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Helloooo and Happy Monday to you!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  I know I had a busy but exhausting and relaxing one at the same time 🙂 By exhausting I mean, prowler pushes on Saturday and Snatch work on Sunday!  Relaxing = time spent with family.

First I wanted to share that I will be joining a twitter chat on Wednesday at 8pm to talk about blogging tips and tricks.  This is hosted Lindsay at the leangreenbeanblog and some other bloggers that I follow and love.  I hope you will join in!

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PS. Are you following me on Twitter?

On to the food…  I did my weekly shopping at Kremers Market, where I only got a few things, and then I got my major produce from Kroger.  Produce at Kremer’s is like double the price!

I managed to pick up some important things. Here are some of them:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries (finally on sale)
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Turkey bacon- on sale.  Yes, I do eat regular bacon too 🙂
  • Fresh Cod
  • Eggs
  • Almond Milk -vanilla unsweetened.  I like the Blue Diamond Brand the Best
  • 2% Milk for the boys.  They hate anything else!!
  • For Salads etc- Grape tomatoes, avocado, cucumber

Meal Prep:

I am trying to follow Paleo, at least some of the time, so I did some prepping based off of a diet plan I printed off.  These paleo plans are SO strict!  I only made a few things this weekend because it was so nice outside!  It’s hard to stay in when its 70!  Well anyways, I made:

Veggie Egg Muffins

veggie egg muffins

  • First cut up your veggies.  I used peppers, spinach, and broccoli.  I love these mini peppers!




  • Mix your eggs, Almond Milk, and salt and pepper together in a separate bowl.  I used 5 eggs and 1 cup of egg whites


  • Spray your muffin tin and add in the veggies.


  • Pour egg over top


  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until eggs are set
  • Top with a sprinkle of cheese


Save and reheat for breakfast on the go!

Hard Boiled Eggs


Peanut Butter Protein Balls (adapted from my power balls) (no, not paleo, but I still eat oats)  Recipe to come 🙂

protein balls

Meal Plan:

Monday- Grilled Cod and Veggies

Tuesday- Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

Wednesday- BLT Chicken Cobb Salads

Thursday- Semi California Chicken Quesadillas

Friday- Wing it (work 12 hours)

Saturday-  Talapia

Sunday-  TBD

What does your meal plan look like this week?  

Do you drink Almond Milk?

Good Morning! Happy Friday!

I think that is the longest Title I’ve ever had!

I want to start out today by sharing that I am now a Chick’d Ambassador!  I am so excited to be part of this team!

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“Chick’d Athletic Apparel offers high quality eco apparel for 21st century women. Chick’d will meet the needs of driven, active, social and environmentally conscious women of today. We strive to support women while they’re running, walking, cycling, doing yoga and pursuing an active lifestyle”  Source

Chick’d was founded by two Canadian Women with a  goal to meet the growing demands for QUALITY women’s apparel.  With manufacturing being done in Canada they can meet women’s needs by being socially and economically conscious  while still using sustainable fabrics that we all love.

The apparel is made from eucalyptus lyocell, organically grown cotton, recycled polyester,and Eco-charcoal (made from ground-up coconut shells and bamboo).

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Chick’d – verb, [chik-t]

  • Anything that stands in the way of you achieving success gets chick’d as you leave it behind.
  • Although the action of chicking can happen for an individual female, it can become a formidable force when accomplished by a group.

Chick – noun

  • Any woman who loves herself and the environment around her.
  • Gives unconditional support to other chick’s in their pursuit of a healthy life.
  • Cares about the health of herself, others and the planet.


You can also check out Chick’d on Facebook and Twitter!

Now on to the Sh** Storm that we did at Crossfit!  

I  could actually do this workout with my hurt/heeling foot But I couldn’t run a mile so I had to Row a mile, boo!

burpee ttb wod

I finished in 30:09 and let me tell you that I HATE Toes To Bar.  I just cannot get a rhythm down.  I guess that means I need to do more practicing!

Then I went home to ice my foot 🙂 I’m telling you I cannot sit still!

For Dinner Last Night, the plan was to Make California Quesadillas….well I Made Quesadillas, but I didn’t really use the same ingredients as the recipe stated.

Instead I used chicken, bacon, cheese, tomato, avocado, and onion on Low Carb Tortillas.  YUM.  I think it was the best Quesadilla I’ve ever had to be honest.

I’ll Call it: Semi-California Quesadilla!  Dig in!


And the treat I promised you, finally!

For my Sunday Food Prep this past week I made lots of goodies.  Here is another “protein ball” recipe that I made that can be enjoyed for a snack, or possible dessert!  I added chocolate chips to these which I usually don’t do so I think I will treat them as “a treat.”

Cinnamon Raisin Protein Balls

cinn raisin protein balls

I love adding protein into my snacks, which you all probably know by now!  I know this looks like a long list of ingredients but I just kept adding wet and dry to get the perfect consistency.  Feel free to add or subtract whatever you like Smile


  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp PB2
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped cinnamon almonds
  • 2 tbsp Enjoy Life Mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 liquid stevia drops

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Spray hands with non stick cooking spray and roll into balls.  Refrigerate for a few hours and enjoy!

cinn raisin balls

Just FYI- I just bought the stevia drops so I wasn’t sure how sweet they were.  I tried one drop on my tongue after making these balls and boy was it SWEET!    PS. Don’t try them on your tongue!

stevia drops

protein balls

I could have probably used 1-2 drops instead of 4, but do whatever fits your fancy!  They still tasted good.

cinn raisin protein balls

Check out my Protein Freak Page for More Protein Ball Recipes!

And Finally…..The Random Winner of the WOD Addiction Clothing Giveaway via ( is:


Amy Cardenas

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Congrats Amy!!  Please Email me  at http://www.fitcupcaker at within 24 hours with your contact information to claim your prize!!

Have a good Friday and Weekend! 

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