How to Recover After an Indulgent Weekend

by healthyhitsthespot on January 26, 2015 · 15 comments

Good-morning girls!

I realize that you all see my weekday eats frequently, but it’s rare that you see what I eat on the weekend (unless you follow me on instagram and I post a picture). By the way, the only reason for this is because the weekend is often a time that I take a break from photographing all of my food to avoid burnout – it’s a way that I stay balanced. Although every weekend is totally different, I figured today would be a good Monday to chat about the weekend, since this one was a little more indulgent.

I get a lot of questions about how to “bounce back” after an indulgent weekend.

Let’s look at a dieters mindset vs. an intuitive eaters mindset & how they might view recovering:

  • Dieter’s Mindset: the mindset/thinking of someone who is dieting might feel tense/anxious after an indulgent weekend. You might feel distracted thinking about getting back to healthy eating, constantly planning out your next “better” move. Often, the dieter would have had a more indulgent weekend than the intuitive eater because of black/white thinking. Once indulged in one indulgent dessert/meal over the weekend, there would be a sense of “lost-control” and an urge to “just go for it” and “be better Monday.” The dieters mind might be worried about weight gain/how they’ve disrupted there diet. In turn, they would start planning what they will do to “make up” for the weekend. Ever felt this? Maybe you’re feeling this now? I absolutely have!
  • Intuitive/Normal Eaters Mindset: the mindset of someone who has broken up with dieting for good would feel much more calm. The intuitive eater would feel aware that they had heavier foods over the weekend by the way their body feels. They might feel their body guiding them back to (or craving) more nourishing foods. They would recognize this and plan to incorporate foods over the course of the next week that would help them feel balanced, while knowing that they can also have an indulgent food if a craving for that food hits (it’s not only one or the other). They would trust their bodies to guide them to balance. They are focused on what will make them feel good, listening to what their body is telling them, and following their IE voice with a calm mindset crowding out any guilty feelings.

This is of course, my own opinion from what I’ve seen in my own life and in the lives of those who I’ve been blessed to work with.

aubrey thomas and paige schmidt

My Weekend:

Our friend Aubrey and her son Tyeson came up this weekend, and we had so much fun with them! Before they came up, we had planned two places to take them: Firestone Grill & Splash Cafe.


  • Aubrey and Tye got here around 6:30 & we walked to dinner at Firestone Grill
  • Here, I ordered a Kid’s Cheeseburger (1/3 lb. burger with lettuce, tomato, and onion) and we all shared a basket of fries
  • After dinner, we walked around town a bit and got Tyeson & Marco chocolate shakes (I had a sip of M’s)
  • To end the night, we came back to our house, had a glass of wine, talked, and then got cozy & watched a Netflix movie


  • We woke up Saturday morning around 7:00 and cozied around, drank coffee, and watched Parenthood until about 8:30
  • Next, we threw some clothes on and walked to Splash Cafe for breakfast (we walked to the further one for a little extra movement – this felt great!)
  • Here, I ordered a bacon breakfast burrito (bacon, egg, bell peppers, tomato, onion, & fresh salsa)
  • We walked back & around town for a bit, then went home and changed – it was a warm day Saturday!
  • We hung around SLO for most of the day, and then in the evening went to Morro Bay for dinner
  • We hung out at Morro Rock for a while, watched the waves/breakers splash, and then walked to dinner
  • We had dinner at Otter Rock Cafe (we were super hungry by this time, so we basically just jumped on the first place we saw)
  • Here, I split a clam chowder with Marco & we each ordered Fish & Chips (I ate about half)
  • We ended the trip after this, and said bye to Aubs & Tye
  • Once they left, the hubby and I spent about 15-20 minutes putting the house back together, washing drink dishes, etc. Once the house was back to normal, we showered, climbed in bed, and read/watched friends.


Marco worked Sunday, so the day was mine to totally get ready for the week, stock the fridge with nourishing/delicious home-cooked foods (I couldn’t wait to eat at home again, and was cravings some color in my foods) and relax a bit. Here’s how my Sunday went:

