Sunday, December 21, 2014

Menu Plan Monday #66-Christmas Menu

Seriously, I know you've seen it all over the internet, but I cannot believe we are already at the week of Christmas. Next week we roll in to 2015!

I've been thinking a lot about this past year and so much has happened. I won't dive into it all in this post but my word, it feels like we packed at least 3 years into this wonder we are all so tired! haha

But, lets take a look at what workouts I packed into last week and what I will be doing this week:
Last week:
Monday: Max Interval Circuit-actual Max cardio conditioning
Tuesday: 4.5 mile run-actual Max Interval Circuit
Wednesday: Rest-Acutal Max Interval Plyo
Thursday: Max Interval Circuit- Actual Max Interval Circuit
Friday: Max Recovery-Actual Rest, but lots of errands & tons of walking I was exhausted really lo
Saturday: Max Interval Plyo-Actual Max Recovery
Sunday: 3.5 mile run and stretching-Actual Core Cardio & Balance

This week: 
It is going to be raining all week. If I can fit in a run I will, but not going to force anything.
Monday: Max Interval Circuit
Tuesday: Max Interval Plyo
Wednesday: Max Cardio Conditioning & Cardio Abs
Thursday: Max Recovery...after breakfast, presents, and all the rest.
Friday: Max Interval Circuit
Saturday: Core Cardio and Balance plus mile run
Sunday: Mile run & stretch

Here is what we have planned:
Monday: Crafts at home, finish Christmas Tree, dinner out for the kiddo's birthday, sleepover-Done and a total success!

Tuesday: Go to the lunchtime Christmas concert at The National Ballet and Opera because they are doing carols & lunch with my hubby/her daddy-Done! Check out the post here.
Wednesday: Free lunchtime concert at Concertgebrouw, the Rijkmuseum and check out the boat exhibit finally and ice skate at the rink outside the museum-Skipped, after our workouts we were too exhausted to go anywhere or do anything.
Thursday: Movie marathon day & dinner at a friend's house-Done! Only it was a Gilmore Girls Marathon lol
Friday: Read-a-thon and craft day-Skipped...we finish our christmas shopping and ran errands.

Saturday: Cinderella at the National Ballet and Opera and dinner out, do a walk around to see all the Christmas lights.-Done! What a fab day!

Sunday: Football day; rest, relax, rejuvenate.-Done! Worked on some crafts, got a great deal on a Christmas present so alles goed! :)

Since everyone is on break/vacation I am going to do a day by day breakdown for breakfasts and lunches instead of just options.

Monday: Peanut butter banana cinnamon toast
Tuesday: Cereal with banana and chia seeds
Wednesday: Smoothies with spinach and chia seeds for added protein
Thursday: Christmas Day: Cinnamon Rolls
Friday: leftovers
Saturday: Peanut butter banana cinnamon toast
Sunday: leftovers

Monday: Split pea soup and half a grilled cheese (will just be hubby & I so we will eat small)
Tuesday: Chicken sliders with fried apples and sugar snap peas and salad
Wednesday: Lunch out
Thursday: Christmas Day: Snack on smoked meat, baguette, cheese, fruit
Friday: Ham and cheese crescent rolls and salad
Saturday: Omelets with bacon, cheese, veggies, salad
Sunday: Tomato soup and half a grilled cheese

Monday: Burger sliders with salad, corn, and broccoli
Tuesday: Tacos with salad
Wednesday: Christmas Eve: Brown sugar glazed pork chops with fried apples, mashed potatoes and gravy and broccoli and salad; dessert: caramel apple tart with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream 
Thursday: Christmas Day: Chicken Wings, fried rice with mixed veggies, leftover tart
Friday: Brats with peppers, mushrooms, cheese, and leftover side dishes
Saturday: Teriyaki glazed steak bites with any leftovers or salad, baked potato/sweet potato bites, and mixed veggies
Sunday: Honey Balsamic Chicken Tenders, homemade fries, sugar snap peas

Activities, Week 2 of Christmas Break, Week 1 of Christmas Vacation for the hubs:
Monday: Watch horse riding (kiddo), hubby and I will just laze around, watch a movie, craft and play games
Tuesday: Hubby & kiddo go Christmas Shopping, I will take a trip to the Amstelveen Mall because I haven't been and I want to see all the Christmas hubbub
Wednesday: Christmas Lunch Concert at Concertgbouw, ice skating, Stadelijk Museum
Thursday: Christmas Day, the kiddo wants to stay home so we will do presents, workout, and watch movies all day
Friday: Trip downtown to Nemo Science Center
Saturday: Trip to the Rijksmuseum
Sunday: Rest and relax, nice bike ride if it is sunny

So, that is our week in a nutshell, what are you up to this week?

Btw, I am linking up at Mommy Run Fast, Jill Conyers, and I'm an Organizing Junkie! Come join the parties!


  1. We love making cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast, too! Your holiday menu sounds delicious. We won't be cooking this time. Have a wonderful week!!

  2. Everything looks really delicious, and great job with those workouts, sounds like you'll continue to be very busy! Happy holidays!

  3. Awesome job with the workouts. You're a beast! Plyo is one of those types of workouts that I want to like but just can't seem to get into it. Or I can's get passed the feeling that it's just too much impact with a regular running schedule.

  4. Your Christmas dinner menu sounds delicious!! We do the same breakfast as you every year!!

  5. What a fun week and you did do great with exercising! Thanks for sharing your menu plan and what you did this week with #SmallVictoriesSundaylinkup.