Monday, June 10, 2013

Mexican Casserole

Hello Blogosphere! It's been a while, I know. I've been crazzzyyy busy the past few weeks. Sorry! Thought I'd update with a recipe. 

I was at a bridal shower yesterday, and the bride said "Mexican Casserole" and ever since then, I've been having a serious craving for it. I pretty much made this up on my own. I know I wanted it to be gluten free, nutritious, and so damn good.

I made my base crushed corn tortilla chips. Topped it with a layer 98% fat free ground chicken made kind of like a picadillo (I used salsa instead of tomato sauce), a layer of organic canned corn, a layer of organic black beans, a layer of one sliced jalapeno, a layer of fat free organic greek yogurt, and fat free cheddar cheese. Threw it in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 mins and done! It was quick and so simple. I also made a side of homemade guac. 

Simple. Healthy. Tasty. What more can you ask for?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shoulder Workout

Fail to plan, plan to fail! I brainstorm and write all of my workouts down before I hit the gym. I like to be prepared and know exactly what I'm doing before I go in. And I have this pic to remind me just in case I forget!

Ok so I'm really going for those diamond arms. You know, the nice "V" on the arm. The secret to this look is having niceeee big deltoids (delts), which is what I really tried to hit during this workout. It's also about tris and bis, but if you have big delts, you got it. Here's my workout:
  • Triset 4X
    • Military press X8
    • Seated side lateral X10
    • Front raises til failure (really chase that burn)
    • 1 min active rest - jumping jacks
  • Superset 4X
    • Arnold press X10
    • Bb clean and press X8-10
    • 1 min active rest - high knees
  • Superset 4X12
    • Incline reverse flys 
    • Face pulls 
    • 1 min active rest - kb swings (really burn out those shoulders)
  • Superset 4X
    • Cable upright rows X12
    • Shrugs (heavy) X8
    • 30 sec active rest - jump squat
  • 10 min ab circuit
    • Incline situps
    • Captain's chair
    • Leg ups
And this morning I jogged for 30 mins as my fasted cardio. Plus this workout incorporated HIIT cardio so I did my cardio for the day. Kill your workout!!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Baked Balsamic Chicken and Roasted Broccoli

Hey all! Sorry I haven't posted in a while, my b. I haven't been making anything interesting as of late. Just plain ol' chicken and broccoli/kale/salad aka nothing worth blogging about. I took a stab at balsamic chicken the other night and it came out wonderful. Flavorful and juicy, just the way I like my chicken. The pic above is my ideal dinner plate: a protein, a vegetable, a healthy fat, and a glass of ice water. Perfie! I hope you aren't judging me for the reversed fork and knife lol.
Chicken recipe:
  • Boneless chicken breast
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Egg whites
  • Breadcrumbs (gluten free)
  • Dried parsley 
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  1. In a bowl, whisk together 2 egg whites and 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Wash chicken. Pat dry. Trim the fat.
  4. Dip into the balsamic bowl on both sides. Let the excess drip off. Then dip into breadcrumb bowl on both sides.
  5. Place in aluminum foil lined broiler pan (or cookie sheet). Pour a drop of extra virgin olive oil on top of the chicken.
  6.  Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-45 mins or until juices run clear. (My chickens were large and I didn't butterfly them, so it took 45 mins. I also used a thermometer) 
Forgive the appearance of the broccoli. It was a tad old, so it started to yellow, but still delicious and edible nonetheless! PS this is broccoli from the farmer's market :D
Broccoli recipe:
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic cloves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • White vinegar
  1. Peel 4-5 garlic cloves and place in food processor. Add in 2 tbsp of oil, 1 tbsp of vinegar, and some black pepper. Chop in food processor.
  2. Put broccoli in a ziplock back. Add in contents from the food processor and mix back around.
  3. On an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet, place broccoli and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 mins.
If you don't have a food processor, you can just mince the garlic and add everything into the ziplock directly.
And of course I topped the broccoli with some siracha for a little spice. FYI, spicy foods boost your metabolism! Bring on the burn! And 1/4 of an avocado for some fats. Yes, fats are important too!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Baked Turkey Breast

