21 Day Fix, Healthy, Recipes

I discovered this recipe in Autumn Calabrese’s Fixate. It is absolutely amazing. It’s called Creamy Chicken Salad. Let me tell you something. I don’t like Greek Yogurt. I couldn’t eat it for the longest time, and I was skeptical of this recipe because it called for Greek Yogurt. The big secret?! I couldn’t even taste it! I modified it a bit by adding dill…a must for me in chicken salad. This is the best chicken salad I have ever eaten in my life!

Creamy Chicken Salad

Ingredients:
3 cups chopped chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
1/2 cup chopped green apple
1/2 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup honey mustard salad dressing (see below)
1 tsp of dill

Honey Mustard Dressing:
1/2 cup reduced fat (2%) plain greek yogurt
3T Dijon mustard, gluten-free
3T raw honey
3T rice vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
kosher salt to taste

Instructions:
First, make the dressing. Mix everything together, except the oil. Once it’s all mixed, slowly pour the oil in while whisking the mixture.

Next, mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl. Pour the dressing in and mix well.

The recipe yields 4 cups, and the serving size is 1 1/2 cup. You can eat it plain, put it over lettuce or put it in a whole wheat tortilla and make a delicious wrap!

Bon apetit!

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21 Day Fix, 5 Day Challenge, Healthy

Still Fixin’ It Daily!

I apologize. I’ve been so busy with things that I haven’t had an opportunity to update.

Ready to feel like a Superhero!?

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First off, I want to extend an invitation to YOU! Are you looking for a lifestyle change? Wanting to be healthier but not sure where to start? Come join my 5 Day Meal Planning and Clean Eating FREE group! Feel like a rockstar as you power through basic workouts while being provided with a meal plan, a grocery list, and accountability as we all work together. The last group lost over 175 lbs together! Don’t wait! To join, click here! Remember – your health needs to last you forever!

Back to my Fix!

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Showing my guns after the Dirty 30!

I completed last week, doing the Pilates Fix, Cardio Fix, and the Dirty 30. I did not, regretfully, do Yoga Fix. Out of the three, Dirty 30 was my favorite because it’s weight work. It was intense – Autumn calls it Dirty 30 for a reason! But I felt I got the most out of it. My least favorite was Pilates and that’s because it’s hard for me to work on breathing while doing the work. The C-series is awkward and I’m not sure I’m doing it right. However, you know that little burn you feel the next day after a good workout? Yeah, I felt that after Pilates. I know it worked my body hard.

I started my 3rd week today. Definitely got those Surrenders out of the way! That’s the best part about Monday…I know I don’t have to do them again for a week!

My goal this week is to up my heavy weight again. I’m using 5 lbs weights and I think I can do 8. I wasn’t as tired I thought I should have been today. Also, my arms aren’t sore. When I don’t have that ache, I feel like I didn’t push my all.

This program is absolutely amazing. I’ve lost an inch off my waist, hips, and 1.5 inches off my bust! In two weeks! I cannot recommend this plan enough.

Healthy, Recipes

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

I have to share with you a secret: my favorite new go-to healthy meal. Cucumber and tomato salad!

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Delicious!

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. EEVO
1/2 cucumber, halved lengthwise
1/2 c cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Tbsp chopped red onion
1 Tbsp feta cheese
1 Tbsp fresh parsley
1 Tbsp chopped basil leaves
1 dash Himalyan or kosher salt

Recipe:

1. Combine apple cider and balsamic vinegars, lemon juice, and oil in a small bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
2. Combine cucumber, tomatoes, feta, onion, parsley, basil, salt in a mixing bowl
3. Drizzle dressing over cucumber mixture and toss.

It’s so light and yummy – the perfect summertime meal!

Healthy, Lifelong Goals, Self Improvement

My 2015 so far…

So far, my 2015 has been a process of slow change but I haven’t strayed or completely abandoned the changes. First off, I started a Challenge Group that is pretty much changing my life. I have been following Amber Snow over at Creating A Destiny for over a year, and after completing her Happiness and Financial Challenges, I decided it was time to do her Fitness Challenge. While I don’t see much movement on the scale, I have lost nearly a total of 5 inches in two weeks. Aside from that, I have cut my drinking by a LOT. Although I didn’t do so well last weekend (my birthday weekend) or the following week, I’m not discouraged…any little bit helps! Change won’t be radical, but slow, steady changes will make for lifestyle changes. In addition to eating cleaner and cutting some drinks, I’ve actually had 8 days this year where I did 30 minutes or more activity. That is still 10 days I haven’t, but it’s been a long time since I had 8 out 18 days have 30 minutes or more activity.

I’m sleepy so I’m going to bed. I had a few moments and wanted to take a moment to record the fact that I am proud of where I am and where I am going!

Good night!

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Day 2 of Detox/Cleansing

Today was Day 2 of the Advocare Challenge and it was definitely harder than yesterday. Part of the reason is I was craving a cupcake! The other reason is we had some bad personal news and I got stressed. Stressed me = hungry for bad food me. However, I didn’t cave! 

Breakfast: Spark, Meal Replacement Shake

Lunch: Chipotle (I was out and about) – Burrito Bowl with Chicken, black beans, grilled veggies, lettuce, fresh salsa, and guacamole

Dinner: Pork Roast on a bed of salad, cherry tomatoes, and onions with a homemade vinaigrette and a side of asparagus.

Snack: Strawberries

Snack: Spark

Sorry I don’t have pictures today. I’ll be sure to snap some on later dates!

Anyone know of any beginner workout routines? Like…I’m couch potatoe beginner with a sore knee right now. But I want to get moving again and no longer have access to a gym. Ideas?