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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Plan Your Week: August 29

Hi, Friends! Hope you had a great weekend, and are ready to jump back into another week. I decided to help maintain accountability and consistency, I’m going to start sharing my plan for the upcoming week for meals and workouts. Hope this gives you some inspiration. I find that planning this out takes a portion of stress away from the week, maybe something new for you to try out if you currently don’t!

Plan Your Meals:

  • Breakfast: Smoothies or eggs
  • Lunch: Leftovers or salad
  • Dinners:
    • Monday – ground beef taco bowls
    • Tuesday – pork loin, veggie, quinoa
    • Wednesday – maple dijon chicken skillet
    • Thursday – spaghetti with zucchini noodles
    • Friday – homemade pizza

Plan Your Workouts:

My goal is to have three lifting sessions per week, and then to focus on being active in some capacity the other days.

  • Monday: Walk with A
  • Tuesday: Gym lifting session
  • Wednesday: Walk with A
  • Thursday: Gym lifting session
  • Friday: Walk with A
  • Saturday: Gym lifting session
  • Sunday: Walk/rest

How’s your week looking? Do you have your meals and workouts planned?


5 Ingredient Skillet Salmon

Hi, Friends! I made this ahhhhmazing super easy 5 ingredient skillet salmon dish a few weeks ago that I have to share. Not to brag, but I could have had plates of it… I already have a hankering for it again (hankering?! Who am I??). This dish only has 5 ingredients so very easy to put together quickly. We paired it with a brown rice mixture, perfect weeknight meal.

5 Ingredient Skillet Salmon


  • 3 pieces of salmon
  • 1/2 a container of cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 20 stalks of asparagus but into thirds
  • 1 or 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • jar of capers, liquid removed

*Assuming you have olive oil, minced garlic, s/p*


Preheat oven to 350. In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, minced garlic, and s/p. Then add the cherry tomatoes, asparagus, capers, and shallots, sauteing until softened slightly. In the meantime, sprinkle top and bottom of salmon with salt and pepper. Once the vegetables are softened, create space in the pan for the salmon, and place it in the pan. Put the skillet into the oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven when the salmon is cooked to your liking. Plate rice mixture and serve salmon and veggies atop of it. Enjoy!

What are one of your favorite quick and easy go-to-dinners?