Hiding unhealthy choices and back on meal prep

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on the move.  It’s been a BUSY few weeks and I haven’t really been home to meal prep.  There was a week that I prepped for two weeks but that only happened one.  I’ve been traveling and missing the grocery store trips.  Everything hasn’t been tip top shape.  And I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t been eating the best food either.

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A couple of weeks ago Willie and I slammed a whole pizza and enjoyed it…but I think my pizza need may have been met that day. The picture above is not the pizza we slammed the other day; it was much bigger than this. (I’m just trying to be honest.) I can’t hide the truth anymore because I haven’t really been open about my unhealthy choices lately. I know it’s all about living that 80/20 rule but maybe I should share more with you about that 20 and just keep it real.  It is about moderation and that’s just something I need to remember and hopefully I’ll be able to remind you of that too.

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My alcohol consumption has also increased. I guess it’s kind of a big deal to me because I completely cut out the alcohol so it just seems like I’m drinking more. I went from none to 1-2 drinks a week.

Yesterday I blogged about the great thing about Mondays and said I was going to start fresh and do some meal prep this week. Yes we were traveling but I made the time to go to grocery store and cook all the meals for the week.

Did you read my blog post today about the great thing about Mondays? If you did you know my deal was to #mealprep completely this week. Guess what I did today? It's done and it feels so good. It was a great #mondaymotivation. How did #monday #motivate you

We are having baked cod with a teryaki glaze with wild rice and green beans & carrots (peas & corn for Willie) for lunch.  For dinner, we are having turkey burgers with the same teryaki glaze in salad.  Breakfast is eggs and oatmeal, that will never change.  I also got some grapes and strawberries for snacks along with our usual haul of greek yogurt and apples.  It really didn’t take that long and it’s such a relief to have all the meals ready to go.  It’s amazing how quickly you forget how amazing it feels to have everything together.

This morning we put the "e" in epic during my class this morning! It's really great to have people sweating hard at 5am; it's an amazing thing. How are you going to be epic today? #fitfluential #fitfam #fitspo #ffcheckin #webeatfat #weightlossjourney #die

And I haven’t been posting much about my workouts but I want you to know I’m still on it.  I’m still teaching my cycle classes and of course I’ve been running.  I’m on a tiny break from running because I’ve been going hard lately and I think I have developed a little bit of ITBS. I’ve felt it coming on the past few weeks but I was trying to power through for my marathons.  Now it’s time to take a tiny break and rehab and just work on some overall strength and stretching.

Did you meal prep this week? What did you cook up?

The great thing about Mondays

The great thing about Mondays

Happy Monday everyone! Sometimes Mondays get a bad wrap because the day comes after the weekend, but it’s not always that bad.  The great thing about Mondays is it’s a time to start fresh and wipe the slate clean. Mondays are a day when I try to actually put together an outfit to wear. Here is what I’m sporting today and this has no place in the actual blog post but it’s fun, right? Monday is a day of reflection of what you accomplished the previous week and what you want to do in the upcoming week. The great thing…

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Taking a break

Taking a break

Hello all.  I wanted to keep you update on my antics, just in case you don’t follow me on social media.  I’ve still been instagraming, snap chatting and tweeting but you may miss that if you’re not into the social media thing. I’ve still been working out and sticking to my schedule.  Getting out and getting my exercise has been mone of the most important things in my life right now.  It’s been a major priority and just been trying to stick with a schedule.  And I’ve really been enjoying teaching my cycle classes this month.  Maybe it’s all the…

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Starting off the New Year right

Starting off the New Year right

It’s the New Year and I’m already behind on my blogging but I have great reason: we’re going to be on the Today Show tomorrow. Things have been really hectic trying to get ready because I needed to meal prep for the week. I’m trying to start the New Year off healthy and active. On New Years Day I ran a marathon. I know you’re not shocked but this is the best way I could start the year. And yesterday, I stocked the house with everything we needed to start the first week of the year starts off on the…

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The kindness of strangers

The kindness of strangers

The past few weeks I’ve been reminded on the kindness of strangers…and friends. I’ve had a lot of trying times that have left me spread thing over the past few weeks but I’ve been able to make it through with kindness. It’s hard to remember there is good in humanity. There are people who still care to make you smile. There are people out there who still want to help. There are people out there who still care. Those people may be people in your life already or just a random stranger. This past weekend I ran a 50 miler…

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The update on life blog

The update on life blog

I must apologize for my absence from the blog.  My life has gotten really crazy.  The responsible blogger thing would have been to stock pile post and have something already in the queue.  I like to blog organically and where as some posts are planned, I do most of my posts based on what I feel like is itching to be talked about that day.  Therefore, I haven’t been around.  Here is an explanation in this video: My mom had knee replacement surgery so any extra time I’ve had has been spent taking care of business.  The days have been…

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Motivation Monday: Be present in the moment.

Motivation Monday: Be present in the moment.

I’m blogging from a hotel room on this lovely early morning and I’m thinking about all the amazing experiences I’ve had this year.  It’s been completely amazing and there has been one take back from it all. Be present in the moment. That is today’s motivation Monday message.  It’s an important message to send, especially at this time of year. It’s Thanksgiving week which means a big meal to made and friends and family gathering together.  It can be hetic and overwhelming, but it’s also meant to be a time to be thankful and enjoy the time.  Don’t forget that…

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Five Things Friday: the blog blocked edition.

Five Things Friday: the blog blocked edition.

Welcome to this week’s Five Things Friday. I don’t know if I just have too much stuff going on right now (aka stress) or what but I can’t seem to focus on writing a blog post right now. I’ve sat down three times today to write a post and it’s just not coming. I’m blocked. I never want the blog a source of stress in my life. For today I’m going to let the blog post go. I always want to create content that you can gain something from but today it’s not happening. Instead you’re going to learn about…

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Why meal prep hasn’t been a priority

Why meal prep hasn’t been a priority

The month of October has flown by and you may have noticed something was missing from blog.  There has been a noticable absence of meal prepping or cooking going on in my life.  I just wasn’t home long enough to get make it priority.  I spent half the month packing for trips, running and in airports.  The meals I made were quick and easy and didn’t require much prep. Sadly, most of those meals came from the freezer or out of a can.  It was just what worked for me during this time.  The time between trips would sometimes just…

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The end of the Labor Day

The end of the Labor Day

I hope everyone had a great day today and didn’t have to work. If you did have to work, I’m sorry! I wish I could say I did something eventful for the weekend, but I really didn’t do much. This morning I went for a run. The humidity was killer so I stopped to play in the sprinklers. After that, I decided that I should do some laundry. It’s long overdue. @angelabeatfat is recording videos for her YouTube channel. #production #youtube #video #WBF #film A photo posted by Willie Gillis (@fueledxrunning) on Sep 6, 2015 at 12:46pm PDT I just…

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The end of a Friday

The end of a Friday

I should be sleeping right now since I’ll be running 32 miles tomorrow in the heat but I’m not.  I’m up.  I couldn’t stop thinking about posting this blog post. I couldn’t end Friday without it. We drove to outside Austin today.  It was a nice day.  The temperature seems to have calmed a bit and the sun was shining. I just can’t get over how beautiful the day turned out to be.  Makes me want to drive a long way with the windows down and the radio up. We did get stuck in traffic so time was limited.  There…

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