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2 days ago

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Hello everyone, coach Bri here! This week I decided to try a little something different, a recipe suggested to me by coach Sabrina. This week on Meal Prep Sunday, Overnight Oats! This one might be a new staple for me week to week. It also gave me a really good reason to buy those blue mason jars I’ve been eying up.

Disclaimer: please track ingredients for yourself! Based on the type of ingredients you pick and number of servings, it could change the nutritional info. In fact, this recipe’s nutritional info changed every time I made it, you’ll see what I mean below.

I’ll base my review off of two categories:
1. Complexity of the recipe/time it takes to make: was it easy to make, was it time consuming. 1 being super complex and 5 being very simple and quick.
2. Over all taste: is it tasty, does it reheat well. 1 being flavorless and 5 being super tasty.

The key ingredients for this recipe are some type of liquid (milk, almond milk, coconut milk etc…), old-fashioned rolled oats and chia seeds. Combining the right amount of each of these ingredients and allowing it to sit overnight in the fridge will create the base for your meal. From there you can add whatever toppings you want to make it interesting. What’s so great about this recipe is you can switch up the toppings to add variety throughout the week, rather than eating the same exact meal five times. I’ll list out some suggested toppings below. This recipe is about as simple as it gets, no mess and little to clean up.

Complexity rating: 5

This recipe tastes great, so long as you pick the right toppings that is. I found in order to make it flavorful, the toppings are super important. Also the type of liquid you use can make it great. I used vanilla almond milk, which gave it flavor and sweetened it just enough for me.

Taste Rating: 4

Total Rating: 9

Here’s Exactly what I used for the base of my overnight oats:

I combined ½ cup sweetened vanilla almond milk (Almond Breeze brand), 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats and 1 teaspoon chia seeds. This alone is 200 calories: 30g carbs, 6.2g fat and 6.8g protein.

You can also add protein powder to your liquid before adding the rolled oats and chia seeds. With the protein powder I use, it added 110 calories and 20g of protein. Which means before adding any toppings it is 310 calories and a total of 26.8g of protein. Also, if you’re going to use protein powder I’d suggest getting unsweetened almond milk if you don’t like a lot a sweetness.

Any toppings I used, I added separately in My Fitness Pal. Great ideas for toppings are any kind of berry, nuts (just make sure you measure since they are calorie dense), cinnamon, Greek yogurt (great to boost protein!), diced apples, and sliced bananas. Check out the pictures below to see my combinations.
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3 days ago

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To the lady who makes us all laugh....
Happy Birthday, Ballinger!
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Happy Bday Katie! No one else can dance like you at 5:45 am! Have a great day!

Happy happy birthday, Katie! Hope your day is terrific! 🎂🎉🎂

Happy Birthday Katie. You are the sunshine in our mornings.

She does make us laugh! Happy birthday Katie!

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3 days ago

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Do you want to do a Pull-up? 🤔

First get really good at TRX rows. 💪🏻

The TRX Row is a great (lower intensity) pulling variation that encourages good humeral scapular rhythm and scapular stability. 🏋🏻‍♀️

Wait what?

In English ...the TRX Row is a great first stepping stone to being able to do a pull-up. It teaches your body how to move(pull) and be stable at the same time. So make sure you do them controlled and with intent!

Once you’re good at these you’ll be ready for the next step in the progression... so stay tuned for more and maybe this will be the spring/summer you do your first pull-up!!🙌🏻🙌🏻
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Show offs!

TRX is the worst invention ever in this world.

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6 days ago

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Hello and happy Wednesday, everyone! Coach Bri has been giving you a peak at her meal prep the past few weeks, but it's been a hot second since I've hit ya with a recipe of my own. Between that and our upcoming April challenge, I decided to bring back a recipe for this week's Coaches Corner! I am all about things that can be cooked in bulk and will last me for a few meals throughout the week. It personally makes my days a bit easier if I can rely on reheating rather than cooking a whole meal from scratch.. That being said, here is a recipe for some chicken meatballs!

Ingredients:
1 lb Ground Chicken
1 Egg
1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
2 tbsp Pasta Sauce (not pictured)
2 tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese (not pictured)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients until combined. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll mixture into 1-1 1/2 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Place on middle rack and cook for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for a later meal!

The recipe said it would make 15 meatballs, but I only got 12 out of it. When I put it into MyFitnessPal I said that the recipe was for 4 servings, which allows me to eat 3 per serving! The nutrition facts posted are based off the ingredients I used and a quantity of 3 meatballs per serving. The nutrition facts can and probably will vary depending on the brand ingredients you use and how large or small you roll the mixture. This is just a general idea of what to expect should you make this recipe, but I recommend you input the ingredients into MyFitnessPal yourself.

