It’s a •lazy• prep meal prep this week. Last week I was NOT prepared at all and it showed lol
If you’re looking for some quick meals go make, here are a few ideas!
🍴ground beef (or meat of choice) hash: brown your meat, drain if desired. Use same pan and put some olive or avocado oil in it. Cook a tad more than half the bag of these potatoes if you’re wanting 5 meals out of it (bag has 9 servings).
🍴I steamed a batch of veggies for my dinners. Not pictured is tilapia I cooked last night and froze to thaw out during the week.
🍴Quick brekky idea - Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. Sometimes we need the balance between nutrition and convenience. If you’re a die hard “eat clean” peep then these would be classified as “unhealthy”. However, for what they are, it’s not a bad option and saves me mental sanity - which is 100% worth it for me because I’m NOT a morning person.
🍴For snackos I’ll throw it protein shakes, fruit smoothies, pork rinds, yogurt, and turkey patties as I see fit.
Are easy meal and snack ideas like these helpful? Please let me know! I love giving people ideas for food if they’re jam-packed busy and feel like they have no time to cook or prep!
Vulnerability alert 🚨 🚨🚨 I refused to take any solid “before” pictures.
Any ones I did take, I promptly deleted because I was so damn ashamed.
A part of me knew I would fail. Knew I’d give up on myself like every other time. Quit before I began. It was my pattern in life, so I didn’t believe this would be any different.
I managed to dig this one out from my old phone I’ve been hanging on to for some reason. Maybe this was the reason? 🤷♀️ The after was taken this morning. Bed head, hot mess, and so fucking happy.
Not because my ass and boobs are half the size they once were, or because if you squint just right you can start to see baby stomach muscles making their way through..... But because none of that matters to me when I look in the mirror anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve worked hard and it’s a total bonus....but what I notice now that wasn’t once there is a light behind my eyes, and a confidence behind my goofy grin that I have never experienced before.
I say it all the time, change begins on the INSIDE, and when I look at these two pictures side by side, I truly understand what that means. 😍
If you have been following along for a while or you’re just new to my page, you know I share a lot about the journey I’m on. There’s a reason for that and this pic says it all.
Beachbody didn’t just change my life....Beachbody SAVED my life and for that I will continue to shout it from the rooftops until my last breath.
No longer broken, depressed, suicidal, unhealthy, stuck, hating every ounce of who I was.
I now thank her. I thank her for having the strength to commit to waking up every morning and just trying to make it “one more day”
One more holiday. One more birthday. One more weekend with her children. Just one more day, everyday until she found the strength to hold on until God decides it’s her time.
No longer trying to survive just one more day, and now fully LIVING those days.
Gah! Ok now I’m emotional 😭 🤣
Happy Sunday y’all. I freaking love you guys! Xo
Two workouts done for the day. LIIFT4 week 4 day 4 HIIT and LIIFT4 week 5 day 1. Needed to make up the HIIT workout because my neck was bothering me on Thursday. So I listened to my body and took 2 days off to let it rest. It’s still not 100% but definitely better than it was. Did you get your workout in today ... or is it a rest day ??
I love how my #diyshirt tuned out for my winter series race 3/4, Dachshund Through the Snow. It’s gonna be cool, upper 30’s low 40’s, but dry. I’ve had to keep my running to a minimum this week due to pain in my right leg but fingers crossed that I can do the race today!
0114 minutes ago
FACT: @ricflairnatureboy shirts turn you from a dad, husband, math teacher, grad student, and guy who works out in his basement for 30 minutes 4-5 times a week... into a NINJA!
First time on the gorgeous new setup @obstacleacademy and felt great! Haven’t Ninja-ed since last June, so it was a nice change of pace. Lifting hard, running hard, and the occasional @beachbody on-demand workout (mostly P90X3 and Insanity Max 30) seems to be working 😉💪🏻💪🏻
5114 minutes ago
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but if you’re tired... you don’t need to justify that with how many hours you’ve worked (or not worked) or many hours of sleep you’re not getting.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you don’t have to justify it with all that is or isn’t on your plate.
If you’re feeling sad or depressed, you don’t have to justify that by explaining that you’re still grateful for the good in your life.
If you’re feeling any kind of way, you don’t need to constantly compare yourself to anyone else, asking yourself if you have the right to feel how you feel when someone else has it worse.
You’re allowed to feel how you feel, no matter who has it worse.
Be gentle with yourself. You, and all of us, are just doing the best we can. 💜 We could all use a little more kindness and a little less judgement - especially from ourselves 💓
Day 16 - Total Body Cardio plus Bonus 10 Minute Abs ✔ plus all the sweat earning me some puppy love 💙💜 Autumn Words of Wisdom:
You're just trying to be the best you that you can be and that is going to look different on everyone. The only expectations you should have are the ones you put on yourself and make sure that those are realistic.
38 Wochen drinnen vs. 38 Wochen draußen.
Babykess ist nun genauso lang auf dieser Welt wie ich ihn unter meinem Herzen trug. 38 Wochen und ein paar zerquetschte und es ist so verrückt ihn heute lachend und hüpfend am Strand zu sehen, wie er Sand isst und sich von Herzen über jeden freut, der kurz anhält und ihm ein Lächeln schenkt.
Vor 38 Wochen hatte ich noch keine Ahnung wie viel Liebe und Freude der kleine Wildfang in mein Leben tragen würde...und ich wusste auch noch nicht wie tief Augenringe sein können, wenn man in 38 Wochen die Tage an einer Hand abzählen kann, die man „durchgeschlafen“ hat. Aber sei’s drum, wir sind auf jeden Fall absolut und unwiderruflich vernarrt in unseren kleinen Sohn.