There she is..beautiful and tasty as ever. Tonight I made possibly the best dinner ever. I made turkey breast, garlic kale, and kidney beans. So good. I got the turkey breast from the farmer's market and it was delicious. It was lean, fresh and perfect. I paired it with my garlic kale (no carbs for din) and my spanish kidney beans.
The turkey was boneless, about 3-4 lbs, and had skin.
Here's my recipe:
  • Boneless turkey breast
  • Thyme (fresh)
  • Rosemary (fresh)
  • Oregano (dried)
  • Sage (dried)
  • Tarragon (dried)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Chicken broth (gluten free)
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Wash the turkey and pat dry. Put holes all around with a knife. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut up fresh herbs and place in bowl. Add in dry herbs, salt, and pepper.
  3. Mince the garlic (about 3-4 cloves) and add in the bowl with the olive oil (1-2 tbsp).
  4. Stir up the herbs and spices and rub all over chicken.
  5. Line roasting pan with aluminum foil and place chicken in the middle. Be sure to put some fresh rosemary underneath it.
  6. Pour chicken broth into pan with turkey until its covering 1/3 of it (about 1/2-1 cup).
  7. Put chicken in middle rack and bake 1.5-2 hrs.
  8. **Be sure to baste every 30 minutes or it will come out dry.**
  9. For the last 30 mins, cover with aluminum foil. When it is done thermometer should read 170 degrees Fahrenheit. 
You can also add in potatoes, carrots, and other veggies all around it. Just make sure to cover it in a little olive oil. This is great as a dinner dish with veggies, rice or in a sandwich for lunch. It's versatile and best of all it's healthy. I also recommend using fresh herbs along with dried herbs to really get the flavor. As for the chicken broth, you really have to read the nutrition label. A lot of them are super high in sodium. I prefer organic, gluten-free (obvi), and low sodium.

That's all for now. G'nite!


Monday, May 6, 2013

Easy Chicken Bits

Hey everyone! Today I made myself some chicken. I "steam-sear" it, which is probably the best way to cook food on a skillet. It's when you add just a little bit of oil to get it hot, then add a little water and cover it and allowing it to steam. I keep it really simple and basic to keep the calories, fat, carbs, etc. low. I never fry my foods. Here's why..Frying food in oil creates harmful free radicals, which are reactive chemicals that damage cells, increases cancer risks, aging, and destroys essential nutrients. The high temperatures oxidize the oil therefore creating free radicals. This is true for all fried foods: french fries (even homemade), potato chips, and crispbread. If you must fry food, use a little bit of olive oil. Avoid vegetable oil at all cost (explained more below). So here's my steam-seared chicken..

Ok so first you have to buy your chicken. I'm a fan of organic chicken from Trader Joe's, but use what floats your boat. Make sure it's boneless chicken breast. I wash it, cut out the fat, and cut it into cubes. 
I place it in a pan to make marinating much easier. I then throw in like 5 cloves of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, white vinegar, and black pepper in a food processor and run it for a minute. Then I pour the mixture over the chicken and add in cumin, onion powder, and Mrs. Dash garlic and herb. 
Once all that's mixed up, I heat up a skillet on medium heat. And I add coconut oil. Here's the thing with oil: it's better to use a saturated fat (coconut butter, coconut oil) or a monosaturated fat (olive oil) rather than polyunsaturated fat (vegetable oil, corn oil) because they produce harmful free radicals when put under high temperature. CO is better than EVOO because CO is much better at tolerating the high temps. EVOO is best used as a salad dressing (although I include it in my marinade). You can buy a jar of extra virgin coconut oil and store it at room temp in a dark place or buy it as a spray (mine is from Trader Joe's).
When the skillet is hot enough, add the chicken and cover. Remember how I said I add water so it can steam? I don't need to do that with chicken because it creates it's own water (vets of the cooking world know what I mean). When it is a little brown, flip over.
Now, you can cook until the water is gone to brown it just a tinge. You have to watch it or else it will burn (burnt food also contain free radicals). Or, you can broil it on both sides  very quickly. Literally about 4 mins on each side at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This is optional  just to get it a little brown. Serve with a side, and you've got the perfect meal.
I didn't watch my chicken so some of it got a little burnt, so I just cut those parts out. I also had this with a little sauce on the side. It was a mixture of ketchup, mustard, and siracha. Low cal with a punch of flavor. 

