Weekend Recap and Weekly Health Plan!

July 22, 2013

Hey Blogger buddies. I hope everyone has been doing well. I have been a little MIA lately (at least from the Blog world. I still use Facebook and Instagram religiously, ha). I have actually had some big life changes to ensue and I have been going non-freaking-stop. But anywho, I'm taking a mental break from work and recapping my weekend.

It was a really crappy week at work. I was so busy, so stressed, and I was just in a horrible mood. I was tired from training hard at the gym, not to mention "clean eating", and I was just read to jump off of a bridge. I decided I need "me" time and to just rest. After work, I went to the gym for legs. Friday's are my leg work out's and I cannot miss those! It's my favorite work out. So, I worked out, and hard. I felt a little sick after but ran errands. I grocery shopped, picked up dinner, then went home. I think I was dehydrated, way too hot, and my sugar was low and I ended up getting sick in the parking lot of my condo building. Thankfully, I don't think anyone saw. I grabbed my bags, went into my condo, and quickly took a bath and cleaned up. I had dinner after and felt completely back to normal. I poured a class of wine and watched an old season of True Blood to "wine down" (haha, get it!) and relax.

I woke up feeling like "me" again. I did some things at home, hit the gym for 45 minutes of cardio, then spent the next 4 hours at my hairstylist's house. She did my roots and we watched a movie and caught up. I am finally back to blonde BLONDE... ya know, not just blonde.

When I left her house, I went home and made a pizza for dinner then got ready. I met Marquis at the movies and we saw "The Conjuring" - it was so scary and SO good. I am a huge paranormal buff so I have been waiting for months for this movie. It did not disappoint either. Afterwards, I was a little freaked out and did not want to go home right away so we went next door to a bar called "City Tavern" and had a drink. I had a "Little Black Dress Cosmo" and it was delicious. It has cranberry in it and I LOVE cranberry. It was only 98 calories as well. After the drink I went home. I couldn't sleep so I watched "Pretty Woman" then finally fell asleep around 2 AM.

I do my usual on Sunday's. Gym - Food prep - Cleaning. I went to the gym and noon for spin class, and it was tough. It was hard to push through, my quads were sore, but I did. I lifted weights after. Next, I had errands to run. I bought my chicken at Aldi, then went by GNC and Harris Teeter (I am the queen of buying groceries, forgetting my list, AND forgetting at least 2 or 3 things). I went home after all of that, made some lunch, and then forced myself to prep food and scrub my condo. By the time I finished it was around 5. I decided to take a bubble bath and read for a while. I made dinner after and watched all of my shows - RHONJ, True Blood, and Bar Rescue. All in all, it was a great weekend!

Delicious dinner: Zucchini and reduced fat Feta cheese burgers (recipe here) and a side of spicy sweet potato fries... yum! 
Food prep = done! Ready for a successful week!
This week's fitness and nutrition plan:
Meal 1: 3 egg whites with spinach and turkey bacon with a side of 2 slices of double-fiber whole wheat toast
Meal 2: Power Smoothie
Meal 3: Chicken and mixed vegetable stir-fry
Meal 4: 1/2 cup of oats with one tablespoon of sugar/fat free butterscotch pudding mix
Meal 5: Whole wheat cereal crusted chicken and mixed vegetables
Meal 6: Sugar free cherry Jello with a tablespoon of fat free whipped creme
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Sunday: 45 minute spin class/full upper-body weight circuit
Monday: 20 minutes lateral cardio, abs, and 45 minute spin class 
Tuesday: 10 minutes of lateral cardio, full upper body weight circuit, 10 minutes on Elliptical
Wednesday: 20 minutes of lateral cardio, abs, and 45 minute spin class
Thursday: 15 minutes of lateral cardio, full upper body weight circuit, 10 minutes on Elliptical
Friday: 20 minutes of lateral cardio, full leg work out, 10 minutes on Elliptical
Saturday: OFF!

PS- I am happy to report, I am down 8 pounds since Memorial Day weekend! :)


  1. I need to get on board with this food prep thing!! I need to lose this extra baby weight!! PS True Blood is my all time favorite :)

  2. U go girl!!! I still have 4 lbs to go to reach my goal for the end of this month! Love seeing your food prep, it does save so much time and money. Im glad u ended up having a great weekend! love the highlights!

  3. Your hair and makeup look amazing girl!

  4. I really need to jump on the food prep band wagon, it would make eating healthy so much easier! I just.. have been lazy ha ha. Sounds like you had a good weekend for the most part! Sorry about you overworking yourself, that's never fun!

  5. Damn Giiina! (i hope you've heard that before!) Haha
    You are such a rock star with all your workouts and food prep! Love the blonde blonde :)

  6. My goooooodness you are so freaking dedicated to this healthy eating and fitness! It's so inspiring :)

    I'd love to hear more about what you do for your leg workouts/ab workouts/etc.


  7. Ok food prep, that's the ticket, no excuse to eat any or every thing. Great tip!Smoothies seem to be all the rage, need to try one!


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