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  • Fitness,  Food,  Meal Prep,  Recipes,  Things to Try

    What’s on the Menu: Week 3

    This week I revisited a few things I’ve really liked so far and added some new ones. In the last few weeks – and especially since I posted my progress pics – I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how I meal prep. There are tons of videos and resources out there but some of them on skimpy on the actual details so I recorded myself this past week putting my meals together piece by piece. Hope this helps!     Here’s what I made in the video: Porkless Bites w/ Lentils & Asparagus (Lunch) Calories: 488 Carbs: 73.5g Fat: 6g Protein: 38g   Meatless Meatballs w/ Broccoli & Roasted Tomatoes…

  • Fitness,  Food

    Macro Machine | Update: 1

    ‘Non-scale Victory’ is not just a buzzword term to get clicks – it’s an actual, real-life phenomenon that I can attest to because I’m basically a walking, talking example. In the last 2 weeks of vegan meal prepping, dessert avoidance, and strenuous workouts I’ve lost exactly – wait for it – ZERO pounds. However, it was a total success! I know, I know. WTF. But just look at the pics: Two weeks ago I wrote my initial Macro Machine post announcing my foray into macro counting and the start of my Conscious Muscle training plan. Check out these posts to see what I’ve been eating: What’s on the Menu Week…

  • Fitness,  Food,  Meal Prep,  Recipes

    What’s On the Menu: Week 2

    It’s been a week….so how do I feel about meal prep? PROS Nothing like wandering to the fridge at any given time and knowing exactly what you are going to eat. Goodbye, guesswork! I know that I’m eating something healthy that will further my fitness goals. It’s a lot easier to avoid surprise dark chocolate covered cashew binges when my prepared alternative is staring me in the face. Huge timesaver during the week. If you worked late there’s no additional prep time for dinner – just pop the top and get to munching. Fewer dishes – most of the time. Because you prepared your food personally, you know how it was made and…

  • Fitness,  Food,  Meal Prep,  Recipes,  Things to Try

    What’s On the Menu: Week 1

    Once I got my Conscious Muscle meal plan I immediately started dreaming up ways to put my own spin on it. The way the plan is structured, you choose an item from 1-5 columns for each meal ( or ‘feedings’ as I’ve dubbed them 😅), and those foods combined, in the specified amounts, will meet your caloric and macro goals for the meal. BUT, having the macro and caloric targets meant I could also use My FitnessPal to plan meals in advance and combine them to see where I’d be at the end of the day. Personally, I think of calories and now macros as a budget. I have to spend them…

  • Fitness,  Food,  Meal Prep

    Macro Machine

    I knew eventually I’d have to face the realization that just because something was vegan, it didn’t mean I could eat as much as I liked with no consequences. Sure, that rule may apply to things like dark, leafy greens and zucchini, but it’s not so flexible with Ben & Jerry’s vegan ice cream flavors or gigantic, multi-layer burritos. And that time, Ladies and Gentlemen, is now. Almost a year into my transition (anniversary is in May) I’ve tried, tasted and fallen in love with literally hundreds of new, vegan foods. Now that the immediate rush of discovery is over, I needed a reset to help implement a more disciplined way…

  • Fitness,  Things to Try

    Welcome to My Dojo

    Surprise! It’s my living room! Over the years, my workouts have ranged from the typical gym rat stuff and dance classes to DUT, boxing and muay thai. For the most part, I was a committed gym goer and would make the after work slog and occasional Saturday class 4-6 days a week. But, once I started my business and began working at home, my desire to shimmy into spandex and mingle with the general public steadily waned. As my hips started to spread and my waist began to thicken I knew I had to do something – fast. Up to that point, I hadn’t considered working out at home to…

  • Fitness,  Food,  Try This

    Watermelon Err’thang

    Confession: I’ve been drinking. In fact, I’m drinking right now. WATERMELON juice that is! It’s like 7:30 in the morning and I’m not in Mexico so how dare you assume I might be consuming alcohol? We’re going to be hitting the beach hard for the next 3 weeks. Malibu. Coronado. Cabo. In anticipation of all the tummy exposure, I’ve committed to 2-a-days until we leave (better late than never, amirite??). So, wtf does watermelon have to do with this? It’s basically the perfect fitness food for anyone trying to push to the next level. Some things you might not know about watermelon: Watermelon is approximately 92% water. It’s filling AND…