Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter + Leg Day + Recipe

Random catch up day, here we go! 

Easter yesterday was great, I always love getting both mine and B's family together at once since it doesn't happen as often as it should. We enjoyed the awesome 80 degree weather and had a nice healthy Easter lunch of chicken and turkey burgers, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus.



Of course there was no shortage of desserts and candy everywhere but I decided my goals right now were more important than the short term satisfaction of a Reese's egg and glass of wine (although it was a TOUGH decision!) I'm not sure if I've even mentioned it here on the blog but I'm going to be doing some updated fitness photos with James Patrick in just about two weeks, so I'm pretty laser focused right now so that I can look and feel my best when that rolls around. 



This morning I did a chest and HIIT workout, and my sore glutes were screaming the whole time I was sprinting, but I made it through! I wanted to share my glute workout from yesterday because it was such a good one and I was starting to get sore just 8 hours later. (This is not part of Get Lean with Little B, I was testing it out for a future project, hint hint!) 

Barbell squats with band 4 x 12 
Barbell or smith hip thrusts 5 x 10-12 last set drop set 
Banded reverse hack squat 3 x 15 super set banded reverse hypers 3 x 15 
Front loaded reverse lunges 3 x 10 super set split squats 3 x 10 
Glute kickbacks 4 x 12 
Cable glute kickbacks 4 x 12 

If you try it, I would love to hear your feedback! 

And last on my list of random things to talk about today was this wrap that I have made so many times in the past week I've lost count. It is soooo yummy and super easy too so I wanted to share the recipe with you guys here: 



Ingredients

1 California Lavash sheet 
4oz chicken (I used rotisserie) 
2 T Lilly's red bell pepper hummus 
Cherry tomatoes and sliced onion 

Directions
1. In a pan sauté onion and tomato until onions are translucent and tomatoes begin to whither. 
2. Lay lavash on a baking sheet and spread the hummus on one end. On top of the hummus, place chicken, onion, and tomato. 
3. Roll up and place under the broiler on hi for just a couple minutes/until you see the top start to brown. 

Enjoy!  

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What I Ate Wednesday- Low(er) Carb Day

Not quite sure how it's already Wednesday, but here we are! I have another lower carb WIAW for you guys, I'll do my best to do a normal day next week or later this week so you can see the difference between the two. Like I mentioned in my last video, I'm down two lower days as far as carbs go but keeping my overall calories the same. When I say 'low carb' I'm still eating about 120g of carbs on low days and closer to 180g on normal days and I've definitely been leaning out a bit more in my mid section over the past week or so. I do want to note carb cycling or doing higher and lower carb days is not really something you should start doing right off the bat, I suggest you have a really good handle on counting macros, have a high carb and calorie threshold, and also know how to do it responsibly- aka not going extreme.

I'm going to be doing a whole video dedicated to everything you need to know about macros, so stay tuned for that! 


Meal 1- On lower carb days I get to have a whole egg in my breakfast which is always awesome! I had a piece of Daves Killer thin sliced bread, 1 whole egg, 4 egg whites and 2 pieces of turkey bacon. 

Snack- Lactaid cottage cheese with peanut butter and cinnamon and a banana muffin. 

Lunch- 1 can of tuna with pickles and onions and a few almonds. 

Snack- Xtreme Wellness wrap with Boars head chicken, wholly guacamole, lettuce, and jalepenos. 

Dinner- Chili on a bed of shredded lettuce with hot sauce 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Full Day of Eating Vlog- WIAW

Hi guys! So todays video covers my full day of eating yesterday which also happened to be a lower carb day. If you need some ideas for lower carb meals then check out this video and please subscribe on YouTube! 


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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Grocery Haul + Supplements


MRM Coupon Code: "Brittany" for 40% off 

Grocery List:

Dinners
- Green chili chicken bowls
- Meatballs + zucchini noodles
- Turkey chili
- Salmon

Meats/Protein
96/4 ground beef
99/1 and 97/3 turkey
salmon
Boar's head chicken
Cottage cheese
Eggs

Carbs
Brown rice
Black beans
Pinto beans
Garbanzo beans
Daves Killer Bread
Xtreme wraps
Flat Out Wraps

Veggies/Fruit
Lime
Mixed frozen fruit
Zucchini
Asparagus
Brussels
Onion
Jalepeno
Banana
Shredded lettuce
Fresh basil

Other
Tomato sauce
Green chills
Ketchup
Skinny Pop
PAM
Jelly
Cheese
Coconut/Almond milk

Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday Check In


Hope you all had a great weekend-- I know mine flew by as they all do! If you follow me on Snapchat (bschluet) you saw that we tackled another AZ hike yesterday and let's just say we bit off a little more than we had anticipated. The map showed that there was a full loop that you could hike and it was 20 miles total, but there were several other trails that you could take within the loop that were much shorter. We thought we were following a trail that was going to be about 5 miles long, and when all was said and done we ended up hiking 12.5 miles and it took us about 5 1/2 hours! I still can't believe it, I've never ever done anything for 12.5 miles let alone climbing up hill after hill after hill. I won't lie, there were a couple times I literally thought I was not going to make it without stopping, but I decided to just put my mind to it, and everything worked out. 


