Food prep and meal plan for week of April 6th

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Hey Everyone!!! This week I will be starting the 21 Day Fix.  While I will be loosely following the plan provided by the program this first week, what I will be eating this week is more like the 3 day jump start menu that is provided.  It is going to be a busy week, so I had to step up my food prep organization game.

Today I am prepping

  • grilled chicken
  • eggs with salsa
  • Baked asparagus
  • Extra lean ground turkey prepared as patties

In order to make meal prep as painless as possible I try to have all of my meats cooking at once.  This saves time.  I also fix my eggs in batches and divide it to save time.

I usually eat 6 meals a day and I prep for 4 of those meals.  This week here is a general snapshot of what I will be eating.  Keep in mind, this is set for my body to help reach my goals.

I am now doing a Hip Hop Abs challenge group in addition to the 21Day Fix and my meal plan is based on what I need to be successful with this challenge group.

Here is what I will be eating:

Meal 1- (after fasted cardio) Shakeology with 1/2 a banana, and 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Meal 2- Eggs with salsa and oatmeal

Meal 3, Meal 4, and 5 One  of my prepared meats with baked asparagus

Meal 6- Eggs, or greek yogurt with pbs, or a low carb protein pancake (for recipe click HERE)

Post workout- shake

If you would like the shopping list for this prep, check it out HERE.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have in the comments below.  Meal prep can be confusing at first, but I promise keep at it and you will get the hang of it. You will also really appreciate all of the time it saves you.

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Food Prep and Meal Plan for the week of March 16

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Hey everyone, if you are reading this you will proubably think I am stuck in a rut.  Well the truth is, I have found a meal plan I am really happy with. That is why this weeks prep is so similar to last weeks

In order to make meal prep as painless as possible I try to have all of my meats cooking at once.  This saves time.  I also fix my eggs in batches and divide it to save time.  When it comes to steaming my veggies I always  have microwave steam bags like these on hand because they make steaming veggies SO easy.

I usually eat 6 meals a day and I prep for 4 of those meals.  This week here is a general snapshot of what I will be eating.  Keep in mind, this is set for my body to help reach my goals.

Meal 1- (after fasted cardio) Shakeology with a tbsp of peanut butter, and 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Meal 2- Eggs with salsa

Meal 3, Meal 4 – one of my prepared meats with veggies

Meal 5- High Protein. peanut butter apple parfait (Click HERE for recipe)

Meal 6- Low Carb Brownie with 1 tbsp of Peanut butter (Click HERE for recipe)

Post workout- shake

If you would like the shopping list for this prep, check it out HERE.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have in the comments below.  Meal prep can be confusing at first, but I promise keep at it and you will get the hang of it. You will also really appreciate all of the time it saves you.

Half way results from Bodybuilding.com 200k challenge and Labrada Lean Body challenge 



Hey everyone!! I am about half way through the Bodybuilding.com 200k transformation challenge and the Labrada Lean body Challenge.  I can’t lie, I am excited about my results so far. In the last few years I haven’t really been a scale person so I know nothing about the numbers, but I am sure you will agree that pictures speak for themselves.  I have had a few bumps in the road along the way, and I have struggled, but that is all part of the process. I am learning to trust the process, and for this reason I am seeing progress. 

In my life now

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Hey everyone,  I often get questions about what I am in to now.  I get asked everything from what I am eating to what I am listening to.  So I thought it would be fun to do now (and ever so often) a post about what is going on in my life now. I have included links when possible if you want to check everything out.

Work: Work has been SO busy.  For those of you who don’t know I am a Spanish Teacher.  For those of you out there who are teachers, I have 5 different preps.  I am also taking my students on a service trip to Ecuador in June so I spend ALOT of time planning fundraisers.   If you would like to learn more about our trip click HERE

Music: While I listen to a wide variety of music and I listen to music in both English and Spanish daily,  Right now I am really enjoying La Invitacion by Pipe Bueno and Maluma. It is definitely one of my favorites now.

T.V.: While I never really watch live TV, I love watching shows while I do my cardio. It really helps to pass the time. Right now I am binge watching Six Feet Under on Amazon Prime. After watching Dexter I am such a fan of Michael C. Hall

Supplements: Right now I am using several supplements to not only keep me healthy but to also help me meet my goals.  I mam using Liquid multivitamins and B12 Supplement from 1st Step Pro Wellness.

