It’s Saturday so that means that I’m sharing a round of up of my workouts and meals from the past week.
I started off my week at the gym for a cardio workout on the elliptical on Sunday. I spent 20 minutes on the elliptical followed by a 10 minute cool down walking the track.
The gym was quiet so it was a nice surprise. Whenever I see people post about an empty gym on social media I’m always jealous because my gym usually has a ton of people at it.
Since I worked early at Yoga in Bowness, I took a class while I was there. It was a great flow class that left me a sweaty mess. We did quite a few balancing poses. They’re ones I struggle with because my balance isn’t great when the plantar fasciitis in my feet is acting up.
Surprisingly I ended up feeling pretty steady in warrior III and I didn’t even use blocks once I got myself into the pose. It’s those small victories that make having a consistent yoga practice worth it.
I was back at the gym on Tuesday for another cardio session. My knee still isn’t feeling 100% so I once again opted for a quick cardio session on the elliptical.
I got in another 30 minute workout while I was at the gym on Wednesday. I spent 20 minutes doing some steady state cardio on the elliptical followed by a cool down on the track afterwards.
I decided to take a rest day on Thursday this week instead of my usual Friday.
I was right back at it on Friday morning when I went to the gym before work. I spent 25 minutes on the elliptical and then another 5 minutes on the track for a really quick cool down.
This morning I got to the gym right when it opened to get my workout done for the day.
I did an identical workout to Friday’s. I listened to a podcast so I was pretty absorbed in that while I was doing my workout so it ended up flying by, so that was a nice surprise.
I definitely didn’t get in as much yoga as I would have liked, but overall it wasn’t a bad week of workouts. I usually go to yoga on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, but I had other events planned for those nights.
As you’ll nice as I share my meals this week, I was all about using the barbecue to cook this week. I think just about everything tastes better when it’s grilled. Because the length of time that we can use the barbecue is so short here in Calgary, you need to take advantage to nice weather while you can.
I decided to go bunless when I made this barbecued burger for dinner. I topped my burger with a pickle, ketchup, and mustard. I paired it with a side salad that was really tasty.
I had dinner with my dad and brother one night. We decided to order from Big T’s on Skip the Dishes since my dad was craving barbecue. I went with a barbecued chicken sandwich and a salad. It was really good – in large part because of the barbecue sauce they used – it wasn’t too sweet like a lot of barbecue sauces can be. I tried a bite of the cornbread that my brother got with his meal and it was so good! I think I’ll have to get that for my side the next time we get food at Big T’s.
Later on in the week I barbecued some cheddar smokies. They turned out delicious as usual. They’re super easy to make too, so I always like that.
To round out the meal I paired the smokie with a piece of cheddar cheese and an Asian inspired salad. It turned out to be a better meal that I was expecting.
I was feeling exceptionally lazy one lunch time, so I came up with this combo: lunch meat, salad, cheese, and guacamole. It was once again super easy to make and ended up being pretty tasty. It’s hard to go wrong with any meal that includes guacamole.
I have a question for all of you. I’m trying to incorporate more protein into my diet, and I’m having a tough time coming up for ideas that aren’t also full of fat. If you have any ideas for me please leave them in the comments below!