On The Table


Life has been such a blur lately. We spent another weekend on the road, making a trip to my alma matter. It felt great to be back on EIU’s campus, but between late nights at work and nonstop weekend commitments, it feels like I’ve barely had time to breathe. Amidst all the craziness, my workout and eating habits have taken a serious hit over the past month. Somehow, I let them fall to the bottom of my priority list. And it’s made me feel awful — physically and mentally.

This week, I’m determined to turn that around and make myself a priority. Because my work schedule is often unpredictable, I have to plan ahead in order to stick to any sort of routine. I’ve marked all of my workouts on my calendar, right alongside all my work meetings. I also made a giant grocery list yesterday and planned out five meals I’ll make for dinner this week. Because it’s just the two of us, we always have plenty of leftovers to take for lunches.

I got started yesterday  by making a batch of Italian sausage spaghetti sauce and this life-changing Chimichurri Roasted Chicken from Love and Olive Oil. Here’s what else I’m putting on the table this week:


Monday: Tacos (using leftover roasted chicken)
Tuesday: Speedy Shepherd’s Pie
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja 
Thursday: Mini Turkey Meatloaves
Friday: Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I’m prepping all of the meals the night before by chopping any ingredients and mixing any sauces I can ahead of time. Hopefully it will make life easier and help me feel like myself again. Here’s to a great week ahead!

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