Lyssy’s Eats: Pies’N’Thighs

After our workout in Brooklyn, we were pretty hungry and wanted to grab a bite. We went to Pies’N’Thighs, which is a little hole in the wall type place. It was pretty small inside and very quaint. They played 50s music that was really catchy and had a homey vibe. It reminded me of being…

Weekly Workouts 4/16-4/22

This weeks workouts were a little scrambled. My schedule was a little crazy this week and I ended up working out at a different gym every day! We went to a powerlifting gym in Brooklyn, NY with our friends that was pretty cool. It was no frills and only had powerlifting equipment like squat racks,…

Trader Joe’s Top Five

As you all probably know by now, Trader Joe’s is my favorite grocery store in the world. I love everything about it except how chaotic it is in NYC, but that’s not their fault. I could just wander the aisles all day long and look at the new items. Throughout the years I’ve established my…

Guilt Free: Almond Butter Protein Cookies

I recently purchased some PES peanut butter protein powder because I heard it’s the best protein for baking, and I was curious. I love peanut butter cookies, but recently I’ve been all about almond butter. I made this recipe so that I could satisfy my sweet tooth without busting my diet. I will say that…

Weekly Workouts 4/9 – 4/15

This week I finally had some great workouts 🙂 I increased the amount of sets I did from last week and was able to complete all my reps. Over the weekend I added in more accessory movements after my main lifts and enjoyed not having to work all weekend. I put that extra time to…

Full Body Workout #2

I’ve got  another fully body workout for you to try on your own. What I love about full body workouts is that there’s so much variety in exercises. I always like to pick my favorite exercise for each body part, but it’s good to switch it up to reduce boredom and trick the body a…

Lyssy’s Eats: Shiro

Jon flew in to see me for Easter, so last Friday we had a much needed sushi date night. We hadn’t seen each other for about six weeks, and during that time we always talked about getting sushi, so needless to say we were excited. We went to Shiro in Novi. I have been there…

Weekly Workouts 4/2 – 4/8

Hi friends! I’m back on the blog! Last week was so crazy that I only worked out twice which is very rare for me. This week I did all 5 of my scheduled lifts, but worked out four days. Once these tax returns are filed I’ll finally be able to get back into a more…

Weekly Workouts 3/26- 4/1

This week I only worked out twice which rarely happens. Work has been very busy and has definitely decreased my workout time. I also chose to spend time with family for the holidays instead of going to the gym. I used to think I had to workout everyday or I wouldn’t make progress, but I…

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…