Fitness Update + Meal Planning 6

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Happy Friday!  I am doing my meal planning at the end of the week because we went a little off schedule this week.  I am so proud though because even though we had a few changes to our schedule I still managed to use the groceries I bought to cook every night.  I am coming a long way!

First a quick update on my path to greater health and fitness (and hopefully weight loss too).  I started week 3 of T25 yesterday and I am feeling AMAZING.  I have more energy than I have in a long time and I feel downright good.  Granted a lot of this has to do with the fact that I have really cleaned up my eating and have been trying to eat as clean and whole as I can.  I feel myself getting stronger and the work outs getting more manageable.  I also squeezed in 2 runs this past weekend because I was feeling that good.   I take my measurements tomorrow and I am hoping for a little success that will encourage me to keep working harder and harder.

This is what we cooked this week:

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Sunday: Corned beef and cabbage because DUH.  I am 100% Irish so naturally we had to celebrate in style.  I cooked it in the crock pot along with carrots and potatoes.  SJ loved it- that’s my boy!

Monday: Salsa chicken Mexican casserole

So this was a rework.  I had originally planned to do salsa chicken tacos.  I made the salsa chicken the crock pot (jar of salsa and a little taco seasoning). I felt like it didn’t come out with enough flavor to serve alone, so I put it into a Mexican enchilada casserole- boom.

Tuesday: Baked salmon with steamed veggies (carrots and broccoli) and brown rice and quinoa (this mix is so freaking good and SO easy)

Wednesday: BBQ chicken asparagus and wild rice  

We were originally going to have lemon pepper chicken but the weather was so nice I asked my hubby to BBQ.

Thursday: Pesto ground turkey with tomatoes and broccoli.  I made pesto pasta for the the boys and I had brown rice.

This was by far the winner of the week in my opinion.  It was SO GOOD.  I just browned a little ground turkey with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  I then stirred in some grape tomatoes and pesto sauce.  I steamed some broccoli separately and then stirred it in.   It was light, lean, and really yummy.

Friday: NIGHT OFF.  We will probably head out tonight to eat.  I have been cooking on Saturday nights lately too so this lady needs a break.

* Bonus meal: SJ and I made these banana oat cookies that were absolutely divine from my favorite Lauren at Eating Whole.  They were easy and I even felt comfortable with SJ eating one for breakfast the next morning.  Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that!

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