My First Meal Prep Meal

Day 1 of the Whole30:

I have been pinning resources, recipes and tips for sticking to the Whole30 like crazy.  I need easy recipes so titles like “recipes with 7 ingredients or less” are attractive to me. I’m not one of those people who skips breakfast.   I’m also not one of those people who cooks…sooooo.  This might be challenging.

For my first attempt, I found this “easy, delicious breakfast recipe and gave it a shot.  For the most part, I just followed the guidelines and made it my own.

You can follow the full recipe at the link above but this is what I did:

I chopped some onions and spicy chicken sausage from Trader Joes, mixed in some shredded broccoli and carrots, added some garlic and mushrooms, threw in some spinach.  You sautee everything (adding the sausage last) and right before you pour into the casserole dish, add the eggs.  I had help from my daughter and Cookie Monster who helped crack eggs mix them!  Bake everything at 350 for 30 minutes.

Finished product:

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It tastes great!

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I’m pleased with the outcome and will enjoy eating this for breakfast.  It has lots of flavor, the eggs are fluffy and it is satisfying.  It’s actually better than what I normally eat for breakfast.  I give this a 10!  😊

 

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Prepping for Whole30

Bob and I went to a party last night and found out one of our friends is about to start the Whole30 too so we are going to start a support group to hold each other accountable.  She told us about a website Cook with Tessemae where you can order dressings and seasonings that are Whole30 compliant.  This just saved my life because it was definitely one thing I was stressing about!  Anything that makes this easier makes it much more likely to sustain for the 30 days and then to incorporate the best of the program into our daily lives.  Beyond just the seasonings, this website is a great resource and she has a blog, podcasts and more recipes.

Let me know what your favorite resource is for recipes, support and accountability!

And so it begins…2017 and the Whole 30

Bob and I have decided to start 2017 with a new health and fitness routine…how original.

Phase I:  I bought the The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom and The Whole30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Totally Compliant Recipes to Help You Succeed with the Whole30 and Beyond and a Gourmet GJ1250 Juicer.  We have a few friends who have done this and lost a lot of weight so we’re going to give it a shot.

This is intended to be more of a “reset” than a diet but it is extremely restrictive so I’m not quite sure how we will pull this off.  Especially since Bob is not big on fruits or vegetables.  And as far as I go, I’m hoping the recipes are on the simple side so I can eat more than raw vegetables.  Hopefully at least one of the books I bought comes with a shopping list so that I can get spices and things upfront.

I looked at a couple of recipes and they don’t seem too complicated but some of the ingredients are pretty specialized and I’m just not even sure where you buy those kinds of things.  From different groups I’ve joined, I see that a lot of people shop at Aldis.   We also have Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Central Market here in Dallas so we should be able to find everything we need.

I know that meal prepping is going to be key and that’s also going to be my biggest struggle – just finding a window of time to make that all happen – but I really NEED this to work so I’m really going to give it a shot.  I worked on being more efficient at work all year in 2016 and made a lot of progress.  Now I’m going to have to bring that into the kitchen.

My plan is to get used to this way of prepping and cooking during the 30 days and then ease into a less restrictive version of this after.  I went ahead and bought 2 other cookbooks at the same time so that I am ready when the 30 days are up.

Phase II will be stepping up my exercise routine.  I bought us both a Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large.  I like that it tracks your sleep and that you can track your water intake and stuff like that but truth be told that’s a little more high tech than what I’m capable of at this moment so I’m just using it to track steps.  I knew I wasn’t really moving around a lot during the day but I really had no idea how little it was.  Truth really does hurt.  It also really drives home how critical it is for me to watch my diet to offset some of that inactivity.  But it’s also motivating me to take some 5 – 10 minute breaks throughout the day to get up and walk around.

Wish us luck!  I hope you will follow our journey and share tips and recipes that you like.   I know the Whole 30 isn’t for everyone and I have some reservations myself so we’ll see how it goes!

Jamberry Lacquers are my FAVORITE!

I have a serious love of the Jamberry Lacquers.  I have absolutely no shame saying that I easily have a collection of over 40 of them.  I order a new one almost every time I place an order!

I have done a few reviews of the Jamberry lacquers in the past but NOTHING I have done compares to what @pamperedpolishes has done:

 

This video is so thorough and how cute is she??  Make sure to follow her channel!  Message me for a list of what I have for sale in my inventory (including SHOWTIME)!

One thing I seriously love about Jamberry lacquers is how easy they are to use.  I have used exclusively Jamberry lacquers for the past 3 years and TODAY I used another brand for the first time (a pretty purple holograph polish – little temptress that it was) and was QUICKLY reminded just how spoiled I am with Jamberry!  Oh the streaking and the pooling that I had forgotten was a thing.

Of all of the Jamberry products, the lacquers have become my favorite.  I used to do almost all wraps with a random polished nail but now I find myself doing mostly polished nails with a few random accent nails and love looking at my nails all of the time.  I private little happy place!

 

Jamberry + Tiffany & Co. – A Few of My Favorite Things

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Jamberry has come out with a couple of wraps lately that are that Tiffany blue and I am ALL.ABOUT.IT.  So much so that I made a little trip to Tiffany’s and made a little purchase!

What inspires you?

Have you tried Jamberry?  Request a sample HERE.   If you are in the DFW Metroplex, message me for a one on one demo of our gels, lacquers and/or wraps!!

Canada Relief Wrap Available Only Through Friday

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I’m not sure how many of you have been following the Wild Fires in Canada but they have taken the homes of several of our Canadian Jamberry Consultants.

Last week, Jamberry reached out to those Consultants and offered to send them a new Consultant Kit and additional marketing materials to help them keep their businesses going during this tough time.

Today, Jamberry announced the Canada Relief Wrap that you see here! This will only be available until Friday. It is $17.50 and does not qualify for B3G1 free or any other discounts. If you would like to order one (or more!) please comment below or message me. I will do a bulk order THURSDAY evening. Shipping for anything that is part of your order through me (as opposed to on the website) will be covered!

Click through to order yours today!!  If you would like to place an order directly with me, I will cover your shipping.

Book your May or June party to earn Jamberry Products (including these gift sets) for FREE or HALF OFF!!

If you are in the Dallas area, message me to book your gel demo!

Don’t forget to request your free sample HERE!
Fun Facts:   Gluten Free :: Cruelty Free :: Nut Free :: Vegan :: Made in the USA!

It’s Official! JamberryUK is LIVE and Open for Business!! 🇬🇧

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Want to get in on the ground floor of this international market?  Join my Team today!

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About me:

  • My name is Hilary Liston – I am a wife, mother of two and work full time as an attorney.
  • I joined Jamberry as a US Consultant in December of 2013 and currently hold the rank of Senior Executive (Top 1% of the Company), I am also in the Founder’s Club (just over 100 members in the Company) and a Cross Border Builder for Australia and New Zealand (38 members in the Company).
  • I have a proven track record of success with Jamberry and would love to share that with you!

If you have questions, please email me for more information or follow me on Facebook.

I am happy to send you an information packet with samples to try!!  If you are not personally interested, but know of someone who is, I have an amazing referral program!

If you are ready to find out more, grab a cuppa and join us on Facebook.

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To request a sample, click here!

If you have any questions, please ask me!

Fun Facts:   Gluten Free :: Cruelty Free :: Nut Free :: Vegan :: Made in the USA!