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High Protein Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Glory!

 

So yummy! Thanks Leslie and Tracy

 

Here’s a clean eating cookie dough that will keep your diet in check over the holiday season!
Recipe:
1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
1 tsp agave syrup
1 tbsp chocolate chips or crushed 70% chocolate bar
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 scoop chocolate or vanilla whey protein powder
1 Tbsp unsweetened almond breeze, or enough to get cookie dough consistency.
Add in options: 1/2 tsp Chia Seeds, 1 tsp hemp hearts

Mix all the ingredients into a bowl and enjoy!!

Home Sweet Home

 

Dining Room

Guest Bedroom

Powder Room

The start of our Christmas Cheer!

The thankfulness I feel is indescribable….

More photos to come.

Gluten free pumpkin muffin

 

 

These last couple weeks have been nothing but GO GO GO!!!

I’m always in search of snacks that both McCarthy and I can eat on the run, but I always seem to run out of interesting options. So this week I decided to set aside some time and make my own interesting, delicious and healthy options!

ENJOY~~*

GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFIN

 

2 CUPS GLUTEN FREE QUICK OATS

2 CUPS EGG WHITES

1 TSP BAKING SODA

1 TSP BAKING POWDER

2 TBSP COCONUT OIL

1 TSP CINNAMON

1 TSP NUTMEG

1 TSP CLOVES

1 CUP PUMPKIN

1 CUP DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS

MIX ALL INGREDIENT’S IN MAGIC BULLET TILL SMOOTH BATTER IS CREATED. LET SIT FOR 5 MINUTES TO THICKEN UP. PREHEAT OVER TO 350-BAKE AT 350 FOR 10 MINUTES.

PLACE ON WIRE RACK TO COOL AND ENJOY!

Shoot Day!

  

 

 

  Shoot Day came at last! After many painful no carb days I  got to enjoy my first baked potato Friday night at my Husbands work Christmas party. Due to the fact that the party was being held at a delicious Vietnamese restaurant I had to pre-order my boiled chicken and veggies (Yum) and I ‘m going to fully admit to all of you that I brought a baked potato in the restaurant inside my clutch! They didn’t serve potatoes what was a girl supposed to do???? It was worth it! Saturday I continued on with my carb over-loading to prep the body for Sundays shoot. Sunday morning was a early start with McCarthy deciding he wanted to start the day at 4:30am. If you are a parent you will relate with the fact that every time you seem to really need rest or something big is happening your child will sense it and decide today is the day they wake up at the butt crack of dawn! Reality is that aside from fitness, photo shoots , blogging or whatever else may come into life…I’m a mom and a wife above all! When your baby needs you , your baby needs you! 

So we got the morning started early-

4:30am breakfast

8am makeup

9am hair

10am SHOOT!

9:30 I head to the bathroom to change for my shoot and realize my abbs have started to shrink due to the lack of sugar in my body. When it comes to getting ready for a photo shoot it is always a bit of a science on what your body will do the first time you decide to deplete carbs, over load carbs and dehydrate. Needless to say I was a little panicked! But a couple of spoonfuls of peanut butter, paired with chocolate chips,and lots of crunches fixed the deflated abbs and we were back in action! For 5 hours Darren and his team worked hard to get the perfect shot. With all the adrenaline from the day and the reality of what I had just achieved by accomplishing one of my long time goals, 7pm comes along and my body was screaming for bed!

Now we wait as the photos are edited …….

One last thought

 

 

IT’S ALMOST DONE!

 

To keep myself distracted I also finished off some lovely projects i had going.

Above our some cute little tutus I made for a friend who was having her #2 Birthday.

Tomorrow I’m refinshing our coffee table and bench for the new house!

Can’t wait to share the finished product.

Photo Shoot -It’s getting closer ….!!

 

PHOTO’S FROM TODAY-

DINNER-

EGG WHITES-SPINACH-TURKEY-PEPPERS

SNACKS-

CHICKEN-CUCUMBERS

 

Yesterday was the hardest day I have had so far.The two little tablespoons of oatmeal that counted as my carbohydrate intake for the day left me feeling sad and lonely.

What did my meal plan look like today?

Today was the first day without any carbohydrates.

