It’s been all homemade eats the past few days since getting home from FL.
I know the bottle says Shakeology, but I don’t use it. Not that I don’t think it’s packed full of nutrients, but I had an allergic reaction to their vegan vanilla a few months ago. So, I still to Vega most of the time and Sunwarrior on occasion too. To be honest, I don’t use protein powders all the time, but when I’m making my smoothie as a meal replacement or I know it needs staying power (or when I know I’m a bit lacking in some vital nutrients), I’ll toss it in. After a week of travel and mostly eating out, I tend to add them to my smoothies.
I also did a lot of batch prep on Sunday’s. That included some of the Happy Herbivore meals and salads. I have to admit, I’ve become addicted to the Fitpacker container system the past few weeks. It makes storage a breeze and takes up less space.
Still doing the Beach Body on Demand workouts. I honestly do like them because there’s variety (my Achilles heel in DVD based workouts). I’m in my final 7 days of the 21 Day Fix program workouts and I admit to feeling pretty darn good. And much stronger. And possibly constantly sore 🙂
I’ve also joined a really active challenge group with a coach who totally understands vegan nutritional needs, so I’m pretty stoked there. Plan to start the kick boxing program on Monday, which aligns with completing the current program.
Of course I have my 3x per week runs too!
Last night was Cardio Fix. I’m trying to work out more in the mornings, but it just wasn’t happening on Monday. I had to be at the office before 7am, and that would involve getting up around 430, and that’s just silly. So, evening working it was. By the way, I’m not sure why I’m smiling. There’s this exercise in this video called Surrender’s, and I’m pretty sure they’re evil.
Today was a 3-fer workout. Upper Body Fix first, and because that was challenging by didn’t wipe me, I followed it with a 4 mile run. Then this evening, R and I went on a bike ride when she got home from school. 3 laps through the neighborhood for a total of about 30 minutes.
Well, it’s been a nice few days! I’ve only been home for a few, but they’ve been pretty chill. For the first time since grad school started, it felt like a normal weekend! Saturday M had some friends over (that we’ve known since they were young) and D grilled. It was hanging out and being silly mostly. I also did the week’s meal planning and D did the grocery shopping while I studied.
Sunday was laundry, cleaning, batch cooking, a school team meeting, studying, and watching a movie! We watched Moana, and I loved it.
M’s car is screwed up, so we’re currently sharing my ride. So he’s been taking me to work so he can go to school and then picking me up in the evening. While it’s a bit of a challenge, it’s not the end of the world. Not sure his car is worth fixing yet, so we’ll see.
It’s been really nice out (80 over the weekend, chilly yesterday, but 70’s today and 80’s tomorrow before winter comes back and we’re in the 50’s). We’re definitely taking advantage of THAT! Kuma has been hard to keep inside, and Bumble has been joining her in the yard too. Ginny sticks to her window watching and is just happy the house is opened up!
So, hope you’re having a good week so far!