Happy Sunday! I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Ours has been pretty relaxing. Madelyn and I bundled up and headed out to the gym yesterday for a 6 miler on the treadmill, while she ran around at the kids club. I’m ready for winter to be OVER. The only thing that got me through 6 miles on the treadmill was reading Runner’s World on the iPad. Today, my mom came over and watched Madelyn for me while I tortured my thighs at Barre…in a good way of course 😉
So yesterday, after my run I was pretty proud of myself for having another good long run on the treadmill. I texted my sister if she wanted to come celebrate with me by drinking some wine and eating gourmet frozen pizza, compliments of Trader Giotto’s. She happily accepted 🙂 I usually reserve my few glasses of wine for the weekends. I’ve found that when I have even one glass during the week, when I have to wake up super early, I’m extremely tired in the morning and all day long. Totally not worth it. Last Thursday, a co-worker texted me and asked if I was drinking wine…I responded with “No but, should I be?” Instead, I was drinking camomile tea while reading Runner’s World in bed. Wild, I know. 29 going on 70 here folks!
While I was browsing Facebook the other day, I came across an article that really put a damper on my weekend wine consumption: alcohol slows down fat-burning and your metabolism! I knew it wasn’t good to drink if you were trying to lose weight, but I figured it was just because of the sugar/empty calories. I tried to go back and look for the article so I could link it, but I didn’t have any luck To sum it up, it basically said that the timing of your drinks after a workout really mattered, but if you wait too long and drink too close to bed time, it can disrupt your sleep. So what’s a girl to do? Luckily, I’ve been getting my weekend workouts done first thing in the morning so it’s not too much of an issue. It also helps that after one glass of wine, I’m feeling pretty good 🙂 I am also making more of an effort to switch over to water a few hours before bed. I hate feeling tired on the weekends.
So what’s on the workout schedule/menu this week?
Sunday: Barre Bee / Beef & Broccoli with brown rice (recipe up this week!)
Monday: Barre Bee + Run 3 mi / Chicken Tortilla Soup
Tuesday: A new to me workout…stay tuned!
Wednesday: Barre Bee + 4 mile run
Thursday: Run 3.5 miles + gym workout with my mom!
Friday: Interval Barre
I didn’t share too many meal ideas for this week, but I went to the store and bought a bunch of random things So much for meal prep this week. I have a lot of stuff in my refrigerator and cupboards that I’ve been wanting to use up. So, dinner’s kind of a toss up this week. We’ll see what kind of creations I come up with 🙂
I’m off to go finish watching the Grammys and later on, GIRLS! Have a great night!