Hey guys! How did your week go? Were you affected by hurricane Sandy? I hope you all are doing ok. If not I hope everything gets put back together real soon!
I am really liking having my meals all planned out. I know what I need to pick up at the grocery store and that means I only need to make one grocery stop. Which means I have more time for myself on my “day off”. Without further ado here is my meal plan for this week.
Monday~ Going out for Mexican with Friends
Tuesday~ Coconut Chicken and Curried Cauliflower with peas and onions
Wednesday~ Enchilada Pie
Thursday~ Pepper Jelly Pork Chops & Acorn Squash
Friday~ Turkey Stroganoff over Brown Rice
Saturday~ Rotisserie Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Carrots
Sunday~ Tortilla Soup and Cornbread
I want to talk about how my fitness plan worked out for me last week. I am really trying to be realisitc about my time and how much energy I have and what that means in terms of what I could do to get in a good amount of exercise while also challenging myself. This is what I had planned for last week and what I actually did.
Monday~ Zumba and Toning (Zumba at home and an upper body circuit done 3xs.)
Tuesday~Kickboxing and Zumba (Kickboxing, Zumba and 2 Toning Songs)
Wednesday~ Zumba, free weights (Zumba, way too sore from the day before for weights)
Thursday~ HIIT on treadmill and abs (Took the day off and rested)
Friday~ Kickboxing (Kickboxing)
Saturday~ Rest/ Stretch (Rested)
Sunday~ MUD RUN!!! (Can’t believe it’s in a week!) (I FINISHED the mud run!) more on that soon
I feel like I did a great job of sticking to my plan and litstening to my body when it needed to rest. So hopefully I’ll kill it again this week. In addition to this plan I hope to get back into taking Punky for our morning walks. Thank-you Daylight Savings for delivering me light in the morning.
Monday~ Much needed rest day
Wednesday~ Zumba and Toning
Thursday~ Pilates at home
Saturday~ Pilates at home
Sunday~ Shopping with my maids for their dresses for the wedding (and yes shopping does count as cardio for me!)
Are you guys all set this week for meals and moves? Have you done any crazy mud runs?
So I think I jinxed myself after bragging about how easily my meal plan ideas came to me last week because this week was a little rough. I finally had to call in the reserves and look at my pinterest boards. Oh how I love Pinterest!
Monday~ leftover Beef Barley Soup and Baking Soda Biscuits (OMG so good!!!)
Tuesday~Hot and Creamy Chicken Sauce over Quinoa Noodles
Wednesday~Tacos and guacamole
Thursday~Stuffed Red Peppers
Friday~ Chicken Marsala over Spaghetti Squash made lovingly in the crock pot (man how I love this thing!)
Saturday~ Going out cause we deserve it after a long week
Sunday~ Chicken Tortilla Soup
Even though I had all our meals planned out and had all the food stocked up to make and even though I did make all that delicious and health food, I still managed to eat a bunch of junk. Mainly in the form of a giant bag of peanut M&Ms. I don’t buy junk food much but somehow this had been in the cupboard for months and they just started calling to me. It was bad. Every time I went into the kitchen I grabbed a handful. I finally woke up Saturday morning and had had enough. I opened the bag and dumped the rest of those nasty M&Ms into the garbage. I was seriously waking up feeling hung over. A sugar hang over. I don’t have time for that and it’s hard enough to get out of bed in the morning when you feel good. But I still like to have a little treat every night so I’ve decided that if I want something sugary then I need to make it myself. So I’ll start adding that to my weekly meal plans too. Tonight I made apple cider donuts.
I was also a bit of a slacker fitness wise. Unhealthy eating + little exercise= a sluggish and headachey Mandi. This week I am promising myself that I will do better. Even if hurricane Sandy messes up my plans I have tons of equipment at home and stacks of Oxygen magazines.
Monday~ Zumba and Toning
Tuesday~Kickboxing and Zumba
Wednesday~ Zumba, free weights
Thursday~ HIIT on treadmill and abs
Saturday~ Rest/ Stretch
Sunday~ MUD RUN!!! (Can’t believe it’s in a week!)
I’m still a bit nervous about the mud run. Mostly because I have no idea what to expect but I’m feeling a little bit better because they’ve moved all the start times to 10. That means that Matt and his team will be starting the same time as us and can help us girls out. I think it will be fun!
What do you guys have to planned for this week? Any different healthy meals? Are you planning on playing in the mud too?