What’s Up April

I’m going to start linking up with the first blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’ll be answering the following questions: What I’m eating: I’ve been obsessed with my Guilt Free: Chocolate Protein Mug Cake, if only I could make it at work 2. What I’m reminiscing about:…

Guilt Free: Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

I’ve always seen people make mug cakes, but never attempted to make one until I made this. I WAS MISSING OUT! This smells and tastes just like a chocolate muffin, but is full of protein. This mug cake is super low carb and protein packed, the perfect diet food when you’re craving something sweet. This…

Weekly Workouts 3/19 – 3/25

This week felt better than last, my strength is slowly getting back to where it was before I took some time off. I had my hardest week of my program, so the weights were a little lighter, otherwise I may not have been able to complete all of my sets. This coming week is my…

Guilt Free – Protein Packed Pasta Salad

I always loved pasta salad as a kid, but stopped eating it when I started my paleoesque diet. I didn’t eat any kind of noodle or processed food that contained gluten. I got so accustomed to eating gluten free that I never craved pasta anymore. Trader Joe’s has great alternatives to pasta that are gluten…

Guilt Free Spaghetti(squash) and Meatballs

I used to eat noodles all of the time, but stopped eating them when I saw how many carbs was in a serving. In college I discovered spaghetti squash and I wouldn’t say it changed my life, but it did expand the variety of meals I prepped. This recipe is low carb and high volume,…

Weekly Workouts 3/12 – 3/18

This week was my first workouts back after being sick, and I could definitely tell that I took a break. I didn’t do my AMRAP workouts in two weeks so my deadlift and bench felt a lot heavier. I had to drop the weight on bench, but it’s all a part of the process. I…

Top Five Travel Tips

I never travelled often until Jon and I started dating. I’ve definitely travelled more this year than in my whole year combined. I have come up with some of my top tips I’ve learned with my few travels, but it’s definitely helpful. Clear Membership: Clear is something that you can buy (I pay $80 a…

Guilt Free General Tso Chicken

I’ll be honest, I love getting Chinese take out as much as the next person, but I sure feel a lot better after eating this homemade version. This is lower in sodium and doesn’t have any extra oils or fat to cook with. Therefore, you won’t hold onto water and feel bloated after eating this…

Weekly Workouts March 5th -11th

Thoughts about working out when sick: I often think that getting sick is a sign from my body to take a break and take some rest. It’s a great time to get some extra sleep I’ve been neglecting. When I have a cold I like to take a few days off to give my body…

Full Body – Kettlebell Workout

here Sometimes it’s hard to do a workout with different equipment when the gym is crowded. I’ve learned how to complete different exercises with the same piece of equipment so I don’t have to wait for someone else to finish up their workout. This workout only uses a kettlebell, but you can substitute always substitute…