Wednesday, February 25, 2015

{What I Ate Wednesday} 2/25/15

Happy Wednesday!!!

Want to know WIAW???

Breakfast: Seared usual. Topped with honey and crunchy all natural peanut butter. {video on Instagram for how I make seared oatmeal}

Snack: Chia Glory bowl with blueberries, honey and sunflower seeds. {Mix 2 tbsp. chia seeds with 1/4 cup almond milk. Top with desired toppings}

Lunch: Banana wrap with crunchy all natural peanut butter and cinnamon.

Snack: Protein Pudding (recipe on blog) with a small Apple. **Forgot to add pic to title it is! 

Dinner: Dr. Praegers California Burger with caramelized onions, avocado, roasted green beans, smashed sweet potato and spring mix. ** One of my favorite dinners **

Snack: chocolate truffle (leftover Valentines Day candy) and honey lavender tea. 

Happy Wednesday Everyone!! 

What's your favorite healthy dinner???


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

{Tuesday Faves}

Hey you guys!!

 I have been trying out some new recipes and switching up my meals/snacks lately!
I thought I would share with you all some of my faves ....

  • Warm Lemon water: great for digestion and a perfect way to start your day. 

  • Seared Oatmeal: My new fave. Check out my quick video on Instagram to see how I make it!

  • Protein Powder Sludge: Instead of making protein shakes these days...I have been making protein sludge and topping with fresh fruit! It feels like a splurge but it's actually a tasty protein packed treat!

  • Chia Glory Bowl: So yummy and so many benefits! I topped mine with pineapple and blueberries. I will be making this again!

  • Greek Quinoa Salad: I loved this and I will be making again! Perfect as a side dish or light lunch or dinner with rotisserie chicken on top!

Banana wrap: An oldie but goodie...this never gets old! So fast and yummy!

So tell me....

Something new that you are loving lately???

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

{What I Ate Wednesday} 2/18/15

Happy Wednesday!!!

Breakfast: Seared Oatmeal with banana, peanut butter and honey. So good! I got the idea from this recipe and used my meal prep Steel Cut Oatmeal.

Snack: Cottage Cheese Pudding with Truwhip topping. This was tasty but needs a little tweaking. I think I used a little too much cocoa powder. I will definitely try again. :)

Lunch: Black bean burger wrap with spinach, avocado and salsa with toasted okra and carrots on the side.

Snack: Plain Greek yogurt with berries and stevia.

Dinner: Tuna Quinoa Cakes with green beans and sweet potato.

Dessert: Unreal Chocolate Coconut Cup with green tea

Hope you all have a great day!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

{21 Day Fix--Round 2} Results

The Happy Monday!!

As you guys know...I have been doing the 21 day fix for 6 weeks now. I just completed my second round and I'm feeling great! I have to say my results from my second round aren't quite as dramatic as the first round....that's for sure. I could tell a huge difference in the first 21 days. I think it was a huge shock to my system to start working out again and changing my typical food habits. After the first fix...I only had a couple pounds to lose until I reached my goal weight. Unfortunately I didn't lose any more weight the second time around. Those last couple pounds are the hardest for sure! I'm not actually too concerned with them. I remember last time that I lost my baby weight...the last couple pounds just kind of came off on their own in time with a good clean diet and exercise! I feel a little more toned.

P.S. These are the last "sports bra pics" that you will see of me for a long time! :)

As much as I love the 21 Day Fix...I'm so glad to be done!! I'm excited to give up on the measuring, the containers and the focus on every bite that I eat! Now...don't get me wrong...I think it's necessary for 3 weeks to learn proper portions and wrap your brain around what you should be eating. I am huge advocate for eating clean/real food and exercising without counting calories or stressing too much . As long as you're eating healthy foods in the proper portion will lose weight. You will feel great. It's a forever lifestyle for me. It's a way of life that is healthy and makes me feel good! Remember the 90/10 rule! :)

So...without rambling on too much....I loved the fix! I had great results the first time around but now my body needs a switch!! I'm going to keep up working out 5-6 days a week doing different workouts.  I have a ton of workout DVDs, I may try Bikini Body Mommy workouts a little, throw in more yoga/pilates, maybe some high intensity stuff, weights...who knows! I will let you know! I will definitely continue doing some of the 21 Day Fix workouts because I really do like them!

As for my diet...I am back to eating clean and listening to my body! I plan on cooking more! I promise to share some new recipes with you guys soon! 

I hope my 21 Day fix journey has been helpful for you guys. Thanks for all of your support!!! 

I want to hear from you!! 

