What a world of good a weekend away on the water does! I feel like my normal self again! Hurray!
The weather was amazing this weekend and I got to lay on the beach & work – it’s hard to beat that!
Plus, I got in great workouts each day which made me proud. If you’re traveling or you don’t belong to a gym, here’s a doozy I did in the hotel room with ZERO equipment:
10 rounds for time (you could totally do fewer rounds)
- 20 body weight squats
- 10 burpees
- 1 minute plank (you could do more or less time as desired)
On round 4 I was definitely sweating!
Today’s it’s back to the hustle & grind!
I’ll be honest – I didn’t feel like going to the gym today. I’m tired and have a ton of work to do. I definitely considered skipping it but here’s why I didn’t:
I asked myself which choice would make my day better – skipping the workout and getting more work done or making the workout a priority and giving it 100% effort.
I have never regretted prioritizing a workout.
I’ve often regretted skipping one.
Without question, prioritizing the workout and stepping away from work will make me feel better so that’s what I did.
Here’s today’s workout:
10 Front Squats (135/95)
My favorite part of the workout today was the coaching between the warm-up and the workout. I love the important reminders like leading with your elbows when coming out of the bottom of the squat. It makes me really happy to improve my form because my workouts get more efficient and I know I’m getting stronger & more fit.
On the food front:
I was in the car for a couple hours this morning and I felt pretty hungry when I got home. Breaking from the norms, I ate before my workout.
I had chicken cakes & cauliflower “couscous” from Paleo Power Meals.
I had a few cherry tomatoes with it, too.
After my workout I had a mini meal – carrots & guacamole – since I wasn’t too hungry after that bigger brunch.
I’m going back to a favorite of mine for dinner: a bag of cauliflower rice sauteed with the inside of a stuffed pepper.
The stuffed pepper also comes from Paleo Power Meals and it includes veal, ground beef, mushrooms, a bit of almond flour and onions but no grains or anything like that. Super yummy.
I am back to relying heavily on Paleo Power Meals because, as the weather gets warmer, I want to enjoy more of my time outside and doing things I love.
Cooking isn’t one of those things I love all that much so I’m letting Paleo Power Meals do it for me. Plus, in addition to freeing up my time, their food is totally delicious and very fat loss friendly, so it helps me with this year of push I’m living!
I’ll say this: it’s not cheap but I do believe it saves me money because I’m not buying snacks or making a bunch of random trips to the grocery or letting food spoil in the fridge. That’s just what’s true for me.