11/2: Meals and fitness for the week

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Hi friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that my friends who turned back the clock enjoyed the extra hour. (In AZ we don’t change the time and I’ve always loved that! When we lived in Georgia, North Carolina, and San Diego I was always confused about Daylight Savings.) Halloween was different than previous years, but Liv said it was her favorite Halloween yet. We still got dressed up, participated in a Trunk or Treat at the girls’ dance studio, and met up with friends for an outdoor get-together. They played Coco on a projector while the kids ran around and we ate pizza and hung out. It was perfect.

Some Halloween pics:

(Liv was Sia and P was a crocodile. P’s best friend was Terri from Crocodile Hunter and it was amazing.)

My original plan was to wear a pumpkin tank and leggings, but the girls were NOT into that idea. Liv said, “Mom, that’s so lame.” haha. So the Pilot and I ended up being Maleficent and the king. The girls ended up wearing the Maleficent headpiece and the king costume the rest of the weekend.

Maleficent and king costume for Halloween. Couples costume ideas

For today’s post, I wanted to share this week’s meal and fitness plan in case you’re planning for the upcoming week or looking for some new ideas. (As always, talk with a doctor before making any fitness change and honor your body!) If you’re looking for more ideas, be sure that you’re signed up for my newsletter here. You’ll get a free 30-day meal and fitness plan when you sign up, and I always send out weekly fitness plans and ideas. Online personal training will be live in the next couple of weeks – I’m going to try and have everything ready by my bday on the 12th-  so I’ll send out a newsletter when it’s live!

Meals and fitness for the week. fitnessista.com

I always map out my workouts each week. Even though I almost always need to shuffle things around, it’s nice to have a general idea of what I want to do. I usually do one total body workout, one upper, one lower (or barre) and a yoga each week. Strength is the emphasis and cardio fills in the gaps, depending on what’s going on that day.

For meals, we usually wing it during the day based on our staples and I’ll plan out dinner each night. My goal this week is to make extra dinner so I can have the leftovers for lunch the following day. P helped me go through some cookbooks and pick the dinner recipes this week. The girls are huge fans of this Disney Princess Cookbook (and they can make many of the recipes themselves with supervision and a little help) so a couple of recipes are from there.

Here’s what the plan looks like!

Meals and fitness for the week:

Monday:

Workout: Total Body BODYPUMP workout (<— my link gets you 30 days free). Another option: this total body strength and HIIT

Dinner plan: Honey garlic chicken with roasted sweet potatoes and salad

Tuesday:

Workout: 45-minute low-impact hike

Dinner plan: Taco Tuesday! We love these burrito bowls with fajita veggies and chicken, black beans, rice cooked in the Instant Pot, guacamole, salsa, and cilantro.

Wednesday:

Workout: Upper body

Dinner plan: Sloppy Joe stuffed pitas from Food Babe Kitchen (similar recipe here!) with roasted broccoli

Thursday:

Workout: Hot Yoga (if you’re at home, try this power yoga workout)

Dinner plan: OUT

Friday:

Workout: 30-minute Peloton ride (if you’re at home, try a BODYATTACK or BODYCOMBAT workout!)

Dinner plan: Beast Quiche from Disney Princess Cookbook (similar recipe here) with a Caesar salad

Saturday:

Workout: Lower body

Dinner plan: Chicken tenders from Disney Princess Cookbook (paleo chicken tenders for me + leftovers for salad the next day), sweet potato fries and lemon garlic green beans

Do you map out your workouts and meals each week or do you wing it? What’s on the menu this week?

Hope you have a happy Monday and I’ll see ya soon!
xo

Gina

PS congrats to the winner of the Beautycounter giveaway: Charlotte 🙂 Stay tuned for more regular and sneaky giveaways this holiday season.

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