Meal Planning Week #4 – How It Really Went

It’s been four full weeks since I started meal planning and I have to say, I like it. Though I don’t always stick to the plan, I have an idea of what we can eat throughout the week (what’s in the house), how much time I have to make a meal (or not). I love not having to come up with a meal last-minute.

This is what last week looked like:

Sunday: Vegan Sheppard’s Pie. It was really good but I realised it’s not my favourite meal.

Monday: Meatless Monday leftovers: Vegan Sheppard’s Pie or All Things Red Soup. Successful night 🙂

Tuesday: Sweet Chili. Lilly and I made it together in the morning and put it in the slow cooker. I love slow cookers.

Wednesday: Salmon, baked sweet potato and veggies. Didn’t happen….we ordered out Fish n’ Chips. Best decision ever.

Thursday: Mini Pizzas. Lilly and I made mini pizzas … Hilary had her first “pizza”. She thought it was pretty good and then decided she didn’t want anymore. 

Mommy’s pizza’s, Big L’s pizzas (right) and Little H’s toast pizza (left)…missing Daddy’s vegan pizza.

family pizza

Friday: Vegan Waffles. I totally forgot this was on the menu, ha! I made the salmon, baked sweet potato and veggies.

Saturday: Hilary’s Birthday PARTY!!! We basically ate from 3:30 – 5:45 the following food: cheese, crackers, veggies with dip, fruit, pb & j roll ups…a little cake too 🙂

A pretty successful week! I’m planning today for the upcoming week and things are looking like it might be an easy food week!

Any good eats this last week or weekend?

Kid birthday parties: morning or afternoon?

Anyone start their Christmas/Holiday baking?

Countdown to Christmas Workout

You guess it, another month … another challenge to share. I’m not great with challenges. I start out with good intentions and then somehow get lost, then stop it all together. The last 30 day challenge I did was the Thigh Challenge and had to stop around Day 14 due to an injury.

The Fall into Fitness 30 Day Challenge is coming to an end next week…crazy, eh! It’s been 30 days of blogging about my workouts, my meal planning (since that was a goal of mine) and I might be sad to see it end. I’ve met some great bloggers which I’ll continue to follow, so that’s a bonus.

I did sign up for the #HollyJollyFitness Challenge for the month of December. The Challenge is: to work out 4 days a week and post on the page about it. Which brings me to the “Countdown to Christmas” workout by Jodi Higgs.

Countdown to Christmas by Jodi Higgs


Days 1, 7, 13 and 19 are Ab Days, with a cardio element thrown in between each exercise.

Days 2, 8, 14 and 20 are Arm Days, with some jumprope added in between.

Days 3, 9, 15 and 21 are Back Days, again adding some cardio between each set.

Days 4, 10, 16 and 22 are Thigh Days, with the skaters cardio exercise in between.

Days 5, 11, 17 and 23 involve simple squats, crunches and bicep curls, while

Days 6, 12, 18 and 24 promote some of the principles of the Eat Clean Challenge with a rest from the physical workout.

Again, I did not create this workout…just sharing and *trying* to challenge myself this December!

Do you like 30 Day Challenges?

Do you stick with the challenge or give up?

Anyone doing a challenge this month? Do share…. 🙂