Fitness, Recipes

Hemp Pro 50 Protein Powder

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Facts:

  • Raw, whole food made with a single ingredient – hemp!
  • Tastes great! Blends well with your favorite smoothie ingredients!
  • A complete plant based protein great for vegan/vegetarian diets.
  • Incredibly nutritious – per 30 gram serving, HempPro 50 contains 15 grams of easy to digest, plant based protein, 7 grams of fibre and 2.6 grams of Omegas.

Manitoba Harvest HempPro 50® could be called the ‘essential’ protein powder. It contains protein (all the essential amino acids), fibre (essential for digestive health) and omegas (essential fatty acids) in one nutritious package.

  • HempPro 50 contains 15 grams of plant-based protein, 7 grams of fibre and 2.6 grams of omegas per 30 gram serving.

Todays Smoothie was

4 tbsp of Hemp 

1/2 cup mixed berries

apple juice/orange/water based ( 1 cup)

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Transformation Tuesday

Rose City Roots

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This has been a transformation since April of 2013 when I decided to get back in shape and started educating myself on how to live a healthy life. I researched everything and watched youtube videos galore I asked personal trainer friends of mine and just started going at it.  Now I couldn’t see myself not living this way.

I eat what I want in proportion there is no cheat day bc I never deprive myself so my body doesn’t have cravings( exception of TOM) but seriously I looked into what lifting weights was and how it effected your body.. myth and truth you don’t get bulky you get faster and better results and you look ten times better than busting your butt doing Cardio 24/7 trying to burn off the fat bc why? MUSCLE is less dense than fat, hence Muscle burns Fat AMEN! So I started doing Cross fit…

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Fitness, Uncategorized

Transformation Tuesday

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This has been a transformation since April of 2013 when I decided to get back in shape and started educating myself on how to live a healthy life. I researched everything and watched youtube videos galore I asked personal trainer friends of mine and just started going at it.  Now I couldn’t see myself not living this way.

I eat what I want in proportion there is no cheat day bc I never deprive myself so my body doesn’t have cravings. I looked into what lifting weights was and how it effected your body. Myth: you don’t get bulky you get faster and better results. Truth: you look ten times better than busting your butt doing Cardio 24/7 trying to burn off the fat bc why? MUSCLE is less dense than fat, hence Muscle burns Fat. Can I get an AMEN! So I started doing Cross fit during the summer then took what I learned from those  exercises into the Gym.

It hasn’t been a full year I’m at the 8 month mark since that picture was taken, but I’ve been getting discouraged and have been wanting to encourage myself. Seeing these two pictures definitely opened my eyes a little to the changes in my body. The picture on Left I weigh only 7 lbs less but you can tell the difference bc of my muscle I’ve gained and fat I’ve lost just goes to show that SCALES aren’t everything. I try to tell people this all time! It’s being HEALTHY and STRONG not your end goal to just be Skinny. 

Zero Is Not A Size. Let’s stop comparing sizes because no one person will have the same journey as you do.

I went from wearing at my highest a size 10 to being able to fit into a size 4-6 it’s a great feeling and accomplishment for myself and I have to remind myself that I did it. So to all you out there who all also on this journey keep going. I get so encouraged when I see others succeed and prosper. I will go on youtube and watch other people’s testimony to get myself going…. like yeah if they can do it so can I! I can’t give up I’ve come too far, and then get back on that GRIND and GYM TIME!

Much Love
Xoxo

Nicole

Fitness

Friday’s Work out routine.

Hello and Happy Friday, here in Whitehouse, Texas it is nasty, I think Mother Nature forgot to take her meds again, last week it was great this week its a blizzard without the snow, we have slight flurries, sleet/rain mixture… you don’t want to be out and about. But I was a good Apple and after school I headed to the gym before it got too bad. Today was Leg day although most people hate leg day I love it! Maybe because my whole life my legs have been as my mother called them when I was young ” legs of steal” they were my strongest muscles, I did have thicker musclier legs mostly due to Gymnastics.. Thanks mom!

So todays work out consisted of a circuit using free weights plus a machine for the warm up and cool down.

10 Minute Stair Master- level 6 ( on 5 min mark side step for two mins/ switch do opposite leg) the last minute I also skip every other step… you will feel the burn!

Circuit-

Kettle Bell Swings 3×20 (This means you will do 3 sessions and do this set 20 times)

Kettle Bell Dead Lift 3×20

Kettle Bell Front Squat 3×20

Box Jumps 3×15

Cool Down-

Treadmill Incline 13.5 speed 3.5  miles 1.0

I always like to end with a light cardio nothing too heavy just to give my body time to take a break from the weights.

I always end with cardio as well.

Honestly I started doing Squats, Kettle Bell exercises, Stair master, Lunges & running on the treadmill has trimmed my legs and Butt the most! I’ve never seen them them look as toned as they do now these exercise are your friends because they are working other muscles as well and you don’t even notice until later so it’s like an extra perk! Happy Friday Guys much love

XOXO

Nicole

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Fitness Motivation

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I work out frequently and eat healthy and it all started last March of 2013, considering I do work part-time at a gym, I’d totally be a hypocrite if I didn’t practice what we preach which is to “Honor God with your body”- 1 Corinthians 6:20 I am lucky enough to work for an establishment where they are faith based company in today’s world that is rare, unfortunately.

Fitness is a huge part of my life now and frankly I can’t believe I went without it for so many years. It’s liberating to know hard work does pay off and the feeling you get after a kicking a work-outs butt is AMAZE-BALLS! Or when you choose to pass by that McDonalds and skip the double cheese burger ( full of death) I might add and make a quick and easy, much cheaper lunch at home. Every little thing you change in your life may seem small at first, but the pay off is well worth the sacrifice you will make. You hear it all the time, about what will you gain when you loose, or get into shape, whatever it might be that your after, but have you ever thought about it really? What will you gain? I would make a list of everything you can gain from reaching that goal. Mine was to be at a healthy weight for my height and body structure which I found out from my doctor and to be strong and have a better confidence about myself. Working out and having a set routine has helped my body and my personal life in general. So even if you haven’t started it only takes one time, one second to decide your ready to make a change, for me it I had been looking at photos of myself throughout the years, and it dawned on me  “I am sick and tired of saying …I wish I looked like I used to or why can’t I look like that” you get to the point of disgust which is what I did, I was disgusted on how much weight I’d gained and how horrible I’d been to my body and it was like a switch had been flipped and I became super dedicated and wait for it…… Actually did something about it! That day I went to my pantry and threw out literally anything that was not going to help  me get to a healthy body. Basically I had to start from scratch with everything. I went to a friend and he helped me with a workout plan and showed me how to properly workout, and from there it was in my routine and I haven’t strayed away, consistency is key, studies show that if you do something for 21 days it becomes a habit, so I tried it and it worked after those 21 days I didn’t have to think about exercising it became part of my daily routine.

So what are you waiting for? Go do something about your situation and stop waiting for someone to do it for you.

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