0

Raspberry Waffle Protein Mini-Breakfast

20130724_214013

In a mad dash out the door this morning on the way to my hair appointment, I threw together this delicious waffle raspberry combo! I was so thankful that I made extra protein waffles last week and froze them!

Having some extra pre-prepared meals on hand definitely comes in handy with a busy schedule. If it wasn’t for my excess of protein waffles, I would have only had a fruit smoothie for breakfast.

My metabolism is too high to survive off of a fruit smoothie for more then a couple hours, so this protein waffle was really a life saver!

Protein Waffles IngMake

0

Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash Stacks with melted mozzarella cheese!

Zuchinni squash stacks collage

What can I say, I’ve created the PERFECT appetizer!

This slightly spicy, low-cal dish is great for parties, lunches or just a quick snack on a summer day. I had a bunch of squashes and zucchini left over from our “southern party” last weekend, so I threw them together and created Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash Stacks!

To put a fun little spin on it, I sauteed the veggies in Balsamic Vinaigrette instead of oil and it came out GREAT.

Zucchini Squash Stacks Ingmake

Enjoy this fabulous low-cal snack!

2

Calorie count for Fruits and Veggies- what are you eating?

Besides being low in calories, fruits and vegetables are rich in different types of vitamins, fibre and antioxidants.

Low Cal Fruit 1 Low Cal Veggies 2

Instead of filling yourself with over-processed foods that only makes your body THINK it’s full, fill yourself with low-calorie fruits and vegetables. You can eat WAY more, and they will keep your body full much longer.

Think before you eat!

0

I’m joining a new gym today!! ZUMBA TIME!!

I’m SO head over heels excited, because a BRAND NEW GYM opened up minutes away from my house!

And you all know what that means… ZUMBA TIME!

 Image

 

Not to mention the fortune of money I’m going to save in gas by not going to the second closest gym (which is over 20 mins.)

I’m anxious to try out all the Zumba teachers at the gym, there are 4 of them I think. I’ve been doing Zumba for so long, I’m really picky about my teachers. 

If they don’t play the kind of music I like, I can’t get into it. I love reggaeton music, which is more of the hip-hop base side of Zumba.

I can’t even wait to start shakin’ my white girl hips to Pitbull, and flippin my blonde hair all over the place!

Do any of my fabulous followers Zumba out there???!

1

EARN your thunder thighs!

thunder thighs

Wall Squat

Lean head, shoulders, lower back, and butt against a wall, with feet about 18 inches in front. Click arrow to see the next step.

Muscles it works: Quadriceps, butt and hamstrings

 

Stair Climber

Stand sideways at the bottom of a staircase. In a scissorlike motion, cross your outer leg to reach the step. Click arrow to see the next step.

Muscles it works: Entire leg

 

Lunge

Stand with hands on hips, legs hip-width apart.

Muscles it works: Hamstrings, butt

 

Ball Squeeze

Sit in a chair, leaning slightly forward, arms at sides, feet flat on the floor. Place a medium-size ball between your legs above your knees, with just enough pressure to hold the ball in place.

Muscles it works: Inner thighs

0

OK… one of us is going to have to change!

OK CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET A PAIR OF THESE LITTLE RUNNING SHOES FOR MY YORKIE LOCKET, BUT IN PINK?!?!!?

I might just die happy if 4 mini XXS pink running shoes showed up at my doorstep for Locket.

I love health & fitness almost as much as I love my yorkie… almost!

0

I love spotting clever Fitspirational T-shirts!!

image

Once you begin your Fitspirational life, you’ll start to notice that there is Fitspiration EVERYWHERE you look!

I’m at the grocery store right now, buying all the fruit I need for the rest of this week’s morning fruit smoothies- and I spotted this clever shirt.

She must be a health blogger I thought 🙂

After I saw it, I just had to stop her and ask if I could snap a picture for my health blog. She was flattered, and even asked me for a link!

If you’re having a hard time finding Fitspiration, open your eyes- it’s all around you.

1

Body Revolution: Day 36!!

Still going strong on Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution!

I’ve missed about 6 days total (which is normal, sometimes life just gets in the way!) I’ll be making up for it at the end of 90 days by adding an additional week 🙂

When life throws challenges at you, don’t let them get you down. Learn from them, then do what you can to fix them and be better next time!

Anywho, I’ve got my hair in a braid, my bangs pulled back, a glass of water within finger’s reach and my hot pink sports bra ready to go!

For some reason, I was having a really hard time finding the motivation to workout today, so I decided to pre-make a mini-cauliflower crust pizza and take it out 2 minutes before it’s done!

That way, I’ll be excited to get through today’s workout video, and I’ll have a deliciously healthy post-workout snack waiting for me when I finish 🙂

Recipe and pictures to come, but first- off to kick some butt with Jillian Michaels.

1

Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution: WEEK 4!!!!

I can’t believe I’ve made it to WEEK 4 of Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution!  Since I’ve been working out with her for 29 days now, I’m noticing my body really starting to change. The combination of working out every day, with eating really healthy throughout the weeks is REALLY starting to pay off. Not only do I look better, I FEEL better. Today I noticed my arm muscles are beginning to develop, and when I pick up something heavy I can see the definition beginning to appear! Healthy eating habits combined with this incredible 90 day workout video series feels GREAT.

Jillian Michaels Eat

Jillian’s Advice… I just can’t get enough.

She never tells you to skip meals, eat only 100 calories, or survive off of 1/4 of a carrot stick for the whole day.

Jillian is always up front about how important it is to EAT, but eat HEALTHY.

If you eat donuts 24/7, you’re going to start looking like a donut. If you eat salads, fruits and veggies; your body is going to start looking how you’ve always dreamed it would look.

ABS are made 80% in the kitchen and 20% in the gym.

EARN IT.

0

Summer Challenge: 2 new Recipes a week! **New Recipe Submission**

Two Recipes a Week logo

Healthy Soup

Extra Vegetable Soup!

This is a DELICIOUS adaptation of regular vegetable soup submitted to me by another one of my fabulous followers! Her step-by-step instructions and beautiful pictures make this recipe one I won’t be able to pass up. To top it off, it’s vegetarian! Great Job girly 🙂 Can’t wait to see your second recipe you make this week!

Click here to learn more about my Summer Challenge: 2 Recipes a week! Add your name to the growing list of awesome challengers, and have a blast making 2 new recipes a week through the end of summer 🙂