I need to be honest for a minute – over the past few months maintaining this blog has been a struggle for me. Not because I don’t want to write it, but rather because I’m re-learning how to juggle life. Working, taking class and having at least a shred of a social life is tough, but worth every stressful minute.
For the first time since graduating college, I finally feel like I know what direction I want my career to head and somewhat of a plan to get there. Creating a meaningful healthy-living blog is part of that journey for me, so I’m going to take a step back and hold myself accountable for a little less in order to hopefully move forward.
From now on, you can expect three blog posts per week: Monday (Weekly Snapshot), Wednesday (What I Ate) and Friday (Wildcard). I’m hoping this schedule helps give me the structure I desperately need right now to move this blog forward. Enough of the serious stuff. Let’s talk about this week!
Cajun Fried Rice from Cook Smarts
In terms of food, this week is looking pretty typical. I’m trying to eat more protein at breakfast and right now adding a scrambled egg to my Ezekiel toast is doing the trick. This week I bought the cinnamon raisin bread – delicious!
Lunches will be salads. I find lunch to be one of the best times to load up on my veggies for the day. As for dinner, I dug back in the Cook Smarts archives to pull out a few meals for this week. One new to us recipe and two we’ve tried before and loved. Here’s what’s on the menu in case you are interested!
Monday: Greek yogurt mac n cheese with added spinach (Cook Smarts)
Tuesday: Lemon shrimp, spaghetti squash & asparagus
Wednesday: Pulled BBQ chicken tacos (Cook Smarts)
Thursday: Vegetarian summer chili (Cook Smarts)
Friday: Grilled pizza – trying this for the first time!
Weekend: Not planned yet!
Running happy outdoors
This week I’m still focusing on building a base for my half marathon training. I’ve also been testing out the website Grokker for at-home yoga workouts. I’m hoping to try a power yoga workout this week.
Monday: At-home power yoga (Grokker)
Tuesday: 3 mile run
Wednesday: 40 minutes cross-training (elliptical or maybe another yoga video)
Thursday: 2 mile run + strength training
Friday: Live music yoga
Saturday: 3.5 mile run
Sunday: Rest/riding bike outdoors
What does your week look like?
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