Monday, February 17, 2020

Last-Minute Getaway to Orlando, FL

Please forgive my unexpected absence on the blog last week. We kind of just packed everything up and flew out of town for a last-minute trip to Orlando, Florida.

It was a whirlwind of a trip! We arrived in Orlando on Thursday afternoon and returned home yesterday afternoon!

Here are a few photos from our trip: 

I'm hoping to share a more detailed blog about our trip with more photos, soon; as well as a video from our trip!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

FitBit Versa 2

Yesterday was my birthday and, my husband got me the sweetest gift!

When I got home from work, Nick surprised me with the FitBit Versa 2! I wasn't expecting this at all, but I was hoping to get a new FitBit sometime this year since my Charge 2 recently broke. 

Day one with the new watch was great! I didn't reach 10,000 steps but that will be one of my goals moving forward. I am extra ready for the weather to improve now that I have this watch. I want to go on all of the nature walks, and track my steps along the way!

I am excited to see how this FitBit helps me to achieve my goals this month! So far, I've walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes, twice this week! I am hoping to get one more walk in on Friday, too!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Meal Plan - Week 1, Feb 2020

Hello, Monday. Hello, February!

In case you missed my last blog, I will share that I have made a goal to lose 10 lbs. this month! In order to reach that goal, I am going to have a set of mini-goals that I'll be focusing on.
  1. Schedule a self-care activity weekly
  2. Drink 80 - 120 oz. of water each day
  3. Begin blogging 3 times each week again, for accountability
  4. Go to the gym or spend 30 minutes being active 2 - 3 times each week
  5. Stick within my personalized nutritional ranges 6 out of 7 days each week
One way that I work on sticking to my personalized nutritional range is by planning out dinners for the week ahead, and stocking up on everything I'll need so that I have less of an excuse to go off-track. 

I'm currently in the routine of meal planning dinners for the week ahead on Fridays. So, last Friday, I took our calendar into consideration and came up with the following meal plan for our family.

Meal Plan:

Saturday: Marry Me Chicken + Soybean Pasta
- Check out the pic below, and click here for the recipe!

Sunday: Chicken Stir Fry + Rice
Monday: Fish + Broccoli + Edamame Pasta
Tuesday: Tacos
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken + Rice
Thursday: Shrimp + Mixed Veggies
Friday: Homemade Pizzas
Saturday: Date Day! Sushi?

You better believe I am looking forward to "Date Day" on Saturday! 

Make it a great week!