Sunday, May 22, 2016

Baked Coconut Shrimp

This recipe is SO easy and delicious!!! I love shrimp and coconut and seafood and, well, I just love it! 

Peeled Shrimp
1 egg and 1 egg white
1 cup corn starch 
2 cups coconut 

1) preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2) Place beaten eggs in a bowl, place the cornstarch on one plate and the coconut on a separate plate.
3) Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or use coconut oil to greese.
3) Dry shrimp then toss in eggs, then in cornstarch, then the coconut. Place on baking sheet.
4) Bake for 15 min and enjoy! 

I eat about 6-7 shrimp to stay in my calorie bracket :) 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Chicken Chimichanga 21 Day fix approved

I LOVE Mexican food! It's my favorite! The only problem is, it's not the healthiest meal! So I decided to make my own Chimichanga healthy and 21 day fix approved! 

Whole Wheat tortilla 
Chicken (I grill or buy rotisserie and shred it) 
Black beans 
Cheddar Cheese 
Coconut oil  

1) Preheat oven to 425
2) Take a whole wheat tortilla and fill with 1 red container of chicken (3/4 cup), 1/2 cup black beans, little onion and tomato, blue container or 1/4 cup cheddar cheese 
3) Roll the tortilla filled with the item above and lightly brush the top with coconut oil 
4) Bake for 10 min 

I baked some kale chips on the side! 

21 day Fix:
1 yellow
1.5 red
1 blue 
1/2 green 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Almond Joy

I LOVE this one!! Taste just like an almond joy candy bar minus all the bad things! 

This is actually GOOD for you! Full of vitamins, superfoods, antioxident and, probiotics! 

Thin Mint

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Stuffed Bell Peppers

This is one of my favorite meals! I love philly cheese steaks! The only issue is, well it's simply not good for you! 

May alternate is philly steak stuffed peppers! It's amazing!!! 

3 green peppers
1 large sweet onion 
1 flank steak 
2 TBS soy sauce 
1TBS ketchup 
Cheese (Provolone or Pepper Jack slices recfomended) 

1. Cut flank steak into strips and then cut the strips in half. Toss in the soy sauce and ketchup and let sit
2. Core the green peppers and slice in half
3. Slice up the onions and sauté them until brown in coconut oil. 
4. Toss in the steak and cook until steak is pink in the middle. 
5. Place half a slice of cheese in the pepper half, top with steak and onions, then top again with cheese.
6. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Recipe Wednesday

Since I was out of school all week last week I was able to get out of my apartment complex and venture over to C's for 4 days! It was a nice unplanned visit :)

I absolutely LOVE cooking and baking but I rarely have anyone to cook for so I love when C is in town or when I am at his house! This time around I wanted to make him a dish he talks about quite often, English Sunday Roast.

C is very well traveled and this is a meal he has brought to my attention quite often! I was excited to give it a shot! 

English Sunday Roast

1 Prime Rib**Much preferred but I substituted Tender Roast 
2 lbs of potatoes
1 lb carrots
1 Sweet Onion
5 Cloves of Garlic
Red Wine 
3 Tbs Flour
Ground ginger

1. Preheat oven to 325. 
2. In a roasting pan, place 1 cup of water and some red wine (I would say about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of red wine). 
3. Next place sliced Onion and 5 cloves of garlic in the pan. Generously salt the meat and place on top of the onions and garlic. Cook for 30 Min.
4. After 30 Min take out the pan. Take the garlic and smash it all over the meat. Toss in Potatoes and Carrots. Cover potatoes, carrots, and meat with Rosemary and Olive Oil. Take 2 Tbs of Ginger and sprinkle over the meat.  
5. Cook for another 1.5 hours. Check the meat with a meat thermometer. The inside of the meat should be around 130 degrees. Once it reaches that temp, let it stand outside the oven for 30 min. 
6. Drain the juices into a sauce pan and add 1 cup of red wine. Bring to a boil and add in flour to thicken. Let the grave stand for 10 min before serving. Add more wine to thin the grave and flour to thicken it. Be careful of string in the flour so it does not get all chunky! 

