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Here's the plan for the week (and what we did this past weekend)

  • Past Saturday ('cause it was so tasty!): Crab legs, Filet & Lobster, grilled starburst eggplant, grilled zucchini, & grilled baby carrots.  Dessert?  Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Blueberry Graham Swirl Frozen Yogurt -- insanely good!
  • Sunday: Sauteed Ginger Lemon Chicken, broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and bow tie pasta (cooked it all ahead of time and then packed it up and had a picnic dinner at the playground.  Leftovers are today's lunch)
  • Monday: Creamy, herbed Brussels sprouts and chicken sausage
  • Tuesday: Chicken Parm Meatloaf Muffins & Salad
  • Wednesday: Baked Salmon, mac-n-cheese, and green beans
  • Thursday: Philly Cheese Peppers
  • Friday: Who the heck knows?!?!  Probably pizza.


So, I only had 20 minutes for my workout this morning.  Mondays are often tough for me to fit in my workout, and that was definitely the case today.  Since I only had 20 minutes, I tried hard to make it count!  Here's what I did:

Warm-up: 4 sets, where I did 8 mountain climbers and then one jump pull-up.  I did all of that 4 times and then took a short rest.  Then I repeated until I'd done the 4 sets.

Deadlifted 125 lbs. with the trap bar, superset with side arm presses with 25 lb. dumbbells.  I did 2 sets of 8 reps.  I was bummed I only had time for the 2 sets, but with the heavy weights, I had a nice sweat going!

As many stability ball crunches as I could do, which ended up being about 20.

Finally, I finished by doing as many push-ups as I could do, which was 20 and a personal best for me!!  I was so excited that I managed to knock out 20 really good, solid push-ups.  If I only had 20 minutes, why not do something I'm super proud of to really sort of turn it into an awesome workout.  Yay!

I saw this saying on Pinterest, and I've decided it's going to be my motto for the week:

Today is a good day, to have a good day.



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