Wednesday, February 26, 2014

21 Day Fix All Purpose Seasoning and Broiled White Fish

I'm gonna admit it. I'm a spice virgin. I don't know how to use them, what to use them for, or even what to use them on! So, when I got the 21 Day Fix program (see here for details about the program), I decided to give their spice blends a whirl.

OMG! I had no idea what I was missing!

My favorite by FAR is the All Purpose Seasoning. I like to use it in the Broiled White Fish recipe. I was just going to give you the recipe for the 21 Day Fix All Purpose Seasoning but I might as well complete it and give you the SIMPLE directions for the broiled white fish too!


21 Day Fix All Purpose Seasoning:
(this is the recipe tripled so I don't have to make it very often - I use it a lot!)

  • 4 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Mustard Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt (I use Pink Himalayan Salt)

Broiled White Fish:

(makes 4, 4oz servings)

  • 16 ounces Fresh Caught, White Fish
  • 21 Day Fix All Purpose Seasoning

  1. Preheat the broiler to high (it's 500 degrees F in my oven).
  2. Make sure the rack is set for the broiler.
  3. Rinse fish and pat dry.
  4. Coat completely with the 21 Day Fix All Purpose Seasoning
  5. Place fish in a glass baking dish.
  6. Broil for 9 minutes on EACH side (18 minutes total).
  7. Enjoy!
I made this for dinner last night and I have leftovers for tonight - I can't wait!!! I served it with 2 yellows and 2 tsps, which is one sweet potato diced and coated with 2 tsps of olive oil! You can see that in the picture! Let me know what you think and if you made any changes!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Strawberry Almond Shakeology

I am LOVING this new Strawberry Shakeology!

It's such a smooth and sweet treat! And did you know it's good for you? Well - it is!
Take a look at this...

If you have just been wondering about this Shakeology stuff and are now ready to try it - let me know! Comment below or shoot me a message on FB (! I'd be happy to help!

Now for the good part - the Strawberry Almond Shakeology recipe! 


  • 1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology
  • 8 ozs unsweetened almond milk (you can use water instead if you wish)
  • 2 tsp all-natural almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • ice to taste
  • additional water/almond milk if needed

  1. Pour almond milk/water into blender.
  2. Add almond butter and almond extract.
  3. Add Shakeology and top with ice.
  4. Blend to desired consistency.
  5. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think of the recipe or if you come up with any variations! I'm always looking for new ideas!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

21 Day Fix day 1 review

Before I begin, I have alto admit that I'm only doing the meal plan portion of this program right now. I am FULLY committed to finishing P90X3 and am on week 6! So this review is for the food portion only - just a heads up!

Today was my first day following the 21 Day Fix meal plan. I fit into the category of 1200-1499 calories each day. Int he meal plan book, you are given a simple formula to figure out your calorie level. The calories aren't mentioned again! Woot woot!

In my meal plan group, I eat 3 green containers, 4 red containers, 2 purple containers, 2 yellow, 1 blue, 1 orange, and 2 teaspoons. I was a little nervous that this amount of food wouldn't get me through therapy. Man was I WRONG!

For breakfast, I had an Orange Julius Shakeology on my way to work around 7:15. You can find the recipe HERE. I subbed one yellow container for my R&R. I'm not 100% sure that's allowed! but I need my R&R after these X3 workouts. 

Snack #1 happened around 10:05 because I got wrapped up in my students and forgot to eat. Yes. I forget to eat. This snack was a small gala apple and 12 almonds that I roasted last night. Yum!

Lunch was nice and filling. 2 green containers worth of sweet butter lettuce, 1 green container of cukecumbers, 6 slices (or one red container) of low sodium, nitrate free turkey breast, and 1 orange container of the 21 Day Fix balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Snack #2 was probably my favorite. Cottage cheese and strawberries. The cottage cheese was measured with the red container and the strawberries in a purple container. 

