Health / Workout Wrapup

Workout Wrap-Up

05.10.17

HIIIIII.  as you can tell from this post one of the things that has really changed in my life over the last few months is my focus on health in general.  I’ve been working out consistently and eating healthy (80/20 for the win here) and I’m seeing amazing results.

because this has become such a huge part of my life now, I like to share a weekly recap of my workouts on Wednesdayyys.

here’s how it works & what the formatting of the headings will look like:

Day – Activity/workout; Active Calorie Burn

then i’ll give you a brief overview of what happened that day/why i chose that workout/orrr any day specific thoughts i have!  at the end i’ll wrap it all up with my overall thoughts on the week or any goals i might have for the next week.  Questions?  leave them in the comments!  💃🏼 💦 💪🏻

M – 3.5 Mile Walk + upper fix; 553 Move cals

i knew i couldn’t do any lower body workouts the day after the half SO i went with upper fix and a walk to try and stretch out my legs!

T – 2.5 mile walk; 460 MOVE CALS

thissss was my first day of PT and i left feeling GREAT.  i felt like i learned a ton about what was wrong (i’m tilting my pelvis to avoid pain and not engaging my inner thigh and the back of my thigh) and had solutions (a few exercises to work on, avoiding squats/lunges, and the recommendation to not run brooklyn).  i did keep it low key on tuesday and was pretty okay with just walking around (walking to physical therapy)

– 3 mile walk + flat ab fix; 462 MOVE CALS

by wednesday, i was feeling PRETTY discouraged and upset to be honest.  i felt really trapped and like i couldn’t do ANY squats or lunges which eliminated a ton of my workouts.  i emailed my physical therapist pretty dramatically hahah and he basically was like everything will be fine chillllllll.  so i resigned to doing abs and moving on.

T – 3 mile walk; 437 MOVE CALS

thursday was a chill day, we were cleaning because my squad (my mom, mel, and mikki) was coming to LOOK AT WEDDING DRESSES! i just walked home from work that day and had hit my move cals for the day from working around at work.

– 1 mile walk + Upper fix; 500 MOVE CALS

friday was UPPER FIX. i swear these weeks of no squats/lunges are going to have my arms CUT before the end of it.  jeeze louise.

S – WALKING WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING!; 505 MOVE CALS

Saturday was a great day!! we went to bhldn and i bought a wedding dress! then it was alllllll about celebrating, which meant we were walking all over the place.  SO exciting.

S – Cross Training; 434 MOVE CALS

sunday i was… hungover.  so i really waited until later in the night and did a few cross training moves including my physical therapy moves!

wrap-up thoughts:

THIS WEEK. it was a bummer for a lot of it to be honest. i felt pretty disappointed and like i mentioned, trapped.  i couldn’t shake the feeling that i was about to undo all the hard work i put into my fitness journey (which i KNOW is absurd and not how this works and im sure it was compounded by the fact that i wasn’t eating well for most of the week).  wedding dress shopping really lit a fire under my butt though and i’m taking THIS week more seriously, honing in on nutrition which feels amazing. 💜


to follow my journey check out my fitness instagram & facebook page.  && if you’re ready to start on YOUR journey, i want to help!  fill out these questions and we can discuss programs, meal plans, or tips & tricks!

Meal Plan / Sprinkles

Meal Plan Monday

05.08.17

it’s meal plan monday!  i try to meal plan every saturday (i used to meal plan on sundays but now my groceries are delivered on sundays!) & do my best to stick to the plan i create.  it helps keep me on a schedule and let’s me start my week off on the right foot.  I share those plans with you guys on mondays, in short and sweet posts– with links to recipes when applicable.

so let’s get down to it!

oh & in case you’re wondering – this is the meal planning pad i use! Read More

Fitness / Health / Workout Wrapup

Workout Wrap-up

05.03.17

HIIIIII.  as you can tell from this post one of the things that has really changed in my life over the last few months is my focus on health in general.  I’ve been working out consistently and eating healthy (80/20 for the win here) for the last four months and I’m seeing amazing results.  its wild what a small shift in how you look at food and workouts can change everything.

so because this has become such a huge part of my life now, I like to share a weekly recap of my workouts on Wednesdayyys. this is a new series and as always I welcome your feedback!  Do you love it? Do you hate it? TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS.  im very needy.  I’m sorry.

here’s how it works & what the formatting of the headings will look like:

Day – Activity/workout; Active Calorie Burn

then i’ll give you a brief overview of what happened that day/why i chose that workout/orrr any day specific thoughts i have!  at the end i’ll wrap it all up with my overall thoughts on the week or any goals i might have for the next week.  Questions?  leave them in the comments!  💃🏼 💦 💪🏻

M – 3 mile walk + total body cardio; 667 Move cals

I was scared about total body cardio and my knee feeling unstable during squats/kicks etc – but it ended up being really good!  this was a workout I tried to get out of and Frankie MADE me do, in the end I’m so glad I did it.

