3 Day Refresh – Day 1

I am so glad I’m doing this because so far it is easy peasy! It is the end of day one, I just took a bubble bath, I’m drinking a little more water and then I’m heading to bed.


Since it’s just after Memorial Day Weekend, it’s the perfect time to detox from the fun weekend. I didn’t go all out by any means but I did have more than one cheat meal! I went to the grocery store and got everything I needed which was all fruits and veggies and 3 gallons of filtered water. I wanted to get the gallons of water to ensure I was drinking enough every day. I’m drinking one a day and that should really assist in flushing out my system. In the refresh pamphlet there are some great recipes and food lists that you can pick from to prepare for the 3 days.

This morning I woke up, checked my email in bed, and then immediately made my shakeology before I got ready for the rest of the day. I added a half of banana, water, and ice to it and it tasted great. I had been drinking unsweetened almond milk with it and I honestly didn’t notice much of a difference in taste.

An hour later I had the fiber sweep which wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I put it in cold water and squeezed some fresh lemon in it, and shook it until it was all nice and blended. There were a couple of clumps at the bottom which didn’t go down as smoothly, but all in all not that bad!

For Lunch I had my vanilla fresh and added raspberries to it. I also had a cucumbers and hummus for my veggie and healthy fat. It was filling and I didn’t feel like I was missing out at all


I also got an afternoon snack. If I didn’t have that I think it would have been much harder. I prepared a couple of celery sticks with almond butter and it was the perfect snack.


Dinner was probably the hardest because I made dinner for my boyfriend. We had yummy, healthy chicken sitting in the crock pot all day. This is normally a go to meal for me because it’s so easy. I usually make him a starch and then add a veggie. Since roasted asparagus was in the recipe book I made that for his and my veggie tonight. They were sooooo good!!! 


I had to pass up the chicken and the mashed potatoes and I knew it was going to be hard, so I did the 21 day extreme upper fix workout. This made having another vanilla fresh shake soooo much easier. As an fyi, I really love the extreme workouts so far. I feel like I needed to change up my routine and my muscles are thanking me because I’m working them in a different way. That’s another reason I love beachbody. There are so many different programs to choose from so nothing ever gets old…except for maybe this vanilla fresh. I kid, I kid!!! hahaha

On to day 2!

 

 

 

3 Day Refresh – To dive in or dip out?

Since Memorial Day is coming up I decided to take advantage of the sale that Beachbody is having on their 3 day refresh. I’ve seen some other people with amazing results and figured that after a holiday filled with dirty, rotten, evil alcoholic beverages and fried chicken (probably) staring me in the face, that this might be the time to dive in. Plus I’m going to Miami where the heat is on and every one has muscles right afterwards for a work trip. Before clicking the “buy” button I wanted to do even more research just to make sure this would be doable for me.

Now that I’m a fan of beachbody, since I’ve been doing other programs, I doubted that I would see any faults. Compared to other cleanses, this seems like one of the more healthy ones because it doesn’t totally deprive you of food. Sometimes when I see transformations (before and after pics) of people on-line after cleanses and diets and magic pills, I’m like, “Is that for real or is that photoshopped?” I can now attest that the beachbody photos aren’t photoshopped because I know some of these people personally. Now I’m not saying they don’t have Instagram filters on some of them…

I am committed to making a difference in my physical appearance and my mental health so I’m not too worried about my own accountability for staying on track for three days, but if you feel that you can’t commit to the program than I wouldn’t bother trying it.

With 3 day refresh you get the following:
3 Shakeology packets (you can choose your own flavors, but they recommend vegan for the cleans because they are a little easier to digest), 6 packets of Vanilla Fresh (which is a high content protein shake), 3 packets of Fiber Sweep (I hear you may want to stay close to a bathroom), and a program guide with recipes, allowable food, and other info.

From what I understand they basically divide your meals and shakes up throughout the day which means you’re not skipping any meals. I am always looking forward to my next meal because I’m addicted to food so this is really important for me.

Other cleanses don’t often include real foods, let alone nutritious foods so it shouldn’t feel too depriving. Plus some juice fasts are really high in sugar and low in protein which decreases your energy.  This one is designed to support your metabolism and nourish your organs. The other nice thing about this cleanse as it’s a great introduction to the beachbody programs. If you see results after just 3 days, then imagine what you can do for yourself if you stick to one of the longer programs. These programs are all about getting healthy. 

