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what we eat

mike and i like to have a plan., especially when it comes to food. we make a meal plan before the beginning of each week, and shop accordingly. we have gotten really good at streamlining our shopping, which makes everything else so much easier!!

basically, mike goes to BJs every few weeks and stocks up on things we eat all the time: ground turkey, chicken breasts, pork tenderloin, chobani, laughing cow, brussel sprouts, coffee, and some household stuff.

then, we go to the regular grocery store weekly for fresh produce, milk, and whatever else we need for the meals on our weekly plan.

here is this week’s trip to randalls…


and then to fresh acres…


and here is our meal plan for this week…


the salmon and steak tips are things we will buy the day-of, but everything else is all set and ready to go… so easy, and SO worth it to not think about “what’s for dinner?” every day!

do you meal plan or you more of a day-to-day planner? 



last one, best one

yesterday was my fourth grade students’ last of five MCAS sessions for the year and I couldn’t help myself from talking lifting talk to them…

I am constantly yelling “last one, best one” to myself in my head during my workouts and heavy lifts and I hope it motivated them to give it their all, at least a little bit!

yesterday was our rest day and I actually got sad when I saw the wod was “Nancy”. I’m eager to do my first girl or hero wod, and Nancy didn’t look crazy scary to me {until I really thought about it}. But, I was so sore from the day before that there was no way it was happening. I did get my first taste of feeling like a crazy crossfit person, though, when I felt left out and like I was missing something on a rest day. I swear I get more and more excited about it every day!

this morning, we hopped out of bed and push presses 5×5 were on the menu. here’s what I did, although I feel that I could’ve/should’ve gone heavier on my last set because 95# wasn’t feeling too hard for me. using my legs to drive mixed with being allowed a tiny pause between reps realllllly really helps me out.


*mopping is also something i am trying to get better at these days!

the hard part came after that: the kettle bell wod! these things KILL me! it was 3 Rounds for Time, but actually more of an AMRAP because they cut you off at 10min…

  • 45 power swings
  • 30 goblet squats
  • 20 American swings
  • 10 burpees

I did exactly 2 rounds, and my shoulders and traps were on fireeeee! my lovely sweat angel was proud.


i had to cool off for awhile before heading into the bathroom to get ready for work, but my little system of freshening up worked well, so i will certainly be blogging about it as soon as i can get my act together enough to take pictures of the whole process!

mike and i are on our way out to dinner tonight. thursdays are his fridays, and we don’t workout on friday mornings, so it’s a nice little relaxing night to go out. i am seriously craving a giant burger with crazy stuff all over it after a week of pretty boring lunches and dinners. this weekend will require a serious shift in meal planning and grocery shopping because i feel like i’ve been hangry for a week! need to change things up around here!


have a great night!