Happy Holidays and back to the grind with clean eating!  

At first I felt guilty for what I had been eating the past couple of days… Then I thought, Christmas only comes once a year and all these words above describe it!  Jolly, celebrate, peace, family, festive etc… So I enjoyed myself, and all the treats I ate because I was with family and I was enjoying myself.

WIAW- Back to the grind:

I started my morning with leftover Christmas breakfast:

Sausage, egg, and cheese bake. I also had a banana because I was still hungry!

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Then I headed to the gym: A good ole Cardio and Chest workout for the day.  I was going to go to crossfit, but the weather was kind of nasty, and the gym is only 2 minutes away, so I did my own thing.  Ill hit up crossfit tomorrow hopefully!


cardio chest circuit

After the gym I had a ton of cashews to hold me over until lunch.

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For lunch I picked a bunch of randomness.  I was craving salami rolls with laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese so I had a few of those, with the last of the breakfast bake (can’t waste food, plus it tasted good!) I also added in a few veggies with classic ranch yogurt dressing.

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I also whipped up a batch of paleo pumpkin walnut muffins.  I couldn’t wait to enjoy one with some peanut butter!  My batch made 7 muffin

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  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 packets stevia
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

I made some of my own substitutions and only used 1 tbsp of honey with 3 packets of stevia and I used one tbsp of cinnamon instead of 1 tsp!  I love cinnamon.

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Approximate Nutritional info for 1 muffin:

  • 274 calories
  • 12.4g  carbs
  • 5g  sugar
  • 4g  fiber
  • 10.4 g protein

So my afternoon snack was a pumpkin muffin with 1 tbsp of peanut butter.

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This snack has approx. 369 calories, 15 g carbs, 6.5 g sugar, 5.2 g fiber, and 13.9 grams of protein.

Today was our first REAL snowfall and the first time Jackson has been out in it and he loved it!

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For dinner we had chicken Cobb salads with yogurt ranch dressing. YUM!

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If you work out, do you work your chest?

What is your least favorite exercise?