Productivity for the Win!

I accomplished soooooo much over the weekend. I went to bed last night feeling so much better about life! I’ve been putting off a ton of stuff and over the weekend, I managed to check a lot of it off the list. It feels wonderful!

Both Friday and Saturday I kept it low key, so that in the morning I could get working on my To Do list, right away!

FRIDAY

It was my friend, Jeremy’s birthday, so I met up with everyone for his birthday dinner at Longhorn. As a non-steak eater, I was sure to check the menu so that I had a plan before showing up. I ended up with the Strawberry Peacan Salad and Cajun Rice. It was pretty good! We went out for a couple drinks afterward, but I was home and in bed by 10:00pm.

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I was up and at’em by 7:30, which felt so good! I lounged a bit and then got ready to meet Ashley at Turbo.

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A Saturday workout…. who knew those still existed?! We got our butts kicked and then I headed home to knock out a couple hours of homework. I’ve been putting off a group project that’s due soon, so I really needed to buckle down and make some progress on it. While I worked, I drank an iced coffee and ate some eggs with mushroom, banana peppers and salsa – delish!

blog12Around 3:00 I got ready to head out to church where a ton of my family was meeting for Mass. Afterward, Ashley and I decided to grab dinner and drinks at Revolution. I was so good. I ordered a Spicy Margarita to start.

blog16For dinner, we decided to split the brussel sprouts and walleye tacos. It was all awesome!

I called it an early night again and wasn’t even mad about it. :)

SUNDAY

Well, early to bed…. early to rise. I was up at 6:30am – wide awake. I watched some TV, then cleaned a bit and then decided to head to the gym around 8:30. I completed 25 minutes on the elliptical, 15 minutes on stair climber and 10 on rowing machine. That’s my new favorite cardio mash up!

When I got home, I made Vanilla ShakeO and hammered away at some more homework. blog11A couple hour in, I made an easy snack of cashews and an apple!

blog13Again, I had to stop and get ready, as I had plans to meet up with some friends for a couple drinks and the Walleye game. First patio drinks of the year, woohoo!

blog17We made our way up to the suite and ended up mainly just watching the Masters – I think we all forgot there was even a hockey game going on! It was a nice way to end the weekend since I was so low key on Friday and Saturday. I came home and headed right to bed – even with such a low key weekend – I was still tired! I went to bed feeling extremely accomplished though and that made for a great start to the week.

This week, I’m only working through noon on Thursday since I have the Mud Hens opening day game followed by Hocking Hills the rest of the weekend. I’m really looking forward to the little break from school and work. :)

Since it’s a short week, here’s what I have planned:

Weekly Workout Schedule

Monday – TURBO
Tuesday – Lower FIX
Wednesday – Cardio
Thursday – Upper FIX
Friday – Hiking
Saturday- Hiking

I’m happy that even though I’ll be away for the weekend, I’ll be getting in some exercise on the hikes – I’m certainly looking forward to that!

Food, as previously discussed, will be the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan that I created for myself last week. Here’s how today looks:

blog18So far, so good!

Now I’m off to Turbo. I hope to post again this week, but if not a have a full recap of my trip next week!

I hope your weekend was great!


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Focusing on the Fix {Vegetarian Meal Plan}

TGIF TGIF TGIF!! 

We’re slowly approaching Spring weather – I think and really hope! It was 50 degrees this morning, which was pretty great! I also have my meal plan done, which is so exciting, right?!

blog9This week was a rather odd one, in that, I was kind of a grouch and not motivated for much, plus the amount of school work I have right now is insane. It’s the end of the semester, so there’s a lot to complete over the next few weeks. I’m going to use this weekend to be productive and really knock some of it out.

I tried to stick with my FIX plan this week, but did detour a bit. I also didn’t get in as many workouts as I would’ve liked, but like I said, it was just totally that kind of week. I’m hoping to make it to the gym this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday to make up for it!

