Saturday, March 28, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan and Fitness Recap {3/29}

Well, hey there!!! Long time no blog!! Haha! Things he been super crazy. After we closed on the house, I got to work on the final touches for my sister-in-law's bridal shower.
I really enjoyed doing it for her, but it definitely monopolized my time. The dining room has been bridal shower central for a while and I'm not going to lie, I'm glad to be able to actually see the table again! Ha! Seriously, the shower turned out really well. I think everyone had a good time especially my sister-in-law.
So it was a complete success in my book. I waaaay over indulged at the shower, so this week, I plan to get back on track with both my eating and exercise. 

Addison is off school for Spring break this week, so things might be out of whack a couple of nights, but I'm going to try to stick to a plan. Here's what I was thinking:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Italian Chicken Sausages
Monday - Grilled London Broil
Tuesday - Grilled Hamburgers
Wednesday - Grilled Honey Lime Chicken
Thursday - Spaghetti & Meatballs
Friday - Grilled Turkey Brats
Saturday - Leftovers/Contingency

Fitness Recap:
Sunday - Yoga Meltdown
Monday - Ripped in 30 - Level 2
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - JM Killer Buns & Thighs
Thursday - JM 6 Week 6 Pack
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Rest

I took a lot more rest days this week than I would have liked. But I needed to preserve my sanity while still getting some sleep and getting everything done for the shower, so the workouts had to be sacrificed.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thinking Out Loud {3/19} Big News

Good morning!!! It's an early post his morning because I am so excited to share some news with you all. I haven't talked about it too much on the blog because I didn't want to jinx it, but we FINALLY sold out house!!!! It's such a huge relief!! The last few weeks have been pretty busy and stressful trying to take care of all of the repairs for the buyers, but as of 5:30 last night, we no longer own our house with the number of 1310. So now, some thoughts on it...

1. Elation - after 8 months on the market, it's so nice to have sold the house and be out from under the mortgage payment.

2. Relief - for a little while, we weren't sure if the sale was going to go through. There were a few major problems that they found during the inspection and we were worried they were going to keep us from selling the house.

3. Sadness - that is the house we bought after the wedding and we brought both of our babies home from the hospital to that house, so it will always have a special meaning to us.

Overall, we are so relieved to have sold it. We lived there for almost 8 years. We had a lot of ups and downs while living in that house and we will definitely miss it, but not the extra mortgage payment every month!!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Head over to Running with Spoons for some other thoughts for today.

So long for today...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {3/15}

Hey there and Happy Sunday! How has your weekend been so far? Ours has been pretty low key. We were supposed to have date night last night, but postponed it due to some unexpected stress that came up towards the end of the week. I knew I would be distracted the whole night, so we will have date night some other weekend. Depending on how things go this week, maybe next weekend? We will have to see.

I'm absolutely LOVING this cleanse that I'm doing. I'm on my 7th day and am really loving how I'm feeling and looking. Plus, I get to eat real food like this:
And don't tell my coach, but I'm really liking what the scale is saying, too! You're not supposed to weigh yourself until after its done, but I'm an everyday weigher. (Is that a word?) Oh well. It is what it is.

Here is the plan for the week:

Sunday - Crockpot Beef Roast
Monday - Crockpot Salsa Chicken
Tuesday - Crockpot Corned Beef & Cabbage (Happy St. Patrick's Day!!)
Wednesday - Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Thursday - Grilled Turkey Patties
Friday - Grilled Hamburgers
Saturday - Leftovers/Contingency Day

Wow!! Looks like the crockpot and grill will be gettingf a lot of use this week! Lol!!

Fitness Recap:
I had a great week of workouts and even bumped up to level 2 of Ripped in 30. 
Sunday - JM Ripped in 30 - L1
Monday - JM Ripped in 30 - L1
Tuesday - JM Ripped in 30 - L1
Wednesday - JM Ripped in 30 - L2
Thursday - Rest 
Friday - JM Ripped in 30 - L2
Saturday - JM Yoga Meltdown - L1

I should probably bump up to level 2 of Yoga Meltdown. We'll see about that.

