Good Morning!

I ‘m back.  I took a little blogger break this weekend….  I hope all my fellow blogger friends are shoveling their way out of “Nemo” and surviving!  Maybe you are getting lots of chores done around the house, fun fun!!

I hope you guys are having an awesome weekend though …I am about to go to the in-laws for brunch.  They are originally from down South  in Kentucky and southern cookin’ is what they do!  Hopefully I can make some healthy choices to start my day 🙂  I’ll let you know.

I want to give you my meal and fitness plan this week:

weekly meal and fitness plan

My meal plan this past week was a little bit different than I thought it would be….This will be a tentative meal plan because you never know what’s going to happen!

Weekly Meal Plan:

Monday- Quinoa Pizza Casserole (Hopefully Alec will eat this)

Tuesday-  Wildtree Tortilla Soup

Wednesday-  Lasagna for Boys- (I’ll prob throw a bowl of something together- we shall see!)

Thursday-  Greek Chicken Burgers with Cheezy Cauliflower Mash

Friday-  Jamie Eason’s Mini Turkey Meatloaf Muffins with Cheesy Sweet Potato Crisps

Saturday-  Out for Valentines day!

Sunday- Wing it



As you know I joined a new crossfit gym.  It is pretty small and the max amount of people allowed in each class is 8!  I like it because there is a lot of one on one attention and the other day we worked on “cleans” for over an hour…which I still haven’t mastered!

I’ve been doing crossfit for about a month and a half so I still consider myself a “newbie.”  I feel like “cleans” and “snatches” are two of the hardest moves, and to be honest the “snatch” kind of scares me!

Here are some crossfit tips for beginners that I really like:

CF tips

The Power Clean

Learning how to do full snatches

Snatch Balance Tips – I have never been that great with balance and if you can sympathize with me on this then you need to read this article.

Here are a few tips when performing the snatch balance:

  • Brace before you dip and drive under.  Say tight throughout the lift until you stand back up.
  • Keep your hands loose so you can press under faster.  A death grip will slow down the bar when you dip and drive.
  • Focus on pressing under the bar as opposed to pressing the bar up.
  • Try to receive the bar at the point at which the bar is weightless.  Don’t drop down and let the weight crash on you.
  • Go only as low as you can maintain good shoulder position.

Monday – 3 month fit test!!  Let’s see what kind of progress I’ve made:  Also Biceps + Cardio– Push Up Challenge

Tuesday-  OFF

Wednesday-  Crossfit

Thursday – Crossfit

Friday-   Gym (depends on what we do at crossfit during the week)- Push Up Challenge

Saturday – Crossfit

Sunday – ? Not sure yet…

Meal Planning

Moroccan Inspired Quinoa Salad

Make Hard Boiled Eggs for Avocado Egg Salad

Bake Chicken

Carrot Cake Protein Bars – my two favorite things: carrot cake + Protein

Carrot Cake Protein Bars


Power Balls


Grocery List:  These are the IMPORTANT items

  • Fruits
  • Fresh Veggies: spinach, cauliflower,  lemons, chickpeas, avocados, etc
  • Milk/ Eggs/Shredded Cheese/ Feta Cheese/ Plain greek yogurt (dipping sauce for sweet potato crisps)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chicken
  • Frozen Veggies- brussels sprouts, broccoli
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Ground Turkey
  • Baby food carrots (for protein bars- I know its weird, but if you watch her video she uses them, so I’m going to try it!)
  • Treats for my foodie penpal 
  • ETC…


Have a wonderful Sunday!

Are you doing the foodie penpals??

What are some of your meal planning options this week?