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(Chicken) Sausage & Eggs

Last morning I’ll be making a breakfast like this for awhile…

  
Tomorrow marks the first day back for PD for the new school year! Second year teaching & moving to second grade!!!

I’m super excited, and love that we go back before the kids, because I end up feeling much more prepared for the school year & closer with my coworkers. But I also enjoy relaxing morning spent sipping tea/coffee :-/

When I do have the time, this is my favorite way to enjoy my eggs.

I heat up coconut oil, then cook up the whole egg…But what I’m left with after eating is this:  

 
Shhh, but I don’t eat the yolks🙈

Since I wouldn’t use the yolks in other foods I make, it is a bit of a waste…But #1-I prefer my eggs made from whole eggs, not the cartain of egg whites, when I eat them like this (otherwise I will use just whites) and #2-I enjoy getting hints of the yolk in my whites without having to eat much of it. And #3-Its way easier than if I separated them as i put the eggs in the pan!

And then I wanted to really pump up the protein, so why not have a chicken sausage😍 Love them!

Whats your favorite lazy morning breakfast? And if when you work you have busy mornings, whats your favorite on the go breakfast?

2 Minute Breakfast

  

  Here’s the deal…

If you’re like me, on workdays you get up at the crack of dawn, want to get in as much sleep as possible, and hate the thought of having extra crap to do before work, even if that extra crap is making breakfast.

I’ll admit to stopping at Dunkin Donuts, which of course, is right around the corner from me…and grabbing some non-nutritious, toxic-if you really look at the ingredients, egg white sandwich & coffee. $6 later I’m off to work, with at least a 5 minute detor, and end up naturally hungry again within the next 60-90 minutes.

Yuck! 

One solution can be meal prepping your breakfasts in advance. Egg white/egg “muffins” with protein and veggies, or overnight oats are great options that’ll only take you about 15 mins to prepare for the next day. Much better than that coffee shop temptation.

But what if you want to save even more time?

SHAKEOLOGY!!!!

I am so happy I’ve gotten back into drinking this superfood powerhouse each morning. And best of all, it takes maybe 2 mins to make!

I do the following:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • Handful ice
  • 1 scoop Shakeology
  • Unsweetened almond milk

Throw it all into a blender, blend, and GO!

  
And really best of all, the nutrition:

  • Ingredients derived from whole-food sources deliver the daily vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs to curb cravings, allowing it to shed stored fat.
  • Over 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.
  • Fiber, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes help your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently and promote better absorption of nutrients.
  • Protein and essential amino acids help build muscles and reduce food cravings.
  • Prebiotics and digestive enzymes aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption.
  • Antioxidants and phytonutrients help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases.
  • A daily dose of vitamins and minerals provides your body what it needs to function for optimal health.

AND you aren’t left feeling hungry an hour later!!!

Check it out for yourself:

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FroYo-Go to 21 Day Fix Snack

This snack helped me survive and thrive on the 21 Day Fix!
If you eat dairy/nut butter, you’ve gotta try this out! Or I’m sure it would be easy enough to sub coconut milk yogurt/nut butter alternative 🙂

Super easy snack-On or off of the 21 day fix!
froyo
Ingredients:
1 Red container of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt (Red is a Protein)
2 teaspoons nut butter
1 Purple container of frozen blueberries (Purple is Fruits)

Mix the ingredients together (I find that using frozen blueberries, or whatever fruit you’d like) helps give a nice frozen consistency a lot faster than using berries from the fridge, and put in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes. ENJOY!!!

21 Day Fix

Another great program that Beachbody (the company that brings you PiYo) is the 21 Day Fix.

What is the 21 Day Fix?
Simply put, the 21 Day Fix makes nutrition easy! It takes the guess work out of portioning, and also does an amazing job of giving you the food you need to fuel your body without making you feel deprived or starved.
It comes with different color-coded containers, different sizes depending on which food group the container is for, and based on your weights and activity level you are assigned a plan with a specific number of each container to eat each day.There are also daily workout dvds that get your blood pumping and are easy to modify for those newer to working out, but challenging enough for advanced athletes!

But does it work?
Here are my results from the 21 Day Fix.
Left is the first day of my first round of the fix. Right in each photo is after the 21 days 🙂
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But more importantly than my results was how I felt while doing the 21 Day Fix.
I felt strong, lean, and powerful. Powerful? That sounds weird
But seriously-I tend to eat too many carbs, even though they’re healthier carbs, I just know in my “normal”-non-21 day fix eating, I eat more than I should. And this program showed my the amount of carbs I should be eating for the activity level I live. And I felt amazing eating this way.

Where can I get my own?
Easy! Check out beachbodycoach.com/angelinafitness
Click shop-And find the 21 Day Fix under fitness programs!

