Some of my favorite things…

Because I’m hungry ALL of the time, I’ve had to be creative with my snacks. Anyone who knows me knows I love to eat and I always have snacks on hand. Now I’m on the hunt for healthier options since I’m eating for 2!

Some of my faves include:

  • apple slices or grapes and cheese (some of my favorites are pictured below)
  • a banana and a Belvita biscuit

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  • nuts

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  • apple slices, walnuts and cheese cubes drizzled in honey
  • celery stick boats (fill cut celery sticks with natural peanut butter or almond butter topped with almonds or raisins)

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I try to pair things with a piece of fruit for the sweetness cravings 😉

Hope these ideas help you like they’ve helped me!

Stay healthy!

XOXO

 

 

 

Finally getting it together…

I’ve been feeling a bit like this lately:

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So because I live right outside of New Orleans there was Mardi Gras to deal with on top of being the most tired pregnant person ever!! I haven’t been on top of my game but I’m starting to get my spark back. It doesn’t last for long and it comes and goes but I see it! Today the weather is so nice and it’s finally not freezing so I’m thinking about going for a walk outside. Hopefully the sunshine will make me feel a little less miserable and bored. We’ll see.

As far as healthy eating goes, I’m all about easy. So needless to say the crockpot has been my best friend. Not sure how healthy this recipe was but it was delicious and I made some modifications with some low fat options. I made this Creamy White Chicken Chili (from Pinterest) and it was amazing! I froze half for a rainy day. (You can make it too, just check under the recipe tab at the top of the page)

Needless to say I’m trying to eat out less and make more meals along with eating more fruits and veggies. Because I’m Catholic and it’s Lent, eating more seafood is always a plus as well as giving up something. This comes at the perfect time. Because I’ve been so hungry lately (for the obvious reasons!) I’ve decided to give up fast food and fried food because I have to admit I was going a little crazy! I’m back to normal now 🙂

Feel free to let me know what you think about the recipe!

Stay Healthy!

XOXO

 

 

A work in progress…

This title seems to be the story of my life! I used to think of myself as a very active person. I bought a Nike fuelband and was always counting my steps and logging my sessions. I’m a personal trainer for goodness sake….among other things. I’m always working and always have a million side jobs. That’s how I’ve always been. But ever since I found out I was pregnant, I’ve been so extremely exhausted that I lack the energy to even get dressed sometimes! I’ve slowed down on work and life in general.

But I’m back! So as I find my strength at 12 weeks now, my motivation gets clearer. I need to continue to stay healthy for my baby and to show my clients that I practice what I preach. So I’m starting back slowly. I have a small home gym, nothing fancy but I told myself that I need to get back into my cardio the less I work and am on my feet. So Monday I started out with 30 minutes of walking at 3.0 mph. Slow for me but maybe not for everyone. It didn’t matter. I did something and I felt better. So I will take each day as it comes.

As far as my eating habits are concerned, well I’m always hungry! But that’s to be expected. I’m carrying another person along for the ride. So instead of eating everything in sight I’m focusing on healthy snacks. Here’s one that I found at my local Sam’s Club:

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I also am trying to make more smoothies since it’s a fast and easy way to get in fruits and veggies on the go. Plus it helps that we got a Nutribullet for a wedding present! I bought some frozen fruit from Sam’s (whatever you prefer mixed fruit, strawberries, blueberries,etc.) and mix 2% or almond milk, a banana and a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Something basic since I’m not trying to bulk up or anything! This is the one that I use:

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However before I was preggo, I used a powdered green  superfood from my local Whole Foods Market along with fruits and almond milk. I only stopped because the taste didn’t agree with me and I guess the baby!

Stay with me as I continue on my path to wellness and staying fit during my pregnancy as well as trying to be a first time blogger and learning how to maneuver this site!

Be Well,

XOXO

Welcome to my page!

My goal is to give you tips and tricks on living a healthy lifestyle by taking a glimpse into my life! As a personal trainer some may think that working out and eating right comes so easily…well I struggle just like anyone else out there. And now as a newlywed and soon to be mom, well it’s only going to get crazier and harder to do, but not impossible!

In my upcoming posts, I’ll show women that’s it’s possible to eat healthy (and indulge every once in awhile) all while balancing a career and a family. Stay tuned for recipes, at home workouts and more!

Stay fit!

xoxo

Nola Fit Chick