Dinner was, by far, my favorite meal of the day! Broiled white fish topped with one of the spice recipes from the Fix , 1 green container of peas, and some organic stone ground mustard. I also drizzled a little bit (2 tsps to be exact) of EVOO on everything cause I still had to use my 2 tsps.

Snack #3 was not "by the book" but I enjoy my evening green tea and am not willing to give it up. No added sweetener or anything else. Just nice, warm, yummy Yogi green tea!

Stay tuned for what my meal plan looks like for this first week! Blog post will be up later!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Strawberry Dreamsicle Shakeology

I've gone and done it again. Combined two of my FAVORITE Beachbody products and the results was nothing short of YUM!

We all love our Shakeology - right? Have you tried the newest flavor - Strawberry? It's amazing on its own but I love to spice things up just a bit. If you want to try your own Strawberry Shakeology, click on the pic below!

Combine that ^^^ deliciousness with some of Beachbody's infamous Results and Recovery formula and - BAM - winner winner chicken dinner!

Never heard of Results and Recovery? Well, my friend, you are missing out. Not only does it taste like an orange dreamsicle, but it has helped reduce my soreness after intense workouts! I am now able to sit down after leg day - woo hoo! Yes, it still hurts a bit, but not like it used to!

Why such a change when drinking R&R (as the cool kids call it...)? That's in the science behind the product. Here is what the Beachbody website has to say about R&R:

Recover faster and see better results!
This great-tasting shake is specially designed to provide the precise nutrients you need to recover quickly after intense workouts. P90X® Results and Recovery Formula™ offers a unique mix of:
  • Dextrose–based formula for optimum glycogen replenishment*
  • A high Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) blend to provide the critical building blocks for rapid muscle resynthesis*
  • Vitamins, including antioxidants, to help reduce muscle soreness and assist in repair and growth*
Studies1.2 show that with proper nutrition during the first hour following a workout you can increase your body's ability to recover by more than 100%. The key component to maximizing this "window of opportunity" is a formulation of approximately 4 parts carbohydrates to 1 part protein.

P90X Results and Recovery Formula is a state-of-the-art, great tasting, body-shaping cocktail that's guaranteed to take your results to the next level.

1Phillips, sm, J.W. Hartman and SB Wilkinson. 2005. Dietary protein to support anabolism with resistance exercise in men. J. Am. Coll Nutr. 24:1345.

2Haff, GG, MJ Lehmkuhl, LB Meloy and MH Stone. 2003. Carbohydrate supplementation and resistance training. J. Strength Cond Res 17:187.

Ok ok - you want the recipe - it's an easy one!

  • 1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology
  • 2 scoops Results & Recovery Formula
  • 8-12 oz COLD water
  • ice to taste

  1. Add water to blender.
  2. Scoop in Shakeology and R&R.
  3. Add ice.
  4. Blend.
  5. Try not to get brain freeze as you enjoy your post-workout drink!

Seriously - this is a great little drink that is a wonderful mix of strawberries and oranges. My own little, healthy, Strawberry Dreamsicle!

Let me know what you think!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

P90X3 Schedule and Calendar

I'll admit it. I'm a VERY forgetful person. In the 4 weeks that I have completed of P90X3, I have lost my workout calendar/schedule somewhere along the lines of 10 times! That usually sends me into a crazy moment when I can't figure out what workout I should be doing!

I've searched high and low and can't seem to find all the correct schedules in one place. So, I decided to write a blog post about it. That way, I know where I can find them if I need them! And, maybe it will help another lost soul like me!

If you found this blog post because you are interested in P90X3, leave a comment, shoot me an email, or find me on Facebook. I'd love to help you on your health and fitness journey!

P90X3 has 4 schedules that you can follow:

  • Classic - This is the original version. It's a great mix of cardio and weights. It's the version that I am currently following.

  • Lean - This version of the program is more cardio based. It's designed for those of us who want to NOT gain as much muscle mass.

  • Mass - This version is designed for those of us who want to GAIN weight. Build muscle mass. Bulk up. You MUST lift heavy with this schedule.

