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Sweet potato fries and grilled chicken

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Happy Easter everyone! I hope your weekends were filled with love and (healthy) foods ;) Mine was definitely not healthy but it was tasty. I've felt like crap the last 2 days and that is probably because of all the rich, fatty foods I'm not used to eating anymore. Tonight I made myself a nice, simple dinner and prepped enough to make 2 lunches out of it.

I made 3 chicken breasts: I took them out of the freezer this morning. First I made the sweet potato fries since they take longer than the chicken. I used 2 and they made about 3 servings (3 cups). Preheat your oven to 450F. Wash the potatoes and cut into the size you prefer. Put them into a bowl and add enough olive oil to coat the fries. You can use basically any spice or combination you like: sweet or savoury. I used these as a side so I went with savoury. I added some pepper, salt, paprika, and some minced garlic and toss until evenly coated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the fries out evenly so they …

My Progress

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I started working out regularly on June 15, 2012. I usually do at least a 12 minutes Bodyrock video and some form of cardio (Turbo Jam/Fire, Hip Hop abs, elliptical, dancing, etc.) to make it at least 30 minutes of a workout. Usually it ends up being 40-55 minutes. As of March 2013, I do Daily HIIT (Bodyrock), ZWOW, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Turbo Jam, and any dancing game.

These are my 19 week progress pictures. I deleted some in between. Further down the page I am putting the older ones.




 Relaxed posture (it definitely helps your 'pot' if you fix your posture. Once you get a strong core it comes very naturally to stand tall and its better for your back)
Biceps

Triceps
I was so excited the morning I took this picture. Yes, I am engaging my core here, not sucking in.
13 week progress pictures. These don't include my most recent ones.


Meal Ideas

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Here are some easy meals you can use for lunch or dinner. I only cook for myself so I don't make extravagant meals. Eggs are my best friend ;)
Catelli Smart pasta with a tin of No Name lemon pepper tuna

I like to buy fresh salmon fillets when I go grocery shopping. So tasty and good for you.

Veggie burgers are a great meal when you need something quick. I'm not a vegetarian but they're really yummy. I've tried the Yves Vegan burgers but the Kirkland Garden Burgers are my favorite. The salad is spinach, PC Blue Menu swiss cheese, sugar snap peas, bell peppers, half a tomato, and Kraft Asian Sesame dressing.

Stir fries are another favorite of mine. So easy! Mushroom, carrots, peas, frozen veggie medley from Costco, bean sprouts, and chicken breast. Toss in some soy sauce and Mrs. Dash.

Another stir fry, served with brown rice. This is with beef instead of my usual chicken. The veggies are from Arctic Gardens. I like using the packages because then I don't have to buy…