The roast is drier than a normal roast, and thats the way it was in England. C said it was very similar to what he had and he really enjoyed the meal! I loved it too :)

Lol I forgot to take a photo of it so this is what it SHOULD look like haha, I cut into it and ate it way to fast to photograph :)

Let me know what you think! Plus, this meal is SUPER easy and doesn't require to much effort! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Plague and Water

Nothing like a good sickness to take you out of your game for 2 weeks! After battling a fever and major digestive issues (oh yeah and I caught a sinus infection in there too) I finally got some answers! 

A virus in my intestines was causing some inflammation and serious pain. Luckily I'm in some medication to take down the swelling! 

Meanwhile, my hometown could really use your prayers! I live in the town in Texas with the major flooding. 

Luckily for me I am safe, but my students and community is suffering greatly. I teach 8th grade at one of the middle schools in the community. I know hundreds of families are without homes and many schools facing damage. 

Prayers for the community are much appreciated!! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Recipe Wednesday

Check out this AWESOME Recipe from Beachbody On Demand!! I actually substituted the chicken out and made it with fish, but it is good with both!! 

This is a family friendly meal, homemade, clean eating, and good for EVERYONE! 


Nonstick cooking spray
8 (5 oz. each) raw chicken breasts,
boneless, skinless, pounded thin 1⁄4 cup Dijon mustard (or spicy
Asian mustard)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1⁄2 cup nonfat yogurt
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
4 tsp. dried parsley
3⁄4 cup panko (Japanese-style)
bread crumbs
  1. 1  Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. 2  Select a baking pan large enough to fit all
    8 breasts in a single layer; lightly coat with
    spray. Set aside.
  3. 3  Combine parsley and bread crumbs in a large
    bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  4. 4  Combine mustard, garlic, yogurt, and oil in a
    second large bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  5. 5  Wash and dry chicken breasts. Dip each
    chicken breast into mustard mixture, then roll in bread crumbs. Place chicken breasts side- by-side in baking pan.
  6. 6  Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until coating has browned and chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
  7. 7  Slice before serving. Serve with Dijon Sauce.
Calories: 227 / Total Fat: 7 g / Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 91 mg / Sodium: 362 mg / Carbohydrate: 7 g Fiber: 0 g / Sugar: 1 g / Protein: 32 g 

Monday, April 11, 2016

10 of my Favorite Things

I love 10 on Tuesday link up! Check it out here :)

Here are 10 of my FAVORITES :) 

1) Pink Lipstick

I have NEVER been one to wear lipstick! Until recently! My newfound confidence has totally brightened up my wardrobe and even my make-up! My basic make up is now GONE and here they are, HOT PINK LIPS! I was nervous at first, some people stare straight at my lips, but hey, I love it! 

2) Starbucks Black Mango Tea

I just....I just...I kinda want an IV of this stuff pumping straight into my body. Yes, its good mixed with lemonade but I like it PLAIN! I want one right now as I write this. 

3) Seafood

All sea food! Tuna, crab legs, scallops, shrimp, lobster, crawfish, if its from the sea Ill eat it! 

4) Wedge Heels

I'm 5'1". If I don't wear a heel to work my 8th graders tower over me. Who am I kidding, they still tower over me! But I love a wedged heel! Stability and height! It's what I need! 

5) Maxi Dresses

Love them! Mostly because its unknown if my legs are shaved under them (who else is with me on this!?) Haha but thats not the only reason I love them! They are just so comfy! 

6) Michael Kors

My whole life I wanted a Michaels Kors purse!! It has been something I have asked for, for years! Apparently Santa has been misplacing my list, but I finally bought myself one! I always told myself I know I have made it when I can afford one of these! HAAAA thank goodness for the outlet store! 

7) Shakeology

You knew this was coming! But seriously, this stuff is my non-negotiable daily! No more sweet tooth cravings, not more blood pressure medicine, weight loss, daily vitamins, this has it all! 

