Sunday, January 11, 2015

Winter Weekends + My Weekly Food and Fitness Plan [1/11]

Good morning and Happy Sunday! 

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(Dan made my favorite turkey burgers on Friday and I recently discovered how lovely they taste wrapped in iceberg lettuce with a [healthy?] dollop of [organic] mayo on top.  Must double recipe next time.)

How has your weekend treated you so far? Ours has been pretty low key, which is how the past few weekends have been.  At first, it was nice, but now I am starting to go a little stir crazy.  However, every time I think about going outside I rememberhow cold it is.  I did make it out (temporarily) for a few actives:

- a great 1000 m swim

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- an epic grocery shopping trip with Ina, who has recently decided that she does not want to stay in the cart anymore.  Sadly, it appears that grocery shopping has become my “winter activity” because we are now 1/3 the way through January and 2/3 the way through our January grocery budget.  Hmph. 

-Dan drove to our favorite Indian place for takeout last night.  I have been craving it for weeks, and the tikka saag did not disappoint. 

Another weekend highlight: we finally got Ina excited about brushing her teeth.  

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Our trick?  Letting her pick out her toothbrush at the store.  She picked Hello Kitty and kept saying all day, “I love Hello Kitty.  It is my favorite.”  Once she started she didn’t want to stop and I bet we used 4 squeezes of toothpaste.

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Making up for lost time.

Here is my plan for the week:



  • Sunday: Denise Austin 2nd trimester workout
  • Monday: 1000 m swim
  • Tuesday: rest
  • Wednesday: 3 mile walk/run
  • Thursday: 1000 m swim
  • Friday: rest
  • Saturday: active rest (hoping to get in a walk to the park!)

What are you up to this week?  Linking up with Mommy Run Fast!


  1. We've been preparing whole chickens a lot lately, but I have never tried doing it in the slow cooker! It sounds so easy and tasty :)
    I love your tooth brushing trick! My son didn't pick his last one out, but it has a dinosaur on it and it definitely got him excited about tooth brushing time!

    1. I will let you know how the slow cooker chicken goes. :)

  2. We have the same Hello Kitty toothbrush - she is adorable!! And now I'm craving Indian food- my favorite take out. :)

    1. Indian is my favorite too! I always want it and have to beg my husband! :)

  3. That is so adorable about the toothbrush! We used to do the same thing with my daughter, to this day (at 15 mind you lol) she still feels the need for a "pretty" toothbrush! Your menu sounds delicious, have a great week!

    1. I can see 15-year-old-Ina being just as picky. Ha! I hope you have a great week too!

  4. I'm about 39 weeks pregnant and that turkey burger is officially my new craving of the day! WOW that looks good, and wrapped in lettuce, perfect! Your meal plan for the week is also making me drool. I just found your site and I'll be back! :)

    1. Hi Kay! 39 weeks, wow! Let me know if you try the burger. They are my favorite, pregnant or not! :)

  5. Hi Racheal, stopping by from the Sunday meal planning link up. The pool you swim up at looks beautiful. I am not much of a swimmer, however. Your meal plan looks awesome... I'm just settling back into "regular" life after having houseguests for five weeks, so I don't have much planned besides salads.

    1. Five weeks of house guests? Wow, you are a trooper! I am lucky that I have been swimming since I was a baby, although I am not very good at it. I just sort of flop around in the pool and hope for the best. Ha! Have a good week and enjoy your salads!


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