How The Week Went Down

Hello Lovelies!

I miss you guys!

While I totally enjoy doing the Community of the Committed Series posts, like the one from yesterday, I kind of miss posting my usual ramblings and therefore we have a lot to talk about today!

Let’s start with food and fitness from the week and then we can get into some fun stuff, cool!? Ok…


So, as I had mentioned on Monday, I was going to keep my carbs and fruits to the morning and afternoon meals and save my salads for dinner. I LOVED this plan – it worked like a charm. I woke up feeling lighter every morning and I was always full during the day – plus, I had been missing my carbs at breakfast.

Oats with Fruit or Toast with PB&B


blog9I typically paired my carbs with some egg whites and spinach – having a big breakfast with protein and carbs really held me over until it was time for a snack.

Here’s how one day looked: 

blog4Breakfast: eggs with spinach and hot sauce + overnight oats + half banana
Snack: greek yogurt with rest of banana and cinnamon
Lunch: Ezekiel pita with chicken, spinach, jalapenos and dijon
Snack: apple with PB
Dinner: spinach salad with chicken, goat cheese, avocado, cuc, and homemade dijon dressing

blog3Perfection if you ask me!

I also enjoyed my plain black iced coffee most mornings and when I didn’t drink it plain, I threw it in my Shakeology!

On Wednesday, I knew I was heading over to visit my friend, Alissa, so I skipped a carb that day so that I could enjoy a glass of red with her. So, so worth it!

blog6I wouldn’t choose this option (to skip a carb) everyday, but it was definitely a nice treat this week! Planning my meals has made my life much easier and it gives me the option to work around events, like the wine that night.

blog8Plan. Prep. Portion.


So workouts this week were totally different than what I’m used to. They were much more low key and I must say, I’m not too mad about it. I would’ve like to have gotten doubles in a few days, but it just didn’t happen and I’m not beating myself up about it.

This was the original plan:

schHere’s what I did: 

Monday – Turbo
Tuesday – Dirty 30 + Abs 
Wednesday – New Upper Body Circuit < love it
Thursday – 21 Day Fix Cardio 
Friday – Lower Body Lift + Stair Climber
Saturday – TBD
Sunday – Rest

blog1I burned the most calories Monday at Turbo, which is no surprise, it’s an hour long class and I’m constantly moving. The rest of the days were a bit lower and the 177 calories was from my upper body lift. I don’t seem to burn as many calories, but the workout itself was phenomenal and I was so sore the next day.

Here’s what I did: 

blog2This is the upper body circuit I’ll be using for a few weeks now and I have plans to do another full post on my new lifting routine – you can see my previous one here.

Overall, it was a really good week of food and fitness. I stuck to my goals and am feeling great today!

There’s some fun stuff in the works here at F2BF and in case you missed the GIVEAWAY, head over and enter to win some delicious 1888 Dirtiest Martini Mix! Even if you aren’t a dirty martini fan, this would make a great gift or something to keep on hand in case you have visitors requesting one, but you have no idea how to make it. Am I right?!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend – I’m off to Indy for a wedding tomorrow!

Oats, eggs or both for breakfast? Salad for lunch, dinner or both? Workout in the morning, afternoon or at night?! 

 Next week, look for: 

  • NatureBox Review
  • Another organicgirl recipe with baby kale
  • 21 Day Fix Update and Round #2



  1. says

    I’ve been on an egg kick recently. Since the beginning of my pregnancy, I rarely want oats. They just sound blugh to me, which is strange, because I used to eat them all the time. Have fun in Indy this weekend! My husband’s cousin is getting married there next week, so we’ll be headed that way then :)
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    • Lauren says

      How strange – just stick with what works then – I’m sure oats will be sounding good again soon! We had a blast in Indy, I hope you do the same! :)

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