Wednesday, January 28, 2015

{What I Ate Wednesday} 1/28/15

Happy Wednesday!!

If you've been following the blog you know that I am now on my second round of the 21 Day Fix. I'm feeling so much stronger and really pushing it on my workouts. Figuring out my foods has been pretty simple. I eat pretty much the same things but I think it may be a good idea to switch my foods up next week. 

Here are my foods from yesterday!

Breakfast: Steel cut oatmeal (made in Crock pot) with 1 tsp. crunchy peanut butter.

Snack: Protein shake with MRM all natural vanilla protein powder, 1/2 banana, dark cocoa powder, ice and water.

Lunch: Lean beef burger, small salad with homemade Dijon vinaigrette and sweet potato with cinnamon.

Snack: Plain Greek yogurt with blueberries, strawberries and stevia.

Dinner: Rotisserie chicken, hummus and tomato/cucumber/balsamic salad.

Hot tea before bed as usual. (Not pictured)

That's about it! 

So tell me....
What's your favorite go-to lunch???

Monday, January 26, 2015

21 Day Fix Results

Hey you guys!!! I'm excited to say that I completed the 21 day Fix!! Those 21 days flew by!!

First of all let me just say...I have done hundreds of workout DVDs (including quite a few from Beachbody) and this 21 Day Fix is by far my favorite. I love how the focus is on nutrition. I thought I knew it all about eating clean but I figured out exactly what I have been doing wrong! 

Not only do I love how easy it is to figure out your nutrition....but I actually really enjoyed the workouts. I get bored easily so I liked that every day is something different. She uses weights quite a bit which I love! I also love yoga and pilates and there are days for both of those too!! These workouts aren't super high intensity which is just what I needed. I haven't worked out in quite a while and after being pregnant my body needed to kind of take things slow. I modified quite a bit and used lighter weights the majority of the time. I was pretty sore almost every day!  

Now to my results.....

Ugh...I hate belly pics! 3 pregnancies have stretched my skin to the limit! :(

I lost 7.6 pounds and 5 inches!! I'm super happy with that considering it was only 3 weeks!!! I lost 3 inches alone in my waist!  I still have a good 5 pounds to go but my pants are fitting better and my energy is back!!!!

I decided to start another round of the 21 Day Fix starting today! I can't wait to see what changes I can make in the next few weeks! I'm feeling stronger, coming up with great simple meals, and feeling happier than I have in a while. 

I'm thinking of filming a video talking about the fix and how I make out my meal plan for the day with a few tips and tricks. Would that be helpful?

I promise to keep posting updates on my progress! Feel free to ask any questions! :)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

21 Day Fix Meal Ideas

Hey you guys! 

First of all...let me just say...I love the 21 Day Fix. I have been eating clean for 2 years now and I thought I had a pretty good understanding of what to eat. That being said....I have learned so much in the past 2 weeks. It's one thing to understand the importance of real food but to understand the portion size and the amount of each food group that I should be eating has blown my mind.  

I will definitely be doing a second round. I'm getting great results...I will share those with you guys soon. This is the start of my final week! I feel really comfortable now figuring out meals and making sure I eat all of my containers each day. 

My sons birthday was Saturday night and it was so hard not to eat the entire cake! Errr..just kidding...well kind of. There was a ton of food but I gave up all the carbs and mayo filled side dishes and stuck with pulled pork (that was delicious) and some chopped raw cabbage. It was actually pretty tasty. I did have a small piece of cake! I considered it one of my yellow containers. I sweet boy only turns 3 once...ya know? His actual birthday is Tuesday and we're having another party. Wish me luck!

Let me show you some of my favorite meals from the past 2 weeks:

Breakfast: Steel cut oatmeal (made in the Crock pot) re-heated in the microwave and topped with 2 tsp. of all natural peanut butter and honey. Black coffee is my drink of choice in the morning. I eat this everyday! Never gets old!

Snack: Protein Shake (I love MRM all natural whey) and sometimes I add banana and have a thicker shake.

Lunch: Egg omelette with spinach/ham/salsa/occasionally cheese or a salad with chicken and balsamic vinaigrette.

Snack: Plain Greek yogurt/1 clementine/ unsweetened coconut/stevia or Greek yogurt with 1/2 banana and almonds.

