Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 9

Happy first day of Fall! Everything seems a bit out of whack because it’s been over 80 degrees most of the week but indeed the leaves are changing colors so we know sweaters, boots and snow are just around the corner. In truth, I love this time of year through the holiday season. It all…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 8

First things first, make sure you check out my post about the Cleveland Heart Walk on September 23 as well as ways I try to make healthy just another part of our overall family lifestyle. AND be sure to register for the walk, yoga class or cycling session!  Woohoo, it’s Friday already! It certainly feels like…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 7

OK, back to your regularly scheduled program after last week’s hiatus. (And ICYMI, I posted yesterday about a few of our dinners from this week to make up for the lack of meal plan. Check it out for more inspiration!) Photo by Brady Cook on Unsplash How was your week? Things were better the second…

Dinners this week: 2 new + 1 classic

ThiSince I didn’t manage to get a meal plan together in time for Friday’s blog post, I thought I’d check in this morning to share our dinners so far this week. They’ve actually all been home runs even with two new ones out of three – which usually doesn’t happen 🙂 Monday: Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 6

And, it’s Friday! I hope you had a good week. Things were good over here. I had two after work events, so I missed some of my usual time with the kiddo, but it was good to be out and about. Oh yeah, and Vera had a mild fever Monday and was up much of…

5 meal planning principles

Every week, I share our meal plan for the following week. Sometimes I get asked whether we also stick to the plans exactly. LOL. Many weeks, we’re shifting things around, either within that week or pushing things back to the following week. Why bother meal planning then? I’m not the kind of person who can…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 5

Happy Friday! I ddn’t mean to disappear yesterday, but I started reading I Know How She Does It and I got a litle caught up. It upends the assumption that working mothers have harried, frantic, impossible lives. I also appreciate the tidbit that almost everyone signficantly overestimates the number of hours they spend working – aka…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 4

Happy Friday! What a week – oof. It was all good stuff, but tiring. Vera and I drove down to Mike’s work yesterday for the annual family day. We chatted with colleagues, chased the kiddo around and enjoyed a good meal. It was lots of fun! Before signing off for the weekend, I wanted to…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 3

Before I recap my workouts and share next week’s meal plan, here are a couple links you might find interesting: Over at Northeast Ohio Parent, I blogged about our challenges giving Vera her latest round of medicine I’m also featured in this round-up article highlighting morning rituals. There’s some great advice in there! Hope you keep…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 2

Happy Friday!! Check out below for a recap of my week in workouts as well as our meal plan for next week. We didn’t do a great job of sticking to last week‘s plan, so here’s hoping next week goes better. BUT FIRST we have a weekend to attend to. What’s up with yours? Photo…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan

Even though it’s been rainy and humid this week, this is still my current state of mind: Photo by James Douglas on Unsplash I’m ready to dig into a warm, happy, carefree weekend, which is exactly what we have on the agenda. Before that, I wanted to recap the past week in workouts as well…

Weekly Meal Plan – Week of 7/10

What’s on your menu this week?Happy weekend to you!  For our menu this week, I’m digging out a few classics we haven’t had in awhile. When it comes to all the meals I prep and make, this quote really resonates with me: A lot of recipes out there just seem way more complicated than they…