A New Plan

Good morning! I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day yesterday!

I had a fun surprise waiting on my doorstep when I woke up.


A present from my dad! Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating all the loved ones in your life.


And I will be celebrating those giant peppermint patties 🙂

I usually leave a trail of Hershey kisses for the kid’s to find in the morning, but this year I made a series of different clues that lead them to a special Valentine’s Day surprise.


They loved following the clues around the house to find their surprise!

After the kids went to school, I went to the gym. I am still taking it easy, so I did the following stretches/exercises for my hip and glutes:

  • clam shells
  • bridges
  • one-legged bridges
  • band walking side-to-side
  • lying glute stretch
  • plank
  • side plank

Yesterday’s plank day #14 – 1:30. I finished my workout with an easy 30 minutes on the Arc trainer.



I have really been trying hard to eat better lately.

Yogurt with granola:


Fajitas on lettuce wraps with salt-free seasoning:


Veggie pizza with apples:


I really would like to lose a little weight and really focus on toning. Weight loss is all about eating healthy and clean. That’s the part that I sometimes struggle with because I love my sweets, but I really have some goals that I would like to accomplish. I will be starting a new diet plan on Monday and will be a bit different from how I eat now and I really hope it’ll help me see results.

I love working out and could spend all day in the gym. It’s the eating part that I struggle with and that’s the most important part! I am excited about starting this new plan, and I really hope I can follow it perfectly.

Today, is Jaden’s birthday party with his friends from school and tomorrow is his family party. It’s going to be a busy weekend!

Have a great day!

  • What’s harder for you? Eating good or exercising?


Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out

10 Responses to A New Plan

  1. I do really well for a few days of eating then I fall back into my old habits…aka having no will power.

  2. Your dad is so sweet to make you a valentine’s goody box! I have recently discovered Clam shells and want to incorporate them in my regular stretching routine. I’m usually pretty good with both exercise and eating healthy, but I certainly do like sweets! Have a good weekend!

  3. Amy

    That was so sweet of your dad. Ya for get to 1:30 holding plank

  4. Those fajita lettuce wraps look really good!

  5. keymaster

    Just did my first plank in a long time…1:31.00 my wife did one with me and her time was 2:02.00. Thanks for the inspiration!!
    That was nice of your dad to leave you a valentine. Don’t you just love surprises…

  6. Summer

    Cant wait to hear what you are doing, you inspire me 🙂

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