Monday, October 28, 2013

Week in review + Honey Crisp Apple Oatmeal Recipe

Happy Monday fitness friends!  I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. I went to a kickboxing class on Friday night, it was the first time I have worked out anywhere but home in over 2 years, that is hard to believe!  It was a great class and really challenging, I woke up sore in places I haven't been sore in for a while.  Then Saturday the hubby and I had a date night, which was nice and yesterday we had a family party for a few cousins of mine that were in town visiting.  What did you do over the weekend?  Do you stay active or take a few rest days? 

Like I mentioned over last week, I have finally gotten back into my weight lifting groove.  I got 6 days of workouts in and a day of rest.  I was also able to keep my eating on track, and I feel like I am eating more normal after the whole IIFYM debacle.  How was your week?  Are you working on achieving some goals or are you in a maintenance phase?

Here is my week in review:
Monday- Chest/arms
Tuesday- Kickboxing legs and abs
Wednesday- Back and shoulders and kickboxing legs
Thursday- kickboxing legs and yoga meltdown
Friday- Kickboxing class
Saturday: Legs and yoga meltdown
Sunday: Rest!

This week will look mostly like last week, except I will do my kickboxing class on Saturday morning and legs on Friday.  I am looking forward to another great week.  What do you have planned for your week in fitness?

My menu for this week is pretty simple, and since my hubby is doing a Biggest Loser competition at his gym, we will be making a lot of food so we have healthy eats on hand!
Chicken and veggies, baked potatoes or sweet potatoes
Salmon and Brussels sprouts
Mexican night- black beans, brown rice and ground beef with a salad
We always make extra to have leftovers for lunch.
Breakfast is usually Ezekiel Sprouted grain toast, eggs and fruit or oatmeal and eggs.  I will probably make some peanut butter pancakes this week too.  What is on your menu?

This morning I made oatmeal with honey crisp apples and walnuts.  It was the perfect bowl of oatmeal for a chilly fall morning.  It was filling and tasty and will keep me full and ready for my morning workout.  I paired it with a ham (Applegate, nitrate free) and feta cheese omelet.  The perfect meal to start my day.  Here is the recipe for the oatmeal.  It is delicious!

Honey Crisp Apple Walnut Oatmeal
1/2 fresh honey crisp apple
1/2 cup oatmeal, uncooked
1 cup water/milk or milk alternative
5 walnuts
cinnamon to taste

Instructions :
1. Boil water or milk add oatmeal and simmer until water is absorbed
2. While oats are cooking chop up apple to small pieces
3. Place cooked oatmeal in a bowl,  mix in apples, walnuts and cinnamon. Enjoy!

A few notes this week:  
-I have added a testimonial page from some clients I have worked with. 
-I have added a services page with some awesome online personal training packages.

Have a wonderful week!  As always I would love to hear from you.  If you have a topic you would like to read about or if you have any questions please email me at!