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Meal Planning: Week of January 27

Posted Jan 27 2013 9:09am


It may not be articulate, but it’s the best way I can sum up last week’s meal planning.

Our barriers? Hmm, let’s see. Sickness, sickness and – oh, yeah – sickness. So basically, we only ended up making a few things off last week’s menu.

But thankfully, everyone (with the exception of Dr. G.) appears to be on the mend this week, so we’re going to go for attempt #2 with some of our dinners. So I apologize if this week’s menu is a little bit like deja vu.

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For the stuffed peppers and quinoa salad recipes, check out last week’s post . Our “fancy” grilled cheese is basically a standard grilled cheese but with apple gruyere cheese; we may throw a few slices apples in there too. Yum. And I’ll post the creamy tomato soup recipe (and photos) later this week.

Not surprisingly, last week’s workouts were also impacted by sickness, so I’m hoping to make a fresh start this week. I’m also excited to be part of Girl Gone Healthy’s #Plankaday challenge (along with many of my fellow Rhody Bloggers ).

Planks are my Achilles heel when it comes to exercise. For awhile, I blamed the fact that I’d recently had a baby on my inability to hold a plank for more than 45 seconds, but now that Mimi is inching closer to 2, I’m not sure I can use that as an excuse anymore! But that’s why I love this challenge: I’m such a competitive person, so it is forcing me to work harder and get stronger. I have to keep up with the rest of my girls!

And the good news? On Friday, I finally held my first 90 second plank. Cross that off the 2013 Fitness Bucket List! !

Here’s what (fingers crossed) I’m planning this week:

Sunday: 7 mile run (probably on treadmill; depends on how frigid it is)

Monday: Body Pump

Tuesday: 4 miles in AM (treadmill)

Wednesday: Pilates/core workout at home (Jillian Michaels Killer Abs)

Thursday: 4 miles in AM (treadmill)

Friday: Wild card! Either boot camp in morning or power yoga at home

Saturday: Body Pump

Also on tap for this week: I’m so excited to try out GaiamTV, which is kind of like Netflix for health, fitness and wellness videos! Want to learn more? Stop by and check out tomorrow’s post!

Has the cold weather impacted your workouts? What about the nasty cold/flus/viruses going around?

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