BBQ Pulled Pork And Fresh Pineapple Pico De Gallo

The easiest BBQ pulled pork comin’ at ya with fresh pineapple Pico De Gallo!

 

If there is one thing you must know about me it’s that when I’m  in the kitchen, more often than not, I do not measure things. I eyeball just about everything and I’ve done it for years! LOL.  I know what you’re thinking…. Yes, it has gotten me into trouble a few times but no, I have not stopped doing it.

I also adjust all recipes to taste. 

For the pulled pork you will need:

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About 2 teaspoons of Paprika

About 1/2 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce

About 1 teaspoon Salt/Pepper to taste

About 1/2 Cup Water

For the Pineapple Pico de gallo you will need:

About 1/2  a Pineapple, in small cubes

2 Roma Tomatoes, in small cubes

The juice from half a large lime- to taste

1 clove of fresh garlic, minced

1 Jalapano, rinsed, seeded and minced

Salt/Pepper to taste

Cooking the pulled pork:

Place pork tenderloin, paprika, BBQ Sauce, and Salt/Pepper in crock pot on high for 6 hours.

Reduce heat to low, shred pork, cook on low for 1 more hour.

Whipping together pineapple pico:

Combine pineapple, tomato, jalapeño and garlic. Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste

 

Products I’m Trying And Loving

Coconut oil: Lately I have been working on getting more healthy fats into my diet. I like to add a tablespoon of coconut oil to my smoothie every morning. Handful of frozen fruit, water or almond milk, coconut oil, protein powder, collagen, flax seeds, and spinach. I always reach for cold pressed and unrefined coconut oil. 465601_1

Vital Collagen: You guys…this stuff is the real deal. I have noticed lots of new hair growth on my head, my nails grow so fast, my eyebrows are out of control and I have to shave every other day when I used to shave maybe once every two weeks. It’s flavorless so I add it to my shake or orange juice in the mornings.

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Reishi Tincture: This stuff is…interesting BUT I really, really like it. It makes you feel very calm. I am all about natural medicine and will basically try anything after doing my research. You can read about some of the benefits here. The Etsy shop is called NorthCoveMushrooms. If you are feeling any kind of imbalance or you need some help sleeping, this stuff if your friend! In fact, I used to take this in the mornings with my smoothie but it was making me feel sleepy so I take it before bed now.

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 Coty Airspun  face brightening powder is goooood. I don’t really wear much make up but when I do, I like to brighten my under eyes because I have hereditary dark circles. It’s $6 and you can thank me later ;). You can get it on Amazon but I found it slightly cheaper at my local grocery store. I have the color Translucent.

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Flaxseed: Like I mentioned above I love just about all things natural medicine. I truly believe the power of a healthy diet is underestimated and food is medicine. I have been working really hard to filter out about 90% of sugar and processed foods from my diet and when I can include healthier options. Flaxseed in my smoothie is a game changer. At first I wasn’t too sure I’d enjoy the taste, I read about how they have an earthy taste and some people try to mask the flavor but they actually go really well with the other ingredients in my smoothie! I encourage you to research the benefits and try them in your protein shake or smoothie.

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26 Minute Home Workouts- Week 6

Week 6! You’ve completed 6/8 weeks in the program! I’ve added a few new exercises this week. It is important to make sure your form is perfect and to perform the exercises slow and controlled. If you have any questions please reach out to me. Go kill it this week!

M – 3 Rounds

30 Band pumps leaned back/ 30 upright/ 30 leaned forward

12 Dumbbell swings

8 Each leg Step Ups

15  10 lb Squat thrusts

25 Jumping Jacks 

30 Second High knees in place 

 

T- 3 Rounds

15 Chair dips

30 Second High knees in place

15 Squats to Sumo Squats

12 Overhead Tricep Extensions 

20 Bicep curls 

20 Jumping Jacks

20 Imaginary line jumps

 

 W- 3 rounds

30 Band pumps leaned back/ 30 upright/ 30 leaned forward

10 Overhead press 

10 DB Upright Row

10 Each leg Jump Lunge

10 Each leg RDL

20 Weighted Deadlift

45 Second wall sit

 

Th – 3 rounds

15 Body Squats 

18 Jump squats

15 Bicep Curl to Shoulder Press 

30 Sit ups

20 Second ab flutters 

1 Minute plank

  F- 3 Rounds

30 second high knees in place

15 front squats 

30 mountain climbers

30 second butt kicks in place 

20 10lb RDL

10 Jump squats 

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5 Burpees

10 Weighted Deadlifts

6 Burpees

10 Weighted Deadlifts 

7 Burpees

10 Weighted Deadlifts 

8 Burpees

10 Weighted Deadlifts 

8 Burpees

10 Weighted Deadlifts 

Su

Rest/stretch/ go for a long walk/run

 

 

26 Minute Home Workouts- Week 5

Week 5 home workouts! Remember, these workouts can be done ANYWHERE! Your home, the park, your backyard, during your 30 minute lunch break, while your kid is at soccer practice, etc. Go get it!

