Meal Prep Monday

I think I heard “It’s just another manic Monday” on the radio twice today….how fitting.  Why are Mondays so tough?!  Today for some reason was especially tough for me.  I was extremely tired and not very focused.  When 6PM rolled around and I knew it was gym time I had the urge to just go home and go to sleep but we know that wouldn’t solve anything.  Since my boyfriend, Andy, is the best motivator I told him how I was feeling and he sent me some encouragement with this text.

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So I got in my car and got my butt to the gym.  Mondays I usually do a Cross Fit workout at the gym.  If I could afford to go to a Cross Fit gym I would but I also have to spend a lot on yoga and my gym membership so I guess it would be a little ridiculous to do all three.  Instead, I’ve just learned the techniques of most of the Cross Fit exercises and do them on my own at the gym.  I used to get embarrassed and shy doing dead lifts or push presses, etc at the gym – but I’m over it.  Now I kind of just feel cool…yup I own it!  Today I did a modified version of “Rowing Helen.”  It consisted of:

Complete 3 rounds of…

500 Meter Row

21 Kettle Bells

12 Push-Ups (This was supposed to be pull ups but there was someone on the pull up machine boo)

After the gym I headed to the grocery store.  Moving to Stamford, I was pretty bummed there wasn’t a Trader Joe’s near by.  Then I discovered Fairway Market!  It’s awesome…kind of a cross between Whole Foods and a local health food store.  It’s huge, has a ton of options for good quality/grass-fed meats, and has all that good healthy organic food store stuff.  I usually can get my whole grocery list for the week, including lunches and dinners, for about $40 – $50.  This week I bought grass-fed ground beef sirloin and Fairway’s homemade mango salsa to make mango salsa burgers on the grill which would be my dinner tonight and lunch for the next three days. They didn’t come out as good as my regular salsa burgers.  The mango chunks were a little too big and they fell apart a little bit….but it all goes to the same place right?!

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I should probably get to bed before 11PM tonight since I complain of being tired quite a bit and am waking up at 5:45AM for Yoga.  Can you be a morning person AND a night owl? Because I think I am!

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