That's how I cook my chicken a lot of the time. It's super easy and very healthy. Happy Monday!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

My First Quinoa Salad!

Hi!! Here is my dinner for tonight, Grilled Flank Steak with a side of Quinoa Salad. It was so delicious and so healthy. Ok so about the steak. I try to limit my red meat to once a week sometimes twice a week. If I do a steak, it is always flank steak. It's the healthier, leanner choice. It's packed with protein and is a good source of iron. It has a toughness to it, so it takes a little bit longer to grill. Another good steak is top of the round. I never marinate it, I always throw it on the grill plain and use Hot Bone Suckin' steak sauce on the side. My serving size is usually 4-6oz. 

As for the quinoa salad, it was my first time making one. I borrowed a little bit from , and tried a little few things of my own. I mixed cooked quinoa, organic black beans, organic canned corn, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, cilantro, red onion, extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, white vinegar, mango, cumin, chili powder, sea salt and pepper. Mixed it all up and served it on the side. I didn't really measure, I just did everything by eye. But you can check out Skinnytaste for her recipe. The quinoa and beans add more protein, the EVOO adds healthy fat, and the rest have added health benefits that are just too long to list (will make a separate blog post). 

This all took like 15 mins to make (if you already have the quinoa cooked). It was super fast, super easy, and super nutritious. Happy weekend!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Arms Workout

Hey guys! Today I blasted arms, bis AND tris. I took a preworkout and absolutely killed ittt. I took 1MR. To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of preworkouts. I don't want to depend on it for energy. I do have a jar in handy just in case I'm feeling unmotivated or sluggish. Just one scoop and I'm back like no one's business XD. I took some today because I really wanted to go heavy so my little arms can grow grow grow! Todays workout:

  • Alternating db curls 4X10
    • 1 min active rest - bent knee jumping jack
  • Superset 4X10
    • Hammer curls
    • High cable curl with dumbbells
    • 1 min active rest - high knees 
  • One arm preacher curl 4X10-12
    • 1 min active rest - side standing long jump
  • Superset 4X8-10
    • Skull crushers
    • Close grip flat bb press
    • 1 min active rest - weighted step ups
  • Superset 4X10
    • Rope pulldowns
    • Bench dips with a stability ball
    • 30 sec active rest - db cleans
  • Overhead db extension on a stability ball 4X10-12
    • 30 sec active rest - battle ropes
  • 55 squats
  • 21s X3
And when I was stuck in traffic, I found a swedish fish in my car. That made me a very happy girl!! 


Overnight Oats

Morning! Today I decided to make some overnight oats. So good! Recipe:
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (I use gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tbsp vanilla soy yogurt (I'm trying to be dairy free but feel free to use plain greek yogurt, especially for added protein)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • handful of blueberries
  • optional: sweetener (I didn't put any)
  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Place in the jar.
  3. Stick it in the fridge the day before.
It's simple as that! I wanted something super quick this morning that would take no time to make. This is perfect! You can eat these cold (how I prefer) or heat it up. Don't forget the chia seeds! That's what gets the oatmeal to expand over time. And right before I ate it I added a scoop of protein powder for a boost of protein. Now I have to get my butt to work!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Back Workout and My Watch

Happy hump day! The weekend is almost hereeee :) This morning I was feeling like a whale because I skipped out on the gym so today I went extra hard. I took a preworkout and worked my arse off. Today's workout:

