Izzy’s Easy Bake Egg Cakes

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I tried out a new recipe I decided to whip up today! Let me tell youuuuuu, these are yummmmmmy 😄😄😄! I had Moo try them out and she loved them so you even have the toddler seal of approval✔👊! For those of you like myself who keep an eye on your macro count these are super macro friendly, easy to make, and you can keep them in the fridge or freeze them and microwave them later! Below is the step by step to what you need to make these yummy breakfast bites:

4 large eggs (whole egg including the yolk)

4 large egg whites

2 slices of turkey bacon (I used Jennie-O)

1/4 cup of Mexican shredded cheese (I used Kroger brand)

1 tsp of minced garlic (I used spice world brand)

1 oz of spinach

1 tbsp of chopped onion (I used yellow)

1/2 cup red bell pepper

Muffin or cupcake pan to hold 12 muffins

Cupcake liners (this way you avoid using cooking spray or oil)

1) Pre heat your oven to 350°F. 

2) In a 2-4 cup measuring cup whisk your eggs and add in your shredded cheese.

3) Chop up your veggies and bacon nice and fine and sauteed them in a pan for 5mins or until the peppers are nice and soft.

4) Toss the sauteed veggie and bacon mix into the measuring cup with your eggs and whisk them together.

5) Add your cupcake liners to your pan and pour the egg mixture in filling each cup 2/3 full. 

6) Bake 15 mins or until the tips are firm or you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.

7) Let them cool on the counter and then enjoy! 

Store them in the fridge or freeze and microwave when your ready to eat!

Do you have any macro friendly recipes that are worth sharing? Comment below!

See you on the flip side!

Xoxo-Izzy

“Stop slacking, start tracking”

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If you have been wanting to hear more about macro tracking aka flex eating aka flex dieting, and how it can help you with your fitness goal, head over to my YouTube page to watch the latest video from the Q & A session on IG Live on April 4th. For more information about how to get started with macro coaching shoot me an email at izzythetrainer@gmail.com

Big box diapers $10 off ends today

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RUNNNNNNNN to your local TRU  (toys r us) or BRU  (babies r us). Giant packs of diapers normally $42.99 are $10 off with this coupon 

which you can print or show on your phone but hurry because it expires after today 3/26. Since it’s a store coupon you can stack it with a manufacturer coupon to increase your savings, Coupons.com has a few printables for pampers and huggies. My Kroger store sent me a $5 off coupon so I used both plus a left over gift card to end up paying only $29.06 OOP for a 124 pack of diapers 😲! 


 The Moo is potty training so we have been using pull ups but I decided this weekend to try her in the Huggies Little Mover Slip On Diaper pants which pull  on and off like pull ups but absorb like diapers! Since she is tall but lean for her age the oull uos fit too big but these one’s come in diaper sizes so they fit her much better plus she loves that they have Mickey Mouse on them 😃. So far so good! I haven’t tried them at night yet so we will see how they hold up tonight. 

What kind of pull ups/diapers are/were your favorite while potty training your LO’s? See you on the flip side.

Xoxo-Izzy

The first step is admitting you have a problem…

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Ok so one thing I know for sure is that once you have a kid your car turns into an endless storage of sippy cups, strollers, car seat accessories etc. The trunk of my car has quite frankly evolved into a hoarders nest 🤣🤣🤣! To make matters worse since they charge for bags at the grocery stores here in Cali I have started storing extra large reusable bags in my trunk for my weekly grocery shopping. 

The first step is admitting you have a problem so here it is, I am a trunk hoarder! When browsing amazon I came across this #bigant trunk/backseat organizer and got super excited! This solves a lot of my problems. I ordered it and with free 2 day shipping with Amazon Prime I got it today. Now that I finally decided to clean out my trunk I refused to wait another day so I set it up and got to it. The first thing I noticed was the fact that not only doed it have an insulated pocket that can keep food hot or cool, but it is also collapsible so when you aren’t using it you can pack it up and store it! The color is nice and dark so it shouldn’t show too much dirt (which is awesome cuz I know my stroller tires will rub against it). It is large enough to keep most items out of the way but also small enough to keep in your back seat making the cooler pocket  accessible for road trips😃😄! All in all I am very pleased with my purchase and the price point is great! You can get yours here:

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Ant-Car-Trunk-Organizer/dp/B01J1D20GS

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Potty Training Must Haves

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Ok the time has finally come to legit start potty training the moo! She will begin next week so keep your fingers crossed for me! We are stocked up on #pullups and have our potty training must haves on the way! For those of you who have already gone through this please share some tips with me, like pull ups vs easy ups vs undies what worked best for you, taking the kid to the potty every 20 mins vs having them sit there and giving them something to drink while on it, there is so much to know my brain is exploding LOL?! Pray for us during this time of transition if you know the moo you know she will find a way to cause shenanigans for sure!

For the moms like me who are entering that time of toddlerhood check out the following items on amazon! You can use the promocode GETBKN10 on each item to save 10%!

Potty seat blue

Potty seat pink

Baby and kids step stool blue

Baby and kids step stool pink

and for those pesky nails that grow faster than the speed of light check out the Baby nail file

See you on the flip side.

Xoxo-Izzy

Charge me up!

