I’m happy to report that we did a decent job with our return to meal planning last week. There was only one meal we didn’t get to make – penne with chickpeas – which we’ll recycle this week, just in time for New Food Monday. I’m hoping to ride the high of last week’s NFM success (see how the kiddos’ rated Martha’s orzo and cheese here).
Here’s what we’re planning for this week:
To redeem myself from the junk food fest I know I will (happily) indulge in on Sunday during the Patriots game, I plan to make a batch of kale and white bean soup earlier in the day that I can throw in the fridge and quickly heat up for dinner on Tuesday.
From the workout side, now that I’ve completed my CrossFit Elements intro classes, I think I’m going to go back to my normal routine (at least for this week) and attempt my first “real” CrossFit class the next week. Probably not the wisest idea, considering all these CrossFit moves that I’ve been learning are fresh in my memory, but I haven’t been loving CrossFit as much as I thought I would and I kinda miss the cozy comforts of my gym and my familiar classes (which is also not necessarily a good thing; comfort can easily = complacency). I’m also not crazy going to CrossFit in the evenings, which is the only time I can fit it into my schedule, and this could definitely be factoring into my indifference.
Anyway, I’m going back to basics this week, while also starting to slowly increase my weekly mileage, knowing that my half marathon training will be picking up in a few weeks.
Sunday: Easy 5 mile run
Monday: 4 mile AM treadmill run (incorporating sprints)
Tuesday: 3 mile run (lunch)
Thursday: 4 mile AM treadmill run (incorporating hills)
Friday: Boot camp
Saturday: Body Pump
I’m curious to see how my body responds to the chunks of running and weight lifting; I usually try to split them up more, but my schedule was a little tricky this week. I’m also excited to break in my new lululemon Run: For Your Life crops
What’s on your menu this week?