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Last Week’s Workouts + This Week’s Meal Plan

Happy weekend! I hope you guys have had a nice, relaxing one. Mine has been awesome. I was up in Winston-Salem for a few appointments, some quality friend time, and of course, a trip (or two) to Camino Bakery and Teeter Thai. I also went out on a date and finally tried Foothill’s Brewery Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout (people are obsessed with this stuff! It was good, but at nearly 10% alcohol, I’m glad I shared it!). So yes, a very good weekend indeed! IMG_1192

I’m back in Charlotte and hammering out lots of “life” stuff – laundry, grocery shopping, catching up on emails, cleaning, picking out paint colors and hopefully making it to the mall for some alterations I’ve been putting off forever. I also need to do a little work, but it should be quick and I don’t mind working over the weekends since I love my job so much. (I never thought I’d say that!).


Last Week’s Workouts

  • S – 60 minute hot vinyasa flow at Yoga One
  • M – 35 minute run, 4.8 miles, 7:17 pace
  • Tu – Weight training, followed by 20 minute interval run

Squats: 3 sets of 8
Bench press: 3 sets of 8 
Bicep curls: 3 sets of 8 
Overhead triceps extensions: 3 sets of 8
Overhead press: 3 sets of 8
Kettlebell swings: 3 sets of 20 (I think I used a 25 lb one?)

Run: 2.87 miles, 3 minute recovery @ 7:45 / 1 minute spring @ 5:40-6:00

  • W – 1 hour run, 8.1 miles, 7:24 pace
  • Th – Weight training, followed by 25 minute interval run

Squats: 3 sets of 8
Deadlifts: 3 sets of 8
Lat pulls: 3 sets of 8
Side dumbbell raises: 3 sets of 8
Seated row: 3 sets of 8
Hanging straight leg raise: 3 sets of 10-15
5 minute plank: alternating forearms, straight arm and side planks

Run: 3.3 miles, 3 minute recovery @ 7:45 / 1 minute spring @ 5:50-6:10

F – CrossFit @ Top Tier

Front squats: 4/3/2/1, maxing out at 105 lb (I think I can still go up!)

12 minute AMRAP:
20 calorie row
10 pistols each leg, assisted (I learned that my left leg is much weaker than my right!)
10 toes to bar (I scaled with knees to elbows)

  • S – rest day
  • Su – I’ll probably go for a  short, easy run!

How I feel: Great! My quads and abs are a little sore today, but that’s from all the squats. And I guess the elbows-to-knees were harder than they seemed at the time. It feels good to be lifting weights again. I’m hoping to try out the Pure Barre studio near me soon and explore a few Crossfit gyms too.

This Week’s Meal Plan

I’m keeping it simple this week just because I have a lot of food in my fridge to use up! I over-shopped last weekend. Whoops. I’m hoping to try out some new recipes next week – you guys left links to some awesome sounding recipes last week!

  • S – 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie (yep, making it again)
  • M – Smitten Kitchen Shakshuka with Feta
  • T – leftovers
  • W – salad of some variety
  • Th – leftovers
  • F – probably go out; I’m going to the Ingrid Michaelson concert that night!
  • S – wing it

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Tell me what part of you is sore this week and what workout did it. 🙂

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    Michelle @ Fit. Flexible. Fabulous.

    I’m always amazed by your paces!

    I went to a spicy vinyasa class on Saturday morning to meet the instructor. She will lead a 200 hour yoga teacher training course this May. I can’t believe it, but I’m actually filling out the application 🙂

    Saturday afternoon I ran a family-friendly 5K.

    And today my foot is sore because my husband dropped a large cutting board and the corner landed right between my third and fourth toes. Ouch! 🙁

    Are you going to watch the Super Bowl? If so, enjoy the game!

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    Taca @ A Side Of Dessert

    Wow, you’ve managed to do some much this weekend! Good for you!

    I did a hot yoga class yesterday and definitely feel my lower abs today! The instructor did quite a bit of ab work! Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

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    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment

    I have to check out that recipe for the spaghetti pie! This weekend involved a lot of “life” stuff for me too. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    Ohhh I’ve been looking for a shakshuka recipe! Thank you for linking to that one!

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    Sounds like a great weekend. Maybe I’ll run into you sometime at Yoga One! I’m there 3-4 times per week. Ps. If you need an alterations recommendation from a fellow shortie, Christie’s on South Boulevard does a great job. Have a great week!

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      Oh thank you, I did need a alterations recommendation! 🙂 Do you have a favorite dry cleaner in Uptown or in the NoDa/Plaza Midwood area? I have such bad luck with having my clothes ruined.

      Hope to see you at Yoga One!

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    Anne @ CandyCrazedrun.com

    That’s so so awesome you love your job so much, that’s seriously just fabulous!
    Have you been able to check out your new running neighborhood yet?

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles

    The chocolate imperial stout sounds AMAZING. I love really good beer. 🙂 Definitely looking into that spaghetti pie…sounds interesting!

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    Rebecca @ Bring Back Delicious

    I’ve been cooking random recipes for the last couple of weeks so my fridge looks like an episode of Chopped. My meal plan will be chicken plus whatever I can find in the fridge for a little while 🙂

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    Date? Did I miss something? You broke up with your guy?

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    I’m going to Ingrid Michaelson Friday too! Maybe I’ll see you there! 🙂

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