7/7: Meals and fitness for the week

Hi friends! How’s your July treating ya so far? I’m so happy to hear you liked the circuit!

We’ve been having an amazing holiday weekend. Friday, we took Liv to Golf n’ Stuff for the first time:


played some arcade games,

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fed the fish and rode the bumper boats,

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went to Frost for gelato, and walked around La Encantada before coming home for dinner.

I’m officially on a kebab kick… if it’s grilled on a stick, I want it for every meal. They’re delicious, healthy, I can make them in advance, and the Pilot does the actual cooking process. Wins all around πŸ˜‰

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We tried salmon kebabs for the first time, and they were a huge hit! Since the fish cooks so quickly, the veggies were still very crisp -I prefer them soft and borderline charbroiled from the grill- but salmon was a fun way to change things up.

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Saturday was a work day for me, and today, we’re enjoying the morning together being lazy. Just what Sundays were meant for πŸ™‚

I’m also planning out meals and fitness for the week:

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-Anything in kebab form
-Turkey meatballs, pasta and artichokes
-Chop veggies
-Make hummus
Cold quinoa and lentil salad (this is one of my faves, and awesome to make ahead and enjoy all week)
Turkey meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans
-Taco night with refried beans and super easy Mexican rice

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Sunday: OFF (I taught 4 classes yesterday and am toast)
Monday: Strength (upper body) + HIIT
Tuesday: Strength (lower body), no cardio
Wednesday: Teach Zumba
Thursday: Teach DJ Dance
Friday: OFF
Saturday: Teach World Beat, Aqua Zumba, Zumba and Barre (whew!)
So what are you up to this week for meals and fitness? Please feel free to link away to your favorite current recipes. I’m always looking for ways to switch it up!
See ya later with some pics from the day <3

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  1. Leslie W says:

    Livvy in that razorback tee and pony is just too much cuteness!

  2. Love to plan things out for the week – Great suggestions!

  3. i had my delicious egg breakfast πŸ™‚

    (i use an iron skillet) sautee kale in some broth with onions (or spinach is quicker), after a few minutes add tomatoes and any peppers.
    whip and season 4 egg whites.
    olive oil on the part of the pan where you will pour the egg, scoot the veg over & pour the egg in then stir together (i only use 1/2 the pan). season on top with fresh herbs!
    pop in a 325 oven for 9 minutes πŸ™‚

    so delicious~ i had it with an english muffin, orange, some milk. and i LOVE beans with it πŸ™‚ with salsa & hot sauce!

  4. Aww could Liv get any cuter? I swear she’s growing up SO fast!

    I love kebabs, but haven’t fired up my grill nearly enough so far this summer! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Krystina says:

    Tip: separate the meat/fish from the vegetables by making all vegetable skewers and all meat/fish skewers. That way, the fish cooks evenly and the vegetables are able to get soft as long.

  6. Mmmmm…the kabobs look delicious! And I’ve got to try out the thin mint fudge!

  7. Sounds like such a perfect summerweekend!!
    I will do my carrot-beef-burgers again this week: soerfe t to make ahead and freeze!
    And I discovered an Outdoor Bootcamp in my city, which I will join regularly now. It’s so cool, running and strength exercising along the lake with the group!

  8. Jessica says:
  9. Is that your homemade kombucha in the picture? I’m obsessed with these smoothie bowls, btw!

  10. Looks like a great weekend of activity and relaxation πŸ™‚

    My workout schedule is all yoga all the time, as I’m in Costa Rica doing my yoga teacher training. Since it’s the jungle, and hot and humid- my food is whatever I can make that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t result in heating up my entire house.

    Today I’m prepping a bunch of rice and beans, and will likely be supplementing that with salads and fresh fruits and veges for a bunch of meals. Besides that- lots of salads, wraps and sandwiches. As well as smoothies and fresh fruit juices.

  11. Ahhh, I miss grilling πŸ™‚ Lucky you that you don’t have to stand over the grill! I love that watermelon season guarantees almost every watermelon you eat will be absurdly good.

  12. i’m going to be doing some grilling this week too! i think i’ll do something with shrimp this week.

    i’m also going to be making this delicious chicken salad again to eat on top of my lunch salads.


  13. I plan on roasting a lot of vegetables this week. I’m going out of town for work so my workouts will have to work around what kind of gym my hotel has!

