Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

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FITNESS

Monday – I’m leaving this day open pending on how I feel.  It will either be a one mile day or I will do my hill repeats (8 x 200m)

Tuesday – 4 miles easy

Wednesday – 60 minute progression

Thursday – 3 miles easy

Friday – 1 mile

Saturday – Race 13.1 Raleigh pacing with Cara and other friends running + 7 miles = 20 miler

Sunday – 1 mile recovery

 

MEAL PLANNING

This week is pretty straightforward so we should be able to get a lot of meals cooked this week.  I’m planning to meet Thad’s group on Wednesday again, so we’ll cook something that will reheat easily for when I get home.

Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi

Bacon Pierogi Bakebaked pierogi

Chicken Caesar Salads

 

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan – Summer Vacation Over!

Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end!  I have only two more days left of my break and I start back to work on Wednesday.  It’s been a great summer and I’m in denial that it’s that time already.  It’ll be great to get back on a schedule and get into a routine, but I just love the freedom summer gives us.  I hoping all the weeks of planning meals will carry over and I’m looking for ways to start making my Sundays a day of meal prep for the week.

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FITNESS

I’m doing really great with my arm and ab challenges, so I’m still rolling with those.  I love the daily Pilates too!  Need to be a bit more intentional with my hip exercises.  Though some of the Pilates moves covers some of the hip exercises, I need to make sure I keep at it!

Monday – 5 mile steady

Tuesday – 1 mile and maybe a BodyPump class if I feel up for it.

Wednesday – 6 mile tempo with 4 at tempo

Thursday – early morning 3 miler with Cara

Friday – 1 miler

Saturday – 16 miles long run

Sunday – 1-3 depending on how I feel and maybe a class at the Y

 

MEAL PLANNING

We ended up cooking one of weekly meals that I planned yesterday!  No complaints on that though, it was delicious!  Check back for my meal recap on Thursday.  Based on squeezing in some last minute pool visits, we’re planning to hit the pool at least a few nights this week.  That eases me up for at least a meal or two.  I found this recipe in my newest Cooking Light magazine and it looks awesome!  It also will be good to make at the beginning of the week to have some leftovers all week for lunches.

I also am interested in trying these Chili Lime Chicken Burgers from Sarah N’ Spice.  They look amazing!  All those flavors are exactly what we have been making and loving lately!  They seem easy enough too, which is a huge plus!

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Happy Week!

 

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Planning

Another week, another plan!  This week is going to be a bit of a juggle for us.  I have to head to school for a few days for some training, so this will be a true to test to working and still getting workouts and meals in.

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Fitness

Still working on the daily challenges and hip exercises.  Adding in some daily Pilates from The Balanced Life.

Monday: 5 mile steady

Tuesday: 3 miles easy

Wednesday: 5 mile with 3 at tempo pace

Thursday: 1 mile

Friday: 1 mile

Saturday: 15 miles

Sunday:  Recovery run 1-3 miles

Total mileage: 31-33 miles

 

Meal Planning

This week is going to be some make-shift meals.  We have a lot going on this week that would potentially disrupt dinner plans so I’m actually not planning more than just one meal.  So guess what’s back this week?! This recipe!  We didn’t get around to cooking it last week so I’m moved it.   We’ll have leftovers on Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday, H and I are on our own for dinner, so we’ll probably do something a bit easier or we may end up going out to dinner too.

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Happy Week!

 

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Race Week – Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #9

Lynchburg or bust!!  This weekend is the half from hot hell!  I mean, who intentionally signs up for a half marathon in August?!  I know who!  Me and 9 of my crazy friends.  We aren’t doing it to break any records, but more to go and enjoy each other’s company and to run, eat, drink and be merry.  Any excuse for a girls’ trip is a good one!

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Fitness

Daily Challenges:  Sticking with the same ab challenge from last month and adding in a really good arm challenge.  Still doing all of my hip exercises regularly.

Monday – 6 x 200m hill repeats with a mile warm-up and cool down

Tuesday – 4 miles easy

Wednesday – 50 minute progression

Thursday – 3 miles easy

Friday – one mile

Saturday – Lynchburg Half Marathon plus 1 mile

Sunday – one mile

Total mileage: 29-31 miles

 

Meal Plan

Let’s try that chicken recipe again!  Geez!  Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa and rice  Hopefully this time, we’ll actually cook it.  We also caught a sale on ground beef so we’ll be trying the Beef, Cheese and Noodle Bake too.  It looks really good and I’m thinking of making it on Monday, so we can eat the rest of it all week for lunch leftovers. And I’m going to take this recipe and change it up a bit, using spinach vs arugula and feta vs goat cheese.  I also think I want to add in some cucumber and Kalamata olives.

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #8 – Back at it!

After a wonderful vacation, I’m back at it for our meal planning this week!  This week, thankfully, looks to be a pretty normal week.

