Nifty Eats http://niccisniftyeats.com New way of living through food, fitness and fun! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 02:12:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5 Eating Healthy on a Budget http://niccisniftyeats.com/2013/01/19/eating-healthy-on-a-budget/ http://niccisniftyeats.com/2013/01/19/eating-healthy-on-a-budget/#comments Sun, 20 Jan 2013 02:08:38 +0000 Nicci http://niccisniftyeats.com/?p=5791

Look what I found today at my local Dollar Tree. I’ve known they had a frozen section, but figured it was all junk food…Guess not!

Vegetables & Mixed berries

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No more spending three dollars or more on tiny bags of fruit for my morning smoothies. I also found bags of frozen vegetables for quick meals. Some nights, after coming home from the gym, I have no energy or desire to spend hours in the kitchen.

The brand is “Jennifer’s Garden” 100% natural. I steamed a cup of these veggies tonight…turned out nicely with my grilled chicken.

Now, tomorrow I’ll grocery shop for my fresh produce & meats!

How do practice living healthy on a budget?

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Where’d My Blog Mojo Go? http://niccisniftyeats.com/2013/01/08/whered-my-blog-mojo-go/ http://niccisniftyeats.com/2013/01/08/whered-my-blog-mojo-go/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:47:15 +0000 Nicci http://niccisniftyeats.com/2013/01/08/whered-my-blog-mojo-go/

Yep, my blogging mojo disappeared after I started a new position at work. Then I got lazy after work & the gym most days. Yes, I’m making excuses to make myself feel better. Lol

I do miss my blends & try to keep in touch through twitter & other social media networks. Sometimes, I think about deleting this blog…anyone out there??? However, sitting and reminiscing brings back all the good times & fun experiences associated with this blog.

What’s else is new?

I got engaged Christmas morning 2011 & have been planning since. The big day is coming this May!

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Also, I lost my precious furbaby later in the year which was hard for us. Missy was diagnosed with cancer & our time was cut short with her. I am an animal lover & I had Missy since she was 8 weeks…9 joyful years of puppy kisses! Still missing her today.

Later, we decided it was time to adopt a little one…no not kids. A rambunctious little 4 month lab/collie, named Rylee. Boy! Did I forget how hyper puppies can be. Lol (pictures to come)

What’s else has happened?

Working on my fitness, up & downs of losing/gaining. Sadly, it’s back to Square two, I refuse to say one b/c my fitness level is not that bad. I’m still doing FitCamp, a group fitness camp and tracking with Weight Watchers…again. Also, using MyFitnessPal and Sparkpeople for fitness.

Maybe I’ll cook some more nifty recipes or just do fitness & fun; debating on what direction to go with the little blog. Until then I’ll just update mainly on fitness and having fun!

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Challenging Myself http://niccisniftyeats.com/2012/06/14/challenging-myself/ http://niccisniftyeats.com/2012/06/14/challenging-myself/#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2012 07:49:05 +0000 Nicci http://niccisniftyeats.com/2012/06/14/challenging-myself/

Hi friends, I’ve returned to blog!

First I’d like to talk about some new challenges for June!

I saw a special online for Supreme 90 Workout for ($8.99 the set comes with 10 dvds and a nutritional menu by Tosca Reno)! Another blogger friend, had great results after completing it in 30 days. I’m aiming for the full 90 days while incorporating Zumba in the mix!

One thing I like is this program requires dumbbells and a ball. I’m working on getting heavier dumbbells this weekend. I plan on using 10 or 15 pound weights.

I’m nervous and still debating about posting weight & results but I know I need to stay motivated and accountable.

As for the nutrition plan, it’s all clean eating recipes so I will combine it while following the Points Plus Program.
I’ve recently started Weight Watchers again.

Learning portion control took forever but during my maintenance stage of weight loss, I slipped back into old habits. Which has brought me back to semi-starting over in reaching my goal weight.

Day 1 of Supreme 90 workout will start this Sunday!

Has anyone done a similar program such as P90X, Turbo Jam, Insanity, 30 Day Shred?

What were your results, did you enjoy this type of challenge and home workout?

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