Saturday, November 27, 2010

People Magazine Update!

Hey Fitness Goddesses!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thankgiving! I know that you are staying on track and getting those workouts in this weekend. Stay motivated and go Extra HARD to workout off that extra serving of Mac and Cheese :-).

For those of you following my weight loss journey via People Magazine, I wanted to share the most recent article. The wedding and weight loss were a success. I worked out with personal trainer Shane Beatty at Body Smith in Georgetown for 9 months. He was amazing! The workouts were always intense and I learned a ton about weight lifting. I dropped two dress sizes and we tied the knot in Miami on October 9th. Now I just got to keep the weight off and stay toned!

So you can expect plenty of tips on Eating Clean (My New Journey) and Staying Fit during the holidays.

Thank you all for you support and please stay tuned as the Journey Continues............

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Healthy Snack Ideas

Hey ladies!

This week has been so challenging! Between finals and unpacking, eating healthy has been quite difficult. However, I managed to stick pretty well to my goal of eating whole foods. The key is keeping snacks on hand and preparing as much of you own food as possible. I did a little grocery shopping yesterday to re-stock on my clean snacks. Here are a few things I picked up:

My Snack List:
Kashi Almond Crunchy Bars ( I find these to be the healthiest granola bar)
Baby Carrots
Unsweetened Applesauce
Wasa Crisps
Peanut Butter
Larabars (for when I'm craving something sweet)
Garden of Eatin' Baked Tortilla Chips
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

These items make eating on the go easy for me. Even if you are not trying to eat 100% clean try to incorporate some of this items into your snack options. Here are some healthy and satisfying snack ideas. If you haven't tried WASA crisps yet then you should try them. They are newest edition to my healthy snack list. They have like 15 whole grains, a couple simple ingredients, and they are pretty cheap (2.69 @ whole foods).

Baby Carrots and Hummus

1 tbsp peanut & 2 Wasa Crisp

Baked Tortilla Chips and Hummus (or salsa)

1/4 cup of almonds and unsweetened applesauce

Quick Fitness Update:
I've been eating clean for approximately 5 days (well I had one major slip up, I'll tell y'all about it later). I've been spending at least an hour in the gym a day. I dropped 2lbs this week. I love progress!!

Got any Healthy Snack ideas to share?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Starting from Scratch

It's been a while!!

A lot has happened since my last post. I am now a married woman! Also, the hubby and I moved into our new house. I also completed the People Magazine Wedding Weight Loss Challenge. I'll let you guys know when to expect the final article.

In the spirit of new beginnings, I am going to challenge myself to commit to Eating Clean. No more chemicals, high fructose corn syrup, and ingredients I cannot pronounce. It's all about Whole Grains, Real Meat (NO processed stuff), and tons of fruits and veggies. This is the best way to start a healthy lifestyle and to lose weight! If you want more info check out this site
: Eat Clean. I also recommend picking up the Clean Eating Magazine it has a ton of great recipes.

Now this is going to be challenging because I can't quite get my kitchen in complete order (We are doing renovations), so I will have to be creative at times. I am creating a list of Clean Eating staples that I will purchase this week. Look for the post soon, but for now check out my meal plan for tomorrow.

Below is my meal plan for tomorrow. It's a little bland but that's because I can't cook yet (we haven't unpacked and our kitchen is being renovated). All of my meals are quick and easy.

Clean Eating Meal Plan:

1/2 cup Oatmeal w/ .5 tbsp Peanut Butter
Applesauce (unsweetened)
1 hardboiled egg

100 calorie bag of Almonds & Small Apple

Chicken Breast (I haven't unpacked yet, so I bought a roasted chicken from the grocery store)
Salad (via salad bar at school)
2 Wasa Crisp Crackers (Whole grain, high fiber, and delicious!)

Kashi Granola Bar (this and Larabars are my always convenient snacks)

1/2 cup Brown Rice
1 Turkey Burger w/Salsa (no bread)
Asparagus Spears

Grapes and Plain Yogurt

Also, I'm looking to start a Woman's Jogging/Running group in NE D.C. Email me at If you are interested.

How do you Eat Clean on the Go???