Meals & Workouts 1/10

Good Morning!

This weekend was snowy and boring, we did nothing but hang out as a family and watch Making a Murderer, which was fine with me. I’m feeling a bit like we’re in limbo as we prepare for me to go back to work. But, last week we successfully managed Rich going back to school and starting his new role at work so that’s something.

This week my goal is to start to get into “work mode” and practice our morning and evening routines. This means that meal planning will be key!


Here’s my plan for the week!

Last week I did a great job of not wasting food, so I want to keep that up. I was very strategic about leftovers this week so that A. we would have enough for lunches and B. we stick to appropriate portions. I’m hoping for a few new weeknight recipes to add to my arsenal after this week too!

Easy Oatmeal Bake with Greek Yogurt or Hardboiled Eggs


Apples, Oranges or Bananas with String Cheese, Almond Butter or Peanut Butter

Sunday- Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa
Monday- Shakshuka with Feta with Crusty Bread
Tuesday- Pork Country Meatballs with Roasted Potato Hash
Wednesday- Peppersteak with Brown Rice
Thursday- Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin with Crispy Vegetables
Friday- Out for my monthly game night with my ladies
Saturday- Wing it

I did a decent job of keeping up my workouts last week so this week I’m hoping for a repeat. The one thing I am changing is aiming for a few morning or after bedtime workouts this week since those will be my options when I go back to work.

Sunday- Rest
Monday- Cardio Drills and Mat Core
Tuesday- Strengthen & Tone
Wednesday- Yoga Class
Thursday- Strengthen & Tone
Friday- Cardio Flow and Mat Core
Saturday- Body Pump with my friend Denise

What’s your plan this week?

By the way… I’m thinking of switching this series back to an actual recap of the prior week like I did when we came home with Buel. I liked the realness of the posts and also think that the accountability is necessary when I go back to work. Thoughts are appreciated!


  1. I’m so cyber-proud of how well you’ve adjusted to being a mom! Enjoy the last little bit of time you have at home with little Buel. I’m in awe of you going back to work that early.. My little guy’s 9 months and I’m already sad about having to go back to work in 3 months – Canadians get a 1 year maternity leave so I guess I should stop whining! PS, how addictive and insane is Making A Murderer?!?!

  2. Sometimes those low key kind of weekends can be the best kind, especially when you know things are about to get busier again! Such a great idea to start getting back into work mode now, that’ll make the transition in getting into that routine so much better 🙂

  3. Coach Sara says:

    We had a boring weekend too & it was great! I like the actual recaps better.

  4. At home, do you use DVD or YouTube? I am a full time working momma of a 13 month old and it was hard but great to get into an at home workout routine. I love piyo, yoga, and bodyflow (YouTube style)

    • I use both! Right now I’m following a DVD plan but I love YouTube too. I got the Les Mills streaming subscription and ordered the bodypump bar online!!!

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