I am using ISO-100 Protein.  It is definitely the best tasting protein that I have EVER tried. Right now I am drinking Fudge Brownie, but I have tried several and they are all so YUMMY!!

I have just started using a pre-workout. I don’t have a favorite of those yet, but as I try more I will let you know.  For now I am using Cellucor C4 in Icy Blue Razz. It is yummy and although I have only been using it for a few days I can definitely tell a difference in my workouts.

I am using BPI Roxylean. Which is my favorite thermogenic.

Food: While I keep my food pretty much the same.  The recent thing I have changed is incorporating my new Protein Brownie recipe.  It is so yummy and always fits in my macros.  For the most part I eat a low carb diet.  While I really miss the carbs in meals, this is so yummy that I don’t even noticed the lack of carbs.

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Reading: Right now I am reading The Lean Life by Brooks Hollan. I just started it so I haven’t really formed an opinion on it yet.  I love easy reads and so far this seems to be one

What I want: I love fitness devices, and I love tracking numbers!! WHile I love my fitbit, I am dying to get a Fitbit Charge

Working out: Right now I am really concentrating on building shoulders.  I am not sure why but I just wished my shoulders looked better.   My most intense workout in my workout week is definitely shoulders. For a look at one of my recent shoulder workouts click HERE.

Anyone else using any of these products now?  I would love to hear what you think about them in the comments below!!

Food Prep and meal plan for the week of February 23

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Hey Everyone!! I won’t lie, I am so excited about writing this.  As some of you may know, I am a teacher.  Last week we were hit with a terrible storm and were out of school for the whole week.  This was really the worst thing that could happen to me.  I am such a creature of habit and I really need routine and structure.  While I still got in my workouts, I fell off track with my food.  This week I am completely changing things up with my meal plan.  The plan you will find below will be what I will be eating most days,  every 3 to 4 days I will be dropping some of the fat and adding in carbs (which will mainly be oatmeal).  I am always excited to start a new plan. It really kind of revamps my energy, so I am sure this will be an exciting week.  So without further adieu,  here is what I prepped this week.

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In order to make meal prep as painless as possible I try to have all of my meats cooking at once.  This saves time.  I also fix my eggs in batches and divide it to save time.  When it comes to steaming my veggies I always  have microwave steam bags like these on hand because they make steaming veggies SO easy.

I usually eat 6 meals a day and I prep for 4 of those meals.  This week here is a general snapshot of what I will be eating.  Keep in mind, this is set for my body to help reach my goals.

Meal 1- (after fasted cardio) Protein shake prepared in a blender with ice, a tbsp of peanut butter, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder and 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Meal 2- Eggs with salsa

Meal 3, Meal 4 – one of my prepared meats with veggies

Meal 5- 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt with 2tbsp of flax seed granola, and wither and apple or blueberries

Meal 6- Low Carb Brownie with 1 tbsp of Peanut butter (Click HERE for recipe)

Post workout- shake

If you would like the shopping list for this prep, check it out HERE.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have in the comments below.  Meal prep can be confusing at first, but I promise keep at it and you will get the hang of it. You will also really appreciate all of the time it saves you.

Shopping list for the week of February 16th

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Hey Everyone, Every week I have to sit down and make out my shopping list of foods I need to buy to be ready to prep my food on Sunday.  Obviously everything on my list comes from my meal plan for the week.  Here is what I will be buying this week.  When possible I have linked to the product so that you can see the exact brand I buy

I am currently participating in not only theBodybuilding.com 200k Transformation Challenge but also the Labrada Transformation challenge. So I am following a specific diet to help me reach my goals.

If you would like more information about my challenge plan, check HERE

Be sure to check back to get more info on my diet and meal plan for this challenge!!

Who doesn’t like (Protein) Pancakes?

IMG_3499Hey Everyone,  In the past I have shared with you my Low Carb Protein Pancake recipe.  While I think it is super yummy, there are times (like on a carb-up leg day) when my diet calls for more carbs.   On these days I make clean, higher carb pancakes and they are DELICIOUS.  So here it is, the recipe that I use to make a pancake. (Yes, I only make one, because I have no self control

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein (I used 1st Step Pro Wellness)
  • 2 egg whites,
  • 1/4 cup of cottage cheese
  1. Put all ingredients into a blender ( I use a mini chopper like this one)
  2. Mix together and prepare like a pancake
  3. Top with ingredients of your choice.  (I used blueberries and sugar-free syrup)
  4. Enjoy

Hope that you think this is as delicious as I do.

If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments below.