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CHOCOLATE PROTEIN PANCAKES! And lots to be grateful for….

In At home cooking, Breakfast, circuit, clean food, fashion, fitness, get the look, life, popular recipes, protein, Protein breakfast, sweets, Uncategorized On March 3, 2014 1 Comment

Happppppyyy MONDAY!! This weekend has been awesome! As promised, let’s start with this ridiculous stack of CHOCOLATE PROTEIN PANCAKES! they are not only super moist, (ew..I hate that word) they are the perfect texture and taste DELICIOUS!
I am a huge activist of pancakes on the weekends, lol. I mean, not “real” pancakes…lol….I mean, MY pancakes;)
I promise…you can eat them WITHOUT all the bad carbs, fat, and sugar. It’s allllll about the substitutions. This recipe calls for very few ingredients. Some may look a little unfamiliar to you, such as…”psyllium husks or “coconut flour but these products should make an appearance in all of your baking pantries! These are essentials to keeping a healthy “LOW GLYCEMIC” and “LOW CARB” kitchen. Don’t get allll obsessed with the words, low carb, I just mean “BETTER CARBS” ;)



Chocolate Protein Pancakes
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Serves: 2
  • 1½-2 scoops chocolate whey protein ( I used Cellucor Molten Chocolate)
  • 2 tbsp Psyllium Husks
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Flour
  • ½ cup steamed mushy cauliflower ;)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup egg whites. ( I used carton egg whites)
  1. Use a NON STICK PAN. I LOVVVE Scanpan! on MED. heat.
  2. To grease pan, I used Natural coconut oil spray. (Found at Trader Joe’s)
  3. ***Just a little spritz per pancake***
  4. First mix all dry ingredients and slowly add in all wet, including steamed soft cauliflower. Beat or mix very well.
  5. Spoon in your batter as to not make too big of pancakes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 pancakes Calories: 280 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 2 Sugar: 2 Protein: 38

Now….this recipe or “stack” is considered 2 servings.
For 3 pancakes..280 cals, fat 7, carbs 2, protein 38.
You saw that right y’all!
(NOTE: toppings extra cals and optional)

***0% Greek yogurt with a few drops of stevia***
***raw cacao nibs***
***strawberries ( or fave berry)***
***natures hollow syrup ( sugar-free)***
***sugar free Hershey’s chocolate syrup***

Yuuummmmmmm NOMNOM!


Traditional protein pancakes

Chia spinach pancake

Low carb coconut flour pancakes

Vanilla pumpkin protein pancakes

Blueberry protein pancakes

banana coconut pancakes


#1 reason why this weekend started off right… It was finally cold and cozy enough in LA to wear my new winter coat!!!!!! Yeayyyyyyooooo. What do you think, huh?!
This sweet find is, I SHIT you not…… FOREVER 21!!!!!!!
Best part…on SALE BETCHHHHH! $34.00
As if Forever 21 couldn’t get any cheaper, that shit was on SALE! Whattttttttt!!!!

#2 reason what this weekend was fab….I have been KILLIN it at the gimnasio¡!!
I have been adding in more cardio intervals. Some “Fasted“, some not, but I have been really noticing a huge difference in my body. I fuckin hate cardio. But seriously. I DO. Just pick a machine and make that heart rate jump up, then come down. Best way to burn fat in short period of time. Interval training!!!! I promise…it’s worth it!

#3 reason why I am sooooo stoked… I finally became a FITFLUENTIAL AMBASSADOR!!! Whattttttt!?!?!?? I can’t believe it! I’ve been waiting a whole year for this news!!!
FitFluential Ambassadors are social media influencers who work a long side FitFluential’s brand partners. FitFluential’s goal is to successfully connect brands in the fitness space with influential fitness enthusiasts. All of my blogger friends are a part of this super cool online community that is Fitfluential, and I couldn’t be happier to be representing them as well. Get ready for #hashtag madnesssss! Lol

Last but not least…..#5 reason why this weekend was fuckin awsommeeeeeeee!!! Hunnnnayyyyyy work hard and you shall receive! Hallelujahhhh! Finally got the car of my dreams! My lil. Korean KIA! She’s an OPTIMA…..Isn’t she a BEAUTY! I’ll call her…
Please excuse me while I pound this champagne! lol. Yeayyyyyyyyyyy.
A little Monday Motivation!

Hope everyone has a great week;) I think my next recipe will be savory! Can’t wait to share<3

Love u all.


Why the dentist Is GREAT for your health..and 2 new DELICIOUS recipes!!!!!

In At home cooking, circuit, clean food, Fact of the day, fitness, fitness plan, Never perfect, popular recipes, Uncategorized, weekly workout schedule, WOD, yoga On August 26, 2013 8 Comments


Hey y’all!!! Hope everyone’s week is off to a fabulous start! Before I get into it…I must admit: 3 cheat meals last week. Omg. Ok..I’m done. Moving on:) Today is gonna be fab. Not too many plans. Seeing the dentist today…which, love him I swear…but I hate having to see him. Lol.
I spent Sunday with the folks so…sadly, I missed hitting up my usual Farmer’s Market, so I had to get my weekly dose of fresh flowers from Whole Foods. Aka: Super fucking expensive flower selection. This week, it’s white roses. Feeling like a virgin;)
Aren’t they perfect? And…they smell like heaven.

Ok, so I know it’s not #flexfriday but, I had to show off my new Reebok cross fit tank!
Of course I won’t be showing it off without the hard work that comes with that shit! Lol
Show your strength ladies! C’mon;)
Hit the gym early this A.M. to get in a sweaty cardio session in before having to get my mouth drilled.
I did 30 minutes of alternating resistance on the elliptical.

3 minutes @ resistance 5 / incline 9
2 minutes @ resistance 10 / incline 5
For 30 minutes
15 minutes on stairmaster on “fit test”


I planned to try one of these amazing 1000 calorie burning ass kickers this morning, but I ran outta time. I know.excuses…excuses.


Pretty gnarly right!? I found these on Pinterest, and had to share. I’m dying to give them a try and see which way I can stand more. Ha;)
Anyway….this week,it’s on. Who’s with me!!!???
You see. My problem is never a lack of motivation to work out, it’s more my diet. I do really well for a bit, then tend to throw it all out the window for a couple days. No bueno. All that work…and sometimes for nothing. What has improved, is my guilt and self punishment. I have gotten sooooo much better at controlling the binges, and refusing to feel guilty.

I’m babbling. Give this workout a try. If this is all you do all week, then be it. Remember…just move. You’re beating everyone on the couch;)


So, 10:00 A.M. Came damn quick. Ughhhhhhhh. Time for some really exciting dental work.
I have to get… Wait for it…. A CROWN!!!!! Ajhhhhhhhhh. Sick.
This is my amazing, genius dentist, Dr. Ourfalian.

Listen, I hate dental work as much as the next cry baby, but he just, absolutely makes the visit sooooo pleasant. He is very gentle, conservative & very honest. Everyone that I’ve recommended to him, has loved him.
I don’t think I have good teeth genes, so I’ve really got to keep with regular 6 month cleanings, as well as flossing after every meal. Do you guys really floss after every meal? I feel like a creep for only flossing once a day. Sometimes, I even forget to do that. Omg. So bad. I started to notice that my gums would bleed when I would floss sometimes…and, that my friends…is NOT THE BUSINESS!

In doing some research, I came across this. VERY interesting. Sometimes, we forget how much bacteria can enter through our mouths. Read this bit, and you will be surprised.
Heart disease…
Holy shizzzzzzzz.
I fu*%ing hate flossing, not gonna lie, but…THERE’S HOPE! My friend told me about these and I immediately stopped at Walgreens after my appt to buy em’


The rest of the day was free. (Yeayyyyyyyy) I got home & of course, I was starving. One problem….if I tried to eat anything that required chewing, I would chew off my tongue. So, I had extra cooked oatmeal with flax milk, chia seeds, raisins, mashed figs, and protein powder.
Oh, and a

Since I didn’t get to my 1000 cal burning workout (above), I thought maybe I would make it to a late night yoga class.
Yep….it’s now 7:30 p.m…..haven’t been able to get off the couch from so much mouth pain.
No more anesthesia. Haha.
Hey, getting a crown is not exactly pain free kids. Wow.
Instead….I cooked the rest of the day. Making dinner and meal prepping tomorrow’s packed lunch.
I hadn’t gone grocery shopping, but I pulled out a few fridge staples, And made something sooooo yummy for dinner.


