I’ve tried the early morning workout thing and I just think it’s not for me. And yes, I’ve given it a fair shot. Last year, I did 4 months of 6:30 am boot camps. I know that some people say that morning workouts energize them for the day. I am not one of those people. I just get tired earlier in the day. Now I know that I could go to sleep earlier and could solve that problem, but because of Jason’s weird work schedule, if I went to sleep at 9, I’d never see him!
So, since I don’t work out in the morning, I have a few other options. Working out at lunch, working out straight after work or coming home, eating dinner and working out later. Surprisingly, I used to come home for a couple hours and head to the gym all the time. But lately, and I mean in the past few months, I find that when I’m home, I don’t want to leave and I end up rationalizing why I don’t need to go to the gym.
My old office had a gym in the building, so I did do lunch workouts. Especially when I knew that I had some sort of evening plans. Right now, my gym is about 10 minutes from my office, so I could go if need be, but that would only really give me time for a 25-30 minute workout, which generally isn’t enough.
The point of this is that I’ve been going straight after work and I think that’s the best time for me. The gym hasn’t been too, too crowded and I get my workout out of the way and can relax for the rest of the night. The problem is this, by the time I get home, it’s around 7:30 and by the time that I shower and walk Murphy (which Jason sometimes does), it’s around 8 and the last thing I want to do is make a complicated recipe. So, I find that I have a bunch of go-to easy weeknight recipes, two of which I made this week.
Last night, I made stuffed peppers.
This is based off a Cooking Light recipe. Basically, you just cut open a pepper and microwave it for 5 minutes to get it “roasted.” Then, you stuff with a mixture of refried beans, salsa and brown rice and top with cheese. I used goat.
Tonight, I had a big salad. We seemed to have a lot of salad ingredients in the fridge and I think I went a bit overboard.
This salad contained lettuce, mushrooms, black olives, hearts of palm, goat cheese, avocado and hummus. My eyes were a lot bigger than my stomach and I was only able to eat half.
Bowl next to Murphy so you can see how big it was. And yes, that is my backyard. I promise that I will show house pictures one of these days. We’re still in the process of making it nice.
Do you make recipes during the week? Sometimes I do if I get it in me, but normally I’m too lazy!