11/25: Meals and Fitness for the week

Is anyone else ready to eat a vegetable after last week’s holiday pie-stravaganza?


I definitely am. At the same time, I still keep going back to the pie trifecta to steal the innards. Did you know pecan pie is the least healthy option when it comes to pie innards? It’s also the most delicious….

This morning was my last long run before the half marathon, so the family all went for a 10-miler at the River Walk.

River walk

I think the River Walk is one of Tucson’s best-kept outdoor fitness secrets. I lived through 27 years of life, as a Tucson native, and just recently found out about it. It’s a little over 17 miles total, pet-friendly, and fairly flat, making it perfect for cyclists and distance runners (or just fun walks with the fam!). When my friends used to say they went running at “the river” it sounded totally sketchy. I’m sure some parts are safer than others, but the area we’ve seen is extremely beautiful with lots to look at. Little Liv was a TROOPER- she sang and talked for a while, then took a short nap. We alternated pushing the jogging stroller: the Pilot, a good friend from work, and myself.

I’m sitting here trying to plan this week’s meals so we can grocery shop when Liv wakes up, and am trying to think of ideas…

Pizza 4

Here’s what’s on the menu so far:

-Turkey lentil loaf with mashed potatoes (and baby lentil loaf for Oliv!) and salad

-Mini Thanksgiving dinner (we’re still hankering for day-after-Thanksgiving sandwiches, so I’m just doing the essential turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing mix)

-BBQ chicken pizza

-Tilapia tacos

(The tacos might change, I haven’t been in much of a fishy mood lately)


Our farm box order:





-micro parsley

-pizza crust


Edited to add this week’s fitness plan, because I spaced it:

Sunday: 10 miles

Monday: OFF

Tuesday: CrossFit + film new Tabata Thursday video

Wednesday: Teach Zumba

Thursday: Teach strength + 20 minutes HIIT

Friday: OFF

Saturday: 5k (maybe teach Zumba- we’ll see what the schedule is like)

This week, I’m going to make a conscious effort to prep more veggies and fruits, ease back on the sugar, and enjoy one salad beast a day. Anyone want to join in? Let’s use the hashtag #turkeydaydetox – I’m excited to see pics of your salad beasts this week 🙂

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend- see ya later with some pics from the day!



What are you making this week? Are you trying any new recipes or fitness classes?


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  1. Brigid on November 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    JUST ate a massive salad beast and thought of you! Count on me for one a day for this week 🙂

  2. Maria on November 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I’ll be eating my “salad” in my favorite fall time format…bowls of roasted veggies!

  3. Joanna @ Running Places on November 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I’m all about “detox salads” this post-turkey day week. @ohsheglows has a great seasonal detox salad recipe at her blog. I think I will be making that one!

  4. LisaG on November 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I had an awesome smoothie for breakfast, collard greens for lunch and ribollita for lunch:

    Then making a salad for tomorrow with some smoked turkey.

  5. Yaara on November 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Great job on the 10-miler girl!! I sent you an e-mail–just wanted to make sure you received it. Thanks 🙂

  6. Katie on November 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I will be drinking a fresh juice every morning this week that will include beets, carrots and ginger to detox my body (and liver) after a week of indulgences while on a family vaca to Europe (which clearly included a TON of wine drinking).

    I’ll also be getting back into my typical workout routine, while I wait for TurboFire to arrive!!! :):)

  7. Simply Life on November 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I love finding running trails like that!

  8. Alexis on November 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    That pie looks seriously amazing!!

  9. Amy on November 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I ordered a new handheld foam roller to use on my ankle & calf. I also got some more latex free resistance bands and a few other things for my ankle. I’ve been slacking off the past two months with my exercises and my ROM has gone back down majorly. I am mostly working my ankle this week with some walks with the kids as usual.

    Our blender died 6 months ago, I ordered a Blendtec last week and it should be here early in the week. I’m so looking forward to my daily smoothie again.

  10. CourtStar @ StarSystemz on November 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I love that you share your schedule with us! It makes me want to grab a pen and paper and map mine out! Thank you for the motivation. Love and Shine CourtStar

  11. Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction on November 25, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I’m really going to dive into the fruits and veggies too! Thanksgiving involved wayyyy to many sugar and carbs! 😮 I did not know that you are running another half, good luck!

  12. Sarabell on November 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I am just so excited to eat real food this week! We were traveling and visiting family all week so we had strange airport lunches, quick snacky-dinners, and random leftovers. I can’t wait to go grocery shopping tomorrow!

  13. Abby on November 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Count me in for the salad beast a day! We’ve been fighting off tummy bug all week so we’ve been living off of toast and crackers so my body is desperately craving some greens!
    We also all missed out on Thanksgiving dinner so I’ll also be cooking a make up dinner sometime this week!

  14. Amelia on November 25, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I haven’t snapped any pics, but I have had a salad beast every day since Thanksgiving for lunch! I admit that it has had leftover turkey on top, but I haven’t eaten any other leftovers. I’ve had a tex/mex variation with avocado/tomato/onion/cilantro and a shaved fennel/apple/onion & grainy mustard vinaigrette version.

    Honestly, after T-day fill, I’m done. That is, except for pecan pie, which I ate on Friday and Saturday. I gave away the rest today to my BIL or I would have easily eaten the rest myself! Pumpkin = yum but Pecan= BETTER!!

    Tonight is fish tacos for dinner! Looking to hopefully try a yoga class this week. BBQ pizza sounds good, except I’ll use shrimp instead. Other meals at our house this week include: Seafood Stew, Sweet Potatoes with poached farm eggs & asparagus, mega veggie pizza, kale chips, sauteed chard, and some kind of vegetable soup with rosemary scones. Have a FABULOUS week! 🙂

  15. lindsey on November 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Ooh! I need to mix it up…and I bet those cookies would be good for my soul! It’s almost the end of a semester…yikes!

  16. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on November 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    There’s a riverwalk in my town and I love it! It is so nice to have a flat road that is safe and meant for being run on!

  17. Charleegirrl on November 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I couldn’t wait for the endless supply of food stuff to end! Me and my kids made sure to fill up on veggies and drink lots of H2O through the weekend to flush all the toxins out. Ran for 20 min in the freezing cold tonight and my lungs felt like they were crystallizing. I haven’t ran distance for 3 months so my legs are tired tonight. Getting ready to put on a bootcamp the next 6 months and detox my body. This will be a first bit I’m always up for new discoveries. I love your food/workout schedule too. I bet it’s easier to stay on track:) Keep up the good work!

  18. amanda j on November 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    another half marathon! dang lady – you’re rockin the running these days 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      thank you! the last one was technically a “training run” for this upcoming half even though i pushed it a little 🙂 i’m excited for the next half, though!

  19. Bek @ Crave on November 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I’m trying a Chicken Kofta recipe with wholemeal cous cous tomorrow night- that’s a new one!

  20. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 26, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Nice job on the 10 miles! We have a trail by the river here too and it’s one of my favourite places to run.

    This week I’m planning on making a Cajun shrimp and rice dish from The Food Network. I’m also going to roast up my kabocha squash at some point!

  21. Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit on November 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    My sister actually lives in Tuscon and she has a feisty Boston Terrier, so I’ll have to tell her about the River Walk! 🙂

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