  • Woke up at 7:30, packed Marco’s lunch (he has an even amount of to-do’s in the AM, too), made us breakfast, and saw Marco off to work
  • Once he left I showered, got ready for the day, made a grocery list/meal plan for the week (I’ll share that below), and planned out what I wanted to do for the day (gotta make my day off enjoyable, right?!)
  • At 11:00 I walked to Church
  • After Church I came home, grabbed my car keys and headed to Trader Joe’s/Whole Foods
  • When I got home, I put away the groceries, made lunch, and chopped some veggies that I bought for the week (this way, we’ll eat them!)
  • After this I started dinner (chicken in the CrockPot, brown rice in the rice-cooker) & cleaned up the kitchen
  • Now, dinner was being made and I didn’t have to do a thing! So, I took this time to relax & read my second book of 2015, Lean In. I had started this book in 2014 and never finished it. This year, I’m making a better habit of finishing a book before buying another. So far, it’s working! Yeah!
  • I ate dinner around 5:00 and then headed to my Small Group sat on the phone with my insurance. I missed my Group (we had a little bicycle running into my car incident – all is okay, though)
  • After I got off the phone I headed out the door for the Gym before Marco came home at 10:15
  • When he got home, we had a small meal (split: tuna sandwich, apple, and green smoothie) we ended the night peacefully with cozy PJ’s, cuddles, and of course, Netflix :)

What I Grocery Shopped for this Week (inspiration pictures included!):

(Note to self: incorporate more fruits/veggies/water and make them delicious – my body is begging for the nourishment from all of this)

Eggs & Toast (ah-course!)

Paige's Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothies (link)

Toast, Avo, Tomato, Cucumber

Avocado Toast w. Fresh Cucumber & Tomato (link)

lemon-mint water

Lemon & Mint Water (link)

Chicken Panini

Chicken Panini’s w. Artichoke, Onion, Tomato, & Havarti (link)

Double Bean & Corn Enchilada's

Double Bean & Corn Enchilada’s (link)

Rice, Chicken, Avo

Rice, Chicken, & Avo Bowls + Broccoli (link)

Healthy Burgers

Turkey Burgers w. Tomato, Onion, Avo, & Sprouts (link)

By the way, if you’re wondering how meal planning and intuitive eating go together, see this post.

Now it’s Monday and I feel prepared for the week, rejuvenated from the fun/productive/satisfying weekend, and ready to start my workday. I hope you all enjoy today!

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What did you take away from this post? How was it helpful for you? 

xo, your coach



Get it Together, Group Coaching is Here!!

by healthyhitsthespot on January 23, 2015 · 6 comments


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Let’s Chat, Shall We? Oh, and Share Daily Eat’s Too!

by healthyhitsthespot on January 22, 2015 · 4 comments

Good morning girls. Yaaaaawn. How’d you sleep?

The hubby went to the gym with me last night after he got off work around 8:30. By the time we got home, I was out like a light.

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Let’s chat about Health Coaching. I would love to take a minute to keep you in the loop.

This January I’ve kept my program full with the waiting list I started in December. Consultations have been constant and new girls are coming in as my precious ones are graduating. Finally Free was filmed and is now being developed, and I had a photoshoot for HHS with Amanda Driver. It’s all good.

Come February, I will be having another handful of girls graduating. Which MEANS, I’ll have openings.

So, two things you can do:

  1. For one on one coaching, jump on the coaching list and I’ll email you when my openings hit
  2. If you’re a group setting kinda gal, stay tuned for tomorrow when I share the details of my Group Program that’s starting February 9th (there’s an early bird special starting tomorrow, so get here if this interests you!)

Thanks for letting me keep you in the loop :)

Now I’ll share my Daily Eats from Wednesday:

eggs and toast

Breakfast was two eggs & two pieces of toast

chicken picatta

I kinda split lunch in two…I was hungry but short on time at about 11:40, so I had this little pile of pasta.

hummus:cheese quesadilla

Around 2:30, I made this quesadilla with an olive wheat wrap, mexican blend cheese, hummus, and salsa verde. I also had a simple salad on the side. By the way… hummus is always a good idea on quesadillas – yum!

chicken picatta women's day recipe


Dinner was a full meal of pasta. This pasta is SO light & fresh tasting. I got the recipe from Marco’s grandma, Cheryl. Women’s Day mag calls this Chicken Picatta… To me, it doesn’t taste like Chicken Picatta… It tastes like a very light, fresh, lemon-y pasta that I would definitely make again. NOTE, I used brown rice pasta to make this g-free.

I don’t know… How about your try it and tell me what you think! Either way, it tastes good :) 

I think having Chicken Picatta at 71 Palms last weekend ruined me for life. It was THE ABSOLUTE BEST. If you’re from Ventura, plan a date this weekend.

71 palms chicken picatta

Here’s a photo of it. Just YUM.

banana and peanut butter

Like I said, Marco and I went to the gym super late (9:00). So, I snacked on this banana & half of this PB with warm water first (I was chilllllllllly!).

Alright everyone. Come back tomorrow to see about that Group Program! I would love some long-time readers to join in. How fun would that be? :)

xo, your coach


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Mediterranean Style Chicken Wraps

by healthyhitsthespot on January 21, 2015 · 2 comments

healthy hits the spot wrap chicken recipe

Good-morning girls!