By far….one of the easiest dins-for-1 I’ve ever made. For a meal…Super low cal, andddddd soooo filling!

Stuffed Zucchini Boats
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Serves: 1


  1. Pre-heat oven 375 degrees.
  2. slice both zucchinis lengthwise.
  3. With a small spoon, scoop out the center.
  4. Add ½ a wedge of The Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb LIGHT cheese into each ½ of zucchini.
  5. Lightly sauté thinly sliced shallots and chopped garlic.
  6. Top stuffed boats with sauté mix.
  7. bake face up for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 190 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 28 Sugar: 12 Fiber: 8 Protein: 13


4 boats= 190 calories!!! Amazing!
These are also great for party appetizers! The cheese wedges have so much great flavor that you don’t have to saturate them in sauce or loads of salt & spices.
By now…I can feel my lips. Dinner is served;)

You don’t know me at all if you think I would finish off my night without dessert;)
While skimming through my instagram feed, I came across @angelamccafferty and her ridiculous…super healthy recipe, motivation, and fitness profile. I searched through her pics, and found my inspiration for tonight’s dessert!
Just a few alterations to the recipe… Check it out…print that shit…and make it every night!
It is the most DELICIOUS, MOST MOIST MUG CAKE evaaaaaaaa

Moist, MOST delicious MUG cake w/peanut butter topping
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Serves: 1

  • CAKE
  • 2 tbsp organic coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • a pinch of pure vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract
  • ¼ organic egg whites
  • 2 tbsp 0% greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Flax milk, unsweetened almond milk, or water
  • 1 tbsp PB2
  • 2 tbsp 0% chobani greek yogurt

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Use a fork & make sure to remove all chunks.20130826-160352.jpg
  3. Add all wet ingredients & mix well.
  4. Transfer to a greased mug or small bowl.
  5. Microwave in 1 minute increments .
  6. Make sure to leave a bit of space because cake will rise as it’s cooked.
  7. -3 minutes
  8. For topping:
  9. mix pb2 and yogurt and top cake.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 183 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 12 Sugar: 5 Fiber: 1 Protein: 26

Truly….GONE IN 60 seconds…..


Ok…so it’s now 8:20 p.m. I’ve decided…I’m taking a few Ibuprofen and heading to Corepower Yoga for the 9:00 p.m. Core Restore class. Super mellow. I love this one.

This week in FITNESS GOALS!
Make your own..stick it on your fridge..set alarms…whatever you gotta do..JUST DO IT!

What are your goals this weeks?!! Sharing is caring;)
Goodnight babes!




In Breakfast, circuit, Dinner dates, fitness, friends, GPP FITNESS, sassoon, Uncategorized, What Paula Ate Wednesday, WOD, zumba On August 22, 2013 0 Comments

It is a gorgeous day today here in sunny LA! I am sooooo stoked that I am off today, I can’t even tell you! I woke up feeling super refreshed and ready to take on the day. I managed to sleep in till 6:30. Kind of unheard of for me. No joke. Lol. No yoga this morning. I’ve got other workout plans for later;)
I met up with Haley this morning instead for a lovely lil breakfast date at Le Pain Quotidien.


This place is an absolute hotspot. They have quite a few here in Cali, and I gotta say, EXTREMELY fresh food and generous portions. You can’t help but be enamored by all of the baked muffins, tartines, pastries and loaves of fresh baked breads. Ok….this is all veryyyyyy tempting to me. Ugh.
It all looks soooooo delicious! I’m a lucky girl that this place is walking distance to my house.


While waiting for haley, I ordered a non-fat vanilla latte and sat outside.

This is what healthy chicks do…lol. We salivate over all the baked goods, the…end up ordering egg white omelettes. Lol. Hahaha. Seems like a very simple breakfast, but you’d be surprised how many places manage to fuck this up. Also the little things reallydo count for me. For example… They set the table with fresh sea salt and fresh pepper, organic strawberry jam, and my fave, praline butter. Omggggg.

After feeling pretty full, but still comfortable, I laid on the couch and studied my crazy ass choreography for my Zumba class. I’ve got a new song on the playlist that makes me loose my head! Loving this song right now!

Don Omar- Zumba

I know…it looks like an alien language. It only makes sense to me! Hahaha.
I made a racket upstairs practicing in front of the mirror. So flashdance;)

10:30 A.M Zumba KILLED IT! loved seeing all my ladies! We danced our asses off. Legit cardio. My homie Rozanne made it all the way from San Diego! Sweaty Nettie’s!


I had loads of energy…I forgot to mention I took a scoop full of C4 by Cellucor mixed with water before class, and I was unstoppable! Omg.
Anything that has the words “extreme” or “explosive” is bound to be fuckin GNARLY. Excuse my French. This is not something I take on a normal basis, bit it’s fun sometimes for that extra drive in your workouts. I’m sure it’s not the most “natural” product out there….but hey:/

After my hour Zumba class…my adrenaline was still cray cray, so I stopped at LA Fitness and busted out today’s GPP FITNESS WOD.


Check it out. It was pretty intense. I had to modify the weight and did 10 lbs instead of 15lbs.
My last round of the sets, I couldn’t step anymore. I had to do the last whole round stationary. Ahhhhh, sooo tired! Lots of child pose happening at the moment of completion. Lol



Step down bicep curls

Step down overhead press

Step down overhead tricep ext.




Superman back extension

Lunch was nothing exciting to share. Plain chicken breast, a coconut flour pancake, and some veggies.

I’m trying to be super clean for the day, cuz tonight….ohhhh watch out. I’m meeting up with the girls from my old job (Sassoon) at our old stomping grounds;) Nic’s Martini Lounge. We go just a tad bit overboard on happy hour. I’m saving my naughty tummy for all those stupid delicious appetizers and wine. Hence….the double workout today. Lol. Stop judging, I know you can’t revisit a goooooood happy hour! C’mon!
Made it to Nic’s, and because of the lighting…couldn’t get a decent pic of me to save my life. This is as good as it’s gonna get y’all.

Missing my assistants to the max! All dressed in black. I love it. So Gaga. These kids are amazing! Some, for two years straight assisting, just to get the chance of being a “Sassoon trained stylist or colorist. I remember those days. It was my life. Looking for people (hair models) on the street willing to get their hair cut off by an aspiring stylist. It’s a lesson in dedication, patience, and tolerance. Not easy, so.. I commend them for working as hard as they do. Now, at my new salon, not having hired an assistant yet…I am now starting to realize how much important they are for the running of the salon. In fact, I’m a bit crazed without one. Call me snobby…bu I’m used to someone being right there if I drop my comb.


My Asian mob. Plus +1. They are sisters to me. The blonde on the left…well, let’s just let her think she Asian. Lol;) she loves it!

We had a GREAT time! We ate and drank like cows. Like…not kidding. Not a single vegetable was served. Yeah, this pic below…..not even the 1/2 of it. Lol. All carbs. Fries…pizza..olive bread…quesadillas…shrimp cocktail..more fries… Ugh. I was sick by the end of the night. Looks like yoga at 6:30 A.M will have to be pushed back till after work. Oooops.
I’m really good at making up for it though…lol. Lots of juicing and protein for the next few days, along with back to back days of workouts. Gotta get back on it! Just because you had one really bad meal….doesn’t mean the world is over, and your fucked. It just means, you enjoyed it for that moment, and you pick it back up the next day with full motivation, strength, and without punishing yourself.


Love y’all! Hope you had an amazing Wednesday! Kick Thursday’s ass!!!!!



BEST guilt-free banana bread EVER, ff2fcleanchallenge, and some killer HIIT workouts to try NOW!

In At home cooking, Breakfast, circuit, clean food, fashion, fitness plan, popular recipes, Raw food, sweets, Uncategorized, WOD On April 24, 2013 2 Comments

HAPPY TUESDAY TO ALL MY BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS! I am feeling super inspired today! I feel like a new person;) I spent the weekend in Ojai, CA with mom, and had such a great time! Although fighting a terrible cold, I made sure to take plenty of supplements and suck it up. Getting a quick, relaxing weekend away, was just what the doc ordered. I got some serious sun. I look like a dirty face, no lie, we hiked, got massages, and enjoyed yummy healthy food:) I feel a bit cleansed really. There were some things that weren’t quite sitting well with my heart, that now feel settled.
I’m looking at things in a new light, and realized that it’s time to MAN UP. Lol. Life is too short.


