Plan With Me: Meal Plan + Workouts for the Week

January 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Erica House in Fitness | Life

Happy Sunday, lovelies! With the new year, and my new obsession with planners, I’m starting a new Sunday series. I’ll be sharing what I’ll be doing to food prep for the week, as well as my workout plan. I love seeing what others do for the week and sharing my plan on Sunday will force me to get my sh!t together and get back into weekend food prepping!

I spent some time Saturday decorating my Happy Planner for the week. I always cover up the morning, afternoon and night titles of the planner and divide mine into blog work, work, and personal.


I have a lot more I need to get done this week but I’ll have to add to the planner as I go. Little man has been getting up every 90ish minutes at night so my brain isn’t fully functioning at the moment!IMG_1305

I am so excited about meals for the week! For lunch I’ll be alternating between two quick dishes. My Mom got me hooked on these burrito bowls while I was living with them for a few weeks while Travis drove to Alaska. It’s so simple; a huge bed of lettuce,  brown rice, tomatoes, olives, beans, and onions. I season it with salt and pepper, and then drizzle buffalo ranch over it. I usually use quick cooking brown rice but made up a huge batch of traditional brown rice a few days ago and it tastes so much betterBurrio bowl

My other favorite lunch lately has been corndog muffins. It’s totally not the healthiest things possible…but mama likey. My original recipe made them gluten free and vegan, but I’m ultra lazy now so I just use cheap old Jiffy mix and toss into two cut up veggie dogs. Takes about 5 minutes to prep and cooks in 15!Corndog muffins

Dinner this week is cauliflower and pea macaroni and cheese. I love meals that incorporate vegetables so I don’t have to worry about making sides. This recipe blends in an entire head of cauliflower (although I’m using frozen this week) and 1/2-1 cup of peas (depending on your preference.)Cauliflower and pea macaroni and cheese

My workouts will follow my usual pattern. Running on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday plus strength three days a week. I’m actually in the process of trying to find someone who can design a home workout routine for me. I had a huge library of workout DVD’s, but I’m so bored of doing them and half-assing them as I workout. I want to try lifting heavier weight, and incorporate HIIT more. I spent some time yesterday looking for home strength workouts online and my brain just fizzled out, so I’m hoping the coach I reached out to last night can help me out!

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday! It feels so fun to connect with you on the weekend. I’m going to hop on Periscope early in the week so be sure to follow me there (ericadhouse) and I just got a haul from Sephora I’m hoping to try out in the next few days and do a favorites video with some other ahhmazing products I’ve tried recently.

What are you doing today to set yourself up for success this week?

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14 Responses

  • Your planner is so pretty! Very jealous. (also, stalker alert – so exciting that you guys are going family photos!)

    • Erica House says:

      We had such a fun time taking photos! Waiting for them to be ready is the worst! I’ll be sharing the one preview photo she gave us on the blog tomorrow.

  • Jessica says:

    Hi Erica, check out fitness blender on YouTube. They have awesome hiit and strength training at home workouts that are very time efficient. I’m excited for your meal prep posts. I have a toddler and a newborn your son’s age so am doing lots of juggling. It makes meal pep all the more important to stay on track. All the best!

    • Erica House says:

      I’ll check it out, thank you!

      HOW are you juggling a toddler and new baby?! I’m looking ahead and trying to imagine life with two kids and I just don’t see how it’s possible lol.

  • Brittany says:

    HI! I’m also a workout-at-home girl… Have you heard of Totally free, TONS of workouts from stretching to muscle mass building… And all different lengths of time. It’s my go to spot to change it up :)

  • Shannon says:

    Blonde Ponytail does home training stuff and offers boot camps. You should check her out of you haven’t already.

    • Erica House says:

      I used to follow her blog ages ago and for whatever reason stopped reading. I’m going to go save some of her workouts now!

  • Jodi says:

    I have a lot of good workouts I do at home…with your treadmill, you can really incorporate some good workouts that are strength and running intervals. I have an amazing fitness instructor at the gym and I take all of her classes. I often taken pictures of the white board the workout is written on and then modify them as needed (like tuck jumps for box jumps because I don’t have a box or step at home) for when I stay home. I have a ton saved on my phone.

    • Erica House says:

      I did a great treadmill + strength workout this week. I’ve started running 1/2 a mile to warm up and cool down before lifting and that alone is adding a lot of variety to my workouts (and calories burned!)

  • Coach Sara says:

    Cute planner! I just started doing Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 and I love it so far. I only have time for 30 minute workouts with Allie.

  • Krysten says:

    LOVE THIS!! I have been rocking my planner as well. I am all about the paper and pens – there is just something about physically writing it down that is so cathartic for me.

    • Erica House says:

      I’ve become obsessed with stationary lately. Every store I go to I have to look at what they have! I don’t even have anyone to write to lol.