Monday 120109

Strength

Bench Press

12 x 3 @ 55% + bands

WOD

10 Wall climbs, 2 strict pull-ups

8 Wall climbs, 4 strict pull-ups

6 Wall climbs, 6 strict pull-ups

4 Wall climbs, 8 strict pull-ups

2 wall climbs, 10 strict pull-ups

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These guys gave their all last week. Did you?

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It feels good to start out a busy week with a fully stocked fridge.

One of the things we are often asked is how to keep nutrition on track with a busy schedule. Believe me, we understand where you're coming from. One of the best things you can do is keep your fridge and pantry full of good choices. If you have options available that will keep you in line, you're less likely to grab something you're trying to avoid. One strategy that has worked well for many of us is pre-cooking several meals at once. This can be done over the weekend when there's a little more opportunity to get things done. In one swoop, you can make 3 to 4 meals that will provide snacks, lunch, and dinners for an entire week.

Throw a movie on for the kids, get out your crockpot, and get cookin! Here are 4 really great, and equally important, easy, recipes from our friend Juli's website PaleOMG. Word on the street is her website is getting a facelift and new address, so keep your eyes open for that.

Loaded Turkey-Stuffed Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes - double up the recipe and you have some options for dinner and lunch. The turkey that doesn't fit into the potatoes is great scrambled in eggs!

Pork Green Chile - Crockpot = easy. Green chile is comfort food, and here's a great recipe that doesn't require flour, so you'll keep things on the straight and narrow.

Butternut Squash Curry Chili - If you like curry, you'll love this. If you're not a curry fan, no sweat, sub some chipolte chili powder or any other seasoning you like.

Curried Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes - I did these at the same time as the turkey-stuffed ones above, so 2 meals in half the time. Yes, that's a lot of sweet potatoes. Don't judge me.

When you get into doing a week's worth of food prep in one day, you quickly realize that there's not enough tupperware in your house! Be sure to have a way to keep all of this good food stay fresh. The type of containers that have the flaps that secure on all 4 sides work really well.

Along with these meals, grab some cucumbers and dice them up to have for the week, a couple bags of steamers – frozen vegetables that you steam in the microwave, a bag of fresh broccoli, a bowl of fruit, a couple dozen eggs, and a bag of almonds and you have a week's worth of food at the ready that will allow you to stay on track. Best of all, you don't have to come home a cook. Just throw it in the microwave and dinner is served!

3 thoughts on “Monday 120109”

  1. Shout out for PaleOMG. Also, food savers are the bomb for making meals ahead of time and freezing them. Plus you can sous-vide your meat in the packets for added awesomeness.

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