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The Week Ahead – I’m All Set!

So yesterday’s Elf For Health Challenge was to plan this week’s meals and workouts. This is actually part of my weekly routine and I cannot stress how valuable planning is to staying on track.


So, this week looks a little something like this:



  • cardio – 8:15am BodyAttack


  • cardio5km Run – Period 1
  • strength99 Workout – Period 5 class


  • cardio – 5:45pm BodyAttack
  • strengthAb Workout – Period 5 class


  • cardio5km Run – Period 5 class


  • cardioSpinning DVD – Period 5 class


  • cardioRPM 5:45pm
  • strengthCrossFit Workout – Period 5


  • cardio 5km Run


I’ve planned for dinners that are substantial enough to provided leftovers for lunches the next day.

Sunday – Ham, scalloped potato, broccoli

Meatless Monday – Vegetarian Frittata

Tuesday – Leftovers

Wednesday – Eat Clean Lasagna – pg. 276 The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook

Thursday – Chicken Fajita’s

Friday – Pizza and Beer – woohoo! made it though another week – only one more week until Christmas holidays!

Saturday – Roast beef dinner



1. Limit myself to only ONE Starbucks Chai Latte.

2. No eating after 7pm.

3. No pop!

4. Run at least twice, preferably 3 times.

This week’s Elf For Health Challenges are:

Monday – Track your water intake – try to drink your body weight in oz of water.

Tuesday – Clean out the fridge and pantry – get rid of expired and unhealthy things. I will also be gathering some items to drop off at our local foodbank for those in need this holiday season.

Wednesday – Eat veggies at every meal.

Thursday – Buy coffee for the person behind you in line. I’m not a coffee drinker, but will make that my Starbucks day and treat the person behind me as I pick up my chai latte!

Friday – Workout out with a buddy.

Saturday – Donate to a holiday charity in your area.

I’m super pumped for Round 2 of the Elf For Health Challenge 🙂 Can’t wait to find out who my new elf is!

Thanks to Sarah for being such an awesome elf! You rock!

Have you got your week planned out?
What’s your schedule look like?
Any great recipes you’d like to share?

Three Things Thursday!

So far this week has been pretty awesome! Here are some highlights…

1. I’m back at the gym full force! I have been to two BodyAttack classes and will be going back again tonight! Although I’m totally out of shape (7+ weeks in a boot cast will do that to you) my cardio is improving every day – which is a good thing cause I’m going to start back team teaching on Tuesday. Super pumped!

2. Ryan is potty trained…Well, almost! She has not has an accident at home since Sunday, there were a few accidents at daycare on Tuesday and less on Wednesday. Every day is getting better!

On advice from my girlfriend Nikki, I put the potty in Ryan’s room overnight, and to my surprise, she used it by herself the first night…twice…once before she fell asleep (she called me in to empty it – and of course, do the potty dance) and again in the morning when she woke up! She also used it again last night…woke with a dry pull-up!

I’m super impressed with how well she is doing. Having only one in diapers is great for the budget!

3. I’m back on track with my clean eating! Yay! I realized I’ve been using some pretty lame excuses as to why I have not been eating well lately (too busy…too tired…its too much work…) and finally decided enough was enough. So, Tuesday I made a Clean Pesto Pasta dish (thanks Kimmy for the recipe) and yesterday I made Eat Clean Turkey and Spinach Pizza. Both were delicious and made enough for leftover for lunch the next day.


My half of the pizza is on the right…less cheese and no sauce 🙂

This afternoon I am making two Clean treats – Cashew Chip Cookies and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Backpack Kisses. Yummo!

Happy Thursday everyone!