Some tips that I’ve gotten:

  • modify your workouts if you currently have a program you are on. Since you aren’t fueling your body quite as much you may want to drop down the intensity.
  • Stock your fridge with the allowable foods prior to starting the cleanse so you have everything you need and you aren’t tempted by the inner layers of the grocery store.
  • Plan to do it around social engagements…again, so there isn’t any temptation.
  • This is definitely a low calorie cleanse and isn’t meant to be done for more than 3 days.

If you currently have shakeology you can order the 3 day refresh without which lowers the cost a little more. I’m jumping in for a Memorial Day cleanse and I’ll blog for the duration of it. I’ll be the guinea pig. If you want to be a guinea pig with me let me know and we can do it together. There is going to be a challenge group for it which really helps with motivation and accountability. Of course you don’t have to join it, but it’s actually kind of fun! For more information just Holla!! I have a video that I can share with you too if you’re interested. Just let me know in the comments and I will email you the link!

xo Julie Ann

3 DAY REFRESH LOSE WEIGHT AND FEEL GREAT!

21 Day Fix – Day 21

I just want to start by wishing all of my mama readers a very happy Mother’s Day! Ihope, even if your children aren’t with you, that you are being celebrated. I believe children learn the most from their parents, and moms in particular, are a guiding light. I’ve learned all of life’s most important lessons from my mom and she’s the best example of the type of person I want to be. She never speaks negatively of anyone except for this one guy on a commercial that comes on all of the time (Who knows how he got cast). She always looks at things objectively, she gives more than she receives, she forgives, loves wholly, helps those who have less and those who have more, and treats everyone as equals. She’s understanding, she listens, she smiles at strangers because she wants them to smile, she’s empathetic, kind, smart, beautiful, strong, resilient, and wishes the best for everyone. She never gives up on me when I feel like giving up on myself and that’s what makes me keep going at the end of the day. I have no idea how I got so extremely lucky. I could say all of the same for my dad (but it’s Mother’s Day!). In my opinion both of my parents are as close to perfect as you can possibly be. Mother’s you are your child’s blessing, just as they are yours.Through my mother I see, and I know Gods love. If I become a mother I hope I can somehow compare. Thank you mom!!

Yesterday was so fun and busy that I was too exhausted to blog last night. You didn’t miss much though. The day started off pretty well with my workout and healthy breakfast but moving on from there it all went downhill. I’m not upset about it though. I knew what my choices were and I knew I was going to have to make up for it afterwards. 

My boyfriend and I hung out with my parents all weekend and went to the Blind Willie Blues Festival in Thomson, GA. I’ll be posting a video of it on my TownieGirl YouTube channel, so if you’re interested please subscribe and you’ll get an update when I post it this week. It was a lot of fun! It’s such a great annual event and this is the second time we have been. I highly recommend it! I had a few beers and snacked on treats pretty much all day. When we went for dinner I got a perfect juicy hamburger and I enjoyed every bit of it. My belly wasn’t really thanking me, but my tastebuds were.


Today I woke up and ate some fruit then took my boyfriend to the airport. I’m still out of town so checked in to a hotel, got some healthy groceries, and got my yoga in. Plus I did one of the workouts from the 22 minute hardcore series. It worked me! This is the last day of the 21 day fix for me and I’ll be posting my results on Tuesday when I’m finally home and have access to the tape measure. That doesn’t mean I’m stopping. I’m starting over again tomorrow! This week I’m going to learn more about what it takes to be a coach so you’ll get new updates on that as well. Please let me know if you’d like to join any challenges and I’ll update you when I’m close starting a new one so you can jump on board. 

21 Day Fix – Day 19

I don’t have much to write today, but like I promised yesterday I have an announcement. Now you probably won’t be as excited as I am but I’m going to share it with you anyway. I posted a vlog on YouTube earlier today so I’m sharing below. Less reading more watching people! Let me know what you think!

The Workout:

Cardio Fix – Man oh man, my body was tired this morning. I got up a little later than I had planned so I decided to forego breakfast and get my workout done so I could get ready and go. I think I definitely need to eat a little something before working out. I don’t all the time, but I think since I’ve been doing double workouts this week it’s had an affect on me and my energy levels. Although, when I’m done with a workout and feel worn out, I feel like I could do another one an hour or two later! I decided to give my body a little bit of a rest today and skip the second workout. I made it through all of the cardio fix workout but i felt faint during a little of it so changed to the modifiers during the rounds I wasn’t feeling so hot in.

