"I love it when a plan comes together!" ~Col. Hannibal Smith, The A-Team
It has been a long time coming, but with the combination of Tally settling in and my amino acid protocol working wonders for me, I have nailed down a winning fitness routine. Mind you, one week does not a routine make but it is a solid foundation on which to build.
Three days this week I was at the gym first priority for weight lifting, a streamlined full body routing, done with minimal rest periods so that I can be done in 30 minutes. Then home for hot breakfast and then a long walk with Tally. The other two week days, a long walk with Tally after breakfast. Weekends will incorporate some walking, yard work, rest and family hike day. I think we may venture out to Amicalola Falls on Sunday.
I feel really solid on this foundation of a routine and truly believe that I can stick with it. Getting back to lifting has been AMAZING! It's the one thing that truly kicks the metabolism into high gear and it is nuts at how quickly the changes to the body come. Tally seems to be enjoying it as well.
As far as food goes, I made a big batch of long simmered chicken stock the other day and today it will be transformed into my absolute favorite beef and barley soup. I'm going to roast beef marrow bones, bone-in shank and bone-in short ribs (all grass fed) and then start building the soup. The barley has been soaking in whey for over 24 hours. It's going to be delicious. Also, I'm going to make Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good. I have a plump sugar pumpkin and I can't wait to try this recipe! I'll make sure to take some good photos of this one. We're also having a date night to a new Indian restaurant that opened nearby. It's been years and years since we've had a curry house in the neighborhood so we're looking forward to that.
What are your fitness and food plans for this fine fall weekend?