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Weekly Eats and Workouts: 4/28.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! We’ve been blessed in these parts with some fantastic weather, so I’ve been sure to take advantage.

But of course, popping in with the weekly groceries, the meal plan, and the workouts!

Produce

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  • baby carrots
  • romaine
  • blueberries
  • Gala apples
  • red peppers
  • green beans
  • a red onion that escaped pictures

Proteins/Dairy

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  • shaved roast beef
  • Oikos 2% plain
  • provolone (I needed cheese but was feeling bored of cheddar and mozzarella. I don’t get provolone too often, so I figured it would be a nice change)
  • tuna (woot sale!)
  • butter
  • egg whites
  • pork chops
  • turkey sausage

Grains and Frozen

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  • whole wheat sausage buns
  • whole wheat english muffins
  • frozen meals (boyfriend lunches…I realize that the top one is probably aimed at people half is age, but what can I say…I’m a sucker for cute marketing)
  • brown rice crackers
  • Triscuits

Miscellaneous

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  • Popchips in ranch and nacho cheese (yesssss. I’ve been craving popchips for a while, but holding off until I had an excuse to go to Bulk Barn, because they have the best flavours. I haven’t tried any of their tortilla chip varieties, so I’m excited!)
  • Zevia (hello, 6 for $5 sale)
  • all natural crunchy peanut butter (I am officially on the crunchy peanut butter bandwagon. so good).
  • Digestive enzymes (I’m going to post an update on my digestive issues soon, but I will tell you this: those things have been miraculous)
  • hummus
  • icing sugar (I’ve got some baking to do in the coming week!)

Meal_Plan

  • Saturday: takeout
  • Sunday: pork chops with homemade applesauce, quinoa and green beans
  • Monday: tuna melts, veggies
  • Tuesday: Jessica’s chicken cheesesteaks
  • Wednesday: pizza
  • Thursday: turkey sausages on a bun, salad
  • Friday: chicken breasts, baked fries and salad

The Workouts

And as for what happened with last week’s workouts:

  • Sunday: off
  • Monday: gym for a chest and triceps workouts
  • Tuesday: legs workout
  • Wednesday: shoulders and core
  • Thursday: off
  • Friday: back and biceps + a couple of walks throughout the day
  • Saturday: shopping (absolutely counts as a workout – I was gone and on my feet for about 4 1/2 hours. I actually want to wear a pedometer at some point and see how many miles I get in on a shopping day like that)

Have a great day!

<— Are you drawn in by pretty marketing schemes? The package is shiny?! I’m sold.

<— Best hummus flavour? I was feeling spicy this week, but my two favourites would have to be caramelized onion and sweet potato.

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Weekly Eats and Workouts: 4/21.

Good morning! I hope you’ve been having a lovely weekend so far. Mine has been busy, so minus a couple of errands today is going to be all about relaxing for me. But of course, I popped in today to share the groceries, the meal plan for the coming week, and the workouts that I did last week.

First up, eats for the week:

Produce

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  • asparagus
  • a bag of discounted bananas (I’m hoping on weather warm enough to give me smoothie cravings. But considering that it was 3 degrees and snowing yesterday…maybe not)
  • blueberries
  • “sassy baby blend” – how can you not buy it, with a name like that? The blend includes baby greens, spinach, arugula, mizuna, and radicchio
  • baby carrots

Proteins/Dairy

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  • sour cream
  • cream cheese
  • 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • ground chicken
  • ground turkey
  • salmon
  • eggs
  • chicken drumsticks

Frozen

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  • frozen meals & chicken strips (boy lunches)
  • frozen pizza – always good to keep one of those in the fridge for “I don’t want to cook” sort of nights.

