Weekend Recap and Weekly Health Plan (3)

June 25, 2013

Getting back on the bandwagon of the whole work and gym routine after being a beach bum and eating/drinking whatever I want is so freaking hard. I did not even realize how tried I have been. Last Monday I got back from the beach. The rest of the week was a struggle. I just felt tired. Completely fatigued. Out of it. No motivation for life. Then Thursday night I started running a fever and getting a sore throat. Friday I went to the doctor, diagnosed with strep, and was prescribed a strong antibiotic. Saturday, I was weak, but felt back to normal. Hit legs at the gym, ran errands, and felt more like Liz. Sunday I was back to normal. 

Sunday, I was a mad woman. Literally, I think I pulled a muscle in my chest from being the energizer bunny. I woke up around 10, made breakfast, and started doing things around the house, then went to the gym at noon for spin class. I kicked ass there then did a full upper body weight circuit. Once the gym was over I ran a couple of errands then came back home and cleaned for 3 hours then prepped all of my food for the week.  When I talk about cleaning, I mean C L E A N I N G. Washed sheets, scrubbed bathroom, Cloroxed counter tops, dusted, 2 additional loads of laundry, dishes, swept, mopped, and vacuumed. I am getting exhausted just by listing everything. It was worth it because I wore myself out (I am so naturally high strung that I get on my own nerves sometimes) and I took a bubble bath and vegged out by the TV for my Sunday night shows. True Blood - Long Island Medium - Kardashian's - Snapped: love my shows.

So much food prep. But it is SO worth it. You save so much time and most importantly; MONEY. I can't live without it. Designate an hour or two once a week and get it over with!

These pictures really have no meaning, but I cerish when my place is nice and clean!!!
Saturday Selfie: feeling like me again!
Yesterday I had an interview for a Human Resources Management position at a food group company. They own a lot of restaurants here in Charlotte. I met with three different people after having a phone interview last week. I am really praying hard to get this position. It would be the most wonderful opportunity to get my foot in the door with a  HR role. I just had the best vibe and connection with everyone. I met with the owner and he flat out told me, "You're a great interview, and it's apples to apples with you and the other candidates, but you're a smaller apple with your experience. You are still going to be considered, but I just wanted to let you know. That's my only issue with you". I appreciated him saying that, but it kind of broke my heart. I loved everyone I met with. And I completely felt like I would fit in and belong there. So I don't know what is going to happen. It sucks being young and looking for jobs sometimes. It works for you in some situations, but against you in a lot of them as well. We all need that one person who sees something great in us and is willing to take a chance. I hope they see that in me. There is nothing I can do now but pray. I sent a follow-up email this morning thanking them for their time yesterday, so that is all I can do.

I'm pretty excited about my dinner's this week that I have prepped. I tried a new concoction and it is delicious. I am trying to eat as many veggies as possible.
Dinner: Fresh kale and mushrooms with diced grilled chicken and veggie noodles, sauteed in low sodium teriyaki sauce and topped with a few unsalted peanuts.
  • Meal 1: 3 egg whites with spinach and 2 slices of double fiber wheat toast 
  • Meal 2: Protein/Veggie Smoothie
  • Meal 3: Skinny Veggie Stir Fry (fresh vegetables, chicken, tiny bit of whole wheat noodles and unsalted peanuts)
  • Meal 4: Oatmeal
  • Meal: 5 Chicken stir fry (pictured above)
  • Meal 6 (optional): Special K bar

  • Sunday: 45 minute spin class and full upper body weight circuit (done)
  • Monday: 20 minutes lateral cardio and 45 minute spin class (done)
  • Tuesday: 10 minutes cardio on Stairmill, full upper body weight circuit, 10 minutes cardio on lateral machine
  • Wednesday: 20 minutes lateral cardio and 45 minute spin class
  • Thursday: 10 minutes cardio on Stairmill, full upper body weight circuit, and 10 minutes cardio on lateral machine
  • Friday: 15 minutes on lateral machine, leg work out, and 10 minutes cardio on Ellptical
  • Saturday: OFF


  1. That dinner looks amazing!!! I am totally going to try that! ps glad you are feeling back to yourself!

  2. Prep is so important, I'm with you girl.

    Glad you are feeling better!

  3. I def. need to prep more! And that dinner looks fabulous! So so yummy!

  4. I really need to start pre-prepping my meals like that! You are a great inspiration! :)

    Classy with a Kick

  5. love your clean house! sooo cute! also love the food prep, it really does save time and money. that stiry fry looked awesome and good luck on your job!!

  6. That meal looks delicious! I'm going to have to try it!

    Don't you just feel so proud when your house is clean and pretty!? It's so much easier to relax. :)

  7. YUM looks so delishhh!
    Beautiful Beautiful Lady!

  8. You're right about youth working to your advantage sometimes - chances are, your salary expectations are lower than people with more experience. Do you have a name and address where you can send a handwritten note as well? Sometimes the reminder a day or two later works wonders. Good luck and glad you're feeling better!

  9. Glad you are feeling better. i just love a clean house! Food prep is no joke, it saves me so much time during the week, love it!

  10. Good luck with the job interviewing! I've been in HR for eight years now and I love it! Most days ;)
    Glad you are feeling better. That recipe is going to happen soon in my house! Yum!

  11. Good ole strep throat. Always messes up my winters.

  12. I really need to take time to do that every week! Pretty as always!

  13. LOVE the look of your food prep, I need to do more of this but sometimes it's just so much easier to cook on the day. But you've inspired me to do some for the rest of the week.

    As for taking time off, this happens. The fact is you got back on, which is great :)

  14. Your meals sound so good! I'd love to be that organized!

  15. That pasta looks amazing!! and congrats on your 8 lbs..must feel amazing! :)


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