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T 25 Weightloss Journey

Starting a new journey to anything is always hard. Whether you’re  moving, starting a new school, a new job, a new workout plan or a new meal plan. 

My journey to health, healing and happiness started with having my daughter. In the beginning, change was rough and patchy but I moved through it. There have been many ups and downs and in and outs but I am still here moving through the daily struggle of being a mom of 3, a fashion designer, an author, a wife. 

In this 3 year journey to weight loss, I have lost weight, gained weight, had fibroids, lost weight, gained a little, hit plateaus, maintained at 170, gained 20lbs and now I’m getting back into my routine to working out. 

Eating clean in the past 4 years has not been a problem but being consistent with my fitness level has been a struggle, my weakness. So last week was my first week of doing T25 with Shaun T. 

Because my sons play baseball and my oldest made the District team, my schedule surrounds his practices and games. I don’t have much time to drive to the and I don’t like working out at home because I need my space to clear my thoughts and having kids run around while trying to focus on me for an hour is a struggle. 

T25 allows me to wake up at 8 am and workout before the kids even eat breakfast. With No interruptions, I can sweat hard with minimal time and still do everything I can within the time I have to work with. 

My only problem with T25 was the 5 day fast track meal plan. As you know I’m 93% vegan and 7% vegetarian. Every once in a while, I will have a thin crust cheese pizza with vegetables. The meal plan was not my standard of eating so I created a plan similar to the plan included in the package. This week, I will be posting my 5 Day Vegan fast track meal plan. 

Follow my 5 day journey to T25. 

A quick Snack

Have you ever just wanted something quick to eat but will still satisfy your hunger until your next meal?

Strawberries, guacamole and lime will hold your tummy down until you eat your next complete meal. 

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups Strawberries

1 Large avocado

1/2 Lime 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Rinse/Wash strawberries in vinegar water
  • Slice Strawberries
  • Slice avocado
  • Place on bowl
  • Squeeze lime juice over fruit

 

The App to Change Your Life : N+TC (Nike Training Club)

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced fitness enthusiast, Nike has an app that friends are beyond obsessed with including myself. Nike Training Club (N+TC) is an amazing app that’s filled with hundreds of workouts for every fitness levelNike+TC and schedule. Whether you have 15 minutes or 45 minutes, there are workout routines that can fit into anyone’s schedule.

Because my schedule fluctuates daily, I don’t have much time to commit to a full workout plan but this app is perfect for me because it feels like I have my own personal trainer without paying the trainer price tag. I have the ability to finish 15 minutes of cardio, abdominals, arms, glutes, thighs and multiple muscle groups and left with nothing but sweat running down my body.  Nike does not play games!

After you download the app, you are able to select a workout based on your goal and fitness activity. The following options being: GET LEAN, GET TONED, GET STRONG, GET FOCUSED. From there you are taken to a menu with a ton of different workouts geared towards the goal you selected. One of the apps coolest features is that there is audio instruction and videos showing you execution of each move if you are unsure what each movement means. If you don’t have a kick ass audio play-list for your workout [you need to get one], you can always listen to your favorite Pandora station and still hear the interactive trainer as well. How cool is that?

My favorite perk is that it tracks your progress! and you can train any and everywhere like a pro. Every workout is calculated by the minutes and as the minutes add up you get rewards or fuel points!!! So set goals and make them. Just do it and get moving!

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All Photos courtesy of Nike.com

HEALTH to tha VILLE

 

Great places to take kids this week would be the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM). This season’s exhibit, Healthyville, is all about being smart with your health. Knowing your muscles, being active, and choosing healthy meal options through exploring is what got me excited about Healthyville.  

Kids of all ages are encouraged to enter. They have various stations wher you’re moving your feet, arms and entire body to get your heart pumping. Even I was able to get on a station with my daughter to measure our heart rate while being active. 

Showing kids through demonstrations on how to maintain and take care of their bodies in a fun way was exciting. We were all over the place. My daughter enjoyed it and you will see her demonstration on muscles in the picture below. 

We will definitely go back as education and knowledge about food and health plays a huge role in my house. So fuel up , be active, and head over to the LICM.   

Kale Salad

Salads are boring and just about everyone who’s new to making healthier choices dread preparing and eating them. So here’s an easy prep Kale salad that you don’t want to miss out on.

ENJOY! Happy eating!

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INGREDIENTS:

Salad

1 Large handful of Kale greens-chopped

4 Brussel Sprouts broiled/grilled/pan-seared

1 Medium Carrot-sliced

1 Radish-sliced

1 Lime-juice

1/4 cucumber-sliced

1/8 cup craisins

DRESSING:

Avocado Dressing

1/2 avocado

1/8 cup Tahini

1/2 cup olive oil

2 Garlic Cloves

3 Tbls Onion

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

1/8 cup apple cider vinegar

1/8 cup Red bell Pepper


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place kale on plate and top with all vegetable ingredients
  2. Blend the remaining ingredients for dressing in a blender/Food Processor except Red Bell Pepper
  3. Blend for approx. 1-2 minutes
  4. Add Red Pepper in blender last and pulse for 30 seconds.

Use Avocado dressing to top your salad.