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Friday’s Food & Fitness: Hello 2015!

  • January 9, 2015
  • By Brittany
Friday’s Food & Fitness: Hello 2015!

Hi friends!  How has your week been going?  I have to say that before we had Cooper my husband and I always thought people with babies were crazy when they said they had no time.  I mean babies just sleep all the time, right?  Riiiiiight…  Anyway, getting a blog post done is no easy task but I’m trying to keep up with my regularly scheduled programming here the best I can!  

Welcome to Friday’s Food & Fitness–The first Friday of 2015!  I really wanted to start off 2015 with a healthy bang and I don’t think I did too bad this week.





I’m still using Plated for our dinners because quite frankly I don’t have the energy to meal plan, buy all the groceries and then make meals.  Plated has been working really well for us and this week their even doing special menu items from my favorite magazine, Cooking Light!  On the menu:


Lime and Hoisin-Glazed Pacific Cod with Bok Choy Slaw.  It was so colorful and so so good!  

Steak Gyros

Steak Gyros.  These were amazing with fresh tzatziki.  I even used my olive oil I brought back from Crete to make the onion and dill salad that went on top!  This one was a fav with the Hubs.

I also made some turkey burgers but didn’t grab a photo. 





Fitness was a highlight of the week. I’m baaaaaaaaack! Not only am I back to exercising I’m back to classes, which is so amazing and fun!  On the fitness menu:

barre3 3

A class at barre3.  This was a great way to start out because barre3 is very gentle on the joints and it is really a holistic approach to barre training.


(Old photo but you get the idea!)

A class at Chaise Fitness.  This one was really exciting for me for two reasons.  The first is that I stopped going to these classes when I was pregnant because they are based on pilates and not specific to prenatal so I didn’t think they were appropriate for my preggo belly.  The second is that I was really nervous for the ab work but it went great! I was also really sore the next day from using the bungees .  Loved it!

I managed to squeeze in a full-length PiYo class and 12 minutes of yoga from MyYogaWorks. It was a busy busy day so 12 minutes was all I could get.  The postnatal class was designed specifically for new moms and stretched out all my sore spots.

I also hit up a new mom and baby class this week that I’m really excited to tell you more about soon!  And of course carting the baby around totally counts as a workout.  My shoulder is sore from trying to carry the car seat.  Ouch!

Readers, how was your food and fitness this week?  What’s your favorite magazine?  


By Brittany, January 9, 2015
  • Marielle
    January 9, 2015

    I have heard of Plated but never tried it, I’ll keep that in mind after the babies come! Favorite magazine? Hmmm the 2 I get on subscription are Women’s Health and (embarrassingly) US Weekly! Happy Friday!

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    January 9, 2015

    Good for you for keeping up with blogging so far, AND getting back to fitness! I’m sure it is not easy with an infant to care for 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Allie
    January 9, 2015

    Welcome back mama!!…and welcome to having zero time for yourself 🙂 Can’t wait to hear about the mom and baby class. Too cute.

    • FitBritt
      January 13, 2015

      I’m so used to doing everything just for myself that it is such a big change to have no time and not be able to squeeze a workout in but I know it is worth it and things will get easier!

  • Jessica
    January 9, 2015

    Hurray for your return to exercise! And I’ll take any minute I can get while my baby sleeps. Sometimes what should be a 30 minute workout video takes much, much longer because I have to pause and go back to it when I can. Fortunately, most days my girl is happy to sit on the couch and watch me exercise as long as I talk to her the whole time (huffing and puffing, but oh well, at least I know I’m working hard!).

    • FitBritt
      January 13, 2015

      Oh my gosh, I know what you mean about a 30 minute video taking way longer. On the weekends my husband watches the baby so I can get out of the house and that helps!

  • Kim
    January 9, 2015

    Hooray for getting back to some classes – that will definitely help you feel more like yourself!!!
    Yep, babies take lots of time but so much fun!!!

    • FitBritt
      January 13, 2015

      It definitely helps to be out on my own! I actually really enjoy taking taxis now since I can’t really do it with the baby.

  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    January 9, 2015

    It’s great that there are those services like Plated that you can use to still get healthy meals while you’re so busy. Happy return to fitness!

  • Cassandre
    January 10, 2015

    Right after writing this comment, I’m going to do some research on Plated, I am curious to learn more 🙂 Glad you’re back in the swing of fitness things. It’s hard the early stages of mommy hood, but in due time you get into a groove. I just started doing PiYo at home with Chalene Johnson 🙂 My food and fitness was actually good this week, was able to squeeze in a few spin classes and PiYo and zumba today!

  • Karen - Fit in France
    January 11, 2015

    Glad you are back to it. I love getting back into a routine. Stay warm ! I was in NY all last week and it was so cold !

  • Holly
    January 11, 2015

    It sounds like you are well on your workout schedule again! Looking forward to your reviews of the baby classes and how you are progressing . . .

  • Lauren @ Fun, Fit, and Fabulous!
    January 11, 2015

    I’m going to have to checkout plated. I love meal planning, but I feel like I get in a rut from time to time. This post really made me miss Pilates equipment classes. I haven’t been on a Pilates chair in forever!!

  • Shawna
    January 13, 2015

    yay for more exercising in your routine again! always makes life so much better. fave magazine is Women’s Health, and my fitness has been great lately — lots of boot camp circuits and running!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    January 13, 2015

    Yay for getting back to normal! My favorite magazine is Fitness mag! That steak gyro looks so yummy.

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