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What I ate today

Hi everyone,
Hope you’re all doing well.  I went to work today and I thought I’d show you what I brought with me.    Yesterday I bought some new thermos containers that are stack-able and I also bought collapsible cutlery…LOL  They were too cute and I got them in my favorite color…purple.


I’m sick with a cold & dry cough, so for lunch I made lentil soup and I had some canned sliced peaches that are packed in water.

Dinner: Is grilled chicken, feta, cucumbers, olives, grape tomatoes, celery & for dressing I have just balsamic vinegar.


What do you take for lunch ? & dinner?

Shrimp Tacos


This was a first for me and it was a great refreshing meal and everyone said it was a keeper.
I had fresh corn tortillas, I made a avocado black bean salsa with a side veggie of roasted asparagus with parmesan.

2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tomato, chopped

1/2 cup black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup corn
2 avocados, diced
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 pound shrimp, raw, shelled, deveined


For Salsa: Combine green onion, tomato, black beans, corn, lime juice, and cilantro, mix well and set aside.

Make the Shrimp: Heat grill to medium.
Meanwhile, mix the olive oil, chili powder, salt, pepper, cumin, and shrimp in a large bowl.
Stir until shrimp are evenly coated with seasoning.
Grease grill with a wad of paper towels dipped in vegetable oil or non-flammable cooking spray.
Place shrimp on grill and cook until just opaque, about 1-1/2 – 2 minutes per side.
Cover to keep shrimp warm.

Grill the tortillas until warm and slightly charred, about 20 seconds per side. (Or heat tortillas in microwave according to package instructions.)

Spoon avocado salsa generously over warm tortillas, then top with 3 shrimp. 
Serve tacos with lime wedges on the side.

My Kettlebell Workout Routine


I love kettlebells and over the years I’ve gotten to really like a few exercises, it’s a great piece of equipment for a total body workout and cardio all in one. Below is my Kettlebell workout give it a try and let me know what you think. I use bell that are 25 lbs-35 lbs, working my way up the bell ladder.
If you’re a beginner, pick a few of the exercises and complete them in a sequence workout doing 3 sets of 12-15 reps each. If you’ve been around the block or two, try to get through the whole sequence two times through doing 12-15 reps of each exercise.

kettlebell-swingKettlebell Swing

Kettlebell Around the worldAround the world
(keep your core tight)

Kettlebell bridge pulloverBridge Triceps Pullover

Kettlebell Double Rack SquatDouble Rack Squat

Kettlebell Leg +Hip-Raise

Toe Touch

KB Lunge-Pass-ThroughPass Through Lunge

Kettlebell One Arm Swing & PassSingle Arm Swing

KB Turkish Get UpsTurkish Get Ups

Kettlebell Russian Twist 2Russian Twist
(side to side)
Kettlebell Single Leg Deadlift
Single Leg Deadlift

Sit Ups

KB Figure8 Squat with KBFigure 8 + Squat
(Keep core tight, back straight)

Kettlebell-Press-and-Clean_ALLClean & Press


Happy Friday

Friday Funny dog

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful week.  My week was very eventful with my kids both being in high school this year.
Today I was on the ball. Brought my kids to school, went straight to the gym, ran some errands and even started the crock pot and made beef stroganoff for the family since I have to work tonight.Friday Funny

I found this today, had to get it. It’s going to be my new food journal.
I truly believe that if you surround yourself with positive people, quotes etc you will have a better response throughout your day.

“The future starts today not tomorrow.”
I had an awesome workout today, I did an hour of kettlebells. I used 25-30 lb bells, talk about getting a full body workout and cardio all in one. I didn’t use the pink bell but its just too cute not to be in the pic. Lolimage

Quinoa Tabbouleh


Traditional tabbouleh is one of my favorite salads, but by replacing bulgar wheat with quinoa it provides more protein, amino acids and is an excellent source of iron and is also low carb and gluten-free.

Quinoa is one of my absolute favorite grains, it has a toasted nutty flavor and slightly chewy texture that makes it great on its own or in a salad.

