Get Your Kitchen Ready for PiYo!

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Happy Monday lovelies! I know there are so many of you out there starting PiYo or getting ready to start later this month. So, today I wanted to share with you how to get your kitchen ready for PiYo!

Your results from any fitness program or exercise you do are 80% nutrition, 20% fitness. Mind blowing right?! I always thought if I just worked out really hard I could lose weight (before I lost 60 lbs). I would literally take diet pills, eat like crap, drink a ton of alcohol, but workout & expect it to work. After losing that weight & learning a lot more about nutrition, I still didn’t understand the importance of this until last year. So because of all my struggles I’ve been through, I want to help you get your kitchen ready for PiYo.

I know that this part can be the most overwhelming. If you’re like me, you hate to cook. I love food, but cooking I mean who enjoys that?! LOL. Plus I keep so busy that it feels there’s no time for it. BUT I have embraced meal planning & prepping even though I hate it. Because it helps keep me on track, only takes a couple hours to do, & helps me feel stress free during the week when I’m busy because I can just grab & go.

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So you may be thinking, “well how do I make time for it? I barely have time to sleep.” Well, I will just say that it’s all about priorities. You will make time for what’s a priority to you. So if you want to lose weight, get healthy, or get those abs that are hiding (like mine do so often :P) then you’ll figure it out. Take an hour off your time watching TV or playing Facebook games & just make it happen. So here’s how to get your kitchen ready for PiYo!

1. Figure out your daily caloric needs & then pick out recipes

2. Write out in a planner your meals for the week

3. Take an hour to meal prep everything for the week

I know this seems daunting, but I promise you once you do it you will feel so much better.

I also wanted to give you some of my meal ideas:

Breakfast
Egg white & veggie omelette with a slice of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread
Oatmeal & egg white & veggie omelette
Oatmeal with Shakeology (chocolatey & full of protein!)

Lunch
Strawberry, avocado, spinach & chicken salad
Turkey sandwich with veggies
Taco salad

Dinner
Turkey chili
Tilapia tacos
Chicken fajitas

Snacks
Almonds
Fruit
Veggies & hummus
Shakeology

Here is also a video that I made explaining things in more detail if you prefer listening. 

These are just a few tips from the beginning of my PiYo journey. Today starts week 2 & I am SO IN LOVE with this program!! So I will DEF be sharing more tips with you as I go!

Don’t forget to grab my free grocery list here to make your shopping super simple!

Clean Eating Grocery Haul

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Yesterday I asked on Facebook & Twitter what people need most help with when it comes to health & fitness – almost everyone said nutrition. So I figured I would give y’all a sneak peak of some goodies I picked up during my grocery haul today at Trader Joes & Target. This will be the first of many clean eating grocery hauls because I want to teach everyone how simple it can be.
I got some salt free seasonings to put on my lean meats to make them more exciting, coconut oil spray for cooking eggs & veggies (gives it a nice flavor), liquid stevia for my coffee (calorie free), some dessert gum & dark chocolate to cure my massive sweets cravings, & fruits, baby carrots, & nuts for snacking!  I’m all about simple, easy, & healthy!  So there it is – just a snapshot of my clean eating grocery haul for the week.
Let me know if posts like this help you by commenting below & sharing with others!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Healthy Grocery List

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Do you feel like grocery shopping is the toughest part about trying to lose weight or be healthier? You’re not alone! Food has been my biggest struggle for almost my entire life. A few years ago I embarked on a weight loss journey all by myself & was able to lose 60 lbs after being overweight half my life. I have done a lot of research & learned so much about food since then. I’ve also learned a way to make grocery shopping easy & simple, while still eating delicious foods. So I wanted to share with you my healthy grocery list to help you out on your next trip.

Protein
Protein Powder
Eggs
Boneless/skinless chicken breast
Lean ground turkey
Canned tuna (in water)
Tilapia
Wild Salmon
Tofu
Plain nonfat cottage cheese
Plain nonfat Greek yogurt
Nonfat cheese ticks

Veggie Options (Pick at least 3)
Spinach
Broccoli
Asparagus
Kale
Bell Peppers
Mushrooms
Cauliflower
Brussel Sprouts
Green Beans
Artichoke
Zucchini
Cucumber

Complex/Starchy Carb Options (Pick at least 1)
Old-fashioned oatmeal
Low-carb/low-sugar cereal (Fiber One)
Quinoa
Sweet Potato
Yam
Whole Wheat Bread
Brown Rice

Healthy Fat Options (Pick at least 2)
Natural peanut butter
Olive oil
Safflower oil
Coconut oil
Almonds
Walnuts
Pistachios
Avocado
Flaxseed oil

Fruit
Small apples
Small pears
Oranges
Bananas
Blueberries
Raspberries
Strawberries
Melons
Pineapple
Lemons (for water & fish)

Beverages
Water
Unsweetened Almond Milk (can be flavored)
Sugar Free Coconut Milk
Green tea bags
Coffee

Condiments
Balsamic Vinegar
Salsa
Chili Powder
Mrs Dash
Mustard
Cinnamon
Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
Stevia or other zero calorie sweetener
Pam Non-stick cooking spray

I also wanted to share with you a few go-to meals that I make from my healthy grocery list:

Breakfast
Shakeology Pancakes
Oatmeal with Fruit

Lunch
Salad with Almonds & Fruit
Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Dinner
Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey
Tilapia & Veggies

Here is just a sneak peak of what my pancakes look like that’ll be released in my ebook in November icon smile Healthy Grocery List

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So there’s my healthy grocery list! I really hope this helps y’all out! Please reach out to me if you have any questions because I know just how much of a struggle the eating part can be icon smile Healthy Grocery List

Please RT or share with anyone this may help!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3