Lots of veggies, fruit, almond milk, whole wheat bread, Fage, Trader Joe's dippin goodies (horseradish hummus is a longtime favorite, and I just tried this spinach & kale greek yogurt dip), cottage cheese, light sour cream, and lots of Vitamin Water; also picked up chicken breast & ground turkey
It always helps to start with a stocked fridge, right? We made lunches for work this week and ate at home instead of eating out. We've been trying to make dinners that are healthy but still quick during the week so we have more time to get other things done. So far this week we had Trader Joe's chili lime chicken burgers (really good), Trader "Giotto's" spinach feta pizza (okay, not amazing), and last night we made some ground turkey chili in the crock pot (so easy, and perfect for a rainy football-watching night).
I'm so glad it's starting to get cool out because that means we can start using the crock pot a few times a week. It's such a time-saver! In case you're a crock-pot fan too (I know some of you are since you made awesome suggestions for easy dinners when I asked for help a few weeks ago), I found some great healthy recipes here, and here are some tips for freezing meals ahead that you can throw in the crock pot any day of the week - even easier!
As for working out, it's been okay but not great. I only made time to do one strength training workout, so I'm still working on being more consistent with that. I did have one really great run earlier this week, during which I tested out my new kicks (insanely bright orange Nike Lunarglide+ 3) and a new pair of Lululemon running capris I picked up in New York, both of which I ended up loving. The half marathon is coming up in a few weeks, so the hub and I are planning on a long 10-mile run this weekend and at least one other active thing.
Neon! I embrace it in workout gear despite not being on board with the general trend ;)
Speaking of Lululemon... I've gotten a little bit addicted. The capris I bought in NYC were the Fast and Free Crop, and they turned out to be such a gateway drug. I ended up going back the next day and getting two Venus tank tops (both in the sale section) and the gloves, and then since I've been home, I bought the Sun Sprinter crops since they were also on sale.
Top left: Venus Tank in black and pink/navy pattern (no longer available)
Bottom left: Brisk Run Gloves
Bottom middle: Sun Sprinter Crop (I got all black, no longer available)
Right: Fast and Free Crop (mine are black/light blue, no longer available)
This stuff is expensive, but I have to say that I really like it. When I ran in the capris, they literally didn't move the entire time, which is so impressive compared to most of my other running gear! It's always fun to get new apparel to inspire you to work out, isn't it? I'm trying to hold back from buying anything else at the moment, but I'm lusting after a pair of these long pants for chilly fall and winter runs.
How has your weekly fitness life been going? Are you getting any cooler weather for outdoor workouts and warm comfort foods for dinner? And what's your favorite type of workout wear - are you partial to any brands or styles, or do you just wear whatever?