2/25: Meals and fitness for the week

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend. Ours has been surprisingly relaxing, and a lot of fun. The weather has been gorgeous – spring is officially in the air! – so we’ve spent a lot of time outside watching the girls play, taking little adventures (we had some fails I’ll share more about in tomorrow’s post), watching movies, and going out for froyo.

We’re working on getting things ready for the week today, in standard Sunday style. While it’s not exactly fun to be grocery shopping, planning meals, and cleaning up around the house, it makes such a huge difference when Monday morning rolls around. I’m also soooo excited for The Bachelor: The Women Tell All tonight (so much drama otw) and the finale tomorrow. Who do you guys think will win?!

Fitness-wise, I’ve been testing SO MANY NEW WORKOUTS (more details headed your way soon!) which has given me something to look forward to each week. It’s been exciting to implement more strategy into the workout design and also have some pleasantly sore muscles.

working out outside

Here’s what’s on the tentative fitness plan for the week: (linking to similar workouts or Focus On posts)

Sunday: OFF

Monday: Teach Zumba

Tuesday: Legs + easy cardio

Wednesday: Teach barre, teach Zumba

Thursday: Arms

Friday: OFF (teach yoga)

Saturday: Total body + HIIT

For meals, we’re planning dinner + staples for the upcoming week. For breakfast, I’m going to be making the girls their usual (they have an egg, a Van’s waffles and fruit almost every weekday, unless they want a smoothie or oatmeal), and another batch of the protein oatmeal bake. Thank you so much to those of you who have tried the recipe already and let me know you love it! 

One of my fave pics from Instagram:

Breakfast bake spokesperson

I’m excited to have it again for breakfast this week with a side of scrambled eggs.

Lunches will likely be Fab Four smoothies or giant salads (I’m going to check our Brittany’s challenge for new ideas!) 

and here’s what we have planned for dinner:

-Crispy onion chicken (recipe coming this week!) with salad and sweet potatoes

-The Pilot’s famous jalapeño burgers with baked beans and roasted zucchici

Sunbasket x 2 (<— my link gets you $35 off)

Ina Garten’s lemon skillet chicken (one of our all-time fave recipes) with roasted potatoes + broccoli

Lemon skillet chicken

-OUT (date night!)

and OUT (cooking club; the Pilot will prob make something easy or grab CFA with the girls)

I’d love to hear what’s on your fitness plan for the week and what you’re prepping and planning!

Have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya tomorrow.



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  1. Jennifer on February 25, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Are you going to be doing these weekly? Love it!!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2018 at 10:15 pm

      i’m going to try to!

  2. Leslie on February 25, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I need to get into the routine of meal prepping although I only work 2-3 days a week. I’m going to try out a little Zumba, it looks so fun and I need to drop a few pounds. I hope you have a great week!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      i hope you love it if you give it a try! it feels more like a party than a workout 🙂

  3. Mrs W on February 25, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Gina, your silent of nearly 8 years reader here. Thanks for sharing these particular series of posts, always give me an inspiration for the week ahead. I have just discovered be well by Kelly thanks to you. Do you find the smoothies bitter? And what kind of quantities do you add every ingredient? I love the idea, but tried to do and found it so bitter (I only had pea protein powder though).

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      thank you so much for saying hi and for reading for so long! 🙂
      i think it really depends on the type of protein powder you use. if you use a sweet one, they’re not bitter at all! i usually do:
      1 cup almond milk
      1 scoop vanilla garden of life grain-free protein
      1 scoop vital proteins collagen
      1-2 tablespoons almond butter
      1 tablespoon of chia seeds or MCT oil
      handful of spinach
      a few frozen cauliflower florets
      optional: a tablespoon of cocoa powder or a pack of four signmatic mushroom hot cocao

  4. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups on February 26, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I’m excited for your new workouts! Hope your week is starting off well!

    • Fitnessista on February 26, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      thank you, friend!! hope your week is going well, too!

  5. katie on February 26, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I think the Bachelor finale is next week! I think tonight is just fantasy suites and next Monday is the finale!

    • Fitnessista on February 26, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      you’re right! AHHHHHHHHHH

  6. Katie on February 27, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for the shoutout lady!! XO

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