//Food Prep Sunday//

IMG_6352Sundays are my favorite day for many reasons– church, no work, staying home with the kiddos and FOOD PREP for the week ahead!  I’ve learned in my years of Beachbody that prepping is KEY!! I always thought it would take me forever to do but it honestly takes an hour or less to put everything together.

I usually order my groceries to pick up or be delivered on Friday after school so I always try to be prepared as to what I need by Thursday.  My weeks are pretty consistent as far as what I eat, especially during the school week.  Once I get my groceries, I store them until Sunday and get them out, cut them up and portion them out!! So nice to have to just grab and go!

Some of my go to breakfasts: oatmeal, egg white muffins, hard boiled eggs, fruit, healthy french toast, Greek yogurt with Fiber One cereal, and homemade Quest bars. 

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Some favorite snacks would be: Shakeology bars, fruit, almonds, bananas, crockpot apples, hummus and rice cakes.

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Chocolate is by far my favorite!

As far as lunch it almost always consists of a chocolate shake and some kind of fruit. I make my shake with 1/2 water, 1/2 cashew milk, ice, scoop of Shakeology and 1/4 of a banana.  

Dinners can sometimes be tough because I’m also trying to cook for a 7 year old, 4 year old and 1 1/2 year old.  I try to make thing  all will eat but it doesn’t always happen!  Some of our go to’s are Mexican Crockpot Chicken (great for leftovers– tacos and salads), turkey meatballs, turkey meatloaf, shrimp and salmon.  Vegetables consist of sweet potatoes, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, mixed medley of cauliflower and broccoli and cauliflower rice.  Some pictures below of some of our favorites… I will post more recipes this week too! I don’t have tons of time like most moms so my recipes are quick and easy!!

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IMG_6744And LASTLY– my favorite… DESSERT!! I found my newest love and posted it the other day!! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM!! It’s easy and so much cheaper than Halo Top and the other healthy ice creams.

 

 

 

 

Try some of these out!! And remember, prep is key!!! 🙂

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♥ ALynn

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#21 Day Fix/80 Day Obsession Recipe Ideas

A few new recipes I have tried out in the last week and have been able to get my kids to eat too!!


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1/2 C. Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 Tbsp. honey
Pinch sea salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix everything in a bowl and enjoy!

Turkey Quesadilla

 

1 Yellow: Flat Out tortilla ( I prefer the Mama Lupe low carb)
1 Red: Lean ground turkey or chicken and plain non-fat Greek yogurt

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1 Green: Sauteed onions and peppers (put into quesadilla) and shredded lettuce for topping
1 Blue- Fat free/low fat cheese or an avocado (or 1/2 and 1/2)
1/2 Purple: Salsa
1 more Yellow: Red Wine (hahah!)  🙂

Breakfast Burrito

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      • 1 YELLOW — Flat out tortilla
      • 1 1/2 RED — 2 eggs scrambled (or 4 egg whites– subtract 1/2 red if using whites only) with 2 slices turkey bacon
      • 1/2 GREEN — Sauteed green peppers & onions
      • 1 BLUE — Cheese
      • 1/2 PURPLE — Salsa

My Favorites–R + F Skincare Essentials & Enhancements

Some favorite products other than the REVERSE, REDEFINE, SOOTHE and UNBLEMISH regimes.  These are great products that you can easily order straight from me if you’re not wanting to set up your own account.  There are so many more, but these are some of my favorite that I use — not every day, but throughout a week/month.

Remember you can get 10% off all products by becoming a PC Perks customer!! Easy and only $19.95 one time payment– which I reimburse after your first order through the month of October!

micro-dermENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste is a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to promote maximum gentle exfoliation. Use intermittently to enhance cell turnover and improve skin tone and texture. Lucky Magazine reports that it smoothes away rough spots.

rodan-fields-m-makeupInfused with patent-pending RFp3 technology, ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides SPF 20 supports skin’s resiliency to environmental aggressors and irritants and provides sun protection, while light deflecting minerals immediately even skin tone and reduce redness. Available in Light, Medium and Bronze shades.

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lip-renewingRestore and maintain your fuller, younger-looking lips. REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum is rich with peptides and antioxidants, including vitamin E, to help lips retain their natural moisture, visibly smooth lip texture and reduce the appearance of lip wrinkles.

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hand-balmOur hands are among the hardest working and most environmentally vulnerable parts of our bodies. That’s why the backs of people’s hands often look so much older than their faces. To defend against the telltale signs of skin aging, we created the REDEFINE Hand Treatment Regimen. It visibly brightens, diminishes visible redness and reduces the appearance of brown spots, wrinkles and thin, crepey skin.  Regimen includes REDEFINE Hand Brightening Treatment and REDEFINE Age Shield Hand Balm.