Today’s Eats:

Breakfast:

(1 red)

  • 2 hard boiled eggs

Snack:

(1 blue, 1 tsp)
Kind Bar

So I definitely needed more than hard boiled eggs after my workout. I got ready and found a Starbucks and tried to find something I could eat plus got two bottles of water, one of which I chugged there and then. I looked up kind bars and found a post from Autumn saying that she eats those for a snack and counts them as one blue and one tsp (to be on the safe side).  That was a win for me!

Lunch:

(1 green, 1 red, 1/2 orange)

  • Salad with romaine lettuce and grilled chicken

Afternoon and evening snack:

(1 purple)

  • Strawberries

Normally about 8 strawberries fill up a container for me depending on size so that’s what I had for a snack.

Another afternoon snack:

(1 yellow, 1/2 blue, 1/3 purple)

  • Corn tortilla chips
  • Guac
  • Salsa

So I had a little extra blue and purple today, but didn’t eat both yellow containers, so there!

Dinner:

(1 red, 2 green, 1/2 orange)

  • Spinach/spring mix salad with carrots, green onion, & tomato and dressing
  • Baked Cod seasoned with pepper, onion powder, paprika, & cumin
  • Steamed green beans (I think there must have been butter in them because they tasted better than usual)

I drove to Washington, GA this evening to see my parents, sister, and nephew so I had a great healthy home cooked meal!

Score for a Friday night!

I’m looking forward to my workout tomorrow already! We are going to a music festival tomorrow and can’t bring any food or drink in so I’m hoping some of the vendors will have healthy options. Wish me luck!

Thanks for watching and reading! Have a wonderful weekend!

Xo Julie Ann

Oh and if you missed the video you can checkout my Beachbody coach page (yep! That was my announcement) by clicking the following link: Independent Beachbody Coach FitFabDelish

21 Day Fix – Day 17


I got up super early this morning becaus I had a 3.5 hour drive ahead of me to visit customers on the western outskirts of my GA territory. I heard my alarm go off and I hit snooze and then I was like “Juie ANN, what are you thinking? You have to get up!” So I got up, hit play, ate breakfast, showered, packed what was left (tennis shoes and cooler) and left.

I listen to a lot of podcasts in my car and this morning I realized that I really depend on them to get me through a drive, especially early in the morning when people haven’t gotten to work yet and I don’t have them to talk to on the phone. Well I finally got a new phone and this morning I realized that my auxiliary cord that connects my phone with my car stereo doesn’t quite fit into the new phone case. Phone fail. One of my friends even texted a new podcast to me to listen to this morning and I couldn’t. Plus I downloaded Hamilton (the Broadway musical that you should have heard about by now) and I couldn’t even listen to that. Double phone fail! I ended up listening to the radio, then to silence, then to more morning radio which I’m not a very big fan of. I guess you didn’t need to know all that, but I’m hoping you’ll just wish me luck moving forward.

Today was decent. I did well until dinner time. See below.

The Workout:

Lower Fix – My butt is already sore! That’s really all I have. A sore butt. 10lbs (or 20 depending on how you look at it) all rounds, sore booty.

10 minute abs- I couldn’t get Beachbody on Demand to stream and didn’t download this before I left which was super annoying but I did find a girl on YouTube who recorded herself doing it, so I followed her and Autumn’s voice in the background. 

Today’s Eats:

Breakfast:

(1 red, 1/3 green, 1 purple)

  • Veggies fritatta muffins
  • Half of a banana

Snack:

(1/2 purple, 1/2 red)

  • Strawberries 
  • Hard boiled egg

Lunch:

(1/2 green, 1/2 red, 1/2 blue)

  • Hard boiled egg
  • Veggie salad (cucumber, avocado, tomato, red onion)

Snack:

(1 red)

  • Protein shake

Dinner:

(1 red, 1 1/2 green, 1 orange, 1 yellow)

  • Steak salad
  • 1/2 glass red wine

Dessert- this is where everything went wrong. I had Strawberry shortcake. It was just calling my name and I couldn’t resist. I felt terrible afterwards. I can’t tell if my stomach hurts because of the sugar or because of the 10 minute abs I made myself do when I got in. Now I have to be super careful tomorrow through the weekend because this was my cheat. I’m just glad it was after leg day. Those bigger muscles might appreciate it a little more. Ok, enough with the excuses. All you can do is move on after cheating and make better choices. I’m going to go chug some water now and hit the hay…another long day tomorrow. God bless!