Carly was right! Day four has been so much better (I’m in it to win it now)

The only sad part is your muscles start to shrink, due to the lack of carbs.

That will all change friday…Stay Tuned!!

 

Workout-Full Body

1-Min Burpies

1-Min Pushups

1-Min Weighted Lunge

1-Kettlebell Swing

1-Min Squat

1-Min V-sit

1-Min Tricep Dip

1-Min Bicep curl

1-Min Plank

1-Min Shoulder Press

REPEATE 3X

How do I keep my mind off the cookies in the kitchen?


I took a beautiful walk with a friend and then headed down to Blonde for some much needed retail therapy! Totally worked. Reagan was an amazing help and I came home with two lovely purchase!

SUCCESSFUL DAY!


Week #2 Photo shoot-Monday

Not the best picture I know! But when your computer keeps crashing on you and finaly decides to work for 5 minutes, you jump at the chance to post ! 

 

I’m now 5 days away from my photo shoot-So the lifestyle of carb depletion and lots of water is upon me!

What does a day of carb depletion look like?

 

Today-

Breakfast

1 cup egg whites

1-4 cup oatmeal

Fibrous veggies

Snack 3oz chicken

lunch

4 cups spinach

4oz chicken

peppers

Snack

3oz Turkey

Dinner

Egg whites 3oz chicken 4cups spinach

I know! Very exciting food choices right???

This meal plan was not the easiest to get through today. Just because you decide you have a goal doesn’t mean life stops and gives you a break. There is still classes to teach (4 today) a little man who wants you to play with him and your friends (Husband) who don’t want you acting like a crazy carb depleted chick! I made it through though, and every success makes you feel stronger.

 It’s interesting how so much of our life revolves around food…

Normally when my husband and I go out, it’s for dinner or a glass of wine. Not tonight! We headed to H2O for some hot tubbing and just some fun time alone (without food) and it was so fun! I’m interested to see how many creative things I can come up with this week…..Any suggestions?

 

 

 

90 Day Challenge…..DAY 1

 

 

 

5 MONTHS AGO-Day #1 Clean Eating

On Sunday, Oranj Fitness, Vo2max and Myself launched the 90 day challenge. Our goal with this challenge is not only to inspire people to reach their goals but to support them along the way. Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve performance or increase muscle mass this challenge is for you. I 100% believe that as a trainer my life should reflect what I preach to others….So

Today was the start of my 90 day fitness challenge! I’m three weeks away from my fitness shoot with Darren Hull, so it’s crunch time! No more wine nights with the ladies, or steeling French fries off Troy’s plate…It’s business time! Over the next three weeks I’m going to log my diet, workouts,measurement and body fat%.  Over the next 21 days (wow that seems like a long time without wine) my diet will be a bit cleaner then my normal routine and then continue on into my clean eating , performance diet. My personal goal with this challenge is to get into photo ready shape and increase my personal performance for my Tri-Fitness competition in May. I do want to add that I have been Clean eating and taking the Visalus protein for 5 months now. My total weight lost (It’s been 9 months since my little guy) Is 30 pounds (I will have inches tomorrow).

If you are interested in joining the 90 day challenge with me, E-mail me! Clean eating has changed my life and I’m determined to spread the good news!

I thought I would share my workout from today. McCarthy was having a off day so rather then drag him to the gym I busted some free weights out and got my sweat on.

 

First round-Each exercise 60 secs

Weighted squat (I used 2 15 pound dumbbells)

10 pushups 10 tuck jumps

 Back rows done in a plank position

Burpies

 

Round 2:

Repeat  round #1

 

Round 3 

Weighted Lunges

Burpie Shoulder Press

Tricep Dips

 

Round 4

Repeat round #3

In and Outs (From plank position jump feet up towards shoulders, immediately pop back to plank and repeat)

 

Enjoy~~*




 

Mom Hair

 

Blazer-Costa Blonca-Bird Silk Blouse-Zara-Leggings-American Apparel-Vintage Clutch-Frock-Heels-Spring

Along with coming up with fast dinner options, I’m learning to master the art of quick hair! This little knot is so simple to master and it adds the perfect finishing detail to your outfit.

The Knot: