Tuesday, February 28, 2017

workout clothes disaster

#transformationtuesday of my disaster workout clothes situation.  I have been hanging X amount of tanks on one hanger.  Then when you have a few of these going on it takes up so much space.  The worst is when you want a tank at the bottom of the stack.  You have to take them all off to get to it.  And you really can't even see what you have in there.  Just annoying.  And the legging drawer..... pretty much a big mess.

The tank top hangers are called "Hang a Bunch" each hanger can hold 12 tanks.  These come in a pack of 3.

The legging hangers are called "AJ 5 Pack" they hold 5 pair.  I doubled up and did 2 leggings per rung.  So 10 pairs on one hanger.  These come in a pack of 5.

Problems solved.  I can actually see what I have.  And it looks so much nicer.  I found these hangers on AMAZON!  Had to share how neat they are.  Maybe you are in similar frustrating situation with workout clothes.  Just wanted to share.  I recently saw the tank one at Bed Bath and Beyond.  MUCHO BETTER!!!

Monday, February 27, 2017



Just a little something to keep the body moving right on into MARCH.... it's coming at you Wednesday!!!  The CHALLENGE on this one is that every time you are on your .2 mile run ( and that's ZERO POINT 2 miles NOT 2.0 miles )you  ++INCREASE++ your pace each time.

This can be done until you reach 1 mile or 87, whatever your heart desires.  I kinda think doing this until you reach 3.0 miles sounds like a fabulous workout. #fithappens #mondaymotivation

Friday, February 24, 2017

Protein ENHANCED French Toast

Protein Enhanced French Toast:

2 slices of Whole Wheat.  I used a 9 grain
3 TBS whey protein.  I used Cinnamon Swirl by @Cellucor DEEElish
1/2 C egg whites
Sprinkled on cinnamon

Mix the protein powder with a fork as you slowly pour in egg whites.  The batter will be thick.  Sprinkle cinnamon on top.  Dip bread.  Cook over medium heat.  Pour any extra batter on top.

For a little more protein and to get the benefits from yolks, I cooked up 2 eggs over easy.  MmmMMmmmmm runny eggs. 


10 minutes of AWESOME HIIT that flies by!  L.O.V.E.D. IT!!!  So what you'll do and hopefully you have some resistance bands.... if not,  I totally recommend them.  You can get them on Amazon for as low as $9.  I've even seen them at Target.

SO,  first you'll sprint for :45 seconds.  Then hop off and just let the treadmill run so you can use the timer.  Catch your breath while you get all banded up and when the time hits the X : 20 mark you do these resistance taps for :30 seconds.  Then with :10 seconds left in the minute, take the band off and get back to the tread to start at the top of the next minute.  Phew, hopefully that makes sense.


0:00 - 0:45 Sprint

0:45 - 1:20 Catch breath and band up

1:20 - 1:50 Tap

1:50 - 2:00 Take off band and get on tread

2:00 - 2:45 Sprint

and so forth and so on, REPEAT this routine until 10 minutes is up!  

Set the legs on fire and ENJOY!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wheat Thins for Spoons

You can never go wrong with wheat thins used as a spoon for your cottage cheese.  

One of my go to snacks . 

Breakfast Taquitos

2 corn torts
2 turkey sausages
2 egg whites
1 whole egg
fiesta cheese
hot sauce 
salt and pepper

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

PB banana protein shake

I had to make this exact shake again today.  In case you missed my Insta Story IG: @haley_fit_happens 
on Monday morning, here it is:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder- I would prefer chocolate but I am out
1 tbs pbfit- powdered pb
1 tbs almond butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 banana


Cajun Chicken and Shrimp

 Shrimp and Chicken with a side of Italian Pasta

It looks so perfect but all it took was planning ahead!! 

Monday, February 20, 2017


Happy President's Day

Another week is here and we are one week closer to SUMMER!  YAY!  Get your sweat on and body moving with ONE round of the cardio.  Try to do your cardio HIIT style/interval ( go hard then catch your breath.  Then do FIVE rounds of the core work.

On a Monday I like to get sweaty with some cardio and core work.  Then it's W.E.I.G.H.T.S. from here on out.

My motto:  
Cardio for FUN.  Strength Train to Transform!  

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Protein Packed Snack

Just doing a little Sunday prepping for the week and here is one of my favorite combination of snacks.  When you got car pool duty, dr appts, or just know you're going to be away from home for a bit...... these are just so easy to make.  Have them on hand.  Grab and GO!  Kids love them too.