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Loving this #Aimilar carcharger/fmtransmitter I can charge both my phone and ipod @the same time a must for a group ex instructor on the go. Charge speed is faster than my other car charger.  The manual and screwn are in another language so I havent figured out the fm transmitter portion yet but so far im loving the other features 😍 get yours at http://amzn.to/2kz82id #rankboosterreview #sponsored

This prep for me was hard

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Let me clarify because I know some people will read this and think….”umm I saw you eating pizza and BBQ 2 weeks before your show”. When I say it was hard I don’t mean the food part per say I just mean it was more difficult for me than my last show prep. 2 years and a bit ago I hit the stage for the first time to compete in the bikini division of a fitness competition, just 8 months after having surgery on my esophagus. After taking the stage for the first time August 2014 I decided I would do an NPC show November of that year. Then BAM! October 2014 I found out I was pregnant so the November 2014 show was out of the question. Fast forward to June 2015. After having Marlee I knew I would work towards competing again. I wanted to show women that having a baby doesn’t mean you can’t also have a smoking body 🔥🔥🔥! Being a first time mom I had a bit of an adjustment period when I returned to work. My goal was to get my 👙bikini👙body back, but also to breastfeed until Marlee turned 1. Fitting in time for extra workouts outside my fulltime job and teaching 4 classes per week was difficult especially because since March Donald has been working in LA during the week so it is just Marlee, Foxy and I at home. While other competitors were at the gym on their lunch breaks pumping iron, I was in the change room at work pumping breast milk for my kid every 3 hours. Instead of adding in workouts during the day I forced myself to maximize the workouts I was doing while I taught. I increased my weights in BODYPUMP, I got MMA gloves  to wear during BODYCOMBAT (3oz may sound like nothing but I could physically see and feel the change to my shoulders). 

The breastfeeding worked in my favor allowing me to burn an extra 500 calories per day on top of what I normally burned. Fueling my body became different. In order to maintain a good #boobjuice supply I needed to make sure my diet contained a good amount of fats, protein and carbs and water! Another thing I learned quickly was there are little to no supplements you can take while breastfeeding. I could no longer enjoy my usual pre or post workout shakes, the BCAA’s that I would normally drink during my workouts were out of the question (it’s shocking how many labels say do not consume while pregnant or nursing). I found a protein powder that was acceptable at Costco but to be honest it tasted a lot like dirt so I had to make sure to eat my proteins instead of drinking it (which is hard because I still get full quickly, a symptom of having Achalasia).

My diet stayed pretty much the same from November until about June when I was finished with the breastfeeding. After Marlee’s 1st birthday I had successfully weaned her off (that’s a whole nother blog post) and was free to go back to my supps. I am a 🍩donut🍩 lover and was free to enjoy them on a regular basis until 2 weeks before my show when I switched up my macros. I lowered my fats and my carbs dropped from 300g per day to about 285g. I practiced posing with Nicole and Krista during quick breaks at work, with the help and feedback of Deidre and Jade 😘.

Fast forward to peak week. I began to cut my water down and took Expel (a diuretic to help pull water). The day of the show I woke up with a massive migraine which I believe to be a side effect of the Expel. Backstage I literally felt like there was a few times I was going to pass out. I would stand up and instantly break into a sweat which was crazy considering I didn’t have much water left in me to sweat out 😩! I continued to sip my water but nothing would help. Finally I decided to lay down on the cold floor and put my feet up which made a world of difference. It was nearing time to go on stage so I changed into my suit and was headed to go get a tan touch up (yes even black ppl gt competition spray tans). The tanning ppl were gone for the night….(how nice my tan was looking crazy and so was Nicole’s). 

It was time to pump up, as I was putting my shoes on Donald was calling my phone to tell me they were calling for me to get in line with my class and we were next up….wtf we weren’t supposed to go on for another 20-30mins 😱. I threw my shoes and jewlery on and got in line, there was no time to eat my second rice cake, no time to do my pump up routine of curls, rear delt fly’s, shoulder presses, lateral raises etc. So I did wall pushups until it was time to go out on stage. The class before us was on and about to get off when BAM…here comes an esophagus spasm (freaking Achalasia can’t let me just be great) I snagged a cup of water and put on my stage face and strutted out there! I got first call outs and was moved into the middle in my novice class so I was excited getting off stage. Since I competed in 2 classes when we got off stage after the Novice class it was time to get back in line for the open class…again no time to pump up no time for my rice cake 😩 my glutes were cramping my quads were shaky and my legs wanted to give out but I pushed thru it (this is the part you train for, this is the part that matters, this is the fun part!) This was a stacked class so when I got first call outs again I was excited but I didn’t get moved anywhere so  this made me nervous.

Saturday time for finals. We did our individual model walks and lined up to hear who placed. I took home 2nd place in the Bikini Novice D class (the classes are ordered by height so I was in the last class for both divisions #amazonwomen) and 3rd place in the Bikini Open E class. The feedback I got from the judges was to work on my front pose which is an easy fix! I was excited about my placing and I qualified for nationals which is awesome sauce. This show was a much bigger one than my first show waaaaay more competitors and better competition, lots of girls with muscle which was great 👌👌👌. I felt that I had a better physique this time around even though I had a baby just over one year ago. The girl who took first in my open class was a teenager (literally…she competed in the teen division earlier that night) her posing was great and she looked awesome and the girl who placed ahead of me in second had won her pro card at my first show and is an IFPA Bikini Pro, not sure if she had to give up her pro card to compete in NPC or not?….so I was pumped about placing 3rd! But you better believe that at my next show I’m coming for the 1st place crown 👑!

I am so blessed to have great friends who always show support and an amazing husband who will always do whatever it takes to help me be my best!

When Marlee grows up and looks at pics of my show I hope she is proud of what her mom did and I hope it teaches her that you can do anything if you put in the work!

Here are my progress pics from Nov 2015-July 16, 2016

See ya on the flip side.
Xoxo- Izzy