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Meals – Day 2 Tuesday

Tuesday is done!
I felt AMAZING today with my eats!

I started the day with my protein oats again!

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1/3 cup organic oats with a scoop of my ViShape Powder and black coffee. I never used to eat oats as they seemed to go right through me and not keep me full. Now that I am adding my protein powder, they are sticking with me! And they taste AMAZING! I am LOVING my ViShape!

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Snack was a ripe banana! Did you know that I have never like bananas? Yup! NEVER! Over the past few months though, I have forced myself to eat bananas and now I eat one a day! But they have to be SUPER RIPE! Lots of spots!

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I came home and quickly mixed this salad together – it was similar to last night’s dinner. Romaine lettuce + dried cranberries + 1/3 cup chickpeas + 2 teaspoons feta + red onion + red bell pepper + frozen peas + basil + dill + olive oil. YUM!!! I NEVER add dressing to my salads – I always drizzle olive oil with dried herbs and pepper. When I add feta or gorgonzola this adds salt and flavor, too!

I started to feel a little nauseous at about 4PM today which was very strange. It felt like I was car sick – headache, sensitive to light, dizzy… I am not sure where this came from or why. I sipped a little 7-UP to calm my stomach which helped!

After I started to feel a bit better I went to the grocery store to buy veggies and protein!

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A full fridge is a happy fridge!

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I write my shopping list down for you tomorrow – it’s getting pretty late here!
But it included lots of produce (asparagus, yams, apples, spinach, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, parsley, melon), lean ground turkey, organic chicken breasts, quinoa, millet, beans, frozen peaches, oats and eggs. There was some stuff for Jordan, too!

As I put away my groceries I sipped on a shake.

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This purple beauty had blueberries, strawberries, frozen banana, ViShape Powder, water, almond milk and peanut butter. I didn’t finish it all so I saved it for in the morning.

I also consumed 2 liters of water today! YEA!

I was going to head to the gym this afternoon but as soon as I started to feel sick I knew that would have been a bad idea. I am hoping tomorrow that I will be back up in the gym! I cannot wait!

There have been SO MANY of you contacting me about my program and sharing your thoughts and insight. Thank you ALL SO MUCH! This means more to me then you realize!

If you are wanting more information on my program or would like to say HI, please contact me!

Goodnight!

Tasha and Jordan

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Meals – Day 1 Monday

Happy Monday!

I wanted to quickly post my meals and snacks today. If you have been following me on my facebook page or instagram account, I have been posting some of my meals there. Ever since I mentioned that I am going to start training for  body/bikini competition, I have been getting massive amounts of emails and messages asking me about my food, fitness, etc.

I am so happy that so many of you are curious and wanting to know what I am doing!

I am planning on learning with all of you since I am just beginning! I have been researching my booty off this past weekend, too! I think the most complicated part is nutrition. I haven’t picked a competition date out yet so I am not going to be super strict about my diet but I am definitely cleaning it up! No more bites of chocolate, frozen yogurt runs, etc. I am eating more plant based protein and I will also be eating lean meat. Not all of the time but I will incorporate it a few times a week – turkey, chicken, fish.

Here are some of my rules that I am starting to live by:

  • Eat small, frequent meals during the day (5-6)
  • Drink water! I am aiming for 3 liters – 1 gallon
  • Limit my salt
  • Meal prep daily and weekly
  • Cardio + weight training is a MUST!
  • Start measuring my food – I have never measure my meals so this will be a challenge!
  • Schedule my day! Include times for my cardio, weights, meals, family time, work, etc.
  • Be very conscious about what I am doing – always have an answer to the WHY!
  • Ask for help! Weights intimidate me so I will be asking for help!
  • Always strive towards my goal! I am constantly looking at contest pictures, reading stories, researching and visualizing! This is SUPER important for me!

I am giving myself the next 90 days to lean down, tone up, practice good eating habits and to mentally prepare for the next step!

Here is the food that I consumed today:

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*When measuring your oats, measure dry. Not cooked. I use 1 packet of organic instant oats with a scoop of Vi Shape protein powder. Heat for a minute or two.*

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* My salad was a few cups of chopped romaine lettuce, 1 teaspoon of dried cranberries, 1 teaspoon of feta cheese, chopped red bell pepper, chopped red onion, 1/3 cup garbanzo beans, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, dried basil and a splash of olive oil. I added a small dab of coconut oil to my sweet potatoes along with cumin and black pepper. *

I didn’t go to the gym today – I will be starting my cardio weight training tomorrow! Eeeee! 🙂

During dinner I sat in on a team call, took notes, drank my water and wrote out my my goals! It is so amazing when you love what you do in your life! Even the stressful times seem not as stressful because your heart is just bursting with passion!

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This is a HUGE step for me! I have always wanted to compete and to be in the best shape of my life! I am ready to take the challenge, push myself to my limits and start taking action! Always go into something whole heartedly!

Leave your comments below! I would love to hear if you have competed! OR what has been your biggest physical accomplishment?

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Trader Joes Grocery Haul

I really REALLY love shopping at Trader Joes. I shop at Fred Meyer because they have a huge Organic selection and at Trader Joes. Fred Meyer has a rewards card and at 4 months you get a rebate along with great coupons. This time I got over $13 back and a TON of coupons for fresh produce!

This time I did my shopping all at Trader Joes.

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I hadn’t done a large grocery haul in a few weeks and I was out of a lot of things. It was time to stock up!

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Bag 1: Frozen fruit for munching and smoothies, frozen green beans and peas, fresh broccoli, turkey corn dogs, guac, hummus, pot stickers, yogurt, waffles and ground turkey.

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Bag 2 & 3: White wine, beans, tomato sauce, bananas, lemons, limes, cucumbers, sea salt, salsa, sparkling water, honey dew melon, red potatoes, coffee.

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Bag 4: cilantro, plain Greek yogurt, dark chocolate, carrots, celery, apples, romaine, kale, avocados.

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Bag 5: organic beef jerky, 100% apple juice boxes, applesauce, almond chocolate milk, buttermilk pancake mix, red thai curry sauce, sri racha, organic peanut butter, pistachios, taco seasoning, assortment of natural nut bars and fruit leather, almond chocolate granola, gummy vitamins.

I also picked up a bag of these tortilla chips and had a light snack with some guacamole.

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I love posting my grocery haul for you! I remember when I first starting reading blogs and transitioning into a cleaner life style, I searched high and low for grocery ideas and tips for shopping.

I must admit this trip was a little out of the ordinary and I purchased a few things that I normally do not. I am feeding two others besides me and I do like to keep some faster food options for nights that we are running errands or need a quick dinner.

And I didn’t pick up a lot of my fresh veggies because I am trying to by them as I need to limit waste. I tend to buy so much fresh produce that I wont use it all before it turns. Since I am now working from home I have time to plan and prep my meals and have the time and option to buy fresh produce as I need to.

Question: Did you grocery shop this weekend? How was your grocery haul?