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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?

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PiYo Core Review Video

FINALLY made my video review of the PiYo CORE workout!

Check it out 🙂
And always feel free to comment or email me at angelina4901@hotmail.com for more info on this amazing program!

PiYo CORE

PiYo CORE Review

For someone who LOVES pilates, this was a great, non-traditional type of Core routine!
Chalene throws some standing abs at you, lots of plank, some more traditional supine ab work on the mat, and it burns!!!
This is the kind of workout that when done regularly, theres no way you cant get those abs super defined and toned!

My favorite exercise from this workout?
The PiYo Pike!

I’ll try to update with a youtube vid later today to show what that pike’s all about, too! 🙂

PiYo Eating Plan Snack

Super tasty snack thats high in protein and satisfies while following the PiYo Eating Plan!
This recipe gives you:
2 Lean Proteins
1 Fresh Fruit

Ingredients:
1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
1 scoop protein powder (Shakeology is what I usually use)
Splash unsweetened almond milk, or your choice of liquid
3/4 cup frozen blueberries

Directions:
Combine the first two ingredients, adding liquid (almond milk) to create desired consistency.
Mix in the blueberries.
Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, depending on comsistency you prefer.
Enjoy!

Heres a vid I made about it:

PiYo Eating Plan Lunch

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Looking for ways to get creative with your PiYo Eating Plan?
Heres a lunch i whipped together that gives you the following foods for your day:

2 Primary Veggies
1 Secondary Veggie/Grain
1 Lean Protein
1 Healthy Fat

Ingredients:
Pasta of any kind, I prefer quinoa/brown rice pasta
Mixture of veggies, I used:
Asparagus
Brussel Sprouts
Broccoli (cut in thin strips)
Carrots (cut in thin strips)
Shredded Chicken Breast
Low Sodium Turkey Bacon
Mashed Avocado
Your choice of spices

Directions:
1) Take your cooked and cooled pasta and add in the veggies and protein.
2) Mix together with you choice of spices.
3) Add the mashed avocado and mix together to coat (similar to a mayonnaise).
4) Enjoy your mayo-free veggie-filled pasta salad!

(You could also add things like celery, onion, peppers, hardboiled eggs, cucumber, etc. 😀 )

Get Lean Eating Plan

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For all of you doing, waiting to receive, or thinking about doing PiYo, one of the components of the program that comes with it for no additional cost is a “Get Lean Eating Plan.”
You will get results just doing the workouts, but you will accelerate those results and feel great if you use this eating plan along with it!
One thing I love about the plan is it doesnt tell you when or when it eat! You are free to choose your selection of foods based on a list from 5 food categories.

SO how do you know how much of what to eat?
Theres a little math here (I love math,
So anytime i get to calculate something, I’m all about it!)…just three steps and it gives you your Calorie Target.
Now, my Target they gave me is 1285…With all of the extra working out besides PiYo that i do, I didnt feel that was enough (They also say if your target is less than 1200, you need to round up to 12, because thats not healthy, and that this is an approximate amount-so dont be stressed about going a couple hundred cals over-PHEW, i love that they say this, because im not about starvation mode).
So if i had gone w my 1285, this put me in the 1200-1399 range for Plan A on the eating guide.
What the heck does that mean?

It means:
4 Servings of Primary Vegetables
2 Servings of Secondary Vegetables & Grains
2 Servings of Fresh Fruit
4 Servings of Lean Protein
3 Servings of Healthy Fats

(I just added another serving of lean protein bc i know my body…thats roughly 140 extra calories and i know my muscles need it 😉 )
And then they give you long lists of things you can choose from for each category and the amount that equals one serving! I love it-all laid out nicely!

And coolest thing ever???!!!!
Shakeology is a versatile food! Meaning it can be counted as any of the following:
1.5 servings Seconday Veggies/Grains
2 servings Fresh Fruit
1 serving Lean Protein (<- The one i usually use it for!)

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CORE and MORE

So back to updating you on whats in the PiYo At Home Program!

The next workout is called “Core.”
This workout is just 30 mins!!!
Focus on that powerhouse! You’ll work the abs, obliques, and back.
Strengthen and sculpt to get the awesome results you want!


Then there’s “Strength Intervals,” which is just 25 minutes!
Nonstop body sculpting, calorie burning exercises. No need for weights or equipment to give you those long lean muscles that PiYo does like no other!


And you’ll also get “Drench.”
One of the longer workouts, this is 45 mins of endurance! Maximize fat burning while working every single muscle in your body!
Sure to work up a killer sweat, Drench will rev that metabolism to really burn the fat!


Lastly, you’ll get “Sculpt.”
A 30 min workout utilizing varying tempos to keep your muscles under tension for differing amounts of time.
This type of training generates muscular endurance and metabolic changes to transform your body!

Actual review and my take on each workout to come!!!