Insanity Max 30 – week 4- tabata strength

Another late workout today. This week has been completely off my normal schedule! It would have been sooooo easy to blow off my workouts! 😬

But you know what? I’m super proud of myself that I didn’t. I got it done! πŸ’ͺπŸ˜…

Remember that feeling when you don’t feel like getting it done…remember how you feel when you finish. That’s a pretty awesome feeling! ❀❀

Have a great night! πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹

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Insanity Max 30- sweat intervals week 4 + Getting it done as a busy mom

 

 

Adventures of a fitness mom is just that……my life as a fitness MOM. Some days are hectic with kids stuff and today is one of those days.

Filled with laundry, pb&j’s, and juice boxes. But, I have to make sure that I find the time to fit my workouts in. I know what can happen when I constantly put everyone above me and the next thing I know….it’s 9 o’clock at night and I never worked out.

So a later workout than normal- but it still happened and that’s the point. In the last couple of days I could have EASILY said “I’ll catch up with it tomorrow…or next week”.

So…let’s get out there and take care of ourselves moms! ❀ So that we can then take better care of everyone else.

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IM30- Tabata Strength- week 4 + No Excuses!

 

 

Super late workout today! I had work this morning and a couple of interviews and it was crazy busy! But instead of making excuses on why I had to skip today….I busted my butt and got my workout in. πŸ’ͺ

So…rambling video tonight that probably doesn’t make much sense- but I wanted to show that I still got it done! 😁😁😁

Have a great night everyone! πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹

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Week 4 of Insanity Max 30 challenge- cardio challenge + my thoughts on transformations

 

Start of week 4 of my Insanity Max 30 challenge. I totally rocked cardio challenge! It was awesome!

I’m a little sad that I won’t be seeing that workout again for awhile, lol. Starting next week I get all new ones! πŸ˜‰

Listen below for some of my thoughts about our body transformations as well. ❀❀

And you can email me at candikirkland@yahoo.com or shoot me a message! I’d love to hear from you. ❀

Have a great Monday everyone! πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹

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Meal Prep + 7 Day Meal Plan

Have you ever meal prepped before? Do you know what meal prep means? Are you envisioning two straight days of cooking food that no one wants to eat after reading books on “Once a Month Cooking”?

The kind of meal prepping that I am talking about, is just getting yourself ready for the week ahead with healthy foods so that you are ready when hunger strikes- without leaving you diving for a Snickers bar.

I wrote and article here about easy things to make ahead of time that are healthy and simple (it really ISN’T too much to ask). Today I wanted to give some more direction to the meals for the week. I will give you seven days of meal ideas that you can make ahead of time over the weekend, to make life a little easier during the week.

Make enough overnight oats to last the week. Maybe you will be eating those every day instead of switching things up. Then make seven for the week. Breakfast is now done for the week. See how easy this is? Same goes for the mason jar salads. Make however many you would like to be eating for the week.

You don’t need to follow this plan as written. You will notice that some meals repeat. This is to make prepping easier. Feel free to mix and match ideas to fit YOUR life. I will link to all the recipes. Enjoy!

Mason Jar Salads

Here is a great link with some recipes.

 

Monday

Breakfast: Overnight Oats with berries

Lunch: Mason Jar Salads

Dinner: Chicken Stir-fry with brown rice

Snack Ideas: baby carrots with hummus

Tuesday

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, sliced strawberries

Lunch: Bean and Cheese Tostadas with romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, olives, and salsa

Dinner: Turkey Chili

Snack Ideas: Hard boiled eggs and apple

Wednesday

Breakfast: Shakeology (see recipes here)

Lunch: Turkey Sandwich on Ezekiel Bread

with spinach, tomato, avocado

Dinner: Turkey Burger on lettuce wrap

Side salad

Snack Ideas: apple with raw almonds

Thursday

Breakfast: Overnight Oats with berries

Lunch: Mason Jar Salads

Dinner: Zoodles (zucchini noodles) with turkey meatballs and pasta sauce

Snack Ideas: Baby carrots with 2 tbsp peanut butter

Friday

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, sliced strawberries

Lunch: Bean and Cheese Tostadas with romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, olives, and salsa

Dinner: Crock pot Chicken Breast, Brown Rice, and Steamed Broccoli

Snack Ideas: smoothie

Saturday

Breakfast: Shakeology (see recipes here)

Lunch: Turkey Sandwich on Ezekiel Bread with spinach, tomato, avocado

Dinner: Baked Ziti, Steamed Green Beans

Snack Ideas: Sliced Strawberries, raw almonds

Sunday

Breakfast: poached eggs, Ezekiel toast, turkey bacon

Lunch: Chef Salad

Dinner: Turkey Meatloaf, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Sauteed Zucchini

Snack Ideas: Hard-boiled Eggs, apple

 

 

 

Do you need a friend for your fitness journey?

 

I love the women that I help with their fitness journey. I consider them friends and love to chat with them whenever about anything. It isn’t always about fitness.

Sometimes we just need a friend and need to know that someone understands and has our back. ❀❀❀

If you would love to have some support, friendship, and motivation then please…. Let me know how I can help you. πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹

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Easy Healthy Baked Ziti

Here is another recipe for one. For when those Italian cravings hit hard. Healthy baked ziti!

3/4 cup ricotta cheese

1/2 cup cooked whole grain ziti noodles, cooked and drained (measured after cooking)

1/4 mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup tomato sauce, seasoned (or Grandma’s sauce from the Fixate cookbook)

 

Combine all and bake for 15 minutes in 350 degree oven.

 

Bean and Cheese Tostadas

If you thought that tostadas were going to be “off limits” since you decided to embark on a health and fitness journey….think again. Soft corn tortillas are used to create healthy tostada shells.

This is a recipe for one, so it’s really simple to make yourself for lunch.

2 corn tortillas

1/2 cup beans

shredded cheese

 

Spray corn tortillas with nonstick baking spray. Bake in 375 degree oven for 10 -15 minutes. Top with beans and shredded cheese.

Chicken Stir-fry

 

This recipe serves one, so adjust servings to fit a family.

3/4 cup diced chicken

1 cup shredded cabbage

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup chopped broccoli

1/2 cup sliced onions

1/2 cup spinach sauteed w/ 1 tsp sesame oil

 

Saute everything until desired- then eat. :)

Cook Ahead Shredded Chicken Breast

Sometimes I like to have shredded chicken breast on hand for meal prep or recipes. This is so easy to do and then you can freeze the shredded chicken in portions for future use.

 

3 pounds frozen chicken breasts

1/2 cup water

seasonings of preference

 

Place all in crockpot and cook on high for 6-8 hours depending on your crockpot. Shred with two forks. That’s it! Easy Peasy! :)