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Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Breast

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Hello everyone! I haven't uploaded anything in a while because I didn't have much to say =/ I've been fairly busy and haven't done anything exciting. Tonight (which is now the other night since I keep procrastinating finishing this post) I made a really yummy dinner and it hit the spot. I thawed out some chicken breasts last night and threw them in a container and poured some Kraft Red Pepper dressing on them and let them marinate over night. I cooked them at 400F for 25+ minutes and served them with some baby spinach and Kraft Asian Sesame dressing and sweet pickled beets. I was going to have some of my PC frozen yogurt but I've had so much sugar already today that I decided against it. Some evil person at work brought in a tin of Quality Street chocolates and I haven't been able to control myself. Other than that my diet has been really good lately.

I used to eat 5-6 small meals a day around 300 calories each but when I was in Jamaica we were eating only 3 m…

Grocery Shopping!!

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Holy! My fridge was empty today. I did some grocery shopping a few days before I left and a lot of it went bad. I wasn't really thinking of how few days I was going to be leaving in when I went previously.
I still can't get over how much more expensive it is to shop in the winter but luckily I'm able to afford this lifestyle. I prefer eating healthy because it makes me feel great and doesn't hurt my stomach. So here is the list of food I bought today. Most of it will last the week and some for a bit longer. Don't mind the mess on top of and under the table. I haven't had time to clean since I got home from Jamaica, lol.

From left to right: 2 dozen eggs $1.99 ea - they were on sale for $1.99 each and I love eggs. They're my go-to when I need food NOW and they're great to throw in salads. 5 large bananas $1.70 - I use half for my oatmeal in the morning and the rest for either a snack at night or with cereal. I buy the large ones so I can use half and the…

Jamaica!!

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Hello everyone!

What a great trip. It was so much fun to see all my family and celebrate such a beautiful event. I'm so happy I was invited and was able to make it.

I did bring my workout gear and interval timer with the intention of working out every day but we had visiting to do! I did manage to create a Bodyrock workout to do in my hotel room: pushups, ab tuck, tricep dips, 2 jacks & 2 switch lunges. I did this on Sunday because we got there late on  Saturday night. I also got in a Turbo Fire HIIT 15 minute workout that I managed to find on youtube (most of the video) on Monday after the ceremony and before the dinner. I also danced the whole friggin' night on Monday, haha. I drank more than my fair share of calories that night though and ended up losing my phone and camera (along with the 300+ pictures I had already taken).

We also went on a catamaran excursion on Wednesday that took us snorkeling and to Dunn's river falls. The hike up the falls was an hour but it …

Educate yourself!!! Eat properly!

Someone on the Bodyrock app posted this link yesterday. I found it really cool and it is important for a lot of people to read. A lot of people seem to think you need to starve yourself and workout hours a day. Read Staci's story, it is incredible:

http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2011/07/21/meet-staci-your-new-powerlifting-super-hero/

Cheers for now!!

-- Kelsey

Balsamic Chicken Breast

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The past few nights I have been eating supper very late - like after 9:00PM. Now I know it's probably not good to eat so close to bed time, but I have to eat something right?!

So last night I had thawed some chicken breast and I didn't feel like making a stir fry. I took a look in my cupboard and I saw the balsamic vinegar I got from my dad that I hadn't really used yet. I put about 1-2 tablespoons in a small bowl and mixed it up with an equal amount of olive oil. I put the 3 chicken breasts in a small casserole dish and seasoned them with salt and pepper, garlic powder, and my Oh So Onion seasoning. I then poured the oil and vinegar over them and moved the chicken around to get the oil underneath them so they didn't stick. I remembered I had minced garlic in the fridge so I sprinkled a little bit on top of each one. I also sprinkled rosemary on top too. Preheat your oven to 350F and cover the dish with aluminum foil. I cooked them for 20 minutes and checked on them,…

4 more sleeps!

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Hello everyone!

Only 4 more sleeps until I can plant my butt on the beach with my toes in the sand and a beer in my hand. (I really didn't mean for that to rhyme lol).

I'm going to have this song on repeat on my iPod =D:

I have been very good with my diet and I only had 2 goodies yesterday: one Bounty coconut chocolate bar piece and 1/4 cup of my President's Choice caramel pecan crunch frozen yogurt <-- this is as awesome as it sounds.
Here is my food journal from yesterday:

















I log my pre workout snack with my afternoon snack, even though they are usually 2-3 hours apart. Last night I didn't end up eating dinner until 9:30 because I went grocery shopping with my mom and fit in a 15 minute HIIT workout from Turbo Fire. I wasn't going to do one because it was so late but I figured I could manage a 15 minute workout. 15 minutes is better than nothing :)

Tonight my mama wants to do a workout together and then it's off to get my second Twinrix shot. Hopefully I do…

Food Journal - back on track

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Good morning everyone! I just realized how much I love the clocks going back. I got a good amount of sleep, slept in, and it's still early!! =D I have time for so many activites! (Step Brothers reference lol)
I started using MyFitnessPal again because I feel like I was losing track of what I was eating and that I was getting careless. I started again on Friday so here is my food journal from Friday, Nov 2.


(Yes, that is a McDonald's McBistro sandwich on there. I went shopping with my mom and we were famished. I voted for Subway but she is a member of Curves and the swiss mushroom sandwich is on their list of 'allowed' foods for eating out. I did ask for no sauce but they basically threw the ingredients into a box. I had to assemble my sandwich myself. Even the meat was folded in half. I was very disappointed. My mom's was perfect though :/)
I remembered one of the reasons I stopped using it is because it made me feel guilty for going over my caloric intake for the …

Work out with my Mama

Hello!

Last night was so fun. I had asked my mom if she could drive me to the store to put money on my laundry card (I have no car for now because mine got written off in July) and she was going to drop me off and be on her way but she had some time to kill and was hungry so I told her I had some chicken breast thawed out to make a stir fry but I wanted to do my workout first.

She came in with the intention of making the stir fry while I worked out because she has been feeling fatigued since she also got her needles for travel, but she had 4!!! I don't know how she did it lol. She ended up doing Turbo Fire HIIT 25 minutes with me and it was so fun. I thought I liked working out by myself but it is rather fun with a workout buddy.

It's funny too because I have limited space but we work so well together we knew how to coordinate when we were supposed to turn. We'll have to do this more often :)

We then made the stir fry together, well, she started the chicken while went for …