3/1: Meals and fitness

 Hi friends! How’s the weekend going? It’s rainy and beautiful here; a perfect cozy Sunday! We’re off to brunch with friends but I thought I’d stop by and say hi, and post the tentative meal and fitness plan for the week if you’re planning and prepping today, too.


(Last night’s dinner: grilled chicken, sweet potato fries and kale Caesar… with a side of screaming for the Wildcats. Such an intense game last night!)

Here’s what the fitness plan is looking like:

Tentative fitness plan:

Sunday: Restorative yoga (active recovery)

Monday: Teach BODYPUMP + teach spin

Tuesday: Easy cardio

Wednesday: CORE40 + teach spin

Thursday: OFF

Friday: Orangetheory

Saturday: Teach Zumba



Make Paleo bread (done!)

Make smoothie packs

Protein pancakes for the week

Grill chicken for wraps and salads

Carrot cake pancakes  1 of 1 4


The “crunch” chopped salad

Lemon garlic chicken thighs with kale Caesar

Healthy egg salad

Buffalo chicken meatballs (from the book) on sandwiches or pasta

Blackened chicken with tropical quinoa and roasted asparagus

Crunch salad with ranch dressing  1 of 1 3

What’s on your meal and fitness plan this week? Any new recipes or classes on the horizon?

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!



Something to do: this plank burner! It’s only 5 minutes and an awesome total body strengthener. Let me know how it goes! 🙂

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  1. Mmm love the crunch salad! Your mug is also adorable!

  2. I’ll have to try those pancakes. I have been meaning to try some of the ones I see that are only a few ingredients but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

    I am teaching some HIIT classes (and taking them), then maybe some running since I need to start adding in more for my half marathon coming up in a few months. Have a great brunch!

  3. okay, 5 minute plank burner officially added to the sunday agenda.

  4. I’ve got a pork roast in the freezer that I’m planning on using in a new slow cooker recipe (which I need to find, lol). Have a nice Sunday!

  5. Love your plan for the week!

  6. Verhanika says:

    I made the buffalo chicken bites you posted eons ago. They are so delicious! I substituted panko for brown rice cereal and it was a winner. I also recently made this recipe from Smitten Kitchen: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2014/01/warm-lentil-and-potato-salad/. Winner x 1000

  7. Your menu looks good for this week. It’s making me hungry, hah.

  8. Hi Gina! A light week of workouts for me, because I leave mid-week to head to Florida for a fun bachelorette party. But I will have time to teach two BODYATTACK classes before I go! Happy Sunday! 🙂

  9. Maybe I’m crazy, but I really enjoy “meal prep Sundays,” I crank some good music and get busy in the kitchen. Being able to grab our lunch and go each morning saves us so much time and stress. On the lunch menu this week is homemade pasta e fagiouli soup and salad. I also made some “egg muffins” for breakfast. 🙂

    • Fitnessista says:

      i’m the same way! i love blasting music and getting everything prepped 🙂
      that soup and salad sounds awesome!

  10. Today I’m trying a new crock pot bolognese sauce- smells delicious so far!

    Here’s my meal and workout plans for the week: http://www.livehalffullblog.com/2015/03/01/meals-workouts-31-37/

  11. Yaara Leve says:

    Your grilled chicken always makes me drool!! I guess I’m like Bella–:) What do you normally do for your easy cardio day? This week I want to try and make it so some core fusion cardio classes at Exhale–I really miss them! Haven’t been in a while. I also have some chicken in the fridge I need to use up–so probably just doing my usual grilled chicken with smoked paprika and curry powder.

    • Fitnessista says:

      the pilot is the chicken king haha. it depends on how i feel and what’s going on. sometimes i’ll do an easy run or stair master session, and others i’ll just put on a zumba dvd and dance here at home

  12. Holly M. says:

    What IS that gorgeous nail polish color you are wearing in the coffee cup picture?!

  13. Made chicken lentil soup for the week. I forgot about it, then noticed it was getting a lot of traffic from pinterest. I have no idea why, the picture was terrible. It gave me a good excuse to make it and re-shoot. I also made easy egg veggie muffins and banana super food bread muffins.

    • Fitnessista says:

      that’s a great idea. i get traffic to posts with horrible photos hahah. thanks for the blog tip 🙂 xoxo

  14. Trying puréed cauliflower for the first time this week! It looks just like mashed potatoes! And on the fitness front, lots of Pure Barre 🙂 Have a great week!

  15. I have been dying to try your Paleo Bread! I am on it this week, thanks for sharing 🙂 xo C

  16. Your menu for the week looks wonderful. On the menu this week is baked salmon, bbq chicken both served salad and roasted veges. No new classes this week but cardio, weight training and lots of Pilates is on the schedule.

  17. Did the wildcats win? I love a game that turns into a nail biter!

  18. Faye Holloway says:

    Do you think working out with a trainer Wed and then Orange Theory Thursday is too much?

  19. I NEEED TO JOIN YOU In the paleo breadmaking…
    this week

  20. Yum! Your meals look delish and your fitness looks fun 🙂 You’ve mentioned that Paleo Bread a few times…I gotta try it!

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