HAPPY TONED UP TA~LALALALA TUESDAY 💪🏽😍❤️️~ 🎉TuesYay.
It's been a long day with work & school, but I'm finally headed home && very happy about that. :) My workout was on point today - I upped the weights and let's just say my glutes FEEL 👍🏼🔥👍🏼🔥👍🏼🔥😁 iittttttt.
Meals were LCG
•M1 Protein smoothie •M2 Greek Yogurt, bar and almonds •M3 Sweet green salad •M4 Trader Joe's mango dried fruit •M5 Greek Harvest Bowl
Side note: the gorgeous @mos_fitlife is coming to DC tomorrow and I can't wait for us to take a yoga class together !✌🏽️Because we all know, friends that yoga together ..... stay together 😽😽💕💕💕💕💕💃🏻
Hope everyone had a delicious Tuesday!! It's been about a month since starting this round of BBG! Though it feels like it's been 3😂, I couldn't be happier!!! 52 MORE DAYS OF THIS CHALLENGE!!! Feeling good and can't wait to kill it the rest of the way!!! Last week I ran the least amount of miles I have since the start of 2017, 4 months ago! I'm am a little upset I only did 13 miles last week. Coming from an average of 50 miles per week, to ONLY 13😳 is a little devastating! So my goal for this upcoming May is to get back on my running grind, which won't be too hard since I'll be done with school🙌🏽🙌🏽☀️☀️☀️ ain't nobody got time for slacking!!! LETS GET IT💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽
To all you busy women who don't have time for cookin' - if you've got a crockpot, then you've got all you need!👐 I've never used my crockpot before (yeah...no judging), but it's amazing! Made Sloppy Joes with sweet potato fries and even my husband loved it! It's rare for my cooking to be edible lol. If you want the recipe, comment below or message me! 🤗 #thefitmrs#crockpotrecipes#slowcooker#sloppyjoes
Chicken, riced cauliflower blend with low sodium soy sauce, whole green beans with fat free cheddar, and 3 chunks of potatoes
Super random dinner but so yummy! Did back and shoulders today, with a side of glutes because I want the 🍑 to grow so bad!
Ending Tuesday with some yoga in my living room, hope you all had a fabulous day 💕
S T R E T C H 💫 I've definitely gotten lazy on the stretching front recently, and suddenly the same workouts I was doing before have started leaving me feeling very sore the following morning!! Stretching when your muscles are warm is so important, and will help in your recovery too 👍🏼 With that, I'm hitting the floor for some quick stretches!
Eating right is the hardest thing for me (I know I'm not alone). For the last 2 days I've been eating really well, tracking my macros properly for the first time, and planning ahead/sorta meal prepping. It's been great so far and i love how in control I am but I know it's gonna take more than a couple of days of good eating to really change things. The hardest part for me is learning how to eat like this most of the time even amidst life's unpredictabilities. Hoping for a good rest of the week! What are your tricks for staying on track with eating?
Still tying to get the hang of these evening workouts. How does everyone workout after a day at work? I find that I need extra motivation to go to the gym in the evening vs the morning. I decided I needed to do #bbgarms today because arm workouts are definitely my favorite. I'm starting to see a bit of forearm definition...or maybe I'm just learning how to flex 🤔🤷🏼♀️ Now I'm off to have a much needed shower, some delicious dinner from our #mealprep and a lot of puppy time!
Tuesday in the Scherer-Reynolds household revolves around tacos 80% of the time..and tonight did not disappoint! Everyone loved it, yes, even the picky man of the house!
I give you, Spicy Shrimp Tacos
20 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1½ tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder (optional)
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
squeeze of lime
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, from half a lime
¼ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
6 small corn tortillas (corn tortillas can also be used)
¼ cup Greek Yogurt
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1) To cook the shrimp: In a medium bowl whisk together olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili and onion powders, and salt. Add in shrimp and toss to coat completely. Cover and refrigerate for for at least 10 minutes or up to 24 hours. Heat a large heavy-duty or cast iron skillet on high heat for 2 minutes. Add the olive oil and shrimp. Cook shrimp in a skillet on medium-high heat until pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and finish with a squeeze of lime.
2) To make salsa: Combine tomato, avocado, jalapeno, salt, pepper, lime juice, and cilantro in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
3) To assemble: Stir Greek Yogurt with cilantro and lime juice in a small bowl; set aside. Spoon avocado salsa generously over warm tortillas, then top with 3 shrimp and drizzle with sour cream sauce. Serve tacos with lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!!
I'm all for a #miniprep and I think 3 day's worth is the perfect amount for me. I've been having the same breakfast everyday now for over 12 months and will probably continue to do so, it's that good (thanks @joseeksabs ☺️) but it's having the same lunch and snacks for 5-7 days straight that makes me stumble... I can definitely handle three though 😉
As for dinners, they always have to be different.
