Friday, October 14, 2016

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {10/16}

We're halfway done with October. How is that possible?! This last week has just been a blur filled with lots of hurricane cleanup and too many indulgences. I'm glad that I was able to reign things back in and have been doing well since Friday morning. Hoping to keep the momentum going through the rest of the week and into next.
If you're interested in joining our next challenge group, we are kicking one off that will finish just in time for Thanksgiving. The top challenger will win a cash prize, too! Let me know if you'd like more information (southliveyankee@gmail.com)  I'm definitely planning to finish the year strong!

It feels like Fall might have finally arrived in the Lowcountry. To me, that means it's soup season!! I absolutely love a delicious bowl of steamy soup. It also helps that I can use my Pioneer Woman Dutch oven. I love how pretty that thing is!! 

Here's what I have planned for the week:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Chicken Cordon Bleu
Monday - Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
Tuesday - Crockpot Roast Beef
Wednesday - Baked Chicken Tenders & Spaghetti
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Out of Town
Saturday - Out of Town

Fitness Recap:
Sunday - 8.5 mile run
Monday - PiYo Sweat
Tuesday - Upper Fix 
Wednesday - Lower Fix
Thursday - Total Body Cardio
Friday - Pilates Fix
Saturday - 11 mile run

I'm closing in on my half marathon. Hoping I can keep my nutrition on point between now and then so I can fuel my long runs better!

I hope you all have a great week. So long for today...


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {10/9}

Hey there!! Well, we survived Hurricane Matthew. We decided to stay since it wasn't forecasted to be that bad. To be honest, at 3:00 am this morning, I was seriously regretting our decision to stay. You see, it was my first hurricane. I've lived here for 11 years and this is my first experience with a hurricane.

When you're in bed and hearing all of the loud noises outside, but can't see what they are, it's pretty nerve-wrecking. It's not much easier with the intense winds and rain in the daylight, but at least you know what's causing it.

Anyway, needless to say, this emotional eater was eating until her heart's content all weekend. So, it's time to get it back under control.

On a completely different note, I was able to hold Crow Pose today. I've been doing Yoga for years, but just.couldnt.get.it. I'm not sure what changed today, but I held it. Sure, it was only for a few swords, but it's definitely a start!! Ok, ok, on with the plan...

Here's what I have planned for the week:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Dinner with my parents
Monday - Grilled Hamburgers
Tuesday - Chicken & Cheese Ravioli
Wednesday - Brinner
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Grilled Chicken Sausages
Saturday - Chicken Cordon Bleu

Fitness Recap: 
I was happy to get my long run in on Sunday, but my body definitely isn't conditioned for it right now and my legs and feet pod the price for it for a couple of days. Definitely hoping to get more consistent with my running!!

Sunday - 10.5 mile run
Monday - PiYo Sweat + Core de Force MMA
Tuesday - Upper Fix Extreme
Wednesday - Lower Fix Extreme
Thursday - Yoga Fix
Friday - 4.5 mile run
Saturday - Half & Half Harder

I hope you all have a great week! So long for today...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Weekly Menu Plan & Fitness Recap {10/2}

Hey there! I hope you're all having a great weekend! It's has been pretty nice! Friday  evening was a family dinner at our house, then all the grandkiddos spent the night at my parents' house. They all had so much fun and we're talking about spending another night with them. My sister and I spent Saturday getting trained up by some of the best AdvoCare leaders in the Charleston area. I met a couple of new people and learned so much. I love having a company that helps you improve both yourself and your business.

Here's what I have planned for the week:

Menu Plan:
Sunday - Chicken Parmesan Suffed Shells
Monday - Chicken Cordon Bleu
Tuesday - Taco Soup
Wednesday - Chicken & Cheese Ravioli
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Out of town
Saturday - Out of town

Fitness Recap:
I'm feeling pretty accomplished today having gotten my long run in. To be honest, I've been atruggling lately with my workouts, especially my runs. If I'm going to be ready for my half marathon, I really need to buckle down and be more consistent.

Sunday - Rest
Monday - Body By Amy: Cardio Tabata
Tuesday - Insanity Max 30: Sweat Intervals
Wednesday - 22 DF Total Body Cardio
Thursday - Runner's Yoga
Friday - 21 DF Dirty 30
Saturday - 21 DF Plyo Fix

I hope you all have a great week!! I'm definitely planning to!

So long for today...