Motivation Monday…umm transformation Thursday?

I started writing this at the end of the 8 week challenge I set for myself. I got distracted and never finished it. I did not document as well as I said I was going to but this post will make up for all of that. I posted pictures at my half way point, at the beginning of week 4. After week 4 it was a struggle. I traveled for majority of week 5 and while I was able to work out some, I did not manage to stick to my high protein diet. New Orleans got the best of me with burritos and bengeits. I traveled again during week 7 and my motivation was not as strong as when I started. I was also sick during week 6. My motivation lately has been non existent. I’m not sure why I am in such a funk. I did notice when I was eating better and working out I felt GREAT. My body has changed so much and while someone who doesn’t look at it everyday, you might not notice it, but I can. I am not where I want to be but I am so much closer. Let’s talk about workouts for a minute. GUYS I didn’t really take pure barre seriously before BUT holy cow! It is a GREAT workout for your whole body. I also did a lot of ab and leg workouts at home. Easier things that don’t require resistance bands or weights. Squats, crunches, burpees etc.. Here we are! The left side and the bottom right are the most recent. And my collage from the start and halfway point are included. I need to force myself and find motivation again to get back on track. To feel better. I have started by trying to get food that is prepared and still healthy. After working, working out, and running errands the last thing I’ve wanted to do was cook. I also don’t sleep much, so when I do sleep I take advantage of it. Mornings are tough for me and making breakfast is even harder. I kept seeing ads for The Daily Harvest and another blogger I follow posted about how she decided to give it a try. So I decided let’s do this. Its all organic and it’s superfoods. GUYS I LOVE IT!!!! The smoothies are easy and great. You add whatever liquid you want and blend. The grain bowls, the breakfast bowls and soups ♥️😍! So far the blueberry cocoa smoothie is my favorite. They have desserts you can order too. I definitely will be continuing my orders of it. If you are wanting to eat healthier and have it be easy to prepare, then I recommend this! At least for the breakfast and smoothies. Start your day off right. I have a code, below, you can get a discount with when you make your first order!

Give it a try y’all!

Turkey Zucchini Meatloaf Muffins

I love meatloaf but I stopped eating red meat almost 3 years ago. I still love meatloaf however so I’ve made it with ground turkey instead. Here is one of my favorite recipes and one of the easiest for meal prep.

2 eggs slightly beaten

1 cup of shredded zucchini (be sure to drain the excess water that come from shredding or grating the zucchini)

1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs (I use Panko)

1/2 cup of chopped onion (I’m not a big onion fan so I use 1/4 a cup)

1 teaspoon of sea salt

1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano leaves

1/4 teaspoon of pepper (I love pepper so I use 1/2 teaspoon)

1 pound of ground lean turkey

Optional : I love peppers and garlic so I add them.

1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic

1/2 cup of diced bell peppers (your choice of color, this time I used orange bell pepper)

Pre heat your oven to 350.

Mix together all ingredients into a bowl.

I use a muffin tin to cook it so that I have the perfect serving size. I grease the muffin tin with olive oil.

Once everything is mixed take handfuls of the mixture and put it in the muffin tin. Bake at 350 for 60 minutes. I like to remove the the meatloaf at the 50 minute mark and brush the tops with ketchup and the return them to bake for 10 minutes.