Dinner: Sausage/Peppers/Onions/Green beans/sweet potato fries or Whole wheat pita pockets with chicken and hummus with a cucumber/tomato salad on the side.

Before bed: I usually drink hot sleepy time tea and a clementine if I have an extra fruit.

What is your favorite meal/snack these days??

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

{VIDEO} What's in my fridge? 21 Day Fix

Hey you guys!! The other day just after I unloaded our groceries I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick video to show you guys what kind of foods that I keep in my fridge and pantry.

Be warned: This was shot with my iPhone, with me looking like a hot mess, and with my 2 year old having a slight tantrum in the background. If you can overlook all of that....Please ENJOY!!

Feel free to ask me any questions! :) Oh and subscribe to my YouTube channel. I am going to try to start posting more videos and I don't want you to miss them!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

**Meal Prep** Steel Cut Oatmeal

Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great Tuesday!! One thing my husband and I have started doing on Sunday nights is Meal Prep. He works all week and in order for him to have the appropriate meals and no tempation to run to the snack machine...we have to prep his meals!! Even though I stay at home, I don't have much time with my little ones to prepare much so doing this ahead of time is a HUGE time saver!!

I love oatmeal. If you go under the recipes will see quite a few oatmeal recipes. It is delicious and super healthy. Steel cut oats are my fave!! I don't always have time to make them in the morning so this time around I decided to prep 4-5 servings ahead of time to save time during the week!

This is a very basic recipe. I like to add my sweetener and toppings right before I am ready to eat these. My favorite is sliced banana, drizzle of honey and chunky peanut butter! 

{Meal Prep} Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal
-makes 4-5 servings

  • 1 cup Steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Place all of the ingredients in your Crock pot. Stir to combine. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours. Enjoy right away or store in air tight container in the refrigerator.

To prepare: Place desired portion  (I make 1/2 cup or 1 yellow if doing the 21 Day Fix)  in microwave safe bowl. Add a splash of milk and and microwave until warm. (2 minutes works for me!) Top with fruit, nut butters, yogurt, nuts or seeds! :)


Monday, January 12, 2015

{Meal Planning Monday} 21 Day Fix 1/12/15

Hey ya'll!! I thought I would share with you guys my meal plan for the week. The 21 Day Fix has forced me to get back to planning my meals out and I am so glad!! Not only am I saving money each week by being prepared but I leave very little room for temptation when I know exactly what I am eating during the week. Meal planning is a huge part of a healthy lifestyle. If you having watched my video on meal planning...Click here! 

All of these meals are super simple and quick to throw together! I don't have a lot of time and it is usually pretty crazy around here with 5:00 hits! Of course I use my 21 Day Fix containers to measure out each food group but even if you are not on the "Fix"....these would all be delicious, easy dinners.

Monday: Whole Wheat Pita pocket with rotisserie chicken, hummus, tomato and cucumber mixed with balsamic vinegar and feta cheese. 

Tuesday: Whole grain spaghetti noodles, lean ground beef meatballs/tomato sauce with steamed broccoli.

Wednesday: Apple Chicken sausage with peppers and onions with green beans and sweet potato hash.

Thursday: Turkey Burger with salsa and avocado and a Kale Corn mix on the side.

Friday: Mexican Lasagna

Saturday: Birthday party for my sweet Zeb. Will probably stick with the meat/veggies.

Sunday: Veggie Burgers (I love Dr. Praegers) with spicy mustard, baked sweet potatoes and roasted okra.

Hope you guys all have a fabulous week!! Follow me on instagram/facebook/twitter to see pics of my meals and updates on my progress!! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

{What I ate Wednesday} 1/7/15 **21 Day Fix Update**

Ya'll...I'm feeling so good. Like I can't explain how good I feel. My brain is clear, I'm down to one cup of (black) coffee a day and I have so much more energy. I won't complain but my whole body a good way! I can tell that I am really out of shape! If you didn't see my post...I started the 21 day fix on Monday. My husband is also doing it.

My opinion so far.....this is a simple, straight forward approach to eating clean and working out! I knew how to eat clean but learning the appropriate portion size and making sure I eat enough of certain foods (like veggies) has been awesome.  

My husband is dropping a ton of weight already (lots of water weight I'm sure) and I'm losing a little of that too!

Let me show you some of my meals:

Looks good right? Stay tuned for more updates!!

Hope you all have a fabulous day!!!

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