We stopped for sushi after coming home to shower and our legs and feet were so sore we both hobbled out of the restaurant, I'm sure it was quite a sight! Besides my sunburn (such a dummy for not applying sunscreen) and a little soreness on my feet, I'm nice and recovered today. 


This morning we did a high rep chest workout with plyos and cardio and as we walked into the spin room after lifting I looked in the mirror and couldn't believe how 'pumped' my chest was. I've never seen that before and I'm not going to lie, it was kinda cool! I've added an extra day to my Get Lean with Little B plan that I'm doing because B wanted to make sure we weren't skipping chest day for the next 10 weeks, so of course I've been joining him in those workouts. 

Tomorrow will be a rest day and I'm planning on filming my meals for you guys again and I'm also working on another video that I hope to have up tomorrow. 


Enjoy the rest of your Monday! 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Weekend Recap + Banana Protein Muffin Recipe

Hello and hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! Mine is great minus my shin that I decided to kill at the gym this morning while doing box jumps- so dumb. Anyway, I didn't let that ruin my workout even though I wanted to cry while I was doing sprints but thankfully it's feeling much better now. We finished up week 3 of Get Lean with Little B today and will jump right into week 4 tomorrow and then take a rest day on Wednesday. Also just wanted to let you all know this program is available for purchase always-- I've had a lot of questions like "can I still buy the program?" and the answer is absolutely yes! I just so happened to start it myself 3 weeks ago, but you're welcome to join us all whenever you'd like. 


B and I had a great weekend especially Saturday when we went up to Payson and hiked the Natural Bridge in Tonto National Forest. IT WAS SO COOL! If you are ever in the area it's only about 1 1/2 hours from Phoenix and totally worth it. The pictures don't do it justice, it was beautiful, water everywhere and the weather was perfect too. Although the snaps are gone now, I did snapchat our hike so make sure you follow me there "BSchluet" so you can get in on our next hike this Saturday. 

Yesterday I got a good leg day in, celebrated a friends birthday and then we rounded out the night with a little sushi date (that fit our macros, of course!). I sure had to save a lot of carbs for dinner, but it was totally worth it. 
Oh, and how could I forget we also did food shopping yesterday so today I did a little prep which included these banana protein muffins that I also made last week. I've had a few requests for the recipe, so here it is. 

Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup yogurt ( I used Silk dairy free but you can use Greek)
2 ripe bananas 
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 whole egg 
1/4 cup maple syrup (I used sugar free)
1 T vanilla 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt 
3 T sugar free chocolate chips (optional)

Directions 
Mix all ingredients together except chocolate chips- fold those in last. 
Bake at 350 for 23 minutes in a muffin tin. 

Macros: (recipe makes 12) 
1 muffin
Carbs: 14.9g
Protein: 5.6g
Fat 3.3 g 

Have a great week! 


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What I Ate Wednesday + Buffalo Chicken Roll Up Recipe

It's that time again! A peek into my my day, when it comes to food anyway. These are actually my meals from Monday because I forgot to snap a couple from yesterday, not that it really matters. Anyway, I've been waking up super bloated the last few mornings and I can't figure out what's going on, but it's making it hard for me to gauge progress. I hold most of my fat in my mid section and lower back/love handle area so it's typically there that I see most change when I'm trying to cut fat. I'm going to leave my macros the same for at least the rest of this week and hopefully the issue clears up on its own and I'll be able to figure out if I need to make adjustments or not. B on the other hand (who is doing my 10 week program too) is down another 2 pounds as of this morning-- so proud! 


Breakfast- The usual breakfast, 2 pieces Dave Killer thin sliced bread, Applegate turkey sausage, 3 egg whites with veggies and ketchup. Post picture I lathered by bread with coconut oil and Splenda sweetened jelly.
PWO-Post workout shake with 1 cup of fruit, coconut milk, and MRM Whey Protein
Lunch- My new favorite lunch ever: rice, salsa chicken, pinto beans and Wholly guacamole. I squeeze a bunch of lime on top and cover it in Cholula of course. It's super yummy and very filling. 
Snack- I divided my snack up because I was still kind of full from my lunch. I ate my SoDelicious yogurt at home and then put my banana protein muffin in my purse and ended up eating that just as I was pulling up to the gym to train clients. 
Dinner- Buffalo chicken roll ups with baked zucchini 

Here's how I made the roll ups: 

Ingredients
3 large chicken breasts 
1 1/2 cups Franks Buffalo Sauce, divided 
Olive Oil Spray
Reduced fat provolone cheese (optional) 

Directions
1. Place chicken breasts in crackpot and cover with 1 cup buffalo sauce, or until the breasts are completely covered. Cook on low for 5-6 hours and then shred. 
2. Spoon about 3 oz of chicken onto the left side of a Flat Out wrap and lay strips of cheese across the chicken if desired. 
3. Roll the wrap up as tightly as possible and place on a prepared baking sheet seam side down. 
4. Spray the top of the roll up with an olive oil mist and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until the tops of the wraps start to brown. 
5. Dip in plain greek yogurt if desired. 

Enjoy! 

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