I’m sharing a recap of my workouts and meals this week.

I had plans to do more than just one strength training workout this week, but my schedule ended up changing and I figured that a cardio workout was better than no workout at all.


I did my one and only Group Power workout to start off the week.

I think it was an older release, but it was new to me. It felt really good to work hard for an hour and hold nothing back.


I didn’t sleep very good on Sunday night, so I decided that sleep was more important than going to the gym when my alarm went off at 5:15 am, so I took a rest day.


I was back at it on Tuesday for my first cardio workout of the week. I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical doing steady state cardio followed by a quick 5 minute cool down on the track.


Wednesday was my planned rest day so I didn’t go to the gym.


I was back to the gym on Thursday morning to get moving again.

My workout was another quick one – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 5 minutes on the track to cool down, and I was out of there.


My original plan for Friday’s workout was to do another Group Power class, but in the end the timing of the class just didn’t work. I had a bunch of errands that I had to get done, and it was just easier to get my workout done earlier in the day rather than wait until 9:15 am for the Group Power class to start.

I spent 45 minutes at the gym on Friday doing a cardio workout. I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical and then 10 more minute cooling down on the track.


Saturday morning was another busy one for me, so it was another quick workout for me on the elliptical instead of waiting until mid morning for the Group Power class.

I spent 30 minutes doing cardio on the elliptical and finished off with a few minutes on the track.


On Sunday I went out for lunch with my dad and brother. They both got breakfast but I decided to go with the reuben. I’ve been eating them a lot lately – pastrami is just tasting so good to be right now.

Another lunch I had this week was shredded chicken, coleslaw, and beef jerky.

It wasn’t very exciting but it contained a lot pf protein which is something that I’m trying to eat more of.

I went out one night in the middle of the week and ordered the California chicken sandwich. I went for lettuce instead of a bun and got the salad on the side with a raspberry vinaigrette.

It’s hard to see in the photo but along with chicken, there was also tomatoes, avocado, bean sprouts, and cheddar cheese – such a tasty combination of flavors.

Tuna salad has been a staple for me the last few weeks. I mix the tuna up with mayo and relish and it’s so good. The relish adds a little bit of sweetness to it. I paired it with some coleslaw and teriyaki jerky.

For date night on Friday my boyfriend and I heated up some chicken tangine. It was the first time I had had it and I ended up really liking it. It tasted just as good as it smelled. I promise it was better than it looks in the photo!

I picked up a few fancy strawberry cupcakes for dessert for my boyfriend and I. They had buttercream frosting on them and were so delicious! It’s been a long time since I last had cupcakes so it was really nice to be able to enjoy one.

What was your favorite workout this week? Favorite meal?

Weekly Workouts + Meals: Cardio + Cupcakes