8) Pink Nails

I use to pain my nails purple. Yes purple (Although C argues with me that they were black) but it was just that REALLLLYYY dark purple that almost looks black but isn't! Now that its summer its time to brighten these bad boys up! 

9) Reading 

I love reading! I don't get too much time for reading because of teaching school and being in grad school but I can't wait for summer! I spend most of it in the Library! 

10) Summertime

Just a few weeks till summer vacay! Its bittersweet! I enjoy the break but I am not going to lie, I cry on the last day of school! Im worse then the kids haha Its a very emotional time..every. year. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Candles and Flowers

This weekend was kind of a bore, but in a good way!

It's been really busy lately and a reallllyyy long week, so this week of not doing much was PERFECT! I would say not doing anything but getting your Masters degrees gets in the way of that!

The most exciting thing to happen was my blog make over! Love Etsy! This design is PERFECT! 

While my blog got a make over I worked on a make over of my own :) Continuing with my 22 min hard Corp workout! I love how much stronger and confident I feel! Weight loss is awesome, don't get me wrong, but I truly believe FEELING good and watching your strength progress is so much better than watching the lbs decrease on the scale! 

My night ended with candles (my favorite) and these beautiful flowers I got from Trader Joes! 

Sunday I woke up super early! I just can sleep in :( so I went for a nice run before church! 

I ended Sunday making delicious coconut crusted Mahi Mahi with homemade mango sauce! Recipe to come Wednesay! And a 3 bean salad for the week :) 

How was your weekend!?

Linking up for my favorite Monday Link Up!

B ~ Loved Boston

Friday, April 8, 2016

For Real Friday

I finally feel like my mind just opened up to the possibilities of this world! It's crazy at what this journey has done for me!

I'm reading this book called You're a Badass (which I can't disagree with the author, I totally am ;) ). Anyway this quote really got to me! 

If I want my body to change or my business to change, what am I doing differently? If it's nothing than how can it change? 

If I do something different, then there HAS to be a different result! 

So, if you're on a journey for something different, whether it's physical, career, living situation, whatever it may be, we HAVE to do something different, otherwise expect the SAME results! 

Now some of you are reading this thinking, "wow, she just figured this out!?" And yes I did! Haha but I'm hoping someone out there could use this piece of advice and go out and make a change! 

My Friday link ups! Here   and  Here

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

10 Tips if you Forget your Lunch

When you forget to post your 10 on Tuesday it turns into a 10 on Wedneaday! Haha

First of all, don’t do this.  But if you happen to forget your lunch or run short of time, this is a guide to healthy options at Fast Food chains and Convenience stores.

Convenience Stores
  • Water
  • Iced tea or coffee
  • Raw unsalted nuts
  • Pretzels or baked chips (single serving bag)
  • Banana or fresh fruit
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Low-fat or nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Whole-grain cereal cups like Cheerios, mixed with nonfat yogurt and a banana
  • Energy bars
    • Quest Bar
    • Kellogg’s Special K protein meal bar
    • Kasha Go Lean protein & fiber bar
    • Luna bar
    • Cliff bar

Burger King
  • Whopper Jr.  NO MAYO!
  • BK Veggie Burger NO MAYO!
  • Tendergrill chicken garden salad with low-fat or fat-free dressing
  • Apple slices
  • Plain garden salad

  • Three hard tacos with vegetarian black beans, sautéed peppers and onions
  • Carnitas burrito bowl with sautéed onions and peppers, cilantro-lime rice, romaine lettuce, and tomato salsa
  • 3 barbaboa tacos on soft corn tortillas with lettuce and tomato salsa
  • Vegetarian burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, fajita vegetables, lettuce, and roasted chili-corn salsa

  • Grilled chicken Caesar salad
  • Light Italian dressing
  • Thin crust vegi feast medium pizza slice with green pepper, onion, mushroom and black olive