Breakfast: chocolate protein smoothie, recipe in comments.
Lunch: vegetable soup with pasta bows
Snack 1: hard boiled eggs and a slice of sourdough toast
Snack 2: @squareorganics mint/coconut protein bar
That was a weird workout. One really hard set and one really easy set. I have DOMS from yesterday's leg day and my arms are also strangely fatigued as well. Go figure? It feels like leg day was secretly an arm day too, the way my body feels right now. So I struggled with the hard set. I will just say this is how I feel about burpee push ups right now: 😷🤢 Hope you're all crushing your Wednesday 😘
New home gym is coming together 🙌🏼 (and we FINALLY have our bench here! 🎉) I did my first workout in here -- week 6 legs. NOT an easy workout 🙅🏻 but I pushed hard and feel so good after! (And tired. 😅) Have a good night! 💗
Day 30 Food Diary:
BREAKFAST: a banana collagen smoothie
LUNCH: grilled salmon, arugula salad and buttered toast
SNACKS: an apple with peanut butter, a Kind protein bar, carrots
DINNER: pesto carrot and zucchini noodles with extra garlic, chili flakes, basil and an Yves Spicy Italian Veggie sausage
Good morning! ☀️ it was #bbgweek13arms for me this morning. My sodium belly is so real right now 😜 My tips on how to recover and detox is working out and chugging lots of water (like at least 3L). ❤️ It's free and it works! Happy Humpday!
Ps: Im in love with this vest from @bodyrockofficial 👙
Taco Tuesday has a whole new meaning in the Scherer-Reynolds household tonight! I've been meaning to get my hands around this spice from Trader Joe's & it DID NOT disappoint on our Shrimp Tacos 👍🏻
Side note: the spice pairs amazingly with avocado. Sprinkle it on for a nice little snack!
One of the earliest lessons I learned in meditation was the idea of "blue sky mentality." 🤗 This is the concept of visualizing your problems as clouds. Sometimes there are very few and sometimes there is a whole sky full of them. But, no matter what, there is always a blue sky above the clouds. 💗 Take your mind to that place. Remember that there is always a blue sky. Your problems will pass, sometimes faster than others, but your state of mind will remain.
In honor of starting Week 3 of #bbg I thought it was finally time to to start an Instagram account. Hoping you #bbggirls can hold me accountable for finishing strong and maintaining a healthy way of life. Thank you @kayla_itsines for getting me this far. Now here's to kicking off Week 3 strong. 👊🏻 #bbgcommunity#bbgnewbie#deathbykayla#bbgfam#bbgsisters
Today's workout is done ✅!! Got in the 5 toning moves (with modified pistol squat) and the new sandy sweat HIIT! Really enjoyed the new HIIT workout, was short and sweet but definitely effective. #sandysweathiit#sandysweat @karenakatrina @toneitup
I'd like to give a shout-out to all the amazing #bbggirls and tell you how much I love you guys. Today has been one of those days, were you don't really feel like doing anything. You sit on the couch after work, trying to convince yourself that you don't really have to exercise and come up with a million of excuses. That's the moment when I start looking at all of your inspiring posts and pictures. All of a sudden I get motivated and want to workout, because I'm proud of us and what we accomplish together. I love this #bbgcommunity and everything it's about. I hope you all had an amazing day ❤💋
Friends!! 🎉 Who is ready to shop?? There is no better time to motivate or reward yourself with some new fitness attire than at the start of a challenge! Or let's face, the start of SUMMER!!! ☀️☀️ So, it's the perfect time for me to be able to offer you a UA discount! And the best part? You can be your friends, family & coworkers favorite person by sharing this all you'd like! It starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday, so make sure to pop into a store if you're located near one and ENJOY!! 😘😘
3 weeks later, I'm finally eating my first really solid meal. I was unable to work, exercise, and by Sunday I could barely eat or drink, let alone enjoy the evening with my husband. Nothing like a huge life disruption to make you really value your health. I'm cautiously excited about feeling better and getting back to the things I value in life!
You know those women that can eat mac n cheese and pizza rolls and still look incredible? It’s hard not to hate these women. I use to feel like if I even looked at a donut I’ll gain 17 pounds.
I wished and prayed that I could just LOVE spinach and kale the way I loved brownies and fried chicken.
And then something shifted. I had an ah-ha moment. I realized my perception was misguided. I could make the choice to eat foods that show myself love and nourish my body. I could show my body respect and care by eating foods that made it feel good.
This change in thinking and hypnotherapy allowed me to start trusting my body. I started to crave healthy, wholesale foods. The junk got less and less appealing. And now, if I choose to enjoy a treat, I do so guilt free.
