}); relaxed and healthy: Menu and Exercise (02/09) recap

Friday, February 13, 2015

Menu and Exercise (02/09) recap

The slogan "Stress kills" is real, especially for us who have very stressful jobs.  This pass work week had me understand why people self medicate.  Thankful I now have a daily exercise routine that helps me to relax and put my day into prospective.

This week was hard not only at work but also the weather was brutal; here is a recap of this week's menu and exercise.


Monday- 30 minutes Zumba; nothing like dancing your troubles away
Tuesday- 45 minutes Biggest Loser Hi-Lo cardio workout
Wednesday- 1 hour Body Pump and a 1 mile run
Thursday- circuit 2 of Jillian Michaels 30 day shred
Friday- 1 hour Pilates and a 3.5 mile run ( I was running off the stress and anxiety of the day)
Saturday- Rest Day
Sunday- Rest Day


  • Lamb chops; I got the recipe from a recipe group I joined on Facebook. 
  • Turkey meatballs with homemade sauce, my friend gave me the recipe for the sauce because I was telling her how much my son love meatballs.
  • Baked Salmon
  • Quinoa with red kidney beans
  • Green salad topped with cranberry 

With all the cooking I am doing, one day (maybe) I'll enjoy cooking.  The good part of attempting to cook healthy is that you acquire a wide range of recipes.  The odd part is of all this is that I am current working on compiling a journal of recipes.  I'm the coming months I will share a few of these recipes with you.

What were your triumphs and struggles this week? 

#FitnessFriday on @SavingOurStrand


  1. I can't wait to steal your recipes! LOL. Especially that Quinoa with red beans. OMGosh that sounds sooo good!

    Thanks for joining the #fitnessfriday movement chica!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

    1. Can't wait you you to try them..... remembering to taking pictures is the hardest

  2. I've been wanting to learn how to properly make Quinoa forever. In fact I just learned how to pronounce it correctly - I was always saying it the way it looks. Kwee-noah. LOL! Thanks for linking up girlie!

    1. LOL ... I make it the same way I make rice and it seems to work for me.

  3. I'm doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD and finished cycle 1. Plan on doing cycle 2 sometime this week after I hope off the treadmill. I'm fit and cycle 1 had me sore for a few days. Those push ups and squat to shoulder press is what did it for me! OUCH! Great job on your workouts this past week.

    1. Cycle 2 is crazy it makes cycle 1 look easy; I'm afraid to see what cycle 3 looks like. (yep I'm a wimp)


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