Back at it with a fresh workout and meal plan for the week ahead!
Hey, it’s all about balance, right?!
This week’s meal plan:
I’ll be honest: I’ll be adjusting this week’s meal plan (and last week’s), repeating the meals we didn’t do in the next couple weeks. When your spouse unexpectedly leaves for over a week for work, your meal plans kind of go out the window. But regardless, these meals are all going to be quite tasty, with some easy standbys and a few new recipes mixed in:
White bean and sausage soup // Soup in summer? I know, but I just watched Pioneer Woman’s latest show, and it looked amazing. So giving it a go!
Greek chicken and orzo pasta salad // Another find from Food Network’s The Kitchen (one of my favorite shows- I learn so much from it!) The dish is perfect as a side dish at a get together, or main entree.
Smoked sausage skillet // A family favorite and comes together pretty easily.
After about 4 days off, I am SO glad to be back to my workouts. I missed my daily sweat sessions!
For the workouts:
I ended up tweaking my back pretty badly on a strength workout at the end of last week. I went a bit too hard, thinking I was tough stuff, and then my back got angry with me. Like I can’t hold my 1 year old son or sit in a chair comfortably type situation. Needless to say, I was out for about 4 days, taking advantage of the heating pad and Motrin whenever possible because #soloparenting. I finally feel 100% and am anxious to get back into my regularly scheduled workouts. SUPER excited to hopefully get to a barre class too…it’s been forever!
Follow along on IG Stories (@stylefilesvalerie) to see my daily workout recaps– and help keep me accountable :-)
What I’m loving this week:
Two AMAZING (and low calorie) summer treats:
Frozen Hot Chocolate // I made my own chocolate syrup for this, which was surprisingly easy and SO much tastier than the stuff you find on the shelves…)
Cherry Slushie // I always keep a big supply of flavored sparkling water, and this has summer written all over it!
What’s your week look like? Anything you want to see more of in these posts or on IG?