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Fitness

Daily:  Arm and Ab challenges

Monday – 3 miles easy

Tuesday – 1 mile easy

Wednesday- 5 mile tempo with 3 at tempo pace

Thursday – 5 mile steady (I should be at 121 miles for July)

Friday – 1 mile

Saturday -13 miles

Sunday- 1 to 3 miles

Total mileage goal for the week: 27-29

 

Meal Plan

We have a couple of fun things this week planned so I’m only planning two meals this week.  I’m meeting a group on Wednesday to run from a local frozen yogurt place so I’m fairly certain that will end up being my dinner that evening and then Thursday, we’re hitting a Grasshopper game after a run for some baseball and fun!

I’m keeping it easy this week with our meals.  We’ll have crock pot spaghetti and Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa and rice.

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #7 – Vacation or Bust!

This week’s fitness and meal plan should really be called Weekly “Fitness” and “Meal” Plan because we’re heading out for another vacation to Hershey, PA and the only thing I’m certain about for the week is that I’ll run at least a mile a day to keep up my running streak and my only “meal” plan is whatever looks good on the menu!

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Fitness

Monday – From my posts this past week, I got creative and moved my long runs around so I could get it in before we leave for vacation.  So I’m doing my 12 miler this morning.

Tuesday – 4 mile easy

Wednesday – Saturday:  Run at least a mile every day

Sunday – 45 minute progression once we get back home

 

Meal Plan

Before we leave, we’ll finish off whatever we have left in the fridge!  Not going to plan any specific meals for the two days we are home.

Food Truck lot in Harrisonburg, VA

Wednesday is our travel day and I’ve already scoped out a place for us to stop about halfway in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  We’re stopping at a food truck lot where 4 different trucks are permanently parked: Grilled Cheese Mania, Taste of Soul, La Taurina Grill II and Lobsta Rollin.  They even have a picnic area!  I’m super excited to try out Grilled Cheese Mania or La Taurina (I’m a sucker for a good torta!).  I’m hoping that Nick and I’ll each get something from each place and share.

Other than that, I’m sure we’ll have some amusement park goodies, pizza at least once and some other food from local places in Harrisburg and Hershey.  I’m pretty excited!

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Happy Week!

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #6

I’m finally getting a hang of keeping up with a meal plan until this week.  I just lost my mojo and didn’t spend any time yesterday looking for recipes.  I’ve just kind of hit a “meal planning” wall.   So I’m trying to regroup and figure out some meals to cook this week, just based on what we already have.

 

Fitness Plan

This is my “official” first week of (conscious) marathon training.  I also have some challenges to contend with based on an upcoming vacation so I’m mixing it up and moving some runs around so I can get a long run in next week before we leave.  I won’t have an opportunity next week to get a long run in where we are staying.  No big deal, thankfully!

Daily challenges:  Two arms and one ab plus hip strengthening exercises

Monday- 5 mile steady state (which I finished already!)  It went super well and I was pleased that even though I ran at 10:15am, I was able to keep a really great pace and effort for the run.  I’m finally conquering the heat monster!

Tuesday- Early morning 3 miler with friends, followed by a BodyPump class

Wednesday – Long run day!  11 miles

Thursday – Noon Pilates class and a 2-4 mile easy run with friends from our local Lululemon Showroom.  My friend, Cindy, is hosting the run! So excited!

Friday- one mile kind of day

Saturday – 5 mile tempo run

Sunday- one miler

 

Meal Plan

I’m looking at 2-3 meals this week for dinner.  Thursday night, Nick and Hayden will have to fend for themselves. 🙂

I have some leftover bacon from last week so while reading the latest Cooking Light (August 2014), I found the BLT pasta and instantly knew I wanted to make that! 

I also found Greek-Style Chicken Wraps (July 2014 Cooking Light) and thought the kalamata feta dip I bought could be used in the wraps and it would be awesome!

We also bought some really nice looking pork chops that we’ll do something with for an easy meal.

Not too bad for on the fly meal planning this morning.

 

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Happy Week!

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #5

As I was looking at my week and planning out my workouts, I suddenly realized I was less than 18 weeks out from the marathon that I might run and that I better start seriously looking at my training plan.  How did that happen?!  Luckily, the workouts I have been doing fit in well with what I should have already been doing last week.  OOPS!

 

Fitness plan:

Daily Challenges:  2 arm and one ab

Monday: 1 mile easy (after yesterday’s long run, I’m tired!) So listening to my body and doing just a mile today.

Tuesday: 3-4 miles easy (either a trail or a greenway run)

Wednesday: 45 minute progression run (4.5-5 miles)

Thursday: 3-4 miles easy (trail or greenway)

Friday: 1 mile easy

Saturday: A group of us are running on a part of the High Point greenway we never run on, so I’m looking forward to a different route.  I’ll have 10 miles.

Sunday: 1 mile recovery

Total mileage about 24 miles

 

Meal Plan:

We are just coming off a beach vacation and we’re kind of  “mealed” out.  After a few days of eating out, eating junk, etc., we are just kind of sick of food.  We’ll probably do some salads and some easy stuff just to kind of reset.  I’m not really planning anything too special for the week as far as recipes.  I do have some chicken and Italian sausage to use, so these are the three meals I’m thinking of for the week:

Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with a side salad

 

Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cheese

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salads (H’s favorite!)

 

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Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

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