July 16, 2010

Weekly Eats & Home Gyms

It's really overcast this morning & a storm seems to be brewing, but these are the kind of mornings reserved for a big mug of coffee, morning oats & a little free time to plan out the week.
Mr Swell has just taken Chloe out for a little daddy/daughter morning and I'm just about to get to work in the kitchen. Here she is all ready to take on the day and I just don't have the heart to tell her that she won't be needing those sunglasses today!

I love planning out our meals for the week and thinking about who's stopping by for a visit and what the perfect food would be to go with that. All the good stuff in life revolves around food doesn't it?
This week's a busy one with lots of friends & family coming over and we're also getting started on putting a gym in our basement. Our basement is completely finished and most of it is home to our movie theater that we put in when we first bought the house (an awesome wedding gift from my in laws). I also have a small space down there/woman cave where lots of magical creations take place.....or better known as the home of a million projects that get started and never get finished :)

The gym is going to go into an area that basically houses our workout equipment already & a bar area. Here's a few pics of what it looks like right now:
This week will be all about organizing, optimizing space & hauling to goodwill. I've been spending quite a bit of time sourcing out prices for the equipment we need - which is basically a treadmill, smith machine/squatting rack, dumbbell rack & some kettle balls. We already have a great spin bike, step mill, balls, & cables etc. I'll do a proper before & after post once it's complete.

So here's our menu for this week - a lot of clean eating recipes that I'd love for you to try out!

Th ~ Tofu Parm & Cappelini. Caramel Popcorn (Girls Movie Night w/ my sister)
F ~ Veggie Dogs & Roasted Potatoes
Sat ~ Pizza
Sun ~ Veggie Nachos in the theater
** all of these recipes and more can be found in my Plan to Eat database. You can also check out Org Junkie where lots of other bloggers post their meal plans for the week every Monday.

Question: Can you recommend any great sites for gym equipment at lower costs? Have you seen any great pictures of home gyms people have posted?

Have a great week everyone and please take a second to follow the new blog, Health & Swell Being, which I'll be switching over to in a few weeks!


Jacqueline and Andy said...

Ah, a morning to do whatever you want!! Sounds so nice :)

Your gym sounds pretty awesome as-is, i'm looking forward to hearing more! We have a mirror and a set of free weights...gets the job done, but we'd love a few essentials like a bench!

Meant to be a mom said...

Your basement looks SO GOOD! How exciting for you guys to have it done.

I love the sunglass pic. So cute.

Have a great week :)

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

Hey Doll!! What a fun idea for your basement!! I think it is amazing that you can be doing this :)

It is so cute that they are spending some father daughter time together. Love it!

How was the rainbow tofu tonight?


New Mommy!!! said...

Hey Ange-

Checking in. Your daughter is getting so big, and so Beautiful! I never saw your nursery until now! It's just to die for, so beautiful, can I move in, ha! Sometimes I wish we had found out what we were having so I could have girl-ized the baby room. I love gender specific baby rooms!

I see that you had the same problem with cutest blog on the block, they removed my bacground too. I couldn;t find any that I like on their new site, ha!

If you facebook, was wondering if you would vote for our little pumpkin in a local Beautiful Baby contest. The details are on my blog post!

We sure could use your vote!

Thanks so much, Love ya, Lindsay XOXO

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Hey Girl-

Sorry I have been missing from the blog world just been busy being a new mom- with late nights-LOL
I'm checking out your blog for tips and tricks on how to loose pregnancy wt- I love how you post your weekly menu-If you have any tips on how to jump start - I finally got the ok to workout after my c-section.

Hope you and your adorable baby girl are doing good- Have a wonderful weekend!

Kelly Ann~