ONE WEEK DOWN. FIVE TO GO. So here's what's up:
I wanted to give you all a little insight on how I plan weeks in advance. I don't know about you guys, but I love to have a planner. No really, something about writing down my goals and checking them off is far too pleasing to me. I just started using this Happy Planner, so I've been testing out different layouts and ways to format each day, but this has been working okay for now.
Typically throughout the day I will write in my to-do lists at the top of the page. Then, for each day I will write what workout I have planned, my work schedule, and anything I have to do for class. On the left hand side, you can see that I wrote what week of the Move Sweat Shred guide I'm on as well as what chapters I need to study for class. This notes section is also where I will write blog or IG post ideas for the week.
In terms of meal planning specifically, I have been loving these printables from The EveryGirl. I write out my meals for each day and from there I create a grocery list with everything I'll need. As you can see, I don't plan specific dinners for each day, but I'll jot down ideas in the corner and add those items to the grocery list as well.
KEEP IN MIND - I don't buy most of those "pantry" items weekly. If you follow me on instagram, you know I'm doing my friend Jess' Sexy Sugar Cleanse (blog post coming on that soon) for the next 10 days, so I had to stock up on some items that I don't normally have.
HERE'S MY WORKOUT SCHEDULE:
Monday: MSS Guide - Cardio/Heavy Legs/Burnout
Tuesday: MSS Guide - Upper Body/HIIT
Wednesday: Pilates class & MSS Guide - Cardio/Core
Thursday: Back/Upper Body/LISS
Friday: Full Body Workout from #LYFB Guide (still just $20 here!)
Saturday: MSS Guide - Legs/HIIT
Sunday: ACTIVE REST DAY
AND WHAT I MEAL PREPPED: keeping in mind this is a little out of the ordinary because of the sugar cleanse
Pre-breakfast: tea w/ Vital Proteins collagen [no coffee for 10 days, RIP to me]
Breakfast: egg casserole OR grain-free "oatmeal" w/ almond butter
Morning snack: hardboiled eggs w/ avo OR cashew yogurt w/ fruit
Lunch: tuna w/ cucumbers + flax crackers OR salsa chicken w/ cilantro lime cauliflower rice + fajita veggies
Afternoon snack: raw veggies w/ Tessemae's dairy-free ranch
Dinner: not prepped BUT ideas are bison chili, zoodles w/ turkey meatballs & marinara, pecan-crusted salmon & roasted veggies
- 6 pasture-raised eggs
- 3 egg whites
- 2 applegate sweet italian chicken sausage, chopped
- 60g broccoli
- 50g onion
Whisk eggs + egg whites together. Add chicken sausage, broccoli, and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Put in oven at 350 for 15-20 min depending on what size pan you use. Cut into however many servings you want - I did eight servings.
Recipe from Something Swanky - you can find it here!
Tuna Recipe (per serving)
- 125g tuna (about 5 oz can)
- 15g Primal Kitchen avocado oil mayo (about 1 tbsp) *I prefer my tuna on the drier side so feel free to add more
- Salt, pepper, celery seed to taste
Salsa chicken bowls (makes 2 servings)
- 1 pound chicken breast (I prefer tenders) *Sidenote I only ended up using about half for my lunches*
- Salsa (I used the fire-roasted salsa from Whole Foods)
- Chili powder
- Bag of frozen riced cauliflower
- 1 Lime
- 1 red pepper
- 1/2 small yellow onion
For the chicken: Grease 13x9 glass baking dish with avocado oil. Place chicken in dish and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Top each chicken tender with 1-2 tsp of salsa. Bake in oven at 350 until cooked through (mine took about 15 minutes because they were small and very thin)
For the cauliflower rice: Pour cauliflower rice into skillet on low-medium heat until warm. Add juice from one lime and fresh cilantro to taste. I also added cilantro + lime seasoning I found at TJ maxx.
For the veggies: chop pepper and onion and sauté over medium heat until desired tenderness.
FOR EACH BOWL in case you're wondering how I measured for My Fitness Pal: 150g cauliflower rice + 4 oz chicken + 85g red pepper + 20g onion
If you guys like these posts, please leave a comment and let me know :) Also, if you're interested in the sugar cleanse I'm doing, I will be writing a blog post all about my experience. As always, let me know if you have any questions! LET'S CRUSH ANOTHER WEEK OF GOALS FRIENDS!