21 Day Fix – Day 16

Sixteen is my favorite number and my endorphins were pumping this morning. I made it through my workout and through a happy breakfast first thing!

There is nothing like a smiley face staring back at you to give you a sense of encouragment. 

I wiped that smiley face right off that plate. Not out of malice, out of gratitude. My life is fully abundant. I have a roof over my head, shoes on my feet, great food to eat, and love in my life. That’s all a girl really needs right? Geez, I hope these endorphins stay put!

Today I got back on Snapchat and my goal is to share a daily affirmation with my contacts. Sometimes I’m all gungho and snap all the time, but lately it’s been falling to the wayside.I figured adding daily affirmations to my routine would help my Snap accountability as well improve my daily routine. Affirmations are a great way to improve your mood, your relationships, and your every day life. When you think positively, you grow positively. My go to affirmation has been “My life is full of abundance.” If you’re interested in joining me follow me on snapchat! Most of my snaps are sent when I’m on the road going to and from appointments, because that’s when I’m most clever.

The Workout:

Upper Fix- I will tell you right now that I am going to be sore tomorrow! Increasing my weight only 2 lbs made a big difference! I still suck at push ups but they are getting better little by little. I made it through both rounds of scissor crunches feeling strong at the end and that’s a win! I remember when I couldn’t get through 5 seconds without having to modify. Stronger every day!!

Cardio Fix- can’t say I was looking forward to this but I’m all about double round week. I sweated through it and was wiped out after. 

Today’s Eats:

Breakfast:

(1/3 green, 1 red, 1 purple)

  • 2 veggie frittata muffins
  • 1/2 banana 

Snack:

(1 red)

  • Raw Fit Protien Powder

Lunch:

(1 red, 1/2 green, 1/2 blue)

  • Leftover crockpot chicken
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • Cucumbers & hummus

I snapped a pic of lunch on the go today! Cute and compartmentalized!


Snack:

(1 green)

  • Green juice

Dinner:

(1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow)

  • Blackened grouper
  • Veggie mix (1 avocado, 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 red onion, and 2 tomatoes)
  • Butternut squash fries


This was one of the easiest and best things I have made lately. All the flavors went together so well. I did add a little Himalayan pink sea salt and ground black peppercorns. 

Oh I did have a little extra Protien today. I had another egg after my 2nd workout. I needed something and that seemed fitfabdelish!

Tomorrow is coming and I have to pack! Goodnight and thanks for reading!

21 Day Fix – Day 9

Today I’m sleepy and I could have gone back to bed for the rest of the day. Even though I’m sleepy I still have energy. My body isn’t tired, my brain is wide awake, but my attitude is just a little sleepy. I’m an introvert that pretends to be an extrovert. I could go days without any social interaction and be okay with it. Since I’m striving to be a professional in the acting world and have another job that puts me in front of so many people each day, you might find this fascinating or just plain wierd. It is kind of wierd! My thoughts provide more entertainment for me than any other human could. If you could steal my head for just a moment, you’d be flabbergasted (such a great word).

Well enough on that, I don’t want to share too much. This is about the 21 fix anyway isn’t it. That’s not a question.

So i got breakfast ready this morning, put on my face because I wanted to look cute today. Not for any particular reason. Sometimes if you actually try to look decent it just makes you feel more decent. I put on my new $30 dress which I got from 4c (which was also marked down from $300 – I only bargain shop these days, but when I do it, I do it right). I got in my car. I drove to St. Augustine. I was early for my appointment. Whoop Whoop! I’m never very early, I usually make it right on time though.

I then realized that I forgot to pack a lunch or snack and I forgot my lemon water…shitake! I worked everything out though. Take a look.

The Workout:

Upper Fix was great today. I think out of everything Push-ups are still the hardest for me. They are the only exercise that I have to move to the modification for. On the first set I started out with 8 and then had to move to my knees to make sure my form was correct. On the second set I did about 5 and then moved to knees. Otherwise, I stuck with 8 lbs the entire time and didn’t struggle on many of the moves, so again, I need to increase.

