Well, November came and went and here we are in the last month of the year, holy snowballs! I hope you have a ton of fun things planned for the month of December as it will go fast. I have a lot planned but the two things that I prioritize every month of the year are my meal plan & my workouts.
I know, it’s not a shock, but I prioritize my health every month of the year. That doesn’t mean I don’t get off track or I don’t miss workouts, it just means that I try to make it on the top of my priority list no matter what.
It’s that awkward time between Thanksgiving & Christmas and I think people just think this time of year all bets are off. The thing is, you have the power to make your meal plan, go grocery shopping, and plan your meals. You also have the opportunity to work out, it just means you may need to rearrange your schedule a bit.
I figured I’d show you what I’m up to this time of year to hopefully inspire you and empower you to meal plan and/or workout.
Weekly Meal Plan
This week’s groceries are from Whole Foods and my pantry/freezer.
This week I’m trying to keep things as simple as possible while also delicious. I have my annual girls craft night at my house this Friday so I don’t want to have too much food in the house as we will be making A TON of food for craft night. If you know me then you know I basically only craft food.
This year’s theme is Pickles & Breakfast. We will be pickling any and all items we can find (edible of course) and *most* of the food will be breakfast themed. That’s about as fancy as we get, stay tuned to see what our menu is and what we end up pickling.
Let’s see what’s on the menu this week. You’ll notice there are two Instant Pot recipes (coming soon) because you guys have been asking for more. One of the MAJOR reasons I love the Instant Pot is that you can get 2 recipes done in 1 meal prep session. Well, technically I did three: pulled chicken, Pho, & Chili.
Mayo-Less Salmon Salad
Instant Pot Beef Chili
Instant Pot Pho Ga
If you need help meal planning, I can help! Check out my meal plans here.
This week was a pretty typical week for me, so I figured I’d share with you! This time of year I’m mostly doing CrossFit as the days are short and stupid cold. I also walk my dog most mornings for an hour because it is nice to get out, and he has so much energy I don’t know how he would behave otherwise.
5 Rounds: 400m Run w/ 500m Recovery Bike
Push Jerk (4 Sets Of 12)
-15 Thrusters (95/65)
-30 Double Unders
-8 Overhead Squats (95/65)
-8 Handstand Push-Ups
5 Rounds: 100m Ski + 200m Row
Rest 1 Min between rounds
5 – 3 Min AMRAPs
-5 Deadlifts (135/95)
-10 Shoulder To Overhead (135/95)
-15 Box Jumps (24/20)
w/ partner (1 min ON, 1 min OFF)
10 min max calories on Air Runner
1 min rest
10 min max calories on Ski Erg
1 min rest
10 min max calories on Rower
1 min rest
10 min max calories on Assault Bike
1 Power Clean
1 Squat Clean
9-7-5 Bar Muscle Ups
20 min AMRAP
20 Wall Balls (20lb)
20 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (65lb)
20 Box Jumps (20″ box)
20 Push Press (65lbs)
14 Cal Row
I coached the Sunday morning class and talked to them about setting a goal for the month. It’s so easy to get off track this month, so why not set out to accomplish something? I asked them what they wanted to work on this month. For a lot of them, it was pull-ups.
For me? It’s to drink a glass of water each morning BEFORE my first cup of coffee (because for some reason I reach for coffee first ALWAYS).
Remember, a goal doesn’t have to be complex for it to be effective.
What is one goal you have this month?!
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