Monday night, after Turbo class, I made my way into the sauna and just let the sweat fall. I think that’s going to be a new tradition to detox from the weekend. It was awesome!

blog2Tuesday I was up bright and early to get in an upper body workout before work.

blog3I’ve been playing around trying to find a routine I like. Once I get one I I’m happy with, I’ll be sure to share it! Typically I do three set of ten reps, but I tried going heavier with my weights and less reps – I was super sore!

Food this week was a mix of salads, salmon, brown rice and tempeh, fruit, hard boiled eggs and Shakeology.

Typical Breakfast: 

blog4Typical Dinner: 

blog5 That’s a favorite. I flavor it with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. Delish!

I finally completed my meal plan. As a vegetarian, it makes things a little more tricky, and while I’d like to forgo dairy, I’m going to start slow with this plan. I think in week 2, I’ll remove dairy, but this is a good – I think!!

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What’s great about the FIX is that you can totally make it work with the food you typically eat. The one major thing I’m removing is creamer. I’ve been sticking to plain iced coffee and sometimes I splash of soy milk and I have to admit – it’s so good! I don’t even miss my lattes. :)

My next post is going to be all about grocery shopping and food prep while on the FIX. I think I have this down and want to share my tips with you.

Only a couple more hours and it’s the WEEKEND! I hope you have some fun stuff planned. I’ll be back with a recap on Monday.

Cheers!


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Weekend Recap + The Week Ahead {21 Day Fixin’)

Gooooood Morning! 

Happy Tuesday, lovelies! :) I hope your weekend was fabulous and you got to spend some time with family and friends on Sunday for Easter. I packed a lot into my weekend and had a great time. I tried to be productive here and there and I even made it to the gym on Sunday, which was a big win for me!

Friday I went out with a big group of friends and bar hopped downtown a bit. Saturday I got up and went to breakfast with my sister, Brian and David. Eventually we made our way to Target and I grabbed a few items I needed (productivity #1).

The boys were planning to go golfing and Ashley and I decided it’d be fun to ride along with them in the golf cart. In the end, we decided we’d enjoy it more on a 75 degree day – it was like 38 – no bueno!!

After golfing, we all just laid low and I called it a night early. I slept in a bit and then made my way to the gym (productivity #2). I did the elliptical for a bit and then the row machine – it felt good to sweat! Later in the day, we had plans at my parents’ house for a fish fry and Bloody Mary’s – yum!! My dad was the fry master, while Ashley, my mom and I made the side dishes. There was also an Easter egg hunt in there and golf on TV. It was a great day!

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blog2This week brings the start of the 21 Day Fix, round #3!! I’m such a big fan of this plan that when I need a kick in the butt, I always revert back. I now own the FIX and FIX Extreme, so I’ll be alternating meals to fit both, and of course, posting new meal plans and recipes on here. Be sure to follow my FIX board on Pinterest!!

Here’s an example of DAY 1:

Breakfast: Oatmeal made with water and 1/2 banana (1 Y, 1 P) + plain black iced coffee
Snack: Tuna packet (1 R) 
Lunch: Shakeology with half water, half cashew milk (1 R, 1 Y) 
Snack: Apple with pb (1 P, 1 O) 
Dinner: Big salad with tons of veg, tempeh and homemade dijon dressing (3 G, 1 R, 1 O) 

blog4This program is HUGE right now! I’d highly recommend looking into it if you need a Summer body kick start. I can help hold you accountable. :) It’s easy to follow, the workouts are awesome and its affordable. Check out more about the FIX, here.

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Workouts this week are similar to last week, that plan worked very well for me.

Weekly Workout Schedule 

Monday – TURBO
Tuesday – Upper Body + Abs
Wednesday - Rest
Thursday – Legs (FIX Lower) + HIIT
Friday – Cardio FIX
Saturday – TURBO
Sunday – Rest

I have plans on Wednesday night and while I could workout in the morning, I’ll just allow myself a day off!

Other fun news, I was asked to blog for Blue Diamond Almonds Tastemakers Community! So, be looking for a post and review on two of the most recent almond flavors they’re trying out. Additionally, I’m getting back into writing for organicgirl and there’s a fun campaign coming up, so check back for that!!

I’ll be back later this week with more FIX fun and my meal plan. Woohoo!

Have a good day!!


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