It’s back to work today for me after a wonderful, relaxing long weekend. If you had a long weekend, then I hope you enjoyed it, and if you worked yesterday, I hope it was still a good day. 🙂
Last week I mentioned that I would be sharing a workout soon, and then we had some unexpected plans, so that never happened. So finally I am posting a new HIIT workout! This is one you can easily do at home and if you don’t have an exercise ball or weights, then you could easily do a different exercise for the bicep curls, plank roll-ins, and the ball exchange.
Here are some links to a couple of exercises in case you aren’t familiar with them.
I love this workout because it works my legs, arms, and abs, plus still throws in some cardio. Plus, for these cold winter months, I love having workouts like this that don’t require me to go outside. 🙂
Like always, if you do this workout, let me know what you think!
Yesterday I did some meal planning to makes meals easier during the week. I have discovered that pretty much all of the meals I make require me to chop up fresh veggies, and this takes time, plus it just makes more dishes to wash! I have finally learned that if I can chop most of the food I will need in advance, everything will be easier and faster.
I chopped up two white onions, two red onions, two green bell peppers, some mushrooms, celery, sliced an orange and red bell pepper, baked some kale chips, roasted broccoli and mushrooms, washed, peeled, and chopped two pounds of carrots, and baked some lentil banana muffins from Lindsay. I am so excited to have all of this done, and especially with working full time now, this makes preparing meals SO MUCH EASIER during the week! If you do not already meal prep on weekends (or whenever works for you), I highly recommend it. Plus, head over to Lindsay’s blog on Sundays and she always has some amazing food prep inspiration.
Yes, my fridge is totally full after meal planning, but it’s worth it. If you don’t have a lot of tubber ware, you will need to invest in some before beginning meal prep. It is worth the investment; trust me. And yes, even though there is only two of us, we will eat all of this food during the week. By this weekend, our fridge will be almost empty and it will be time to go grocery shopping again! We rarely eat out, so we need food for three meals every day and snacks every day. That’s a lot of food!
Oh and these lentil banana muffins are amazing!! I promise, you can’t taste the lentils, but these babies are full of nutrition and would be a great switch up for your normal breakfast! I can’t wait for Ryan to try them for breakfast. As you can tell from the picture, I couldn’t wait for the morning and had to try them out last night. 😉
Oh, and on a totally different subject, I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but it has been beautiful outside this weekend where I am in Texas!
Ryan and I enjoyed the gorgeous weather by playing some disc golf at a beautiful park! We left when the sun was going down, and I just had to get a picture! Unfortunately, I think it’s supposed to get cold again later this week. 😦 I guess it is January though, so I shouldn’t be surprised, I just really enjoy warm weather. 🙂
Anyways, I hope you all have a great day! Ryan and I get to go to a hockey game tonight because his boss gave him two tickets! Yay for a fun, free date night! 🙂
1. Would you like me to post more workouts on my blog? If so, what kind of workouts would you like to see?
2. Do you meal prep? If you did this weekend what did you cook for the week?
3. Do you like cold or warmer weather better?