Fitness Goals: Week of June 17 – Strength

It’s a new week and therefore, I need to set some new goals. A bad stomach bug has set me back again. I think it might be in my cooking. Perhaps experimenting with so much new food early on is not a good idea. Especially for those with sensitive stomachs. It could also be stress. It could be a lot of things.

I’ve spent the last few days at home, grateful to have today off work. A planned day off feels better than taking a sick day. I feel guilty when I call in sick. But with chronic issues, there isn’t much you can do. Especially since last week, I made myself sick with my own cooking! I don’t think it was food poisoning. I think I just can’t eat eggplant anymore. Which is a total, downer.

So, what to do this week? If I can’t be too experimental when it comes to new foods – I guess I need to become more creative with my usual go to foods. I can still cook and eat healthy – I think I just need to cut back on seeds, nuts and maybe even the onions.

I effing love onions man. Fried onions are the best. Onion rings are the best. But then I always regret it after. Kind of like beer.

Food Goals

  • Cook three nights a week
  • Take lunch to work all four days
  • Treat myself to a flatbread pizza on Saturday night – still healthy
  • Cook more with vegetables and avoid spicy things

Like this dish I made tonight –


Since my trip to Toronto is coming up in just six weeks, holy shit!, I’ll need to up my game on the fitness routine. I didn’t fly last year because I was worried that my ass wouldn’t fit into the plane seat. But then I remembered last night – I was much heavier when I went to Montreal. And while the seats were tight – I fit in. I’ve definitely dropped several inches since that flight. So, I shouldn’t worry. But… I have six weeks to build up stamina, energy and strength. So, my core goals will to be focus on those three things.

How can one do that, you might ask? Here are my plans for the next few weeks.

Here are a few videos that I’ll be trying this week. While target toning is nearly impossible – these workouts can definitely help to drop inches all around and make you feel great.

And they all can be done from home!

15 Minute Core Workout with Exercise Ball


Chair workouts for bad knees

This workout – I’ve done before and if done properly, you can really work up a sweat. Add some dumbbells or light weights to make even more of an impact.

Tone it up – resistance training

I haven’t tried this one yet. But I do have a couple of resitance bands I’d like to use more. So, I’ll give this one a go and let you know how it worked out.

Those are my fitness goals for the next couple of weeks. What are yours? Please feel free to share in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!

Edit: I really need to up my proof-reading. Typos fixed.