• Fitness

    Favorite Protein Macro Caps

    At the end of the day I usually have some extra room for carb macros and I do that on purpose – I like snacking. When I still have some protein macros left to for the day  I don’t feel so bad choosing foods that also have some extra carbs in the them. Here’s some of my favorite protein macro caps, including some side dish options and a dessert. Edamame | Edamame is not only delicious and fun to eat, but it’s an easy way to add in those final grams of protein for the day. Edamame is also a perfect side dish for almost any meal I make for dinner.…

  • Lifestyle

    Influenster Sprout VoxBox | Quick Reviews

    I recently received my second VoxBox from Influenster*, a website for bloggers and social media users. Basically you sign up for the site (free to anyone, not just bloggers and YouTubers) and based on your social media impact and preferences, the company sends you different products to try. I received my first one of these boxes around Christmas, shortly after I signed up for the site. In that box I received mostly makeup and a few other odds and ends. I’m happy to report that this time around I received products geared more towards a healthy lifestyle, fitness, and a few skin care items. I posted an update a while back explaining…

  • Fitness,  Lifestyle

    Friday Favorites | 3.25.16

    So we had a nice little snowstorm this week – yay spring in Minnesota! Good news is that most of it should melt away by the weekend. As you’re reading  this, I’m also getting done with work for the week since we had a half day on this Good Friday. I’m taking the extra time to hit the gym right away so I can start enjoying my Friday afternoon off for a Happy Hour. RECIPE Let’s start off with my favorite recipe for the week. I posted my meal prep on Instagram over the weekend and it seemed that a lot of people liked the sound of it! I was super surprised because it’s…

  • Fitness,  Lifestyle

    Favorites | February 2016

    The end of February brings a whole new world for me. March begins my cut and new fitness program. It’s also means that the end of winter is (nearly) upon us. I’m so excited to get outside again for my runs and even do some kettlebell workouts in the garage. In March I’m going to work hard at my new fitness routine including my meal prepping. This weekend includes a trip to Costco to stock up on everything I’ll need for the next few weeks. FITNESS Two fitness favorites for the month of February, the first is my new Blender Bottle GoStak that’s been perfect for carrying snacks and supplements to…

  • Fitness,  Recipes

    My Protein Shake | Updated Recipe

    A few months ago I posted my simple protein shake recipe. After looking into the nutritional facts if it a bit closer, I decided to switch protein to the Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey, Vanilla Ice Cream flavor – super tasty!. This protein powder has has less carbs, sugar, and calories than what I had previously been using. Per one scoop serving, the Optimum Nutrition has 20 calories, 24 grams of protein, 3 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of sugar. In total, my protein shakes are now less than 150 calories and have 25 grams of protein when made with almond milk. MY PROTEIN SHAKE RECIPE 6 ounces unsweetened original almond milk 6 ounces water…