Fiesta Salad

This is a quick recipe that you can whip up any day of the week.  It’s a great meal to enjoy on a cheat or high carb day!

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages chicken breast
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • lettuce
  • salsa
  • cheese
  • sour cream (may substitute plain greek yogurt)
  • tortillas
  • any other toppings you enjoy on your salads

Directions:  Heat chicken in skillet on medium heat.  Add 1 tbsp taco seasoning to chicken.  Heat until warm.  Place black beans in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until warm (1 min-1 min, 30 sec).  After chicken and beans are heated to your desired temperature, layer your salad as desired.  I layered mine as follows:  tortillas, lettuce, chicken, beans, and salsa to top it off.

Calories:  340 Protein:  23g  Carbs:  43g  Fat:  10g

*Nutritional info will vary if adding cheese, sour cream, or other toppings

 

 

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Me, A Trainer???

Yesterday I was told that I was a trainer.  I quickly turned and told the person, “I’m not a trainer.  I’m not certified.  I haven’t been to school.”  The person told me that others were inspired by my workouts, level of fitness, and desired to workout with me.  In his eyes, that made me a trainer…

I’m flattered that I inspire and motivate others.  That’s always been my ultimate goal.  It makes me feel that I’m doing something right.  I’m no trainer.  I’m just a girl passionate about fitness and the desire to help others.

Grateful

This morning I woke up filled with a spirit joy and gratefulness.  The feelings are almost indescribable!  Yesterday, I was told by an individual that I inspire them.  Me, inspiring them!  How could that be?  The comment had me beside myself!  The person who inspires me to be the best person that I can be is actually inspired by me!

Don’t underestimate yourself and the affect that your words, actions, or presence has on others.  I’ve asked God to let me be an inspiration to others.  Over the past couple of days, he has shown me that I am an inspiration to others.  I pray to continue to be an inspiration in people’s eyes.

Psalm 16:7  You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (ESV)

Keep Pounding

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I am a proud Redskins fan (HTTR!) but congratulations are due to the Carolina Panthers! They have had an amazing season and are very deserving of the NFC Championship title! I can’t wait to see them in the Super Bowl! As I have said before, I’m a Redskins fan but it definitely felt good to see the home team win. My Facebook timeline was filled with everyone’s joy and excitement! It’s wonderful to see everyone come together in unity regardless of their favorite team. Keep  Pounding Carolinas!

Plan, Plan, and Plan Some More

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Plan, plan, and plan some more.  Have I mentioned that you should plan?  When setting out to achieve your fitness goals, I have learned that it is key to plan, especially your meals.  Keeping up with a diet or meal plan can be tough, especially if you don’t plan ahead.  When you are crunched for time, it is so easy to stop by the nearest fast food restaurant to pick up a quick bite, ruining your diet for the day.  We’ve all stopped by the “Golden Arches” a time or two when cooking a meal just wasn’t in the plan.

Keeping up with a diet or meal plan can be tough, especially if you don’t plan ahead.  When you are crunched for time, it is so easy to stop by the nearest fast food restaurant to pick up a quick bite, ruining your diet for the day.  We’ve all stopped by the “Golden Arches” a time or two when cooking a meal just wasn’t in the plan.

So, how do you create a fitness meal prep, a weight loss meal prep, or a meal prep in general?  What should you cook?  How far in advance should you cook/prep your meals?  Many of these questions depend on you and your personal preferences.

One of the first things you will want to do is figure out your nutritional needs.  An app such as my fitness pal can give you a general idea of your daily nutritional needs.  If training for more specific goals, such as a competition, you should consult with a personal trainer to help you with your nutritional needs.

In a nutshell, meal prepping is preparing all/some of your meals ahead of time.  It’s like creating your very own fast food meal.  Once prepared, you just grab and go.  Of course, it does take a little time and effort, but it’s  definitely well worth it.  I personally only prepare lunch and dinner meals.  I tend to cook breakfast daily.

  • Pick a day of the week that you have extra time to prepare meals.  For myself, it’s typically on a Sunday.
  • You should know ahead of time what you will prepare.  Plan your grocery shopping accordingly.
  • Try to choose foods that can be cooked at the same temperature.  This will save you a little time.  For example, I may cook chicken breast, fish, roasted asparagus, and sweet potatoes in the oven at the same time.  They all cook at various times but utilize the same temperature setting.
    • I typically prepare two proteins, usually chicken and fish.  I’ll eat one for lunch and one for dinner.  I prep about 3 days worth of meals.  After 3 days I get tired of eating the same thing and my schedule permits the cooking of additional meals.
  • If you don’t have time during the week to do additional cooking, you’ll want to prepare your entire week of meals in one day.
  • Make sure you have plenty of containers for your meals.

Some of you may be thinking, “I have a family.  What are they supposed to eat?”  Great question!  My response is simple.  Encourage your family to transition into eating better and living a healthy lifestyle as well.  Initially, it may be a difficult task.  Be creative!  Make eating healthy tasty and enjoyable!

Initially, it may be a difficult task.  Be creative!  Make eating healthy tasty and enjoyable!  Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring.  If you need assistance creating meal prep menus, see Easy Meal Prep for additional options and ideas.  Once your entire family is on board, you’ll find that having ready made meals is such a lifesaver!