Dunkin Donuts
  • DDSMART egg white veggie flatbread sandwich
  • DDSMART egg white turkey sausage flatbread sandwich
  • Regular coffee
  • Caramel, hazelnut, French vanilla or toasted almond flavored coffee
  • DDSMART latte lite
  • DDSMART southwest chicken flatbread

  • Grilled chicken breast plus mashed potatoes NO GRAVY!
  • Original recipe chicken breast (without skin or breading) with sides of green beans and three bean salad
  • Honey BBQ sandwich

  • Regular Hamburger (remove bottom bun)
  • Premium southwest salad with grilled chicken
  • Grilled honey mustard snack wrap
  • Grilled chicken sandwich NO MAYO (remove bottom bun)
  • Egg white delight McMuffin (remove bottom bun)

Panda Express
  • Shitake kale chicken breast
  • Grilled Teriyaki chicken
  • Mixed veggies

  • Steel-cut oatmeal with summer blueberries & granola
  • Egg white, avocado, spinach breakfast power sandwich
  • Low-fat garden vegetable with pesto soup
  • Power steak lettuce wraps
  • Power chicken hummus bowl
  • Classic salad with grilled chicken

  • Tall nonfat cappuccino
  • Tall shaken tazo black tea lemonade (unsweetened)
  • Tall light blend coffee caramel Frappuccino
  • Check & hummus bistro box plus a banana
  • Veggie and brown rice salad
  • Steel-cut oatmeal

Taco Bell
  • Fresco steak burrito supreme plus black beans
  • Fresco chicken soft taco plus pintos ‘n’ cheese

  • Chicken spinach salad with tomatoes, green pepper, onions, olives and cucumbers with honey-mustard dressing or vinegar plus yogurt parfait

  • Grilled chicken sandwich with apple slices (remove bottom bun)
  • Large chili plus garden salad (no crutons) with fat free French dressing
  • Any of the garden sensations salads
    • Balsamic vinaigrette
    • Light classic ranch
    • Fat-free ranch

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Relaxing weekend

So this is the first weekend in the past month and half that I haven't had any visitors or been traveling!

I have to say it was nice to have a weekend to myself :) 

I started with a good Saturday morning workout! I have had such amazing support from my team recently that I even hit a new level in my business!

Beachbody now trust me with some of their customers :) I was so excited for all
my hard work to pay off that I treated myself to a massage! I gave my facebook followers the option to help my choose, they all know me so well ;) 

Sunday I went to church and worshiped Jesus! It was a great service about sacrificing and focusing on what you can give to others!! 

This week I am so excited to share my story in my Love your Body group! If you would like to follow along its only 5 days and completely free! 

How was your weekend!? 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tips to stick with

Changing up the 10 on Tuesday with 32 on Tuesday!

I am fully aware that the picture below says ways to avoid HOLIDAY weight gain but I think these tips can be used all the time!

Often times when we want to transform our bodies we want to do it NOW so we over commit ourselves. 

For instance I would look at this list am say "hey! I'll do all 32 of these things!" The only problem is that I would become overwhelmed and discouraged when things didn't workout. 

I was setting myself up to fail! I can't do 32 things at once! Once I failed at a few of the things I would tell myself "Well, this doesn't work!"

So I want you to pick ONE or TWO things to commit to! What do you pick!? 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter weekend

Off to Chicago to spend a weekend with C and his family! 

Have I ever told you how awesome C is!? Well he is basically the greatest! He flew me with him to see his family so I didn't have to spend Easter alone! Seriously ladies, you missed out! 

I don't know how you travel but I'm the girl that likes to get to the airport with time to spare! My biggest fear is I'll be stuck in security while my plane takes off! 

C likes to cut it close! I was in a shear panick mode when it was 7:30 and the line for security was a mile long and we had 20min to departure! Luckily we made it through, but I had no coffee, no breakfast, and was feeling HANGRY! 

Thank goodness for my spare shakeology packet in my purse! A $1 water bottle and my $4 packet and bam! Energy and breakfast! 

