Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #60

Hey friends!! Is everybody ready for some Monday Night Football? Go Steelers!! I have two of the cutest Steelers fans ever!!

Sorry I'm so late in posting this. It's been a crazy couple of days and I haven't had a chance to sit down and write my post yet. I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was pretty good. The kids and I did some shopping with my mom, sister and niece while TC did some work on the house. We also got our carpet installed over the weekend and it looks so, so nice! Now we are looking at starting to move everything in slowly and hopefully have it all moved in by early November. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly! I did wake up with a head cold on Saturday morning and it's slowly spreading to my chest as well. But I'm trying to rest and eat lots of vitamins to kick this thing to the curb. Hope to be rid of it by next weekend!

Here is what this week is looking like:

Sunday: Crockpot Chili
Monday: Grilled Turkey Patties
Tuesday: Grilled 7-Up Chicken
Wednesday: Grilled Hamburgers
Thursday: Baked Chili Crescents
Friday: Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing
Saturday: Leftovers/Contingency

My fitness is still pretty hit or miss. I've been trying to do some running mixed with some yoga, but with this clogged up head, there is no way I'm even going to attempt a downward dog! Lol! So forgive me for skipping the fitness plan for the week again.

I hope you all have a great week. Don't forget to check out some of the other links to see what others are planning for the week.

So long for today...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Life Lately

Well, hello there! Look at me, writing a post that isn't my typical (as of late) Weekly Food & Fitness post. It's been a while since I've done a post devoted to filling you all in on what has been going on with us lately, so I figured there is no time like the present, right?

The biggest news is that we finally closed on our house on October 3rd.
Since, then we (and by we, I mean TC) have been spending the majority of our time working on getting it ready to move into. Unfortunately, we haven't sold our house yet, so it looks like we will be paying two mortgages for a little while. We've dropped the price of the house a couple of times and have been averaging a showing or two each week, but still haven't had any offers. Fingers crossed it happens soon, right?

There aren't any major renovations that we are doing to the house, except for new carpeting upstairs and down the stairs. So, yeah, I guess there is just one major renovation then. Ha! We have been painting rooms so that we can move the furniture in (hopefully) soon and won't have to move the furniture after we move in. We're not exactly sure when we will be making the official move right now. While we really want to be in the house, we hate to move all of the furniture out of the house we're selling. So we still have to figure that out.

We have gone camping a couple of times this Fall. The first weekend was the second weekend in September for our annual float down the Edisto, which didn't happen because of weather, etc.
The second weekend was the last weekend in September to Edisto beach.

 We love it down there and would love to go back this Fall, but with the new house, we aren't sure if it will happen.

Addison started Kindergarten this year. I did very well on the first day and didn't cry. And I didn't cry after, either. I was pretty proud of myself!
I always imagined I would be a sobbing mess on her first day. I'm so glad that she loves her new school and her teacher. It helps to make it so much easier to drop her off in the morning.

I did the Run or Dye race in September, too. I had meant to run it, but ended up being a little under the weather and had to walk it. We still had a good time though. I might do it again next year.

Camden is still growing like a weed. He is very spoiled, but very sweet and all boy.
Such a huge difference from my little girl! He is into everything, always on the go and has earned himself the nickname of "Destructor." He had a bout of Hand, Foot and Mouth which, of course, coincided with Addison's first week of school and made me a mess. When it rains it pours, right? He was such a little trooper though and was back to his old self pretty quick, even though he still looked pretty pitiful for awhile longer.

I'm still doing my work for United Way. I'll be here until November 7th. It's been quite a learning experience for me. And I'm not going to lie, I'm actually looking forward to going back to my regular job.

So that pretty much sums up our lives lately. It's been a pretty busy Fall for us so far and doesn't look like things are going to slow down anytime soon. But I probably wouldn't know what to do if they did!

Remember, you can follow me on Instagram if you want to be blasted with pictures of our daily life. 

I hope you're all having a great week and have a fantastic weekend! 

So long for today...

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #59

Hey there!! I hope you're all having a great weekend. I'm actually writing this Saturday night to be sure that it gets posted. I'm having to start over again on WW. I've completely been off the last month or so and have gained more pounds than I want to admit. If I put it on here, that means that I have to stick to it, right? Fingers crossed!!

So, I've realized that most weeks, I have one day where the meal plan doesn't always happen. These days can happen because we have a showing on the house, we end up with unexpected company, we have to run some errands in the evening or some nights, I just don't feel like cooking. Because of this, I have decided to add a contingency day. This day can be one where we go out to eat or where we have leftovers. Some weeks, we may end up having more than one contingency day, but for now, I'm just going to include one of these days each week. So here is how this week is shaping up:

Sunday - Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup
Monday - Sweet & Tangy Grilled Chicken
Tuesday - Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing
Wednesday - Crockpot Turkey Chili
Thursday - Grilled 7-Up Chicken
Friday - Dinner Out/Contingency Day
Saturday - Chili Cheese Dog Bake

I'm going to attempt to have a plan for my fitness, but in the back of my mind, I'm having some serious doubts about it happening this way...

