38 weeks, here we are! The kids are done school and the schedule is wide open!


My latest obsession is having kale salad with ranch dressing! I shared a whole foods recipe last week for the raw ranch, and here is another from the RAWTARIAN – food process all that!

  • 1 1/4 cups cashews soaked overnight (or for a few hours)
  • 3/4 cup water (or a little more)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey) (or maple syrup)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Add some hemp seeds, or roasted pumpkin seeds that my foodie friend shared with me and it’s delicious!!  I forgot how good roasted pumpkin seeds are! And filling with their protein content!

Workouts this week looked good! I had a good day where I ran around the track in between sets, and another day of crazy squats!
Monday was SQUAT TIL YA DROP by Unite Fitness. Drop baby drop!

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Tuesday was a TRX workout with laps in between the sets!

Wednesday a Blonde Ponytail workout that I’ve done often:

Elliptical one mile
50 thrusters 25#
40 OH walking lunges 35#
30 sit ups on a ball
20 ground to overhead 35# plate
10 pull ups (assisted)
20 ground to OH
30 situps
40 walking lunges
50 thrusters
1 mile elliptical

OH squats
kettlebell swings
sit ups

and elliptical


grabbed part of a unite fitness workout that flew by!

Saturday – off
Sunday – walked 4+ miles with my good friend – we usually run that route together!  Hoping to get things going here 🙂


Last week I barely followed the meal plan. Things popped up and leftovers were available + what was in the fridge!
So I will be repeating things from last week. We have a hot week coming up, so I’m trying to stick with fresh, cool foods!

Sunday – think I’ll make this to bring to a BBQ:

Quinoa with diced red onion, bell pepper, avocado, fresh fennel, cannellini beans, carrots, almonds, currants, mint, citrus vinaigrette, hemp seeds. Served on a bed of marinated kale and romaine

Monday – a Buddha Bowl! Either this one that I have not tried or this one by Minimalist Baker!

With the delicious dressing, pick any veggies and you’ll eat them!

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Tuesday – veg breaded chicken sandwiches with (fake) bacon, avocado lettuce, tomato & cut up veggies

Wednesday – a leftovers/flex day/ breakfast for dinner. One night this week we had nice cream for dinner 🙂

Thursday –  Fresh veggies salad with beans + this looks so good but too wintery??

Friday –  Meatball sliders via Chef Chloe and vegan nachos

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Saturday –  A variation of Ultimate Green Taco Wraps OSG / fish tacos maybe as a salad?

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The biggest challenge that I have is that my husband is a meat-eater. He is great about trying all of this stuff but when it comes down to eating out and BBQs I get frustrated at the options for the kids.  Any mixed families out there where you are a vegan or vegetarian and your family is not? I try to handle with a sense of balance, but find eating out the worst with kids options!

Maybe next week I’ll have a baby 🙂



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