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As most of you fabulous fit folks already know…. Monday marked the FIRST day of my 50 day clean eats/no cheats challenge, and so far, I am AMAZED at how many friends are participating! Sometimes, we all need a lil kick start! Right? Duh. Soooooooo, this is why I’ve started this. I am an EXTREMIST. Always have been, it’s my nature. So, when I fall off, I need someone to sit me down and say, “alright, stop fucking around, and stop being a cheater”. This is precisely why I started this. I LOVE a good challenge. I’m competitive with myself, so this will drive me to stay on track, and all my lovely friends are inspiring me to continue on the journey!

Ok, so originally, I was set to do 100 days.. Buttttttttt, I realized my best friends wedding was just under that, so that obviously wasn’t going to work, now was it!? Lol
50 days sounded perfect. Not too crazy. Although, most of my meals tend to be clean, I am the queen of binging on a cheat day. Not cute. So NO MORE CHEATS FOR ME! We all know “cheat meal” is a trigger word.


I wanted to share some of the meals my instagram friends have been sharing. Make sure to follow me on instagram for constant support, recipes, and clean ideas:)



This morning I woke up like a champ! Ready to get my sweat on! I was gonna hit the gym but instead I opened my emails and saw that I got my latest post from MYFITSTATION, a blogger I religiously follow, in which she shared some amazing workouts that I NEEDED to try. So, I got my ass in front of that mirror, got out my kettlebell, my gym-boss trainer and tried each lane of these power house workouts. AMAZING!


I am totally loving these workouts. Try each one and see which works best for you. Switch em’ up, repeat them, whatever. The best past, is that you can do these pretty much anywhere you have a little room. ;) In my case, in my bedroom;)
I hope they don’t mind that I’m sharing these on my blog, but they were just too good to not post.
I set my gym-boss ( best lil FIT tool out there) to 30 sec work + 10 sec rest. For 10 sets. Then, I would restart the boss back at set one when I started the following workout.






One of my insta friends posted this and I thought it was genius. We all wonder how much were burning, right? I thought this was a fun cheat sheet.



Ok, now…for the best part;)
Time for some foodporn. All this talk of working out has got me hannnnnnnnngryyyyy!
I am so craving this RIGHT NOW! I am a HUGE lover of banana bread, but typical banana bread is full of carbs and sugar, which is not the business for my FROM FRIES TO FIT 50 CLEAN EAT/ NO CHEAT CHALLENGE(follow my insta), sooooo, I’ve come up with my own clean ass, delicious version!


HALLELUJAH for this recipe. I would scarf the whole thing down, but I’m trying to practice self-control. A slice for breakfast and a slice for dessert;) week. Absolute new obsession. Tis guilt-free recipe will blown you away! It’s BANANAS!


Please do not expect some dry ass “healthy tasting” bread. This is seriously moist and perfect. You will wanna roll your eyes in utter satisfaction with every bite. I’ve finally perfected this. Ahhhhh, I’m so stoked! Even more excited to share with all of you FIT foodies;)

Gluten Free SUPER Banana Bread
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A delicious GUILT FREE banana bread that is low carb, gluten free, and full of healthy OMEGAS and Protein!
  • 1 cup ripe mashed bananas
  • ½ cup organic unsweetened applesauce (could also use 0% greek yogurt)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 lrg eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup erythritol or xylitol
  • 1 cup flax meal (could also do ½ of this as oat flour to cut fats) although flax is a great fat for omegas!
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt

  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  3. In one bowl, mix all your wet ingredients. Mashed bananas, eggs, egg whites, applesauce (or 0% greek yogurt), coconut oil. mash and mix thoroughly.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Flax, coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Combine bowls and mix together.
  6. Add batter to the pan, and bake for 35 mins or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Keep in mind… To calculate to proper amount of net carbs: Subtract fiber from carbs to calculate. In this case, the NET carbs are 8. (14 carbs minus 6 fiber.) Carbs that come from fiber do not affect blood sugar/insulin/glucose levels. Enjoy Fit Friends!!!!


From sweet to savory…..thought I’d balance us out a bit. The following are some super healthy meal ideas that have become staples in my hizzle.
These are super fun. You can stuff with any of your favorite veggies!
The ones I made last night for my meal prep weren’t fully raw( a touch vegan) but still full of amazing nutrition.

I stacked all my ingredients on one side and used my sushi roller to make the perfect wrap.



In this wrap:


alfalfa sprouts


almond vegan cheese


parma nutritional yeast

braggs liquid aminos

hot sauce

These are fantastic for packed lunches. Another option, if you’re not a fan or nori, is soy paper or swiss chard leaves make for great wraps. Really low in calories and nothing but clean and nutritious.



Here’s my dinner GO TO!

Miracle noodles!

The healthiest pasta you will EVER consume.

Shirataki noodles are the ultimate substitute. They fill up your tummy as if you were actually stuffing your face with an actual full plate of REAL pasta:) OK, maybe not exactly like it, but hell, for 20 calories instead of 300, I’LL TAKE iT! They take on whatever flavor you add to them, and they are full of fiber.




Once out of the bag, you may notice a strange smell. Not to worry, stick in a colander, rinse thoroughly under warm running water and we’re ready to roll. Some folks like to flash boil them, that’s cool too, but, AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME 4 DAT.

Moving on…



In a hot skillet, add a tbsp of EVOO, add noodles, season with garlic & salt. Maybe even a bit of basil or oregano. We are not trying to cook them here…they are already cooked, we are simply adding flavor and heating them up with the seasonings.

In a separate small saucepan, add your tomato sauce. I love this brand.



Transfer the noodles to a bowl, pour your marinara on top, sprinkle with fresh parmesan and VIOLA!!



Serve HOT! HELLO HEALTHY!! Dinner is served.








(Source: Pinterest)


Check out my new fave pieces of jewelry from a local shop in Ojai. Aren’t they beautiful. What can I say… I like hardware!


Hope you all are staying on track of your goals this week!

Remember: 50 days… Clean eats/No cheats:)

Love Ya’ll… off to practice my new Zumba warm-up, I’ve got class in the A.M. night babes!

xo, P


Weekend MASH-UP<3

In abs, At home cooking, circuit, clean food, polar, popular recipes, protein, protein shakes, skinny grocery list, Uncategorized, Viamix, WOD On February 26, 2013 4 Comments

Hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful weekend! One of my besties came in from New York and I couldn’t have been happier to see him;) it was a pretty mellow weekend, but I had to get a lot done. You know, the usual… Gym..laundry…haircuts…cook..visit the folks…Sunday morning, I started with a fasted morning mostly cardio workout.

Took my L-CARNITINE (empty stomach)
BCAA+g mixed in water for during and after workout.

I’ve been trying to work on the abs more lately. They’re getting better, but to be honest, my cheat meals are catching up to me. That is why I HATE “cheat meals” uhhhh. They turn into triggers for bad decision making for me.
Anyway… This morning cardio was exhausting.

30 min on elliptical (high intensity intervals)
1 mile run at 6.7
30 second sprints for 5 minutes

God, locker pics are so silly. Lol
I’ve got my essentials.
My Polar watch/ heart rate monitor

My harbinger workout gloves

My blender mixer bottle

Filled with BCAA+g of course

My iPod and case filled with killer playlists that make me wanna scream HELLL YEAHHHHHH!

Oh, and a reallllly good sports bra! A must


Left the gym feeling powerful! I sweat my ass off. 45 min cardio and 15 AB circuit.
This lil watch makes you wanna work harder for sure! Best investment ever!

Since I did a fasted workout this morning, I was ready for something in my belly as soon as I got in the car! My trustie Quest bar. These bars are my go-to source of a post workout meal. The coconut is probably my favorite flavor. No artificial sweeteners. Loves it. Soooo good, best part for me…( for my lazy digestive tract) a great source of fiber too;)

I planned to go to the folks house today, but not before hitting up the Sunday farmers market. I changed outta my sweaty ass clothes, grabbed my recyclable bags, and headed to the farmers.
I stocked up on:





Swiss chard




I sample absolutely everything at that place, so I leave feeling like I just had another meal:)
Today’s lunch at Mom and Dad’s house. No BBQ today. I had to run around and get some clients in, so we really didn’t have time, but he’ll, this ishhhhh was the bomb! Super easy lunch. Ground turkey and a side salad. Yummmmmm and full of lean protein.
We watched a movie as I finished my million loads of laundry. Don’t judge, yes, I took my laundry to my parents house. Weekday laziness brought me to this ;)

By 4:30, I left because I had the bestie coming to stay with me before heading back to New York, and we had dinner plans. Where else, but my favorite Mexican restaurant walking distance from my house… Casa Vega.
Total fatty at dinner. Inhale a basket of chips. Yes, I know. But shared a taco salad( no dressing) and shrimp cocktail with my friend, so not that gnarly.

We had the best margaritas! Fresh cucumber margiessss!


Made with real muddled cucumber, tequila, fresh lime, and agave…but, you know me….” Um, no agave please” little did they know, I had my stevia drops stashed in my purse;) lol. They were amazing! I will most def be trying these at home! Hello, LOW CARB OPTION!


We came back to my house after dinner and Alicia poured us some wine. Well, apparently I’ve broken all my wine glasses in the dishwasher, cuz she somehow found what she thought were a good alternate….. She hands us my centerpiece candle holders! Hahaha. She was all..”what? I thought they were just extra large cups!?” Lol. Bless her.
God, we freakin laughed our asses off all night! Alicia, and Brian’s brother left, so me and Brian decided to run across the street to 7-11 and get ice cream like a bunch of fat kids. We watched some crazy ass scary movie and passed out. Don’t judge, but I had 1/2 a pint. Lol
The next thing I’m about to tell you will absolutely shock you!!

I SLEPT IN TILL 10:30!!!!


Somebody felt guilty about last night’s festivities…hmmmmm.
Shake time!
All of my ingredients right here!
Delicious and anti inflammatory.
Almond milk
Bee pollen
Raw acai powder
Irish moss
Hemp seeds
Vanilla about time whey


It was my first time trying my Irish moss! Wooohoooo! It ended up being a great thickener, and I didn’t taste it at all! Three it all in the vitamix. Happy girl. My guiltless breakfast of champs. All of these ingredients are amazing alone, but when put together are like miracle workers. Immediately, I felt less bloated. Last night was a bit much. If your in search of a good probiotic… I recommend this one. Keep it refrigerated. 42 billion live active cultures. Stoked! I open one capsule and add it to my shakes, or you can just take the pill form. Either way, AMAZING!



I had to take Brian to the airport at 1:30, so I made sure to drag him out for a hike before we left. It was such a gorgeous day, we couldn’t pass it up. Plus, he was about to head straight back to blizzard central New York, I figured he needed a bit of sunshine!


Little Wilbur came with us! Yipeeeeee;)

We hiked gorgeous Fryman canyon. 1 hour start to finish. Uphill to midway point. Not too difficult, but just right;)

The best part…. Lol. I ran into an ex hiking up. He was coming towards me, and I wanted to die, cuz he was with a chick. Omg. It was just all around awkward, lets just say that. Hahahaha. This is a small town apparently.

After hike snack before heading to the airport:
1/2 a bulb raw fennel
And a handful of strawberries.
I also tried a sample of AMINOLAST by Gaspari Nutrition. I shook this up to save for my ZUMBA+bodysculpting tonight.


I returned home from LAX hungry of course, so I made a quick salad with some favorites.

Ground beef/ thin sliced beef
Chipotle cayenne nutritional yeast

Delicious, light, and low carb.


Before Zumba at 7, my girlfriend & fellow health enthusiast J fit came over for a haircut. We decided to have a light dinner before class, cuz we don’t get home till 9:30 usually on Mondays. Yes, that is too late for dinner.;)


We roasted:
brussel sprouts
Baby broccoli


A salad made up of:
Turkey bacon
Blood orange infused olive oil
Salt & pepper


It was super good, except for….. Maybe we shouldn’t have had so much cauliflower before dancing our asses off. Lol. Ughhhhhhh.
Btw….I don’t know if I’ve mentioned to you yet, but, I have decided to finally do it! That’s right, I will be ZUMBA certified as of march 23rd!! Yahooooo. DOIN werrrrrkkkkkkk;) be on the lookout!

Yes, I fu*%ing love brocollini!!!!

A little food for thought for both you and I…. Provided by my friend jai_fitness. Keep up the motivation babes!



Oops I did it again….BBQ.EATS.TARGET. My Sunday recap<3

In abs, bedroom, circuit, decor galore, popular recipes, Sunday funday, sweets, Uncategorized, WOD On February 12, 2013 0 Comments

Ahhhhh, Sunday finally!!!!

Not too much to report today y’all, except lots of EATS! Oh, and andddddd a bit of working out. Actually, my favorite days to workout, are my weekends. I’m not rushed, feel more relaxed, and get a better workout because of it.
Ohhh, that’s right, it’s GRAMMY night tonight, huh? Shit, I kinda forgot. Yes, I will be on the couch for tonight’s event.

I slept in till 7:00 a.m. today, and it felt fantastic:) remember, I started doing yoga once a week? Well, today is the day. I’m loving doing this hour and 1/2 class on Sunday morning. Class was at 9, but I wanted to hit the gym before hand for a good cardio and AB sesh.

So, 7:30 came, and I pumped myself up with some RIRI AND JT, ( for those of you who are looking at that, like, ummmm. RIRI=Rhianna and JT= Justin Timberlake.) and headed to the gym.
I get there……CLOSED!!!!
I could kill. WTF.
Ugh, so I drove to god knows where to find the next freakin LA Fitness.
Gt there, and immediately jumped onto the elliptical and started my circuit.
At this point, I didn’t have much time, so I had to make the most out of 45 minutes.

30 minute intervals.

Alternating :

Resistance 5 and incline 9 for 2 minutes

Resistance 10 and incline 5 for 3 minutes

Kept alternating at a quick speed to get the heart rate up for the whole 30.
I was having a bit of a hip issue, so I wasn’t into running today, but the elliptical suited me just fine, easier on the body I think.

For the following 15 minutes, I worked on abs.

25 crunches on stability ball

15 leg lifts

15 military sit-ups with a 10 lb dumbbell

50 bicycles

15 leg lifts

Yoga today was spectacular! I felt strong and focused. This particular class is a Hatha yoga class. Today, I worked on my breathing and really getting deeper into each pose. Loved it. I was super energized after class, so I went straight home, picked up willy, who of course was having his daily panic attack as soon as I walked thought the door, and drove to the folks house for fam bam time;)

A lil Sunday SELFIE:)
I’m straying trying to decide if I’m feeling my new 70′s fringe look. The only thing about bangs, is that they get annoying! and greasy when I get hot. Hmmm, we’ll see how long they last. Lol


Since I’ve been following targetdoesitagain on instagram, I’ve gone absolutely MAD for target shopping. Trust me, this girl’s got a target red card! ohhh yessss. That’s wazzzzzup!
And since I’ve been playing decorator in my upstairs bedroom, I decided it was time to start laying the pallets down for the new look. I don’t even know what the hell I bought, but I’m so into it. Maybe I should have waited until I had the most important things girls, I.e. a new bed, office,art, dressers, you know….just THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS! whatever, sometimes the smaller things like, side tables, pillows, vases, and lamps help me to discover and inspire a look.

I swear I could spend all day in that effing place. $400 later. Byeeeeeeee


As you know, Sundays are BBQ day at this household. All I have to say is….thank god I worked out for 2 1/2 hours, cuz, i mean…. Homegirl ate some food. It was absolutely beautiful outside, as are most days in sunny Cali, so, we opted for a tiki bar lunch. We literally eat off of beautiful wooden planks of wood. I mean….. We’re just reallllly rustic;)


Dad cooked up a MEAN ASS BBQ! this is the way us Argentinians do it, simple. This was done literally with no added stuff other than salt, and lemon.

Chicken drumsticks, Argentinian chorizo, and mollejas ( sweetbreads) my favorite. No red meat today. I’m telling you I dream of Sunday BBQ with the folks. It’s sooo bomb.

The sweetbreads and chorizo tend to be on the fattier side, so I didn’t eat the skin on the chicken. Trying to balance out…hmmmm lol. My logic sometimes is distorted.


No carbs with this meal, just pure protein and fats. Mom made a simple salad, with red onions, and tomatoes, dressed with olive oil, lemon, salt & pepper.

And as a side: marinated in olive oil and vinegar, pickled eggplant. Omg soooo good. I had just a couple tablespoons of that.

Btw….ummm, I ate more than what you see on this plate. Lol. Like, a lot more;)


So I don’t know if you know this about me, but I am COMPLETELY obsessed with anything lemon! Like, my binge food, other than fries, may just be lemon meringue pie. I swear, I die over that shizzzzzzle. So mom, bless her, as she is on the same diet plan, made us a gluten free, low carb, LEMON COCONUT CAKE to enjoy for dessert. Aweeeeeee. Adorbs.
I must share Mom’s recipe with y’all! It was divine!




