Yesterday I was feeling a little down about the fact that spring is still so far away, so I spent a lot of time watching episodes of “Hawaii Life”. As my Mom said, I needed some “warm scenery”! Around 4PM I decided I had been lazy long enough and looked for an On Demand yoga video…but the options were pretty lame. I started two different videos that I just couldn’t get into, so I decided to suck it up, scrape the ice off my car, and head to the gym.
I had no plans in mind except to do some strength training. Since the gym was pretty dead, I had my pick of all the equipment. It really motivated me to get creative! Here’s what I ended up with (I did 15 reps/side of each exercise in each pair…and then moved on to the next pair…but do whatever works best for you!):
I hopped onto the rowing machine on a whim and totally loved it! My booty was definitely burning less than halfway through. (Fun tip: these rowing machines have an option to turn your workout into a “fishing” game. Try it out – really helps pass time!)
After my workout, I decided to pop into Trader Joe’s for a couple items so I could prepare meals and snacks for the work week. Of course I forgot the one thing I really wanted: lemons. I like to have a steamy mug of hot water with fresh squeezed lemon every morning on my drive to work. (Well…my drive to the train station!) I did find an AWESOME steal: $2.99 for a box of 7 single-serving Keurig cups!
When I got home, I fixed one of my staples: buffalo chicken quinoa. I normally follow this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats, which, I kid you not, is one of my all-time favorite foods. I was a little crunched for time (read: Brendan and I were starving!) so I made the quick version – I boiled the quinoa and then just poured some hot sauce, chicken, and shredded cheddar cheese right into the pot instead of making the sauce separately. I also didn’t broil it to save on time. Much faster and just as delicious! After dinner I packaged up the leftovers for lunches this week, portioned out some snacks (almonds + dried cranberries, as well as some popcorn with herbs and spices), and cooked some hard-boiled eggs for breakfast. We then settled in and watched parts of the GRAMMYs.
My Sunday ended up being much more productive than I thought it would be!
What did you do this weekend? Do you prepare food for the week on Sundays? (If so, what?) Did you watch the GRAMMYs? Thoughts?