T – Upper Fix; 431 MOVE CALS

lately I’ve been looooving upper fix because it did nothing to my knee!  after this workout Frankie put together a spreadsheet to track our rep progression (so nerdy) and I’m sureee that’ll be super motivating as we move forward with these workouts!

– 3 mile walk + Lower Fix; 676 MOVE CALS

wednesday i walked home from work and we tackled lower fix.  my knee felt pretty good throughout it and i was pretty pleased about that!

T – 3 mile walk + Pilates fix; 529 MOVE CALS

i loveeeee walking home from work so that’s what i did on thursday! pilates fix was on the docket and autumn kickedddd my butt.

– 3 mile run + yoga fix; 642 MOVE CALS

UM friday was really freaking hot.  i went out for a run to see what i was going to be in for at the half marathon n Sunday and was KICKED in the butt with 85 degree weather.  i’m not a summer runner, i really struggle running through the heat (whichhhh is something i KNOW i need to get over if i’m training for the NYC marathon this year) and only making it 1.5 miles into the run before needing to stop because it was HOT was really discouraging.  thank goodness it wasn’t foreshadowing..

S – 3 mile walk + dirty 30; 498 MOVE CALS

Saturday was a low-key pre-race day!  Frankie and i tackled dirty 30 in the afternoon and then later that day i went on a walk with my girl frannddd taylor who was running shape with me. we chatted about the race and life and it was justttt perfect.

S – Shape Women’s half Marathon; 1,497 MOVE CALS

THIS HALF.  it was so amazing.  i got out there feeling super nervous because of friday’s sub-par run and then proceeded to RUN the whole thing and PR (by only 10 seconds but still) it felt great to be out there running and my knee didn’t hurt during the race (afterwardssss is another story for next week’s recap, but let’sss just say i ended up bumping my PT session forward a week).

Total Miles: 16.1 (Running)

wrap-up thoughts:

can i tell you i almost didn’t even write this post.  not because i’m too busy… because i’m in a workout/nutrition funk right now.   since the half marathon it’s been hard to be motivated becausemy knee started flaring up again and i went to PT and didn’t necessarily LOVE what he had to say (the basic overview was that i probably SHOULDN’T run my next half, i SHOULD take a few weeks off to heal, and i should avoid squats and lunges. ) but we can talk more about that later.

LAST WEEK was a great week and i just want to get back to it and stop feeling sorry for myself/discouraged.  that’s the goal. easier said than done obvi.


to follow my journey check out my fitness instagram & facebook page.  && if you’re ready to start on YOUR journey, i want to help!  fill out these questions and we can discuss programs, meal plans, or tips & tricks!

Appetizer / Poultry / Recipes / Snacks

Chicken Burrito Skillet

05.02.17

the easiest mexican dinner EVER... and like pretty good for you to boot! use it to make nachosss or tacos or BURRITOS what?! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS WERE ABOUT TO TALK ABOUT FOOD ON A FOOD BLOG?!

what the what? yeah. we are.  you know why? because it’s a special occasion.  its TACO TUESDAY on CINCO DE MAYO WEEK.  yeah.  it’s a thing.

soooo i’m bringin you the easiest skillet recipe.  YAS.   Read More

Meal Plan / Sprinkles

Meal Plan Monday

05.01.17

it’s meal plan monday!  i try to meal plan every saturday (i used to meal plan on sundays but now my groceries are delivered on sundays!) & do my best to stick to the plan i create.  it helps keep me on a schedule and let’s me start my week off on the right foot.  I share those plans with you guys on mondays, in short and sweet posts– with links to recipes when applicable.

so let’s get down to it!

oh & in case you’re wondering – this is the meal planning pad i use! Read More