Eats and Feats

I know, I know.   I promise you all I am working on getting back to being a good, scheduled blogger.  But bear with me as I settle back in.

For tonight, I want to share with my favorite blog friends some of my top eats and feats from the weekend and starts of this week.

Eats

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I’m going to be honest with you guys, because I like you.  I pretty much ate sushi for every.single.real.meal this weekend.  True story.

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Ok that’s a lie, I didn’t eat it for breakfasts — but I did eat it for three meals in as many days.  Upps.  Moving on. . . the ladies and I went to this adorable little Cafe, where I was BEYOND tempted to throw caution to the wind and order everything baked.  BUT, I stayed good and ordered some turkey sausage and fruit.  Which was, not surprisingly, delicious.

And I ended the meal with two undocumented macarons.  And they were AWESOME.

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And of course, lots of bear and wine.  Yup.  Too much. #sorryimnotsorry #butiwasmonday.

Getting back to normal eating, last night was Mexican.  Steak quesadillas and side salads topped with pico.

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All made by the hubby because I worked 7-7 and well, he’s awesome.

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With a very necessary side of red wine {that you can hardly see}.  I know I just mentioned I drank a lot this weekend, please don’t judge.  It’s been a long day or two for the hubby and I thanks to some careless errors…but we’re working through it and today was definitely a better day :).

Feats

While I was a bit crazy this weekend enjoying friends, I didn’t completely forget my healthy lifestyle.

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I did manage to fit in two runs over the weekend

  • {one 4 miles on Sunday post football game, I know I’m impressed too}
  • {one 3 miler Monday morning before we left}.

A strength session yesterday

  • 10 minute stair stepper warm up
  • Decending bicep curl work out (15, 14, 13, etc.  25 lbs)
  • tricep curls (15 lbs) 3 reps of 12
  • 20 minute bike hill routine
  • chest press (20 lbs) 3 reps of 12
  • 25 incline sit ups

A Dynamic Cardio/Strength work out today

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  • 4 sets of:  800 meter run for time/ 400 meter row for time (TOUGH BUT FUN)
  • 75 leg lifts on machine
  • 75 weighted russian twists
  • 75 incline sit ups
  • 75 second plank

Now that I’m back in action:  You tell me!  What were your eats and feats like this weekend?

Cardio and Workout ADD

Good Morning and Happy Glorious Saturday!

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Gus and I just got back from a nice long walk.  The weather was PERFECT for a light jacket and closed toed shoes.  Beautiful, sunny with a nice breeze.  Sometimes I love Spring.

This long walk was the end of my random work out ADD this morning.

Workout of the Day

I slept in until the unheard of hour of 9 AM this morning.  I have no clue what got into me, but I am OK with it.  Extra sleep = extra happy Ashley.

I drank down a quick glass of Nuun and ate a few chunks of granola before heading down to the gym — for some kind of work out (I really had no idea what to do because we had PLANNED to go skiing but last minute Zach changed his mind).

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I started the work out with an easy mile on the treadmill watching She’s All That.  My legs said PLEASE NO after yesterday’s hard work — so I called it quits at one and moved over to the weights.

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I did a hodgepodge of:

  • incline sit ups
  • bridges
  • push ups
  • bicep curls (20 lbs)
  • overhead triceps (12 lbs)
  • leg press (50 lbs)
  • weighted punches (3 lbs)
  • plank rotations

And then moved onto the bike where I listened to an NPR podcast for 15 minutes and zoned out

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I can definitely tell my legs are getting stronger on the bike — which is awesome.

I then moved BACK to the weights for another 10-15 minutes.

Then did a minute hard run, and hit the stairs

Not the stair stepper, but the stairs in my building (thankfully nobody came down in the 10-12 minutes I was in there).  I did our 4.5 stories 10 times and then headed home, where I did another plank and then walked the pup.

Weird, right?  It was one of those mornings I really wish I still had my heart rate monitor because I’d be very curious how high my heart rate got/how steady it stayed.

I will likely do some random strength moves because the BLUES are playing the hometown Av’s so we actually get to watch it on TV.  I normally get bored during commercial and intermission so I’ll probably continue with the work out ADD.

Anybody else every have work outs like this?  Any recommendations for other things I can do when I’m feeling ADD?

#100DayChallenge Day Two

Is it bad that I am already loving this challenge?

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Well if it is, I don’t want to be good!

Want to include a quick shout out to a lunch workout I did today as well.  Two-a-days are allowed, right?

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  • As Many Reps as Possible: 15 minutes
  • Push Ups
  • Squats
  • Sit ups
  • Followed by 15 minutes of stretching (I used my NTC app and did Shawn Johnson’s 15 minute Full Stretch Guide).

I gotta be honest — I was a little sweaty returning to work.  And I’m OK with that.  All the more reason to keep my Dove Body Refreshers at my desk 🙂

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