Today I’m recapping my week of workouts and food.



I went to a Group Power class at my gym. I was back at doing my usual weights after being sore for a few days last week after a really hard lower body workout.

It felt really good to be back at it. The new Group Power release is debuting on Sunday at my gym so I’m really looking forward to some new music and exercises!


I usually take a Group Power class on Mondays but I had an appointment so I wasn’t able to make it. Instead I went for a quick walk on the treadmill at home for 20 minutes. It wasn’t much but it helped me get in my steps for the day.


I made it back to the gym on Tuesday for a cardio workout on the elliptical. I spent 30 minutes doing steady state cardio on it before I walked on the track for an additional 20 minutes.


It was going to be a planned rest day on Wednesday, but I also woke up with a sore lower back. I’m thinking I slept on it wrong because I didn’t remember doing anything during the day that would have aggravated it.


Thursday was also a rest day because I took my dad to an appointment. The weather was terrible which meant that traffic was bad so we had to leave really early. Since his appointment was at 8:30 am that meant that I wasn’t able to get to the gym and back home and showered before we had to leave at 7:30 am.


Friday was another rest day because my back wasn’t feeling any better and I didn’t want to make it worse with a Group Power class. I could have modified and gone with lighter weights, but there’s quite a few deadlifts and bent over rows. I just didn’t want to push it.


I’m really looking forward to getting back to the gym today! My back is feeling a whole lot better now. I’m planning on some cardio on the elliptical.


Like I mentioned, it’s been really cold this week here in Calgary, so that meant that I was all about the hot and filling meals this week.


I picked up a couple frozen beef patties last weekend and I cooked a couple of them up this week. I had been craving burgers like crazy so it tasted extra good. I paired it with a piece of multi grain toast with margarine, plain Greek yogurt, and some coleslaw.

3 Cheese Omelette

I went out for breakfast with my boyfriend the other day. We went to Gruman’s and I ordered their three cheese omelette. I’d never had it before but it was so good. It came with a couple of potato latkes and toast.

Chicken Burger

Apparently I was all about the burgers this week, because in addition to the beef ones, I also cooked up some chicken burgers. I ended up going with one and a half on this day because I was really hungry after my Group Power class. I paired it with a slice of multi grain toast and some Brussels sprouts.

And now for snacks!

Pop Corners White Cheddar Cheese Chips

These were so good! I’d had the bag for awhile but finally opened it this week and I’m so glad that I did because they were so good!

These are one of those things that I have to portion out for myself because otherwise it’s really easy to eat the whole bag and not even realize it until it’s empty. If you’re looking for a crunchy and savory snack I highly recommend these.

Watermelon Nuun

I’m still loving these watermelon Nuuns. It’s a new to me flavor and I’m a bit surprised that it’s taken me this long to try it.

I pop a Nuun into my water bottle whenever I’m going to workout. It adds electrolytes which is perfect when I know I’m going to be sweaty minus all the the added calories and sugar in sports drinks.

What was a favorite workout of yours this week? Your favorite meal? Share in the comments below.

Weekly Workouts + Meals: Unexpected Rest Days + Burgers
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