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On my mind and a quick workout

Sometimes my weeks fly by, sometimes they go so slow.  And it’s even stranger when the days are doing the opposite?  Know what I mean?  Like when your days drag by but you turn around and it’s already Thursday.  This week both my days and week have flown by so I’m pretty thankful.  Buuuutttttt that just means it is already Thursday and time to think about next week.  You’re thinking, already?  Yes, already.  I am always thinking ahead.  That might be good or bad but I am a planner and planners think ahead.

Tonight Emily and I are headed to happy hour at On the Border.  This is our favorite thing because we both order appetizers as are meal regularly and appetizers are half off during happy hour.  Score!  So are drinks, but I can do without those.  The only thing that isn’t half off?  The guacamole live so sometimes we splurge on that.  So pumped!

Knowing I was going to OTB tonight, I did a workout last night.  My eats have been horrible lately.  Too much eating out and not enough movement.  My back and hips were feeling really tight from my long commute and desk sitting so first I busted out some yoga then did some weights and others.  Oh and the workout?  Takes place in my parents’ basement.  Boom!  Check it out.

basement bust a move

Only took me about 30 minutes and I grooved to Christina Perri.  Lurve.

This weekend I’m heading up to Doodlehem for a quick getaway and more packing so I probably won’t have a chance to prep for next week again on Sunday.  I’m leaving Friday after work so anything I want to do needs to get done tonight after OTB or…?

Also on my mind is what to cook while in Doodlehem because my wallet or waist can not afford anymore meals out!

Lots to think about… lots to do!

How do you get everything done in the short weekend?

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Sunday Prep

I know, I know, it’s Monday.  I’m a little late so let’s just jump right in.

I had zero desire to prep for my week last night, but I know the more I prep the better the week will be.  I don’t get home until 9 some nights and it is so helpful to be able to go to the fridge, get what I need, and throw it in my lunch bag.  If I didn’t prep I would not take the time every night to put together a lunch.

When deciding what to make for this week I had to keep a few things in mind.
1. My Dad is away this week and he is our chef so my Mom and I have to think of some dinners we can easily cook and throw together because we both don’t get home till late and we’re both starving when we get home.
2. Because there might not be a dinner every night I can’t count on those leftovers for lunch.
3. I really didn’t feel like grocery shopping so I tried to work with what we had.

I really enjoyed my grapes and cheese snack and salad that I packed last week so I decided to do them again.  Here’s what I came up with.


Make-Ahead Steel Cut Oats (I’ll post a true recipe soon).



I’ve been feeling a little sluggish so I think I’m going to prepare some shakes for breakfast too.  I’ll get back to you on that one 😉


Cooked a whole bunch of quinoa in the rice cooker.  This will serve as a quick dinner base too.

Salad.  I ended up eating my salads last week at around 3 in the afternoon everyday and it was heavenly.

Grapes and cheese.  We didn’t have any grapes, but I grabbed some at TJ’s this morning when I stopped to get groceries for the office.  8AM TJ’s is oh my gosh so much better than afternoon/evening TJ’s.  I love 8AM TJ’s.

Leftovers/chicken.  I had some leftover Greek chicken so I packed a pita to have chicken and Greek chicken sandwich.  I decided to marinate some chicken in EVOO and a garlic mix to cook up tonight to have in pitas for the rest of the week.  Only one mistake, I forgot EVOO solidifies in the fridge and when I woke up this morning I had an interesting marinade clump.  Wompwomp.  I hope it still tastes yummy.


We’re still lost here.  I started to scour Pinterest for some ideas and then got distracted by how annoying it is to search in Pinterest and I started to organize it.  Man Pinterest is such a glorious time waster.  So as of now, we have no dinner ideas.

Monday: Yoga (if I get out of the dentist on time)
Tuesday: Ballet
Wednesday: Off
Thursday: Yoga
Friday: Core Turbofire
Saturday: HIIT Turbofire
Sunday: Tone 30 Turbofire

What are your plans for the week?  Any crockpot dinner suggestions that isn’t full of meat and relies on a can of soup?






Meal Prep Sunday

Meal prep and getting ready for my week isn’t that difficult for me.  I’m an organized person by nature and if I don’t do some sort of prepping for the week, I feel frazzeled and rushed the whole week.  But I do know not everyone finds this easy and not everyone goes as crazy as I do.  One of my favorite bloggers, Gina from The Fitnessista, is definitely a huge fan of prep work and posts regular Sunday blogs reminding everyone to do so and sharing what she has done.  So I thought I’d join in the fun.

Fitness Schedule

Monday: Yoga

Tuesday: Ballet

Wednesday: TurboFire Tone 30

Thursday: Yoga

Friday: TurboFire (a cardio, I haven’t picked it yet)

Saturday: Off

Sunday: Home stretching

Does anyone else schedule this in their phone?  Not only that, does anyone else use fun little icons?

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Meal Prep:

Today I spent the day prepping my breakfasts, lunches, and some dinners for the week.  On the menu:

Breakfast everyday: make ahead steel cut oats with brown sugar, 6 almonds, and 6 pecans.  Cook steel cut oats the night before, let cool, divvy into 5 containers with sugar, almonds, and pecans, and store in the fridge.  When you’re ready to eat, add a little milk of your choice and microwave for 30-60 seconds.  So easy, yummy, and filling.

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Lunches: prepped 5 salads with spring mix, avocado, tomatoes, egg and chicken.

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Also for lunch, pita pockets with turkey, provolone, avocado, mayo, and tomatoes.  I don’t make sandwiches ahead of time… don’t want a soggy pita!

Snack: grapes and string cheese.013

Dinner: some nights I go right from work to yoga or ballet and Monday is one of those nights so I made 2 halves of a pita sandwich, one for lunch and one for dinner.  And I’ll probably grab a banana from the snack counter at work.  Gotta keep it light before yoga.

Everything is stored in the spare fridge in the basement and I just grab what I need the night before and bring it upstairs.  Saves me so much time and worry every morning!

How do you prep for your week?