, exercising after work, etc. etc.. What do Iย make for dinner when I am busy? That’s right – crockpot anything ๐Ÿ™‚


Last Monday it was chicken! I used to put it in the crockpot in the morning, set on Low and turn it off when I get home at 5 PM. It made the chicken a littleย overcooked to my liking…So what I’ve been doing lately is I would come home for lunch, and throw the chicken into the crock pot (Low) for 4-5 hours. That’s plenty of time to cook it and it comes out just perfectly juicy.

Hubby made wok veggies on Monday night – and we got a perfect dinner right there!

{TUESDAY} No Exercise and Lamb

Took a rest day on Tuesday night.

Foodie’s highlight of the day was lamb for dinner – grilled to perfection by my husband.


and this fruit and veggie platter I had at work for my snack throughout the afternoon:


{WEDNESDAY} Yoga and Pork Chops

I did make it to yoga on Wednesday but didn’t take any pictures so you’ll just have to trust me on that one ๐Ÿ™‚

And then I got home and made rosemary pork chops and a salad for my tired husband.



{THURSDAY} Rest Day and Orange Salsa

Yeah, that was the day my shoulder and arm started acting up. It was that kind of muscle paralyzing pain that makes it hard to lift even a cup of coffee.

That did not prevent me from making an awesome orange salsa to go with tilapiaย and rice for dinnerย on Thursday evening, though ๐Ÿ™‚


{FRIDAY} Another rest day and Beet Root Salad

On Friday my shoulder/arm was hurting so much it would wake me up at night. So…another rest day for the Lena ๐Ÿ™

The food highlights of the day included the beet root salad I made for lunch on Sunday during my meal prep.

Canned beet roots, lettuce, feta, roasted pepitas and purple onions

Canned beet roots, lettuce, feta, roasted pepitas and purple onions

{SATURDAY} Yoga and Big Family Breakfast

By Saturday I felt good enough to go get some gentle stretching done in a yoga class.


Yoga was followed by a breakfast fest made by my husband!


I also had a super-delicious lunch – leftover pasta with scallops from eating out the night before:



{SUNDAY} Food Prep

Well, that decision to go to yoga the day before was a little pre-mature. My shoulder and arm were not ready for any Sunday workout.

They were good for Sunday meal prep, so I went wild ๐Ÿ™‚ I actually started on Saturday with this:

Apple-Cinnamon infused water, sweet potatoes and quinoa

Apple-Cinnamon infused water, sweet potatoes and quinoa

and then continued on Sunday by making lunches and snacks for the week days:


No working out on Sunday either ๐Ÿ™ Some nice kitchen time though ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

And that was my week of eating and non-exercising at a glance ๐Ÿ™‚

Do share: How did you do last week? Anything fun? Anything delicious cooking?

Take care, friends, and stay fit!



  1. I really need to get on the slow cooker band wagon. My dad used to make slow cooked stews when I was younger – the mean just fell apart so deliciously!!! Mmmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh you’ll love it GiGi – they are a blessing for a busy girl and come in all kinds of sizes – either for a big family or for a couple ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. eatsandexercisebyamber says:

    Lena, that chicken looks so tasty from the crockpot! HOW did you make it?! Also, I HATE when the chicken is overcooked from the crockpot -_- the worst!

    • Amber.

      Just pour 1.5 cups water into your crockpot, rub the chicken with teriyaki sauce or your sauce/spices of choice and cook on Low for 4-6 hours.

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