Beef Jerky
String Cheese Sticks x2 -these are Sargento Light, my 2nd favorite string cheese next to Weight Watchers JALAPENO which I can't find anywhere anymore.  LAME.
100 Calorie Pack of Natural Nuts

What I love most about this snack is that it's high in protein.  If you're going to tweak something about your diet, let it be added protein.  #fithappens #snackonthego

Friday, February 17, 2017


Breakfast Number 2:

Egg Scramble of whatever I had in the fridge

1 egg
2 egg whites
1 tbsp almond milk
1 tbsp cottage cheese
2 turkey sausages
shredded sweet potatoes
sprinkle of cheese

Tomatoes would have been tasty on this.  Or bacon instead of sausages..... just whatever you prefer or have on hand.  #fithappens #breakfast


Cellul@&%$.......  sure everyone hates it!  90% of women have it.

3 factors create cellulite-- excess body fat, sluggish circulation and water retention.  Because of these 3, it causes connective tissue beneath your skin to weaken and fall.  THEN, that's when the fat is able to push against your skin forming dimples.

FIRST OFF, having it doesn't mean you are overweight!  I know very thin people with it.  But being overweight does make it worse.  The more fat you have the more stress you are putting on the connective tissue and then bulging in the weak spots occurs.

If nothing is done about it, skin begins to lose its elasticity and the bulges become more visible.  What can we do about it then?

Of course: water.water.water (helps release excess fluid) AND clean. eating. We all know that.  A good diet/balance of P, F and C.  That's the hard part....for me anyway.  But a way I help myself immensely because perfect eating is hard would be STRENGTH TRAINING!

Muscle training, in particular, develops muscle to help iron out the appearance of cellulite.  If you leave your muscles weak they stay weak and soft/flabby.  The fat will rest on top of that muscle and there you have to lumpy look.  Grow your muscles and smooth it out.  At the same time you are tightening the skin and then cellulite is less noticeable.   Also when you exercise/train, you get blood flowing to trouble areas.  Your fat cells need blood flow to get them moving along their way.  #Fithappens  #cellulite

Thursday, February 16, 2017



Cottage Cheese
Pretzel Thins

Yes this might be a little higher in Sodium.  We all hear and know about the cons of sodium.  But lets talk about the pros of sodium.

Sodium helps with muscle contraction and transmitting nerve signals.
Helps regulate blood pressure and blood volume.
Helps with overall balance of bodily fluid.
Helps sustain a regular blood PH level.  Which is a very important indicator of health.

So don't freak out over sodium too much.  It does come with some good.  It would be a different story if you had high sodium meals one after another and sat around all day.  I sweat A LOT when I work out....another reason why I don't worry too much.  I'm also not stepping on a stage anytime soon.  Just a mom who needs food so everyone stays alive and happy. #fithappens

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Fresh Wild Caught Salmon.  One of my absolute FAVES!!!!  Gets me excited for Summer and doing my own fishing.  This meal is soooo delicious.  Lots of healthy benefits for you.  And it came together in 15 mins.

It's a low carb kind of dinna.  I like to treat myself mid-week.  Yep like a dog.  LOL.  Hey, it's what works for me.  A little boost to stay strong for the rest of the week. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

We all want it NOW!

This....... We want perfectly clear and VISIBLE results 100% of the time in the shortest time frame possible.  It's a problem why so many easily give up or rebound on weight loss that was lost too fast.  We are so hooked on "diets" because they give such rapid results....at least the first few times.  But with each diet it can actually take you further and further away from results you are chasing.  Short bouts of dieting can negatively affect your metabolism.

So any quick fix, cutting out sugar for a month, 30 day this or that, juice cleanse, detox etc..... there are so many out there.  Yes, you may end up weighing less after any given diet but it's a scary metabolic game that you don't want to play, and will likely never win.

I never like to say I'm on a diet.  I probably eat more calories when I'm doing my thing vs when I fall off the wagon.  The difference is WHAT I'm eating.  So the approach of eating less and working out more... DOES. NOT. WORK. LONG. TERM.  It actually has a failure rate of 95%.

Yes, I have gained weight over the last year and I got soft.  But I've always been smart about going back on track and doing my thing, so that when I fall off I'm not gaining back the 20+ I gained in college #didisaythatoutloud  going back on track for me isn't DRASTIC or a quick fix.  I still eat my yogurt land and tacos.  It's something I can do forever.  It works for me.  

SO all that said, I'm back on track but I don't expect to see honest results for a long while.  I'm hoping I catch the tail end of Summer if that!  It takes hard freaking work.  Time.  Effort.  and mostly PATIENCE!  But it's a lifestyle I can live and enjoy.  It's like I tell people who ask me about "diets" ..... if you can't see yourself doing it for months or years then RUN.  Don't even start!  You'll just waste your time.

Monday, February 13, 2017



4-5 rounds of this should leave your upper body feeling it!  I'm not sure I can do even 1 pull-up unassisted soooooo it's all good to use some help.  I use the pull up machine at the gym.  ENJOY!!!