If it ain’t broke…
Although, I highly recommend adding maple extract. Seriously the best thing to happen to pumpkin.
Yup, still going on my pumpkin protein pancake kick. At least 5 mornings a week. I should probably change it up, but I figure if I’m still enjoying it, why not?
Side note: I am in love with this spatula.
Look at how freakin’ cute that is. Seriously obsessed.
I normally reserve Saturdays as my grocery shopping day, but this past Saturday I was feeling a little too under the weather to go. So Sunday shopping it was. It meant I wasn’t able to get to the Farmers Market (only open Fridays and Saturdays) but I was able to make do. This haul took me to Zehr’s, WalMart and Bulk Barn.
- canned pumpkin (still going strong)
- snap peas (hidden back there)
- cooking onions
- baby carrots
- arugula (I love it, but I don’t buy it often. Needed a change!)
- spinach (weekly staple)
- 1% milk (for the boy, I’ve been sticking to almond milk lately)
- 2 year old cheddar (I grabbed a sample and it was awesome, so I scooped one up)
- egg whites
- ricotta cheese
- crabmeat (well…crabmeat flavoured, anyway)
- baking soda (my fridge was starting to smell a little)
- ground flaxseed
- tomato sauce (can you tell there was a sale?)
- salad dressings (Italian for me, Ranch for himm)
- lasagna noodles
- pizza starter kit
- Reese’s peanut butter cups (I’ve been told not to expect a lot of trick or treaters, but I figured it was better to be safe than sorry. But if we don’t have any, I’m not exactly disappointed with the though of leftover Reese’s)
The Meal Plan
- Sunday: pizza and salad
- Monday: seafood lasagna (new recipe, I’m definitely intrigued) and salad
- Tuesday: tuna melts (old favourite)
- Wednesday: homemade chicken tenders, sweet potatoes and broccoli
- Thursday: butternut squash soup and sandwiches
- Friday: wing it/leftovers/out
Good week of meals! I try to make at least one or two big meals a week so that there’s a lot of leftovers for Eric’s lunches. I don’t mind making myself a salad or whathaveyou, but he would much rather throw something in the microwave and be good to go.
(and I’m desperately waiting for pork roasts to go on sale so I can break out the slow cooker. Because I adore pulled pork and I feel like that’s the best way to break it in )
As per the meal plan…
The pizza kits I picked up come with the crust and sauce, so I just needed to pick out the toppings to throw on top.
I went with chicken, bell pepper, green onion, spinach, and marble cheese. Ten minutes in the oven and good to go.
1/2 of the pizza with a simple salad of romaine, carrots, celery and Italian dressing. It made for an easy Sunday night dinner – which we ate while watching A Time to Kill – I hadn’t seen it before but I had read the book. I was impressed! Usually, I’m not a fan of books-to-movies (because the details are never how you pictured it in your head) but they actually did a great job.
Side note: Matthew McConaughey does not age.
That’s like 16 years apart, people. Insane.
(And he totally had me tearing up at his speech).
This last week was my week 5 of my Slim and Sculpt plan with This Fit Chick! This was the first week of phase 2, so I knew the intensity was going up.
But, it still caught me off guard, Jesus, that was an intense week! The plan goes from 2 days pure lifting, 1 day lifting + circuit and 1 day intervals to 3 days lifting + circuits, 1 day lifting. So, a lot more cardio and a lot more time overall.
After the circuit workout in the last phase, I was confident I could handle the circuit in phase 2. After completing it twice in week 5…ouch. Definitely painful. 1 full minute of squat jumps in the middle of a circuit is just not fair – but definitely effective!
Drop sets are also introduced in this phase. I hadn’t had a lot of experience with them, but Carrie is nice enough to draw out exactly what’s involved. Yea – I did those today (writing this Sunday evening) and I KNOW I’m going to be experiencing some serious DOMS in the morning.
A great week and I know I’m going to be seeing some awesome results!
This last week was week 4 (and the final week) of my October Yoga Challenge with Courtney of Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life!
So week 3, I was feeling a little disappointed in myself that I only got in one yoga workout out of my goal of two.
(the blood splatters have nothing to do with anything, I just wanted to play around with PicMonkey )
Yea. Not one session last week. Not exactly ending the challenge with a bang, am I?
Between being busy with school, the increase in my regular workouts, and my birthday, yoga just did not happen.
That’s ok – life gets in the way sometimes. Now that the challenge is over I don’t feel as pressured to squeeze it in – but I’ll still try once every week or two. I definitely need it to help with my flexibility, so I should be doing it sometimes, at least.
Oh, well – I still enjoyed the challenge – thanks Courtney!
<— Any exciting meals planned for the week?
<— Are you expecting a lot of trick or treaters this year? What candy did you buy/are planning on buying?