I hope you all have a great week! Don't forget to pinch anyone who's not wearing green on Tuesday!

I'm linking up with Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers Fitness again this week. Go check them out for more ideas.

So long for today...

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {3/7ish}

Well, hey there and Happy MONDAY night!!! Yesterday was such a busy day, you know, with all the enjoyment of the beautiful weather that was going on!
So, I just didn't have time to post my meal plan for the week. If you pay attention to my posts, you might notice that this meal plan looks like it could be Simply Filling. While, it may fit that plan, I actually started my Advocare 10 Day Cleanse today. I'm really liking it so far. I'm not hungry and I had tons of energy today. I didn't sleep well last night. Pair that with Daylight Savings time and I really thought it was going to be a struggle to make it through the day. But that wasn't the case at all. I'm planning to do a full recap of my cleanse, so stay tuned for that.

Here's what we have planned for the week:

Meal Plan:
Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Grilled Turkey Patties
Tuesday - Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken
Wednesday - Pasta & Meatsauce
Thursday - Mini Turkey Meatloaves
Friday - Date Night!!
Saturday - Grilled Fish

Fitness Recap:
Sunday - 21 Day Fix Dirty 30
Monday - Yoga
Tuesday - Zumba
Wednesday - JM Ripped in 30 - Level 1
Thursday - JM Ripped in 30 - Level 1
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 3 mile run

Did you see that date night up there? That's right!! We are going out to dinner and a movie. Together. Without kids!! I'm almost embarrassed to say that this has not happened since before Camden was born. And he is almost 2! We are loooong overdue!

I hope you all have a great week! It's a short work week for me, plus it's supposed to be in the 80's this week. So, I'm definitely planning to have a great week!

So long for today...

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

March Goals

Happy Friday everyone!!! We made it (almost) through another week. But we made it this far, so the rest is easy from here, right?

So, it's March 6th and I am just now posting my goals for the month. #slacker

Before I talk about my goals for March, let's look back at my February goals:

- Do our taxes - Done and done. Although, I did have to amend them :-( But I'm completely done with them now.
- Move decorations to attic - We did this!! So happy about that!
- Make & hang framed quotes in dining room - I didn't get this done :-( But I'm hoping to get it done in March.

- Share 2 new recipes - Shared Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole & Baked Red Velvet Doughnuts
- Write and publish a post about doTerra - I didn't get to this, but maybe for March?
- Research adding ads to the blog - I did a little bit of research and I think I'm going to hold off for now. I'd like to build my audience a little bit more first.

- Get my hair cut. - Did it. Hate it. Growing it out. Come on Biotin! Lol!
- Read 1 book - I downloaded one onto my Kindle, but never got around to reading it.
- Start using some kind of paper planner - I haven't started using one, but I DID order one. So, I'm going to check this one off the list.

I think that having 3 goals in each category is pretty ambitious for right now, so I'm going to go with 2 for each in March...

- Make & hang framed quotes in dining room - maybe I can get this done this month.
I already got the frames and hung them. Now I just have to figure out which quotes I want to use in them.
- Create collage for dining room - I found a collage frame I'd been looking for and would like to make a collage to hang opposite the framed quotes.

- Share 2 new recipes (yes, again!)
- Write and share post about doTerra 

- I'm planning to do a 10 day cleanse soon. I really want to jump start my weight loss and get my momentum back.
- Run at least 1 day a week. - I've gotten pretty slack with my running lately due to the weather and being busy. So I'd really like to get back to it.

Ok, there they are.  I'm hoping that I'll be able to get them done this month. The structured/Type A/control freak in me isn't very happy about not getting everything done last month.

I hope you have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!