After my workout tonight my friend Natalie and I went on a nice walk with her baby who is just the cutest. He slept most of the walk while she and I caught up. It’s been beautiful weather, so this was a great way to end the day and burn some extra calories! This was a case of much needed social interaction. Maybe I’ll explain it to you one day.

Today’s Eats:

Breakfast:

(1.5 red, 1/2 green, 1/2 blue)

  • Broccoli & Onion fritata with shredded Gouda

I love when I start my day off with a great breakfast. Fritata’s are so easy to make and look super gourmet and stylish, so you feel extra fancy when you eat them on a paper plate (for some reason I always use paper in the mornings..oh I know the reason it’s because our dishwasher needs a 21 day fix and I hate handwashing).

Snack:

(1/2 blue, 2 purple)

  • 6 almonds
  • 1 banana

Thank Goodness I didn’t have any fruit this morning or I don’t know what I would have done and thank God I had gotten a little bag of almonds to put in purse just in case this sort of thing happened. I was in St.Augustine meeting with customers and all of a sudden I got sooo hungry. I looked at my phone and saw that it was already almost 3pm. No wonder. I knew just where a Starbucks was and I was dying of thirst, so I stopped and got an iced unsweetened green tea to have with my 6 lonely almonds. When I got up to the window there were bananas just sitting on a tray with a sign that said “eat me”. No, I’m sorry the sign said, “only $1” and I was like, “You may be worth a dollar to someone, but you’re priceless to me.” I asked the kind barista if she would add a banana to my order and she complied.

Score.

Lunch:

(1 red, 1 green)

  • 1 can of tuna
  • Green Goblin juice

As you can imagine I had a really late lunch, but I didn’t want to wait all the way until dinner because we usually don’t eat until about 7 or 8. I got home and grabbed a can of tuna, added some hot sauce and ate it while I made a green juice (celery, kale, lemon, & ginger). I’m not totally sure what a serving size of juice would be, but from most of the research I’ve done I’ve learned that it should count as one serving of veggies a day. I made 10 oz worth.

Dinner:

(1 red, 1 yellow, 1 tsp, 1 green)

  • Chicken fajita salad

After I got back from my workout I got a little more work done and cut up chicken and veggies for fajitas. Then, I ran the bath, lit a candle, and relaxed! I picked up some bubble bath from Old City Bathecary in St. Augustine and pampered myself for a bit. They have some of the best products. Click here and you can see for yourself! Once I was shriveled up I got up and out and heated up a pan with coconut oil. Minutes later dinner was ready. No tortillas for me, just some Protein and veggies over romaine lettuce with black beans.

While I was washing dishes I was thinking about something sweet. I had a tsp of crunchy almond butter and it did the trick. It’s hardly sweet, but tastes like a treat!

Truthful Tuesday: Today was a good day, I hope yours was too! Meow.

Materialistic, St. Augustine, FL

21 Day Fix – Day 7

This has been a great weekend. I love the great outdoors! We woke up at 8ish and my chef (otherwise known as my boyfriend and “the campfire King”) started making breakfast and I began cleaning up the tent. Once we ate we enjoyed the morning with a campfire cup of joe while sitting back with our books. 

I thought I’d do Yoga when I got home today, but it was such a beautiful morning so after digesting breakfast I made it to my daily workout.

The Workout:

Yoga – I stretched it all out today and it felt most wonderful! My flexibility has come back and my muscles thanked me for giving them some love today. 

I used to do yoga all the time when I belonged to a gym. After that I started doing Bikram yoga which I really loved but it got to be too expensive for my budget. It really is a great practice so I am glad that it is part of this new routine.

Listening to the birds chirping and sounds of nature in the background really brought me to a zen kind of place. Yoga is perfect for Sunday’s. Namaste.

Today’s Eats:

Breakfast:

(1 1/2 red, 1/2 blue)

  • Eggs
  • Turkey
  • Coffee w/stevia & almond milk 

Well, I all I had left to eat from the approved list in our cooler were the above. Tasty, but I wasn’t quite satisfied. I really missed having a vegetable or some fruit.

Lunch:

(1 red, 1/2 blue,1 yellow, 1 purple, 1 green)

  • Canned tuna
  • Black beans
  • Smoothie

I was so excited to get home just so I could pick something special out of my own food wardrobe. You’d think I’d pick something super fantastic, and it was…to me! This will be a staple until I get sick of it and never eat it again. I added some shredded cheese and hot sauce to my bb/tuna mix. I also was craving veggies & fruit which is entirely kind of new for me. I’ve always hated veggies and normally if I could pick a snack of choice I’d get chips (preferably plain ruffles or jalepèno kettle chips).

