I missed two days of working out during my daughter’s birthday week with various errands and such, especially since my sister and law and her fiancé were in town from San Francisco and we were trying to spend as much time with them as possible. I also really let my meal plan slide with the celebrations so last week was the week to get back on track.
Monday – Upper Body Extreme
Tuesday – Barre Legs and 10 min hardcore
Wednesday – Total Body Cardio Fix
Thursday – Dirty 30 + 10 min abs
Friday – Cize
Saturday – Beachbody on Demand barre
Sunday – family walk
I made it through my workouts every day but it wasn’t always easy. On Friday, I had a doctor’s appointment at the time I usually workout so I had to do it during Madeline’s afternoon nap and then squeeze in another shower before dinner. Then on Saturday, she woke up before I finished my work out. In fact, I had just finished working my right glute but hadn’t started my left yet. She was grumpy and needed some mom cuddles but I did go back and finish my last 10 minutes in the afternoon. Can’t have a lopsided fanny for the summer!
This is one of my favorite quotes about priorities and it really holds true in everything in life but I try to keep it in mind in regards to fitness especially. We are all busy so saying you “don’t have time” is really just saying “it isn’t important to me.” Our priorities are what we make them.
One of my favorite one-dish meals is this chicken with green beans and bacon skillet from Skinnytaste. It’s really flavorful and I so appreciate the crunch the bacon adds. I’m also a big fan of anything that only dirties one dish. I served it with a small piece of garlic bread this time because we were seriously craving carbs. One tip I have for enjoying your carbs in an appropriate portion is to cut up a baguette and freeze it in small 3-4 inch sections. I usually do this if I have any left when making a crostini-style appetizer or with the bread they give you at Panera. Then, I just take one piece out of the freezer, pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds so it is soft enough to cut in half, prepare the garlic bread and then pop in the oven until crisp. This makes just one serving of bread each for me and Corey.