I am holding strong to my February goals of closing my Apple Watch rings everyday and cycling over 50 miles over 4 spin classes. I integrated Saturday morning Cycle Beats to my fitness regimen and I am soaring this month! I love walking in the spin studio and let the beats carry me away! The … More February Week 2 Meal Plan : Follow the Beat!
Farewell January! February is here and I am ready for it: new month, new intentions. I like to kick off a new month by making a list of short term goals I want to achieve. It helps me get the most out of each day and gives me a renewed sense of purpose. For this … More February Week 1 Meal Plan : New Month, New Intentions.
The end of January is finally in sight. I feel finally 100% back in the saddle between healthier eating and updating my fitness regimen. Even though I did not accomplish all of the health goals I had set for myself this month, I reset a good healthy foundation that should help me soar into February. … More January Week 4 Meal Plan : Reset, Recharge, Recommit.
I don’t know about you but my January has been off to a bumpy start. Between traveling back from Canada with a nasty cold, getting re-accustomed to the idea of a 5 day work week and going back to the gym, I have not been basking in “New Year New You” vibes until this week … More January Week 2 Meal Plan : Back in the Saddle!
A super busy week end and an even busier week ahead calls for a simplified meal plan this week. Stores are beginning to stock bone-in hams for the holiday so I decided to center my meal plan around this staple item. LUNCHES Option A: Salt and Pepper Roasted Chicken Breast, Quinoa, Steamed Brussels Sprouts and … More December Week 3 Meal Plan : Run Run Rudolph!
I get my passion for cooking and entertaining from my Mom so needless to say that cooking together is something we enjoy tremendously. I took advantage of her trip to San Francisco to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon with her, cooking some of her favorite comfort foods that I weaved into this week’s meal plan. … More December Week 2 Meal Plan : Cooking with Mom
After a week full of indulging, it’s time to reset. Resetting at EffortlesslyChuck doesn’t mean going on a full detox but returning to our regular weekly eating habits and asking ourselves “What are we in the mood for”? This week I am craving flavorful dishes that are dense in nutrients. With this in mind, I … More Meal Plan for December Week 1 : Time to Reset
Food shopping at this time of the year is great fun as you can feel the anticipation building up around Thanksgiving. Pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice everything and baking supplies move front and center at the grocery store as we get ready to celebrate. This week is action packed so I made sure all of our … More Meal Plan for November Week 2