Did you see yesterday’s post? I mentioned that I was going to share that wonderful wrap recipe with you today, so, here it is!

Mediterranean Style Chicken Wraps

lunch healthy hits the spot wrap

This recipe was adapted from Women’s Day – Mediterranean Chicken Pita’s

Add to your grocery list (all purchased from Trader Joe’s, all Organic):

  • Chicken thighs (1 lb)
  • Olive Oil Wheat Wraps
  • Can of unsalted plum tomato’s
  • Shallots
  • Parsley
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Mint leaves
  • Lemon
  • Olive Oil
  • Seasoning of choice

organic olive oil wheat wraps

To make:

  1. Cook chicken in pan with olive oil & seasoning (I used 21 Seasoning Salute, sea-salt, and pepper)
  2. While the chicken is cooking, cut up 4 plum tomato’s (dice size chunks), chop handful of parsley, mint, 1 shallot, and a heart or two of romaine lettuce
  3. In a bowl, combine 1 T. olive oil with shallot, a handful of parsley, chopped plum tomato’s, and sliced/cooked chicken meat – mix all together
  4. Grab your wrap (no need to warm it), add a scoop of chicken mix and top with chopped mint & romaine lettuce + a modest squeeze of lemon juice over the top
  5. Ta-da! Enjoy your super fresh & majorly tasty wrap. It’s a feel-good-food for sure :)

Note: you’ll prob have leftover plum tomato’s like I did. Here’s a simple recipe which you can adjust & use those extra’s up :) Two meal plan items picked out for the week, CHECK!

Plus, you don’t want to forget to make those chicken quesadilla’s I posted about on Monday (swap the Ezekiel tortillas out for these wraps so you don’t have to buy double tortillas). Three meal plan items picked out for the week, DONE!

healthy hits the spot chicken wrap recipe

Let me know in the comments below if you’re going to try this!

chicken wrap recipe

Yummy! *Licking my lips!*

Once you do, feel free to come back and share how it turned out!

xo, your coach



“Lady Luck” our Family Lady Bug

by healthyhitsthespot on January 20, 2015 · 1 comment

quiet time healthy hits the spot

Good morning all! Yesterday started with quiet time & coffee.

eggs on toast

After quiet time the hubby & I had breakfast together (and I finished my coffee). Two eggs & two pieces of multi-grain toast. Lately, two pieces of toast with my two eggs has been just the thing to keep me full/satisfied through lunch.

quesadilla on ezekiel tortilla

Lunch was the best chicken quesadilla ever (minus the chicken – we ran out) + a side salad.

lady bug - lady luck

The Story of Little Lady Luck

“Lady Luck,” as I named her, was with us for a whole week. This one little lady bug landed in my office last Wednesday and I didn’t think much of her. The next day, during a session with a client of mine, she came to my office again. Except this time, she landed on me and stayed on my sweatshirt through the rest of my work day. Marco and I left Friday through Saturday for my photoshoot in Ventura. When we came back Saturday night, I found little Lady Luck hanging out on my office desk. She stayed there until Monday morning, when I found her moving slower. I figured I should put her outside for some fresh air (funny how you can start to like a little ladybug so much!). I carried her out on a leaf and laid her in my flower pot (yes, I only own one). She hung out under the leaf for most of the day and then either buried herself in the pot or took off. I can’t believe how long she stayed in my office! Now I have a little post it note on my computer that reminds me of her :) I totally believe that God has cute little ways of speaking to us, and this was one of them.

nugo dark chocolate pretzel

At about 6:30 I ate this NuGo Dark bar before heading to the gym & grocery store. I knew I’d be out for a while.

At the Gym:

20 min Elliptical
Deadlift (Bent) 3x
Leg Press 3x
Lunges 3x
Seated Calf Raises 3x
Ball Side to Side Abs 3x
Sit-ups 3x
5 min Elliptical cool down

chateau michelle

After the gym & grocery shopping I came home, poured myself a glass of wine, put away the groceries, and cooked myself some dinner (Marco worked until 10:30).

mediterranean wrap

I made a delicious Mediterranean Chicken Wrap, which I will be sharing on the blog tomorrow. Can’t wait to give you all this recipe. It’s another great one!

After dinner I showered and climbed into bed with my same glass of wine and read Yes Please until M got home. Such a relaxing night :)

Today is full of work, so I’d better get to it! I hope you all have a beautiful day. I’ll see you here tomorrow for the second recipe (see the first here) I’m sharing with you this week.

Enjoy your day :)

xo, your coach


P.S. stay tuned! Friday I’ll be announcing an upcoming Group Program!

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