Hey there! I hope you all had a great weekend and a productive start to your week. My weekend was busy and time definitely got away from me, but I still managed to get some food and other things organized for the week.
Actually, the food part was somewhat easy because last week I did a lot of recipe testing so I had a bunch of meals and ingredients leftover. All I needed to do was cook up some hard-boiled eggs, make a few smoothies, and roast up some asparagus (will go on the Naan pizzas). Everything else is ready to eat.
Another thing I did was get my exercise clothes ready for the week. Last week I got in 3 days of running/power walking. This week I want to run or walk 5 days. I also want to focus on toning so I plan to do a quick toning routine everyday after my run/walk. I know it would be beneficial for me to do more than walk or run but right now that’s what I love to do. I get in 4-5 miles so it’s still a decent amount of exercise. Not to mention walking or running outside keeps me sane.
Before I get to my meal plan I want to mention again how awesome our new OYS Facebook Group is. Truly, this group has brought weight loss support, motivation, and accountability to a whole new level for me and I’m sure for others too. I didn’t know what to expect when I started, but now that I did I wish I started it earlier. I love seeing OYS readers connect with one another by sharing food prep photos, recipes, and tips. I love that everyone can feel safe to ask and answer questions. I love that it’s not just me talking. haha! However, if you like listening to me talk then you can watch the weekly FB live videos I post. Every week, I talk about a couple of the topics readers were asking about in the group. It’s been fun and I’ve received a lot of positive feedback. I used to hate doing videos but they are starting to grow on me. If you want to join our group then you can do so here.
Here’s a quick recipe “how to” video I did for the oatmeal recipe.
- I will make the smoothies a couple days ahead of time and store in mason jars in the fridge.
- The oatmeal I made last week, portioned out, and stuck in the freezer.
- Both recipes were made at the end of last week.
Tortellini with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli – new recipe
- I have the taco meat last week.
- I made the tortellini last week, portioned out into dinners, and froze.
That’s it for my meal plan.