Weekly workout plan + a week of healthy dinners

Hi friends! Happy Sunday 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying the weekend! I’ve been getting requests to bring back my personal weekly meal and fitness plans, which I did a couple of times, but I quickly realized that I need to shuffle things around a little bit. Instead of posting what I’m going to do, I think I’m going to post what I DID for a few weeks and see if that works better? Let me know what you think!

Here’s what my week of fitness looked like: 

Meals and fitness

(Last day my favorite shorts are on sale!)

Sunday: Took a barre class

Monday: Taught spin

Tuesday: Upper body (shoulders, chest, triceps) 20 min + taught hot barre

Wednesday: Taught spin

Thursday: Taught Cardio Barre + quick leg workout at home (2 BODYPUMP tracks, weighted squats, lunges, and stability ball hamstring curls

Friday: OFF (long walk with the dogs)

Saturday: Quick 20-minute circuit workout

What I liked about it:

I feel like it was a nice mix of strength and cardio. I worked hard last week, and while my own strength sessions were short, I tried to make them worth my while.

What I think I could have done differently: 

I’m still trying to juggle my own workouts with my teaching workouts. I don’t like to depend on my teaching classes as my personal workout, especially since I spend a lot of time walking around and coaching in barre. It’s more like a bonus mini workout.

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(Still get pretty sweaty after teaching hot barre!)

Spin on the other hand, definitely counts haha. I push so much harder teaching spin than I would taking a class.

I missed my weekly Orangetheory class, but couldn’t fit it into the schedule this week. I’m excited to take a class later today! 🙂

Here’s what it looked like for dinners:

Dinners from the week:

Salmon with roasted broccolini

Chicken tacos with salad

Bbq chicken tacos

Turkey bolognese with zucchini noodles

Greek chicken soup with feta cheese and lemon

Black bean quinoa burgers with sweet potato fries

OUT: Empanadas from the market, a kale and chicken salad from Fig Tree + a chocolate chip brownie with a cookie on top 🙂

Fig tree salad

Eggplant parmasean with salad, cheese board, veggies and dip 

Before baking

(Before baking the eggplant)

We got in a lot of homemade dinners, which was awesome for lunch leftovers. It made it really easy to reheat something quickly for lunch. I’m going to be traveling a little bit this week, which undoubtedly means more meals out, and it felt good to get in so many home-cooked meals. Some nights I feel like takeout would be so much easier (and we wouldn’t have to clean the kitchen afterwards!), but there’s something special about sitting around the table to homemade food. It’s been a lot of fun to introduce new foods to P this week. Turns out she loves soup, just like Liv did at her age. 🙂 Livi’s favorite soup recipe is here.

Are you setting up your workouts and meal plan for the week? What’s on the menu?
I was looking for some recipe inspiration and picked up this Lorna Jane cookbook yesterday. I’m excited to try out some new recipes!

Have a happy Sunday. <3



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  1. Jacquelyn on August 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    I love the way this post is set up! It’s nice to see everything you did the week prior. Super random but what purse is in the background of your picture with those adorable leggings? (Super stalker) haha!

    I made homemade pasta sauce yestrrday and used my spiralizer for the first time last night. Let me just say, that’s a game changer! I can’t wait to spiralize alllll the things!

    Happy Sunday Gina!!

    • Fitnessista on August 7, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      thank you- happy to hear you liked it!
      haha! it’s from stitch fix. it’s pretty recent too, so they probably still have it
      YESSSS for the spiralizer! sweet potato is one of my faves
      hope you had a great weekend <3

  2. Erika S. on August 7, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I like the way this is set up! Especially the “what I liked” & “done differently section”. That eggplant looks delicious…eggplants are quickly becoming my new go to veggie (especially when topped with smoked mozzarella!!!)

    • Fitnessista on August 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      thanks, friend! love eggplants, too, and we rarely have them over here. they’re so good on the grill!

  3. Jennifer on August 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks Gina!! This is so helpful for me

    • Fitnessista on August 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm


  4. Bethany on August 7, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Love this! What type of tortillas do you use? I often eat a big ole taco salad with Guiltless Gourmet Chips. Finding ‘clean’ options seems to be tough. Especially since I am overseas.

    • Fitnessista on August 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      i use brown rice tortillas with eggs, and for the tacos i’ll usually use corn. those were a corn-wheat hybrid and they were actually pretty tasty

      • Bethany on August 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm

        Thank you! I really need to learn how to many homemade

  5. Jamie on August 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I love seeing what you did, and what you liked and would change! The format of the post is fantastic. Also, can we just talk about how awesome you look?? You obviously work hard (and smart!) Because those muscles are poppin’

    • Fitnessista on August 7, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      wow, thank you so much! <3 brightened my day

  6. Nikki on August 8, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Are you a fan of any packaged, more processed foods? What brands?

    • Fitnessista on August 8, 2016 at 10:43 am

      yep! i buy some packaged things. i love go macro bars, protein powder (i’ve been using goat whey but it’s not my fave), perky jerky, plantain chips, trail mix, cappello’s products, i also buy store-bought hummus and guacamole often. lots of stuff from trader joe’s 🙂

  7. Sara Mcavoy on August 8, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Your meals look so so amazing!

    • Fitnessista on August 8, 2016 at 10:41 am

      thank you, friend!

  8. Katherine @ Katherine Lynn Fitness on August 8, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks Gina! I love getting inspiration for workouts and recipes from other fitness trainers. You’re the best! Would love love love to work with ya sometime <3

  9. Tatiana on October 5, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I LOVE this new format and it’s so nice to actually see what you did for the week. Can you please keep doing your weekly workouts/meals in this format? It’s so helpful and I love these posts! <3

    • Fitnessista on October 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      sure- so happy to hear you enjoy them!

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