3/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup xylitol or erythritol ( or if using stevia, 1/4 cup granulated/ liquid stevia, 20 drops.)

1 cup shredded coconut

1 tbsp freshly grated lemon zest

4 eggs

1/3 cup fresher squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk ( vanilla flavor is fine)

3 tbsp of butter ( if you think about it, 3 tbsp is not a lot, considering it makes a whole cake)

Merengue topping:

2 egg whites

2 tbsp of xylitol or erythritol ( you can find all of these sugar subs online or at who,e foods if you’ve got one near you.)



For cake:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Then add all wet ingredients and blend or beat until all combined really well.
Grease a baking dish and place batter inside. Cook for 30 minutes.

For merengue topping:

Beat egg whites and xylitol ( or whatever sugar sub you decided to go with. ( remember, stevia is the sweetest) until they form stiff peaks. It may take 7-10 min or so sometimes. Be patient, well worth it.

Once cake is out of the oven, ( insert toothpick though the center to unsure doneness) spread merengue topping over, and stick under broiler for just literally 1 minute.You really just want to brown the top, not burn. Very important to keep watch at this point.

And that’s all folks. It was so delicious. The best part was, that it didn’t leave me feeling bloated, and guilty. It was made with all ingredients that I could eat. Thanks MAMI!!!!

I ate mine plain, but I topped Dad’s piece with a bit of honey, walnuts, and raspberries. He was feeeeeeeking it! And he doesn’t eat anything that we call “health food” so, you know what that means!


Ok, get ready for another recipe. I just couldn’t leave you without sharing this amazing dinner I made the other day. I posted it on instagram, and it received a standing ovation;) this one is going in the books y’all. I was texting back and forth with a friend the night before, while he was trying to decide what to make for dinner, and chicken pot pie was the winner. In that moment, I had the ultimate craving. But, how to make it low-carb, that was the question!?

Ohhhh hell yessss! I totally succeeded!



For filling:

1/2-1 tsp coconut oil or safflower oil

1/2 a med/lrg chopped onion

1/2 a large leek sliced

1 cup sliced mushrooms

2 handfuls of either kale, spinach, collard greens,I used Swiss chard.

2 slices of nitrate free turkey bacon ( Trader Joe’s has great options)

2 cloves of garlic

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp coconut flour (to thicken)

Salt & pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder


For the no-carb” flaky crust”:

1 tbsp coconut flour

1 tbsp ” chipotle” flavor nutritional yeast

1 egg

1 tsp water

For the sauce

1/4 cup unsweetened almond or flax milk.

1 tsp ghee ( clarified butter) or any all natural butter you want.

1 tbsp Parmesan



Sautée first on med heat: onions, leeks, mushrooms, salt & pepper in a tsp of coconut oil for 5 minutes while stirring. Add greens and turkey bacon. Lastly add garlic powder and fresh garlic. Sautée another 10- 15 minutes. Set aside.

While that’s cooking, make your ” crust”.
Spray a pan with smart balance spray or organic coconut oil spray and turn heat to med. In a small bowl, mix coconut flour with nutritional yeast. Add the egg and water and mix well, removing all lumps.
Spread out evenly in pan like a big pancake. It cooks very fast so be quick on the flip.

Using the same pan as the sautéed veggies and bacon you’re gonna add almond or flax milk, butter, and Parmesan. Bring to a quick boil, and simmer while stirring. All we want here, is for it to thicken up, once we achieve that, ( 5-6 minutes). We will turn off and begin the plating.

Using a circular tall cutout ( almost like a taller circle cookie cutter) I cut out two circles from the pancake. One for top and one for bottom. I placed one at the bottom of the cutout, and filled the inside with my stuffing, then placed the top circle over everything. Lifting the cutout, while pushing down a bit, as to not accidentally lift everything up.

Pour the sauce over and enjoy! This recipe will suit 2 people and I promise you will loveeeeee!


Ok, so as I shared earlier….I went a little nutzo at target this weekend and wanted to share some of my finds!! I know you all wish you could live at Target, like me, soooo I thought I would bring a little Target to you;) ok, so….confession time:

I’m not showing you all that I bought there, but most. I just got tired of taking pics of stuff. Lol, oh and, I almost forgot….I hit up T.j MAXX on the way home, and did a bit of damage there too…… Not too much though;)

Ok first thing: a TJ MAXX find.
Gorgeous Christian Lacroix postcards. S cute, and some of them even have a bit of red velvet on them. Soooo fancy hunnnnayyyy. I’m ol’ school like that, I still love sending cards and postcards, I think we need people to get into this habit. Too much texting and emailing, no!?
Anyway, I thought they were fun and pretty.

So, as you know, I’ve been struggling to get the upstairs going with the “new look” and today, it started alllll coming together. I purchased a new bed. ( which will be a surprise, until the big remodel reveal) and now I’ve got some great accessories to go:)

This great woven picture frame! Rustic yet contemporary.

A simple black and off white bar that will most likely be for my desk. This piece goes with everything.

The my favorite piece: this beautiful wooden bowl, with blue accents. Stunning.


It’s all about teal! well, subdued turquoise. This fabulous vale is from Target, and the planter n’ cake holder from TJ MAXX.

This piece can really go anywhere in my house, but I bought it for the office. I like to have a designated mail pile. That is what’s gonna happen here. Mail pile on silver. I’m feeling it.

Last exciting find I’m gonna share with y’all, are these bad boys! Beautiful and actually comfortable wedges. So cute for work, and summertimeeeeeee! Lovin the double color.
What are some of your favorite stores to splurge at??
I neeeed to know! ;)
Hope you guys had a fabulous weekend! Thanks again for following me and my life, I really love to hear from you guys so that I can better improve the style of the blog, so please, please, let’s keep in touch! Love uuuuuu


New hair, new recipes, new workouts, & meal plans.

In abs, Breakfast, circuit, clean food, fashion, fitness plan, get the look, lebert equalizer, polar, popular recipes, protein, protein shakes, sassoon, sweets, Uncategorized, weekly workout schedule On February 6, 2013 2 Comments

Well, you know what day it is!! It’s WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY.
I hope you guys found yesterday’s get fit post helpful and informative to start your new healthy lifestyle!

Last night’s ZUMBA class was on fire! I burned 600 calories, and of course when I got out, all I could think about, was how I had nothing left in fridge for my weekly meal plan! You know how they say, never go grocery shopping hungry…. Well, I raided Trader Joes like an animal. I didn’t really eat dinner before class, so my tummy was rummmmmbling. I even broke open a pack of walnuts as I was shopping around, cuz I just couldn’t take it anymore! Lol

I recently decided to incorporate Casein Protein into my diet, and have been playing around with different ways to enjoy it. Actually, a lot of the ideas I’ve found, have been on Instagram. It’s amazing what kind of inspiration you can find on that thing!

Casein provides a sustained slow release of amino acids into the blood stream, sometimes lasting for several hours. (While you sleep 7-8 hrs) This provides better nitrogen retention and use by the body.Because of its slow digesting properties, casein is widely used between meals and before bed to help bodybuilders maintain muscle in an anabolic state

So this was my dinner/dessert;)

1 scoop Banana smoothie Casein

1 tbsp unflavored gelatin ( to add thickness)

1/2-1 cup hot almond milk (depending n how thick you want it )

1 tbsp pb2

Blend together, and stick it in the fridge. In an hour or two, check it. It should be thick.
This is soooo delicious, and was exactly what my body needed after my workout, before bed.


Here’s the stocked up fridge after $100. Trader joes is my Jam! I got soooooo much clean food for just $100, that’s what’s up! The best part is, it will last me all week.


Tulips mean SPRING is coming! Picked these up at Trader Joe’s for $4.99!
I absolutely love fresh flowers in my house, like, at all times.


Ok, enough with last night ;)


This morning’s breakfast was, again, inspired by Instagram. A microwave chocolate banana protein cake. Susanna Backman ( a trainer/nutritional coach) @tastyhealth has got amazing low carb, high protein ideas for every meal. You gotta follow her, and tell her From Fries To Fit is gushing about her ;)

This was a dream. I mean… Cake for dinner!? Yes, I think so y’all.
Listen carefully though, this cake is super easy, but also easy to OVERCOOK.



