Another beautiful, beautiful weekend in the books.
Hubby and I went out for Indian food at a (new to us) place called Curry House.
The food was a bit salty for my taste, but overall good, and I couldn’t have been happier with the naan. If you’ve ever eaten Indian food, you know the naan is the best part – delicious, chewy bread. They give out HUGE pieces of naan! I could only finish half mine, but hubby just about polished the rest off, along with his.
This was followed up with a paint-your-own-mug night. Yes, we are 40 years old. It was the perfect remedy after a busy week.
There is something so therapeutic about sitting, painting, talking, and oh yeah – drinking wine straight out of the bottle.
I also hit up Gap for a 50% off sale with a friend this weekend.
I used to buy jeans at Gap back in the day, but had a few bad experiences with ripping seams and holes from wear and tear. I didn’t go back there for a long time. Recently, a friend of mine worked there and told me how much they had redone all of their stuff. She encouraged me to give it another chance. I recently got several pairs of leggings for both working out and daily wear.
This past weekend, I splurged (a whole $15 each) on a new sports bra and some long sleeve thumb-hole workout tops – love, Love, LOVE.
The sports bra is the most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn and gives SO MUCH support. I instantly regretted purchasing Under Armour sports bras for nearly $50 a couple months ago.
Decked out in Gap from head to toe: G-Fast performance leggings, long sleeve thumb hole top, and sports bra
If you haven’t tried these yet, give them a shot.
This new gear was about the only thing that got me out of the house in 18 degree weather with a 7 degree windchill on Sunday. I bundled up and headed to the gym for LEGS DAY!
- Front squats
- Dumbbell swings
- Hanging leg raises
- Cable kickbacks
- Leg curls
- Glut/ham raises
- Box jumps
- A long walk with heavy groceries (in place of my usual incline walk)
Although I love packing my body with vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes after a workout, I just couldn’t bring myself to eat a cold smoothie after my cold walk home. I reverted to my old postworkout meal: cream of rice, coconut oil, and a protein shake (just protein powder, water, and ice).
I also did a huge veggie roast for the week while studying: brussels sprouts with onions and mushrooms, sweet potatoes, green beans, carrots, broccoli, and butternut squash.
This made for a huge delicious plate for my afternoon snack.
Dinner started with a broccoli slaw salad with peanut/sesame dressing and finished with 1/2 large sweet potato topped with Trader Joes 3 Layer Hummus and nutritional yeast with a side of Trader Joes’ Vegetable Pakoras (frozen). I freaking love those things.
Early to bed meant an early morning for me. Crawled out of bed at 5am to hit the gym for shoulders and sprints and…
Did my first ever 30 second sprint at 12mph!
It was my last of 8 sprints, so I felt super good that I did it and finished it strong.
Sprints: 30 second sprint, 1 minute walk, 15 second jog, repeat.
I may have also finished 3 full sets of Turkish Getups with 35lbs. BOOM.
Hope y’all had a fabulous weekend! Any new fitness goals reached? Anyone else loving/hating the cold weather? Anyone else ditching smoothies for the winter?
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