Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I Don't Diet

Hallelujah.  It is very frustrating to be questioned about healthy eating.  No I'm not on a diet, I just like to eat food that fuels my body and is not overly processed.  It doesn't make me crazy or obsessed...just means that I care enough about my body to feed it what it needs.  Certainly there will be changes to come as I prepare for a contest, but again it is not a diet but a way to achieve my goals.  I eat a TON of food, but prefer it to be healthy!  I just recently started tracking my meals on MyFitnessPal and it reinforces the fact that I eat to keep my body running efficiently.  I can not believe people "diet" on 1200 calories a day.  I would starve!  I like the fact that I can create goals using this site and adjust even minor details and see how they affect me.  Yay, for having something useful that is EASY to use!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Cardio and Abs

I'd really prefer not to do cardio, but I feel like I need to get some in with the soccer season just getting started and I'd like to lean out a bit.  I've been doing sprints for the last few weeks to get myself ready, which paid off on Sunday when we played a young team of college students.  They were super fast and agile compared to us!  We got crushed 7-1, but I have faith that next time we play them we'll be working together as a team.  Most of us met for the first time just 30 minutes before the game.

Back to cardio...this morning I did 10 minutes of incline walking (15.0 incline, 3.0 speed) and 10 minutes of running (1.0 incline, 7.5 speed).

This was followed up with a HIIT type of ab workout.

  • 1 minute of burpees, 30 russian twists with 25 lb plate X 2
  • 10 sprints, 90 second plank X 2
  • 1 minute bike sprint, 100 crunches X 2
  • 30 sec jumping jacks, 25 hanging leg raises X 2
It was good to get the ole heart rate up there and keep it going.  I know I burned plenty of calories because within an hour of eating 3 eggs and two blueberry paleo pancakes I was starving again.

So far I've eaten:

  • 1/3 cup oatmeal, flax, chia, protein powder, unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 eggs, two pancakes
  • 1/2 can leftover tuna with greek yogurt mixed in
  • 2 eggs, 1/2 sweet potato, spinach salad with greek yogurt dressing
  • Still have 1/2 sweet potato and can of tuna for later on this afternoon.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Blueberry Paleo Pancakes

I've been trying to use of some of the coconut flour that I bought, so I tried a new pancake recipe this morning and of course put my own spin on it.  The original recipe came from Paleo Spirit

This recipe made 20+ pancakes with only ONE CUP of coconut flour....high fiber, high protein, low carb.  That's how I roll. 

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 2 scoops egg protein
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • coconut oil for frying
  • Beat eggs and then whisk in wet ingredients.
  • Combine dry ingredients in small bowl and then slowly add to the wet ingredients. 
  • Mix well. 
  • Use coconut oil to grease a griddle at 400 degrees and then cook for approximately 3 minutes on each side.  
*I added blueberries to mine:) 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ab Improvement

                                  DECEMBER                                                               FEBRUARY

I'm getting a little more defined now...oh yeah, and there are some veins....can't see them in the pic though....BRING IT ON:)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Progress..and a GOAL!


Trying to learn how to pose

After 2 years....finally wearing pants, oh yeah and leg warmers:) 

14 weeks out progress pic....

Yep, there has been some growing and now I have a goal....The Natural North America Figure Competition on May 11th.  It's 12 weeks away! We shall see if I can hang in there and make it work! 

New gear...

Love my new shirt and sweatshirt from Firedaughter Clothing!  I want to order more:)

Pics of the sweatshirt will be coming!

Friday, February 15, 2013

PUSH Reset...

I've been MIA for a few weeks, but I am back...  I'll have to back date some posts, but for now I'm moving forward. This week I did something that was very hard for me.  I took 4 days off from lifting anything upper body.  I kept my leg day and did some cardio, but thought my upper body needed a break.  I am so ready to go in and lift HEAVY tomorrow!!!


  • Oatmeal with flax, chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk, and 1/2 scoop protein
  • PWO shake with 1/2 banana and spinach
  • 1 poached egg, 1/4 cup peas, 1/2 sweet potato
  • 1 grilled chicken tender, 1/4 cup brussel sprouts, 1/2 sweet potato
  • 2 grilled chicken tenders, 1/4 cup peas
  • not sure about dinner....