Sunday, November 2, 2014

Keeping Up With...Diet & Exercise (Weekly Wrap Up & Menu Plan)

Wow last week was so much fun!!  And horrible for diet and exercise.  :)  We had a blast celebrating fall and Halloween with the boys and were running around a lot more than usual.  I may have eaten too much candy, take out and processed foods.  I'm struggling with a headache today so I'm sure it's from that.

I'm not upset, it's life, it happens.  But now I need to regroup and get back on track.  I'm giving myself today because I have a ton of stuff to catch up on around the house so I don't want to stress myself with cooking.  But tomorrow, I'm back to cooking, eating fruits and veggies & exercising!  The next two months are jam packed for us so not every week is going to be perfect.  I'll be happy with most days being under my calorie goal.

I'm also starting a new challenge next Monday.  I recently started learning about and using essential oils and I'm a big fan!  DoTerra has a branch called TerraFit and they are hosting a 90 day challenge that starts on Nov 10th.  My friend is doing it and I thought I'd join her.  It's a team and individual challenge, so I'm hoping the team aspect of it keeps me in line through these holidays.  I'm excited!

So here's the not great recap from last week.  I was so off that I didn't even log my exercise anywhere and I didn't weigh in, but I know I gained a few pounds.
Monday - Taught a one hour Zumba class (my 2nd one no one showed up)
Tuesday -  Taught a one hour Zumba class (my 2nd one was cancelled because I volunteered at the book fair)
Wednesday - Taught a one hour Zumba class
Thursday - Trick or Treat!  Walked about 2 miles
Friday - Taught a one hour Zumba class
Saturday - rest day
Sunday - rest day
Treats for my students - now we work them off!
Here's what's on my menu this week to get me back on track:
Monday - Chicken Phillies (carry over from last week)
Tuesday - Mac & Cheese (Relish recipe) with this roasted cauliflower
Wednesday - White Chicken Chili - trying out a Veleeta recipe for a friend
Thursday - Pita Pizzas (Relish recipe)
Friday - Zucchini Boat Casserole (Relish recipe)
Saturday - Out - I'm taking the older boys to their first ice hockey game.  SO excited!
Sunday - Book Club for me, Sausage & Potatoes for the guys

As always, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast & Jill at Fitness, Health and Happiness.  Go check them out for some more yummy recipes!


  1. Any exercise is better than none! Don't beat yourself up. I'm 32 weeks pregnant and whereas I used to go on 6 mile walks or nice 45 minute runs, now I'm just happy if I get a 2 mile walk in. You do what you gotta do!

    Your meal plan looks great!

    1. Thanks!! My exercise is pretty good, it's my diet that I can't seem to get under control. And the holidays aren't going to help. But you're right, you do what you gotta do. :)

  2. The cauliflower recipe looks heavenly . Let me know how you lik eit

  3. I like your balanced perspective - you're right, not all weeks are going to be perfect. The Doterra challenge sounds great, too!

    1. Thanks! I'm super excited for the challenge. I have loved learning about oils and think this will help me learn how to use them even more.