Stretching The Groceries

27 Jun

Hi friends, Happy Monday!!

I just wanted to pop in and give you my food+fitness forecast for the week!

It is already shaping up to be a busy week. I just started a couple new jobs (more on that later). Grocery shopping will be out of the question, so I had to get creative to srrrretttttch the odds and ends in our kitchen to fuel us until the weekend. I am a HUGE believer in using what you have on hand. You will never catch me rushing to the grocery store in the middle of the week to pick up the exact ingredients a recipe calls for. I always go with the flow in the kitchen (much to JWD’s analytical dismay), improvising and modifying :)

Here’s what I came up with for the week:

M- Tonight we had Ancient Harvest Linguine w/ crumbled tempeh, goat cheese, broccoli (florets AND stalk), onion, parsley, fresh diced tomatoes, and canned diced tomatoes. We inhaled it before I remembered to photograph :(

T- Coconut Red Lentil Curry (loosely based on this recipe) + brown rice + kale.

W- out to dinner (I promise I will share the details this week!)

TH- Veggie burgers (Amy’s brand) w/ roasted green beans

F- Tempeh tacos

In fitness news…

M- Today I did quick a.m. treadmill workout to stimulate my appetite. Usually I am more than ready for my morning oatmeal and coffee ritual, but late dinners call for a little workout to rev my appetite in the morning. I also did a full-body weights workout followed by a short but fun yoga sesh with lots of inversions :)

T- I’m shooting for an early morning run or bike!

W- Full-body weights with a lot of plyometrics in the mix

TH- Either 40 minutes of machine hopping at the gym or a run, depending on my schedule

F- Full-body weights + yoga! My favorite fitness day!

Brain food:

The age-old question… Does Exercising on an Empty Stomach Burn More Fat?

9 Reasons Why Summer Might Make You Pack On The Pounds

A New Study Shows Potato Chips and Soda = Weight Gain (um, duh)

I desperately need this! Time Management Tips

And this! Stop Worrying: 9 Tips For Confidence

Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha- all Greek to you? Yoga Styles De-Coded

For my friends with baby fever (You know who you are! And NO, I am not one of them!!)- check out the newly preggers Fitnessista’s very sweet baby posts.

Oh, and JWD and I have challenged each other to a “Sugar Abstinence Week”. I find myself only able to think about the following…

Oy, it’s gonna be a long week.

Have a wonderful week and hopefully I’ll see you again midweek if my schedule allows!

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Thanks for reading :)

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