• Recipes

    Healthy Tuna Salad

    This week’s recipe was once again found on Pinterest – find the Pin here and follow my Pinterest. I only recently tried tuna, and was surprised at how similar it tasted to salmon, so I’m looking to try some new recipes with it. Last week we added a few cans of the fish into the some ramen noodle salad to get the protein macros up. Then I found a mayo-free tuna salad recipe on Pinterest with only a few ingredients, the flavoring ingredients being red onion and cilantro. I ended up tweeking my recipe a bit and added some mayo, but you can use Greek yogurt in its place or omit it…

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    My Vitamins and Supplements

    I’ve briefly touched on the vitamins and supplements I take daily, and they’ve become just as important to my fitness routine as the nutrition. There’s no secret or something you can take that’s going to magically get you to your fitness goals. It really comes down to your hard work and determination. Know your goals, work towards them, and you’ll get there. Nutrition is so important to fitness goals, and some would say even more important that your workouts. I consider my vitamins and supplements as a part of my nutrition plan which is why I believe they’re important to look into and consider a part of the nutrition side of fitness goals.…

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    Salmon Tortilla Soup | Recipe of the Week

    Last week I was putting together a salad with some of the store bought packaged salmon, and on the back of the Chicken of the Sea package I saw this recipe: salmon tortilla soup. Done! I always see chicken tortilla soup recipes floating around on Pinterest, but since I don’t eat chicken I’ve never made any of them. Sure I could make them vegetarian style with beans or tofu, but I feel like it just wouldn’t be the same. I love salmon though, I always have, even when fish wasn’t in my diet so this was the perfect replacement. Making meals with my Crock Pot is my favorite ways to cook and…

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    The Nutrition Plan | Spring Fitness Update

    This spring I’m committing myself to a 12-week cut – a deficit of calories while focusing on my macronutrient goals – sometimes referred to as Flexible Dieting or IIFMM (If It Fits My Macros). I’ve calculated my macronutirents based on wanting to cut unwanted fat while also maintaining muscle and strenght. I used the formula, so to speak, found on Healthy Living, Heavy Lifting to calculate my caloric intake and how many protein, carbs, and fats I’ll need to consume to reach my goal.  I ended up starting my cut about two weeks because I booked a spring break trip to Los Angeles in April so technically my cut is two 6-week cuts. This…

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    The Workout Plan | Spring Fitness Update

    This is going to be a long, well thought out post so grab a cup of tea. For the past few weeks I’ve been doing research on different exercises, workout programs, macronutrients, and meal plans to help me reach my 2016 fitness goals. This year, I wanted to create a routine designed for my body and lifestyle rather than just going for a generic routine that may work for others – everyone is different. This post is going to focus on the exercises and workout program I’ll be sticking to for spring fitness routine that I’ve designed for myself. By sharing it, I’m hoping I can inspire others to start their fitness journey. I’ll go…