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Gooood morning! Setting up my office for the am at #wholefoods after a birthday shoulder burn with @missgymandtonic

Give this bad boy a try:
Ez bar military front backs to failure
Ez bar front raise to failure
Ez bar upright row to failure
DB lateral raise mod weight/light weight to failure
x5

15 DB rear fly
Battle ropes
x4

#postworkout meal of #glutenfreeoats with #dymatize piña colada protein and a little egg muffin ☺️ now time to get new programs together for my #onlinecoaching some 10 day cleanses and 24 day challengers starting August 1! There’s still some spots left for Aug 1 challengers and I will be enrolling new clients for online coaching start dates Aug 15! Check out the link in my bio for more info on the programs I offer and shoot me a message with any questions ! #learntoeat #learntolift #support #motivation #transformationtuesday #type1 #healthcoach #healthyisthenewskinny #webuildchampions #getripped #shredded #macros #diet #training #workout #sweat #mbsf #iin #nasm #getfit #fitforlife

Here’s an old post for you, circa April 2012

“I made this little beauty today after taking notes from Giada. The goal, as always, was to find a recipe and hopefully add components I already have in my fridge. 

This flatbread breakfast recipe is actually light enough to eat as a snack, but making it heartier wouldn’t be an issue either.

What you need:

  • flatbread like pita (I had whole wheat fajita tortillas that I wanted to use up, they don’t necessarily give the desired crunchy texture, but it DOES make it easier to roll up your meal as it gets messy at the end)
  • marscapone
  • arugula 
  • avocado (her recipe called for proscuitto, but I’m a vegetarian so I added a component that would still have some substance, but that would also give me the nutrients I needed later on)
  • an egg
  • salt, pepper, and lemon juice

To begin…

  1. I toasted the tortilla in a skillet, you could also coat your base with olive oil and grill it if desired, it’s all about texture and taste
  2. Take about 2-4 spoonfuls (depending on the size of your base) of marscapone and to it add lemon juice (as much as desired), a pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper… after the bread is done, spread the marscapone out evenly across it
  3. I used a little less than a ½ of the avocado at this point; I simply diced it and smashed/spread it around the marscapone, and then placed the arugula on top of it.
  4. Finally, I cooked an egg for about 4 minutes in the already hot skillet, flipped it once, and added salt and pepper to both sides (next time I plan on poaching the egg!)

nom.

If you’re feeling crazy, throw some feta on it. ”

Hello, Secretary of Snacks here.

Avocados are coming, and you should be ready.

Dice one avocado, drizzle your favorite form of citrus on top, use some salt, pepper, or even sriracha, and add sprouts (these are radish sprouts). YUM!

Avocado and vitamin C are really key when it comes to melt belly fat, ESPECIALLY fat coming from stress/anxiety/depression.

Let's talk about snacks

Here’s another disclaimer for you:

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT promoting myself as a vegan. There WILL be vegan recipes on this blog, but I’m still going to talk about eggs, cheese, and yogurt. I haven’t made the leap. I will… someday.

You know what’s hip? Greek yogurt. It’s so effing edgy. Seriously, everyone wants to be in Greek yogurt’s posse. Everyone wants to be with Greek yogurt, and I mean in a sexy way. Everyone wants to be… Greek yogurt.

For a lot of people, maybe including you, they tend to eat GY for it’s health benefits, or for fitness/diet purposes… I guess those reasons are sort of the same. Whatever. The point is Greek Yogi has some really important properties, as long as you aren’t eating it in excess AND you’re eating GY that is 0% milk fat (don’t worry, the package should tell you).

What you’re getting out of the deal:

  • so many proteins 
  • calcium– this means your bones and your teeth… plus it’s necessary for you to get enough since your body doesn’t make it’s own
  • culture…. AND cultures (see what I did there?): yes, these little probiotics are settling in your stomach and digestive track, basically aiding your digestion and well.. yeah, poop.

Its just a good snack.

Now, I’m gonna blow your mind. We’re gonna combine plain GY and…. cinnamon.

Why cinnamon is perfect:

  • energy, energy, energy
  • taste
  • improves circulation
  • shown to relieve stress
  • also show to relieve lady problem pains
  • headache? migraine? might ease the pain!
  • etc

So, for a really awesome snack (just for kicks or for pre/post work out)

  1. Combine 1 package of GY (I used Chobani) with about ½ tsp cinnamon (you can add more)
  2. Drizzle a little (notice I said “little”) agave or honey if you’re weak of heart
  3. Cut open an apple and dip

I apologize for the long-windedness of this post.

cya

Secretary of Snacks

So I’ve officially been off of Proactiv for about 2-3 weeks now, and my skin is finally starting to maintain some normalcy.
Proactiv literally makes your skin dependent/addicted to the system itself, and can leave your skin dull and dry. My skin has been going through its “detox” period and let me tell you what: it’s been SO fun. So I started doing research on ways in which people have slowly started backing off of Proactiv, hopefully this benefits somebody out there! I’ve begun washing my face with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, I have been using the peppermint and tea tree oil soaps for their acne fighting capabilities. The soap itself is vegetarian friendly, and I have been lead to believe that the bar version is vegan friendly. Many of us are unaware of what we are putting into our body by way of our skin!
If you have any questions I will do my best to answer them!

Woooof.

Hey, all y'all.

Sickness is over, two more days of antibiotics. Could REALLY use a cider right about now, though.

So I had really wanted to do something special for my readers… and myself. This would be the Oil Cleansing Method (maybe you guys have read about it on Pinterest, or just heard about it via word of mouth… if not, then check it out)

From my understanding, the Oil Cleansing Method can work because of the idea that like causes/cures like (very anthropological concept). So far… my face has freaked the fuuuuck out (excuse me.), and I’m not entirely sure if I should attribute that to starting birth control again almost simultaneously, or 2-3 days of really shoddy cleansing while I was sick…. I freaked out and started back on ProActiv. 

Let’s just say that as a newly single lady, I’m feeling REALLY hot and confident lately. I played “who’s in control” today and dyed my hair dark, again. Ugh. EMOtions. 

Maybe I’ll try again. Anybody have any really awesome stories about success/failures with the OCM? ANYBODY A MIRACLE WORKER? ANYBODY WANNA GIMME A SELF-ESTEEM BOOST (an honest one)?

Dear Sweet Readers,

I am currently battling the SICK. Almost better, though. This afternoon I received such an unexpected, yet encouraging message about this blog. Though, this project has made no large leaps and bounds in the way of healthy eating, it sincerely makes me feel like I’ve made a difference when I get such positive feedback.

Thanks y'all.