Sunday, March 11, 2018

3/4: Fitness & Eats from the Week

Hi, guys! Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a nice weekend! 🙂

Another week of fitness & eats is in the books! Last week was actually kind of a weird week on the workout front. I was active just about every day, but quite a few of my workouts were pretty low-key and not too challenging, which I actually appreciate nowadays. I used to get annoyed if the workout was too “easy” or I wouldn’t consider it a “real” workout if I didn’t kill myself. Boy, have I come a long way from that thinking! Any day that I’m able to move and break a sweat is a good day and definitely “counts” as a workout!

Oh, how life changes. Live and learn! Anyway, here’s a recap of last week’s workouts as well as some of my favorite meals. I hope they give you some fun ideas for your own!


Sunday: Off

Monday: CrossFit <— recap of our “gym day”

Tuesday: 2-mile run on treadmill

Wednesday: CrossFit

I was up and at ’em for this workout at 4:45 AM. It definitely looked like a fun one, and I didn’t want to miss it. I really liked it, but I totallllllly have a love-hate relationship with the assault bike! 😉

Thursday: CrossFit

This workout was short, but challenging. I finished just under 15 minutes. If you like rowing, be sure to give this one a try!

Friday: CrossFit

I can’t do ring muscle-ups and don’t do bar muscle-ups well, so I opted for a hybrid Rx + scaled workout for Open workout 18.3. I used the weights for the Rx workout, but then sub-ed in pull-ups for the muscle-ups. I finished 1+74.

Saturday: CrossFit

Fun partner workout with my friend Marisa. It took us about 27 minutes to finish.


I’m alllllll about the smoked salmon lately, so I’m still dreaming about this open-face sandwich made with grilled bread, housemade ricotta, fresh dill, and fried capers!

Lots of veggies in this lunch! Cauliflower pizza with roasted veggies (Brussels sprouts, carrots, fennel) + arugula, Parmesan, sunflower seeds, and balsamic vinegar. There wasn’t an ounce of meat in this meal, but it still clocked in at 25g of protein. Veggie (and dairy) power!

Packed meals for a day at the office! Top right clockwise:

  • Shepherd’s Pie made mashed sweet potatoes mixed with mashed cauliflower, ground turkey, peas, and corn (snack)
  • Sautéed kale with roasted butternut squash and chicken sausage (breakfast)
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts, fennel, and carrots with haddock and Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (lunch)

I loved this Greens & Grains Bowl that I tried at Del Frisco’s Grille (new location in Westwood). Listen to this all-star cast of delicious and nutritious ingredients: quinoa, charred broccoli, baby spinach, edamame, beets, avocado, dried cranberries, roasted almonds, poached cage-free eggs, and sweet basil dressing. Yummmm!

Tahini Protein Balls are my newest obsession! Recipe on CNC soon! 🙂

Loving Elmhurst unsweetened almond milk. It’s made with just two ingredients: water + almonds.

I was starving after CrossFit the other day and whipped up this quickie meal that ended up turning out so much more delicious than expected. Listen to this combo: Canned tuna mixed with relish, spicy mustard, and fermented orange ginger carrots. It was so good!

Question of the Day

What’s on your “fitness & eats” agenda for this week? Any fun workouts or recipes to share? 

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