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Food & Fitness Plan: September 25-October 1

September 25-October 1

Our temps have swarmed back up into the 90s this week, so of course (OF COURSE!) I came down with a head cold. However, I still managed to put together a meal plan I’m pretty happy with, and I will hopefully be back in tip top shape in time for Saturday’s race.

Monday: Orecchiette with tomatoes and arugula. (Needed to use up produce from our CSA.) I only used the 3 tablespoons of oil, and could have cut down on that too.
Tuesday: Tofu and green beans.
Wednesday: Skinnytaste copycat Bang Bang Shrimp
Thursday: Chicken taco bowls & instantpot rice
Friday: TBD – either pasta dinner or beer & burgers depending on how I feel. Early morning on Saturday.
Saturday: TBD – Race day
Sunday: Taco truck tour!!!

Fitness
Monday: DOR – slept most of the day
Tuesday: Planning 4 miles after work with run buddies. This might turn in to a walk, I’m still feeling crummy.
Wednesday: Shape Up
Thursday: 5 morning miles.
Friday: Shape Up
Saturday: 25k with the “Yo Momma’s” crew
Sunday: DOR

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Food & Fitness Recap: September 18-September 24

September 18-24 PEAK WEEK!

Managed to run some miles, skip some time at the gym, and survive as a single dogmom for the week.  Here’s how it went down.

Monday: Ended up taking a half day at work. 😦 Felt so very rundown and headache-y that I came home and slept on the couch for 3 hours in the middle of the day. Dinner was green curry tofu with snap peas and mushrooms from America’s Test Kitchen’s Complete Cooking for Two. Had the ingredients for a few days and finally decided to make it.
Tuesday: “Plum chicken” in the InstantPot. It was basically chicken breasts with jam (raspberry because I didn’t have plum), soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Tasty, would make again, but I may have over cooked the chicken a bit.
Wednesday: Frittata based off the Winter Potato, Kale and Sausage Fritatta from the Skinnytaste cookbook. Decided not to use the sausage to make it meatless, two full meatless days this week!
Thursday: Spaghetti squash and meat sauce from Skinnytaste. Such a convenient meal. I used the slow cooker, but would love to try it in the pressure cooker soon too!
Friday: Leftovers – I had a pita pizza with ingredients from the week before. Yay for a full week of eating at home!
Saturday: Went to friends’ for dinner and had the most delicious homemade paella!  It was such a treat!
Sunday: OktoberFest after work. YES I am getting a creampuff!

Fitness
Monday: DOR
Tuesday: 4 miles post work
Wednesday: DOR
Thursday: 20 miles
Friday: DOR
Saturday: DOR
Sunday: 11 miles

I was really run down this week and had a hard time even getting in my 2 weekly runs. I am happy I made up 11 miles today, and am hoping to hit my smaller runs this week as well as 3 trips to the gym.

Weigh-in results: -1.0 Total: -6.0

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Food & Fitness Plan: September 11-17

September 11-17

Cut back week! I think my body needs it, last week I had an impossible time waking up and skipped two gym classes. This week I have some busy evenings, including a trail 10k which I am really looking forward to!

Monday: Fresh vegetable and chicken soup from One Pan & Done.
Tuesday: Leftovers from last week.
Wednesday: Skinnytaste Slow Cooker Banh Mi Bowls – I put this in the crockpot before work today, can’t wait to have it for lunch tomorrow! It always turns out SO good.
Thursday: Baked eggplant Parmesan (again from One Pan & Done.) I am in love with this book.
Friday: Green curry tofu with snap peas and mushrooms from America’s Test Kitchen’s Complete Cooking for Two(This book is GREAT)
Saturday: TBD – Working a festival all day, may end up having food truck dinner!
Sunday: TBD – Beer tasting and movie screening, so probably pizza

Fitness
Monday: DOR
Tuesday: 3 miles w/some hills before work – it’s getting dark in the morning and I need way more light up gear. I tried to run in my favorite ravine but was way too spooked to be there alone in the dark.
Wednesday: Shape Up
Thursday: Summer Squatch 10k after work (!!!!)
Friday: Shape Up + 4 miles speed work on TM. (DARK after the gym too)
Saturday: Yoga DVD
Sunday: 12 mile cutback with my running group.

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Food & Fitness Recap: September 4-September 10

September 4-10

Week’s almost done, and it’s been a BUSY  one.  Here is the week that was:

Monday: BBQ with my family for Labor Day – hot dogs, hamburgers, and a massive amount of Mexican Macaroni Salad from the Pioneer Woman
Tuesday: Crockpot Lasagna Soup from the 2nd Skinnytaste cookbook. I had spinach and Italian sausage that needed to be used up and this fit the bill.
Wednesday: Finally ordered my own copy of One Pan & Done from Amazon because the library copy was getting so much use. Had green beans, prosciutto and eggs tonight!
Thursday: Used up a Pies and Pints gift card – pizza and salad after a long run? Don’t mind if I do!
Friday: Went to Gordon Biersch. Don’t usually go there, but it was close to a concert we were seeing. Veggie burger, a couple fries, salad and a beer.
Saturday: TBD – Possibly tailgating, but all I really want to do is get Chipotle and put on pajamas to watch football…
Sunday: BF is grilling out after work!

Fitness
Monday: DOR
Tuesday: 5 miles post work
Wednesday: Walked 2 miles
Thursday: 20 miles
Friday: DOR
Saturday: DOR
Sunday: Plan – 10 miles with my running group