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January 25, 2016

21 Day Fix {Week 2} – 2016

So I have to say this week was much easier than last week, and by easier I mean it became more of a habit. Sometimes the hardest part is just starting! As great as last week went, it was a struggle to get back in the swing of things. BUT this week went great! I tracked ALL my food and didn’t miss a workout! I also stuck with meal prep and had some fun in the kitchen too!

Weightloss Update:
This week I am down 1 pound! YAY My goal has been to lose 1-2 lbs per week, that way its slow and steady and maintainable. That makes 3 lbs lost so far.

21 day fix - recap - alesha haley #21dayfix #mealprep
Meal prep has been pretty easy lately, I made some crockpot shredded BBQ pork, then steamed veggies and a quinoa and kale mix. I got it from Aldi and I am pretty obsessed with it! It’s steam in a bag, so it is so quick to make ahead! Breakfast was pretty much eggs OR a shake. Have y’all had the Sweet Kale salad mix from Publix? OMG I am obsessed! I could pretty much eat it every day, Kale on its own can be pretty bitter, but this salad mix has cranberries, seeds, and a poppyseed dressing and its SOOOO GOOD! I don’t make it ahead because it gets soggy, but I would make enough just for 1 day.

meal Prep - 21 day fix // alesha haley #21dayfix #mealprep
I have to say I am not usually a pork fan, unless its from Sonny’s or a really good BBQ place, BUT this was so yummy!!! It was so tender because I made it in the crockpot for about 8 hours. So it was VERY flavorful. Also I get alot of questions about my food staying fresh for 5 days.. and the answer is YES. I don’t freeze any of my lunches, and they al last in the fridge for 5 days.

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So y’all know I LOVE everything Chocolate, especially my vegan shakeo BUT I had some extra shakeology packets so I used them this week to make a post workout smoothie! Sooooo good! I added 1 cup of frozen strawberries, half a banana, some milk,  dollop of greek yogurt and 1 packet of strawberry shakeology and it was super refreshing!

21 day fix Dinners // alesha haley #21dayfix #hummuschicken

Dinners this week weren’t quite as exciting as last week LOL But I did make my Buffalo Chicken Pizzas twice HAHA! They are sooo yummy y’all!! You can find my Pizza recipe HERE. So since I can’t just live off buffalo chicken (or can I?!) I did some hummus crusted chicken with a side salad (kale kit) and mashed cauliflower. YUMO! I love doing mashed cauliflower because its a great way to still get a “healthy carb” if you are already out of your yellow containers for the day.

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These Green Giant Cauliflower crumbles make it so easy! Just steam in a bag and then add garlic, 2 TB of butter and some milk and blend in a blender. Now mine were just a tad too THIN, so I added some oat flour to thicken them up. You can get these crumbles at Target & Walmart.

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Man I have really been getting good use out of my crockpot lately! I made this yummy chicken fajita soup and we ate it for about 3 days LOL I literally just threw some chicken breasts, low sodium taco seasoning packet, corn, black beans, chickpeas, onions, and garlic, and low sodium chicken stock in my crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. Then shred chicken with a fork and place back in for about 30 minutes. Served with some blue corn chips, greek yogurt and cheese, YUMO!

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I told you I could live on buffalo chicken LOL I made buffalo chicken for my week 3 meal prep and had some leftover, so for dinner last night we had Buffalo Chicken Bowls. Layered some spinach, quinoa, avocado, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cheese, chicken, tomatoes and greek yogurt ranch. Was seriously so good!!! Y’all have to make this! So food this week was ON POINT! I am proud of myself for tracking all my food for the past two weeks. I also said no to CARROT CAKE and BROWNIES this weekend!!! WHAT?! Yep, YAY for being strong!

One of my weaknesses is sweets, so I really want to make sure I stay on track and only make my healthy desserts 2-3 times per week. Since I already used them during the week, I avoided all the sweets this weekend. I was super proud of myself!

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Enough about food let’s talk workouts and how adorable Annabelle is LOL. So this was my 2nd week back running and I can honestly say its been going GREAT! I am doing 21 day fix workouts 3 times a week and running 3 days. It’s hard sometimes pushing Annabelle in the stroller only because anything past 10 minutes she gets pretty bored. BUT I bring lots of snacks and we point out all the cars, planes and flowers LOL. I have also been going on my runs and then taking her to the park, so its been fun to just get outside and run to the park, can we talk about what a big girl she is going down the slide by herself?!

Okay and I just have to brag on her real quick, because on Wednesday it was FREEZING y’all, okay maybe not blizzard cold like Up north, but for Florida, it was NUTS! And I did NOT feel like running, and I even started and was like OMG I don’t want to do this, maybe I’ll only do two. BUT my schedule said I needed to do 3, so at mile 2 I was pretty over it and then Annabelle just reached up and grabbed my hand! OMG it was just what I needed (and she NEVER holds our hand) it pushed me and reminded me WHY I am doing this. To be at my best for HER! She is my reason for being healthy, she is what motivates me everyday!

