Progress

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How true this is. We all look at people’s before/after pics & want the after pic. Hot bodies, lean bodies, muscles, sexy etc. Where we come from makes us who we are. Where we are going will make us who we are going to be.

We make the choice of where we are going and who we will become. Focus on your progress and who you want to become. Don’t live in the past.

Where are you going with your life? What do you want to do with your life? Who do you want to become? Live everyday with the intention of fulfilling your purpose.

Always progress. Never stay stagnant and you will achieve more in your life that you ever thought possible. Focus on being just a little better than you were the day before. Over time, you will achieve greatness. Consistency is the key to success in any endeavor.

Baked Tilapia

Who says that eating clean and healthy has to be complicated?!?! Not this girl! I take frozen tilapia filets and put them in a foil lined pan. Drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with Mrs Dash Fiest Lime seasoning. Bake at 350 for 30 min. Voila! Easy, cheap, healthy and yummy! Can’t beat that!

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Day 42 P90X Lean

Monday morning! Time for some P90X Core Synergistic’s! Hard to believe its my last week of phase two before recovery week!! Going to push super hard this week for max results!

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Shakeology!

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Have you seen me post about Shakeology? I sure hope so! Are you wondering what it’s all about?! Great! Let me tell you what Shakeology means to me…

Is shakeology just a protein shake? Is it just a meal replacement shake? No! It is those things and so many more. Shakeology is a protein shake, meal replacement shake, multivitamin, multi mineral health optimizer!!

It has over 70 super foods in its mixture. The ingredients are 100% natural. There are no fillers, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, sugars, gluten, soy or other ingredients that are horrible for our bodies. Shakeology is 100% yummy goodness that fuels your body for success.

What are some of the benefits I’ve noticed from drinking shakeology for the last 30 days? My energy has sky rocketed. Recovery from my P90X workouts is so much faster. I am never sick! My weight loss has been boosted. My migraines are GONE! My blood sugar has been regulated. My cravings for bad yucky foods are GONE! On top of that, I know that my overall health is just improved by adding this simply, easy nutrient power house to my normal food intake.

How do I make my Shakeology? I use the tropical vegan Shakeology and mix it with a handful of frozen mixed fruit and about 8oz of water. It is easy, super yummy and filling! There are so many recipes out there to experiment with and you get a 30 day recipe calendar with your bag of Shakeology! No muss, no fuss – that is fast food at its finest. No drive thrus, no waiting in line, and the most healthy option, too!

So what do you get with Shakeology? You get a fast, healthy, daily meal replacement that is a total health optimizer, multivitamin and multi mineral. Plus, you get all of the added benefits you get from this amazing shake.

So for $4, you can have the fastest meal possible, your protein shake, your multivitamin and multi mineral supplement, increase your energy, boost your weight loss, reduce your cravings, regulate blood sugar/blood pressure/cholesterol, and prevent illness for yourself! All of that for $4?!?! That’s right!! That’s a crazy good deal when you break down how much you may spend at drive thrus, medicine, prescriptions, energy drinks/lattes, weigh loss pills, vitamins and supplements, etc.

Plus, how much time will it give you?! Everyone I know could benefit from having more energy to power through their days. How much time would you save by not having to make a meal for yourself everyday, shopping for that meal, planning that meal? How much time would you save by not driving somewhere and sitting in a drive thru line? How much time would you gain from rarely being sick? We all know the saying….Time is $$$$$!

The benefits of adding Shakeology to your daily diet are exponential and far exceed the cost of $4 per day. Shakeology is the pot of good at the end of my rainbow! I invest $4 per day in MYSELF and the outcome is that I feel like a million bucks! Don’t you want to feel like a million bucks?! Please contact me for more info so I can help you get there!

Quinoa and Shrimp Paella

I found this recipe and made it tonight…super yummy and super easy!! I changed some things to suit my personal tastes. I did not add any peppers….yuck! I did add Lima and garbanzo beans for added fiber and protein. I also used frozen peas and carrots mix instead if just peas. I also doubled the batch to have lots of leftovers 🙂 sprinkled a little hot sauce (sugar & salt free of course) on top for a delicious meal!

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Quinoa & Shrimp Paella

Yields: 7 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 273 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Previous Points: 5 | Points Plus:7 | Cholesterol: 125 | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Sodium: 412 mg | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 22 g |

Ingredients
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups dry quinoa, rinse well
3 cups chicken broth, fat-free, low-sodium
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon Saffron threads
1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Kosher or sea salt to taste
1/2 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes, packed in olive oil
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded & membrane removed, sliced into 1/2″ strips
1 cup frozen green peas
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (click for recipe)
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed

Directions
While preparing quinoa, sprinkle shrimp with a pinch of salt and seafood seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to use.

In a large skillet, heat oil to medium-low and sauté onions until tender, about 5 minutes. Add sliced bell pepper strips and sauté an additional 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.

Add quinoa, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, saffron, paprika, black pepper and salt. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil, and continuing cooking approximately 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.

Add sun-dried tomatoes, peas and shrimp, cover and continuing cooking 5 minutes. Remove from heat, leave covered and allow to set 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and serve.