I’m going to talk about my Monday for this week’s WIAW post, which let me tell you, was a crazy day. As many of you know, I am the Children’s Director at our church which means I am charge of all of the children’s programming that goes on. Vacation Bible School is one of the many programs we have throughout the year, but also one of the most stressful as it involves a lot of planning and prep work. Each night this week from 5:30-8:30 PM kids come to our church to play games, sing, and learn about God. It’s a fun time, but it’s quite exhausting. Monday was the first day, and I had a lot of details to get done before 5:30 PM rolled around. This means a lot of my meals were quick, easy, and on-the-go. Still healthy though, I might add!
I was sad to see this PBCrave Razzle Dazzle Peanut Butter go, but it sure was a tasty OIAJ (oats in a jar). I made some custard oats on the stovetop, added some blueberries at the end, let it cool a bit, and dumped it into the almost empty jar of peanut butter. Delicious!
I had a little time before I had to head out the door for work, so I decided to work up a little sweat. My workout looked something like this:
20 minutes walking (@3.5 mph)
20 minutes full body weights:
Superset #1: 12 knee pushups/12 overhead shoulder press (3x)
Superset #2: 12 bicep curls/12 overhead tricep extensions (3x)
Superset #3: 12 dumbbell squats/12 hamstring ball curls (3x)
It wasn’t anything crazy, but after not lifting weights much for the past few months, I’ve had some major DOMS going on the past couple days! I forgot how great it felt to be a little sore.
mid morning snack
After my workout, I cut myself a couple slices of oatmeal honey bread that our neighbor brought over for us. I warmed it up in the microwave and smeared a little butter on top. There’s nothing like REAL butter. Yum!
I was in a hurry to get out the door after getting ready, so I packed a smoothie to go in my CLICK container. We had slim pickings so I used what we had on hand. Into the smoothie went:
3/4 cup milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoons PBCrave Coco Bananas Peanut Butter
Handful of spinach
I always like to add a banana to my smoothies to add some natural sweetness and creaminess to it, but we were out. Tragic, I know! The couple tablespoons of the PBCrave Coco Bananas was perfect though. This is probably my least favorite flavor, but I liked it in the smoothie!
I keep a few snack options at work just in case, and Monday was one of those “just in case” kind of days. I put some cottage cheese, a chopped nectarine, and a spoonful of almond butter in a mug and chowed down before getting back to work.
I brought some leftover pizza from our Friday night pizza night. It was topped with a bunch of cheese, green pepper, onion, and spinach on whole wheat dough. I added some sliced avocado too. I also had some (unpictured) baby carrots on the side.
By the time I got home from church, it was almost 10 o’clock, and I was hungry but exhausted. A spoonful of peanut butter and a glass of milk did the trick. I was too tired to snap a photo, but I’m sure you know what peanut butter and milk look like.
A great, but busy busy day!
Tell me about one of your favorite workouts lately! I love new ideas!
What are some of your “go-to” meal/snack options when you’re in a rush?