Roll your Way to Younger Skin– R+F AMP Roller

Roll your Way to Younger Skin– R+F AMP Roller

Even Ellen says “I love this thing”—  Reduce wrinkles in only a minute a day!!!

Take a firm position on aging skin with our patent-pending REDEFINE AMP MD™ System, which includes the noninvasive AMP MD Micro-Exfoliating Roller and REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum. ampThe AMP MD System utilizes micro-exfoliation roller technology for visibly advanced skin-firming benefits. Based on our clinical studies of our REDEFINE Regimen and the AMP MD System, smoother, softer skin can be experienced after just one use. With continued use, the REDEFINE Regimen and the AMP MD System are clinically proven to help skin appear firmer and make lines and wrinkles less noticeable for a more luminous and refined appearance.

Purchase with the Night Renewel Serum,  REDEFINE Amp it up Special OR REVERSE Amp it up Special!!  Contact me or check out my RF site!!

kahansen@longlines.com

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#Fitness #DailySchedule #Musthaves #Myfaves

There are a few things I NEED every morning to stay sane throughout the day 🙂  The first is my 4:48 AM wake up call to get my booty out of bed and start my workout (before the boys get up)!!! Before I head downstairs to start my workout though I have been addicted to my E & E (Energy and Endurance) drink!!

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It gives me that little extra energy to get through my 60-75 minute workouts–2 scoops into my 8 ounces of water along with my big 48 jug of water and down stairs I go!!

My daily workouts (during the summer when I have a little more time in the mornings) consist of a 30 minute 21-Day Fix Extreme workout, a 25 minute T-25 workout and 30-45 minute run or elliptical workout.  More intense in the summer, but the workouts are quick and effective!!

My newest shoe find for these cross trainer workouts are my New Balance CrossTrainers– they are so much better than my Nike Run’s that I was using prior! On sale at Nordstrom’s even!! AND Kip heard me rave about them so much that he asked me to get him a pair! I love the men’s black and gold color!!

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IMG_3986Set up the DVD’s (or you can even LIVE STREAM all workouts online), make sure I have my resistance band and 8 and 10 pound dumb bells, and before I know it, the workouts are over!! The best feeling is knowing that they are over by 6:30, the boys are still sleeping and I have had my ONLY ‘me time’ of the day– that’s all I need (other than my coffee) to start my day off right!!

Chocolate with Almond milk, coconut extract and a cup of coffee!
Chocolate with Almond milk, coconut extract and a cup of coffee!

Once the workouts are over and I’m showered and ready for the day, I make my first coffee and add it to my favorite Shakeology recipe— quick, filling and full of all the nutrients we need in a day!! And only 160 calories!!!

Check it all out and if you have questions, email me at kahansen@longlines.com!!!

#21 Day Fix Preparation

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You’ve placed your order and are anxiously waiting for your to arrive.  What should you do in the meantime?  Don’t lose your momentum!  There are many things you can do before your challenge pack arrives.

Get Support from Others Doing the 21 Day Fix

  • Have you contacted Lindsay or Ashley?  We will help guide you through the process.
  • Ask questions on our private Facebook page– I’m sure others have the same questions!
  • Pinterest is a great resource for 21 Day Fix recipes, tips and ideas.  Peruse boards and pins to see which ones you want to refer back to.  Some of my boards include:
    21 Day Fix
    Lindsay Buthe’s 21 Day Page
  • Follow my Blog for different ideas that I’ve posted and will continue posting
  • REMEMBER, after the first week, it gets a lot simpler!! It’s a way of life that we are prepping for!! 🙂

Figure Out What to Eat

Get Ready to Track Progress

  • Take your before measurements. Read how to take measurements the right way, plus a free printable for your before-and-after measurements
  • Take your before photos (Did you know you’re eligible for a FREE t-shirt when you submit your before and after photos?  Details HERE)
  • Print out your 21 Day Fix Tally Sheet and put them in your 21-Day Fix binder (just any 3-ring binder or folder)
  • Here is an idea of the 21 Day Fix Schedule (Workouts & Meals).  When will you fit in your workouts?  Add them to your calendar.
  • Here are some 21 Day Fix Food Cards that you can print, laminate and keep in the kitchen for easy reference

Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions as you go along.  Here are some of the 21 Day Fix FAQs.  If you’re wondering something, let me or Lindsay know so we can answer it for you!