You can’t out train a bad diet.

This has been something I have personally struggled with. I am a foodie. I love cooking and I love eating. To overcome this,  I have adopted a “clean” eating diet & have never felt better. I have cut out all processed foods and my stomach feels a lot better. I still allow myself one day a week to indulge a little! You should, too.

Work hard, eat clean & smile. You’ll see results. It may take time. But, it will be worth it.

xo. P

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Sprouts & Kale? Yum.

4 ingredients: Chicken. Kale. Carrots. Brussel Sprouts. That’s all you’ll need.

I haven’t bought kale in awhile. It is full of nutrients and can be made into so many fun things! This weekend, I decided to mix it in with some other clean eats to make a nutritious, healthy, and delicious dinner. The best part? It requires only 4 main ingredients!


Here’s what you will need:

Chicken, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots

I wasn’t lying when I said 4 main ingredients.

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

2. Cut chicken into slices

3. Let chicken sit in your marinade of choice (I chose a lite sodium soy sauce!)

4. Prep and chop your veggies (I chose brussel sprouts, kale & carrots)

  • Wash kale and set aside to dry
  • Chop carrots up
  • Cut Brussel sprouts in half

5. Once chicken has sat in the marinade for a little while (I w

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Vegetables on top of half-cooked chicken

as in a rush and only let it sit for about 10 minutes!) – place in oven safe dish.

       Hint: line the oven safe dish with tin foil – makes for an easier clean up!!

6. Place dish in the oven & let chicken cook about half way (10-15 minutes)

7. Pull the dish out and put kale, carrots & brussel sprouts on top of the chicken. Drizzle olive oil & lightly salt vegetables

8. Put dish with chicken and vegetables back in the oven to bake until chicken is fully cooked (another 10+ minutes) – this lets all the juices cook together! Talk about yum 🙂

9. When it’s done…. ENJOY!

As always, I make sure I have enough food for the week. This made about 3 dinners worth for me. The second night I chose to make brown rice to add some carbs & fiber to the meal to keep me full longer – a girl needs carbs when she’s lifting weights!

Done!

Done!

Try it out and let me know what you think!

xo. P

2014 Fitness Goals

If I set goals, I reach them. No excuses.

Here is a short list of my fitness goals for 2014:

1.  Complete 7 races in the Dover NH Race Series (running the race series with my sister in law makes it even more fun!)

2. Dominate the 10-mile race in August in preparation for….

3. Run the Smuttynose Half Marathon in just about 2 hours (10/5/14 is the day!)

4. Lift weights 3-4 days a week

5. NEVER MISS A MONDAY.

By setting goals, you have something to aim for, something to beat, something to OWN. Own up to them & I promise you, you will feel amazing. Set them, reach them, and feel accomplished.

What are your goals? 

xo. P