It’s time for another installment of Muscles and Meals! Not sure what’s going on? Check out the Fitness category to see previous volumes.
This week started with me on what I hoped was the tail end of a cold. Therefore, I wanted soup! I’ve also been really slacking on cardio workouts. My cold wasn’t bad enough that I needed to lay on the couch and the weather was perfect for running, so Chewie and I went on what my Garmin thinks was a 3.5 mile run and what I think is closer to 4.5 miles.
ANYWAY! For dinner I made Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Very simple and very tasty. I just wish I had added a full cup of rice as opposed to 3/4 of a cup.
Last week at the gym I deadlifted too heavy without warming up enough and made my back very angry with me. So this week my trainer had me skip heavy deadlifts and do front squats instead.
I’m blanking on the full workout, but it was front squats and foam rolling. Then there were some hip extensions and lateral step-ups. Finally I believe it was sled pushes, decline leg raises, and Romania deadlifts.
My trainer decided to destroy my arms with paused bench press, rows, incline dumbbell tricep presses, 3-second tempo push-ups, supine grip tricep push-downs, and TRX skull crushers. OUCH! My poor baby triceps.
Worth it, though, for pics like this
Of course we had ground turkey tacos with roasted green beans for dinner. Tuesdays are predictable.
My day was full of back-to-back meetings and barely any time for lunch so I actually got up early enough to do a 25 minute HIIT workout on my bike trainer before work. I found this one online and I really enjoy it. I’ve also done it on the treadmill and it makes the time go by quickly.
Post-work day I went out for drinks with some of my coworkers. We already had our outing planned when we got some crazy (good) news at work so it ended up being quite a celebratory night! Our office building has a nice bar and restaurant in it so I just ate dinner there. I had salmon poke that, honestly, was WAY too salty. Good thing I had three drinks to wash it down!
My gym just started offering a new class called TREADX. It’s 30 minutes of treadmill intervals and bodyweight strength work. I actually really enjoy treadmill classes so I immediately signed up…for the 6:15 AM class.
It was worth it, though.
Of course, I went back to the gym at lunch for my lifting workout! Squats again! This time back squats and foam rolling. Then I had leg presses and goblet squats followed by paused leg curls and planks.
I swear, if I could afford to work the front desk at the gym I totally would. I really like it there.
For dinner I made Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken and Broccoli. I added potatoes and subbed chicken thighs for chicken breasts.
As I write this I haven’t gone to the gym yet. I have another busy day at work but I’m still hoping to get in there and do my upper body workout. I skipped it last week so I’m behind!
Dinner is going to be pork stir fry. I’ll probably just throw some veggies into a pan, cook up some pork tenderloin, and throw on some stir fry sauce. Done.
What are you having for dinner this week?