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. Taca @ A Side Of Dessert on March 1, 2015 at 9:21 am

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

  2. Erin @ Erin's Inside Job on March 1, 2015 at 9:24 am

    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. kristin | W [H] A T C H on March 1, 2015 at 9:24 am

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

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      how’d it go? 🙂

  4. Sam on March 1, 2015 at 10:10 am

    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. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on March 1, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Love your plan for the week!

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      thanks, girl. hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

  6. Verhanika on March 1, 2015 at 10:46 am

    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

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      so glad you liked them!! i will definitely check out that recipe; it sounds amazing

  7. Leslie on March 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

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

  8. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on March 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    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! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      that sounds like a blast! hope you had a great weekend 🙂

  9. Kelly on March 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    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 on March 1, 2015 at 4:28 pm

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

  10. Katie @ Live Half Full on March 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    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/

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      homemade is the best!!
      hope you had a great weekend!

  11. Yaara Leve on March 1, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    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 on March 1, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      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. on March 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm

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

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      thank you! it’s an old essie color: resort fling

  13. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 1, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    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 on March 1, 2015 at 9:43 pm

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

  14. Karina @ fitsickle on March 1, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    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!

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      it’s extra delicious if you mix it with mashed sweet potato! 🙂

  15. Courtney Bentley on March 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm

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

  16. jodie on March 1, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    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.

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      that sounds awesome! salmon and bbq chicken are always good choices 🙂

  17. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on March 1, 2015 at 9:37 pm

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

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      yes, thank goodness 🙂

  18. Faye Holloway on March 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm

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

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      definitely; that’s why i’m taking an off day thurs

  19. CARLA on March 2, 2015 at 2:38 am

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

  20. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen on March 2, 2015 at 3:48 am

    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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