I guess hate is a strong word, because it’s not like I never ate a vegetable. I’ve always really loved salads. My tastebuds just appreciate me more now. I think since I’ve found new recipes and know how to cook and make things taste better, I’m more comfortable with choosing something good for me. This kind of came in my 30’s and now that I’m mid 30’s (yikes, that sounds weird), I’m a pro! I think I’m finally converting my boyfriends palate as well. Either that or he really really loves me and will eat anything I make him. Maybe it’s both 😍!

Snack:

  • 1 tsp almond butter

I wanted a full jar. Just saying…

Dinner:

(1 red, 2 green, 1 tsp, 1/2 yellow, 1 orange)

  • Baked chicken thigh with mustard
  • Salad with fix approved dressing and black beans
  • Green beans with Mrs. Dash

So I binged on Hulu and did laundry for the most part of the afternoon. If y’all don’t watch Scandal, it’s about to go down no matter what episode you start on. I started watching this show from the very start when it first began. Now I hardly have a schedule to watch tv so I use my Roku for evvvverything. I did not feel like making dinner, but then hungry happened and I had a vision of Olivia from Scandal telling me to push pause and make dinner. If Olivia tells you to do something. Oh, you do it!


For dinner I tried to fit in as many of my containers as I could which probably wasn’t the best plan because it’s best not to eat a ton before bed. At least it’s all healthy though and I can kickstart tomorrow with a workout. I added a little more red wine vinegar to the dressing I pre made on Friday to cut out the olive oil taste that was so substantial. It tasted much better! I made mashed potatoes in an instant (because they were instant mashed potatoes, duh) for my partner and didn’t even stick my finger in them. 

Well that’s a lie. I stuck my finger in them, put it in my mouth…and then I spit it out. I’m a little mental if you haven’t noticed yet.Yep, will power still going strong on Day 7! 

Now, if you’ll excuse me while I go finish this episode of Scandal.

Goodnight! 

21 Day Fix – Day 6

 Saturday’s are for fun, but it helps when you get your workout done before the party starts or you veg on the couch with an all day Netflix binge. Let’s face it, we all love those days!

Today we actually slept in which is rare for us. We bounced out of our tent at about 9am and went to get some firewood from the ranger station. When we got back, I got out my mat and weights, set up my camera and pressed record. Once you hit that play button on your DVD player you hit the point of no return!

The workout:

  • Dirty 30

I am doing the 30 day free trial of the Beachbody on demand app. I feel like since I already payed for the 21 day fix workouts I should be able to stream those for free anyway, but of course not. That’s how they get you! I am using my iPad to stream them and it stopped loading midway so I had to reload the page and find my spot. I jogged in place for a little while I was waiting. When I was done working out I went to my camera and found that it stopped recording! I didn’t get the whole workout on film, but I think I got at least the first two rounds. 

We also went for a little walk along the nature trail and went canoeing for 2 hours which was so nice. By the end of the night I was ready to rest!

Today’s Eats:

Breakfast

(1 purple, 1 1/2 red, 1/2 blue)

  • 2 over easy eggs with cheese
  • Strawberries & raspberries
  • Blackened mahi mahi
  • 1 cup of coffee with almond milk and stevia

Oh that bacon over the campfire smelled sooo good. Where oh where in the world is this will power coming from Jules?

I brought my containers with me so was able to measure my fruits. The salad from last night that I was going to eat today for lunch didn’t look so hot so I reheated the rest of the fish over the fire and added that to my breakfast. A little extra Protien after a workout never hurts!

Lunch:

(1/2 green, 1 red, I purple)

  • Turkey lettuce wraps 
  • More berries

So self explanatory – turkey wrapped in lettuce!

Dinner:

(1 1/2 green, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 orange, 1/2 blue)

  • Slaw with baked chicken, feta cheese, & Dijon approved dressing
  • Sweet potatoe fries

I packed this dinner for the trip because I knew I needed a healthy option for tonight. We made sweet potato fries (wrapped in tinfoil and thrown in the coals)as a side. I wasn’t a big fan. They were kind of mushy. My boyfriend had crescent dogs roasted over the fire which looked delish. The Dijon vinaigrette that I made had way too much olive oil for my liking…so I won’t share that recipe! 

