Linking up with my girl Andrea over at She’s Crafty for my first hello Monday post of 2014 … gonna make it a good one.
hello challenge — Today we kick off our second Advocare 24-Day Challenge with nearly 300 of our newest online friends and even a couple of family members. Since our first 24DC in September, Brian and I have lost a combined 40+ pounds! Our goals this time around have shifted from weight loss to fitness but we are just as excited to see our results in the end. It’s not too late to join us in this adventure, leave a comment if you are interested or check it out here.
hello menu — Weekly meal planning is the only way to guarantee a successful week of clean eating in our household. Working ten-hour days outside of the house while maintaining a steadfast rule to eat a healthy, homemade dinner together as a family every single night requires dedicated proper planning and preparation. Here’s what my 100% clean-eatin’ menu board looks like this week:
MONDAY – Roasted Ratatouille
TUESDAY – Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
WEDNESDAY – Turkey Ragu
THURSDAY – Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Salmon
FRIDAY – Bruschetta Chicken
SATURDAY – We are attending a dinner party with good friends who were traveling over the holidays. We will be bringing our own quinoa-brown rice pasta to go with her delicious homemade spaghetti sauce.
SUNDAY – Chicken Avocado Soup
hello office — I wish I could say that I was actually looking forward to going back to the grind after two weeks off for the holidays, but I’m not. What I am looking forward to is the structure and productivity that comes with a work week vs. endless weekend (what day is it again?).
hello sunrise — Oh, 5:30am boot camp … you were not missed. The option of 6:30, 7:15 or 9am workouts (depending on wine consumption -or waking toddlers- the night before) for two whole weeks has been luxurious to say the least. But with structure comes sunrise butt kickin’. Maybe we will see ‘hello muscles’ in a future hello Monday post?
hello sweet surprises — One day this week I will come home to a tiny package on my doorstep. I have no idea when it will arrive or what running lover’s goodness will be inside, and that’s the beauty of receiving my monthly Stride Box. Not sure how they are going to top December’s awesome reflective shoe laces … hurry up & get here already!