If your days are anything like mine, you work, pick up the kid(s), ensure homework is completed, and then you’re hauling your children to their extracurricular activities.  A ready made meal would sure come in handy!  Give it a try and let me know what you think! Refer to clean eats for lists of foods and condiments and nutritional tips for a few guidelines.  Happy Prepping!

Miss Sherri

RimSports Workout Gloves


If you workout, then you know that owning a pair of good workout gloves is a must have!  I recently had the opportunity to try RimSports wrist wrap workout gloves.  Initially, I thought they were going to be just a cute pair of gloves for show.  I soon found out, they not only look good, they’re functional as well!  I received my pair in pink and black because I’m a girlie, girl.  I enjoy lifting heavy while preserving my femininity so I appreciated the option of being able to get them in pink and black. No worries men, they do come in all black as well.

These gloves are extremely comfortable.  They run true to size.  I wear a small & the fit was comfortable.  There is a mesh fabric on top of the gloves and between the thumb and pointer, which makes them breathable.  I didn’t have sweaty hands after pulling them off.  However, my wrist area was moist upon removing the gloves.  The wrap support does not get much ventilation.  The wrap support does however, provide adequate wrist stability and support, especially when lifting heavy.  During my workout, I lifted free weights, did presses on the bench, and used various machines.  The grip the gloves provided was amazing.  There was no slip at all.

Overall, these are a great pair of workout gloves, especially if lifting heavy weights and you don’t mind a little moisture around your wrists.  They are cute (for the ladies) and also functional.  Give RimSports workout gloves a try!  Let me know what you think!

Disclaimer:  I received this product free of charge for my honest, unbiased review.


Sport-It Yoga Leggings


One of  my pet peeves is to see people, especially women, in the gym looking like who did what to you and why.  Even though you may not have reached your workout goals, you can still look decent in the gym.  I feel that if you look good, you feel good, so dress the part.

I love new workout gear!  I recently tried out sport-it yoga leggings.  Let me be the first to tell you that these leggings are absolutely amazing!  They run true to size.  They are simple but cute. They come in black which is easy to match with any of your other workout gear.  The fabric feels wonderful.  They were very comfortable to workout in.  They moved well with my body and has a very silky feel. The fabric wicked extremely well.  I wore these leggings on a day that I had a 1000+ calorie burn & there were no embarrassing (crotch) sweat stains, which to me was amazing because I had to make a couple of stops on the way home.  In addition to what was previously mentioned, there’s one more thing that I absolutely loved about these leggings.  There’s a secret pocket inside of the waistband for you to put your belongings!  How cool is that?  I was able to place my cell phone (Iphone 6 plus) in the pocket without any difficulty.  My headphones were able to connect to my phone while in the pocket.  It was great to have my cell phone in a pocket versus in an armband.  The only downfall about the pocket is that you are not able to see who is calling or texting you without removing (it’s easy to remove) the phone, while with an armband, you are able to glance at the clear cover to see who’s contacting you.

Overall, these are a great pair of leggings.  They look cute and they are wonderful to workout in.  If you’re in the market for a new pair of leggings (even if you’re not), you should give these a try.  You will not be disappointed!  If you happen to try them out, tag me (getnfitstaynfit) in your IG post and use the hashtag #GOSPORTIT.  I can’t wait to see your posts!

I received this product free or at a discounted price in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

Gym Workout 12/31/15

This was my last workout for 2015.  I’m excited to continue on a workout regimen for 2016 and beyond.  Working out is a lifestyle for me.  It’s part of who I am.  I enjoy both the pains and the pleasures of awesome workouts, especially leg workouts.  More videos to come soon!  Stay tuned…

 

Happy New Year

As the year comes to a close, this is the time that many of you begin to reflect upon your year, thinking about all of your accomplishments as well as areas of improvement.

As I reflect upon my own year, I realize this year has brought upon many changes in all aspects in my life; some good, some not so much.  Learning how to deal with the changes that occur within your life aids in your personal growth and development.  Have you had changes in your life that have forced you to grow?  I certainly have!

Traditionally on New Year’s Eve, people make New Year Resolutions.  By definition, a resolution is a firm decision to do/not do something.  Unfortunately, many people go year after year and never keep those resolutions.  Rather than making resolutions, it may be more effective to set goals.  By definition, a goal is a desired result or something you are aiming towards.  Therefore, if it is your desire to lose weight, eat healthy, etc., set a goal, not a resolution.  Listed are a few of my goals for 2016:

  1. Be a better me
    1. This is always a goal of mine.  This is something that I work on daily.  Daily, I strive to be a better Christian, a better mom, a better daughter, sister, etc.  The saying, “New Year, New Me” is very cliché, but, daily I’m striving to be a new and better me.  When you constantly remain the same, your situation remains the same as well.
  2. Better business woman
    1. This, and all of my goals could fit under my first goal because it’s all about personal development.  I have several business goals that I would like to achieve.  I am elated to report that I have already began putting them in place.
  3. Fitness, health, and wellness
    1. I’m sure this one doesn’t come as a surprise to you.  My goal with this is to remain consistent with both my workouts and my nutrition.  There are many times that I am not consistent with both of them at the same time.  I know that being consistent with my workouts and nutrition (at the same time) will yield the results that I would like to achieve.

What are your goals for 2016?  I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!

 

Miss Sherri

 

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