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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: August 21-August 27

August 21-August 27 Recap

VACATION WEEK.

This week has been a good one all the way around. BF’s birthday was on Wednesday, and I took the week off for some RnR. We did some travelling, some cooking, some dining out, and a lot of housework. Things are really coming together. Here is what the week looked like from a food and fitness point of view –

Monday: Impromptu beer fundraiser in support of one of our favorite bars. They had a fire a few weeks back, but hopefully will be able to open again soon. After beers, we got sushi at a new place. It was underwhelming, but I was happy to stick with veggie sushi and edamame for my  meal.
Tuesday: Skinnytaste Taco Stuffed Zucchini and Instant Pot Mexican Rice. We got sidetracked by the start of vacation, and ended up eating dinner at 10pm. But it was all worth it. The rice turned out better than any rice I’ve ever made!
Wednesday: Tried a new pop up restaurant and had a fantastic burger and fries.
Thursday: Pizza. This was vacation week, after all.
Friday: Dinner at a steak house for BF’s bday. Holy cow does it feel good to be spoiled!
Saturday: Hopefully something with vegetables in it, after a week of indulgence!
Sunday: TBD

Fitness
Monday: 15.5 miles (was supposed to be 16 but I had to get the dog to her annual vet apt!)
Tuesday: DOR
Wednesday: DOR
Thursday: 4 miles with hills
Friday: Shape up & 2 miles on TM
Saturday: DOR.
Sunday: 18 miles

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Food & Fitness Plan: August 14-August 20

August 14-August 20

After five weeks of gaining, I stepped on the scale at my Weight Watchers meeting on Thursday and saw a nearly 5lb loss. Bodies are weird, guys. This week, lots of meals planned and when work is over on Friday, I’m on vacation! We are taking our doggie to a cabin to relax for the weekend, then the following week is BF’s birthday!

Monday: Chicken green chili from our new pressure cooker (SO GOOD)
Tuesday: Charred green beans and tofu (another One Pan & Done winner) and soba noodle salad from Katie Lee’s Endless Summer cookbook.
Wednesday: Creole Shrimp Bake plus prepping for camping with 2 crockpot meals
Thursday: Leftovers – I am attending a fundraiser after work, so we are fending for ourselves at dinner! (personally I’m hoping for a food truck dinner!)
Friday: Dinner at the cabin – Shredded pepperoncini beef sandwiches
Saturday: Dinner at the cabin – Chili 
Sunday: TBD – home from ye olde cabin

Fitness
Monday: DOR
Tuesday: Was going to do some speed work, but TOM is dictating that I need some easy miles today.
Wednesday: Shape Up
Thursday: 5 miles with speed in the a.m.
Friday: Shape up & 3 mile hills
Saturday: DOR.
Sunday: Long Run post cabin – 16 miles

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Food & Fitness Plan: 2017 Week 6

February 6-February 12

Time to get down to some serious workout business. Back to the gym this week, and being flexible with workouts as BF is travelling.

Monday: Chicken salad and possible leftover Super Bowl meatballs
Tuesday: Skinnytaste Cheeseburger Casserole
Wednesday: “Unstuffed” Cabbage Soup (from Skinnytaste Cookbook-a staple at my house)
Thursday: TBD
Friday: Dinner out for my brother’s birthday. (If you’re local to Columbus, you must try Windward Passage at least once in your life)
Saturday: TBD – It’s my first Saturday off in 3 weeks!
Sunday: TBD

Fitness
Monday: Gym – Shape-Up
Tuesday: Yoga DVD
Wednesday: Gym – Shape-Up
Thursday: 4 miles post-work
Friday: Gym – Shape-Up & 5 miles @ 12min
Saturday: DOR
Sunday: Long Run – 30k Trail Run

 

Hoping for a good week of recovery from being sick. Will take it easy as needed to gear up for the weekend’s race. Glad to get a trail run in during the season to keep training for the upcoming 50k I am attempting after the Spring marathon!

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Food & Fitness Plan: 2017 Week 5

January 30-February 5

Already missed a few weeks of planning. Have been doing great with the workouts at the gym, but some mid-week runs have fallen off.  This week my goal is 4 runs and 2 gym days. Food is looking good this week and half of my grocery cart was produce this morning!

Monday: Rigatoni with Greens. (BF is good about getting me to eat healthy greens!)
Tuesday: Mustard roasted sausages, sprouts and potatoes
Wednesday: Pozole verde
Thursday: Leftovers & salad
Friday: Dinner at Barcelona for Dad’s bday
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: Super Bowl!

Fitness
Monday: DOR
Tuesday: Speed work: 5.2 miles with 2 miles speed
Wednesday: 5 miles hills SICK DAY
Thursday: 4 miles easy pace SICK DAY
Friday: Yoga SICK DAY
Saturday: DOR
Sunday: Long Run – 14 miles  6 Miles

Spent most of the week sick. It was not fun. Sinus headaches, body aches, stuffy nose and lots of sleeping. I made it out to my long run this morning, but cut it short after some breathing issues.

Starting to feel better, and hope to make it back to the gym on Monday for more strength-cardio sessions.

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Food & Fitness Plan: 2017 Week 2

January 9-January 15

Lots and lots and lots of leftovers on the menu this week. Just me eating, so there’s not much to plan other than cleaning out the fridge. Of course, I walked in to Trader Joe’s without a shopping list, and walked out $40 poorer this morning, so I guess I’ll be eating SOMETHING.

Monday: Leftover Chickpea Tomato Soup
Tuesday: Leftover Cheesy Baked Penne – this was SO good.
Wednesday: Chicken salad and roasted potatoes
Thursday: Mushroom ravioli and a spinach salad
Friday: TBD
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: TBD – Dude-a-Thon!

Fitness
Monday: DOR – 20k got me sore this weekend
Tuesday: Spin Class
Wednesday: Shape Up – Session 3 followed by 6 mile run (depending on how sore I am)
Thursday: 3 mile run
Friday: Shape Up – Session 4 followed by 3 mile run
Saturday: Yoga DVD – my body NEEDS this
Sunday: Broke Man’s Winter Warm Up Half Marathon.

 

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Food & Fitness Plan: 2017 Week 1

January 2-January 8

It’s 2017, friends! I decided not to do much in they way of making resolutions for the year, but I have signed up for a number of races to keep my training schedule full. I also signed up for an 8 week (2 sessions a week) small group training session at my gym. What I really want to focus on this year is some self-care and forgiveness along with healthy eating and strength training to compliment my running schedule. Meal planning continues to go strong!

Monday: At my parents’ – lots of snacks, smoked beef ribs and cheesy potatoes for dinner
Tuesday: Slow-cooker Korean Beef and Rice Pot from Simply Nigella (tester for cookbook club)
Wednesday: Chickpea Tomato Soup
Thursday: Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad
Friday: TBD
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti

Fitness
Monday: DOR but took the doggie for 2 walks
Tuesday: Spin Class
Wednesday: Shape Up – Meeting 1 pre-work. 5 mile run post-work.
Thursday: 3 mile run post-work.
Friday: Shape Up – Meeting 2 pre-work.
Saturday: Yoga
Sunday: Trail 20k.