My workout recap and the Menu Planning Link up

Oh, winter.  What a week you gave us! With storm on top of storm.  And now that I finally have all this extra energy to be active, I was struggling to find outlets for it!

This week’s workouts:

Sunday: 4 mile walk

Monday: Jillian’s NMTZ (am) + shoveling

Tuesday: 30 minute elliptical + 3 mile treadmill run

Wednesday: 20 minute at home strength circuit (push ups, planks, mountain climbers, etc) + 40 minutes elliptical + a little snow shoveling

Thursday: 5 mile treadmill run in 47:40

Friday: 6 mile treadmill run, 9:10 pace

Saturday: Off – at a church retreat

Shoveling fun

I promise I was careful and didn’t overdo the shoveling.  And although I don’t “feel” pregnant, the belly definitely had a growth spurt this week.  More on that tomorrow!


On the menu this week…

Sunday: Egg and veggie tacos with guacamole


Monday: Blood Orange and Butternut Squash Quinoa


Tuesday: Crock pot Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya (photo from Cooking Light)

Wednesday:  Roasted Eggplant Lasagna (hoping I’ll have enough time to make this!)

Thursday:  Leftovers


Friday: Valentine’s Day… Date night!


 Saturday: Leftovers or pancakes and green smoothies

We try to get out alone around Valentine’s Day, but it very rarely falls on the actual holiday.  But that was the night our babysitter was free, so I guess we’ll brave the crowds and make a reservation soon!

I also want to try Melanie’s Chocolate Cheesecake for Valentine’s weekend… doesn’t this look incredible?

Do you have any Valentine’s plans?

How many snow shoveling workouts did you get in this week?

36 thoughts on “My workout recap and the Menu Planning Link up

  1. Oh winter, I’m so over you! I’m so tired of being freezing all the time. It’s not even the snow. Is it sick that I’m dreaming of temps in the 30s? 🙂

    Tina’s quinoa salad might sneak it’s way on the menu this week even though I didn’t plan for it. The combo just sounds delish. And Melanie’s cheesecake – oh my! Ron and I are having a date day of V-day. I can’t wait!
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  2. I’m so over winter. I loathe shoveling, ha ha. I will be working on Valentine’s Day, probably working late. I will be taking my kids to Disney on Ice the next day though so that should be a lot of fun.
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  3. Growing up Valentine’s Day was always one of my favorites. My mom always tried to make it super special. Now, Jeff doesn’t really like to celebrate holidays – especially this one. Love should be celebrated everyday. yada yada yada. This year, I’m determined to make it special with some fun date night at home ideas and a lovely dinner. We’ll see how it goes, but I’m excited.
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  4. no big special plans – probably going to have date night in this year. and hopefully watch a movie 😉 and maybe a fire. my kind of night haha and oh yes with chocolate cheesecake yum
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  5. You are running some amazing paces while pregnant 🙂 and eating healthy. I don’t mind the cold but it has been a very snowy rainy winter and that does get old fast!
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  6. No shoveling here – it was way to deep (and far too cold for me!) to shovel our driveway – thank goodness for snow blowers!!!
    So glad you are feeling good these days!!!
    No Valentines plans – I will probably just make something nice for Chris and the boys for dinner:)
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  7. I’m happy you got some energy back! 🙂 And shoveling must be such a workout – I’ve never shoveled snow, as an Aussie who is now an apartment-dweller. 😉 I am so over this winter, despite not having to shovel. This one has been particularly brutal.

    Looking forward to reading about bump growth!!!
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  8. You go girl! I’m so not used to snow I wouldn’t even know how to shovel it! The cheesecake looks amazing! No big plans for V-day here. I think we’re making heart shaped pizzas and watching a Valentine’s movie with The Love Nugget. My birthday is the day before and we are having friends over Sat. then heading out of town Sunday so we’ll celebrate then 🙂
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  10. That chocolate cheese cake looks amazing. I may need to pass that recipe onto Seamus to make for Valentine’s day.

    I think we’re keeping it simple for Valentine’s Day. We’re on vacation, so we will probably send Emmett to day care and then go out for a yummy lunch. Otherwise, we’ll just spend it together giving lots of smooches and hugs.
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