I’m so excited! I finally got to ordering the bike I’ve been coveting for months now!

I’ve been wanting a new mountain and a road bike for years. Anything new hasn’t exactly been in the budget the last few years and with my kids small, it wouldn’t have been the right time. Converting my old mountain bike to my around town Xtracycle suited my bike needs until now.

Leif is at an age where I can leave him with friends for a time so I’m eager to address my need for more fitness with a road bike. I would have loved to get a mountain bike, especially after watching video of my friends most recent visit to Moab but I had to be realistic. I can’t afford two bikes and any mountain biking I’d do would be out of town. It makes sense to get fit with a road bike I can ride here (or anywhere with roads) and get a mountain bike later.

So let me introduce you to the women’s road bike of my choice, Kona Lisa Rd.

Ooh la la.

I Seriously. Can’t. Wait.

So that excitement shared, I’ll get down to my meal plan for the week. I’m trying a few new recipes, one of which was sent to me by a friend. I love trying something new!

In the past I’ve shared how much (or little) I’ve spent with to make each of my weekly meal plans come to fruit. I kind of gave that up once I moved north where groceries were sometimes a lot more expensive. I do have to share though that this week I spent under $100 to buy all the food we need to make this meal plan work.

This week I’m making:

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11 Responses to Meet Lisa

  1. Sara says:

    She’s a beauty!! The bike, that is. Your $100 meal plan is impressive and inspiring.

  2. Katie says:

    Hooray for new bikes! I just got a new bike and I feel so swoopy and cool. Yours looks speedy and fun. Enjoy it this summer!

  3. Amy says:

    Hooray for new bikes! I just got a new bike and I feel so swoopy and cool. Yours looks speedy and fun. Enjoy it this summer!

  4. krista says:

    Enjoy that bike! Looks like you’re going to have some fun! I love ratatouille, too! Especially served with homemade garlic-y crusty bread. It’s such a great meal to make a huge batch of mid-summer when eggplant, toms and peppers are so abundant, and because it freezes SO well, then take it out in winter (particularly on a very blustery day) when all the fresh veggies are hard to come by… it’s like cracking open a jar of summer when you need it most! SO good!

  5. krista says:

    (add to that the ever-abundant zucchini….. it’s one of my favorite ways to use up a LOT of zucchini in one go….)

  6. Rea says:

    I always love your meal plans because they inspire me to get more creative and not fall back to pasta pasta pasta. Besides, my 15 month old loves anything with some spice! Those samosas are on my list!

  7. Tai says:

    AH…now that was the bee picture I was going for when I was snapping pictures last night around our house! After about 50 some tries, I finally gave up and just posted the darn bumble bee/flower picture! Congrats on the bike…happy and safe riding!

  8. tai says:

    yay! she’s beautiful!

  9. Annie says:

    Can’t wait till I can take a picture of my bike when it comes.

    Rea- can you believe we eat pasta maybe once every few months? I don’t know what it is about pasta that I don’t love that much- well, I do love home made but I don’t make it often. I save my pasta eating for meals at friend’s houses!

  10. greenteacher says:

    Glad you got the recipe! :) The bike is sweeet!

  11. Caralyn says:

    That’s one hot bike. I’m a road bike lover myself and have tried to squeeze moments in, here and there, when I can hop on my bike between nursing my son and bathing. :-)

    Do you guys have a bike trailer? While biking with kids attached is NOT the same as riding solo, it can be a great way to include the kids as well as get a bit more fitness into your day. For me, it also makes those solo rides just that much better! ;-)

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