In chocolate bowl:

1/2 a scoop chocolate About Time Whey
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp coconut flour
1/8-1/4 cup water
1 tbsp 0% Greek yogurt
Optional: add a couple drops of stevia if you like it a bit sweeter

In banana bowl:

1/2 scoop banana About Time Whey
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp coconut flour
1/8-1/4 cup water
1tbsp 0% greek yogurt

1 tbsp raw almond butter
Drizzle Natures Hollow sugar free honey
Cacao nibs



Add dry ingredients first to both bowls, mix each well, then, add wet ingredients to each bowl. Once combined, add chocolate mix into banana mix, and use a knife to give a swirl effect.
Pop in the microwave for 30 seconds. Check it at this point, as this lil puppy over cooks super fast. Add 20-30 more seconds. It should be rising at this point. Remove, plate, and top with almond butter, honey and cacao nibs.


I didn’t have to work till ten today, so I managed to get some meal prepping done for the week.
Honestly, I don’t wanna hear that you ” just, don’t have the time” cuzzzzzzz you do. I managed to prep 4 full meals in 20 mins! It can be done people.

Lean turkey patties with only 8 grams of fat, 0 carbs, and 18 grams of protein

Cooked in a 1 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil.

Seasoned with garlic powder, 21 salute seasoning, salt & pepper.


As those were on the skillet, I pre heated the oven to 350 degrees, tossed a bag of broccoli with a pinch of olive oil, lots of lemon, and seasonings, and threw it in there to cook for 18 minutes.

While in the oven, I took advantage of the open burners, and hard boiled eggs in one, and sautéed collard greens with leeks, onions, garlic in the other.

All under 20 minutes. I love clean eating… Seriously, it’s easy to eat healthy:)



I put one patty, a side of broccoli, and sautéed greens topped with fat free feta in each Tupperware.
2 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup blueberries
A 100 calorie pack of almonds.
A handful of cut up cucumbers with lemon and seasoning.

Oh, and, I almost forgot…I don’t eat lunch without my live salsa. Pretty much fermented veggies. Sounds gross, but it’s the bomb! Full of enzymes and probiotics.


Tonight’s DINNER:

Ooooooooohhhhhhhhweeeeee! Holy protein dinner of champions. Essentially, a sweet egg crepe. I know, so happy right now. I posted this on my Instagram, and it was a hit! I had it for breakfast the other day, and I couldn’t stop thinking about the next time this heavenly treat would once again meet my lips! Sooooo, tonight it is ;) This girl’s gone WILD over here. What’s up with me lately, I swear, it’s allllll about sweet dinners. Oh well, as long as its healthy right?


Ok, this is so simple, and delicious.


The wrap:

1 egg

5 egg whites

A pinch of Cinnamon

3 drops stevia


The filling:

1 tbsp low fat cottage cheese

1 tbsp Raw almond butter

1/2 a cut up banana


Roll it up……


Top with chopped almonds and sprinkled with unsweetened coconut flakes.


Go ahead….eat the whole thing.. That’s right, and enjoy every second of it, cuz it’s nothin’ but good for ya! I broke up the amount of nut butter with some cottage cheese in order to reduce the fat content, and add a bit of a softer texture.
What do u think? I think you should eat this tomorrow morning…. It’s really amazing how this is actually in your diet plan. Tastes so naughty!


Vanilla Casein “Panna Cotta”

Same recipe as last nights dessert, except this time with vanilla flavored casein. I couldn’t wait for it to thicken up in the fridge, so I put it In the freezer for 10 minutes, or until panna cotta consistency. This is by far, my favorite meal of the day… My ” before bed” treat. My muscles will be happy;)


On a fitness note:

I managed to pull out a quick core exercise with my Lebert equalizer.

Really, it’s more of a full body workout because you are using more than just your core to hold yourself up the whole time.








** trust me….you will hate me after this. If you don’t own these bars, it’s fine, duh. You can use 2 chairs! ;)


So far, I’m on track with my weekly workout schedule. I’m wearing my polar watch to keep track of my calories burned, and I’m planning my meals ahead of time. How are things going with you guys? Tonight’s agenda: BODYSCULPTING. 1 hour of circuit training, with bands, weights, lunging, crunching,squatting, you name it. I burned 350 right there. Stoked!

After class, me and J. FIT practiced planking on each other. Lol. Check her Facebook page out. It’s fantastic, and full of great info!

20130206-222347.jpg is FULL of newness! Lol

I got a new look y’all! What do you think? I got a fringe! Well…”bangs” as we say here in America;)
I was just really getting tired of me look, and working at a salon, you have the advantage to just act on impulse, and say ” eff it, just cut it!”
You see, I wanted a change without cutting off all my hair, so this was a perfect compromise;)
I’ve decided that 70′s fringe is back!

As you know, I just celebrated my 29th birthday. Thank u, thank u…
And in today’s look, I’m sporting prezzies from my besties!

SHORTS: elastic band faux leather hotpants by ZARA (thanks Jules)

TOP: H&M $14.99


SHOES: wedges by Mossimo for target. ( thanks Amy)


Damn….that was a long day…. Me and my fringe are done now;) let me know if you try any of the recipes! I wanna know how it works for you! Xo





GET FIT NOW! Your FF>2F guide to weight loss

In circuit, fitness plan, life, Never perfect, protein, skinny grocery list, Uncategorized, weekly workout schedule On February 4, 2013 3 Comments

Hey everyone! Hope you guys had a super fun weekend! We are back to eating right and working out right!???ok, so on this subject…. I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from you guys in regards to making the transition to a low carb/FIT lifestyle. I love hearing rom you guys because, remember….you inspire me too! So, this post is dedicated to you, in order to help make your transition smooth and worth it. I promise the hardest part, is getting started. Once you start seeing results, you’ll be hooked.

Now… I have to say to you that, everything I share with you, are facts that have worked for me, and anyone who has tried this regimen. I am not a nutritionist and I am not a certified personal trainer but, c’mon guys… It ain’t rocket science. The thing is…we all know how to really gain results.

Number 1: You burn off more than you’re taking in.

Number 2:We supplement our bodies with whole food and non processed foods.

Number 3: we follow the 80/20 rule. ( 80 % clean 20% treats)

Number 4: we get our heart rates up for at least 1 hour. 5x a wk. ( that’s right, if you can carry a conversation, you’re not working hard enough)

Lets start your new FIT life with some motivation. Listen, I’m not gonna be there every morning in your ear, telling you to WAKE THE F*%k UP! you must be the one to make your fitness and health a priority. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, it is your body, you need to become your own motivator, your own trainer. Think like one, and you will see results. ABSOLUTELY.
Remove the negativity, the ” I cants, or the I’m just sooo tired” and surround yourself with positive thoughts.


Alright, lets kick off with PHASE ONE:
Start with a clear mind, and a plan of attack. Changing bad habits is NOT easy. Trust me, I know. It’s not easy for me sometimes either, but, I find that when I have something to follow, like a program, it helps me feel a sense of accountability, and with that, comes desire, and drive to be better, and get stronger.

Have you ever heard the phrases ” Abs are made in the kitchen”? Or ” Its 75% diet”?
Well folks…this is not a lie or a joke or something someone just made up for shits and giggles.
It’s that simple. If you eat like shit, yes you will feel like shit.

A much as you are preparing your body for this change, you will need to prepare your kitchen for the change too! Time to CLEAR OUT!

If you are someone who’s been eating quite bad for a longer time now and are interested in first doing a healthy cleanse before starting the program…then you might want to check out this post.

Otherwise…I’ve prepared a grocery list for you that will keep you on track of your goals. It’s foolproof. Buy outside of this list, and that’s when we’ll have problems. Lets be honest, If it was working your way, you wouldn’t be struggling and you probably wouldn’t be reading this ;) It’s simple and to the point. You can create any kind of dish you would like, as long as you stick to your grocery list. I started my mother on this grocery program, and she’s lost 15 pounds, without lifting a finger for exercise. Yes, true, I swear.


This is a LOW CARB/LOW GLYCEMIC diet, with controlled portions.if you have no clue how much you should be eating, I suggest using apps like, My Fitness pal, or Calorie Counter for the first few weeks, to get a sense of how many calories you should be consuming in relation to your weight, and what your goal is. You will see, the cleaner you eat, the more you can enjoy. For serious results, were taking 1200-1500 cals a day.
Eating 5 times a day, with 20-30 grams off protein in each meal will help to keep you full and help remind your brain and body that “yes, I will be feeding you again, so…don’t store fat pleaaaase, Thank you”

Here’s your list babes! Pin it, and take it mobile with you every week when you hit the store!

