I'm trying out something new, a little weekly wrap up to make sure you have one place to go to keep up with all that's going on. I'll do a quick wrap up for what I ate/cooked, workouts, as well as some of the most popular stuff from my various social media channels. Let me know what you think in a comment!
Here's what happened last week:
I meal prepped for last week out of two of my most favorite cookbooks and another one that I haven't tried many recipes out of yet. It took me about 10 minutes. I mean, how can you complain that you don't have time to meal prep if it only takes 10 minutes? If you don't have these cookbooks yet, they are 100% worth it. Here are the (affiliate) links to buy them on Amazon:
- Fed + Fit by Cassy Joy Garcia
- Practical Paleo 2nd Edition by Diane Sanfilippo
- Run Fast, Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan
(Affiliate links just mean that I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you!)
I made the Greens & Beef Chili out of Fed + Fit, the Mediterranean Chicken and Thanksgiving meatballs from Practical Paleo and the Breakfast Cookies from Run Fast, Eat Slow. All were delicious and easy!
I also tested out a couple of new things from breakfast, one of them was cauliflower oats (sounds gross, tastes amazing). I think next time I do this I'll do them in the InstantPot because it will be much faster. It took a long time for the cauliflower to soften up on the stove.
Essential Oils Classes
If you are local to me (Anchorage, AK), come join me for an Intro to Essential Oils class on January 14. There will be snacks, free oils, and tons of information shared about using essential oils! If you are interested, you can leave a comment on this post, or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll get you the details!
If you aren't local, but are still interested in learning more about essential oils, let me know and I'll be sure to get you on my list to let you know when I get my next webinar scheduled. The content will be similar to the in-person class I'm teaching, but you'll have to provide your own snacks...
Also, if you don't already, be sure to like my page on Facebook, because I'm planning a few FB live videos about essential oils. You can also join my email list (link in the navigation bar) to stay in touch!
Here's my workout summary for the week (currently in week 1 of base 1 for a half ironman triathlon):
- Swim - 1500 yds (0:45)
- Bike - 10 miles (0:50)
- Run - 7 miles (1:48)
Overall it was a pretty good week. I'm fighting some sort of illness, so my swimming volume (and speed) suffered. I only swam one day and that was a struggle. I felt like I couldn't breathe at all the whole time and didn't even really finish the workout.
Social Media Highlights
Heading to bed. If you have read my blog or are on my email list (or know me in real life), you know how important sleep is to me. . Not getting 8+ hours of sleep has been shown to be detrimental to our health. Most Americans get less than 7 hours each night. . If you're on my email list, I'm sending out and email tomorrow talking about how lavender essential oil and green tea can help you get better sleep! If you aren't on my list - head over to my website (clickable link in my profile) and get signed up!