I was scrolling through my Instagram feed the other day and one of the guys I follow, the Austin caveman, posted a picture of his meal (like he does) and it was zoodles (noodles made out of spiralized zucchini, just in case you didn’t know). So, I got the idea that I should buy a bunch of zucchinis this weekend and hook up the spiralizer attachment I bought for my Kitchenaid mixer on Cyber Monday last month and make me some zoodles, then boil them so they’re soft. Then I can mix some store bought marinara sauce with sautéed onions and mushrooms. Then I’ll add a BUNCH of seasoned ground turkey and voila! Spaghetti a la zoodle! So I’ll eat that all next week for my lunches and I’m pretty excited about it. Oh! I also have an acorn squash that I need to use, so I’ll bake that and then mix it into the spaghetti sauce. Can’t have too many veggies, right?
So, let’s just go over my weekday menu for next week:
• breakfast: fruit smoothie w/cashew milk, water & my super foods protein powder + 3 boiled eggs
• lunch spaghetti w/zoodles
• snack: sweet potatoes cooked in some way, shape or form
• dinner: Greek yogurt
• overtime snacks: skinny pop popcorn & sliced apples…and maybe a Sargento Balanced Breaks snack pack, if necessary
I kinda want to do some apples sautéed in coconut oil with cinnamon so maybe I’ll do that for the following week. Might do a mix of apples and pears, in fact. OR, I can bake them. Hmm…might do that actually.
On Thursday, I worked overtime on the night shift…like I do. Anyway, it was super cold and so while I didn’t want to skip my lunch break walk, I didn’t want to do it outside. So, instead, I just walked back and forth in the hallway of the building where I was working. I started it off with some of my PT exercises. The band I have in my overtime bag is way more resistant than the one I use at the gym and/or at my PT sessions. I got the floaty feeling in my hips after I got done and took the band off and was just doing my walking for the rest of my lunch break.
On Saturday, I had my very first “soft tissue” appointment at run lab. Essentially, a deep tissue sports massage. It went pretty well. It HURT, but I know that if those kinds of massages don’t hurt a little (not like, ow you’re injuring me, just uncomfortable pain, you know?), then I know they’re not doing me any good. After that, I went grocery shopping. Then it was home to shower and then hanging out with Amanda! We went to IKEA where I bought some storage trays for my Project Life cards. YAY! We then headed over to Joann’s Crafts where I bought some paper and other scrapbooking stuff. Also, I ordered MORE of the 3x4 journaling cards from that lady on Etsy that I ordered all those cards from the other day. I think I’m pretty well set for that size cards for quite some time!
After that, we went to a place called Hopdoddy’s. It’s a burger place and it was pretty good. We both got the chili queso fries (amazing! highly recommend if you have a Hopdoddy’s near you). I got the PRIMETIME burger and added a fried egg to it. YUM! I want to go back and try their Greek burger at some point. Before we left I saw one of the bartenders (oh yea, we sat at the bar for faster service) giving a sample of something called Christmas Ale to another customer. It was a dark beer with soft serve ice cream in it. Yes please! So I asked for a sample as well and oh wow it was amazing!
In the evening, I went to Michael’s and, of course, bought MORE scrapbooking stuff. Haha! Then I mostly finished up my first 2 scrapbook pages in my new Project Life album. So excited with how they turned out!
Saturday evening I also meal prepped for this week. I used the spiralizer attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer for the first time and I LOVE it! It’s so easy to use. Almost fun, even! I spiralized over 4 pounds of zucchini and then boiled it. Then I made a super chunky, think meat sauce and prepped out 7 bowls of zoodles with meat sauce for my lunches. Then I stuck a bunch of peeled and cubed sweet potatoes in the crockpot with butter and cinnamon.
In randomness from this week, I pulled out a super long (over an inch!!!) eyebrow hair from a friend’s face. Speaking of random, one of my coworkers had a sad looking orange on his desk, so while he was away for his lunch break, I vandalized his orange. Then when I went on break and came back, he had further vandalized it and put it on my desk. HAHA!
Someone left a bag of Central Market brand “movie theater” popcorn in the breakroom at work on Friday. I grabbed a handful and OMG so yummy! Dangerous, is what it is. I could totally eat the whole bag.
And, since I didn’t post this on Saturday like I’d planned to, let’s cover Sunday and Monday as well here while I’m at it….haha.
Okay, Sunday. Sunday I was going to run 14 miles, a little later in the day as I knew it was going to be COLD…in the 20’s (I know that’s not really super cold, depending on where you live, but I’m not used to it at the moment so it’s pretty cold to me right now). Anyway, I switched shifts with a girl a work, so I ended up at work on Sunday (and will have Tuesday off from my regular shift, but still have to go in for the overnight shift overtime I signed up for). So then I changed it to just 10 miles. But then I procrastinated because it was cold and not getting any warmer at all outside. I finally headed out the door with 8 miles in mind. By mile 3 it was painfully obvious that I had not layered properly on my arms and cut it short at just 4 miles. Ugh. I’m not sure I’m going to hit my goal of 120 miles for this month. Oh well. I’ll still try, tho.
On Monday, I got up and was PLANNING to run and go to the gym. Buuuuuuut, I got sucked into scrapbooking stuff and ended up going to 2 different Michael’s in search of a specific valentine’s day stamp set, but was unable to find it. Then I went to Hobby Lobby. Needless to say, I didn’t have time to run and I had to cut my gym workout short. BUT, I did get 10 minutes on the ladder, some PT exercises, the kettlebell sumo squats with front raise, the ab coaster and push press done. YAY!