Monday, March 24, 2014

This Week’s Plan: Meals & Workouts

Another week begins – Another week of planned meals! Organization for the win! Smile

But first, let’s recap the weekend!

Parrish and I had a SUPER EARLY start on Saturday morning because we were volunteering at the Merge Records 25K Road Race.

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Our station was the first turn the runners had to take, so we were there to make sure they took the right turn. We also had to delay motorists – which sucked honestly – but luckily they only had to wait about 10 minutes total. Some drivers were totally nice and understanding, others….not so much.

Either way, volunteering was super fun. It was awesome to cheer on racers as they ran past us. And it was great to hang out with my best friend

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who makes everything way more fun!

After volunteering we headed out for our own run and ended up doing just a bit over a 5k. I’m working with a knee issue, so I’m trying not push it distance-wise. Which honestly can be hard when it’s such a beautiful day!

Later that day we enjoyed lunch with friends, and treated ourselves to milkshakes from our local ice cream shop for dessert:

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They didn’t last long.

Sunday morning was a day for rest and relaxation. I started the day the slowly – Max started the day and then decided to delay his start for a few hours.

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He’s such a sleepy old man these days.

Parrish and I also worked on finally getting some of my Lululemon workout clothes up on eBay.

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We’d been talking about doing it for weeks, and I’m glad we finally made the time. When I first started working out, I would reward every 5 pounds lost with a new Lululemon piece.

But now, as much as I love those pieces, they don’t fit. It truly makes no sense to hold on to workout clothes that were barely worn and are now to loose.

So eBay it is! You can view the shop here if you’re interested:

In the afternoon, I settled in and worked on the Menu for this week:

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This Week’s Meal Plan:

Monday: Greek Quinoa Patties

I’m going to try a spin on my classic quinoa patties but use feta cheese and olives for a new twist!

Tuesday: Crockpot White Bean Turkey Chili

We have another batch of cold weather headed our way, so it’s time to break out the crock pot once again!

Wednesday: Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

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It’s just so darn good. Enough said!

Thursday: Shrimp Tacos

I’m using the Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe from last week and using it as a taco stuffer.

Friday: Big Salad

I like to plan a big salad towards the end of the week to use up any fresh produce that’s still in the fridge.


In addition to planning out my meals, I also checked my calendar and planned out my workouts for the week. This week:

Monday: PT in the morning; I’m dealing with an issue in my right knee. Fingers crossed PT can calm it down. Otherwise this will be a rest day.

Tuesday: Pure Barre

Wednesday: Pure Barre and a run

Thursday: Pure Barre

Friday: Pure Barre

Saturday: The Great Human Race 5k

Sunday: Pure Barre

I’ve got a busy week, but I’m happy that I’m still able to fit it all in. And yeah…I’m still loving Pure Barre!

I do miss weight training, and I hope to add that back in soon. But honestly with my knee issues, I’ve been happy to just focus on an overall balance for my body. I’m planning on signing up for the next Shred from NHerShoes in the Spring, so I’ll be picking the weights back up soon.

What about you?

What’s on the menu this week?