Thursday, March 26, 2009

Weekly Menu/Exercise Plan

I'll be doing my first 5k of 2009 this week! Saturday is the Habitat for Humanity 5k, and I'm hoping to run it around 32:00. I haven't driven the course, so I don't know about the hills, but Bloomington is pretty hilly. I'm not too thrilled at the weather forecast for Saturday morning, 40ish and rainy... not good! Oh well, I'm still excited to get in a race!
Saturday night we'll be going out to eat. I've been holding onto a gift card to Cheeseburger in Paradise for quite a while now, so we're going to go. They don't post their nutritional information, which is a bummer... and generally means everything is bad for you! But they do have the option to sub in a veggie burger or they have St. Bart's chicken, which doesn't look terrible. Either way, I'm going to have a heavy workout day Saturday to make up for it! We're expecting scattered rain all week, so I'm going to hopefully plan the right days to run outside!

Sat: Exercise - 5k in the morning, 1 mile walk back to the car after the race, and No More Trouble Zones
Dinner - St. Bart's Chicken at Cheeseburger in Paradise

Sun: Exercise - (Rain on the forecast) Hopefully walk/run with Pumpkin, Banish Fat/Boost Metabolism DVD
Dinner - Jerk Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pineapple, Grilled Jerk Veggie Kebabs

Mon: Exercise - Run 4 miles, Shred L3
Dinner - Homemade Gluten Free Veggie Lovers Pizza, Italian Salad

Tue: Exercise - Banish Fat/Boost Metabolism, (Rain in forecast) Hopefully walk Pumpkin
Dinner - Turkey, Artichoke and Red Pepper Quesadillas, Warm Spinach Salad

Wed: Exercise - Run 3 Miles, Shred L2, Walk Pumpkin
Dinner - Lentil and Goat Cheese Patties, Mashed Cauliflower, Kale Chips

Thurs: Exercise - Run 3 Miles, No More Trouble Zones
Dinner - Pomegranate Glazed BBQ Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Salad

Fri: Exercise - Off! Walk/Clean the house
Dinner - Pea and Tofu Tortellini with Greens


  1. Looks like a delicious menu this week! Any week that includes both sweet potatoes and tortellini is a dream for me. I always avoid eating burgers out - there is just no way to make them healthier and I have no desire to eat 1000+ calories in one sitting.

    Good luk with the 5K! You will do great, and congrats on the loss.

  2. Ashley – congrats on your amazing work so far! You are already an inspiration.

    Glad you are coming to visit Cheeseburger in Paradise tomorrow. Which location are you going to?

    A couple suggestions on menu items – the salmon with the sauce on the side, or grilled or blackened, would be a great option, or the calypso chicken salad (minus the tortilla strips), with dressing on the side.

    Let us know what you think, and check out our Facebook Fan Club when you get a chance too (just search Cheeseburger in Paradise Fan Club).