What do you want to see more of on Whole Foods New Body?? 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

{Protein Chocolate Pudding}

This is a super simple snack/dessert that my husband and I have really been enjoying lately! It's sweet and creamy and packed with protein! Eat it cool or freeze it for an hour or so to make it thick and almost ice cream like!! This recipe is all around the internet but let me show you how I make it!

Protein Chocolate Pudding
(Serves 2)
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 packs Stevia 
  • 1 tbsp. dark cocoa powder
  • Optional: 2 tsp. almond butter 
Mix ingredients in a medium bowl. Enjoy right away or pop in the freezer for an hour or so! Delish!

**If you are doing the 21 Day Fix...I count this as 1.5 Reds!

Yum!! I think I am going to make some of this now!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

{What I Ate Wednesday}

Hi you guys!!

So who else is nervous about chowing down on some major chocolate over the weekend??? I know I am. Even though I am on the Fix....I still strongly believe in the 90/10 rule and I will enjoy a few healthy chocolate treats!! I like to think of it as antioxidents! HA! Stay tuned for Round 2 results next week, I am interested myself in how they will be!

Now to my WIAW:

Breakfast: Crock pot steel cut oatmeal with 1 tsp. all natural peanut butter and a drizzle of honey. Black coffee on the side of course!

Snack: Protein shake with 1/4 of a banana, MRM all natural chocolate protein powder, water, and ice. 

Lunch: Scrambled egg/egg whites with spinach and cheese. Toasted Ezekiel bread with 1 tsp. almond butter and 1/4 banana sliced.

Snack: Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup blueberries and stevia.

Dinner: Greek grilled chicken on salad greens with roasted broccoli and balsamic vinegar.

Snack: 1/2 cup sliced strawberries with unsalted peanuts and hot pear ginger tea

Whew...that was a lot of food! :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

21 Day Fix Planning Process

Happy Tuesday!!

I get a lot of questions about the planning process for the 21 Day fix. We are all busy and if things are too is too hard to fit it in. No worries though....planning my week only takes about an hour total and that includes ordering my groceries. If you shop in the store vs. ordering may take you an hour more. 

If there is one thing that I have learned doing the 21 Day Fix is that planning is SUPER important in living a healthy lifestyle. I have always been a huge fan of planning out my dinners for the week on Sunday.

 If you haven't watched my video on {Meal Planning} definitely should! I do this same process every Sunday and get my meals planned out for the week.

I find that planning out your dinners, buying a few options for snacks and a couple options for breakfast in the morning is crucial. There is very little room for those times when you open the fridge and have no idea what to eat or you are driving home from work with no plan for dinner so fast food seems like an easier option. We have all been there.

SO......Plan out your week on Sunday!! If you have a few items that need prepping such as hard boiled eggs, grilled chicken for salads, homemade salad dressing, baked sweet potatoes, roasted/fresh veggies or Crock pot steel cut oatmeal.....PREP THEM ON SUNDAY! Makes such a huge difference!

Now for how I plan out my day:

Doing the 21 Day Fix there are a certain number of containers that you have to consume in one day. If you don't write this stuff will not remember what containers you have already eaten and what is left. There are a million spreadsheet options on Pinterest for organizing you meals for the day and there is also a 21 Day Fix app that will track all of this for you.

I guess I am a little old school but I just write mine down on a sheet of paper each day. I start by writing out the number of each container that I can have and then I start writing out my meals. After I eat a meal...I mark through the number and write the new amount that is left. I don't always do this the day before. I like to do this after my morning snack so I can see what I feel like eating for the day. By lunch time I pretty much plan out the rest of my day and if something changes....I just scratch through it and adjust the rest of my meal to make it work!

Super easy and you just have to see what works for you!

Now for how I find time to workout?

As you all know...I am a busy Mom of 3 with a whole household to run....just like many of you! There is laundry and dishes and feeding everyone and cleaning and homework and picking up from school and ALL OF THAT fun stuff plus more in my typical day. You may work 8-5 Monday through Friday. Find a time that works for you and workout. I like to workout around 9 am when my baby takes his morning nap. I just get my 3 year old busy doing something and get started. My husband wakes up early and works out then before work. My sister works out when she gets home from work before dinner. I don't care when you work out....just do it. Figure out the time that works best for you and do it!

No I don't wake up every morning super excited to do my workout.....but that is okay! I do it because I like the way I feel when I finish and it gives me energy!!

Even if you are not doing the Fix.....plan out your meals for the week, prep ahead, plan out your day of food and workout! It is all about making a plan and sticking to it! :)
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