Sparkly Vibes: June

Some of my good things and vibes from the past month.

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Hello cupcakes and welcome back to another Sparkly Vibes post. If you remember from my first post I wanted to highlight some of the good things that have been happening. I think it’s a good way to reflect, and be thankful.

 

Sparkly Vibes:

  • Free time with my family. It’s been so nice just being able to spend time with them. I could get use to not having classes. I have to enjoy it before they ramp up in August.
  • Online friends. Guys you are so awesome, and inspiring! Honestly I can’t believe how supportive you are.
  • Traveling to NYC. It’s been too long since our last trip. So I was all for going this past weekend.
  • Mac lobster…. so so good. We went to the Mac Bar in Soho and this was so yummy.
  • Overwatch, if you been on my SnapChat you’ve seen that I’ve been playing just about everyday. And what is especially nice is that I won my copy from the guys over at Astral Authority.
  • Twitch: I actually streamed and plan on doing more streaming. It’s been fun not just watching gamers, but people streaming other things like their cosplay process. Check out XoMiaMoore  over there, and Imperialgrrl who Mia recommended and I’m glad she did. I’m streaming over at MermaidKisses feel free to add me.
  • Booking my first cruise. It’s not until 2018, but I’m so excited to be going with my family.
  • My Happy Planner, guys I think I finally found the right planner for me. I love it so much I’m going to be giving one away later this month. Check back for that.
  • Lemonade, it’s Bey what else can I say.
  • Summer, yay!!! I’m all about the beach and warm weather. I have noticed an improvement in my mood ever since the sun started staying out longer.

What are some of the good things that have happened to you? Share your sparkly vibes with me. 

 

XOXO,

Desiree

Mini Turkey Muffins

It’s Sunday which means one thing, well besides tomorrow being Monday and it’s back to work for many of us. Sunday means meal prep time. Today I’ll share with you one of my go to recipes. It’s yummy and yields enough portions for a few days. However I can’t take all the credit, I’ve actually modified it from Jamie Eason’s version which can be found on the Body Building site. Feel free to follow whichever you prefer, or just add/take away what you like.

Ingredients

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2 lbs ground turkey or chicken
3 egg whites
1 cup quick cook oats
Minced garlic
Salt and pepper
About 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds (optional)
Muffin/Cupcake pan

In a bowl mix all the ingredients. While mixing put oven to 375 degrees F.

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Then shape mixture into balls and place in pan. I can get about 12 depending on how big I make them.

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Place pan in oven for 40 minutes. Take out and let cool. Eat or store for future meals. I usually have two with some veggies in the morning or afternoon.

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I like making these because they’re delicious, a good source of protein, and I can keep cooking/prepping other food while they cook. Give them a try and let me know what you think. If you make any modifications I would love to hear them.

Enjoy your Sunday and let’s get ready to conquer the week.

Desiree

PS: I’m on Instagram now, feel free to give me a follow: GeekyGlamFit

Be Prepared

No this isn’t a boy scouts post, but I’m going to borrow their motto. One thing I have learned when it comes to losing weight, gaining muscle, or just trying to change your eating habits is that prepping ahead of time makes a huge difference. I don’t know how many times I made up my mind that I would make better food choices only to fail and end up buying something that 1. I didn’t really want to eat, and 2. was junk. Now I am aware that when buying lunch you don’t have to opt for fast food, you can find “healthier” choices but a lot of times those choices are readily available, and eventually you end up spending so much extra money. Time and time again I failed when my lunch break rolled around.

Then one weekend after reading about and seeing posts/videos about food prepping I decided I was going to give it a go. I spent the weekend researching recipes and techniques. I then armed myself with my grocery list and picked up my ingredients. The first time I decided to prep it was a bit overwhelming. I was cooking large portions of foods, and dividing it into plastic containers for the week. Since I was eating about every 3 hours that meant that if I ate breakfast at home I would need another 3-4 meals to bring to work. I say 3-4 depending on how long my work day was. Also for the most part I was preparing my dinner too. Yes I know this sounds like a lot of food to cook and containers to carry but it’s worth it.

The first week I bought my food in I knew this was the way to go. It was convenient and I didn’t give in to buying junk food. Whenever I was hungry I just grabbed one of my containers or prepackaged snacks and chowed down. It was easy sticking to my meal plan when everything was already portioned out and ready to go. And you know what else, since I was staying on track and constantly feeding myself all the good stuff I bought my cravings for sweets and junk food wasn’t as strong. I won’t lie I carved a big ole greasy burger or chocolate here and there but not like I use to.

The other thing about prepping is it gets easier. You get faster at making your go to foods and it becomes like second nature. Now if you go and make the same exact foods week in and week out you will become bored with your food and possible sick of it. The trick is to be able to mix up your menu but still keep it convenient for yourself. But don’t worry about that I’ll be making posts about some of my quick go to foods, new recipes I’m trying, and food prepping in general. So if you have any questions, recipes you wanna share with me or that you would like me to cook send me an email and I’ll be happy to do what I can.

Remember, as cliche as this is going to sound, “When you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.”

XOXO,

Desiree