Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Weekly Workouts and Eats

After returning from Texas where my only workout was participating in a 5k, I had to get back to working out and cleaner eating.  This week:

Monday-biked for 45 minutes...with the pup napping in front of me.

Then I took the pup out for a 2.75 mile run walk.  He is still learning to run, so we take walk breaks and water breaks frequently.  He was worn out by the end.

Couln't even open his eyes!!!
 He was pretty hot after the run, so I put him in a cool shower to help him relax and cool down.  He must have enjoyed it because he laid down and refused to get out.

Monday Dinner: Chicken, Snow Pea, Peppers, and Bacon Ranch Pasta.  I sauteed up the chicken and veggies, made 4 slices of bacon in the oven and added some ranch dip spices to chicken broth for the "sauce".  Then I tossed it all together with some whole wheat rotini.  I loved it and will make it again!

Tuesday-ran a quick 3 miles at 8 minute pace.  Then I picked up the pup for another run/walk.  We went 2.5 miles with less running and more playing yesterday.  He did great and didn't even need a cold shower to cool down!!

After I finished the run and walk, Bobby and I headed to the driving range.  I am getting better, but have a loooonnnnnggggg way to go!!

We didn't get home until after 8pm, so I had to make a quick dinner.  The Pampered Chef covered baker is amazing!! **I am not a sales rep for Pampered Chef-I just really like their products!**  You can cook chicken and pork in the microwave and it tastes like it was cooked in the oven!

Last night I made pork chops-seasoned with some salt, pepper, garlic, and onion only.  Put them in the baker and cook for 6-8 minutes.  I did 8 and they were a little over cooked.  I will try 6 minutes next time!  I made a quick mac and cheese side and some Green Giant veggies all in about 15 minutes.  I was a hungry hippo, so the quick meal was nice!

Wednesday-tonight's plan is to run/walk with the pup for 2.5-3 miles.  Then I have an indoor volleyball game.  Dinner plans-sloppy joe freezer meal-she called it Sloppy Tamale Pie, but I made a few tweaks to this recipe.  This was my favorite of the freezer meals that I made earlier this year.  I serve it over baked potatoes or buns.  This will be perfect for tonight because I will be coming and going with volleyball and Bobby is playing golf after work. 

Thursday-Workout plan-run 5 miles and then volleyball practice for our company team.  Dinner plans-chicken "fried" rice.  Homemade chicken fried rice is one of my favorite meals.  Better than takeout in my book!

Friday-Workout plan-quick HIIT workout.  We are heading to a barbecue at a friend's house for her birthday.  I am making shrimp-stuffed with cheese and jalapeno and wrapped in bacon.  They are delicious and I can't wait to make them to share!!

Saturday-Workout plan-longer run of 6-8 miles.  It will depend on how my ankle is feeling.  We are also going hiking and ziplining on Saturday.  Then dinner at Bonefish Grill.  They have great food and lots of healthy options!!  Although, I will splurge on Bang, Bang Shrimp!!

Sunday-Workout plan-Bobby and I are running in a flat 4 mile race called the Trolley Run on Sunday.  It should be fun!!  Last year I beat him and he was not very happy about it.  I have a feeling it will not happen again!!

What are your workout and meal plans for the week?


  1. Waaaait a minute. That microwave thing really works? This could legit be a game changer for me.

  2. Yes! It's awesome!! Chicken cooks fast too!!