Happy Sunday! I finally remembered to snap a photo of my new fitness planner. It’s an expansion pack for the Happy Planner I use. I use it to track my meals and workouts. For now I don’t have any specific diet goals since I’m nursing and don’t want to reduce calories too much because it may impact my supply. My daily goals are always to hit 100 grams of protein (as a vegetarian this isn’t always easy!) and drink at least 8 glasses of water.
My workouts for the week will be:
Monday: Upper body + abs
Tuesday: Interval speed work (getting ready to start my 5k training plan!)
Saturday: 4 mile run
Sunday: Leg day
I’m moving away from the workout DVD’s I used to use near daily, and more toward lifting heavier weights. I’m picking out workouts from Jamie Eason’s free Live Fit Trainer.
This week I wanted to show off my weekly spread ‘before the pen’ (that’s cool planner kids lingo.) I despise my handwriting and just thought this weeks layout was particularly pretty. I still remember being envious of girls in middle school who had that perfect, bubbly handwriting. Mine just looks like chicken scratches.
I used washi from the gorgeous new gold washi roll from Michaels and some paper from the corresponding paper pack. I had to place things to cover up where the pen bled through from last week. Not cute.
Meals this week will be:
Breakfast: Oatmeal + Mothers Milk Tea
Lunch: Salad or Hearty Rice Skillet (I never got around to making it last week!)
Dinner: Protein Smoothie or Soup (still have some leftover miso split pea soup from last week.)
Snacks: hard boiled eggs, crackers, greek yogurt and protein bars
My prep was pretty minimal for the week. Today I’ll be boiling some eggs, cooking brown rice for the salad (I’ll make a ‘burrito bowl’ salad with brown rice, black beans, olives, red onion and buffalo ranch dressing) and making my hearty rice skillet. Won’t take more than an hour and I’ll have delicious food for the week!
I always have people asking how I make my protein smoothies so here is my basic recipe. I swear this one tastes the closest to an actual chocolate milkshake and I look forward to having one every night! I use a scoop of Premier Protein powder, then put in a big handful of spinach, a sliced frozen banana, and as much ice to hit the ‘fill line.’ Then I put in almond milk, 2 heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder, and a big squirt of honey. It’s divine!
What are you prepping today?
How has your weekend been so far?