  • Warmup 3X
    • Unassisted pull ups
    • 1 min active rest - db press
  • Superset 4X8-12
    • Lat pull downs
    • Close grip reverse pull downs
    • 1 min active rest - kb swings
  • Superset 4X10-12
    • Bent over bb row
    • Bent over one arm row
    • 1 min active rest - step ups
  • Deadlifts (heavy) 3X10
    • 1 min active rest - speed skaters
  • 50 squats
  • Ab circuit
  • 20 HIITs on elliptical
    • 1 min plank every 5 mins
  • Cool down
Now as far as my watch goes, I have a Polar FT4 which I loveeee. I put in my height, weight, and age and it measures my heart rate and how many calories I burned. It's really helpful for those trying to measure calorie intake and such. And it's very accurate. A lot of times people will rely on the cardio machine to tell them how many cals they burned which is not a good thing. It can't really measure you're heart rate so it approximates. The number on the machine is usually double what you actually burn. If the machine says you burned 600 cals, you probably only burned 300. I highly recommend the watch, it really comes in handy. There's also the Polar FT7 which is a fancier version. It tells you the percentage of body fat you burned in addition to the other stuff. You can find these watches on Amazon for $60-$80, depending on which model you get. You can also find them at sporting goods stores for a little bit more money. Enjoy your day!


Monday, April 29, 2013

Chest Workout

Hiiiiii!! Today I worked out my chest ONLY, no triceps. I'm saving one day this week for just my arms. Gotta get them tight and toned! Post workout I had my protein shake and an hour after that I had an organic turkey burger (that I bought from the farmer's market) on gluten free bread with a little bit of ketchup and spinach. Mmmm so good. So please excuse the fluffy abs, they are post protein shake post lunch post half a gallon of water XD
For today's workout:
  • Warmup 3X
    • Pushups til failure
    • 1 min active rest - jumping jacks
  • Superset 4X10-12
    • Flat bench db press
    • Flat bench db flys
    • 1 min active rest - step ups (use your bench!)
  • Superset 4X10-12
    • Incline db press
    • Incline db flys
    • 1 min active rest - kick backs
  • Pec deck machine 4X10
    • 30 sec active rest - mountain climbers
  • Cable crossovers 4X10
    • 1 min active rest - high knees
  • 20 mins HIITs on elliptical
As you can see, it's very different from last week. I never do the same workout twice. Whenever I walk into the gym, it's always something new. It keeps my muscles guessing and keeps me from getting bored. 


Getting Motivated

Good morning! Having a case of the Mondays? Feeling unmotivated? I know, I've felt like that too. There are just some days that you don't feel like working out. Here are some tips to keep you on track..
  • Set realistic goals. It's important to set goals you are able to achieve. Not doing so will only leave you disappointed, discouraged, and right back where you started. Start off with small weekly goals, like "Drink a gallon of water a day" or "Do as many push ups I can." Stick to it and always create new ones.
  • Plan ahead. Plan your workouts and meals before hand. Therefore, when you get into the gym you don't waste anytime and you always have healthy meals on hand. Fail to plan, plan to fail.
  • Leave gym clothes in your car. I always do this. You never know when you can get an extra 30 mins to yourself. Don't make excuses, always be prepared.
  • Update your playlist. This is my personal favorite. Sometimes all you need is new music to keep you focused.
  • Bring a buddy. Having a workout buddy always makes going to the gym easier. It gives you a lot of motivation and they help push you further.
  • Take a class. This has also worked for me. Sometimes you need to switch it up and do something totally different. Try a full body conditioning or kickboxing class. They're fun!
  • Buy yourself something. Sometimes buying a new shirt or new sneakers helps you feel good. Retail therapy has always worked for me!
  • Change it up. Change your workouts, change the time you're going, or change where you're going. If you have a friend that goes to a different gym, see if they offer day passes. A change of scenery can be nice. I love my gym, but I try to do this like twice a month.
  • Swimsuit season. Um hellloooo its the end of April people! Summer is coming! I know you want to have a hot summer body! Get out there and do the damn thing! XD
I hope these help. Enjoy your workouts!


