Fitness Friday

Hey everyone! So glad it’s Friday! With the exception of working tomorrow during the day, I plan on having a nice and relaxing weekend! Hopefully all of you Mommy’s out there will have a great Mother’s Day!

For today’s Fitness Friday I thought I would share one tip with you that a reader actually shared with me (thanks, Jess!! Check out her blog Jeans and a Teacup while you’re at it!). I had shared in an earlier post how I don’t like to drink a lot of water, and how sometimes it’s a struggle for me to get all of my water in for the day. Jess said she likes to set a timer throughout the day. When it goes off she chugs a bottle of water! I liked the idea of that, because it kind of “gets it over with” and allows me to sip throughout the rest of the day! I have been doing it for about a week now, and have been getting all of my water in! I set it for 12:15 and 3:15. 12:15 is usually when I start to get super hungry, so that helps me not overeat at lunch. 3:15 is usually when my afternoon slump/urge to eat sets in. Give it a try (and thank Jess!)

I also wanted to share with you a really great recipe. If you are anything like me, you love pasta and would eat it all day every day if you could. One of the many reasons I love Weight Watchers is that I can still eat pasta-just in moderation. Weight Watchers has a ton of recipes to choose from which I love, and they are delicious. You can of course modify them if need be, which I tend to do sometimes!

I make this Beef Baked Ziti quite a bit, and I usually end up with leftovers for a few days! It is delicious, and only 7 points per serving! (and bear with me- I have never posted a food recipe before so this is all new to me!)


12 oz uncooked ziti (I used penne because that’s what I had)

2 tsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic (or if you are like me…a lot more!)

1/3 lb uncooked lean ground beef (I used lean ground turkey instead)

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried rosemary

1/2 tsp table salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

28 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 cup skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 2 minutes.

Add beef and cook until browned (about 3-5 minutes). Drain fat and set pan back over medium heat.

Add oregano, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper; stir to coat beef. cook until herbs become fragrant, about 2 mins.

Add tomatoes and bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes

Spoon a small amount of beef-tomato mixture into bottom of 4 qt casserole dish.

Cover with half of cooked pasta.

Layer with more of the tomato-beef mixture and half of mozzarella cheese.

Layer with remaining pasta then top with remaining tomato-beef mixture.

Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.

Bake until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Slice into 8 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.


A few things- you can totally switch out spices- add what you want, add more, add less, whatever works for you. I never add as much oregano as the recipe calls for because I personally feel like a little bit goes a long way. I also may have added a little bit more cheese than the recipe called for, but not a ton!

Hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend!



  1. Jeans and a Teacup
    May 20, 2015 / 6:23 am

    Thanks for sharing! It's really the only way I end up drinking enough water during the day! I picked up one of those veggie spiralizers to make the zucchini pasta from your last post and it was delicious! ~JessicaJeans and a Teacup

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