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My dad and I also met again on Saturday and did our long run, it went great! It was COLD y’all, but we pushed through and actually had our fastest mile at the end! AND earlier in the week I got down to a 10 minute mile, which is HUGE because just last week I was running a 13 minute mile! It’s amazing how quickly you can improve with running, I really showed myself that even though I haven’t been running for over a year, that if I am consistent, I can stick to my goals!


I also uploaded a video this week to my Youtube, where I talk about how to deal with PCOS and losing weight! I give some tips on what to focus on and share my own experience. I have to say it feels so good getting back to being consistent and it REALLY helps so much with keeping my PCOS in check. You can watch my Full Video HERE.

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All in all this week went great and I am proud of myself for sticking to it!
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8 Comments

  • Corie

    I have the 21 day fix workouts already but was interested in the shakeology? How does it taste? Is that what you have for your breakfast or is it just after workout?

    January 25, 2016 at 4:49 pm Reply
    • alesha_haley@yahoo.com

      I LOVE the chocolate vegan! I have it for breakfast usually then I just got the recovery drink that I drink post workout, its strictly a protein powder.. I also just ordered the cafe latte so I will let you know how that one tastes too!

      March 4, 2016 at 2:56 pm Reply
  • Jessica @ Prayers and Apples

    Hi Alesha, I love your site! 🙂 Quick meal prep question: I’ve tried prepping a full week of meals in the past (and everything looks pretty!) but I always worry if it’s ok for all of those different types of food (i.e., chicken, veggies, sweet potato) to sit in a container together for five days? Also, do you feel like your Friday/Saturday food doesn’t taste as good (or is a little gross)? The reason I’m asking: I’m preparing to Jamie Eason’s LiveFit 12 Week plan (your posts are so inspiring!!) and I know meal prep is a huge part of it. Also: Do you get sick of eating cold food every meal except dinner? It seems like it would be annoying/messy to just take out certain foods from the tupperware to re-heat? Ah, sorry for rambling!! LOL Would love, love, LOVE to hear all your thoughts on this! 🙂 Thanks soooo much! xo 🙂

    January 29, 2016 at 10:24 am Reply
    • alesha_haley@yahoo.com

      So for me, my food always last 5 days, anything over is iffy.. I usually always eat everything within the 5 days, but if anything gets to 6-7 days and it looks or smells funny I throw it out. But I have gotten pretty good about it. And so awesome you are doing the Jamie Eason program! You will love it! And my lunches for the live fit were not cold, actually probably all my food through out the day was heated in the microwave.

      February 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm Reply
      • Jessica @ Prayers and Apples

        Thanks so much! 🙂 My first week is under wraps and I’m loving it – thx so much for the tips (I’m not the best in the kitchen lol) Have a great day! xo

        February 7, 2016 at 10:49 am Reply
    • alesha_haley@yahoo.com

      Hey Jessica!

      YEP I meal prep 5 meals and they stay in the fridge, with no problems. On saturdays and sundays I usually have leftovers for lunches..
      I would say if you are worried about freshness to freeze some of your meals. And I now have tiny plastic containers that I reuse to put things like
      spinach that don’t have to be reheated, so I can remove them before I pop the rest of the tupperware in the microwave 🙂
      Hope that helps!

      March 4, 2016 at 2:55 pm Reply
  • Brooke Long

    Hi Alesha. I read your whole blog and just wanted to say I think you are so inspirational!! Have you thought about doing 21 day fix extreme? It’s more intense but it’s great!! Especially after you have done 21 day fix!! And also pizza is my favorite meal. We would order pizza at least once a week till I decided I was gaining to much weight and wanted to start eating healthy again plus my husband had 3 heart attacks in two weeks so I wanted to make sure I was feeding him healthy food. Also I have an over weight daughter who is 14 and weighs 207 lbs. she lived with her dad in Cali since 2009 and he wouldn’t help with her diet. She recently came to live with me so we’re taking the 21 day fix journey together. It’s been 4 days and she’s lost 2 lbs. any ways back to the pizza. Sorry.
    I made cauliflower crusted pizza they LOVE it. I was pretty surprised!! My body has a love hate relationship with any bread or noodles. so I try to stay away. But if you haven’t tried that you should. Your gonna love it!! It was fun reading your blog. Thank you for your great advice and inspiration

    January 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm Reply
    • alesha_haley@yahoo.com

      Awesome! I have thought about the extreme, its def on my list for sure!! I have tried the cauliflower pizza before.. its SOOOO good!!!

      February 1, 2016 at 6:11 pm Reply

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