1 1/2 cup quinoa (cooked)
2 cups chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 cups chopped English cucumber
1 cup chopped green onions
fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced
2 tomato, seeded and chopped

1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup sliced green olives
1 carrot, julienne 

1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Rinse quinoa under cold running water. In saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water to boil; add quinoa and return to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until no liquid remains, 15 minutes.

Remove from heat; fluff with fork. Transfer to bowl; let cool. Add parsley, cucumber, green onions, mint and tomato.

Dressing: Whisk together lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper; pour over quinoa mixture and toss to coat.
Serve at room temperature or cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.  This salad is even better the next day, once the flavors have had a chance to mingle.

 (Makes 8 cups.)

Feel free to top it with feta cheese!


Full Day Of Eating

Breakfast PB Banana 2015-15-7

Breakfast: I only had one slice because it was so filling plus I had a cup of coffee.  This Dempsters Thin is just 45 calories per slice, they’re very thin, that’s why I had made two slices, thinking it wasn’t going to be enough.  But I was wrong, my eyes were hungry.  I also use all natural, no sugar added Peanut Butter. YUMMY!!! 

Shake & Tea 2015-15-7--15

I had a great workout today Back & Biceps and I made myself a protein shake plus I made a pitcher of unsweetened tea.  It’s 64 oz and that’s my goal for today.  If anyone is interested in this ice tea maker here’s a link.

Chickpeas 2015-15-7Note to self:
30 grams of light feta is 6 grams of protein and 60 calories
1 cup of chickpeas is 11 grams of protein and s 215 calories

I could have 60 grams of feta and have 12 grams of protein and consume 120 calories.  I think that’s a better food choice.

Dinner 2015-15-7For dinner I made steak and cheese subs for the family but my was without the 9′ bun but I had all the toppings and roasted cauliflower on the side.  

Toppings were sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers, mozzarella cheese, tomato, shredded lettuce & pickles.

IIFYM Update

Weigh In 2015-15-7Update

Morning y’all,

Here’s a little update of what’s been going on lately.  I’ve really been enjoying IIFYM flexible dieting, I’ve lost 2.2 lbs.  I’ve adjusted my daily calorie intake from 1790 down to 1315.  My Macros have changed as well.

Here’s a link if you’d like to know what your Macros are.  
MacroNutrient Calculator

last week_headerOld Macros

My Macros           July 1-12, 2015

Here’s what my Macros breakdown for a low carb diet with 1790 calories per day intake.

Protein 45%    (201 grams per day)  (27 grams per meal)
Fat         30%   (60 grams per day) (8 grams per meal)
Carbs    25%    (112 grams per day) (15 grams per meal)


Suggested meal sizes for eating 1790 calories a day,
45% protein, 30% fat, 25% carbs,

Meal 1: Breakfast 448 calories (50g protein, 15g fat, 28g carbs)

Snack 1 : 224 calories (25g protein, 7g fat, 14g carbs,)

Meal 2: Lunch 448 calories (50g protein, 15g fat, 28g carbs)

Snack 2:224 calories (25g protein, 7g fat, 14g carbs,)

Meal 3: Dinner 448 calories (50g protein, 15g fat, 28g carbs)

Protein 45%    (201 grams per day)  (27 grams per meal)
Fat         30%   (60 grams per day)  (8 grams per meal)
Carbs    25%    (112 grams per day)  (15 grams per meal)

This week

New Macros July 13, 2015


1315 calories a day

Protein 45%    (148 grams per day)  (30 grams per meal)
Fat         30%   (44 grams per day)  (8 grams per meal)
Carbs    25%    (82 grams per day)  (15 grams per meal)

Meal 1: 329 calories (21g carbs, 37g protein, 11g fat)

Snack 1: 164 calories (10g carbs, 18g protein, 5g fat)

Meal 2: 329 calories (21g carbs, 37g protein, 11g fat)

Snack 2: 164 calories (10g carbs, 18g protein, 5g fat)

Meal 3: 329 calories (21g carbs, 37g protein, 11g fat)

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