Friday, December 29, 2017

Purple Candied Yams

For the past two years Matt and I have grown purple sweet potatoes. Every year we harvest them within the first week of December because that is usually when the first frost occurs.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Here We Come NOLA!!!: How to figure out what to do, eat, and see!

With practically everything at our fingertips one thing you should do is check out the social media of the place you plan to visit. If you don't know I am really into Instagram so that was my first stop. Mainly because you can see what they are describing and it is basically a place for businesses to post flyers. Below are a few of the first ones I started looking at. If you don't like following a bunch of people on your chosen media, that's okay! You can always unfollow (or unlike) the accounts after you leave! The internet is amazing.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Here We Come NOLA!!!: Hotel and Gym

Every year Matt and I try to take a trip somewhere far away   and the last few years it has always been to some place in Louisiana. This year we are doing it again, however in celebration of five years of marriage we are doing it alone...sorta. We chose New Orleans because a) we have been there a ton and love b) it always has something going on c) we have never been alone and as tourists! Yes! This time we are going to go all out on the tourism.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

7 Safe From The Heat Meals

Living in Texas we are about to enter the two hottest months of the year as well as school is about to start up again. That means hot, dry days, and super busy mornings and evenings. Many of these recipes can either be started in the morning and ready for dinner (depending on your slow cooker fanciness) or use them as a meal prep for the week. Regardless, you won't have to heat up your house. Let your AC have a break. Use your slow cooker. 
                           The recipes listed can fit a variety of diets and can be tweaked if needed. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cauliflower Alfredo

We always have cauliflower in either the fridge or freezer. Therefore, we use it to replace a lot of our carby faves. Mashed potatoes, fat-soaker-upper, and this cauliflower alfredo. Not to be confused with cauliflower alfredo sauce where you just use cauliflower in the sauce and still pour over carby pasta. This is where the cauliflower replaces the pasta and you don't have to slave over a pot of boiling sauce. Like I said, cauliflower is a fat-soaker-upper! 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Having A Home Gym: Workout 2

Time for another home gym workout! 

If you missed the first post, check it out here. This is all I had to work with at the beginning of getting fit and lifting weights. If you have the same or even less save this for later! All workouts can be easily modified and examples will be posted in the upcoming ones so make sure to stay tuned.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Since we are in the midst of summer and the temperatures are nearing a normal high 90s to 100s turning on the oven or stove during the day is the last thing I want to do.
It just so happened that Corbin had his cousin over and I wouldn't have time to figure out dinner since it was going to be a late night. If you haven't guessed this where I now give praise to every home chef's (and probably any chef) greatest appliance...THE SLOW COOKER.

Having a Home Gym: In the beginning...

Wanting to start a new routine that involves MORE than just light cardio and plyometrics? Feeling a little intimidated by all the weightlifting accessories, machines, weights, and form? Maybe you're wanting to create your own home gym, but not sure where to start?

Even though I am a self-taught-aspiring- bodybuilder for barely a year, there are a few things I would love to be able to go back and change when it comes to the equipment I had at my disposable when I first started AND as I progressed.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Just a few of my favourite things: Keto Memes

It is no secret I am absolutely love memes. I use them in my classroom, I use them a responses, I use them to define my life, etc. I don't think there isn't a situation that has happened that I haven't had a meme in mind. With that being said, I found some pretty funny keto memes that are seriously relatable to anyone eating this way. Don't worry, we all feel your pain!
To show you my love of memes, we are going to start with one I made...of myself!

Self explanatory.

Friday, June 30, 2017

One Pot Caulitoes!

Cauliflower is more than just a floret that smells weird and tries to pretend to be a colourless broccoli when you're on a ketogenic (or low carb) diet. It becomes like a flour to us. Or a potato. Or rice. Basically...cauliflower replaces the high in starch foods that are eaten by people who follow the SAD. One  of my favourite and super-duper easy ways to cook cauliflower is into caulitoes. Yes. A cauliflower mash that replaces potatoes. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Keto Raspberry Mojito

Being a (predominantly) keto eater, going to the lake always gives me the urge for a refreshing cocktail (or 5, but I digress). My in-law's Lakehouse has been taken over by mint so mojitos or some mint themed drink is always a must. I recently had started drinking flavoured sparkling water and decided to give it a whirl. Instead of rum I used vodka to cut down on (some) of the sugars.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Basic Keto Must haves

If you'd rather read and your leisure than watch me
If you'd rather listen that read (and get a BIT more information and personal experience) you can watch me over on my Youtube Channel here.

When it comes to frugal, time-saving, and headache free grocery shopping and meal planning versatility is where it is at! Which is why I am sharing out my top 5 keto foods and why they are also the basic must haves in my kitchen. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Early June Keto Grocery List (with 10 meal ideas)

This isn't the only trip we will make, but it is the biggest!

