Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Taco Seasoning {21 Day Fix}

It really is not difficult to make your own seasonings.  Since starting on my weight loss journey in January I have really taken notice of what is actually in those packets.  Honestly, I do not want that stuff in my body! 


This recipe makes a very large amount!  We use taco seasonings on everything.  If it is too much just cut it in half.

Taco Seasoning

6 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
6 tablespoons cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all of the ingredients in a large container.  When you want to use some to make tacos use 2-3 tablespoons.  You can use more or less depending on your taste. 


I have had such great success with the 21 Day Fix!  This is the first eating and workout program I have been able to stick to!  I am currently on my second round.  My first round I lost 10 pounds and over 28 inches! As you can see I am not missing out on anything!  Oh sure I have had my moments when it comes to sticking to it but it really is easy to stay on. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tortilla Pizza {21 Day Fix}

When you make your mind up to lose weight and become healthy it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice flavor or your favorites.  Last week I was craving pizza.  So instead of picking up the phone and calling the local pizza place I made a healthier version!


Now this recipe is to make one serving of this pizza.  If you want to make more just multiply by how many you would like to serve.

Tortilla Pizza

1 large tortilla (I actually found very thin oval ones)
2 teaspoons tomato sauce (not pasta sauce)
1 teaspoon oregano (fresh or dried)
1 garlic clove, minced finely
1 teaspoon onion flakes
1 cup spinach or kale, sautéed slightly
3/4 cup cooked sausage (turkey or whatever you choose)
1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Place the tortilla on a baking sheet.  Spread the tomato sauce onto the tortilla.  Sprinkle on the oregano, garlic and onion flakes evenly over the tortilla.  Place the spinach or kale evenly over the tortilla.  Next layer the sausage and finally the cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and everything is warmed through. 

For those who are also on the 21 Day Fix....

 I did actually count this as 2 yellow containers.  But I did not eat this all in one sitting.  I was so full after eating half of it.  ENJOY!  If you want to know what I've been doing check it out the 21 Day Fix.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Half Way Through Results {21 Day Fix}


If you would have said to me a month ago I would love exercise I would have said you were crazy!!  But it is true! I do love it.  I look forward to it every morning right after my cup of coffee and devotionals.  There is nothing like starting your day off with fuel for the spirit and body!  This is by far the best program out there for nutrition and weight loss!!  I am actually excited about going in for my blood work this summer!!  Never before have I said that!

I am not going to post pictures of myself just yet.  I am still really self conscious about putting myself out there.  Maybe after a few more rounds I will feel comfortable.  BUT I will share my number with you!!

I am beyond the half-way mark.  Today I am currently in my 17th day out of 21.  If I can do this and stick to it anyone can!! 

MY results so far:

Bust- lost 4 inches
Chest- lost 2 inches
Waist- lost 3 inches
Stomach- lost 2 inches
Hips- lost 3 inches
R Arm- no change
L Arm- lost 1/2 inch
R Thigh- lost 1/2 inch
L Thigh- lost 1 1/2 inches

Weight- LOST 6 pounds!! 

I have struggled for years to lose weight.  I have tried everything under the sun with no success.  The 21 Day Fix has given me my life back.  I have so much energy!  I have not gone on a diet, I have made a lifestyle change.  The 21 Day Fix has given me my life back!!  After I broke my back I thought for sure I was destine to be over weight and just plain unhealthy.  I am on my way to being fit and healthy!  The workouts are great for anyone.  If you are currently working out or have never exercised a day in your life this is a perfect fit for you.

If you want to learn more about this or would like some added support contact me at jenbrandes@gmail.com !  I will be starting a Facebook challenge group soon!  But hurry because there are a limited number of spaces!  All you will need to do is purchase a challenge pack via my website, or if you have the 21 Day Fix you are all set!  The 21 Day Fix is currently on sale this month so hurry!  It is YOUR time to take control of your health!