Your Guide to Clean Eating Weekly Food Prep Via Calio

You’ve made the decision to begin a healthier lifestyle and one of the first things you do is head to the grocery store and fill your cart with healthy foods, including loads of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. You have a fridge full of healthy options and you’re full of good intentions, but then life creates some stumbling blocks. Too busy after your child’s soccer practice or too tired after a long day at work, and you end up getting takeout or heating up hot dogs for dinner – leaving much of that healthy food unused.

Making a list before hitting the grocery store is a great start, but after doing the shopping you’re still left with the task of cooking  – which can be difficult on those busy weeknights. So what are we to do?

Weekly food prep is a simple solution that will save you time and make eating healthy easier.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Grilling with Attitude Master Chef Pose

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This Week in Workouts: Another Sick Week

Hey all! I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday evening. We finished up this beautiful day with some creek play in Los Gatos.

Los Gatos Creek Trail Creek Walking

It was an absolutely gorgeous day and we had spent a lot of it inside with a lazy morning and then taking care of some stuff at the house, so it was nice to end with some outdoor time this evening.

Sorry to those of you who got more snow this weekend. Having grown up in NY I know what a bummer it is to get more snow this close to Easter. I’m sure you are all done with it.

Yesterday was a pretty good day too since I got in some me time, running some errands by myself and enjoying a pedicure and the best almond milk vanilla latte from Bellano Coffee, thanks to my in laws watching the kids while Doug was at a bike race.

Beeline Coffee Iced Almond Milk Vanilla Latte and a Pedicure

I was also glad to get in a good cardio workout after having some sick days (again!) this week. I feel like I frequently have an off week of workouts after having a couple of good ones and it was a bummer to lose my momentum and have to call in a sub for a couple of my Pilates classes after having two great weeks of workouts.

Here’s what the week looked like:

Monday: Strength/Flexibility – Teach Pilates
Tuesday: OFF
Wednesday: OFF
Thursday: Strength/Flexibility – Teach Pilates twice
Friday: Strength/Flexibility – Teach Pilates
Saturday: CardioTreadmill Calorie Blast + 10 min Hybrid Stationary Bike
Sunday: OFF

I had big plans to make it to BodyPump this morning since I missed lifting weights this week, but then decided to take advantage of my only day to sleep in instead. 9am wake up is glorious!

Also, I just have to post this picture that had on Instagram (follow me!) this week because it looks so much better larger. I love how fairytale/magical it looks in my in laws’ garden and I think I might buy a print for Emme’s new room.

Emme Magical Garden

 

Have a great week!

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Fashion Friday: Brand Matching

Back in high school one of our “spirit days” was mismatched day. So people wore colors that clashed, socks that didn’t match, etc. I remember those of us that didn’t participate joking about how wearing gold earrings and a silver necklace that day sort of counted. Then someone else laughed about wearing Nike and Adidas together.

Fast forward nearly 20 years (eek!) to a conversation Doug and I had in the car one day where he admitted to making an effort to have his cycling outfits brand match.

Even the bike matches!

Even the bike matches!

Now I understand the need to have an outfit color match–especially on those cycling clothes, mismatched would look awfully strange–but I’ve never given a second thought to mixing my Lulu with my Lucy with my Target.

Mixing brands

Target jacket, Lorna Jane top, Lululemon pants

Typically, all I think about is the exercise I’m doing that day (hello, Pilates!), the weather and the way the outfit looks together overall.

MixedMatched

Fabletics and VSX

Now, admittedly, it does feel pretty great to wear one whole matching outfit that goes together, like this one from Mizuno (right down to the shoes!) or the green one from Fabletics you’ve seen many times.

MizunoRunningGear

But in general, I buy my workout clothes with the intent to pair them with a variety of things I already own. If only I were so good about that with my regular clothes purchases!

Speaking of which, Cory Vines makes cute stuff that probably goes with a lot of what you have, so head on over and use code fitmama10 at checkout to get $10 off your purchase before April 1!

Do you brand match with workout clothes or otherwise?

Were you one to participate in your school’s spirit days?

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