Friday, October 14, 2016

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {10/16}

We're halfway done with October. How is that possible?! This last week has just been a blur filled with lots of hurricane cleanup and too many indulgences. I'm glad that I was able to reign things back in and have been doing well since Friday morning. Hoping to keep the momentum going through the rest of the week and into next.
If you're interested in joining our next challenge group, we are kicking one off that will finish just in time for Thanksgiving. The top challenger will win a cash prize, too! Let me know if you'd like more information (  I'm definitely planning to finish the year strong!

It feels like Fall might have finally arrived in the Lowcountry. To me, that means it's soup season!! I absolutely love a delicious bowl of steamy soup. It also helps that I can use my Pioneer Woman Dutch oven. I love how pretty that thing is!! 

Here's what I have planned for the week:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Chicken Cordon Bleu
Monday - Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
Tuesday - Crockpot Roast Beef
Wednesday - Baked Chicken Tenders & Spaghetti
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Out of Town
Saturday - Out of Town

Fitness Recap:
Sunday - 8.5 mile run
Monday - PiYo Sweat
Tuesday - Upper Fix 
Wednesday - Lower Fix
Thursday - Total Body Cardio
Friday - Pilates Fix
Saturday - 11 mile run

I'm closing in on my half marathon. Hoping I can keep my nutrition on point between now and then so I can fuel my long runs better!

I hope you all have a great week. So long for today...

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {10/9}

Hey there!! Well, we survived Hurricane Matthew. We decided to stay since it wasn't forecasted to be that bad. To be honest, at 3:00 am this morning, I was seriously regretting our decision to stay. You see, it was my first hurricane. I've lived here for 11 years and this is my first experience with a hurricane.

When you're in bed and hearing all of the loud noises outside, but can't see what they are, it's pretty nerve-wrecking. It's not much easier with the intense winds and rain in the daylight, but at least you know what's causing it.

Anyway, needless to say, this emotional eater was eating until her heart's content all weekend. So, it's time to get it back under control.

On a completely different note, I was able to hold Crow Pose today. I've been doing Yoga for years, but I'm not sure what changed today, but I held it. Sure, it was only for a few swords, but it's definitely a start!! Ok, ok, on with the plan...

Here's what I have planned for the week:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Dinner with my parents
Monday - Grilled Hamburgers
Tuesday - Chicken & Cheese Ravioli
Wednesday - Brinner
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Grilled Chicken Sausages
Saturday - Chicken Cordon Bleu

Fitness Recap: 
I was happy to get my long run in on Sunday, but my body definitely isn't conditioned for it right now and my legs and feet pod the price for it for a couple of days. Definitely hoping to get more consistent with my running!!

Sunday - 10.5 mile run
Monday - PiYo Sweat + Core de Force MMA
Tuesday - Upper Fix Extreme
Wednesday - Lower Fix Extreme
Thursday - Yoga Fix
Friday - 4.5 mile run
Saturday - Half & Half Harder

I hope you all have a great week! So long for today...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {10/2}

Hey there! I hope you're all having a great weekend! It's has been pretty nice! Friday  evening was a family dinner at our house, then all the grandkiddos spent the night at my parents' house. They all had so much fun and we're talking about spending another night with them. My sister and I spent Saturday getting trained up by some of the best AdvoCare leaders in the Charleston area. I met a couple of new people and learned so much. I love having a company that helps you improve both yourself and your business.

Here's what I have planned for the week:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Chicken Parmesan Suffed Shells
Monday - Chicken Cordon Bleu
Tuesday - Taco Soup
Wednesday - Chicken & Cheese Ravioli
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Out of town
Saturday - Out of town

Fitness Recap:
I'm feeling pretty accomplished today having gotten my long run in. To be honest, I've been atruggling lately with my workouts, especially my runs. If I'm going to be ready for my half marathon, I really need to buckle down and be more consistent.

Sunday - Rest
Monday - Body By Amy: Cardio Tabata
Tuesday - Insanity Max 30: Sweat Intervals
Wednesday - 22 DF Total Body Cardio
Thursday - Runner's Yoga
Friday - 21 DF Dirty 30
Saturday - 21 DF Plyo Fix

I hope you all have a great week!! I'm definitely planning to!

So long for today...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {9/25}

Haaaaappy Sunday!! We've had a crazy busy and fun weekend. So, I'm going to make this as quick and simple as possible.

We had a surprise party yesterday for my sister's 40th birthday. It was 80s themed and absolutely fantastic. So much fun!!

