a circuit & a salad.

by Janetha on October 13, 2013

in moves,recipes

hi, guys! hope you had a great weekend. i am just winding down from a busy, family-filled couple of days. it was really nice! and a good excuse not to get any laundry done! haha.

yesterday was greyson’s third birthday and we celebrated in style. no idea who super why is, but apparently he’s a big deal and all the kiddos had capes.. and there was a cake to match.


happy birthday, grey man!

this morning.. ok.. mid-morning.. ok.. at quarter to noon i went to the gym. i pumped up with my pre-workout in my packers cup. that must be why they won! ;)


my pre-workout right now is spark, arginine extreme, and catalyst. seems to be working really well!

i did a fun lil’ circuit followed by some abs. i wanted to share both with you guys!


i did this in about 23 minutes and then finished off with an ab routine…


good stuff!

today was sweet little nora marie’s blessing. she’s healthy and happy and BEA-U-TI-FUL!


my brother did a great job with the blessing. we headed to his house afterward to eat a delicious meal with family. i was in charge of a salad!


arugula pear salad
serves 8-10 as side, 4-5 as main


  • 8 oz arugula
  • 2 pears
  • 10 oz cooked chicken breast
  • 6 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 4 oz champagne vinaigrette dressing


  1. dice pears and chicken breast into 1/2″ cubes.
  2. toss together arugula, pears, chicken, goat cheese, and pecans.
  3. just before serving, toss with dressing. alternately, serve dressing on the side.



the salad was a huge hit! there was a lot of flavor and texture. i really enjoyed it and will be making it again soon! i used champagne vinaigrette from trader joe’s, but you can find several different brands of it at any grocery store, or always make your own! there are lots of recipes online.

well, time to hit the sack. another busy week ahead!

xo. janetha g.

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Erica October 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm

You have the cutest kids in your family!! There are so many kids characters out there. I just got invited to a birthday party with a theme I don’t understand…. That salad looks yummy.

Ellie@Fit for the soul October 13, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Awwww Nora Marie and Greyson are both sooo cute! They look like cute lil’ dolls, haha. And those sound like great workouts. I’ve been doing that type of routine about 3 times a week for just 15 minutes, and it truly saves time since I have a little babe who needs 99% of my attention. :D

Momma b October 13, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Loved the family recap! That photo of Nora is priceless!!!

Thanks for “clarifying” the circuit workout for the challenged students

kendrra thoms October 13, 2013 at 11:38 pm

The total body workout sounds like fun, I’m gonna have to try that..

Linz @ Itz Linz October 14, 2013 at 4:51 am

yum! that salad is loaded with tons of good stuff!

MizFit October 14, 2013 at 5:45 am

youre not missing out. :)

The Delicate Place (@misathemeb) October 14, 2013 at 9:20 am

everyone is so blonde in your family!! ooh that sounds like a fun little circuit! gonna have to try it. i love pears in autumn…i also saw this cocktail with champers and spices after making roasted pear simple syrup. mmmm

Annette@FitnessPerks October 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

That workout looks like a blast! Can’t wait to try it! Or maybe I should do it now to get baby girl to come….. ;)

Awwww Nora is so cute!

Mmmm that salad looks fab–I love fruit with cheese on salad greens!

purelytwins October 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

love that cake :)

our niece loves birthdays because she knows that involves cupcakes haha

April October 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I love this salad! I have been eating a similar salad lately (chicken, gorgonzola, pear or apple, walnuts) and eating is actually not the word, more like addicted.

Cassie October 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm

This is my ABSOLUTE favorite type of salad!

betty (the sweaty betty) October 15, 2013 at 7:04 am

love that dressing! picked it up awhile ago! looks like you had a fun weekend! I did enough laundry for the both of us..

Biz October 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I love that Champagne vinagrette from TJ’s but beware of the expiration date – its a short one!

Love all the family time!

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life October 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Yummm!! That salad looks amazing!!! Definitely need to find that salad dressing!

jess October 16, 2013 at 8:09 pm

You always come up with the tastiest looking salads! Keep ’em coming :)

Dyna Wilson October 17, 2013 at 4:00 am

So cute kids!!! The salad is looking too yummy to eat.

Viv October 19, 2013 at 3:38 am

Nora Marie is so photogenic.. just beautiful! The salad looks good.. I have never tried the combination of chicken and pear. Curious.

Amy October 22, 2013 at 5:48 am

Hi Janetha, I’m not a big salad eater, but this looks so good. Must try it today.

Jenny Stafford October 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Great content!!!Pinned it :) Best salad signifies the good amount of nutrition values and that is too good for our health..

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