  • Doubles - This version of P90X3 is for the crazy folks. No thank you. I'll stick to my 30 minute workouts :)

Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to pin these schedules on Pinterest and share via Social Media!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

21 Day Fix Test Group

21 days. That's how long it takes to change a habit. That's how long it takes to form a new habit.
  • What if I told you that you could SAFELY lose 10-15 pounds in 21 days?
  • What if I told you that your meals would be perfectly portioned for you during those 21 days?
  • What if I told you that you that the nutrition in these 21 days is SIMPLE?

You're gonna tell me that I'm a liar. You're gonna tell me I'm crazy. I'm gonna tell you that it can happen.


It's called the 21 Day Fix and it's the newest program from Beachbody. It's a breakthrough program that focuses on simple nutrition, portion control and quick, yet effective, workouts that ANYONE of ANY fitness level can do!

I am running a 21 Day Fix test group starting on Feb. 17th, 2014 March 3, 2014. The Feb. 17th group filled up in 2 days!!! If you would like to join in the fun  - please fill out the Test Group Application at the bottom of this blog post OR you can click HERE to fill it out now!

I'm sure you have a few questions before you start this test group - like...

What comes with the program?

  • Seven, 30-minute workouts
  • Color-coded containers for your food
  • Bonus "Dirty 30" workout
  • 30 day supply of Shakeology
  • 3 Day Quick Fix guide
  • Eating Guide

Let's start with workouts:

21 Day Fix consists of 7 different 30 minute workouts, that are done for a three week period. The trainer, Autumn Calabrese keeps all the workouts very simple, so anyone at any fitness level can jump in, and get incredible results. Autumn is a celebrity trainer and National Bikini Competitor. What workouts come with 21 Day Fix?
  • Dirty 30 workout
  • Total Body Cardio Fix
  • Upper Fix
  • Lower Fix
  • Pilates Fix
  • Cardio Fix
  • Yoga Fix
Your first workout with this program is the Total Body Cardio. Wanna see a sneak peak - watch below!

What about these containers?

One of the most important things in a fitness and weight loss workout program is nutrition. It’s no secret that 70% of your results is based on nutrition. That’s where 21 Day Fix shines. 21 Day Fix teaches you portion control. You can eat too much of anything really, and you will still gain weight! With 21 Day Fix, you can improve your health and fitness in less time, and get incredible results that would normally take 60 to 90 days to achieve. The 21 Day Fix program is a one of a kind system that uses containers to teach you an easy, fast, and accurate way to control how much you eat. Gone is the guess work. Gone is wondering if you ate too much food. Gone is calorie counting. You can even have wine while doing the 21 Day Fix!

With the 21 Day Fix, you will get a set of 7 color coded containers, as well as a free Shakeology Cup so that you can get all your nutrition in the right quantities, into your body.

Who is the 21 Day Fix designed for?

Autumn Calabrese, the creator of the 21 Day Fix, is a single mom, certified trainer, and bikini fitness competitor. She needs to stay in the best shape of her life. This program was specifically developed for people of ALL fitness stages. If you have 100+ pounds to lose this program is for you. If you have 10 pounds or less to lose, this program is for you. ANYONE can do this program and have AMAZING results!

What equipment do I need for the 21 Day Fix?
This is an easy questions! You need yourself, a towel, a bottle of water, light weights or a resistance band, and possibly a yoga mat. THAT'S IT!!!

What kind of results can I expect from the 21 Day Fix?
Participants in the test group lost anywhere from 10-15 pounds in 21 days. Some test group participants did the program for multiple rounds. Check out the pictures below to see the test group results:

How about Anna's results???

And, of course, we can't forget Deon!

How can I purchase the 21 Day Fix?

Again, easy question. Order here: <--- includes FREE SHIPPING and HANDLING in February 2014! Then fill out the application below and I will be in touch with you!

I hope to talk to all of you soon and see you in my next Test Group! This is one program you do NOT want to miss out on!

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