Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Southwest Seasoning Recipe

I am a HUGE fan of seasonings and condiments… I am not one to keep my food dry and not cook with anything, so I found a recipe that is PERFECT to add to your proteins to give it a great taste!!

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This is from the 21 Day Fix recipe list!! So yes, for those who are using our famous home workout programs and following the healthy nutrition guide, this is APPROVED!!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

What’s Working and What is NOT with My Pregnancy Fitness Journey

I am just about 26 weeks pregnant, and my body is changing BIG time!! I want to do this blog post NOT just for pregnant mommas, but also want to help those who struggle with their weight/fitness journey all together!

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Being a mom, pregnant, and getting older are all reasons we can use when we fall off track with our fitness journey.. Can I get an AMEN?!?! I mean really, there are sooooo many things that get in the way of our goals and results.. we get too tired, busy, annoyed by results not coming fast enough, and the fact that others around you may look better, fitter, and prettier, DESPITE how hard you are working… we compare, get frustrated, and shut down.

It’s time to put those blinders on and focus on YOU, what you are capable of doing, and YOUR current situation! I use to try and be that mom who had it all together, and then when I see others rocking the gym with their babies, looking like they never had a baby even 6 weeks after baby comes…. ya know.. eating nothing but clean foods.. Sorry ladies and moms who got it together like that.. but that is JUST NOT ME!!!

I talk about my fitness journey on social media.. my followers KNOW I am a sucker for nachos, cheeseburgers, stuffed crust pizza, peanut butter, and cheese!!! I can’t hide and I won’t! I do love working out, but my home fitness workouts are my jam! The gym use to be, but for my lifestyle, but I love letting my boys sleep and get my workout done early, or even let them workout with me and watch what I do instead of gym babysitters.. not saying there is ANYTHING wrong with the other option.. this is simply MY choice and better option for ME and MY FAMILY!!! 🙂 So yea, my boys love jumping up in the mornings with me and get down before school and rock out some push ups!! I call it “teaching them early” and watching mommy be healthy so they can have a positive role model to hopefully take after and live a healthy lifestyle themselves and continue the tradition!

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But let’s talk about what is NOT working with me on my fitness journey:

  1. Too many cheat meals… it’s so easy to let those temptations get in the way. We crave a burger, and then you take the fries too. Then you want to eat out and the appetizers sound so good. Before you know it, your 1 cheat meal per week turns into 3 and 4.  So yea, the 80/20 rule with nutrition is KEY!
  2. Lack of water intake…. did you our bodies are made up of 60% water? Our bodies NEED water to stay hydrated, use water as a cleanse to get rid of toxins in our body, and more! I hate to admit that I have not had my daily allowance that my body needs every day. I am getting better, but some days, I am lacking!

Let’s talk about what IS working on my fitness journey:

  1. Exercising! Even if I am not running every day or lifting weights every day, I am still doing SOMETHING: Stretching, lots of yoga, still jogging, and lifting also!  No matter what exercise I am doing, it is helping me get stronger in different ways! Deidra Mangus, healthy pregnancy, healthy mom, home fitness workouts, elite beachbody coach, successful beachbody coach PA, beachbody coach UK, mommy and son fitness, drinking Shakeology while pregnant, healthy new mom, new mom weight loss, pregnancy fitness motivation, clean eating tips,  third trimester pregnancy
  2. Nutrition… when I AM on track, I feel such a HUGE difference! I do drink my Shakeology daily,ecause it is one meal that gives me that great nutrition and superfoods! It’s easy, convenient, and yea, I will take it if it tastes like a milkshake! So, it definitely pays off to eat healthy!
  3. Giving myself positive affirmations. It may sound silly, but there are times when I feel like throwing in the towel and giving up. Being on your fitness journey is not easy! If it was, everyone would be walking around with an 8 pack! But when I do struggle and feel like quitting, I talk to myself, give myself positive words of encouragement and push myself! It is amazing what you can accomplish when you change your attitude from “I can’t” to “I can” and “I will”.

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This journey of eating healthy and working out is NOT easy, but it is totally worth the results!! My goal is to not allow myself to be on a “diet” because diets are only temporary and do not last forever.. once you get off that diet, then what happens?? Majority of the time, you end up gaining it back, plus more! So I am turning this into a lifestyle! If I fall off, have too many cheats, lack exercise a couple days, I do not give up.. I simply get back on track and pick up where I left off!

I am opening up 10 spots to my next fitness support group for those who have health and fitness goals and are ready to commit to a lifestyle change! I will help you create healthy habits, learn how to eat healthy, along with meal planning, and find a workout program that fits your needs and level of fitness!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Clean Honey Soy Chicken

These pregnancy cravings keep coming 😉 I have been craving Chinese – but I don’t want the high sodium, high fat, high price of take out…
I whipped this up and the left overs are even better!!!

Clean Honey Soy Chicken

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Ingredients:
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 cup Braggs liquid Aminos
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • brown rice (cooked as per package instructions)
  • 1 medium sweet onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups broccoli (steamed)
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • small package of mushrooms

Directions:

1. Cube chicken breasts.
2. In a large bowl, mix minced garlic, soy, honey and add cubed chicken.
3. Marinade for a few hours.
4. Heat a large frying pan on medium/high heat.
5. Add chicken with all the honey soy marinade to the pan.
6. Cook chicken thoroughly.
7. Add veggies and heat.
8. Serve over rice.
Enjoy!

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Healthy Pregnancy Fitness Journey

Happy Sunday and start to a brand new week!! We are into a new month (September), and I am so excited to start a month new and fresh with new goals and new opportunities!! No matter what happened last month in your fitness journey, realize that you have the ability to reach ANY goal you truly want!!! Deidra Mangus, clean eating meal plan, healthy meal plan pregnancy, 1600-1800 cal meal plan, healthy pregnancy tips, weight loss journey, fixate recipes, protein pancakes, shakeology meal plan, kale chips, healthy new mom  tips, healthy mom weight loss, lose baby weight, second trimester healthy pregnancy,  yoga pregnancy, team beachbody home fitness programs, UK fitness coach, UK health coach, team beachbody UK , top Beachbody coach

I am 24 weeks pregnant, and still going strong in my fitness journey!

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Despite some setbacks with nutrition (mama is on the struggle bus)… I did eat clean for a good bit of the week, but I also had a few too many cheat meals..

My hubby made some yummy breakfast with toast, dippy egg, and avocado which is simple but healthy, and then sometimes I dug into too many carbs and peanut butter!!

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I am ready to get back on track and this meal plan is going to help me.. even if Labor Day is tomorrow!!  I planned for my cheat meal to be at lunch since that is our family get together, then I will stay on track the rest of the week!! If I feel like cheating, I simply have a healthy alternative ready!!

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For my workouts, I am doing the Shift Shop home fitness program with Chris Downing! Yes, my belly is getting in the way of some workouts, but I am still making it happen and being pretty successful at it! I love that this program incorporates cardio and weight training, so I am getting a little of both! My husband and I are on round 2, so the workouts are a little bit longer (35-45 min).

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I also love to add my yoga in addition to my Shift Shop workouts… It is so good for the mind, body, and soul!! And I do love adding in some yoga poses with the hubs!! Poor guy is probably scared when I jump up and go for a landing!!! HAHA

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Here is to a new week!!! If you are working on your fitness journey, and want help with your nutrition, getting a good workout plan, and would love having daily support and mentoring, please fill out the application below for a spot in my fitness challenge group!

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