PACARI, WORKOUTS & MORE

So some days are good and some days you might just struggle on your workouts right? I know lately I’ve struggled some days. But I don’t give up keep pushing you’ll get there. I did the whole 80 Day Obsession and I loved it I still go back and do a little obsessed like today I did Total Body Core its only 30 minutes but wow is it still gets me how it can be challenging.  What I  like about it you burn fat & build muscle everything we want as we get older right? Plus I like this one because it works your core as well.

So anyhow I’ve been doing some cooking lately and yesterday I made the meatza pie just like I’ve been talking about oh so good. Here is a picture of it I didn’t use all the meat had some left over and I’ll use that for other things. You get a chance go here and check it out.

I got something new in I’m excited to tell you all about it PACARI CACAO it actually is from Ecuador. When you try Pacari cacao you are experiencing the highlights of what makes Ecuador so special – clean, organically grown food from small family farms. 

Cacao offers many nutritional and life enhancing benefits
It is loaded with antioxidants (40 times the amount as blueberries), iron (the highest plant-based source of iron), magnesium, calcium, and selenium. Cacao can also provide a boost in energy and has been known to elevate mood and relieve depression. Cacao products are great sources of healthy fats and may mildly suppress appetite due to the function of MAO inhibitors.

What they offer:
  • 100% and 101% cacao bars – great for taking on the go, traveling and eating after any meal
  • Cacao Power – add to smoothies, cakes, cookies, homemade chocolate bars and even steak rubs
  • Cacao Butter – a source of healthy fats in ketogenic chocolates, cakes, piecrusts and homemade skin care lotions, balms and butters
  • Cacao Nibs – use to mimic chocolate chips and add a crunchy texture to low-carb smoothies, keto flatbreads and homemade ketogenic chocolates
  • Cacao Paste – Replace low-end bakers chocolate with high-quality cacao paste in any recipe. Or just eat it straight from the bag!

 


Rainy Days Are Good For Cooking

Yesterday was a beautiful day. We knew we were going to get some rain so I started brainstorming what I would be cooking because well most of us when we are home all day we want to snack or eat stuff you know when its rainy and you can’t go anywhere.

I wanted to make sure I had a plan. So I quickly started looking at Jessica’s recipes from Ultimate Guide & Ketogenic Edge Cook book.  I love her cookbooks you can find here so yesterday I made the Ketogenic Brownies so good! I love knowing every ingredient going into your recipe less guilt right..:) Plus I put on the Dairy Free Keto icing you can also find on their site by clicking here . I’m super excited about making lunch today I’ll be making from Jessica’s cookbook Deep Dish Keto Meatza Pie.. Which you can check their site out here. I’ve just been experimenting and seeing which recipes work for me and my husband and see if they will work for us. What works for me might not work for you and what works for you might not work for me..So anyway my whole thing is to eat healthy meals and live a healthy life and as long as I feel good I will keep doing what I’m doing today its rainy but life goes on getting ready to do a workout which will be Tabata Power and I think I’ll have time to do a ab workout as well. What do you do on a rainy day? Do you read do you workout? I try to keep as busy as I can so I don’t feel like its a lazy day. Keep moving is my thing you sit you don’t want to get back up. Have a great day! Be sure to check out Jessica’s recipes she has some great ones. Also if you have the time watch some of Tristan’s videos he has so many good points and it helps you understand. I know I was overwhelmed with some of the foods but they cook more like what I like knowing every ingredient that I put in my recipes makes me happy. I put her brownies and Meatza pie in the pictures click on them to go to their site.

 


A Little Ginger goes along ways

I love cooking new things. I’m always making new recipes and if we really like them I repeat the recipes. Today I made Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry  it was so good. I love the flavor of all the different vegetables, & spices but sometimes I get carried away with the ginger I love it my husband says sometimes I get carried away.. but this dish he did say he really liked..YAY! Making this for the first time smelling all the different vegetables as they saute, adding in all the spices I was so excited for this to be done. Following all the instructions this turned out to be one of my favorite recipes next to Mamas Best Meatballs those are in the fridge for later..there’s so many more delicious recipes in The Ketogenic Edge Cook book go check it out here. Once you start cooking these recipes you’ll want to keep going. Especially when your family enjoys them. Making healthy, delicious meals is so important to me knowing every ingredient going into this made me feel so happy.