Anyway we had such a great trip to Chi-town! Spent the weekend just outside the city with his family. Neither one of us brough jackets, haha we were use to the 90 degree weather! 

Plus check out these cute bunny napkins we made for Easter breakfast! 

Despite the fact we almost froze I had a great weekend away from the H town and spending time with family! 

Time to buckle down and get back to my routine! My next challenge group starts in 2 weeks! 

How many of you are looking for a jump start to your summer body or really just are in need of a lifestyle change!? 

Well it's time to Stop Wishing and Start Doing! Who is with me!? 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Food

I HATE counting calories. I literally hate it! For 2 reasons:

1) I just forget to do it
2) After I log it I get super pissed that I ate what I ate. 

It literally makes me angry! Haha it does nothing to me except make me feel outraged, overweight, and unhappy. 

So when I first did the 21 day fix I was hesitant about the nutrition plan until I did more research. 

What I found out was that I am not counting actually calories but containers. 

Each color container represents a different food group. I have an app called 21 Day Fix tracker that tells me exactly how much of each food counts a container! NO MORE COUNTING CALORIES! 

I just count the colors and it is SUPER easy! It doesn't make me feel like I am stuck in a crash diet! 

What has worked well for you!? 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

10 on Tuesday 22 Minute Style

I started my new program, the 22 Minute Hard Corps! Its pretty awesome because you sweat like a beast and 22 minutes later your done! I LOVE that it fits into my busy schedule quite nicely! However, that doesn't make me super excited to wake up at 4:30am to complete it! 

So 10 things that run through my head with a morning workout: 

Alarm goes off at 4:30 

1) AHHH what is that noise?? Where am I? Whats going on? (complete panic)

2) Oh, its just my alarm....and its 4:30?????? I must be NUTS! Hits snooze

3) Trying to fall back asleep for the 10 minutes snooze gives me "Alright 10 more minutes"

4) ....2 minutes later, still awake. "Okay so Im not going back to sleep but what insane person works out at this time of the morning, Ill get on facebook."

5) Scrolling through facebook "Looks like nothing has happened since i checked it before I went to sleep last night. Maybe someone emailed me?? (at 4:30 am? Uhhh no.) 

6) "Okay no emails. Soon now what? I mean I'm up? Should I get ready and just workout? 

7) "Ehhh I could just do it after work! I mean then I won't have to be up so early."

8) "Except I am already up and now its 4:40....sooooooooo....This sucks."

9) Rolls out of bed "Well I'm up, but Im not happy about it. AT ALL!"

10) Throws on workout clothes, pops in the DVD, 22 minutes later "I feel GREAT! Can't wait to take on the day!!" 

Even though I KNOW I will feel better I still struggle EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. to get out of bed and workout! Just because I am a fitness coach doesn't make it easy for me! It's just become a habit...and a mental game...that I play with myself EVERY MORNING! 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Weekend Recap

Well I'm officially dead this morning! 

Nothing worse then heading back to work after vacation! I'm also headed back to work super bloated! 

The best part of my fitness journey is following the 80/20 rule! I did that over spring break but I'm still feeling a little sluggish! Maybe it's from this baked potato at the rodeo! Or maybe the fried smore that I wish I had a picture of but I scarfed that bad boy down!! 

The 80/20 rule gives me the chance to ENJOY life and splurge! The journey is not a diet! It doesn't deprive me of anything! I can eat fried goods as long as its in moderation. 80% of the time I follow the 21 day fix food plan! 

The other part of my weekend consisted of the Houston rodeo, which is one of my most absolute favorite things to do! I LOVE to rodeo! On Thursday we spent the day checking out the live stock and then celebrating St. Patricks day with Florida Georgia Line 

Saturday we rodeo again but with Brad Paisley! He is AMAZING in concert! If you ever get the chance to see him DO IT! 

I may have shed a few tears when I dropped my parents back off at the airport after a week together and when C left to go back home, but I get to see him in 4 days with a quick weekend trip to Chicago! Put I did get this bright pink lipstick!! What do you guys think!? 

