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Last week's meal prep

Last Sunday I got home in the evening after grocery shopping and visiting my mom and niece so I got straight to cooking. I baked everything in the oven all at once. Preheat to 375F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and place the chicken breasts on the pan. Season as desired. I used the Mediterranean season mix from the 21 Day Fix recipes - it's one of my favorites to use now. Pop those into the oven for 30 minutes and check on them. I use my beloved meat thermometer to tell me when the chicken is at 180F. If you don't have one just make sure that the juices run clear. Spray another baking sheet with non stick spray and chop the zucchini into 1" slices and cut those in halves and quarters so they are all close to the same size. If you like onion chop some onion into bigger pieces and throw that in there as well. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper, toss in the oven with the chicken and carrots for about 30 minute

Zucchini frittata

*I had more pictures but they decided to not work and I have already deleted them off my phone :( I had some zucchinis I needed to use so I decided to use them with my favorite food - eggs! This was super easy and fast to make for my dinner tonight and will be my breakfast tomorrow morning :) Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 c. egg whites 3 small zucchinis, shredded (2-3 cups) handful of spinach 1/4 c. white onion 2 sprigs of green onion 1/2 c. shredded cheese Preheat a medium to large size pan on low to medium heat. Chop the onion and spray the pan with nonstick spray before adding them. While those are cooking, wash and shred the zucchini and squeeze as much of the water out as you can. Use a strainer or paper towel to do this. Once the onion is soft spread the zucchini in the pan and add a handful of spinach on top and put a lid on to let everything steam and wilt for about 5 minutes. Pour the eggs over the veggies and push down any spinach that is sti

Represent represent, Cuba!

I am back from Cuba! It was quite an adventure, the weather was beautiful but I was very ready to come home. I only worked out twice while on vacation and they were both about 10 minute workouts... I tried going down to the gym there but people were using the mats and then the power went out when I had just started running on the treadmill. The first workout I did in the room was pushups, jump lunges, Russian twists, and squat jumps. I did 10 of each twice through. The second workout I did was a 10 minute ab video a friend of mine found over a year ago. I like to add it onto my workout at least three times a week and I definitely notice more definition and strength when I do it regularly. When eating at the buffet for meals I tried very hard to stick to 21 day fix portions for meals but the desserts were too good to pass up most days. My mom actually asked me if I lost weight when I got back haha, she's too sweet. I have also now combined my Kelsey In Motion

A new beginning

Happy new year!! It's that time of year that people makes new years resolutions and decide they want to get in shape and start eating healthier. Did you know that only a small percentage of people that make these resolutions actually keep them? Last January I made a new years post about making changes that you will keep, so I've copied part of that post to help you start 2015 off with a great start: For food ideas check out my  recipe tab . As I've mentioned before I love  Michi's ladder , a tool from Beachbody. It's very helpful to plan balanced meals and snacks. I also found that using a calorie tracker such as  My Fitness Pal  will help you get on the right track and make you more aware of how many calories you are burning and how many you're consuming. It's quite an eye opener because there are many things I thought were healthy that were full of sugars and empty calories. Check out the  Fitness and Health information  tab for some other great link