’round the weekend + Summer Shape Up Week 3 meals

Hi friends! How are ya? Hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. 

Summer Shape Up is going strong! I can’t believe we’re already heading into Week 3. Your check-ins have been so amazing – keep it up! I love hearing that so many of you are already feeling stronger and more energized. If you haven’t joined in the challenge yet, it’s not too late. All the details are here, and you can jump in at any time.

Some beautiful SSU faces:

Summer shape up pic collage

Here are some meal ideas for this week if you’re looking for inspiration:

Week 3 Meal Ideas:


Homemade Sous Vide Egg Bites

Savory Breakfast Quinoa

High Protein Oatmeal

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Avocado toast


Lentil Quinoa Salad

Kale Salad, 3 Ways

Mix and Match Grain Salad Bowls

Curry Chicken Salad in Turmeric Wraps

Chocolate protein bar

Crispy Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars 

Quinoa Pizza Snack Bites

Strawberry Shortcake Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Granola


Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Salmon in Parchment with Asparagus and Basil

Sheet Pan Asian Salmon with Veggies

Slow Cooker Turkey Lasagna With Feta

Chimichurri Grilled Shrimp

Weekend recap:

Our weekend started off with a bang because early Friday morning, P woke up with a stomach bug. It was all hands on deck around here, and poor P had a rough day. My friend Tinkerbell stopped by with tons of supplies: clear Pedialyte, chicken broth, soup, crackers, Pedialyte popsicles, everything we needed. She is a real-life angel.

She also took Liv for the afternoon so she wouldn’t be cooped up in the sick house. They went to go see the Emoji Movie, walked around the mall, ate froyo, and had the best time. 

We ended up taking it super easy around here, made it through the day, and had eggplant pasta at home before watching the movie Lion after the kiddos went to bed.

You guys. It was SO GOOD. Like I haven’t seen a movie that good in so long. It was absolutely heartbreaking, beautiful, and I did the dinosaur cry when it was over. I can’t believe it was based on a true story! I don’t want to add any spoilers, but if you’re looking for an intense (but not overly graphic or disturbing) movie to watch, I highly recommend it. We ended up watching a few movies this weekend at night. (Love movie nights with madre!) Steel Magnolias (can you believe I’ve never seen it?!) and Bridget Jones’ Baby, which was hilarious. 

Lion Movie poster


Saturday morning, P was feeling a LOT better, but we wanted to keep her home for another day juuuuuust in case. Madre stayed here with her while the Pilot, Liv and I went to Birdie’s.

Birdies market

(My fave spot in Valdosta! So many of you have let me know you’re driving through, and this is a must-stop for local goodies and coffee. Get some of the chocolate amaretto pecans.)

Every time we go into the store, they have new stuff. How sweet are these little onesies?! I think Everly needs on that says “Y’all.”

Liv looking at Onesies

We got the usuals (Southern staple for me, huevos rancheros for the Pilot, banana bread French toast for Liv) + almond milk lattes, and a breakfast sandwich and pastries to take home for madre. 

Birdies breakfast

And just because I can never turn down macarons.

box of macarons

P was absolutely fine by Sunday, which is a good thing because it’s not a weekend for these two nuggets without a trip to Wild Adventures. They rode all of the little rides and got to enjoy themselves before it started pouring. 

Nuggets at wild adventures

We finally introduced madre to Salty Snapper (their salmon is the best), and enjoyed the night together. It was one of those weekends that wasn’t anything crazy, but it was nice to just enjoy each other’s company.

This week, it’s back in the swing of things, and looking forward to watching everyone crush their Summer Shape Up workouts. 

I’ll be back in the morning to share some house pics. 🙂

Hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see you then!



Looking for a workout? I’ve got you. Your booty will looooove this one. 

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  1. Bethany on July 31, 2017 at 6:38 am

    That restaurant looks so cute! I miss the south 😉 Hope P gets to feeling better and everyone stays well!

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      thank you! hope you enjoyed the weekend, too <3

  2. Christina @ montessoriishmom.com on July 31, 2017 at 7:36 am

    I’ve been looking for a good movie to watch, Lion looks amazing!

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      you will LOVE it

  3. Laura @ Laura Likes Design on July 31, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Oh no! So sorry to hear that P is sick — hope she’s back to her fun-loving self soon!

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      thank you! she’s feeling so much better <3

  4. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on July 31, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Looks like a fun laid back weekend, my kind of weekend in deed. Thanks for the movie recommendations if left up to my hubby it will be random really weird independent films all weekend lol Hope P is feeling a ton better!

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      hahah! i don’t usually let tom pick by himself, either.
      thank you! she’s feeling 100%, thank goodness

  5. Reenie on July 31, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Adorable photo of the girls holding hands. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      thank you! they’re the best <3

  6. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on July 31, 2017 at 11:51 am

    P & Liv holding hands is adorable!

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      they are the cutest little friends <3

  7. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups on July 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Glad P bounced back quickly. I have heard such good things about Lion, I will have to check it out.

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      thank you! ME TOO. i was so worried. and yes, you will love lion

  8. Sarah on July 31, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Such a cute picture of them holding hands! <3

    PS- Do you really have a friend named Tinkerbell? Is that a nickname? I've seen you mention her a few times and always wondered if that's her real name!

    • Fitnessista on August 1, 2017 at 11:35 am

      haha no – her name is lisa 🙂 we’ve been friends since the blog was born and i used to call her tinker bell on the blog. it’s her little blog nickname

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