Now meals are prepped, back to my workout routine, and I'm taking on this week!! How was your weekend!! 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fun in the Sun

I LOVE the sunshine! I mean I guess I've never met anyone that hates it haha but I love days at the beach, by the pool, and just relaxing!

So many of my friends have the ability to work from home through beachbody! It's one of my goals someday :) to be able to raise my kids and still help people reach their goals! I just love running my challenge groups! I love seeing people transform mentally and also physically! 

Do I eat healthy 100% of the time!? Nope! It's not a diet! I want to help people figure out how to eat their favorite things, like donuts, and still reach their goals! 

I look at this process of fitness and health like teaching. It's all about educating yourself and accountability. That's what I LOVE about these accountability groups! 

This week is giving me a little taste of building my business! I can't wait! 

What are your dreams!? 

Linking up with Living In Yellow for the 3 things Thursday! My favorite three things above 1) Sunshine 2) Donuts 3)Working out

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

10 on Tuesday

I love this link up! How fun! Here are 10 ways to compliment/send some positive vibes to yourself! 

1) "I am awesome!!" Yes, yes I am! And so are you! Tell yourself that daily! You are awesome! Think about everything you do daily! Stop comparing it to what others do and think about your accomplishments! You are pretty awesome! 

2) "I look HOTT" You sure do! Although its nice to hear from others why not tell it yourself! You are your worst critic, so think of a compliment coming from yourself! You do LOOK amazing! Make up or no make up! 

3) "Today I will have a good day!" Some days I just wake up on the wrong side of the bed! As a teacher I even make my kids repeat this to me some days! Then when things get a little crazy I remind them, "Hey! You said we were going to have a good day!" There was one day where I really was feeling the chaos of 8th grade hormonal rage and craziness! I dont know if they all decided they wanted to go crazy that day but basically nothing was going right. So during my conference period I decided, okay I am starting my day over!! I went and grabbed a starbucks like I would in the morning, walked back in, even my co-worker told me good morning at 2pm hahaha! But it worked! I started over! I DECIDED to have a good day! 

4) "I can do this!" Whatever it may be! A workout, a meeting, a kids bedtime routine! You can do it!! Whats the worst that will happen!? 

5) "I am blessed!" Its easy to get caught up in the wrongs, the negativity, the obstacles. Take a look around! Look at the blessings! Look at everything that has gone right! Sure, I am a teacher and a fitness coach, I dont make the big bucks but I have a job, a home, a car, and a great guy that loves me! I am BLESSED! 

6) "I will start TODAY!" Stop waiting till tomorrow! Start now!! Whether its a fitness routine, a house project, job applications! STOP WISHING AND START DOING! 

7) "I am smart" Sure I may not have the best grades, all the degrees, the largest book smart! However I am SMART!! Intelligence is not measured by degrees! 

8) "I am hilarious" Laugh!! Laugh at yourself, laugh at life! The good, the bad! Life is pretty hilarious! 

9) "I am the best version of myself" If your not, how will you fix it! Why not fix it!? Why settle!? 

10) "I am no better than you" TRUTH! You are no better than anyone else and they are not better than you! Don't let someone try to tell you, you are less than them but dont make someone feel less than you! 

Monday, March 14, 2016


I love weekends, I really truly LOVE them! There is nothing better than sleeping in on a Saturday morning! 

What is better than the weekend? VA-CA-TION!! 

It's spring break week and I am loving my time off! My parents flew into town and we are headed to Austin as we speak for some delicious food, weather, and entertainment!! 

I'm also excited because my March fitness group starts tomorrow! I'm going to be documenting my routines, struggles and success! If you want to join me I'd love to have some accountability along the way! 

I'm doing the 22 min Hard Corps! I love it because I swear my booty off and in only 22 min! It's PERFECT for my vacation! 

Later to come my trip to Austin and the Rodeo later this week :) Happy Monday!