Moving, Shaking, and Eating Plans plus a New Workout for the Week

Still struggling with the Monday time change crud.  Anyone else?  Whomp whomp.

To try and keep myself upbeat and motivated, let’s chat about the week ahead, shall we 🙂

Workout Plan For The Week

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  • Monday: PM Yoga Class
  • Tuesday: AM Run (likely treadmill)
  • Wednesday: Pilates Bar class (so excited)
  • Thursday: Rest/Walk Day
  • Friday: AM Run
  • Saturday: Likely skiing
  • Sunday: Longer run (5-6 miles)



I have hopes to squeezing in more strength training this week as well — in addition to what I have posted — by way of NTC App. I did quite a bit this weekend and just LOVE it.  Can’t get enough!

Meals for the Week

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  • BBQ Chicken quesadillas
  • Salad with grilled chicken
  • Open face sammies


The only meals we have groceries for as of right now. . . but we are SWIMMING in goodies and sweets, so you know I’m a happy girl.

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New Workout To Try

I’ve got a new treadmill workout that I am going to try this week that I want to share with you all.   After getting back outdoors and remember how much more enjoyable the outdoors are — I am going to need something to keep me motivated on the ol’ machine.

Welp, in searching the wonderful pinterest (Follow me on pinterest), I found just the motivation I needed.  Check her out

0:00-6:30 4.5 0.0 Warmup
6:30-7:30 5.0 0.0 Begin Incline Run Section
7:30-8:30 5.0 15.0
8:30-9:30 5.0 0.0
9:30-10:30 6.0 10.0
10:30-11:00 5.0 0.0
11:00-11:30 7.0-9.0 5.0
11:30-12:30 3.0 0.0 End Incline Run Section
12:30-13:30 3.0-4.0 0.0 Begin Sprints and Walks Section
13:30-14:30 8.0-10.0 0.0
14:30-15:15 3.0 0.0
15:15-16:00 8.5 0.0
16:00-16:30 3.0 0.0
16:30-17:00 9.0 0.0
17:00-18:00 3.0 0.0 End Sprints and Walks Section
18:00-19:00 6.0 0.0 Begin Endurance Section
19:00-20:00 6.5 0.0
20:00-21:00 7.0 0.0
21:00-22:00 7.5 0.0
22:00-23:00 8.0 0.0
23:00-24:00 3.0 0.0 End Endurance Section
24:00-24:30 6.0 0.0 Start Flat and Hills Section
24:30-25:00 6.0 6.0
25:00-25:30 6.0 0.0
25:30-26:00 8.0 0.0
26:00-26:30 3.0 0.0
26:30-27:00 7.0 0.0
27:00-27:30 7.0 6.0
27:30-28:00 7.0 0.0
28:00-28:30 8.5 0.0
28:30-29:00 3.0 0.0 End Flat and Hills Section
29:00-34:00 4.0 0.0 Cooldown

Note: this workout is geared toward experienced runners. Play around with the speeds as neccessary, but during the sprinting sections (anything noted on the chart above a speed of 8.0), allow yourself to be challenged at your max capacity.

I found this on and know that it is exactly what I need to switch things up.  It looks TOUGH, and I do plan to change up the speeds and incline a little (our treadmills don’t go above 12), but generally plan to keep it to this plan.  Looks good, right?

Question of the Afternoon:  What is a new workout that you’ve tried and loved lately?

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I Want My Hour Back

Good morning everyone.



Was it way more challenging than you expected to get up this morning, or was it just me?  Zach and I were in bed by our normal hour, but when my alarm went off this morning, I could have cried.  It seemed like I had lost WAY more than an hour, and am not really sure why?  Mental, maybe?  Either way, I slept in until the very last moment that I could, and even crawl back into bed for about 5 minutes after I was ready. . . woof.    Hopefully tomorrow will be easier!


Good thing yesterday was pretty much the perfect Sunday to make up for the hour lost (don’t get me wrong . . . I am already loving the extra hour of sunshine. . . just gonna need to catch my body up).


I started the morning with a beautiful, PERFECT WEATHER, run around our neighborhood.



I ran on the trails near our place



And ended up running a loop around Sports Authority Stadium (where the Bronco’s play, about a mile loop or so).



The run ended up being a very hilly and slow-ish 5 miles which was exactly what I was going for.  My legs were SORE thanks to all the strength training I had done the day before, but thankfully I just kept ’em moving and they didn’t give out on me.

Thanks to daylight savings I was running a little behind and had to hurry into the shower to get ready by the time I finished.



I had a meet up with a new friend and blogger at a really cool spot in our neighborhood that I’ve mentioned many times, LOLA.  Before I knew it 3 hours had passed.   I guess that’s what happens when you have a TON to chat about 🙂  I love brunches like that, they’re my favorite!  Oh. . . and I love guac.  Yup.



The city was CRAZY thanks to the GORG weather we were having.  I was shocked by how many people were out and about on my walk home.



I picked Zach and I up some coffee on my way back home and sat outside on our patio to enjoy the sun and some magazine reading.  Really, does it get any better?



Oh yes, it does.  A package and up-coming giveaway on Chocolate Medals.  I am VERY excited about this one, let me tell you!  I actually reached out to the company myself to see if they’d be willing to work with me because I LOVE their products so much.



We relaxed the rest of the afternoon with windows and doors open.  Seriously, words can’t describe how perfect the weather was yesterday.  And extra sunshine, hello?!

By about 630 we realized we should probably get to working on dinner . . .

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Which of course was pizza (and greens for me).

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Zach’s pizza. . .

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My pizza 🙂

And I ended the night like I do every other night, on a sweet note.

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But that’s part of the giveaway so I’ll chat about that later 🙂

And since this post is already majorly long now, I’ll leave you all here.  BUT, I’ll be back later with a workout and food plan for the week!  Happy Monday all.