Sunday Planning + Weekly Challenge

Good evening dollies! How is your Sunday night going? Mine is very relaxing and I like it! The massage today was UNREAL. I actually came sooo close to falling asleep.

After the massage, I did some quick g-shopping on the way home. Actually, that’s a lie. I took my sweet, sweet time. Duncan & I usually go grocery shopping together and he tends to keep me “in line” and efficient… however, I was solo today & just meandered around the whole store like a nona.

When I get home, the boy was already cooking dinner! Can you believe it?! He had the help of his friend, McCain. You may have heard of him? … that’s right, we had some nice McCain frozen pizza :). I was quite happy to have the night off!

Now… onto the meal plan for the week …

Meals – Week of May 7, 2012

MONDAY

Breakfast: pomegranate-blueberry Greek yogurt with HolyCrap!& blueberries

Lunch: egg, turkey, mixed greens, goat cheese + sundried-tomato pesto sandwich on whole-wheat thin

Dinner: macho salad

Snacks: handful of almonds & cashews, banana

TUESDAY

Breakfast: oatmeal with sliced apple + chopped walnuts

Lunch: turkey sandwich with mixed greens, sundried tomato pesto + tomato on a whole-wheat bagel

Dinner: out

Snacks: antioxidant-boost smoothie, apple slices with caramel sauce

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast: oatmeal with banana slices, almonds, chia + flax

Lunch: cheese + crackers; blueberries

Dinner: chicken with roasted potatoes, dried cranberries + pecans

Snacks: smoothie, yogurt

THURSDAY

Breakfast: smoothie

Lunch: spinach salad with canned beans, nuts, pear + balsamic vinaigrette

Dinner: out

Snacks: yogurt ‘n berries, almonds + banana

FRIDAY

Breakfast: oatmeal with blueberries

Lunch: salad with spinach, arugula, cucumber, tomato, + roasted chicken with ginger sesame dressing

Dinner: at parents’!

Snacks: banana with peanut butter, veggies with salsa + crackers and cheese


Workouts – Week of April 30, 2012

MONDAY– weights

TUESDAY– Jukari Fly

WEDNESDAY – cardio

THURSDAY– weights

FRIDAY – cardio

SATURDAY –30-minutes yoga

SUNDAY – pilates


Your challenge this week – should you choose to accept it – is to use flax meal whenever possible. Flax is a good source of soluble fibre & alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which is an omega-3 fatty acid. Flax also contains phytochemicals called lignans, compounds thought to help guard against breast cancer. Basically, the stuff’s good for ya… so try having it ;) Word to the wise, though … whole flax seeds cannot pass through your GI system undigested, which means you won’t be able to receive any nutritional benefit. So, you can either buy flax meal (very simple & cheap!) or grind whole flax seeds in a coffee grinder. Add 1-2 tbsp of ground flax into oatmeal, yogurt, add it to smoothies, sprinkle it over toast… the possibilities are endless!

Good luck with your challenge & have a great restful night :)

Love,

A xoxo

3 thoughts on “Sunday Planning + Weekly Challenge

  1. My boyfriend is like that when we go grocery shopping too. He’s a get-in-and-get-out kind of guy, whereas I like to have a little meander and check out new things, etc. He packs like his life depends on it though, so then I just stand out of the way :)

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