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The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb

I’ve been trying new things and it gets overwhelming sometimes on what to make when to make it how much right? Well I’ve been cooking out of The Ultimate Guide Cookbook and you can’t go wrong so many good recipes, healthy, delicious, & filling. You need to check it out by going here.  Keto is new to me I’m still testing it out but listening to Tristan & Jessica I’ve learned so much. They give coaching that has help me understand what you need to make things work. Jessica has put a lot of hard work in her cookbooks and you can tell. So go on over to Primal Edge Health and see what all they have.

They are a caring family sharing with others about their health & lifestyle. You’ll find Tristan on youtube, instagram, & podcast on their page.

The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Baking is a complete breakdown for healthy baking on a ketogenic diet. The cookbook includes a thorough introduction to making oven-fresh goods on a ketogenic/low-carb diet, lists recommended equipment and ingredients, and presents kitchen tips and suggestions on how to maximize nutrient density in your recipes. The book is designed for individuals and families who enjoy breads, cookies, cakes and more but also want to maintaining a low-carbohydrate intake and/or follow daily ketogenic macronutrient parameters.

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SAD ITS COMING TO AN END OR IS IT?

So I finally got in day 78 Total Body Core tried yesterday but when you know your body is saying you need to stop you stop. So today I was feeling better and push through it. Boy did it work the core you feel it everywhere hince Total Body. Anyhow getting through this was quite the challenge today but I did it 2 rounds. The sad part is its coming to an end we have almost done 80 days wow. I’m seriously thinking about doing it again. I feel sometimes by doing it over maybe you can do it better, know more how to balance, stand, lift and everything. A few pictures of our moves using resistance bands. It was a challenge but every time I have to smile and say I did it. Of course before I started my workout today I did do a eshot to give me energy through the workout.

So for the equipment we used weights, sliders, & resistance bands I feel it what a great workout! Tomorrow will be Cardio Core so we will get to work our core more who don’t like working their core. I highly recommend to anyone to do the 80 day Obsession if you’re looking for an everyday workout. I will take some time off and probably do some other workouts and yes probably do the 80 day again I believe

 

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DAY 72 TOTAL BODY CORE

Today was day 72 of 80 Day Obsession I can’t believe I’m almost all the way through. I believe I will be doing the 80 day again just because I love the different muscles it works.

Taking the best nutrition  is how I got through this I love Isagenix. Through this 72 days working out 6 days a week has taught me alot you can’t just workout without eating right. I have watched what I eat everyday eating clean is the only way to feel amazing.

Today we did Total Body Core 2X15’s working everything challenging the core and maximize strength gains and calorie burn. Getting my heart rate up makes me happy to know I’m having calorie burn. Using Weights light, medium & heavy, resistance loops, strength sliders was truly a total body workout. I love working the abs feel like everything is getting challenged no regrets. Is it hard? Of course it is challenging or I wouldn’t like it. Challenge yourself everyday a little further and see how far you can get.

Helping people is what I like to do the most when I can help people lose a few pounds or slim down by just giving them some pointers and they let me know how much it has helped makes my day. Helping a friend out right now just pointed a few things they could do different and they called me to tell me their clothes are already fitting better.:) That makes me happy. Feel free to message me if your needing help.

First picture is showing all the total body workout equipment, 2nd picture is my post workout strawberry shake 

 

 

 


Working FOR PIE

Today was booty I’ve had to take it a little easier until I heal. But I have a few days after today. Anyway I decided the other night why not make a pie. Not just any pie though SUGAR FREE APPLE PIE so good without the guilt sugar free, zero aftertaste plus my family loves it..

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Everybody likes a sweet now and then so why not make something that didn’t take me that much time. I’ve made this Sugar Free Apple pie before so good.

One reason I workout and walk is I love working off any extra goo that don’t need to be there. After my booty workout to have my shake that fills me up till lunch time. Make sure you prep or have a plan otherwise when you get hungry hard telling what you might eat because you want it now if you’re like me. I try to think about lunch ideas, dinner ideas before the week so get your list ready and prep and then you’re ready for the week.