Sunday - 3 mile run
Monday - Yoga Meltdown
Tuesday - Yoga Meltdown
Wednesday - 3 mile run
Thursday - Yoga Meltdown
Friday - 3 mile run

I hope you all have a great week. I'm hoping to do an update for you all to fill you in on what we've been up to lately.

So long for today...

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #58

Happy Sunday friends! I'm writing this before the rest of the family is up, since I'm sure these will be the only calm moments I have today. We closed on our house on Friday and have been working on it since then. I can't say we've been working non-stop, because we did take a break last night to go to my sister's house to celebrate my mom's birthday.

Before everyone starts stirring, let me share my plan (or lack of) for the week. 

Sunday - Grilled Hamburgers
Monday - Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday - Kielbasa & Potato Hash
Wednesday - Dinner Out
Thursday - Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Cheeseburger Pasta

I have no idea how this week will go in the evenings, so I have absolutely no plan for this.

I hope you all have a great week! So long for today!
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #57

Good morning!! I started this Sunday, but ended up having issues with Google Blogger, so didn't get it posted until now....

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you're all having a good weekend. Ours has been great! We are camping on Edisto Island, which I've decided is one of my favorite places in South Carolina. It's absolutely gorgeous down here and is a little bit off the beaten path. It's nice to get away from the hustle and bustle every now and then.
I had a short run yesterday, then we relaxed and went to the Shrimp Festival that they were having at the marina. It also helped that it was the first sunny day that we have had in over a week! That definitely helped to make the day a little bit nicer. Thisoening, we made a quick trip to the beach. Camden was so sure at first, but didn't want to leave when it was time to go. Lol! We are headed home now and back to reality. Working for the weekend, right?

Here is the plan for this week:

Sunday - Salad Bar
Monday - Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Tuesday - Chicken & Papardelle with Creamy tomato Sauce
Wednesday - Turkey Tacos
Thursday - Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Friday - Grilled Hamburgers
Saturday - Leftovers

Sunday - Yoga Meltdown
Monday - 30 Day Shred
Tuesday - 30 Day Shred
Wednesday - Ripped in 30
Thursday - 30 Day Shred
Friday - 3 mile run
Saturday - 3 mile run

Hope you have a great week!

So long for today...

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #56

Well, hello! Has it already been a week since my last Food & Fitness Plan post? It seems like every week gets faster, more hectic and stressful than the last for me. To be honest, this last week had my stress levels through the roof. I ended up at the dr Friday afternoon with flu symptoms. Turns out, it was an ear infection and apparently, stress. This weekend has been just what I needed. I really wish it was a longer weekend, but I'm still going to make the most of my Sunday!

I did get to do the Run or Dye race yesterday with Addison, my sister, niece and a friend her her boys.
It probably wasn't the best idea if ever had since I had the ear infection, but hind-sight is 20/20, right? I did have a great time.

Addison...not so much.
She definitely isn't a runner. She told me that she did NOT want to do it next year! Poor thing.

Here is the plan for the week. We are going camping again next weekend in one of my favorite places, so I'm definitely looking forward to that!

Sunday - Fiesta Chowder
Monday - Geilled London Broil
Tuesday - Tater Tot Casserole 
Wednesday - Salad Bar
Thursday - Chicken Parmesan
Friday - Camping
Saturday - Camping

Sunday - Yoga Meltdown
Monday - Ripped in 30
Tuesday - Ripped in 30
Wednesday - Yoga Meltdown
Thursday - Ripped in 30
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 3 mile run

That's all for today. Time to get ready for church. I hope you all have a fantastic week! 

So long for today...

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Weekly Food & Fitness Plan #55

Hey friends!! I hope you're all having a great Sunday and weekend. I'm posting this a bit later because we had little to no service where we were camping this weekend. But it's better late than never, right? 

Life has been pretty busy and quite honestly, pretty overwhelming for me the last few weeks. So overwhelming, in fact, that I decided to deactivate my Facebook account. I realized that I was wasting way too much time on there and the majority of the things people were posting were negative and were making me behative as well. Life has enough negativity in it already, I didn't need any extra when I'm trying to live a positive life. I'll probably create a new account at some point in the future and re-connect with those that mean the most to me and are a positive influence on my life. So, long story short, if you've been looking for me on Facebook, that's why you haven't been able to find me.

Now that that's out of the way, let's see what is planned for the week:

Sunday - Dinner at my sister's house for her Birthday
Monday - Leftovers
Tuesday - 7-Up Grilled Chicken
Wednesday - Grilled Kielbasa Sandwiches
Thursday - Chicken Parmesan
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Grilled Hamburgers

Sunday - Yoga Meltdown
Monday - Ripped in 30
Tuesday - Ripped in 30
Wednesday - Yoga Meltdown
Thursday - Ripped in 30
Friday - Ripped in 30
Saturday - Run or Dye 5k!!

I'm pretty excited about the Run or Dye race next weekend. I have to get a white BAMR band before then! Have a great weekend everyone!

So long for today...