Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tasty Tuesday

I love hard-boiled eggs as a quick go to snack or addition to a meal! I like to have them when I drink my Shakeology, I dice them up & put them in a salad, I add mashed avocado them to make an egg salad. The possibilities are endless!

I make my hard-boiled eggs in the oven every Sunday when I meal prep. It's super easy! Here is how you do it:

•Preheat oven to 350 degrees
•Place a dozen eggs in a muffin pan
•Cook for 25 minutes (you may have to play around with the time a little bit depending on your oven and how done you like your yolks)
•Place all the eggs in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process (leave in there about 10 mins) This also helps them peel easier.
•Refrigerate, and enjoy as a quick go to addition to any of your meals!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tasty Tuesday!


I love the combination of chocolate and banana! And I love pancakes. However, they are not the most healthy breakfast! I found this great recipe to make "clean" chocolate banana pancakes! Let me know if you try these out! They are super yummy! 

• Blend 2 ripe bananas and one egg and 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
• Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a nonstick pan
• Pour 1/4 c. of your mixture in the pan and heat on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes (don't flip them too soon, or else they will just mush up!) Because of the cocoa powder, they will look very dark but I promise they are not burned!

Stack them up and enjoy with your favorite kind of berries!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Motivational Monday!

Monday's are just the worst sometimes, aren't they?  They don't have to be though....Monday's are the start to a new week that can hold a lot of promise!  Here's a great article I just read about how to make your Monday's magnificent! 


I particularly liked:
  • Starting your day with something positive: I obviously like to workout, but I also keep my "Jesus Calling" Daily Devotional in my bathroom so I read it first thing.  It really helps clear my mind and set the tone for my day.
  • Grad school on wheels: since I drive all day for work, I'm a strong believer in listening to podcasts while I'm driving for my own personal development. 
  • "Eat that Frog" (which is next up on my reading list!) is a great example of getting the thing you dread the most out of the way first thing--there, you're done and you can move on!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tasty Tuesday!

Let's talk about fish....I NEVER liked fish growing up. That all changed when I met my husband.  He's a big fisherman and I'll usually only eat fish that he catches (with the exception of salmon--I will buy that from the store and eat it). 

We go to Destin, Florida every year in October for Fall Break and Dustin always goes dip sea fishing.  Do I go?  NO...I've learned my lesson (chumming for fish, anyone?) Gross.  I wanted to die.

Anyway...Dustin caught some red snapper this year that we enjoyed fresh as delicious fish tacos (yum, yum, yum).  We froze the rest and decided to have some this weekend! 

Here's how we prepared it:
-Cut in smaller chunks for me (I'm weird about consistency and like my fish smaller--don't judge)
-Season with salt, pepper and chili powder
-Pan sear in olive oil, 5 minutes each side until fish is flaky

We put diced tomatoes, avocado (my fav!), cilantro, hot sauce and lime on top and enjoyed like a naked taco! Whole30 approved!  You could add lettuce, black beans or any other toppings!  So yummy and healthy! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

How are you supporting your loved one's goals?


Can I just take a minute to brag about my husband, Dustin? We've been on our own individual fitness journeys but doing it together (if that makes sense!)

He's lost more than 30lbs (thank you, #Whole30) & has been lifting & running at our local gym. Like I mentioned in a previous post, before his weight loss he had a slipped disc in his back & his doctor told him not to run or lift (Dustin LOVES to run...he's been running since he was a little kid). Not. Cool.

He's back to running & the weight isn't holding him back anymore! In September (before he started losing weight) he ran the 5K at the Indy Heart Walk in 23:22 minutes. This week, he ran a 5K on the treadmill in 20:41. He's set a goal to get under 19:00 minutes, which I bet will be no problem for him!

Dustin is signed up for a 5K in May & our boys & I will be there at the finish line cheering him on as he crushes his goal!

How are you supporting your partner or friend? I know if Dustin & I didn't cheer each other on to reach our own goals it would be a lot harder to reach them.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

So What Is a Beachbody Coach?

I decided to become a Coach so I could help transform lives!  I was tired of feeling tired so I took charge of my life and I'd love to help you do the same for others! 

How to shop!

If you have been thinking of giving Beachbody a try, let me help you pick out which program would be the best fit for you!  There are many to pick from for all fitness levels!

As your personal Coach, I will help guide you through your program and help keep you accountable so you will see the results you want and reach your goals! 

It all starts with your nutrition though! I can help you figure out how to Clean Eat, Meal Prep and get you daily dose of dense nutrition from my secret weapon--Shakeology!

Please fill out this brief survey so I can get to know you better and help you begin your fitness and nutrition journey: https://coachemilynichols.wufoo.com/forms/zggkes10cloms2/

You can buy your fitness program at: www.beachbodycoach.com/EMILYNICHOLSFITNESS

You can buy your monthly supply of Shakeology at: www.shakeology.com/emilynicholsfitness

Thank you for allowing me for allowing me to Coach you through your journey!  I can't wait for you to get started!  xoxo, Emily