Other common questions I get are:
” What do you snack on, on a low carb diet, other than meat and cheese?”

Sounds silly, but there is this stigma with low carb newbies, that all we eat is meat, bacon, cheese, and that’s it. Rubbish!

Another question being:
” What do you bake with, or what substitutions do you use when baking or making sweet treats?”

I know that sometimes, my recipes call for ingredients that may intimidate you or look completely foreign, but once you are familiar, it will amaze you how much you can make that sticks to your LOW CARB lifestyle, and is similar or better than your typical cupcakes, breads, puddings, or cookies.

So, I’ve made up a little video explaining all of the products that I use in my kitchen! Low carb style! Look them up, write them down, whatever, cuz these are essentials.

mobile from Paula @ From Fries To Fit on Vimeo.

Other supplements that may be beneficial to the success of your weight loss are the following:

(On an empty stomach. A.M.)

(With food 2 x a day)

( 1-2 x a day)

( before a workout/ before bed)


Alright! Lets get into PHASE 2:
Now that you’ve got your diet plan on point, it’s time to get excited about exercise!
Below are ways to jump start a workout plan. No more excuses. This, NOW, is your time! I have a full time job, am a full time blogger, and I STILL make time to prepare meals, and make working out a part of my life.. 5 times a week. there are no excuses. Find a love for fitness.


Create a workout log for yourself with the fitness goals of that week.
Here is my example for this week, and remember, your rest, or OFF days are just as important.
Keep in mind that “OFF” day, doesn’t mean, lay on the couch and scarf down pizza, ice cream, and donuts, it simply means, you are giving your muscles a break. Your diet should remain the same. Don’t consider it a “cheat” day. I hate that word…it’s such a trigger word for me.

Your exercise schedule should include a mixture of cardiovascular training and strength training.
I have found, that the best cardio for me, is High Intensity Interval Training.I found that on Pinterest, there are some really great HIIT routines, you could do either, at home, or at the gym.

Strength training: I can’t stress how IMPORTANT this is as part of your fitness routine. Run, and run, and run alllll you want, but strength training is what’s gonna make it last,help you build muscle, and help you burn more for a longer period of time.

It’s a combination of both cardio and strength training that will keep you lean and ripped!


Tips to help you though to success! If you need a cheerleader, I will be there with freakin bells on! Anytime you need a boost, or have a question, shoot me an email, or comment below, and I’m there baby!


Cuz “god, I really regret working out” said NOBODY….EVER!



Get these great logs, that you can easily print out! Find them at Fit Station.
Follow and keep track of your progress!


And last but not least….. Make some playlist that will inspire you to get moving! Something upbeat, and powerful! Here’s my recent playlist for when I hit the gym! Check it out!

I hope this helps all of you reach your highest, most FIT potential! I’ll be right there with you!

Please, if you have any questions, or feel I could add to this regimen, let me know, I’d be stoked to hear from you!


Happy BORN day to meeeeee!!

In birthday girl, circuit, Dinner dates, friends, life, Uncategorized On February 1, 2013 3 Comments

Hey guys! How are y’all!? My cleanse is over and I’m back to share my very special BORN day with you! Proud to say that it’s my last year of my 20′s! The big 29.
Someone told me yesterday that once you hit thirty, to watch for a shift. That I will definitely will feel a difference. Whatever the f*#k that’s supposed to mean. Al I know is, that I feel FANTASTIC! I say BRING IT 30! I have a good feeling in my belly right now with all the good vibes coming my way for the year.

This morning I woke up super early. Not kidding, like 4:30. Waking up is my favorite part of the day.


I’ve got great news! I finally learned to make and post videos! I’m such a dork. Please excuse the not-so-cuteness.
You’re getting me fresh faced today chicks!
This video is totally armature, but I wanted to share with you guys, my favorite circuit work out.
It’s quick, effective, and the best part is, that you can do it right in your living room before getting ready for work. Sometimes my schedule is so crazy that I can’t set apart much time to hit the gym, so these type of workouts are best to get that heart rate up.
Work your way up to doing this 2-3 times and you’ll thank me;)

mobile from Paula @ From Fries To Fit on Vimeo.


Leftover homemade Flax Banana Protein Squares

Espresso with frothed unsweetened almond milk.

Spoonful of almond butter


I got a sweet morning surprise this morning at work… My mom stopped by the salon to say hi, and brought me a cute little bag of goodies. Including a really great night cream I’ve been eyeing by ROC.

Of course mid morning, I snacked on some yummy raw trail mix from home.


Love my sweet clients! Today was full of surprises, my goodness! Look at this! Wine, pasta, sauce, a gorgeous pasta bowl!


Today, I was actually glad to have a super slow day because I got to play all day! Mom came, then 2 of my great girlfriends came, I loved it! Gennina brought baby Joseph, who is sooooo good btw! Such a happy baby, never cried once, all day!


I gave them both haircuts, and we cracked up for like 3 hours! Luckily there was no one else downstairs working, so we got the whole floor to ourselves!


We like to “high five and low five” ;)


They took out to lunch to this great Italian cafe across the street from the salon called Il Tramezzino. It was sooooo good!
We shared a great tuna chopped salad.
A panini with baked Brie,tomatoes, arugula, and some other goodness
And another panini with buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, tomato
Big ol’ CHEAT day for me today kids.

Bread all over the place, not to mention the dessert we shared.

Tiramisu…oh yeah. So worth it. Give in a little;)


Gorgeous day out in Beverly Hills! We sat outside and people watched like creeps while eating. Lol, so fun.


I had to post these pics of us with joseph. We were dragging him along all of Beverly Hills. Lol. He was so great!


Aunties :)


Super stoked on my new Bass Knuckles hat that Gennina brought for me! Love supporting friends companies! Check it out if your guy is into fishing! Super cool gear.


My amazing co works took me to dinner! My favorite local Argentinian grill, LALA’s is where it’s at!
Bomb food and sangria!

They have a great outdoor patio with heat lamps, so it was super cozy.
My carb-o-load didn’t stop at lunch, the bread baskets and chimichurri just kept on comin’.
Once everyone arrived, we ordered empanadas for everyone to share. (Probably my favorite food of all time).
I ordered a skirt steak with salad. It was out of this world. I haven’t had red meat since the cleanse and I could tell my craving was gnarly. Lol. I was like an animal, I could smell that shit coming right outta the oven!


Ohhhhhhh dessert number 2…. Chocolate mousse cake. Happiest 29 year old in the world.
Thanks to everyone who made my day super special! Love you all!

Now…..what to do for Super Bowl Sunday???hmmm…..



Thursday’s Train and things:

In circuit, Never perfect, thursday things, Uncategorized, zumba On January 17, 2013 3 Comments

Good day all!
I’m glad you liked the latest post on the About Time Protein. I just ordered 36 packets of different favors! STOKED. I ordered some strawberry flavored whey, so I will definitely be trying out recipes and sharing later on.

I wanted to share last nights dinner with you guys, cuz it was super healthy, gorgeous, and easy, and if you’re on a budget, a great idea. My friend Jules has also jumped on the low carb/low glycemic bandwagon with me, and is looking great! She made us a roasted turkey that she just threw in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. You can find whole turkeys at the grocery stores right now for a really great price.
She roasted some cauliflower, sautéed some onions, threw it all into the blender with a little fat free half & half, and viola!
Also, just tossed arugula in some blood orange olive oil and vinegar. Super easy, and delicious.


We ate right out of the roasting pan! Lol
It was soooo tender! 350 degrees for just under 2 hrs. Then you can keep the rest of it in the fridge to pack for lunches.


I’ve been getting some comments from friends to post more of my workouts, so here’s one that I love doing on the days where I don’t have much time to hit the gym. This is a great one to do right before you jump in the shower. It’s quick. Only 10 minutes.
I’m leaving for San Fransisco tomorrow with my best friends, so I’m trying to get in as much exercise as I can this week. Cuz, believe me, when us girls get together, we love to cook, EAT, and drink!


These mother effers are what I can’t have in my house…so I threw them in my lunch bag today to give to my coworkers. I just really can’t have this in my house. It’s torture.


I started taking the stairs instead of the elevator leaving the parking garage. You never know, maybe it’ll burn at least one of the chocolate square I ate last night :/


Small achievement but something is better than nothing. I found this on pinterest, and though it was was totally appropriate for todays goal. Everyday, strive for the best. If you fall, get right back up.


Today’s eats were really clean for the most part. This is the mantra that I’ve been trying stick to. Although sometimes hard, I know I feel the best when I stick to this type of diet.



