The Berger Bungalow: October 9-15 Meal + Fitness Plan

October 9-15 Meal + Fitness Plan
Posted on:10.10.2016


I have really struggled with working out and eating healthy since around the time that we first started house hunting. Now, with Ian being in grad school in the evenings, I just haven’t gotten back into the swing of being healthy because as much as I love to cook, I hate doing it for just myself. On the nights that he is in school, I will find myself tired from work and instead of cooking something healthy, I’ll just eat ice cream, chips and cheese dip, or cheese and crackers so that I don’t have to put any effort into it. Creating this “meal and fitness plan” will hopefully keep me accountable and on track to start feeling healthier. When I eat correctly and workout, I have so much more energy, my hair, skin and nails look better, and I just feel good! I also work around kids and when I eat healthier, I get sick less - that is always a plus! 

Meal Plan

This week, I decided to pre-plan most of my meals so I can’t fall off the wagon! Ian and I grilled tons of chicken for our salads, I made a few meals in advance for my dinners, and I have a bunch of vegetables to throw into the steamer, as well. My goal for this week is to eat REAL, minimally processed food that is organic and provide tons of benefits. So, here is what our meals are going to look like this week:

Sunday
Brunch: Eggs with leftover organic, grass fed bison steak from Saturday night.
Dinner: Turkey chili (new recipe - will post it soon)

Monday
Breakfast: Green smoothie (new recipe - will post it soon)
Lunch: Salad w/ chicken, cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, cheese
Dinner: Meatloaf with leftover Brussels from Saturday

Tuesday
Breakfast: Green smoothie
Lunch: Salad w/ chicken, cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, cheese
Dinner: Leftover Chicken Tikka Masala

Wednesday
Breakfast: Green smoothie
Lunch: Salad w/ chicken, cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, cheese
Dinner: Leftover chili

Thursday
Breakfast: Green smoothie
Lunch: Salad w/ chicken, cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, cheese
Dinner: Leftover meatloaf

Friday
Breakfast: Green smoothie
Lunch: Salad w/ chicken, cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, cheese
Dinner: Chicken quesadilla

Saturday
Breakfast: Green smoothie
Lunch: Salad w/ chicken, cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, cheese
Dinner: Vegetable plate

With each dinner, I will have a good majority of the plate filled with the vegetables that I am going to cook this evening - I have turnip greens, brussels, cauliflower, butternut squash, carrots, and broccoli. 

For snacks, I have pears, string cheese, yogurt, pineapple and lara bars. 

For dessert (because I am a choco-holic), I am really going to try my best to limit it, but I am allowing myself s’mores on Sunday because we are having a bonfire, and for the rest of the week, I’m limiting it to just Halo Top Ice cream. YUM.


Fitness Plan

So, Ian and I have this “bet” going on. If I get in 10,000 steps at least 20 days this month and/or workout three times a week, AND if he loses 10 pounds by the end of the month, we are going to a new restaurant that I have really been wanting to try! I figured this is an awesome way to push ourselves to workout and become healthier. I delayed my Pure Barre membership while we have been getting settled in to our house because I just wasn’t able to work, do everything needed around here and go to class, but it starts back up at the end of December and I am just SO excited about that. In the mean time, this is what I’m trying to do this week:

My goal for this week is to get in three HIIT workouts (Monday, Wednesday + Saturday) AND get 10,000 steps each day Monday through Saturday. Lets hope I can do it! 

Here are a few items that I am LOVING for workouts:




Is anyone else trying to eat healthier and workout more? What are your favorite healthy recipes that I need to try?! Have a great week, everyone!

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