Izzy’s Easy Bake Egg Cakes


I tried out a new recipe I decided to whip up today! Let me tell youuuuuu, these are yummmmmmy ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„! I had Moo try them out and she loved them so you even have the toddler seal of approvalโœ”๐Ÿ‘Š! 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 350ยฐF. 

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!



This prep for me was hard


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 ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ! Being a first time mom I had a bit of an adjustment period when I returned to work. My goal was to get my ๐Ÿ‘™bikini๐Ÿ‘™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 ๐Ÿฉdonut๐Ÿฉ 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 ๐Ÿ˜˜.

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฉ! 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฉ 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 ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ. 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 ๐Ÿ‘‘!

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

3 Days Post Op!


Finally free from the hospital.ย  I must say last night was rough. I got home I was tired and in pain (didn’t get my last full dose ofย  pain meds in hospital cuz they tried and my IV blew…yay for me….). I was cranky and way too emotional.ย  My parents called to check up on me and I had a total breakdown explaining to them that it was hard to breathe or talk loud and that my tummy looked like this

When it normally looks like this!

I know it must seem super vain considering I JUST had surgery but when fitness is your job, your passion amd what you absolutely LOVE to do and you can’t do it for 3 months, not to mention you had just been busting ur ass for over 10 weeks (to try and build one) so you could hit the stage at one of the biggest shows in america (Las Vegas Fitness America Weekend) for your Bikini debut it seems a lil moment of frustration is warranted.ย  I am grateful for parents who love me unconditionally and have no shame about putting me in my place when I come to them with shenanigans like this! My moms exact words were “Omg ur stomach will go back to what it wasย  don’t be stupid!!!”…so I woke up today feeling better than yesterday and even got my butt to the store to buy (yet some more) SOUP! I was proud of myself for getting up and out of the house but knew better than to try and load groceries into the car myself so I used the regular checkout at Fry’s instead of self checkout (which always lets me double coupon so you know I would have avoided if at all possible) and asked for help out to the car. Since I am on liquids only, even my pain meds are liquid…(which tastes Oh soooooo NASTY!!) and now I’m back to being drowsy! It’s now 9pm and right about now a handful of my friends are ready to hit the stage at the NPC West Regional Bikini, Figure, Bodybuilding and Physique show in Mesa! Some of them are doing it for their 2nd 3rd or 4th time and some for their very 1st! I’m sad I couldn’t go to the show to cheer them on but in my current state my cheers would be more like whispers lol. So I’m shouting out a huge GOOD LUCK to all my BEASTS!!!I know your gonna kill it. As for me I will spend tomorrow afternoon after my friends baby shower looking for another nearby WBFF show to do in the spring, cuz baybayyyy with my suit I just picked up this week….I’m gonna KILL IT!!! Each day gets better…and tomorrow will be a great one. I am blown away by the outpouring of support from friends and family who have made me feel so loved! And on the other hand I do have to say im pretty disappointed in the people I thought were my friends who haven’t even bothered to check on me. You know what they say people are in your life for a reason, or a season. The season is over and I will continue to surround myself with quality, loving,ย  caring, supportive individuals. I light of recent events I am inspired to add a new bunch of fitness related things to my bucket list, and look forward to crushing them all when i’m cleared to get back at it :-):-) (if you have any suggestions list em in the comment section) I can’t even begin to tell you how much I โ™ก each and every one of you! Thank you all for all you do! Xoxo