We are on day 2 of the free healthy hypnosis challenge. Join me in The Mindful Babes group to listen in!
That post workout hair 😂 oh well. When you have hair as long and as thick as mine, sometimes a pony tail just isn't enough. Especially when you get your sweat on! Week 24 leg day 👊 crushed! Also, it poured as I was walking home so I couldn't tell what was sweat and what was rain by the time I got home 😝
Earl Grey tea & "Broccoli Florets" 🤔🤷🏻♀️
Definitely only buy this Trader Joe's delicacy if you want to be SHOWERED in tiny, crispy green confetti. But other than the fact it is horrifyingly messy, it's not that bad! Needed a healthier pick-me-up and this is what I went with. Hope everyone is having a 💃🏻 Tuesday!!
🚨🚨🚨NOT A TRANSFORMATION PICTURE🚨🚨🚨 .
Looking at all of these pictures on Instagram for #transformationtuesday it's hard to not get discouraged😩. Sometimes I feel as though I have made no progress or not as quick as other people. It's hard to not compare yourself to others when you've worked so hard to not see the same results. This used to be my mindset every dang Tuesday.
BUTTTT... today I decided to not get discouraged and instead motivate myself and also take into consideration what some people do to there photos. It's crazy there world we live in with all this technology because you can change almost anything about yourself in a picture. Also, if anything at all I've learned the most about fitness Instagram it's ALL ABOUT THE LIGHTING AND POSING! Jezzz I had no idea how much of a difference it could make🙄. These pictures are taken in the same week just one is relaxed having fun while the other is attempting to flex and hold that weird leg posing without falling over 😂
So if anyone is getting discouraged, don't because not everyone looks like there Instagram! Okay rant over ✌🏽 ————————————————————————
❁transformation tuesday❁ vaca edition. so I know so many of you can relate about the stresses of vacas. over exercising the days before, not wanting to eat too much bc you need to wear a swim suit, or over eating bc you've deprived yourself the days before. ive been there & had so much anxiety when it came to what I would eat when I was on trips.
this time around though it's been *different*. yes, my meals have been relatively clean, but I haven't been restricting. The resort is all inclusive, but my anxiety about what to get or how much hasn't been as high as it would've been in the past. I've tried foods just to try & even had a lil bit of dessert every night. let me tell ya - it's been amazing. the stress is NOT WORTH IT. enjoy life, vacations, swimsuits & that dessert smoothie. you'll be back to clean eating soon enough and wishing you were still on vacation. 🌞💕
📸: the bf who is probably so sick of taking "insta pics" of me🙈
TransformNation Membership is NOW OPEN!! (Link in bio)👋😬
I tried something new last night launching on our Facebook live stream and so far so good...AGAIN we've half sold out in the first day.
In case you missed the live stream...👉LINK IN BIO for full details. Oh and since every IG chick has a plan now, here's what I believe sets our program apart:
✔️We follow a curriculum - as in you're actually going to LEARN from this program rather than being left in the dark wondering why in the heck you're doing the things you're doing
✔️We follow a flexible dieting approach - and I mean TRULY flexible dieting approach where I teach you better/best/ideal guidelines and how to practice "balance" when life happens (no obsessing over every single gram)
✔️We have a community, not just a random hashtag - hashtags are fun, but I find we're able to get much more personal (and vulnerable) within our group as opposed to just blasting out to the world about period cravings, 💩, and everything in between
K now I'm just rambling 💁. Thinking of hopping on an Instagram live to answer questions tonight. COMMENT if you're in!
This is my "I think I'm ready for summer face".. 😅 that run was a bit toasty! & it's only in the 70's. ☀️ Clearly I'm still in winter mode because 70 feels hot to me. 🙈
Anyway, got in a nice 4 mile tempo 🏃🏼♀️ run & now it's time for some yard work.
Reposting because Instagram removed due to the song 😫 Use this set as a finisher for leg/glute day and I promise you will sweat 😅 10 sumo squat jumps, 10 jump lunges, and 10 x-jumps. Let me know if you try it!
this pic is from awhile ago but i was scrolling through my phone looking for something and found it again and it just looks delicious☺️😍 definitely having some veggie stir fry in the near future bc it made me crave it lol sorry i've been mia recently i've been busy living it up for my last 2 weeks here🤷🏼♀️ haven't been working out consistently(other than boxing 2x a week) and my eating has been horrendous over the weekends (especially spring game this past weekend rip stomach) but everyone has ups and downs!!! i'm still here tho friends i swear🤓🙈 so much going on the week before finals..physical chem exam, anthropology final, presenting my research at the undergrad research symposium and tons of senior events for my sorority! gonna be the longest week ever but hey if that delays my time leaving tech i'll take it❤️🔶