Here's the plan for the week:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Grilled Hamburgers
Tuesday - Turkey Tacos
Wednesday - Chicken Alfredo
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Spaghetti & Meatballs
Saturday - Dinner Out

Fitness Recap:

Sunday - 5 mile run
Monday - 21DF Upper Fix
Tuesday - 22 MHC Special Ops Resistance
Wednesday - 21DF Plyo Fix
Thursday - PiYo Drench
Friday - 21DF Dirty 30
Saturday - 8 mile run

I'm hoping to get a little more structure back this week. Wish me luck!!

So long for today...

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {9/18}

Hey there!! Is it just is, or is everyone's life just extremely busy lately? I knew we had a lot of stuff coming up, but holy man! I feel like I can't keep up!! My eating has suffered a good bit this week, but I'm pretty happy that I was still able to stick with my workouts, even if I really wanted to go back to bed. Ha!!

We are just leaving Edisto beach this morning after spending a beautiful weekend down here. The mosquitoes were awful, but we didn't let them scare away the fun that we had! I finally got to meet another woman that was in the FB pregnancy group that I joined when I was preggers with Camden. It took us a few years, but we finally got our families together. The kids had so much fun and Addison is already asking when we can see them again. So sweet!

It's going to be yet ANOTHER busy week, but here is what we have planned:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Grilled Hamburgers
Monday - Brinner
Tuesday - Turkey Tacos
Wednesday - Leftovers
Thursday - Dinner for my sister's birthday.
Friday - Dinner Out
Saturday - Grilled Chicken

Fitness Recap:
Sunday - 3 mile run
Monday - Rest
Tuesday - 21 DFX ABC Extreme
Wednesday - 21 DFX Power Strength Extreme & Cardio Fix Extreme
Thursday - 21 DFX Plyo Fix Extreme
Friday - 21 DFX Yoga Fix Extreme
Saturday - 10 mile run

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Ours will be busy, but also a lot of fun!

So long for today...

Monday, September 12, 2016

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {9/11ish}

Hey there!
We just got off the ship and are headed home and back to reality. Apparently, I have to start cooking our meals again (and won't be getting tea time or nightly turn down service either). So, let's get this week's meal plan figured out.

We are going camping next weekend, so it will be quick and easy for a couple of days. But I'm planning to keep it under control this week before that.

Here's what I have planned:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Cruisin'
Monday - Grilled Pork Chops
Tuesday - Spaghetti & Meatballs
Wednesday - Baked Swai
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Grilled Turkey Brats
Saturday - Grilled Chicken

Fitness Recap:
Yes, I'm pretty proud that I still got some workouts in on the ship. They weren't major calorie torches, but at least it was still a little bit of activity!

Sunday - 3.5 mile run
Monday - 5 mile run
Tuesday - 21 DFX Lower Fix
Wednesday - 21 DFX Upper Fix
Thursday - 21 DFX Dirty 30
Friday - 3 mile treadmill run (on ship)
Saturday - Rest

I hope you all have a great week!

So long for today...

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {9/4}

Happy September everyone!! Can you believe that the Summer months are already over?! And we're already seeing posts about Pumpkin Spiced everything. Crazy!! September is the start of a pretty busy time for us. We are booked every weekend now until the middle of September. Throw in my half marathon training and I have a feeling that life will be pretty hectic for a while! The fun starts this week when TC and I leave for a cruise (sans kiddos) on Thursday.
I'm so excited and nervous at the same time. We are really looking forward to spending the time together though. TC's cousin and his wife are going with us, too, which makes it even more fun!

This week will be pretty abbreviated because of the cruise, but here is what I have planned:

Menu Plan
Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Dinner at my sister's house
Tuesday - Baked Swai
Wednesday - Leftovers or Brinner
Thursday - Cruisin'
Friday - Cruisin'
Saturday - Cruisin'

Fitness Recap:

I finally finished Body Revolution this week. This is the second time I've tried to do it but the first time I go through all 12 weeks. I'm planning to get in a couple of more runs this weekend and do a few days of 21 DF before we leave for the cruise.

Sunday - 3.5 mile run
Monday - JM Body Revoution Workout 11
Tuesday - JM Body Revoution Workout 12
Wednesday - PiYo Sweat
Thursday - JM Body Revoution Workout 11
Friday - JM Body Revoution Workout 12
Saturday - 9 mile run

I hope you all have a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend!so long for today...