I started off my week of workouts with a 20 minute walk and glutes workout on the Peloton app (which I’m still loving). My legs were sore for a few days from this workout so I’d say that it was a great one. I did a short stretching session on the app for my cool down.
Since I was sore from Sunday’s workout, I decided to take it easy and just go for a walk on Monday. Even though my legs hurt it still felt really good to spend some time outside in the sun and move a bit.
Another gentle workout was needed on Tuesday so I did a restorative yoga practice on the Peloton app. I just wasn’t feeling a higher intensity workout so I listened to my body and spent some time relaxing instead.
I actually did it right before bedtime and when I got into bed and turned off the light it didn’t take me long to fall asleep. It was a nice surprise to be able to fall asleep so quickly because that doesn’t always happen.
I was feeling up to my usual workouts on Wednesday morning so I did a 30 minute chest and back workout on the Peloton app. My shoulders felt like jello by the time the 30 minutes were over.
I felt like getting outside for a walk on Thursday, so that’s what I did. I went to a different spot than I usually go to. The change of scenery was really nice. I didn’t realize I wanted it as much as I did.
I didn’t sleep great on Wednesday night, so I figured that another restorative yoga practice right before bed was in order again. It felt really good to take some time for myself to just slow down and relax.
Yesterday I did a 30 minute interval power walk workout on the Peloton app. By the time I was done I was surprised at how hard I worked despite not going faster than a walk. Playing with the speed and incline (I got up to 8%) was enough to make me breathe hard and my heart pump. It definitely wasn’t an easy workout.
My plan for today is to do another strength workout – I’m thinking upper body focused one.
I didn’t end up taking many photos of my food this week, so I’ll share the few that I did remember to take.
I made chicken and vegetables one night for a super easy meal. I sauteed the chicken on the stove and then added in a bag of frozen veggies. It was healthy, tasted good, and was easy to make. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
As usual I used the Instant Pot again this week to hard boil some eggs. It’s so quick and easy to use the Instant Pot to cook them. To be honest it’s probably my favorite use for the Instant Pot right now.
Yesterday I grilled a couple of chicken burgers on the barbecue for lunch. I paired the chicken burger with a bun, slice of cheese, and some mustard and ketchup. For some reason it tasted really good.
I ate one of the chicken burgers yesterday and will have the other ones as leftovers today and tomorrow. I’m all about cooking extra when I do cook so that I have meals later on that are faster and quicker to put together.
Lunches have pretty simple this week like this one was. I paired some chicken lunch meat with shredded cabbage, Greek yogurt, a couple hard boiled egg whites with a sprinkle of paprika on them, a spoonful of peanut butter, and a slice of toast with margarine. It definitely wasn’t fancy but it hit the spot and filled me up for a few hours.
What was your favorite workout from the past week? Most delicious meal?