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My Day in Meals + Last Week’s Workouts

Welcome to another installment of My Day in Meals + Last Week’s Workouts! Today marks the beginning of another week, and another seven days of hard work (actually, just six since I take Sundays off). I’m convinced that I’d go insane if I didn’t have a consistent workout schedule! Exercising is great for mental health, not just physical health. I’ve got some fun recipes coming your way this week, so stay tuned for those! I’m also cooking up a storm behind the scenes — be sure to follow along on my Instagram Stories.

 


 

Now for the “My Day in Meals” part of My Day in Meals + Last Week’s Workouts:

To start off my day, I made a bowl of blended chia pudding with some toasted nuts and fresh fruit. I based the recipe off my Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding. Sundays are “Rest Days” for me. This breakfast was smaller than usual because I didn’t work out; I rarely work out on Sundays since I exercise Monday through Saturday.

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Although I included protein powder in my chia pudding, I was hungry by noon. This is unusual for me; I rarely get hungry before one or two in the afternoon.

I made a delicious bowl for my midday meal, and it kept me full until dinner. It had romaine lettuce, tomato, a bit of ground beef, two eggs, some potatoes, and beets that had been languishing in the fridge for a few weeks. Basically, it was a “Whatever’s In The Kitchen” kind of bowl. I also split a Matcha “Frappuccino” with my sister. The frappuccino recipe is coming soon . . . I can’t wait to share it with you, because it’s absolutely delicious!

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Most of the time, the only exercise I do on Sundays is yoga and a light walk. On this particular Sunday, I went for a 20 minute walk between lunch and dinner. I spent the rest of the afternoon doing crafty things and simple to-do’s around the house — not strenuous activity.

I ate dinner at 6:30. Again, I had a “bowl” with a lettuce base. This time, I included romaine and spinach. I topped the lettuce with a beef burger patty, homemade mayonnaise, tomato, pickles, and mustard. I had half of a very small white sweet potato (which I cooked in the microwave) on the side.

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As promised in my first My Day in Meals + Last Week’s Workouts post, I shared meals from a day that I ate dessert. My family has designated “dessert nights,” and Sunday is one of them. This Sunday, I enjoyed some of the gluten-free cupcakes that my sister and I made as part of our little “Cupcake Wars.” (More on that next week!) I ate a red velvet cupcake (colored with beets) and a few bites each of a Boston Creme and Peanut Butter Chocolate. My sister and I both made a few flavors of cupcakes, and it was hard to sample just one!

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Now, onto Last Week’s Workouts!

 

Monday: Cross Country preseason started, so I worked out with the team. We did a 10-minute warmup followed by a 40-minute run at a quick pace.

 

Tuesday: I went to cross-country again, and we did the same workout — but faster.

I also lifted weights at home. I did a light and easy weightlifting workout, since I was tired from cross-country.

Three rounds:

  • 10 deadlifts
  • 10 lateral raises
  • 30 calf raises

Since I was injured in early April, I have been running every other day. This week, I decided to mix things up and see if I could handle running five days a week again. (Last year, I consistently ran six days a week.) Besides soreness from the team’s quick pace, I was fine.

 

Wednesday: I went to cross-country again, and we did the same workout — yep, even faster.

 

Thursday: After doing the same run three days in a row at cross-country, I decided to mix things up a bit with an at-home workout (one that incorporated running). I wrote a kettlebell-sprints workout about a month ago, and it is so hard. I love it!

4 rounds:

  • 25 kettlebell swings
  • 25 situps
  • 25 curls
  • 2×100 meter sprint

Then

  • 25 kettlebell swings
  • 2×100 meter sprint
  • 25 kettlebell swings

I used a 20-pound kettlebell and two 10-pound dumbbells. The sprints are listed in sets of two to allow for running with very little rest inbetween. I sprinted 100 meters down a path, jogged a half-circle to turn around, and sprinted 100 meters back up the path.

 

Friday: I went for a 40-minute run alone at a moderate pace.

 

Saturday: At-home workout

  • 3×10 deadlifts with barbell
  • 5×20 frog jumps
  • 5×10 situps
  • 5×10 insane lunges
  • 5×10 supermans

Although the workout can be divided up in many different ways, I did three rounds of all five exercises. Then, I did two rounds with only four exercises, beginning with the frog jumps. The workout could easily be modified to include five rounds of 10 deadlifts, if desired.

 


 

Thanks for joining me for My Day in Meals + Last Week’s Workouts! If you like this style of post, let me know in the comments. If you would like to see other types of lifestyle posts, comment down below so I can do them!

Happy Monday!

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