Egg white frittata with cauliflower and kale, topped with skim mozzarella.

A handful of walnuts

Espresso with almond milk.



Raw trailmix



Roasted vegetables

Green salad mix

Roasted turkey breast topped with radish kimchi.

Water with lemon










Arugula with sesame seeds

Leftover roasted veggies

Brads Raw food kale chips




Mom’s homemade gluten free banana bread with a handful of blueberries

All in all, pretty good, except for…Now looking at it, I think I’m having too many nuts in my everyday diet. hmmmmm. Gotta change that a bit. They are just so yummy and snacky,  but easy to over do it.



It was a gorgeous day in LA today. 75 degrees. perfect. Any excuse to bust out my fave pair of grey suede shorts.




TOP: Free People on sale. $40.00

SHORTS: BCBG grey suede shorts with pockets. $49.99 on sale at the BCBG outlet.

SHOES: Lucky brand. Found at Ross for $30.00



8:00 p.m rolled around quick. I got home from work a little achy, so I laid in my living room and did some quick stretches before heading to ZUMBA. I ate my din before class cuz I knew by the time I got home, it would be quite late.

Did I mention to ya’ll that I’m gonna be leaving for San Francisco tomorrow? I’m glad I got one last workout in before the girls trip. I packed my suitcase in a super crazy rush (hopefully I got everything I needed) and took off to Zumba.


All cozy, beanie and all.





Sweaty lady. I was totally and utterly DRENCHED!

Of course I went  ALLLLL out and managed to burn 600 calories. There were lots of new faces in class, and they did GREAT!

I love seeing them get it. It’s sometimes not easy, but everyone BROUGHT IT HOME TODAY!



I LOVE THIS: I found this really great log that you could literally use everyday. It’s really fantastic. And, since receiving comments about posting more workouts and stuff, I thought this would be perfect to keep track of the daily progress, goals, and just seeing where my heads at, you know?

Ok I will tell you the truth… the whole “no Chocolate ” thing… yeah… already broke that. woops.


Tomorrow is a busy day, so I most likely wont be posting, but trust me.. I’m about to go apeshit on the pic sitch in San Fran. Also while there, I love to wake up the earliest. Before the sun fully comes out, I go out and run the city before it wakes…Speaking of this trip…

Number 1: I gotta remember to get my boarding pass early online.

Number 2: Renew my passport, apparenly,it expires in march! eeeeek

I cant wait For FRIENDS Time! lol

I dropped willy off at my parents house… Stress Free;)

See you guys soon. xo




In circuit, polar, popular recipes, Uncategorized, WOD On January 8, 2013 2 Comments

Helllllooooo gorgeous friends….
Let me start off this post by introducing my ridiculous, gluttonous ass dessert from last night. Yikes!
Friends don’t let friends eat SUGAR! FML.

Well, it was delicious, but I knew I would be paying for it in the morning…..
The pretty playing also doesn’t help.


Up at 6:00 though…kicking and screaming. ;)
I decided to try a fasted cardio session this morning. I’m typically the type who likes to nibble on something small before a workout. For some reason, sometimes I get nauseous with nothing in my stomach. But today, I was in desperate need to burn off the late night cals.
So I put a few scoops of BCAA in my water bottle and took off to LA Fitness.
I woke up super tired, and a bit unmotivated, but I persevered! ;)
Once I was there, I turned to beast mode. Duh.

Once I learned of fasted morning cardio, I was hooked. I do this for a week, after a couple days of naughty eating. This is to really lean you out. I don’t do it on the regular, but it’s definitely something in my program …as a go to.
Now, this is something that has to be balanced out with proper nourishment after your workout.
Also, the type of cardio makes a difference as well.
The best combo would be:

- 45 min – 1 hr of HIIT.
- This a.m. I did 1 hour of intervals.
3 min resistance 5..
2 min resistance 10
- This will have your heart rate guessing, helping us to burn more, for longer.
- Drinking BCAA during workout
- post workout, make sure to feel body and muscles with very lean protein.
Egg whites, protein shake, lean meat, lite dairy.


So, I gotta share this… I’m PISSED. this damn machine’s calorie count was sooooo said that I had burned almost 800 hundred cals in my hr workout. There’s no way. I mean I worked out hard, but really??
Yeah, definitely something wrong. I had entered my weight, age, all of it.
Soooo off.


Of course, I had on my polar watch and was also wearing my heart transmitter, so I was able to get an accurate calorie count. Thank god. But, you know what? I’m pissed for the people to don’t have access to a watch like this. I mean, poor girl thinkin’ she’s burning all SORTS of cals, little does she know, she’s gotta work a lot harder than she expected to get that number!

Anyway, that was a rude awakening, I’ve had it be off by 50, 60, but by like 200. Get real.
After the gym, I knew willy would be waiting by the door like a little creep, so I rushed home to take him to the park.
He just got a haircut, adorbs. I finally got the groomer lady to stop makin’ him look like a girl!
“I get it, he’s part poodle, but can you puuuuleaseee stop making my dog look like a bitch” is really, what I wanted to say, but clearly too nice to;)
Finally got him to look like the terrier lil boy he is;)
It was a beautiful morning! Not too many folks with their dogs out, so I let him run free for a while.
He ran himself out, which I LOVE, cuz it relaxes the anxiety for when I leave for work.


I stopped him in his tracks, for a photo op. we wanted to show off his pearly whites:)
I swear, he’s like a boyfriend, always acting annoyed to take a damn picture! Lol


Tonight’s plans are as follow:

RUN 2-3 MILES WITH JESS (friend from Zumba, we wanna start training together to perhaps enter in a another race.)


I wanted to leave you guys off with something VERY special.
This beautiful healthy recipe. I know, the picture has got your mouth watering. Don’t lie.
I made this, this weekend and just could not wait to share.
I’ve been working on my food photography, and I’m starting to see a little improvement…what do u think. Any suggestions boos?

Anyway…click, and be ready to be blown away!


Love y’all.



In circuit, Fridays, Uncategorized, WOD On December 7, 2012 0 Comments

Hey all! Today my back felt a lot better. It wasn’t so crazy at work, so I didn’t have to be on my feet all day, which was a relief. I still made sure to keep the inflammation down with Advil.

The weekend is almost here, so you know what that means!! I get to be a snow bunny in BIG BEAR!


Since I took a break Thursday to rest and heal (from Bikram on wed ) I decided that after work, I felt well enough to hit the gym for a quick workout before heading home. I always make sure to keep extra workout gear in the car for impromptu sessions;) Fridays are usually my rest from the gym days, so I wasn’t really planning on hittin hard.

I’m wondering if this happens to ya’ll….. Once you get started at the gym, your body goes into beast mode and you end up pushing harder than even expected! The hardest part is just getting there. Then, I figure, well, since I’m here already, might a well make it worth it!

Plus, for some reason, the vibe at the gym makes me feel like a gladiator. Lol
I had such a great workout, that I just had to share.

Here it goes:


I started off on the treadmill:

1/2 mile @ 5.0 mph

1 mile @ 6.4 mph

1 mile @ 7.1 mph

1 mile alternating intervals of 9.8 for 30 seconds. with 30 rest

For a total mileage of 3.5

Burned a total of 337 calorieS in 30 min.





Shimmied my way on over to the stairclimber/stepper for a BONUS round of cardio.

Speed intervals changing every minute. For 15 minutes .

Level 3-level 9





45 minutes of intense interval cardio was just was I was craving! I felt amazing after.

Before I headed to the weight area, I stopped at the ROW MACHINE for a 1000 meter row To get my upper body ready for lifting, and crunching.

At this point, I was sweatn’ like a rapist!







When I got home of course, I was sooooo HUNGRY!

So I heated up my recipe of a Low Carb Deep Dish Veggie Pizza. I was in heaven!

It is beyond healthy and super satisfying. I leave for Big Bear right after work tomorrow, so didn’t really want to cook anything, and be stuck with leftovers that would’ve gone bad. No Bueno!

This is a great dinner dish, and for those of you who live alone, cut it up in slices and take them to work for a couple days.




Easy Peazy Apple Cheesy


It’s starting to get late, so I’m gonna get some stuff ready for the weekend.

I’m beyond tired.

check out my super cute gear!

My GNU board.


My RIDE bindings





Couldn’t be more stoked to be headed to the mountain. Even just for a couple days. I need to get away.

I’ll check back in before I take off:)



Where do you go to get away for a weekend?