After yesterday’s grocery trip, tonight it was a cookfest! I had marinated my sirloin steaks and grilled them in the oven. Next I baked my smoked cod fillets, then after that the salmon fillets. While the cod and the salmon was cooking in the oven, I was cooking brown rice on the stovetop. Then after the fish were done, it was sweet potatoes’ turn to get baked. In between, I was steaming frozen vegetables in the microwave for my meals at work tomorrow, weighed and partitioned the meat, fish, rice, and baked sweet potatoes into my three lunchboxes. Lastly, I started marinating some chicken breasts and pork loin steaks, so that they’ll be ready to cook tomorrow.
Whew, that was a workout! As I wrote yesterday, cooking and preparing food is something that I know will help me get to my goals. It also happens to be something that I find enjoyable, so that’s two birds with one stone. After all this came the cleanup, which is the part I don’t love as much as the cooking, hehe.
I actually did all this after I came home from my workout and had dinner. Workout today was squats, bench press, hang cleans, and pushups, followed by my Flatten Your Abs Level 4 Set A. I have found that with the relatively light weights I am using right now, I have been able to re-learn the exercises and focus on the details like hand position, grip, and (full) range of motion. This was true especially on the hang cleans, where I felt like I was finally getting the “catch” part right. To compensate for the lighter weights, I shortened the rest intervals to about 45 seconds. That got me a pretty good workout. Can’t wait till I hit heavier weights (patience, patience…)
Hope your days were as exciting as mine was. Now, I need to get my recovery sleep.
Eat clean, train hard, and expect success!