4/22: Meals and fitness for the week

Hey hey! Happy Sunday! How’s the weekend going? We’re back from an amazing little getaway to Jacksonville. It was the perfect way to kick off the weekend, and since we got back on Friday night, we’ve still had the rest of the weekend to enjoy!

One ocean hotel room


Room service breakfast

On our way out of town, we made a stop at the mall. (I checked out the Gal Meets Glam collection in person, but sadly they didn’t have the maxi I had my eye on in stock. Added it to the wishlist!) We also ate lunch at Whole Foods and did a grocery swoop for some pantry essentials and new finds.

Hot bar dates

Here are the goods!

Whole foods finds

Some old faves: Perfect Bars, Rao’s marinara sauce, cereal bars (the girls are obsessed), teas, Betsy’s Best almond butter (SO good),

Betsy's Best almond butter

(you need this. It has a little crunch to it and it’s sweet and salty.)

frozen veggies and Siete tortillas

New finds: Banza pasta (we tried it Saturday night and loved the texture. The girls said it was delicious, too), Paleo banana bread (my version is here, but thought I’d give this store-bought frozen one a try)

Paleo banana bread

and THESE Rosé hard apple ciders. I drank one while the girls scootered outside and it was like rosé, but bubblier and fruitier. Definitely a new fave, for sure.  

Rose hard cider

It’s funny because I’ve been on team wine > beer for years until I discovered Angry Orchard. It’s sweet and fizzy; not beer-y at all haha. 

I didn’t get a lot of fresh stuff, because I’ve found that the organic meat, almond milk, and produce is all less expensive at Target so I figured I’d pick that up at home. Plus, we were hurting for trunk space. 😉

Here’s what’s on the tentative meal plan this week:

Sunday: Chili with cornbread and salads

Monday: Lemon-garlic shrimp with pasta and roasted green beans

Tuesday: Salmon sushi roll bowls

Wednesday: BBQ chicken with mac n’ cheese and roasted broccoli 

Thursday: Out

Friday: Lentil and rice “meatballs” with marsala sauce and zucchini

Saturday: Out

For breakfast, I’m going to make a batch of this egg casserole (the sweet and savory combo is awesome) and some chocolate protein bake. I’ll chop some veggies for lunchtime salads, but will likely be drinking Fab Four or Daily Harvest smoothies (<— my link gets you 3 free cups) for lunch because they’re so fast and easy.  

We also made another batch of these ridiculous 4-ingredient samoas.

homemade healthy Samoas

Here’s what the fitness plan is looking like for the week:

Sunday: OFF (maybe I’ll sneak in an easy 20-min Peloton class)

Monday: Teach Zumba

Tuesday: HIIT + legs (from the Lean Machine fit guide)

Wednesday: Teach barre + teach Zumba

Thursday: Spin + arms

Friday: OFF

Saturday: Total body circuit (from the Home Workout Warrior fit guide)

What’s on the workout schedule this week? What staples are you meal prepping today?

Happy Sunday, friends!



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  1. Vicky on April 23, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Angry Orchard Rose is amazing. One of my very favorites. Unfortunately it is seasonal.

    • Fitnessista on April 23, 2018 at 10:06 am

      ahhhh i didn’t know that! is it spring/summer only? if so, i’ll need to stock up later for fall 🙂

  2. manike on April 23, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I’ve got to try the salmon roll bowls!

  3. Erica on April 24, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Omg i found that nut butter at tJ Maxx (best random foods) and AM OBSESSED! Sadly my whole foods doesnt carry. Jealous!

    • Fitnessista on April 24, 2018 at 9:53 am

      such a great TJ max find!! it’s SO SO GOOD

  4. Jennifer on April 25, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    “I’ve been on team wine > beer for years until I discovered Angry Orchard”
    Naturally! Angry Orchard isn’t beer, it’s cider, which is pretty much apple wine. It feels like they’ve been marketing ciders towards beer drinkers though, not sure why. You should try checking out some of the “fancy” ciders out there. The ones from France, in particular, have a lot more flavors going on. Like funky flavors? I like to think of them as a mix of cider and dry kombucha.

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2018 at 11:26 pm

      haha you’re totally right. i think of it as beer, but it’s so different. i’d love to try the fancier ciders! any that are easier to find that you’d recommend?

      • Jennifer on April 26, 2018 at 12:26 pm

        I would mention the french ciders, but even I can’t remember their names lol The easiest thing is to see fancy bottles that have cidre or cidrerie on the label (and it looks kind-of like a bottle of wine)

        As for american companies I recommend JK’S Farmhouse Ciders and Farnum Hill Ciders. They are really starting to become popular which being a sprits and food history nerd I am pretty excited. I will keep an eye out for that rose cider, it looks interesting.

        • Fitnessista on April 27, 2018 at 8:43 am

          sounds perfect. thank you – i’ll be on the lookout for those!

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