Checking Boxes and Crushing Goals, Monday Style

Hi! Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re having a smooth start to your week.

I woke up yesterday morning and headed to the gym. It was certainly a struggle to get out of bed (like it always is for me on Mondays), but I forced myself to get up. I did 60 minutes on the ArcTrainer, stretched, showered, and was off to work.


For breakfast I had a grande Starbucks Blonde roast with a little almond milk and a bowl of maple brown sugar oatmeal.


Lunch was a salad with baby spinach, baby carrots, half of a tomato from my dad’s garden, light balsamic, and a pumpkin Greek yogurt! Best. Yogurt. Ever.


After lunch I went on a half hour walk! And the rest of the workday flew. Luckily I don’t have too many meetings this week, so I can work on crossing off items on my to do list and get some actual designing and report-writing done! Before I knew it it was 5:00 pm so I snacked on an Apple Pie Quest Bar and then left the office.


I got home, changed, and then walked to meet one of my best friends for a 305 Fitness class! I’ve talked about this class before, but it’s basically just a big dance party in a dark room with disco lights. And it’s a sweat-dripping, heart-pumping workout. What could be better?!?

I was starving by the time I got home, so I sipped on a Pink Lady Apple Health-Ade kombucha and started cooking dinner.


I made a quick, simple, carb-filled dinner: butternut squash “zigzags”, broccoli, cauliflower, and Sriracha.


After din I took a shower, put on a face mask, did some laundry, and had some quality couch time with Frankie. We watched “Shark Tank” and went to bed nice and early.

So I had a super healthy day yesterday and was able to stick to my goals!

✅ I exactly followed my food plan for the day.
✅ I did TWO workouts and pushed myself during both.
✅ I drank 12 cups of water (3 were tea, 2 were kombucha 😉 ).
✅ I walked 10,716 iPhone steps.
✅ And I stayed super positive!

I’m ready to crush the rest of this week and start feeling like my healthy self again 🙂 . I hope you guys have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you in the am!

How many cups of water do you try to drink each day? Do you drink it in other forms (tea, seltzer, fruit-infused), or just straight up water?

What was your Monday workout?!

❤ Marina

29 thoughts on “Checking Boxes and Crushing Goals, Monday Style

  1. Good job Marina! So glad you started your week accomplishing all of your goals. Yesterday was a rest day for me. Today I’m planning to run 3 miles before dinner.

    For water, I just drink it as it is. I like my water really cold, and my fiancé got me a 40oz Hydro Flask water bottle a few months ago and it’s seriously the best. I normally drink two of those a day on a rest day. If I worked out I would probably go for three.

    Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

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  2. I think you basically crushed Monday! Pretty awesome. I’m currently swimming in liquids here– only problem is I have to constantly go to the bathroom. 🙂

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  3. Its a good thing that you are keeping up with your goals! Such a well written post! Your blog is AMAZING! I just discovered it and loved it! I am a fan of yours as of today, haha 🙂
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  4. Girl you’re killing your goals already and it’s only Monday! I basically only drink water haha. I start with tea, have a giant water bottle with me at work and around the house and sip on seltzer too. About half of the week, I’ll have milk for breakfast and then a few alcohol drinks sprinkled throughout the week too. All about the balance 😉

    I hope your Tuesday was a good one!

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