So long for today...
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

An Almost On-Plan WIAW {3/4}

Hey there! How is the weather where you are? Have I officially gotten old because I talk about the weather? Are you all tired of hearing people talk about the weather? I don’t know about where you are, but I’m pretty excited about the weather here.
At least for the next two days…after that. I don’t want to talk about it.

I’m trying so hard to get back on track with my eating. For some reason, I took a hiatus from being on-plan. I blame it on stress about the house. But maybe I’m just looking for an excuse. Either way, I’m really trying to reign everything back in and get it under control. I’ve still been keeping up with my workouts, it just the whole food thing that gives me issues. And I do really well for an entire day, then I blow it. Check out my WIAW from Monday to see what I mean…

I’m trying to change things up a little bit. So I had one hardboiled egg, plus one egg white (2PP) along with some Greek yogurt (2PP) for breakfast.

I had an apple with some PB2 (1PP) for my morning snack.

Still trying to keep up the change, I had a ham and cheese sandwich (5PP) for lunch with some cracker chips (1PP) and carrots.

Afternoon snack was 1/8 c. (3PP) of peanuts with some strawberries.

We had grilled pork chops (4PP) with brown rice (3PP) and broccoli for dinner. Yes, I pretty much always have some kind of protein with brown rice and broccoli for dinner on Mondays. The family isn’t complaining (yet) so I’m going to stick with it.

I found a WW mini ice cream cone (2PP)buried in the freezer for dessert. I forgot how much I love these things!

So I did really well during the day and even into the evening. I had a totally OP day…until I had some more ice cream. I didn’t track it and I didn’t take a picture of it. It was light, but definitely not necessary. The only good thing is that I finished the carton and have no plans to buy more, so I won’t be tempted by it again.

Anyway, I could have done much worse, but could have done better, too. Oh well. You can’t win them all…

I’m linking up with Jen from Peas and Crayons for the link-up today.

I hope you all have a great Wednesday!

So long for today…

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {3/1}

Haaaaapy Sunday everyone! How has your weekend been so far? As usual, ours has been busy. I can't remember the last time that we didn't have anything to do on the weekend. I guess that's what being a homeowner is all about, right? There is always some kind of project that needs to get done. I really don't know what we would do without anything to do though. It deeps us busy and definitely keeps life interesting!

Camden went on his first field trip on Friday. It was a trip to the aquarium and was so much fun.  TC and I were both able to go along. He really enjoyed looking at all the fish and other sea life. Of course, he's one, so you can only look at so many fish before he starts to meltdown. But I think he had a really good time. Poor guy was sacked out within a few minutes of leaving the aquarium.

 Saturday was spent working around the house. Still trying to make heads and tails of everything that we have crowded into the garage. Today, I have high hopes of FINALLY organizing our closet. I know, sounds like a pretty exciting Sunday afternoon!

So here is what I have planned for the week:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Cream Cheese Spaghetti
Monday - Grilled Pork Chops
Tuesday - Tacos
Wednesday - Grilled Hamburgers
Thursday - Spaghetti & Meatballs
Friday - Grilled Turkey Brats
Saturday - Leftovers/Contingency Day

Fitness Recap:
Sunday - Rest
Monday - 21 Day Fix Total Body Cardio Fix
Tuesday - 21 Day Fix Total Body Cardio Fix
Wednesday - 21 Day Fix Upper Fix
Thursday - 21 Day Fix Lower Fix
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 21 Day Fix Cardio Fix

I'm finishing up my 3 weeks of doing 21 Day Fix and I'm trying to figure out what I want to do next. I'm trying to decide between doing some Tone It Up workouts or going back to the familiar Jillian Michal workouts. I've never done any TIU workouts, so I welcome any opinions or experiences that anyone has had. I'm also planning to change up some of my meals for this week. So stay tuned for a WIAW post later in the week.

Don't forget to check out Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers for more Weekly Meal Plans!

I hope you all have a great week!

So long for today...

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