Weight Workout and Dinner on the Fly

by Jillian on October 25, 2011 · 3 comments

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
  • pushups
  • lat pull downs
  • seated rows
  • pushups
  • pushup lat rows
  • front shoulder raises
  • dumbbell chest press on exercise ball
  • tricep pull downs
  • dips
  • 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! :)

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren October 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I am awful at making up workouts on the fly. I really have to have some kind of plan before I start or else I just end up doing cardio because its the only thing I know how to do without thinking.


2 Marilyn October 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Looks like a delicious dinner!


3 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy" Girl October 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

That looks like a great workout!

Tuesday nights = x factor :-) You should try watchin’ it!


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