Back to the Gym

Last night I made it back to the gym.  It took me almost a week!  I literally had not worked out since last week on Thursday and felt like a total bum, and it was aweful!  My workout consisted of “assisted” pullups, I am such a weenie.  I had 120 pounds of assistance! I was literally only pulling up 65 pounds, gotta get that better!  I also did “girlie” pushups, lunges, squats, sit-ups and then a stairmaster for about 10 minutes.  

Was this routine extremely difficult?  Naw, my legs are a bit sore today but not bad, and no I didn’t workout “that” long, but I got to the gym, got my heart rate up, and feel so much better for it. 

Tonight it’s back to the gym, and probably some quality time on the Precor AMT, I actually miss that machine, but they were all full last night 😦 Sad day.  I may also do some light weights for my arms tonight, since more than likely I’ll only do the AMT for half an hour or so, that’ll give me 20 minutes to do some other sort of exercise.

Menu for the Week … Maybe?

So, I’ve read countless places that if you build a weekly menu that you’re less likely to struggle with what you’re eating.  So, I did that…sort of?

This week I’m only focusing on dinners, Monday thru Friday, but I did it, I built my menu!  Here it goes

Monday (no gym): Chicken Stir Fry (chicken tenders, bell peppers, onions and broccoli)

Tuesday (gym night): Beef Stroganoff (no mushrooms, only using cream of onion soup, in the slow cooker)

Wednesday (gym night): Pork chops (relatively easy recipe, cook+prep time = 1hour)

Thursday (no gym): Beef Tenderloin (again, relatively easy, total time = 1 hour 15 minutes)

Friday: Chipotle Chicken (sounds like a mexican chicken dish, makes a HUGE amount of food, 8 chicken legs, 8 chicken thighs, insane!  Slowcooker meal)

My goal is to not have to worry about “hey, what’s for dinner?” this week, as it is a MAJOR pet peeve of mine, and can often lead to “let’s swing through McDonald’s”, not exactly a nutritious day to say the least.  As I make each item, I’ll get it posted to my page so ya’ll can see what the results are and what it took to make it (will post prices / recipe if I’m able).