After needing three days to recover my very sore joints from mountain hiking without any training in the Smoky Mountains….I am finally back to a normal workout routine. I eased slowly back into it and now feel better for not pushing myself too soon. I was really sore when we returned home for this trip. Here’s what my week was like:
Sunday: gym:30 minute elliptical, stretching
Monday: home: total body weight routine, mall walk 3 miles
Tuesday: gym: 45 minutes elliptical and stretching
Wednesday: yoga and upper body weights
Thursday: gym: 30 minute elliptical, rowing, abdominal workout, and stretching
Saturday: gym: 45 minutes elliptical, rowing, stretching
One of the nicest things after being away from home is eating at our dining room table. I like eating out but not every meal, every day. This is why, when we do travel, we will often make a grocery store trip for dinner and enjoy it in our hotel room instead of a noisy restaurant.
After a quick trip to the grocery store when we returned home, this is what I came up with for the week in meals.
Pot roast(thank goodness for the crock pot the day after vacation). Super easy and basically cooks itself with little preparation needed.
Chicken potpie with biscuit topping. I used this recipe but topped it with biscuits instead of corn bread.
By mid week I was feeling good again so I tried a new recipe, tater tot chicken and spinach casserole. Everyone agreed…..success. It was so simple and so delicious. I also made roasted broccoli and roasted whole garlic cloves to go with it.
And one evening we had shredded chicken salads. I love meal salads and try and have them at least once a week.
Not too bad for throwing together the meal plan and grocery list on the plane ride home.