Hey guys! Fit Friday is baaaaack. After my birthday weekend, it was time to get back on track. I’m finishing week 9 this week of the guide and boy am I struggling, add my time of the month so you know the struggle is real. I want to eat everything in sight, I’m pushing through each workout and making sure not to skip any. When I get a headache I find that working out helps, usually 10 minutes into the workout it’s already gone. The weight loss and getting toner and stronger are also great benefits. I know it can be intimidating to start a workout regimen, but all you have to do is start and do not compare yourself to other people. If you are weak and can only lift a 3 pound weight, that’s ok just do your best and eventually you will progress. The only time you won’t see any results is when you don’t do anything at all.
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For this pesto penne, I got this organic pesto at whole foods. I cooked my penne according to the box (I usually use half of the box) and set it aside after I drain it. I sauteed broccoli, onion, peppers and added my seasoned chicken. Add any seasoning you like, I got a bunch at Trader Joe’s that I use on everything. Once the chicken is well cooked, add the penne and about 3 tablespoon of the pesto. Mix well, add more pesto if you want.
This is another easy peasy recipe. I bake a sweet potato cut in half in the the oven. I wash and cut the tops of my string beans. I warm up a big pan set to medium, then add 1/2 tablespoon of ghee. Next, add you string beans and seasoned with salt and pepper (I also use my favorite seasonings). I always have a batch chicken ready to eat in the fridge, so I just add some of that to the beans. If they are taking longer to cook, cover the pan for bit to seal in the heat. Serve with a side of sweet potato and voila! Keep in mind you can also make it with beef or shrimp.
I love trying new great product, after I got my waffle maker I was determined to get my money’s worth. I am loving FlapJacked protein pancake mix, I’ve been having it every single day (I have proof on snapchat @pinksole_rach). I’ve used the recipe on the package, but eventually started doing my own thing. I blend 1 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond coconut milk, 1 banana, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoon of maple syrup, 1 cup of oats. In a bowl I add 1 cups of the pancake mix then add my blended mixture. Mix well for some delish waffles, in the waffle maker I use about 1/2 cup of my mix. I love to top them with nuts n more and sliced bananas.
I love activewear and got to try a couple of new brands lately. I tried Under Armour’s Eclipse sport bra when I attended this event. Good sports bras are a must when working out ladies, this one has a lot of support and some padding that is so necessary for me. Thanks to a gift card, I also got this white sports bra at Victoria’s Secret. They go by bra sizes and offer a lot of support and some padding which I love.
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