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Full Day of Meal Prep + Workout of the Day #1

The other day I did a whole lot of meal prepping. It actually only lasted us a few days, but it still took all day and I usually only prep for a few days at a time anyways because I like to cook!

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What is all that stuff exactly? Well, alright, I’ll tell you 🙂

First, the easy stuff. I steamed some green beans and rice in my Aroma steamer and chopped up some fresh broccoli to eat raw. Some sort of steamed vegetables, lots of rice and raw veggies to snack on are a staple every week. My son loves raw vegetables to dip in ranch too. My good eater!

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Next up, I baked Lemon Herb Tilapia. I seasoned it with lemon pepper (didn’t have any fresh lemons, oops), thyme, and minced garlic, then baked it at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes!

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What’s next? More protein! I marinated chicken breasts in Kraft’s Original Barbecue Sauce for the entire morning then grilled it! Simple enough, but grilled, marinated chicken is currently my favorite way to eat it aka I’m not bored of it yet.

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Finally, I made Pumpkin Pie Sweet Potatoes. I got this idea from Heidi Somers. Just season your peeled and chopped sweet potatoes with cinnamon and nutmeg, then roast at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Use coconut oil to grease the pan and check/toss the potatoes every so often to check for doneness while also making sure they aren’t sticking! I’m not going to lie, next time I will use less seasoning but they were still good!

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Now onto my workout of the day… I want to share more of my workouts with you. Once I get more daring, I will try harder to record my workouts but for now, this will do!

When I got sick a couple weeks ago, the split that I was doing got all thrown off and I haven’t really gotten back on track. That is going to change soon, but this day, I realized I hadn’t done abs in a while and also knew I needed to catch up on a bit of cardio. I started off with some ab work.

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I did three sets of 50 of the following: oblique twists (click on the links to see a demo), dumbbell side bends (I did it with the 10 lb plate), crunches on the stability ball.

Next I went over to these ab machines and did three sets of each to failure, which for me meant 10-15 max. Not going to lie, ever since having a baby my abs have been so weak so these were tough for me! For the machine on the left, I did crunches at a decline.

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I finished off my workout with 40 minutes of cardio. I don’t always do this much cardio because I love lifting, but I hadn’t done as much as I’ve wanted to recently and I was really feeling it today. Plus, I did my favorite cardio that targets my legs and glutes! I started off with 20 minutes walking at a high incline on the treadmill.

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Selfies on the stair stepper, what else? I was smiling in that picture, but after a few minutes on the stair stepper, I wasn’t smiling so much. More like dying.

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I followed up the treadmill with 20 minutes of HIIT (high intensity interval training- you can see what I mean in the blurry photo above!) on the stair stepper. I am obsessed with doing HIIT on the stair stepper because it makes it go by so quickly. In 20 minutes, I did 6 high intervals. It makes it easier to think to yourself, “okay, only 3 more hard ones” as opposed to “10 more minutes, dear God!” 🙂

And that completes my workout and meal prep for the day! It’s funny when you become passionate about something how much it consumes you. Cooking healthy foods all day, planning your meals for the week, working out, coming up with a new split…I even dream about my next workout, does anyone else do that? No, I’m the only one? 

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