Sunday, April 28, 2013

I Love the Farmer's Market

Hi yall's! This is my food haul from the farmer's market. I know it's not much lol but what they had was limited (I'm guessing because most of the good stuff isn't in season yet). It's also a very small farmer's market with only like 7 tents. I got gluten free rugelach, organic turkey burgers, organic broccoli, and an organic apple. I really like farmer's markets because everything they sell is organic. I try to eat organic as much as I can. Unfortunately, the way I eat and the amount of food I eat each day does not allow me to eat all organic 100% of the time. It's just too expensive. So I try to buy my fruits and veggies organic most of the time. The farmer's markets guarantee fresh food. The meat they had was fed gluten free feed, hormone free, free range, etc. All for a decent price. They also have gluten free sweets which makes me a very happy girl! 

Now the thing with organic food is that they are the most naturally grown and harvested. Regular produce are sprayed with lots of pesticides that are no good for us to consume. A study was done with heads of lettuce and it showed that just one head of lettuce had traces of about 7 different pesticides. 7! Pesticides in combination can be 100x more toxic than consuming one compound. I bet you're thinking, "Yeah, but I always wash my produce before I eat it. Duh." Well, these pesticides are meant to withstand rain, so washing it does not remove it. Now you're thinking, "Yeah, but I cook it anyway. The heat should kill all of the harmful chemicals." Yes, you're right, but you are also killing all of the vitamins and minerals in the food as well. You're essentially removing all of it's nutritional value. So what's one to do? Eat organic!

1. Organic produce have far less pesticides. It's almost impossible to escape pesticides, unless grown in your own backyard. 

2. Organic produce is fresher. It just tastes better!

3. Organic meat are not fed hormones, antibiotics, or poor quality feed. Many of these things are linked to hormone related cancers, specifically breast cancer. (More on this at another time)

Eating organic food raw is your best bet. They contain natural enzymes that aid in digestion once chewed. Most of these enzymes (and then some) are destroyed when cooked.

So my advice is:

  • Eat organic when you can
  • Thoroughly wash produce before consumption, including peels
  • Eat it raw
  • Make sure half of your diet is fruits and veggies
  • Check out your local farmer's market!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Shoulder Workout

Hi! Okay so I missed yesterdays blog post workout. Yesterday I worked out shoulders! They look all swole up and I see some striation. And yest I felt like a pregnant lady so I had to make sure my abs were still there XD. Workout:

  • Superset 4X10-12
    • Cable upright row
    • Standing barbell press (behind neck)
    • 1 min active rest - jumping jacks
  • Superset 4X10-12
    • Seated db press
    • Seated lateral db press
    • 1 min active rest - mountain climbers
  • Shoulder press machine 4X10-12
    • 1 min active rest - running in place
  • Smith machine shrugs 4X10
    • 1 min active rest - jump squat
Skipped cardio yesterday. Today I worked out glutes and 15 mins HIITs on the stairmaster. I did a quick workout because I only had an hour, but got it done nonetheless and got a good burn. Happy Friday peeps!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Back and Bis Workout

Don't mind me adoring my biceps XD Today I did a back and bis routine. It went a little something like this:

  • Superset 4X10-12
    • Lat pull downs
    • Bent over bb row
    • 1 min active rest - jumping jacks
  • Superset 4X10-12
    • Seated cable row - going heavier each time
    • Bent over dumbell row
    • 1 min active rest - running in place
  • Stiff leg deadlift (heavy) 4X8-10
    • 1 min active rest - jump squats
  • Superset 4X10-12
    • Incline curls
    • One arm db preacher curls
    • 1 min active rest - mountain climbers
  • Bb curl 4X8-10
    • 1 min active rest - kb swings
  • Chinups 2 sets until failure
    • 30 sec rest
  • Leg raises 3X20

Just a few notes on the workout. I do the cardio exercise before I start the exercise and then do them in between sets, so I am doing it 4X. I also lift as heavy as I can. Towards the end of the bicep workout, I was lifting as heavy as I can but was doing fewer reps because I was tired. Don't change the weight, unless you want to do dropsets. Also the supersets are 2 exercises done one right after the other. I recovered with my usual BCAAs and protein shake. No cardio today. I only do HIITs cardio 3X a week. I don't wanna lose that muscle! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oatmeal Mugcake

