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I’m finally done with my Thanksgiving leftovers, except for a few slices of pumpkin pie that I’m savoring every bite of.  After all my indulgences over the past week I’m looking forward to simple and healthy meals this week.

Meal Plan

Monday~ Leftover French Onion Soup and Mini Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Tuesday~ Salmon, Broccoli and Cheese (for Matt), Roasted Brussels Sprouts (for me) and Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad

Wednesday~ Herbed Chicken and leftover Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad

Thursday~ Cheesy Garlic Chicken and Vegetable Medley

Friday~Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Saturday~ Salon Christmas Party!

Sunday~ Butternut Squash Soup


Last week was interesting for fitness.  It felt very hit or miss.  I didn’t do anything Monday.  Tuesday night’s kickboxing class was great.  I even got a compliment on my pivoting while punching.  Wednesday, which I thought I would be dead tired, I ended up doing some pilates.  My back started to hurt really bad when I got home from class on Tuesday night and it was still bothering me Wednesday night.  I was hoping that some pilates would help stretch it out and ease some of the tension I was feeling there.  It totally did the trick!  I felt so much better when I was done!  I’ve been intending on practicing pilates for weeks now and somehow I just haven’t ended up doing it.  I’m hopeful that my love has been re-ignited.

I finished my little push up challenge on Thanksgiving.  I am so proud of myself for sticking with it!  For the most part it was pretty simple.  I would break up the push ups throughout the day.  The days where I waited to do them until I got home from work were kind of rough.  Matt was really helpful.  He was the form police and kept reminding me to keep my butt down.  What I liked most about this challenge was how much fitness was on my mind.  Whenever I found myself waiting this challenge would pop into my mind and I would get down and do a set.  I could really feel all the different muscles I was using by the last set each day.  It’s amazing how little time you need to get an effective workout in.  It’s really gotten me thinking on how I’ve been approaching my workouts.

Fitness Plan

Monday~ Pilates

Tuesday~ Kickboxing ❤

Wednesday~ Zumba and Toning ❤ ❤ (missed this so much last week)

Thursday~ Kickboxing (fingers crossed Matt goes with me again)


Saturday~ Dancing with my work ladies

Sunday~ Dress shopping with some of my bridesmaids


I’m still trying to decide what I want to do for next fitness challenge.  Any ideas?


It’s that time of the week again, Sunday night.  The night to get yourself set up for a healthy week.  I say this every week but I love not worrying about what to make.  It’s so much easier to set aside a little bit of time one day than to frantically scramble every night.  Plus stress gives you wrinkles. 😉


Meal Plan

Monday~ Leftover Stroganoff

Tuesday~ Blackened Salmon with Spicy Rainbow Salad

Wednesday~Chicken Pot Pie

Thursday~Balsamic Chicken and Green Beans

Friday~ Pork Tenderloin stuffed with Apples and Spicy Rainbow Salad

Saturday~Going out

Sunday~ Tortilla Soup and Cornbread


I have to say that I did really well with healthy eating last week, especially compared to how bad I’ve been with all the candy eating the last two weeks.  I’m being a lot firmer about not bringing in the junk in the first place.  If it’s not here then I can’t eat it.  I also allowed myself one indulgent every night and I’m going to continue that this week.  Although I’m going to make sure that I really want to eat it and am actually hungry for it.  I’m also going to have an apple and almond butter for dessert instead of a baked good or chocolate.  Hopefully I can phase out the need for something sweet late at night.


Fitness Plan

Monday~ Zumba Rush DVD and core workout from Nov. 12 Oxygen

Tuesday~ Kickboxing

Wednesday~ Zumba and Toning


Friday~ Kickboxing

Saturday~ Pilates

Sunday~ Rest


I wish I could say that I had a stellar week workouts wise but I did not.  I was pretty sore and tired after the mud run and took it pretty easy in the beginning of the week.  The second half of the week I was basically just being lazy.  I did take Monkey for a walk every morning.  This coming week I’m definitely going to push myself harder to start my workouts.  If I start chances are pretty good that I’ll stick it out to the end.


So what do you have in store for this week?  Hope you guys have a healthy and happy week!

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.

Meal Plan

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.

Fitness Plan

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.

Fitness Plan

Monday~ Much needed rest day

Tuesday~ Kickboxing

Wednesday~ Zumba and Toning

Thursday~ Pilates at home

Friday~ Kickboxing

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?

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