Sunday, March 27, 2016

With today being Easter Sunday it can be difficult to stay away from the sweets and on track. So I decided to make something that taste like a dessert but is actually beneficial for me to have.

Strawberry Shortcake Shakeology, In this recipe I actually opt for real Vanilla Bean instead of  Vanilla extract. I made this decision because extracts are about 35% or more pure alcohol. As a recovering alcoholic I cannot afford to put that into my body risking my sobriety and as a person that tries to put healthy ingredients into my body the idea of ingesting something called Propylene Glycol is not an option. I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, March 25, 2016

I love a good meal that is delicious, fits into my meal plan and yields me leftovers to take for lunch the next day.

21 Day fix approved stuffed peppers

4 medium (red, yellow, green or poblano peppers)
cut them in half and seeds removed
2 tsp. of olive oil
1 medium chopped sweet onion
2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
1 1/2 lbs of raw boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 3/4 inch pieces or ground turkey
1 tsp. ground chili
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt
1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
1 cup of all natural tomato sauce
2 cups of quinoa or long grain organic brown rice
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup of sweet corn kernels
5 tbsp. of chopped cilantro (save some for garnish)
1tbsp. of fresh lime
1 cup of shredded Monterey jack cheese
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste...optional

Preheat oven to 375
Cook  quinoa or rice according to package instructions and set aside.
Place peppers skin side down in a large baking dish and set aside.
Heat oil in large non stick skillet over medium heat.
Add onion stirring  frequently for 4 to 5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
Add garlic stir frequently for about 1 minute.
Add meat, cumin, chili, salt, pepper (and crushed red pepper if using) and stir cooking for about 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
Add tomato sauce, rice or quinoa, beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice.
Reduce heat and cook on medium stirring frequently for 4 to 5 minutes or until heated throughout.
Put a heaping scoop of mixture in each pepper half cover tightly with foil.
Bake for 35 minutes or until peppers are tender.
Top each pepper with cheese and cook for 3 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
Top with remaining cilantro and serve ;)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Finding Balance

It has been quite some time since I have been able to get on here and blog. I am in the process of building my fitness business, finishing my degree and being a wife and mother. Sometimes I find it to be exhausting and overwhelming. I get frustrated when I can't get all of the things done that need to be completed in a day. I find myself some days just not wanting to do anything for lack of knowing where to start. But I say a prayer and I ask God for guidance and to help me dig deep, be genuine and be of service. Then I just get started with a list of my tasks for the day, with priorities at the top and sometimes that helps...LOL But at least it gets me started. Still not all things get done and I get easily distracted so something I was expecting to do may get done; like adding my widget on here last week on a day that I was supposed to be building a community page. I knew I wanted to add it but I didn't know how at the time and I didn't know when, but I was doing something and it stuck out to me one day how to do so I did.. instead of whatever else I was supposed to be doing. Like at this very moment it has just occurred to me there are three things that absolutely have to get done today and I am tempted to stop this to go do them... UGH!!! Usually I would but I am really working on spending focused blocked time on certain tasks to help me become more organized and more efficient. But I have such a bad memory that while on those tasks I have to keep a running list of things that pop into my mind that I must write down so I don't forget to do the risk with that's shiny objects. If I get to wrapped up in that list I may spend my blocked time doing that daydreaming and doodling instead of the task at hand.. I am working on that and praying for help with it. I also try to bring myself back to the task at hand so it is getting better. I guess with more practice it won't take so much effort and every deviation teaching me something new. What I need to plan for, what adjustments I have to make etc. That in itself is growth for me, being able to acknowledge the places where I fall short of my intentions or goals as teachable moments  and not failures, learn from them and apply them. So here's to growth!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

My favorite new Shakeology recipe;

Snickerdoodle Shakeology, because who doesn't like cookies ;)


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Have you ever wanted to try Shakeology, but when you saw the price you thought "YIKES!!!" I can't do that for a protein Shake and then what happens if I don't like it?" Well here is your chance to try it for less than 1/3 of the cost. Shakeology has been so instrumental in mine and my husband's journey to getting healthy. Combined with clean eating and working out it helped me lose 50lbs and got my husband off of his diabetes medication. So when I gained some of that weight back I knew exactly what to do and drinking Shakeology was part of it. I am back down and now only have 20lbs left to lose and I know I cannot do it without it. In the beginning I replaced my lunch with it and now I use it as my after school snack. Everyday I make it with chocolate Shakeology, almond milk, almond butter, 1/2 frozen banana and it tastes like a chocolate peanut butter cup. It curbs my cravings for sweets (primarily... chocolate) and helps me stay on track. I Love it because it boosts my metabolism, curbs my cravings, keeps me regular, and gives me energy! It also has no soy (as women we have to be careful with soy), artificial ingredients, preservatives or chemicals! This is your chance to see the amazing benefits of this super shake. So in this group you can try this delicious life saver for 7 days. I will provide meal plans, tips to make healthier choices, snack idea, daily workouts, motivation, meal prepping ideas and support. Pick a meal to replace whichever is the most difficult for you and see your life and waist change. Let's drop a dress size together and get ready for Summer in the first week of Spring <3.
How does it work...I must be your assigned free coach. If you do not have an account go to my site and create one for free and you will need the Super Sampler of Shakeology. I mean seriously it's $34.95+ shipping and handling. That's doable and you could lose a whole dress size if you give it 100% especially with all of the support and motivation I'll be giving you. Then I will give you access to join my closed online group plus the group app on your phone for easy access. Click here for the link to create your free account.