Monthly Archives: April 2014

Starbucks iced coffee..

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Watch out! If any of you are obsessed with Starbucks like I am, (especially all the moms out there) please be aware of their classic syrup they add into their iced coffee. I LOVE their iced coffee (especially in the summer) but please be aware if you order this drink thinking it’s just coffee over ice, think again. Unless you specifically order this drink “unsweetened”, most Starbucks will add this syrup to their coffee! (At east the ones I frequent) Drinking this coffee sweetened will add 20 grams of sugar and 90 calories! Yikes. Drinking it unsweetened and adding your own zero calorie sweetener, like stevia (I usually carry my own with me) will be 5 calories and 0 sugar. You can still get your iced coffee fix without all the extra calories and sugar! And of course if you make your own iced drinks you can control everything you add! 🙂

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Sunday workout + eating out! {healthy}

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Sunday morning! This was a one hour workout that included racquetball and chest/tricep strength training at LA Fitness. (I burned 300 calories alone playing one 20min game!) this was followed by eating at Leo’s Coney Island- and yes it’s possible to stay on track there. Leo’s (at least the one on Hall Rd.) has a healthy menu option. They have wonderful protein packed meals that taste great. My spinach breakfast wrap includes: egg whites, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, chicken, and a side is cottage cheese. They also have awesome protein bowls!

Ladies- find a workout that works for you! Make sure to keep it fun and you’ll be so much more likely to stick with it. (That’s why I Zumba so much 😉
Also, it’s my job lol )

Postpartum Weight Loss!

Having a baby was definitely the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. Being in the fitness industry for years (personal trainer + Zumba instructor) it was hard to see myself changing and there was nothing I could do about it. I continued my workouts during my pregnancy (taught my Zumba classes until 4 months pregnant) but as time went by it got more painful to work out. During my 9th month it was painful just to walk for more than one hour. Then the real hard part- not being able to work out for 6 weeks after the baby was born. The day of my 6 week check up, I went back to my studio and taught one song during Zumba. I’m 7 weeks pp now and I’ve already split (taught 30 minutes of Zumba) a few classes. So far in the last week I’ve worked out 6 days. I’ve been eating “clean” and drinking my Body By Vi shakes for about a month. In one week I’ve lost 6lbs and 5.5″ total! I will continue to post my progress here along with healthy recipes and workouts! I hope to be of some help to any women out there struggling with losing their baby weight or just looking to get a little help getting healthier in general! If you want more information on Body By Vi shakes, click HERE

Here is my beautiful baby, Ryder!
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Clean turkey + chicken muffins!

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Clean turkey breakfast muffins:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

1 pkg Jennie-O ground turkey
5 whole eggs

Combine and place in 12 muffin tins (spray with Pam!) bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through depending on how full the cups are

*add any vegetables or spices depending on your taste! Or even cheese!

Clean chicken muffins:

Heat oven to 400 degrees

1 pkg ground chicken
1 zucchini chopped
2 carrots chopped
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp garlic
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground mustard
Pinch of salt and pepper

Combine all and bake 32-35 minutes until cooked through

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All made with this guy attached to me!