WIAW: What Audrey’s Been Eating

Happy WIAW! Ready for a post full of what I’ve been eating? I’m not here to like brag or think you just want to stare at my food…but I’m here posting this to share some ideas with you! I hope my meals can give you inspiration!

Peas and Crayons

AND thank you Jenn, Peas & Crayons, for always hosting this lovely foodie Wednesday for us to come together and connect through delicious eats and recipes!

(Foods are from Sunday-Tuesday, not all were documented, just the lucky ones I managed to snap a pic of!)

In no particular order…

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My Favorite Sandwich Recipe

Organic Ancient Grains Toast with coconut oil, muenster cheese, and chicken salad with grapes and cranberries and an apple on the side.

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Garlic Cod fish, pasta with alfredo, sauteed greens/peppers/mushrooms

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Pumpkin Granola, 1/2 Banana, almond milk, organic peanut butter.

A snack bar from Cascadian Farms that you should try.

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Apple & Strawberries

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Pecans=healthy fats

Pink Smoothie from my Pink & Nutrient Packed Smoothie RECIPE

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Juicing ingredients!

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Mediterranean Salad from Taziki’s!

There ya have it! Stay tuned for a giveaway this Friday!

Questions:

  • What is your favorite meal you’ve eaten this week?
  • What’s your favorite healthy restaurant?
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Three Choices I Make To Be Healthy

Happy Weekend!

Ahhh.  Weekend. #cat #meme

I’m so glad the weekend is here and I’m ready to enjoy it…Here’s some tips I follow by to keep myself healthy over the weekend, because, well you know, we tend to let loose a little on the weekends (AKA eat crap and forget to plan to exercise).

Now these tips are my own personal tips I use for myself to stay healthy. I am in no way saying you should do what I do.

Listen to your body, be authentic, and make healthy choices that fit your lifestyle!

Healthy Choices

Plans for the weekend include:

  • Eat Healthy
  • Run a long run b/w 7-10 miles
  • Have a Leg Day
  • Watch Spiderman 2
  • Journal
  • Coaching Call with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Study for school and finish up Module 11
  • Make Peanutbutter Chocolate Chip Blondies with the 2 ripe plantains I have
  • CLEAN

Have a Happy & Healthy Weekend and make sure to drink plenty of water in this heat!

Questions:

  • Do you eat your greens? What’s your favorite green vegetable?
  • Do you keep junk in your house?
  • Do you plan your workouts ahead of time like me?

XO Audrey


Disclosure: Consult with your physician before following any new diet plans or nutrition/health advice.

Happy 1 year Blog Anniversary & I Enrolled in Nutrition School!

Good morning all!

Today, January 7th, is my 1st anniversary for my blog. Last year at this time, it dawned on me what I should call my blog. I was looking at two different words:

“in shape” and “cupcake”

And all of a sudden, I looked at my mom and I said “I finally know what I’ll call my blog! In Shape Cupcake!”

You don’t understand, it took me like a month to figure out what to call my blog. It was taking all my brain energy just trying to put something together.

My very first blog post –> Drinking Green Smoothies

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Some of my favorite blog posts:

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…”I haven’t touched pop tarts since I was 10.”

 

I have been through a lot since last year. A ton of changes have occurred and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • I’ve grown in my spiritual faith. God is always #1 in this world. He is the CENTER of it all. It’s not about me…it is about HIM!
  • My grandmother passed away, but she’s in Heaven, praising the Lord.
  • I was offered an amazing job this Fall.
  • I experienced how it feels when your car almost breaks down in the middle of the night on a highway. Freaky.
  • I started going to WORD ALIVE International Outreach Church in August and I hope I don’t have to go to another church forever!
  • I graduated high school and I’m so GLAD!
  • I discovered cappuccinos and they are so foamy!
  • I’ve been able to give and let my light shine

Photo: Yesterday, my mom and I went to help package food! Word Alive Church is just so awesome! #project58 #shine #pray #fast #give #Isaiah58

I also have a big announcement!

For the past 2 years, I’ve been wanting to enroll in The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. That is what I chose instead of college. I wanted some that fit me. A place that had Audrey written all over it. And IIN was the school!

I finally enrolled yesterday and I’m so darn happy about it!

IIN is…”The Health Coach Training Program is a year-long online course specially designed for people who are passionate about health and wellness. Whether you’re interested in learning about nutrition, launching a meaningful new career, or even changing the world, Integrative Nutrition will empower you to transform your life and achieve your personal and professional goals.”  Source

I know a few other bloggers who have graduated and they absolutely loved it. But I just know this is what I need to do and I’m more than excited.

I start in February and I can NOT wait! Eek!

1 year from now, I’ll be graduated and a certified health coach. Then it will be time to start my personal training certification with NASM. So I’m buckling down and I’m ready!

My dream is to have my own health and fitness studio that focuses on personal one on one training and coaching that empowers women. It’s all about health and love. Not about just how great you look. That is only a perk. I also hope to do a lot more because I’ve got some crazy good ideas.

If you want to know more about the program, just ask this crazy runner.

I also hope to do some recaps on how much I like the program (every once in a while) and will do a full recap when I’m graduated. Stay tuned!

XXAudrey