21 Day Fix

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My chipotle salad.

I love chipotle salads but they put in to many onions for me. Therefore, I now make my own version. 1 cup brown rice (yellow), 1/2 c. Mango salsa (1/2 purple), lettuce and tomatoes (1 green), cheese (1 blue) and black beans (1/2 to 1 red).It works so much better for me. Pineapple salsa is also good. If you want to add a kick add a bit of Franks's red hot sauce.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Today was a good day. New Recipe! #21dfe

I have struggled with bursitis and IT band issues. This can mean running is great, painful, or just something to get through.

Today was a great day. I managed an easy 7 miles for the first time in a long time.  My hip issues have kept me maxed out around 5 miles for way to long.  I would like to run the Chicago 1/2 marathon some time, so why not start retraining now.

I wanted to fuel up afterwards but in a good way.  I have my chocolate shakeology and then made lunch.  My newest recipe is below, I changed it up to make it super filling and healthy.  Even my kids like it. That says a lot.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

21 Day Fix Extreme #21dfx

The 21 day fix extreme has arrived and I am sore!! The workouts will take you to a new level. If you are ready for a challenge let me know!

The new recipes are tasty too! One of the first ones I made was a turkey taco lettuce wrap. You could also put this on shredded lettuce and add a blue container of cheese for a taco salad.  Oddly, it tastes like taco meat with packets, but almost no sodium!

Monday, January 26, 2015

A new recipe for the week - Meatless Monday! Chana Masala

This is a recipe I haven't made in a long time. Over time I have changed how I made it and made it much easier to find items.  It is a vegan recipe and one my husband would say is authentic. (That is high praise considering I took out a few ingredients).

It isn't to hard to make and takes about 15 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of cooking. Pair this with some Naan bread for a great and filling meatless Monday

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A slow way to make changes - Michi's Ladder

Food choices always surprise me. I will admit, I am a woman I have cravings and somedays you just have to follow them.  If you deny yourself forever you will always be hungry. It is interesting though that as I have been eating cleaner my body craves different things now.  I used to crave cheese and don't as much anymore and now consider sushi a treat. Yesterday I had to stop at my favorite place and grab a roll.

Michi's Ladder has food in Tiers. The healthier the food, the higher up it is. This is a great way to make slow changes one item at a time.  A lot of people who count macros (IIFYM) follow Micha's ladder.

I challenge you to see what you eat off tier 4 or  5 and see if you can give it up for a week, swap it for something on tier 3. After that how about tier 2?

On a different note I have found a happy running place again. I am not pushing it as much and trying to run for fun. These are short, interval runs (3-5 miles). I think what gave me the biggest boost is a new iTunes playlist and a new veto playlist. Let's face it, we already have negative wind chills here, and snow. Outdoor running has already become icy and injuries are never fun. I am hoping to keep finding new music, it always makes run so much more enjoyable.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Making Changes

I was watching a video someone posted from the Coaches Summit this last summer when Shaun T was talking. He was talking about how you have to accept yourself before anyone else can.

Everyone always thinks, "I will be happier when I am 10lbs lighter". The issue with this is how much happier could you be now knowing you are making big changes that will affect your life and those around you?

I know I have always been the above person. I know I still have 10lbs to go since my adrenal fatigue and deficiencies made my body go wonky last year.  BUT I have so much more than last year! I am strong, I can lift now more than before (should my kitchen ever light on fire again I know I can lift my 4 year olds and run). I have lost inches but not weight which tells me I have gained muscle. I am helping reduce my chances of osteoporosis, my bursitis in my hip is improving, my running is better, I am eating SO much cleaner, my kids are too. I have helped impact other people to think about their health and make healthier choices.

So sometimes we all need to take a step back. Accept ourselves for the great things we can and are doing. Not what we want to do.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I love a great Peanut Sauce!

So I love Peanut Sauce. What I don't like is everything added in that I have no idea what is really in there. For me eating clean is about making what I eat and knowing what goes in my food.  To top it off I like things spicy.  Most peanut sauces are a bit of a let down. Making my own with this recipe I love to add extra garlic siracha.  I will say if you make the recipe the garlic siracha is way better than just a regular old siracha.

I tend to make this and stir a bit into quinoa with chickpeas ( or shelled edamame) and tomatoes. It is so good, yet healthy. Who doesn't love tasty food! So give it a try and let me know what you think. It is super easy, vegan, and usually most of these items are in the house.


Quinoa, tomatoes, edamae, peanut Sauce

Thai Peanut Sauce