Food Prep

Saturday, January 21, 2017
No matter your goals, finding more time, keeping a better house, losing weight or all of the above, the first thing to really comprehend is that we only have a limited amount of will power in a day.  Our brains literally get tired of making choices.  So, helping our brains by making choices ahead of time frees up space and energy for other things.   One of the things I like to do that sets us up for the week is to meal plan and then meal prep for the week.  I am currently working on this week's but here is a small look into what I did this past Monday that lasted us through the week.

Start by understanding how much you will need.  Since I follow the container system from Beachbody, I need 4 red containers of protein a day.  I take that into consideration, then work in Dana's containers, then add in a few more servings for the kids.  I kept this week pretty simple but ended up making a new recipe that will be in my rotations for sure, I looked forward to it every day this week.  

The proteins I purchased for this week were:

* Chicken tenders ( they are smaller, cook faster and are easier for portion control.  In a pinch you can still eat with fingers instead of cutting up! FAST FOOD!!)

* The leanest hamburger meat I can find where ever I shop.

* 0 Greek Yogurt

* Fat Free Cottage Cheese

* Shakeolgy counts as a red too but it is technically a superfood shake not just protein shake so it counts as extra veggies, vitamins, phytonutrients and my prebiotic and probiotics... so its a work horse staple for us.

I then think about veggies this week it was:

* left over bell peppers I had sliced up in baggies from the week before.

* Broccoli

Next is fruit:

* Frozen peaches ( frozen is better than canned)

* Honey Dew, green grapes, and Kiwi

* Strawberries

* Bananas , always bananas. ( we eat daily and then I cut in half and freeze some for our Shakeolgy shakes in the morning)

I purchased hummus , red pepper is my favorite, for snacks.  We also use the cottage cheese, yogurt and fruits for snacks.

Block about 1-3 hours off in your day,  as you go along you will get faster.  I think this took me about 2 hours by the time I cleaned up the kitchen.

I cut the oven on and while it was warming up the first thing I did grab a croc pot liner ( life saver) and prep our dinner that would also be lunches too.   When you do all this work you want your dinner to be easy!  

Orange Chicken and I already had some rice made in a container from this past week too.
 *chicken tenders
 *Sugar Free Orange Marmalade
 *3/4 sugar free BBQ Sauce

I cooked in crock pot on high for 3 hours.  I scooped out and divided into my containers and put over rice.  After everyone ate, I divided up the servings for lunches.

Once that was that was going, I prepped our chicken, prepped the broccoli and got those in the oven.

I then prepared our meat loaf that I ended up using the left over BBQ sauce on later in the week when it got a little dry, and it made it AMAZING!  In the meatloaf I used a 1/2 cup oats, peppers, onions,  and eggs.

I put it in the oven when the chicken and broccoli were finished and continued on with my prepping and cleaning.

I then prepped our fruits. Washing and cutting.  I also made my Mojito fruit salad which was the melon, kiwi and grapes mixed with mint.  I loved it too!

One of the nights I pulled out the lightly breaded chicken I had prepped and used it to make a healthy Chicken parmesan.  It consisted of low fat mozzarella slices, organic marinara sauce, and whole wheat noodles.  

The meatloaf was eaten with broccoli and small fingerling potatoes.

This left us with plenty of food for the week. I didn't eat out nor did I make any food choices that were off my plan.  I also had time in the afternoons to clean and do other stuff instead of getting home STARVING and snacking while I cook.

Trust the process

Monday, January 16, 2017
Last Monday, I woke up +4 pounds and almost 💩 a brick.  I was sore, tired and I was pissed really. I had put in a full 6 days of hard work. I had followed my meal plan to a tee.   I wanted to quit.   BUT I sat down, pulled up some YouTube videos from beachbody coaches that I knew had rocked Hammer and Chisel.  Everyone of them said to take my nutrition up to the next calorie bracket.  So I regrouped, made a new meal plan and got to work! Guess what, those 4 pounds came right back off , I am not as sore, and my energy is back! Trust the process and your coaches!!


Monday, January 9, 2017
Keep It Simple Stupid

Chicken Sausage with Pesto Zoodles and Shakeology Pie

Chop your sausage 

 Season your zoodles
Add it all to the pan
When they are soft, add pesto

Then add Feta 

And boom, dinner is done in 20 minutes

Before dinner I threw together a Shakeology Pie:
Low fat graham cracker crust
1 cup greek yogurt
1 cup natural peanut butter
2 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
Mix it all together.
Super Yum.

Comment below with your favorite K.I.S.S.  Recipe for staying on track

21 Day Fix Extreme Results

Saturday, January 7, 2017

In December I knew something had to change, otherwise the treats and cheats were going to consume me.  Also, I knew I needed something doable, but with hard lines and accountability.  I found all of that with 21 Day Fix Extreme and a Beachbody accountability challenge.  I committed myself to a #yearendresolution.  3 pounds down and almost 8 inches GONE.  

More so, I have fallen in love with fitness all over again.   So much so I have committed to The Masters Hammer and Chisel 60 day program AND am now hosting Challenge Groups.

 I started hammer and chisel on January 1.  I am determined that 2017 will be my biggest year of growth and the year I get to help others do the same.  Sharing hope and providing a foundation that helps catapult change and happiness in others is the most fulfilling thing I can imagine.

Set up for success on Sundays

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Nothing in your life is going to work unless you tell it to.  I am a firm believer in planning, dreaming, and goal setting!! You just can't move forward unless you do.  If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten.   I plan out my menus according to my goals.  It is not a diet, it just depends on where I am in life and what I am doing.  I have worked hard on stepping away from extremes and now that I have found a healthier balance in food, I am also striving for that in my workouts and self perspective.  I always like to find tools to put in my tool box.  This is one of them.

  This one is made for training, which I so needed!  Nothing feels as good to me as dreaming out on paper and then being able to look back when I need help reminding myself where I have been or where I needed/wanted to go.

They have one for every kind of goal you may have, LifeBusiness, even  Even Yoga!!!!


Be you!

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Confidence is awsome and today's started

Click the link above to grab your confidence in a bottle! 

Thursday Must Haves

Thursday, June 23, 2016
You can thank me later!  

So, to set you up for success, let's start here,  wake up and spark it up! This flavor is selling out fast, grab it or be sorry!!  

Ok, now, we are going to make breakfast for the next few days. 

You are going to grab some 
Turkey Sausage
8-12 eggs, depending on how much you want to make think 2 eggs a serving
Orida diced potatoes with peppers 

Cook up your sausage, and preheat oven to 425.
Wisk your eggs, drain your sausage and combine all in a bowl.
Spray your casserole dish and pour it all in. 
Cook for 30 minutes
BAM, breakfast for days.  

Now that you have some extra time on your hands in the morning, let's work on ourselves so you can walk out of the house for a rocking day!!
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