Stay Accountable!

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PiYo 60-Day Workout Calendar
I just touched the surface on this in my last post, however I think its an important message to share with people. It’s one of those things many of us experience, but few of us talk very openly about for fear of looking weak or being embarrassed.
In my last post I shared how I didn’t make it past DAY THREE of this new PiYo program I’ve started. I was even so excited for it that I started this blog entirely dedicated to this program. Not even that got me to stick with it through my busy weekend!

So how do you get past losing interest, losing motivation, GIVING UP?
I’m far from perfect, but here are some tips I’ve come up with through my personal fitness journey.

1) Know WHY you started in the first place. And make it about MORE than just the superficial.
Sure, you may want to lose 5 lbs, 4 inches from your waist, or build a more shapely booty, but that’s not going to happen overnight! Sorry!
You need a reason that will pull you through and get you to stick with it even on the days that you don’t see immediate change. Maybe you want to FEEL BETTER, have more energy, prove to yourself that you can finish a 60 day program, improve your flexibility and do a split, etc. Whatever it is, own your why!
Say it out loud! Tell other people WHY you started daily. This will make it more of a priority in your daily life even when you don’t see those immediate results.

2) Be Okay with giving up.
Wait…Say what?!
What I mean here is be OKAY with the fact that you took a break. Heck, even call it a break, never a failure. As long as you’re still alive and have the opportunity to start again, you can never REALLY fail! Once you’ve accepted the fact that things didn’t go as planned the first (or second, or third… ;D ) time, you can move on and get back to business stronger than when you first began! What good does beating yourself up over a bump in the road do? NONE!

3) Get an accountability partner!
You don’t have to do this alone! Find a friend who has similar goals and wants to start getting healthier/stronger/super sexy along with you 😉 And if you don’t have a friend near you who wants to do that, get an online coach. There’s tons of us who do it for free (always feel free to ask me for more info on that, I LOVE helping people stay motivated and accountable to their goals). It’s easy to sleep in, go home early, or take a nap instead of working out when its just you, if you’re doing it with someone else or telling someone else about your workouts, you may find yourself less likely to skip them!
Some of us need to have someone to give them a kick in the ass sometimes! (No shame…I’m one of those people, as well!)

4) Change your outlook.
When I stopped looking at working out as a chore and something I did because I hated my body, everything changed! (Well…In some aspects, because I did just need to restart my PiYo program haha ;D )
Instead of a chore, it should be something you’re LUCKY that you’re able to do! You have the health to stand up straight, to bend over and pick something up off the ground, to lift a heavy bag of groceries. This is your health and you are fortunate enough to have it! As cheesy as it sounds, do this because it is a gift to your body! Be happy about working out, and if you arent having fun with your workouts, Get a NEW Workout! Spice it up and get moving!
Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it!

5) If you’re doing an at home program, just put in the DVD and see what happens!
Seriously, I’ve done this in the past! I remember sitting down on the couch, planning on taking a nap, but I made myself put the DVD in, sat back down, and within 1-2 minutes, guess what? I got my butt off the couch and got the workout done! And felt even more energized afterwards than I bet I would have had I taken a nap! The only workout you’ll regret is the one you don’t do!

6) Invest in gear that makes you feel good.
No, this doesn’t mean you need to go and spend $300 on a new lululemon outfit or $150 on a new pair of the latest sneakers. It means get clothes that make you feel good about yourself and excited to workout!
Shocker!!!!>>>This could be free!!!<<< I cut old tshirts alllll the time into workout shirts, and I get SO excited to wear them, especially if its a tee I haven’t worn in years!
You can also get killer deals at places like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Old Navy, and Target or Kohls (they both have awesome coupon alerts!)
If you feel good or even excited about your workout clothes, you’re much more likely to put them on, and once you’re wearing them, the workout is a natural progression 🙂

7) SEE your goals.
Write down those goals. Post a workout calendar in a place you’ll see it throughout the day, so it reminds you how important it is. And when you’ve done that days workout, put a big, satisfying X on that day to show you did it! How good does it feel to cross off things on a To-Do list, right?! This is the same idea!
Get it done and show off that you did it!
Put post-its with your goals and positive affirmation around your house, in your car, at your office to remind yourself that you can do this!!!

7) Suck it Up!
Sorry (not sorry 😉 lol) about the honesty here, but I’m not going to sugarcoat it…somedays you just have to be willing to suck it up and get it done. Stop thinking about it, researching workouts, telling yourself how busy you are, making excuses because you’re sore or tired, viewing “fitspo” posts online, etc. BE that Fitspiration! Respect yourself enough to Stop wasting your time!

Now that I got those out, any suggestions you’ve found helpful in staying motivated? Comment and share!!!