Snack: 

….I might have had an extra piece of cheese (1/2 blue)

I might not have! You can believe whichever you’d like.

21 Day Fix – Day 5

It’s Fresh Friday! TGIF! 

Before I hit the 21 day fix part of the post I just wanted to touch on a couple of things.

First, it’s my sisters birthday!! Happy birthday Kathleen. I love you! 

Secondly, (this will be the only depressing part of this post) I wanted to wish peace to those that were close to a musical hero named Prince. He touched so many lives with his music and spirit and we will always be grateful for that. The most wonderful thing about an artist is that their spirit always lives on through their art. It’s never easy losing anyone because everyone has a huge impact on somebody else. God Bless everyone who is suffering from a loss of a loved one. 

So with that said lets dive in to Friday!

Today I was visited by my lovely Aunt. She’s the only aunt that I really don’t care for. She just pops up out of the blue sometimes with her depressing attitude and that smirk that I just want to wipe right off of her face. She is the total opposite of a fairy Godmother. The affect that she has on me is entirely dreadful. “Oh Aunt Flo,” I always say, “when will you go?”Sometimes she sticks around for a whole week and it puts a damper on everything!

This time, yeahhh…this time I am  not going to let Flo interrupt my flow! I think she will get sick of my positive attitude and be gone before I even realize it.

I have an uncle who’s a historian named Rick who we call Historicktome. When I was a teenager I always hoped that he would visit and take Aunt Flo on home. (Ok maybe I went a little too far with that one)

So who’s feeling good today? I am! I’m a little worried about this weekend though because we are going camping. I think I’ll survive and I’m bringing my workout and containers with me. Below is my YouTube vlog covering my little plan to make it work!

Fresh Friday Fix Vlog

Today we focus on cardio. Let’s pump up the volume. Week one is almost over. Yay!

Today’s workout: 

Cardio Fix – I don’t really have much to say about this workout except that it’s hard to love. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with it because I know it’s working every body part while keeping my heart rate up. If you haven’t tried it, this workout will have you sweating and breathing hard (in through the nose out through the mouth kind of hard of course) and I really wanted to rest more than the allowable time. However, I made my self jump in with both feet (sometimes literally, because you know…burpees) every single time. Whether you’re super fit or just beginning cardio fix kicks butt! I treat all these workouts as games, if you make it through the entire game than you’re a winner!

Today’s Eats:

Breakfast:

(1/2 purple, 1/2 green, 1 red)

  • 2 scrambled eggs
  • Leftover asparagus/mushroom mix
  • Strawberries/raspberries

I tried to make an omelet with yesterday’s left over veggies and it didn’t work out. It turned into more of a veggie scramble. The struggle is real!

Lunch:

(1 red, 1/3 blue, 1 yellow)

  • Baked chicken
  • Hummus
  • Black beans

Today’s lunch consisted of all leftovers. I cut up my chicken and used my hummus for a dip. Superb and easy to eat on the go!

Dinner:

So I was worried about dinner because I knew we would be eating out since we had to go to our campsite first and set up before the gates closed. I googled the nearest restaurant to our campground and found a gem that’s been around for 25 years. Before that it was a tackle shop. It’s called Matanza’s Inlett. They had a variety of food that I really wanted to eat like fried shrimp po’boys and crabdips but I went with some of the healthier choices. We did have to try the gator andouille sausage and of course steamed oysters as an appetizer so I’m so glad that I had some reds saved up for this meal! 

(2 reds, 2 green -probably more like one but I’m counting it to be on the safe side, 1 yellow, 1 Orange, 1/2 blue) 

  • gator andouille sausage
  • Steamed oysters with hot sauce
  • Blackened mahi salad with balsamic vinaigrette on the side (hardly had a bit of dressing, but counting a full orange because who knows what was in it + I had a few olives!) & shredded cheddar 
  • 3/4 glass of house cab

So I feel like after using the containers I can make better estimates of what a portion should really look like. I had 5 oysters with just hot sauce and I thought I was really going to miss having it on a cracker but I really didn’t. I had half of my salad and packed up the other half for lunch tomorrow. I just need to remember to put it in the cooler! The andouille gator sausage were small bites and I had about 5 of those too. They were soooo good! See the pics below! My boyfriends basket of goodness is included and no I didn’t even steal a fry!