Health and Clean Eating

August 9, 2010

Good Monday evening to you all!  I am happy, happy today! 😀  The pool is coming along, the kids were good today, I went to a fantastic BodyPump class (ummm…400 calories….the most I’ve ever burned in BodyPump ever!!)  Plus, it’s launch week, where all of the new material is introduced, which makes it fun!  If you’re ever in my area, let me know, and you can come to my gym with me…you won’t be disappointed.  (Email for details! :))

For more information:  check out the Les Mills web site!


I would like to begin this next section with some questions:

Are you tired during the day, especially around mid-afternoon?

Do you feel sluggish and “foggy”?

Do you have health issues such as diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol or high blood pressure?

Then clean eating is for you. It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle!  Please don’t be scared off by that statement.  If you are just beginning, here are some things you can do to ease into the clean eating lifestyle:

1.  STOP eating fast food.  Anything that you make at home, in your own kitchen, is better than this:

Not sure about the story of the 4 year old burger that didn’t mold…you can Google it and make your own determination. 😉

2.  Start eating more of these:

Homemade Eat Clean Wheat Berry Salad


I think that is the perfect way to ease into the clean eating lifestyle.  It’s that simple!!

OK, so let me show you some of what I’ve been eating these last couple of days:

April’s brownies with peanut butter (which were great, by the way!! Thanks, April!)

Amy’s All American Veggie Burger with some organic ketchup, mustard, goat cheese and vinegar green beans on the side.

Ezekial toast with the last of my Artisana coconut butter. 😦  Egg whites (great source of a clean protein!)


It’s the return of the panoli. For those of you that are new to my blog, I actually invented something delicious! 🙂  A whole grain pancake, made really, really, thin.  Stuffed with protein, and eaten for breakfast.  This panoli had a cottage cheese and blueberry blend.  It looks interesting, but it was yummy and sweet! 🙂


The pancake was super thin.

It was soooo good! 🙂

Lots of smiles today! 😀  I am still working on my dot com, and will let you know when it is up and running.  Possibly by tomorrow!

Have a great night!


What do I do all day?

February 17, 2010

First, to get it out of the way, my run was moved to Friday.  I didn’t realize how behind I was on catching up with things at home.  This is what I accomplished today, and nothing had to do with going to the gym 😦 :  This is a modified schedule of what I do when the kids are off from school!

  1. woke up, 8:30 am (kids are on February break)
  2. made lots of breakfast
  3. cleaned the kitchen
  4. planned dinner
  5. took the puppy to PetSmart for a bath
  6. went to Target to get Sophia earrings
  7. made lunch for everyone
  8. made myself a protein shake
  9. 7 loads of laundry
  10. picked up the puppy
  11. wrote out the kids chores (and made them do them!)
  12. went to the post office for boxes, and ultimately back to the post office to drop them off
  13. took the boys for a haircut
  14. made dinner
  15. cleaned up after dinner
  16. had family game night

WHEW!!! I guess I was busy today! 😉  In between all of that I talked on the phone to a couple of people and refereed the kids.

Hopefully tomorrow will be an easier day. Today was just hectic!

I gave the kids the pancakes that I made the other day for breakfast, and made my “panoli’s“. Can you guess what is better then 1 panoli?  2 panoli’s, LOL!


In case you didn’t see this post, Panoli’s are pancakes that are thin like crepes, with cottage cheese and hot pepper salsa.  Love them. I have decided, these are the perfect breakfast.  It’s all about getting both the protein and the carbs in!

Since y’all saw how busy I was today, my lunch was a protein shake.  (the kids had sandwiches).


and the larger pic ~

Jillian Michael’s chocolate protein powder, maca, unsweetened cocoa, banana.

I got hungry while I was making dinner, and had some of these:

Mary's Crack and Sabra Supremely Spicy Hummus

and some of this:

Pepper and hummus

Then I set out to make dinner.  I actually had another meal turn out this week!  I started with a chicken:


threw some spices together:


and roasted it in the oven at a low temp until it looked like this:

roast chicken.

and of course another view of said chicken:

another view: roast chicken.

Resulting in my complete dinner:

the complete dinner.

Of course, the chicken breast was eaten sans skin.  It was divine!  So happy it turned out for the family.  It’s one of those dinners that you make that is not needing a lot of supervision.

Of course, there were a couple of these leftover from yesterday:

Have a great night! Tomorrow’s plan is a butt-kicking BodyStep workout in the am, followed by a weights session.

See you tomorrow!

Jessica xoxo