1. Abs and push-ups: When Adam and I first started dating, he was religious about a push-up, pull-up and sit-up routine. I adopted parts of it like the core focus and push-ups. I was amazed at how fast my back and shoulder muscles developed from the push-ups so I stuck with it. And earlier this year I mentioned that I had been doing a lot more core work in the morning. I fell off the bandwagon in a big way just before the wedding and I can tell from the fact that my baby abs went back into hiding. We both agreed to spend 5-10 minutes each morning back on the wagon.
2. Cooking dinners: Nothing earth shattering here but we spent some time last weekend meal-planning and picking out healthy recipes for dinner. Our weekly meal plan looks something like this...
Sunday: Margharita pizza on the grill with Greek salad
Monday: Almond crusted halibut (I modified to do a light olive oil and herb mixture instead of the butter) with zucchini and salad
Tuesday: One pot Thai peanut pasta using protein pasta
Wednesday: Enchiladas with chicken, peppers, and onions
Thursday: Skinny honey lemon chicken with asparagus
|Almond crusted halibut with zucchini topped with pesto|
5. Focusing on hydration: I kind of slacked off on hydration for a while and now that summer heat and humidity is here in full force, I couldn't ignore it anymore. I have my 24 oz. Starbucks Disney Parks tumbler at work that I fill with ice water several times a day. I also have been trying to drink 8-12 ounces of water when I wake up in the morning. For some reason it gets me in a good frame of mind and starts the day off right.
Hope you have a great weekend!