M – 3 Rounds

30 Band pumps leaned back/ 30 upright/ 30 leaned forward

15 Body Squats 

12 Dumbbell swings

15  10 lb Squat thrusts

30 Frog pumps

10 Each leg reverse curtsy lunge

 

T- 3 Rounds

10 Push ups- fall to your knees if needed

15 Chair dips

15 Lateral raises /15 front raises

12 Overhead Tricep Extensions 

20 Bicep curls 

20 Jumping Jacks

7 Burpees

 

 W- 3 rounds

30 Band pumps leaned back/ 30 upright/ 30 leaned forward

15 Second 10 lb front squats

10 Each leg curtsy lunge

10 Each leg hamstring raises

20 Body squats

45 Second wall sit

 

Th – 3 rounds

15 Jumping Jacks

18 Jump squats

15 Chair dips

30 Sit ups

30 Toe touches (legs up in the air)

1 Minute plank

 

  F- 3 Rounds

30 second high knees

15 front pulse squats 

30 mountain climbers

10 Each leg chair step ups

20 10lb RDL

10 Burpees 

 

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4 Burpees

10 Weighted Deadlifts

5 Burpees

10 Weighted Deadlifts 

6 Burpees

10 Weighted Deadlifts 

7 Burpees

10 Weighted Deadlifts 

8 Burpees

10 Weighted Deadlifts 

Su

Rest/stretch/ go for a long walk/run

 

 

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I love doing these gift guides because it’s fun to share ideas that are tailored toward specific people in your life. I have always given my mom my love and a last minute gift idea for Mother’s Day but not this year! This woman is getting spoiled with lots of love and gifts! Here are some fun suggestions that I think any mom or special woman in your life would adore!

Converse because what mom can’t rock a crisp new clean pair of chucks! My mom just recently messaged us saying she wants a pair of Converse because her Keds “just aren’t cutting the mustard”. So here ya go mom, a pair of virtual Converse, just for you! 😉 I found some here for $38 and free shipping!

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I am overly obsessed with my letter board. It is the perfect way to describe your feelings without having to speak and for moms, that sounds pretty ideal. They are a fun addition to a house or office and they come in all different shapes and sizes so they can fit on a shelf or a desk. I’ve linked my exact letter board here that comes with everything you need or there are a number of great options at stores like Hobby Lobby and Amazon.

 

I love everything on the Scentsy website and wish I could buy it all! I think these wax warmers make such awesome gifts and could basically go in every room in the house. There are so many different ones to choose from and if wax warmers aren’t your thing they have diffusers, soaps, lotions, etc. The Blueberry Cheesecake scent is to die for. (SO good)

 

These Kendra Scott earnings are a splurge but so cute! If you have siblings, these earrings would be an awesome gift to split between y’all to make them a little cheaper for each person. They are so fun and stylish!

 

A super cute alternative to these Kendra Scott earrings are these tassel earrings I have from Etsy. I came across these last year and absolutely had to have them. They are so fun for a sporting event or a college game day and they are a much cheaper option! The Etsy Shop is called PearlAndShineJewelry.

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Nothing says love like a framed picture of a special moment. My mom got our whole family tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game last Christmas and we took a family picture that is one of my favorite pictures we’ve ever taken +Ryan and Eric. I want to have it blown up and framed for her house. Something like this is so meaningful, easy to do, and not very expensive. I’ll share once I have it completed! I love both of these frames from Amazon.

 

The last thing I want to share is the idea of making something lovely for the special woman in your life. For example, making/buying a card with a hand written note inside, finding a DIY project online, or waking up early to make her breakfast in bed. Often times these are the best gifts to receive because they are so thoughtful!

Good luck on your Mother’s Days gift hunt! I hope this gift guide gave you a little inspiration for the gift you pick out for your mom. My mama is so special and even though I don’t tell her everyday, she is the woman I aspire to be and I look up to her so much. ❤

 

26 Minute Home Workouts-Week 4

WEEK 4- The halfway point! Keep rockin’ it! This week I will post myself doing these workouts on my blog. This should help if you are confused about a certain exercise or if you just need some extra motivation! 

