1.24.2016

Weekly Menu - 3

This week I came up with the plan of 1 option for lunch each for the week and two dinner options to share. This really simplifies our evenings because I can cook a big batch in advance and spend more time with Jacob when I get home from teaching spin class.

Lunch

  • Jessica - Trader Joe's Black Bean and Jack Cheese burritos
  • Jacob - Sandwiches
Dinner
I basically just increase all of the ingredients in order to provide enough meals for the both of us for the work week.

1.10.2016

Weekly Menu - 2

This weeks picks:

Lunch and Dinner Mains:
Sides:

1.03.2016

Weekly Menu - 1

Every weekend I try to plan out the food that we will be serving up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner M-F. Jacob prefers to eat out, so I have to try and keep it fresh so his meals aren't wasted!

Breakfast:
Jacob is on a smoothie kick, so I leave him to his own devices in the morning.
I will probably whip up eggs and salsa all week.
Lunch and Dinner Mains:
  • Crunchy Oven-Fried Cheese Ravioli // How Sweet It Is - I made these for dinner Sunday night and used the left over breading on our chicken for a few days lunch.
  • Marinate-All-Day Baked Parmesan Chicken // Kalyn's Kitchen 
  • Grilled chicken - Jacob will mix and match our seasonings and grill them in a skillet (I guess it's not technically grilling) - This is super handy on the nights when I get home late from teaching spin class because he's much better at simple chicken than I am.
Lunch and Dinner Sides:
Weekends are full of mixing up whatever we have left, eating out, and always one meal of pizza.

1.01.2016

TWENTY SIXTEEN

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Let's do a quick recap of last years goals and how they went:
I worked out more, got a little bit stronger, ran more than I did in 2014, cooked every single week, retired from pole and parkour because my interests changed, didn't worry or waste time on dating until I spotted Jacob.
So now the big questions is what do I want to do with 2016? And I really have no idea!

I guess I'll start with this:
  1. Get It Tight, Get It Right: Fitness is something that's always a work in progress, whether it's working to get smaller, stronger, or just staying active. Even though my goals change throughout the year, I know that I will make this a priority in my life this year....it's also my side job.
  2. Run Girl: I would like to continue to court running, and maybe even see if I can get Jacob in on a weekly run with me. Maybe even get some 5K under our 2016 belt. If all goes well and my knees don't say "No!" Then I'll see about a half marathon next winter.
  3. Bitches in Kitchens: I am kinda of killing it at preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner (most days). This year I want to continue to do that (spend less on eating out) while trying new recipes and finding a balance between good food and good for you food.
  4. Dating: Obviously this is a top priority since I have Jacob. I want to continue to grow in love and life with him.
  5. Finances: When this joins the resolutions list you know you are now a full blown adult! Basically just spend less and save more while also paying off my credit card. 
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12.28.2015

2015: The Year Of Quality Not Quantity

This year was kind of awesome. Going into it I knew that I would be more settled down and I really wanted to focus more on substantial friendship. Mission accomplished.



  • Kicked the year off with NYE at Red Door.
  • Pizza night in the burbs
  • a few good weeks of Sunday brunching with Rox and Kate
  • Perm TOTY Party in Austin
  • Amanda turned 30! We had hibachi and a skate party!
  • 3rd Annual Forever Alone Together - we saw 50 Shades of Grey (cliche, I know)
  • Marshall had a wedding
  • Charlie Turned 1!
  • Cellie's Karaoke Bach party and wedding were fun!
  • Sven & Stacy moved :(
  • I met O-Town (OMG.OMG.OMG.)
  • Went to Mexico - twice
  • Critical Mass
  • I turned 29
  • Bennida's NOLA Bach & two weddings
  • I held a tiger cub - twice
  • Carolyn moved to Austin - so dinner dates are a more regular occurrence
  • Jacob. (He's been the best part of this year.)
  • Meeting his parents and mine.
  • Front row at Justin Bieber
  • BodyPump training
  • Vegas
  • Blizzard and cancelled flights for Christmas