The best part about prepping groceries over the weekend is having easy access during the week. The eggplant I prepared this weekend is great for sandwiches as well as heating up for dinner with some sauce and mutz for a quick eggplant parm. Dinner on the fly!
I also prepared homemade hummus, quinoa veggie risotto (which included acorn squash), roasted brussels, and protein bars on Saturday which makes packing lunch and snacks a breeze! The brussels and acorn squash came in handy tonight as well.
One thing that was not a breeze was this morning’s upper body workout! It was much needed after missing the gym quite a few days last week. I haven’t lifted since bootcamp the week before and couldn’t wait to hit the weights.
I started out with some core exercises, repeating each circuit 3x.
- hanging leg rasise
- seated v-ups
- exercise ball crunches w/ medicine ball
- exercise ball crunches, no weight
I then proceeded to do the same with upper body, repeating each circuit 3x.
- dumbbell military press
- lat shoulder raises
- lat pull downs
- seated rows
- pushup lat rows
- front shoulder raises
- dumbbell chest press on exercise ball
- tricep pull downs
- bicep curls
After that I did my favorite: planks!
- hover plank hold
- side plank hold, right
- side plank hold, left
I ended with 30 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical. I am feeling it in my back already! I didn’t post the weight I used because you need to really customize that to your own level, but as far as the circuits go, I was pretty happy with the routine I made up on the fly! Which reminds me that I really need to start planning and writing down my weekly workouts. I’ve heard/read that helps!
Hmm Tuesday = no good TV shows. Guess I’ll catch up on blogs and call it a night!