Menu Plan Monday: “Freedom Week”

manu plan mondayThis is the last week of normal meal planning before I am revamping May’s meals to a “healthier eating” month.  Yes, a whole month.  And I just know that by planning the whole thing out ahead of time that I will be more likely to follow and keep with it. Because I know it will be hard.

So here is my one-week “freedom plan”.  That is, this is a week before the start of a Whole30® eating plan (for 30 days- get it?). This is a no sugar, no alcohol, no legumes, no cheese, no… not much of anything but meat, veggies, and well, veggies, I think.  We shall see. So there may be some extras included into this “freedom week”, like say…sugar! I don’t really eat a lot of sugar anyway, but I do enjoy my glass of wine here and there, so my body may go into total shock removing it all from my system!

I, of course will post meal planning for the family including additional things that the kids will eat), and also my reactions to the plan and ongoing discussion of it via social media, if any of you would like to start it up with me (hinthint!).

So here is the basic plan of what we will enjoy for dinner, the week before this Whole30® starts- with daily doses of goat cheese, feta, and the rest of the bean brownies, in-between. Do you see? I have to clear the refrigerator for all those veggies!

April 26- May 2

Baked Chicken nuggets

  • Baked Pork Chops, baked potatoes, roasted veg.
  • Teriaki Chicken and rice, veg.
  • Crockpot Pulled Pork, coleslaw, beans (This is my race day!)

All this, while hopefully receiving my BeachBody PIYO™ tapes (that I finally ordered!).  I am so excited! My friend Amy, is a Beachbody Coach (you can message her on facebook for all things Beachbody or Shakeology!), and I have been telling her that I would love to try PIYO™ …for a year now.  Seemed to me, that it was now or never time, as I had a weekend of overindulgence and I am overdue to examine my workouts and my eating, just in time for t-shirts…that don’t grab at my mid-section and make me look like a Shar Pei!

THESE rolls are too cute! Too bad I am not a Shar Pei!

Image via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) kitty.green66

See how cute all those little rolls are on this puppy? Not so, on me!  This is what is known as a “target area”! Oy, I am in for it!

So, perhaps I have planted a seed of thought in your mind, to follow along with me next week, on my Whole 30 journey.  Actually it is the PIYO™ journey too, so how they both work together should be pretty fun!  Especially the results part.  I may hate May, but for now I am choosing to be excited!

I am putting this out there: What t-shirts do you wear that don’t pull at those rolls? Even if you just have a little paunch, the tissue-tees from the stores all hit that area in the worst, most un-flattering way, right?

P.S. There is just a little more time to enter my Handana Giveaway- it ends 4/28/15 11:59EST!

P.P.S. I am linking up again with Orgjunkie.comMommy Run Fast or Fitness, Health and Happiness and to give you some great other menus to fill your cooking arsenals:



6 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday: “Freedom Week”

  1. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    Great idea to plan out meals for the whole month – it takes time but I’d think it would make things a lot easier. I would love to do Whole30 but I’m not sure if I could give up cheese and sugar…sad I know! Enjoy your last few days of freedom! 🙂

    1. Post author

      I think doing a special meal plan will be a challenge-I’d love for you to join me- I could use the moral support! I just had my goat cheese on my salad and was sad to say bye for a little while- I too love my cheeses! I am thinking of this a re-set, to curb my sugar cravings!

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