Miscellaneous

Apparently, my camera ate this picture (or…I forgot to take it) but it included:

  • toothpaste
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • taco kit (can you tell I’m planning tacos this week?)
  • english muffins
  • olive oil spray
  • plum sauce
  • almond milk
  • pineapple curry salad dressing (I know, I bought prepared salad dressing. But doesn’t that flavour sound amazing)?
  • marinara sauce

Meal_Plan

(yes, I absolutely spent some time playing around with PicMonkey)

  • Saturday: out
  • Sunday: ground chicken tacos
  • Monday: salmon, quinoa and bacon-wrapped asparagus
  • Tuesday: turkey burgers and salad
  • Wednesday: french toast (mmm…breakfast for dinner)
  • Thursday: homemade gnocchi with marinara sauce
  • Friday: ‘fried’ chicken drumsticks and veggies

Last Week’s Workouts:

  • Sunday: gym for an upper body workout
  • Monday: 3.4 mile run. It was an absolutely gorgeous day for it. And I got a little further, going a little bit faster than I did the week before. Yay!
  • Tuesday: lower body workout
  • Wednesday: off
  • Thursday: upper body
  • Friday: a ‘built-in’ exercise sort of day. I did all my errand running in the morning, walked back and forth to school twice, and helped set up for Saturday’s conference.
  • Saturday: I had my conference followed by a social, so when I got home I had no desire to do anything except lay on the couch. So…that’s what I did Open-mouthed smile

Talk to you tomorrow!

<— Do you buy prepared salad dressings, or do you make your own? I usually stick with olive oil/vinegar combinations, but that one just sounded awesome.

<— How were your workouts this week?


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Meals and Fitness for the Week: 4/14.

Good morning! I hope you’ve been having a wonderful weekend Open-mouthed smile I just wanted to pop in to discuss the food and fitness happening around here.

First up, the week’s worth of groceries.

Produce

Produce

  • apples (Red Delicious)
  • spinach
  • romaine
  • baby carrots
  • broccoli
  • snow peas
  • strawberries

Proteins/Dairy

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  • shaved turkey
  • ricotta
  • imitation crab
  • cheese curds
  • chicken hot dogs
  • egg whites
  • shrimp
  • cheese strings
  • whole chicken

Frozen

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  • waffles
  • frozen meals (boyfriend meals)

Miscellaneous

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  • coconut oil
  • argan oil conditioner (anyone try this stuff? Do you like it? My mom’s been using argon oil shampoo and condition recently and she swears by it)
  • lemon juice
  • almond milk
  • canned green chilis
  • banana chips
  • kombucha
  • apple cider vinegar

Dinner plan for the week:

  • Saturday: out
  • Sunday: chicken, sweet potato fries and broccoli
  • Monday: Annie’s Mac and Cheese with chicken hot dogs
  • Tuesday: pork tenderloin with homemade applesauce, rice and salad
  • Wednesday: chicken tortilla soup
  • Thursday: my seafood lasagna
  • Friday: homemade bacon poutine

Weekly Workouts

And to sum everything up, I figured I would talk about the workouts that happened last week. It was actually a little difficult for me not to pre-plan workouts…doing it for years made it a hard habit to break! But I think I did a good job at deciding the day of whether or not I wanted to work out, what I wanted to do, and when I could squeeze it in.

So last week (the 7th-13th)

  • Sunday: 3 mile run. First outdoor run of the season!
  • Monday: gym for an upper body workout. I focused on back, biceps and chest.
  • Tuesday: gym for a leg workout.
  • Wednesday: off. I was feeling a little sore and Eric was bottling wine that day, so I was helping him carry bottles up and down the stairs. More than enough for me!
  • Thursday: upper body at the gym. I focused on shoulders and triceps, plus I added some core work. I also did 15 minutes of intervals on the treadmill.
  • Friday: I did about 20 minutes of yoga in the morning (various Tara Stiles youtube videos) and definitely worked up a sweat dancing away at the banquet I attended that night.
  • Saturday: I had a lot of errands to do so I was on my feet all morning. Walking is most certainly a workout!

Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll talk to you soon!

<— Do you have a favourite shampoo/conditioner brand? I’m partial to Marc Anthony…the only one that can give my incredibly limp hair decent volume!

<— Best workout last week? I was excited to get out for a run! Hopefully, the weather will allow for another one sometime this week