Monday, June 8, 2015

Weekly Menu, #21 +T25/P90X3 Schedule Week 3

Before I get on to business I feel like this weekend's epic-ness deserves a little recap..

Friday I wasn't at home all day. I started it off with a 5 a.m. bike ride picnic with the teenager. It was the best. Next time we do this we are going to bike all the way downtown to see it over the Ij. The teenager thinks I'm a little insane but deep down I know she loves it. 

Then, I rode a total of 36km +/- with my friend to Muiderslot Castle. 

After that the teenager and I headed to the beach. Still pretty epic, but as soon as we got there the skies opened up on us. We still enjoyed the opportunity to sit in the ocean-front restaurant and enjoyed watching the storm. 

We did manage to put our feet in the ocean before we left though!

Saturday we went to a polish-style housewarming. I brought my typical Dutch treat housewarming gift/what I lay out for guests when they come to our house the first time and are new to The Netherlands. It consists of Vla, these s'more's -ish waffles, and stroopwafels, usually I put some haggelslag in there as well, but I forgot sadly.

Sunday was Amstelanndag which was a festival highlighting all the fun stuff to do near my house. This is the same area as I take you through in my post from last week, a Spring Bike Ride through the Dutch Countryside.

It was a packed weekend, I am hoping to make this next week a little more low key, but since quite a bit of sun is predicted I doubt that will happen! haha

One more thing before moving on..if you haven't linked up your travel posts with our #Reasons2travel link-up please to so here!

Last week was very successful. I joined a group of ladies who are determined to work out everyday this month, even if it is just an easy walk or stretching. Just doing something everyday to keep in the fitness groove and remind us why we aren't hogging down on hot dogs and m and m's! haha So, even though my workout schedule wasn't exactly like I had planned here is what I did do...
Sunday: Rest/Stretch-Yoga
Monday: T25 Alpha Cardio/P90X3 The Warrior-Piyo Sweat (late, late, late at night) plus 10km biking running errands
Tuesday: T25 Lower Focus/P90X 3 MMX
Wednesday: T25 Ab Intervals/P90X3 Agility X + 50km biking and sight seeing-I was exhausted
Thursday: T25 Speed 1.0/P90X3 Pilates-Workout with the teenager-HIIT Run and a half hour stair workout
Friday: T25 Total Body Circuit/P90X3 Dynamix-36+km bike ride sightseeing...I decided to sleep when I got home to recover after being in the hot, hot, hot sun all day.
Saturday: Blogilates 100 Burpee Burnout/T25 Cardio-Yoga. I was really sore and my hips were all out of whack.

I've learned a bit about myself this past week. I am going to keep up the double workouts as I've been completing a lot, but I do need to focus and start getting up earlier to get my workouts completed before I start going for the day. I hate working out late in the evening, so getting up with the sun will be helpful for me I think. 

This week's workouts:
Sunday: P90X Stretch
Monday: Dynamic core/MMX
Tuesday: Speed 2.0/Accelerator
Wednesday: Core Cardio/Decelerator
Thursday: Pilates X/Cardio
Friday: Total Body Circuit/Agility X
Saturday: X3 Yoga-then we are sight seeing so keeping it short :)

Last week: 
  • Get gifts mailed out (one is really belated, so I really have to get to the post office)-Done!
  • Stick to workouts and menu-Done!
  • Get the courage to list a few items I've made in my Etsy store-Still not done :(
  • Visit two more museums on my list-Done! I managed the Hermitage and Amsterdam Museum
  • Take two bike rides-Done! One to Amsterdam Noord, the other to Muiderslot.
This week:
  • Visit two more museums on my list
  • Sight seeing trip to Enkhuizen
  • Stick to menu and workouts
  • Increase unique page views by 100 this week
  • Actually list the items in my Etsy shop
  • Find at least 3 link parties to link up to each day
  • Post more content on my Facebook page, increase interaction

  • Sunday: Granola with banana slices
  • Strawberries and cream oatmeal x2
  • Acai Bowl x2
  • Friday: Egg scramble with toast
  • Saturday: French toast with berries


  • Sunday: Omelettes, toast (homemade bread), nectarine slices
  • Monday: Half a baked potato topped with mixed veggies
  • Tuesday: Sandwiches
  • Wednesday: Leftovers
  • Thursday: Sandwiches
  • Friday: Leftovers
  • Saturday: Picnic of hard boiled eggs, bread and butter, fruit, cheese
  • Sunday: Tacos/taco salad
  • Monday: BBQ chicken breasts with sugar snap peas and brown rice
  • Tuesday: Lentils topped with BBQ chicken (leftover), and mixed veggies
  • Wednesday: Hubby's last night here so we will eat out
  • Thursday: Coconut crusted fish with mango rice
  • Friday: Veggie pad thai with any leftovers
  • Saturday: Eat out...will be doing a lot of sight seeing so hope to find some where scenic and unique to eat dinner.

That is it for me this week! Tell me, what makes for the perfect weekend for you?

P.S. Linking up with Mommy Run Fast, Jill Conyers, and I'm an Organizing Junkie and Single Mother Ahoy.


  1. You are so organised! This is what I want my life to be like!

    I admire you for the 5am bike ride! I bet it was fabulous as well!

    Laura x x x

  2. Wow, it's so pretty where you live! You did so well with your goals too. Believe in yourself and get your stuff on etsy. I'm sure it's fab xx

  3. Brilliant goals, so comprehensive! Can't wait to see how you got on with them!
    I publish a list of daily linkys at the end of the Weekend Blog Hop each week which might help with your goal to join linkys. Thanks for joining in with #GoalsForGreatness!