Summer Shape Up 2017: Week 2 Meals (+ faves from the week)

Hey hey! Happy Monday! How was the weekend? Hope you had a great one! The Pilot and I took a little trip to Atlanta. 🙂

Macarons

Before heading into the usual pics and faves (leftover from Friday), I wanted to share some meal ideas for Week 2 if you’re following along the challenge.

Summer Shape Up Logo

Workout #4 was posted on Saturday,

and you can get all of the Shape Up details here. It’s never too late to join in the fun! You can always jump in whenever you’d like and finish the remaining weeks later. 

A special thanks to our friends at Naturally More for sponsoring Summer Shape Up. If you haven’t tried their probiotic nut butters yet, be on the lookout. They’re SO good, and especially convenient to take around with you. (Stay tuned for a sneaky giveaway this week!)

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Week 2 meal ideas:

Breakfast:

Sweet Potato Protein Breakfast Bowl 

Eggs in a Veggie Basket

Breakfast Cookie 

Lunch:

Chocolate Acai Protein Bowl 

Hummus Chicken Salad Bowl 

Smoked Salmon Quinoa Hand Rolls 

Hummus chicken salad 3

Snacks:

Buffalo Hummus with crudités 

Peanut Butter Cup Amazeballs 

Trail Mix Chex Bites 

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas 

Dinner:

Chicken Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice

Grain-Free Balsamic Mushroom Chicken with Zucchini Pasta 

Hemp and Almond Crusted Chicken with Honey Dijon Dressing

MY OTHER VIDEOS

Some faves from lately and around the web:

A trip to Seasons 52 for a little date night.

Every time I say I’m going to order something different, and then I order the same thing every time. The lemongrass salmon salad:

Seasons salad

we also shared an artichoke and goat cheese flatbread,

and enjoyed some mini desserts.

Mini desserts

This dish towel. (I’m pretty sure there’s a stain on it already in the pic haha.) Bringing a little AZ to South GA.

I'd hit that piñata dish towel

This post made me cry in the Starbucks parking lot.

Ways to recharge without going on vacation.

Let’s talk about how we talk about our bodies.

Placard Originals! It was my first time ordering dresses for the girls from this amazing company, and the Ariel dresses are so beautiful. The owner creates cosplay dresses of Disney princesses, and Liv has been wearing hers every day. (P’s is a little small, but I’m swapping with a friend.) The fabrics are extremely soft, so unlike traditional scratchy costumes (that leave glitter all over the house), these ones are comfortable enough to be worn all day, and out and about.

So. stinking. cute.

Ariel dresses

A super sweaty *underground* yoga class at Yoga Central. Every so often, they’ll host underground classes that are word-of-mouth only; they don’t advertise them on social media. They’re also always guaranteed to kick your asana. Meghan leads us through an intense and powerful flow, with lots of arm balances and inversions. She spotted me, and I finally got a basketweave headstand. I’ve been able to do regular tripod headstand for years, but the basketweave grip always freaked me out. Now I won’t be so scared. 😉

Headstanding

I need this acai bowl in my life.

German chocolate energy bites. YES PLEASE.

This deodorant! Deodorant isn’t usually something I experiment with. I usually stick with my regular brand (Primal Pit paste), and don’t mess around, since I’m teaching classes, working out, and sweating a whole bunch. There’s no room for stinky-ness in my life. Buuuuut I did see this at a local boutique, liked the ingredients, and decided to give it a whirl. It’s amazing! It reminds me a lot of the Primal Pit paste, but with a more floral lavender scent.

Skinny deodorant

Best of Broadway on Spotify. There’s something magical about listening to classic faves while we drive around, while also being introduced to new ones. (Pierre! Josh Groban I still love thee.)

Married life in a nutshell.

From the Nordstrom Sale! I’d scoped these out online, and they’re even cuter in person. They’re not too pointy, true to size, and I like that they look a little glam without being over the top. Winner winner.

Halogen flats

The sale was already sold out of a lot of the good stuff when I made my purchases, but I still managed to snag some awesome things like this top, these booties, and this cashmere sweater. I’ll be keeping my eyes open to see when they restock some of the other things on my list. 😉 

So, tell me friends: how was the weekend? Are you doing Summer Shape Up? Do you order the same thing at restaurants or do you change it up?

Hope you have a happy Monday and I’ll see ya in the am with the latest and greatest chicken recipe.

xo

Gina

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14 Comments

  1. Bethany on July 24, 2017 at 6:47 am

    I’ve never heard of naturally more. Stalking now =)

    Those energy bites looks amazing!

    I forgot about the sweet potato bowl! Yum!

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      yessss, you will love it 🙂
      hope your week is off to a great start!

  2. Laura @ Laura Likes Design on July 24, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Those glam shoes are so perfect — I need to go try those on!

    Macarons are always a good idea! *praise hands emoji*

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      they’re even cuter in real life 🙂
      and totally agree about macarons. it’s always time for one

  3. Carrie on July 24, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I love NATURALLY more! Totally forgot about those guys. I rarely see them anymore. LOVE those shoes! I just got a similar pair in black!

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      yes, it’s so good!!
      <3

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on July 24, 2017 at 11:59 am

    You always find the cutest clothes online. Will you be my personal shopper? LOL

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      you know i’d love to 🙂

  5. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups on July 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    The girls dresses are so cute! I will have to check out that brand.

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      she makes the cutest things!

  6. Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! on July 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Omg that dish towel is HYSTERICAL!

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      thanks! it cracks me up

  7. Becca on July 27, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I’d been looking forward to SSU but I totally zonked on the start date (even though I got the email)! I’ll have to jump in next week. 🙂 Congrats on the headstand! I’ve been trying to do a tripod headstand but I’m too scared to straighten my legs!!

  8. Laura on July 27, 2017 at 10:56 am

    What is your favourite scent of the primal pit paste?? I desperately want to make the switch to a natural deodorant, but every brand I’ve tried thus far just doesn’t seem to work for me. I find I have to keep it on my and re-apply several times a day to avoid stinking! I’m thinking maybe I’ll give this one a shot!

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