Sometimes the Basics are the Best

This week has been difficult to wake up. I’m fine once I’m standing, but the feat of yet ting myself out of the bed has been proving difficult. Fortunately, I’ve been able to move quickly once I’m awake and I haven’t missed any gym time because of it. Maintaining a routine definitely makes it easier to get up in the mornings, but that doesn’t mean it’s always going to be easy.

My workout was a sweaty one. I did my alternating strength/run routine and by the end, I was beat. This time, I decided to stick to performing all sets at eight reps, increasing my weight slightly as I went. It was just as effective, and just as many, but I’m hoping to keep my body guessing. My strength circuit was shoulder presses, bicep curls, overhead tricep extensions, rows, front raises, lunging arrow twists, shoulder raises, goblet squats, and bench presses. I performed the circuit two times before hopping on the treadmill for a mile run. My first run went smoothly and I was feeling strong, but by the final one, I was tired. My knee is a little sore now, so it’s something I’ll have to keep an eye on.

Breakfast was the simple, but perfect, peanut butter on toast with a side of berries. The chocolate peanut butter, while healthy and full of good fat and protein, tastes like an indulgence and makes my body and mind happy.


I guess I was so excited for lunch today that I forgot to snap a picture! I enjoyed another fresh salad with a piece of salmon on top.  The fish wasn’t tasting as fresh as the day before, so I ate the vegetables around it and settled on the serving of almonds I had packed for my dose of protein. With a Baggie of popcorn on the side, I had myself a great meal!

For dinner, a stir fry came together simply. The veggies got a little burned, but tasted just fine. So long as they aren’t soggy, I can handle it. The veggie medley included peppers, mushrooms, carrots, bok choy, and zucchini. I paired a Thai peanut sauce with teriyaki ginger chicken meatballs and some whole wheat bow tie pasta. I was very pleased with the outcome.


What’s your go-to quick meal? 

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