Planning Out the Week

by agirlandhermutt on April 14, 2014

Hi folks! I’m making a big effort to get back on my blogging game. I miss the blog! I also miss being able to come back to my own blog to see what I have been up to the past few months. Sometimes I need a reminder or two. ;)

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One of the questions I get every now and then is what I’m eating or my exact workout routine. I always love reading people’s weekly menus or their week of workouts so I’m going to get back into that.

I should mention first that I’m taking part in the BeachBody 21 Day Fix Challenge (minus the Shakeology). It is a fairly new program from Autumn Calabrese, a fitness trainer and bikini competitor.

I’ve never been much of a home workout person, but my new roommate (the fiancé) is really into BeachBody workouts. He has successfully finished several rounds of P90x, Insanity, T25, TurboFire, etc. I really liked that this one had a pretty sound nutrition program to go with it and it sounded like something I could easily adapt into my current routine.

Plus, I’m still struggling with portion sizes (even with healthy foods!) and this plan directly tackles that issue.

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There is a different workout for each day of the week and you are working out all 21 days. Sunday is your active recovery day with a yoga video that is more just a follow-along stretch. 30 minutes a day might work for some, but I need a little more so I do doubles on certain days. If it work out that I can’t do a double, no biggie. I just do my 21 Day Fix workout and that is just fine with me.

I should mention… I’m not a BeachBody coach. I’m not trying to sell you this program. Just telling you what I’m up to this month. :)

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Workouts for the Week!
Monday- 21 Day Fix Total Body Cardio/5 mile challenge at the gym
Tuesday- Cardio Kickboxing & 21 Day Fix Upper Body
Wednesday- 21 Day Fix Lower Body & Spinning
Thursday- 21 Day Fix Pilates
Friday- ZUMBA! (I’ll probably skip the 21 Day Cardio video)
Saturday- Total Body Melt & 21 Day Fix Dirty 30 (OR! Possibly a 5K Charity Run)
Sunday- 21 Day Fix Yoga (Active Rest Day)

Meals for the Week!
Monday- Brussels Sprouts & Turkey Quesadilla
Tuesday- Steak, Red Potatoes & Roasted Broccoli
Wednesday- Turkey Red Sauce & Spaghetti Squash
Thursday- OUT!
Friday- Turkey Burgers & Salad
Saturday- ????
Sunday- Grilled Chicken & Veggies

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In addition to the majority of our dinners being eaten at home, we are also doing breakfast, lunch and snacks. A lot of times I would grab breakfast or my snacks at work. I’m also learning how to cook for 2 people. Phew. That is a learning process for sure! Last night I did some prep for breakfast and lunches for the next few days.

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So that is what my week of healthy living looks like on paper. I am fitting in some fun though too. YAY!

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Before I go, I have to give a little update on Korky. I mentioned on twitter that both Kork and I have ear infections. We are a fun crew! I took him to a new vet on Monday. He was such a good boy! He even managed to keep a close watch on a few cats that were in crates in the lobby. His watchful eye made sure they didn’t even think of coming out of their crates. So helpful, huh?! Fortunately his little ear infection is nothing serious and neither is mine. We both have drops. Bedtime is a good time for everyone the next few days.

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I hope you guys have a great week! Talk to you soon!

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mindy @ just a one girl revolution. April 14, 2014 at 9:40 pm

One of my good friends is a BB coach and had a ton of success with the 21 day fix!! Good luck! :)

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agirlandhermutt April 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I’m so glad to hear that! I’m enjoying it so far!

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Gloria April 16, 2014 at 11:08 am

When I moved in with my boyfriend, figuring out meals for two people was definitely tough (and it still is, even though we’ve been living together for 5 months already). Definitely takes some getting used to, but it looks like you’ve got a good handle on it!

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agirlandhermutt April 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Good to know I’m not alone. You would think it is not so hard, right?!

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Mer April 16, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I’ll be interested to hear your take on the 21 day fix… It seems like it’s been popping up all over my FB feed and it seems like people get results. Not sure if you’re allowed to give us details about the program, but what’s the deal with the colored containers? I keep seeing those on people’s FB posts. Hope you and the pup feel better!!

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agirlandhermutt April 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Yes! I can definitely tell you all about it. I plan on doing a post tomorrow with more details about it. I am a little over 1 week into it now so I have it down. ;)

Thanks!

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