Today’s Reminder | Life Doesn’t Require

Never give up on reaching your goals! The jounrey may be slow but slow and steady always wins the race!

Hammer and Chisel | I’m feeling it

MHC_Logo_800x800I was very unsure about Hammer and Chisel during the first week. I was still getting used to a new program and I wasn’t sweating as much as I thought I should’ve been after each workout.

Now that I’m in the second week, I’m realized just how tough this program is… The chisel workouts are by far my favorite and I’ve learned how to modify the workouts because I don’t have a chin up bar or a weight bench.

It’s my second week and I’m sore, tired and just want to rest, but I’m determined to push through to the next rest day on thursday. I’ll only regret resting and not doing the best I can during these 60 days! 🙂

Meal Prep Sunday | Blue Apron Round 2

This week was my second week of meal prepping with Blue Apron and I believe it’s been another successful cooking day! 

Three recipes complete and lots of yummy food prepped for this week. 

  • Pork Tteokbokki with Asparagus and Spicy Black Bean Sauce
  • Grains of Paradise – Crusted Steak with Mashed Plantain, Collard Greens and Ginger Peanuts
  • Spring Chicken Fettuccine with sautéed Asparagus, Kale and Rosemary

I can’t wait to try these throughout the week!

Chisel Endurance | Hammer and Chisel

Today, I struggled to get out of bed. I wanted nothing more than to sleep for another few hours, but I’m so glad I pushed myself to get up. I was up early and at Spinning class by 9:15 and I came home and immediantly did my first round of Chisel Endurance. Boy… was it tough to do after spinning but I loved every minute of it. It’s the best workout I’ve come accross so far in the Hammer and Chisel program. It’s taken while, but I’m learning how to motifiy the workouts as I don’t have a workout bench or a pull up bar.

I’m glad I pushed myself to work out this morning. You’ll never regret a workout, but you’ll always regret not pushing yourself to reach your full potentional. 😄


I finished my hour and a half workout with a delicious cherry vanilla shakeology shake. It was so yummy and also the healthiest meal of the day! ☺️


 

 

Hammer and Chisel | Day 5

May 2nd may have not been the greatest time for me to start this program, as I’m having shoulder issues, but I’ve kept it going to far. I have taken it easy on the upper body lifting for the moment, but I plan to get back into it full force by next week.

This program is tough and it’s everything I thought it would be, and I’m glad to report the 21 Day Fix Extreme has prepared me well. 😀 I am sore in places I’ve never been sore before so I know good things are happening. 

I can’t wait to finish the week and see how next week goes!

Meal Prep Sunday – Blue Apron

I was not in the mood for meal prep today, but a few weeks ago I ran into an ad for Blue Apron. After reading about it and looking into prices I decided to give it a try.

This service gives you a few recipes to choose from for a week and will deliver the correct amount of ingredients to your doorstep on a day of your choice. I chose a saturday delivery and the ingredients arrived at my doorstep in a refridgerated box. I wasn’t home at the time of the delivery, but the items in the box were indeed cold by the time I opened it.

Even though everything was sent to me, I still wasn’t in the mood to cook but I did it anyway. I am completely blown away at how easy the recipes were to follow and it was SO awesome to have all the ingredients already measured out for you. I’ve learned that’s the part of cooking that I dread, gathering the ingrediants, measuring it and preping it.

I’ve made two of the three recipies. Seared Chicken with sauteed purple patatoes, kale and apple and Crispy Cod and Yuzu-Shoyu Soba with Cabbage and Togarashi. I’ve never cooked cod before and I think it’s turned out well.


I’ll be eating the recipies throughout the week. I sure hope they all turned out great! From what I’ve tasted so far they have, but this week will be the real test.

Now, I just have to find time to cook the steak.