  14. Great idea with the salmon kabobs. I agree 100% with your BBQ philosophy- prep now, husband grill later. We barbecue 2-3 times a week (even if it’s cooler weather). It makes dinners so much easier/happier! πŸ™‚

    I am currently dreaming about a “salad” I made last week: http://www.femme-fitale.com/2013/07/warm-chickpea-salad-with-side-of-fomo.html

  15. Can I just say I love this post? The pic of you in the boat and the pilot doing a front of the camera photo bomb? Loved it! And that shot of the 3 of you truly shows a happy little family. Cherish these times:)

  16. I’m loving the different types of meals you listed! It gives me more ideas for what I can make for my family at meal times. You’re a real inspiration to me to improve my fitness level. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas!

  17. Workout wise this week, I’m mainly sticking to cycling and running! I have a 5k and road race coming up so I’m prepping for those. Here’s my meal plan for this week!


  18. Cute little Livvy! Looks like you guys had an awesome time! I plan on going to the gym to take a couple of classes and do some weights and cardio, or get in some treadmill workouts at home or a yoga video or 2. Trying to do something 3-5 days a week. As for food, I got some pretty healthy (and some not so much) ideas you can check out on my blog. I look forward to your turkey meatballs. I’m blogging about my grass-fed beef meatballs tonight. I am totally looking up your quinoa and lentil salad! Have a super week!

  19. I haven’t been making many recipes lately, but just A LOT of grilled veggies! I haven’t done kebabs yet this year, though, but your pics put me in the mood πŸ˜‰ I have been roasting zucchini, peppers, and onions for the past month over and over, though, and just do not tire of that combo! so delicious and so simple πŸ™‚

    have a great Sunday, love!!

  20. Eda Greco says:

    All your recipes look fantastic. Can’t wait to try out a few!

  21. My boyfriend and I made the most amazing shrimp recipe tonight! We modified a shrimp scampi recipe we found online. 1.5 lbs shrimp, 1/4c red wine, 1tbsp coconut oil, 2tsp garlic, 2tsp lemon juice, pepper to taste. Throw it all together in a skillet and cook the shrimp til its done, then throw it over quinoa and some steamed veggies. So easy and sooooo good!

  22. Looks like a great week ahead! I’m planning to participate in Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp – should be fun!

  23. Simply Life says:

    I love the idea of using salmon with these!

  24. Oh snap! I haven’t been to Golf n’ Stuff in forever! “Golf n’ Stuff… Can’t get enough!”

  25. I have a great and easy salad in my post today (perfect for the hot weather we are having now!) I also make Turkey meatloaf every few weeks. I sometimes work late so I make it on a Sunday so my husband can eat it a few nights a week if I am working late.

  26. I love week planning..I do it every week…4-6 workouts par week.



  27. Those kabobs look so good! We don’t have a grill and I find that they don’t cook well on a grill pan. I just got a whole bunch of fresh mint from my mom and I’m trying to find some delicious mint recipes!

    Your workout schedule looks fun this week- lots of dance and some barre! πŸ™‚

  28. I’m going to make your quinoa and lentil salad, looks awesome! It’s funny that you used the Trader Joe’s lentils in this recipe. I just tweeted the other day that I LOVE TJ’s ready to eat lentils. I hope they never discontinue them!! I have been on a lemon vinigarette kick lately. Lemon infused olive oil, white balsamic, a spalsh orange champaign vinegar, salt and pepper and the secret ingrediant is lemon thyme!!! Fabulocity! On salads, chicken and probably would be good on white fish too!

    I love that you plan out your fitness for the week. I should take that cue from you and work on that… πŸ™‚

  29. i’ve been lovin’ me some watermelon lately. made a refreshing mint feta watermelon salad – yum!

  30. Those kebabs are making me hungry! They look amazing. Anything on a stick is better in my opinion.

    This week has 21 miles on the agenda on my half-marathon training plan. I plan to do some cross training with kayaking. I’ve fallen in love that it this summer.

  31. Food prep this week in my house included Healthy Cocoa Oat Breakfast Muffins. They taste good at breakfast, but I love eating one or two as a snack with nut butter spread on top. My favorite is Barney Butter’s crunchy almond butter.

    Find pics and the recipe at http://www.hungrygatorgal.com/2013/07/healthy-cocoa-oat-breakfast-muffins.html.

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