These can be served over your typical pasta, various vegetable noodles or really any side you desire! Hopefully you enjoy them as much as I did and this gets your gears turning on what ideas you'll try come our April Challenge!

Stay strong, stay focused, and keep crushing your goals.
Coach Sabrina
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Hello and happy Wednesday, everyone! Coach Bri has been giving you a peak at her meal prep the past few weeks, but its been a hot second since Ive hit ya with a recipe of my own. Between that and our upcoming April challenge, I decided to bring back a recipe for this weeks Coaches Corner! I am all about things that can be cooked in bulk and will last me for a few meals throughout the week. It personally makes my days a bit easier if I can rely on reheating rather than cooking a whole meal from scratch.. That being said, here is a recipe for some chicken meatballs! 

Ingredients:
1 lb Ground Chicken
1 Egg 
1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
2 tbsp Pasta Sauce (not pictured)
2 tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese (not pictured) 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients until combined. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll mixture into 1-1 1/2 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Place on middle rack and cook for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for a later meal!

The recipe said it would make 15 meatballs, but I only got 12 out of it. When I put it into MyFitnessPal I said that the recipe was for 4 servings, which allows me to eat 3 per serving! The nutrition facts posted are based off the ingredients I used and a quantity of 3 meatballs per serving. The nutrition facts can and probably will vary depending on the brand ingredients you use and how large or small you roll the mixture. This is just a general idea of what to expect should you make this recipe, but I recommend you input the ingredients into MyFitnessPal yourself. 

These can be served over your typical pasta, various vegetable noodles or really any side you desire! Hopefully you enjoy them as much as I did and this gets your gears turning on what ideas youll try come our April Challenge!

Stay strong, stay focused, and keep crushing your goals.
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6 days ago

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“Failure is an event, not a person” – Zig Ziglar

How many times have you NOT tried something because you were afraid you were going to fail? How many diets or exercise programs have you tried, only to be disappointed that they didn’t work. The diet failed. The exercise program failed. It’s not possible that you failed, is it?

Failure is a funny thing. It can completely defeat and destroy you OR it can motivate you to try harder. My mother always called me a graduate of the school of hard knocks. I would always try something new, fail, refocus, try again and succeed. Or I would learn something new about myself with every failure and it’s shaped me into the woman I am today. I’m never afraid of trying anything, because failure is an event, not a person.

All of this leads me to a confession. I failed the exam I took in February. I studied. Took practice tests. Memorized and understood my flash cards. I was ready. When I sat in the testing center and the 1st question popped up on the screen, my heart sank, and I knew this wasn’t going to end well. I walked away that day not feeling confident in my performance. I kept telling myself the test was over and it was time to focus on something new.

Then the self-doubt started growing roots in my brain. The “blame game” played along too. And then the insecurities that I am not good enough to do my job settled in. I’m working through all of this and giving myself until midnight tonight to enjoy my pity-party. Tomorrow is a new day and I’ll put a new game plan together. My initial thought is to petition the exam and then schedule it again. This might change tomorrow, but I’ll know in my heart what’s the right next step.

Academically, I’ve never failed anything. In life, I’ve failed plenty. It’s what you do with these events that determines the outcome. Next time you fail something, will you let it defeat you or motivate you? Don’t be afraid to try. Don’t let the fear prevent you from living your best life.

Until Saturday, make good choices.
Rachael
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You inspire all of us! You challenge yourself as much as you encourage us to challenge ourselves. We all win sometimes, we lose sometimes — we can choose to find the positive and set new goals. I have no doubt that tomorrow’s plan will be an awesome one. ❤️

Dang, Rachael I miss you! Hope to be back after making a job transition!

This came at a good time for me, I really needed to read this. 🙂

Ugh. It sucks but if you’re not failing you’re not trying & you’re not growing. Every day I fight the “I’m not enoughs”. You’re a big fat winner in my eyes girl.

You are walking your talk ... which is straight talk and no BS which is why I love you so much and for all you do. You are brave to write this and thank you for trusting us all to do that. Can I just say how good you are at what you do, and who you are and the heart you put into your work is downright inspiring .... with or without a test. Listen to your heart, it will tell you the right next steps.

It had to be difficult to put that out there. Very courageous. I have no doubt you’ll figure out your next step. BTW...you are awesome at your job.

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6 days ago

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Mr. Jones - Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! ...

1 week ago

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3 YELP reviews done.....we only have gifts for 47 more! You have until 3/30/19 ...

 

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