M – 3 Rounds

30 Band pumps leaned back/ 30 upright/ 30 leaned forward

15 second jump lunge

30 second laying toe touches

15  10 lb Squat thrusts

30 Frog pumps

10 Each leg reverse curtsy lunge

15 Each leg step ups on chair

30 Second body squats (aim for 30)

 

 T- 3 Rounds

10 Push ups- fall to your knees if needed

15 Lateral raises /15 front raises

15 Deadlift holding weight

20 Bicep curls 

10 Each leg Reverse curtsy lunge

15 Chair dips

15 Overhead tricep extensions 

7 Burpees

 

 W- 3 rounds

45 Second 10 lb front squat

10 Each leg curtsy lunge

20 hip thrusters-feet elevated 

30 Body squats

30 Band pumps leaned back/ 30 upright/ 30 leaned forward

45 Second wall sit

 

T – 3 rounds

15 Each leg reverse curtsy lunge

30 Jump squats

15 Chair dips

8 Tricep push up

30 Sit ups

30 Toe touches (legs up in the air)

30 Chair jump squats

1 Minute plank

30 Band pumps leaned back/ 30 upright/ 30 leaned forward

 

 F- 4 Rounds

30 second high knees

15 front pulse squats 

30 mountain climbers

10 Each leg chair step ups

20 10lb RDL

10 Burpees 

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3 Burpees

10 Each leg single leg hip thrust with weight

4 Burpees

10 Each leg single leg hip thrust with weight

5 Burpees

10 Each leg single leg hip thrust with weight

6 Burpees

10 Each leg single leg hip thrust with weight

7 Burpees

10 Each leg single leg hip thrust with weight

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Rest/stretch/ go for a long walk/run

 

 

Booty Growth- How Long Does It Take?

What a hot topic! I’d go as far to say that 99% of females I talk to about fitness say something about changing their butts. Anything from “I want a bigger butt” to ” I want to tone my butt” and if I’m talking to males it’s comments like “she has a nice butt or damn look at her ass” I mean honestly think about it. Would it be crazy to say that butts are everything? They’re all over social media, in magazines, the focus of many workout programs, etc. OK. Butts are everything.

So… How long does it take to grow your booty. Honestly it depends. (Insert huge SIGH here) It depends on what ya momma gave ya(and your dad), what you’re eating, how often you’re eating, how you are lifting, how often you’re lifting, etc.

It really is quite simple. Your glutes are just like any other muscle. You have to consistently train them for them to grow. There are specific exercises you can do to focus on building your glutes but you absolutely have to stay disciplined in training them. Sure you are going to develop some muscle in 4 weeks but in order to have the butt of your dreams, you have to stay consistent for much longer than 4 weeks.  That’s not to discourage you! I am just trying to help you understand that you have to be determined and dedicated for more than 4 weeks to have noticeable changes in your glutes.

Consistency is key! 

You have to eat enough calories in order for your booty to grow. In my personal experience (and this may not apply for everyone) I have noticed the most glute growth when I eat at a surplus. Meaning, I am eating more calories than I would normally be eating if I was trying to lose weight or maintain my weight. I am also lifting heavy weight. When I eat more, I have way more motivation and energy to get into the gym and lift hard!

If it is your goal to grow your booty, here is my best advice:

  • Do your research. Find the best glute focused exercises. Some examples of these would be hip thrusters, squats, sumo dead lifts, Glute ham raises, heavy lunges, and resistance band exercises. Workout hard! 3x a week lift that booty off. Obviously I cannot tailor this blog post to specific people but do your research. If you are new to the gym ease into it. Perfect your form. That is THE most important thing you can do.
  • Eat. Eat. Eat. Im telling you, EAT! Focus on good nutrition.
  • Rest. Rest is very important. I understand you want that booty to grow. Rest is going to get you there.
  • Focus on single leg exercises. I personally notice a lot of fatigue in my booty when I do 70/30 “single leg” exercises. Meaning 70% of my weight on one leg and 30% of my weight on the other leg.
  • Make an  8 week scheduled and stick to it. Once you get the hang of it and you are being consistent, that booty will grow!
  • Don’t waste your money on programs that promise to grow your butt in X amount of weeks. Educate yourself. The internet is FULL of information that can help you reach your goals.

Best of luck growin’ that booty. And remember you already have a nice butt…you’re just making it nicer! 😉