WHAT DO YOU HYDRATE WITH?

I get thirsty working these hard workouts so I have to make sure I’m fueling my body right. That is why I choose this HYDRATE vs Gatorade or some other sugary drink. In ours there are no artificial colors, dyes, or sweeteners. Kids love them too! Did you know our HYDRATE has the same amount of sugar as a beet or medium apple? All natural fuel for my body, helping sustain energy through my workouts.

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Workout today was Total Body Core 3 rounds of different moves little did I know how much resistance bands and sliders help build strength, oh ya we used weights too! What a great calorie burn though. A few of the exercises burpees on the sliders, sea saw on the sliders, weights, & pushups oh my killer I can’t believe we are on day 60 already.  The days are going by so fast only 20 to go but I feel stronger. You have to know your body sometimes I feel it I can lift those 20s and there are days I know I can only do 8s & 10s that is just the way it is. We had 3 rounds today I said no way I’m only doing 2 I ended up going to the end. Tell yourself YES I CAN!

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CARDIO FLOW & LOW CARB WAFFLES

Today was day 58 of 80 day obsession. The workout was CARDIO FLOW I have to say I wanted to quit more than once on this because it was hard it just seem to keep getting harder but somehow I powered through it. The workout starts out with inchworms 4 times then spider push ups 4 times you do two rounds of that in the beginning. Thank goodness I have my eshot to get through the workouts. Next you do angel jumps how high can you jump, then duck walks, gorilla, jump throughs, bear, crab, donkey jumps & frog. Repeat each 8 times. I kept thinking I’m not going to do the next round but you do and say alright only 6 more rounds to go. Each round seemed to get more intense you’ll see a few of my pictures. You have to convince your mind you can do this age is just a number what do you know soon she said last ONE..I made it.

Could not wait to make my delicious LOW-CARB WAFFLES so good and filling. .Plant base, Keto, gluten free, high fiber. I love waffles I don’t love the carbs and smothered sugary syrups after feeling awful. Not with these they are so delicious. If you have a chance check it out here and get the sugar-free maple syrup too! I love knowing that I had a wholesome, low-glycemic and protein rich breakfast. These are vegan friendly proteins. Don’t forget to enter the contest on my instagram one lucky winner will win a free jar of Suntella chocolate spread, plus you’ll be entered in the Grand prize giveaway so go tag 2 people and enter you have till tomorrow. Go to this link https://promos.blendtec.com/pages/lakanto-blendtec-march-discount-offer#giveaway to enter. GOOD LUCK!!

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Angel jump & squat

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Donkey Kick then frog jump

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Duck walk


BE LIKE A BEAST

Feeling BEAST MODE today..today was Total Body Core and she was not kidding I realize we are in phase 3 and it is getting harder but when you finish you feel so great!

Today I did some surrender shoulder press with weights up @ shoulders repeat and yes I feel my shoulders. Burpees on sliders were bit of a challenge got through it..:) I’ve said it before I’ll say it again the right nutrition the right products you can do anything you set your mind to..Some new moves today were the saw on the sliders feeling the core, butt everywhere. Another one is using the loops with the bands to do bicep curls and squats oh ya you feel those. Tricep pushup on sliders no shame in doing modify. What a calorie burn I still believe I will feel like walking with my friends later today.

Time for the best nutrition my shake with some greens  having a good meal replacement starts with quality protein.

One of the most important aspects of any meal or meal replacement is the source, amount, and quality of protein. The protein in IsaLean Shake helps to set it apart from other meal options. Packed with 24 grams of undenatured whey protein, IsaLean Shake helps satiate hunger, optimize muscle building, and support fat burning.

Carbohydrates, which include sugars, are the preferred source of fuel for your brain and immune system. However, a high dose of refined sugars can cause your blood sugar to spike and then crash, leaving you feeling fatigued, hungry, and unsatisfied.

For the purpose of helping you stay energized yet keeping blood sugar in check, it’s important to choose meal replacements that are tested for their glycemic response. For example, Isagenix IsaLean meal replacement options are tested and labeled as “low-glycemic” referring to the slower rate that the carbohydrates are absorbed from these foods.

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