Good morning! I whipped up my usual breakfast, an Oatmeal Mugcake! They are so delicious and nutritious. Today I made the blueberry version of it. Recipe:

  • 1/2 rolled oats (I use gluten free)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 egg white (3 tbsp liquid egg white)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt 
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • ~5 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • a dash of agave (optional. You can add 1 tbsp of any sweetener you'd like)
  • blueberries (I use a handful)
  1. Grease the bowl or mug. I use coconut oil.
  2. Add in ingredients and mix together.
  3. Microwave for 2-3 mins, depending on your microwave. 
  4. Top with protein sauce.
Recipe for protein sauce:
  • 1-2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein (optional)
  1. Put 1 tbsp of the almond milk in blender. Then frozen blueberries. Then protein. Then a little more almond milk.
  2. Blend together adding more almond milk if necessary.

Voila! There you have it. Blueberry is just one variation, but you can really mix it up and get creative with it. You can use raspberries, which gives it that nice tart flavor. You can sub the applesauce with pumpkin and add cinnamon. It's whatever you like! I like to use berries because of their antioxidants, but anything can work.

As I said before, I eat oats almost everyday for breakfast. There are a lot of health benefits to oats. 

  1. Lowers Cholesterol - oats contain a fiber called beta-glucan which absorbs and eliminates cholesterol in your digestive track before it gets into your bloodstream. A bowl a day keeps the cholesterol away!
  2. Weight Loss - the soluble fiber mentioned above also has another benefit. It slows down digestion and makes you feel fuller longer. You are less likely to indulge in a late morning snack if you have a bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Also, they are more "complex" (compared to white bread or cereal), and their release of sugar is slower. They keep your blood sugar balanced, which largely determine your appetite.
  3. Nutritional Value - great source of fiber helps in digestion and prevents constipation. Also great source of vitamins and minerals (selenium, manganese, tryptophan, phosphorus, and thiamin). It's high in iron and a good source of low-fat protein. They contain antioxidants that prevent heart disease. They are rich in lignin, which decrease the risk of hormone related cancers.
And that is why I loveee oats. It's best to get raw oats - either steel cut or rolled oats. The whole oats are less processed and possess the nutrients in their natural form. Mugcakes are super simple, but if it seems too complicated throw them on the stovetop with some milk and in 5 mins they're done. Hope this helps!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Chest Monday

Hello! Today I worked out my chest and tris. My tris are probably my weak spot, so I'm really trying to hit them hard and work on sculpting them. My workout was:

  • Bench Press 4X10-12
    • I gradually increased weight, with the last set going heavy then removing 25% of the weight and going until failure
    • 30 sec rest
  • Incline Machine 4X10-12
    • Same as bench press
    • 30 sec active rest - high knees
  • Decline Bench Press 4X10
    • 30 sec active rest - jumping jacks
  • Dumbbell Fly 4X10-12
    • 30 sec active rest - kickbacks
  • Superset 4X
    1. Standing Cable Fly X12
    2. Bench Dip with Stability Ball until failure
  • Superset 4X8
    1. Skull Crusher 
    2. Close Grip Barbell Press
      • I alternated these.. 1 skull crusher and then 1 close grip barbell press
      • Once I couldn't do any more skull crushers, I did the close grip presses until failure
  • Rope Pulldowns 4X until failure
    • I do it heavy but not too heavy. I like to do a lot of reps and really feel the burn
  • 20 mins HIITs on treadmill
There you have it! I am a big fan of active rest because it keeps your heart rate up, thus burning more calories. I don't do it on leg days though because I need the energy to really push heavy. The dips and the close grip press really help with size, while the pull downs help with cutting. I recovered with BCAAs and a protein shake (one scoop of whey). I have to start making dinner so that's all for now! 

First Post

Good morning Bloggosphere! I finally decided to create my own health and fitness blog. I'll be posting everything: workouts, recipes, nutrition, supplements, and my own tips and tricks! I hope to inspire and educate others by sharing my fitness journey. Happy Monday!