           I was also able to time it so that all of their freshest products were available. Always try to find out when your preferred store gets in new shipments and restocks. You'll find the freshest produce and the best cuts of meat for the same prices as the less preferred meat since the best meats runs out first. Lastly, ALWAYS CHECK SELL BY DATES! ALWAYS. Check out my YouTube channel if you'd like more information about WHY I bought these.
(If I did everything correctly affiliate links will be in this post.)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Stuffed Jalapenos...again :D

You could say we are pretty obsessed with stuffed jalapeños around here. This new recipe is very similar to our original recipe, but it has more fat from the added bacon grease. No one should ever waste bacon grease. I originally posted it "live" on my insta story (FOR.EVER.AGO) and just decided to "why not" post it on here. Mainly to show how awesome the macros are, but to also keep a record for myself. If you're feeling adventure you can also check out a fun addition we made here.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Beefy Cabbage Slaw

Keto food is soul food and cabbage slaw is basically crack for the soul....but legal...and good for you!
Keto food is soul food and cabbage slaw is basically crack for the soul....but legal...and good for you!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lenny and Larry Brand Ambassador

If you following me on Instagram or Facebook (which you should) you should have seen me talking-well POSTING- about how I am now a Lenny and Larry Brand Ambassador!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fire Sauce Hot Wings

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When UFC night hits so does our craving for buffalo wings. That was a lie. When LIFE hits so does the craving for buffalo wings.

It really stinks when you have everything BUT enough Louisiana sauce to fully coat the wings. We like them saucy so the sauce is so important. Good thing we horde Taco Bell sauce like it is the...uh...tacobell-lypse. Using the Taco Bell sauce cuts down your time int eh kitchen as well. Instead of having to mix in any powdered ingredients all you have to do is; melt, pour, stir and you're down!

Get ready to make them...UFC Fight Night is coming up this weekend!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Going back to Keto

Hi all!✋✋

💥It has been awhile since I posted anything-outside of the odd recipe- and the point of me getting started with blogging was to track where I am with hitting my goals for this year.

Well a quick update!
💥I have lost weight since November and in the form of fat. About 4 pounds in total which turned out to be 3% of my total body fat so yay!!! I have also increased in strength and leanness.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Year, Fresh Start

Since thinking up of new recipes can be hard sometimes, I turned to the archives to search for macro friendly recipes instead of trying to invent new ones. These are a few newer -and older- recipes I have been turning to during this first month of 2017. They are meal prep friendly which is a bonus when you are #busyfit and need anything and everything help make your life easier. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mobility Workout

I swear it isn't as torturous as I made it look...unless you are super sore from #legday then it is in fact torturous...but worth it! I promise. I mean, I did it and I am just fine.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

High Protein Baking Batter

Great for pancakes, muffins, and cakes- this batter is also higher in protein with fewer ingredients unlike most pre-packaged protein mixes.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Busy Paradox

It feels as I get older or just how the world is now - IDK I am only 29 here- If you aren't busy you aren't living life...yet being busy gets in the way of living life. Quite the paradox?

 It feels like everyone is in competition or trying to one up someone else when they claim they are busy...
E.g. "You think two kids, cleaning, and two soccer games is busy? Well I had to take Tommy to work because the car needed to go to the shop. I dropped the car at the shop and had my mom pick me up and we went to brunch, which we had to rush through because Sarah's daycare is only half day. After that Sarah had ballet practice on one side of town and I had a hair appointment on the other side of town." get the picture. 

It seems the busier the better. I felt like if I wasn't moving, I was wasting time. If I wanted to do something I was always thinking about what I would have to give up. Most of the time it fell on my health first and relationships second. 

Getting back into fitness is what has made me want to slow down and just enjoy life. The whole point of me getting fit is so I have the energy to do that. So what in the world am I so 'busy' with stuff that doesn't bring me joy? WHY I ASK YOU!!??!! 

I'll tell you why. Because the busier the better. 

So I am taking this month to change that mindset. 

Top Goals for 2017

To read about why I have goals AND resolutions this year take a peek at Top 6 Resolutions for 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

Why I'm not doing a January challenge

Short answer is: Nope.
Long answer is: Sort of.
Did I want to? Kinda. Were there a ton of opportunities to join one? Oh my yes. Could I have created one myself? You betcha! So why didn't I?
Maybe it was to not be cliche? Maybe because most of the challenges required a monetary investment and weren't worth it (for me anyway)?

Channal Update-End of December

Top 6 Resolutions for 2017

With the New Year of 2017 in its infancy and the fact that I started to think about my resolutions in November, I have finally narrowed it down to 6 resolutions. Why 6 resolutions? Well I also have 6 goals, so you could say my numbers are symbolic considering 6+6=12 and there are 12 months in one year. I truly believe I can stick to these resolutions because they are actual resolutions.