Feb 4, 2013

Meal Prep Fanatic and Fitness Guru, I am always trying to find new ways to get & stay fit. Read my blog for tips and fun ways to get in shape. Follow me as I learn along with you 🙂

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I am a converted cardio queen and love incorporating weights, HIIT training, boxing and yoga into my weekly routine.

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Along with everything fitness, I love cats, coffee, & the california sun. If I’m not in the gym, you’ll probably find me working on the beach or prepping up a storm in the kitchen.

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Amanda
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  • How long have you been running?

    • For about 8-10 years now! I love it 🙂 I went to state in the mile.

      • Awesome!! I have some questions about getting back into running, but haven’t found someone who I felt like was the right person. With your experience, you sound like the person to ask….. here is the short story.

        My Senior year of college (2007) I started running and I loved it. In 2009 I trained and ran in a 5K. After the 5K I took about a month off, and then started running again. However, I did too much mileage too soon.I ended up pulling my ITBS band in both legs (mostly in my right leg), and I haven’t been able to do any sort of distance running since.

        I have started a 5 week workout routine to get my body back in shape, and one of my long term goals is to try to start running again. Do you have any tips or advice for me on how I should try to get back into running?

        You can look over my blog and that may help give you an idea of the exercises I have been doing.

        I would appreciate any feedback you could provide.

        Thanks in advance!!
        Jared

  • Nice blog!! Keep up the great work 🙂

  • Are you a Beachbody coach? Or just love their workouts?

  • i just discovered your blog and love your positive energy!
    I wanted to ask what your daily workout is like? Do u do a lot of cardio? How many times a week do u workout? Do u follow a specific plan? I hope one day to look half as good as you but I really gotta work on my diet:( I find myself overeating daily and always have the late night munchies:( also, how tall are you? Sorry for all these questions! I’m a curious person lol

    • Wow you’re so nice! Sorry for the late response. I do a mix of cardio and strength. I’m currently doing 21 Day Fix EXTREME but I also love mixing Insanity MAX:30 and p90x. I workout about 6 times a week. I find you can get the best results by doing a balance of cardio and weights (but that’s just my personal experience).

  • Hello! My name is Magan Gehres 🙂 I am 22 years young and have been apart of BeachBody for a couple years now. I already face booked you. Just thought of following up with your blog! I have so many questions and would love to speak with you one on one if possible! Thank you, Magan Gehres

  • Hi! I had facebooked you and I think I sent you my email as well. But I just wanted to resend to see if I can get a hold of you on needing some guidance in health & fitness. 🙂
    Stay Amazing!

  • Your meals 3, 4, & 5? When are those in the day. Usually I do, Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, but just curious at to your plans when the last 3 meals are pretty big.

    Thanks, looks great. Just started extreme this week! In middle of P90x3 and love it…will be able to do at least 1 pull up soon!!!

  • I am so excited to find your blog and account! I am a BB coach, as well as a graphic designer with a love of social media and would love to work for BBHQ one day. Thanks so much for your meal prep and fitness tips and inspiration 🙂 Keep doing what you do! 🙂

  • I JUST GOT MY 21 DAY FIX EXTREME IN THE MAIL I TRYIN TO LOSE ALL MY BABYU WEIGHT AND IVE HEARD GREAT THINGS. ARE ALL YOU PREPS BASED ON THE 21DAY FIX PROGRAM?

  • I notice you use vega protein mix. What’s your comparison to shakeology? Better same worse, taste consistancy etc?
    Any recommendations on meal ideas for someone on the go? I work in homes and am in my car a lot, often times driving while eating and no easy access to microwave and using a fork while driving is well dangerous! Any thoughts on how to mix up my lunches besides the boring sandwich??

  • four months ago I began a “me” journey, realizing at 47 that it is time to live for me. I have always played sports whne younger and worked out. I am not unfit but want to get fit firm up my jiggles and whatnots… I do not know where to start or what to do I found your bolg and really feel inspired. looking for help advise inspiration
    thanks!
    vmailinbox13@gmail.com

  • I love your blog! Thanks for the inspiration and recipes. Quick question about oatmeal….what kind do you prefer? Microwaveable?
    Thanks so much!
    Julie

  • Aww, cutie pie little cat 🙂

  • Thank you for creating this blog/site.

  • On average how much do you spend at the grocery store for five day meal preps?

  • Where can I find your cucumber salad recipe?

  • Hello,
    I just came across your blog today. Thank you for sharing all of your great insight- food prep, recipes and especially, encouragement!

    It looks like the majority of your meals are pre-prepped. How do you fit in protein pancakes, green smoothies, other new recipes or going out to eat without throwing all of your hard prep work and perfect portions out of the door? Assuming your competition prep or carb cycling rounds don’t allow for veering off the course too much?

    As a previous figure competitor, I became great at food prep, but desperately missed trying new paleo recipes or new restaurants for fear of getting off track. A bit OCD, I know. Any advice you can provide on being more balanced is greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Alison,

      Sorry for the late response. I try not to do quite a full prep each week. I’m a little more relaxed on the weekend too. Because I’m not actually competing, I never beat myself up for adding a little extra food or swapping out something.

      Hope that helps! Let me know if you want to chat more 🙂 I know being not too crazy is a delicate balance for me but I feel like I’ve reached a pretty happy place!

  • Hi!
    Just came across your blog – I started the P90x Classic program about 3 weeks ago. I bought the Beachbody portion containers, but have no idea how to utilize them! Do I fill them up for each meal? I want to keep the meal/nutrition as simple as possible. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

  • I love your blog! I need help with meal prep and getting back on track with my workouts. How do you stay so motivated?!

  • Is there a way to get weekly meal plans sent to me once a week? I’m always confused and frustrated and I am so overweight. Help!!!

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