Weight Loss Journey Update: Dance Fitness

 

Let, me give you a good laugh at my expense. I feel like when I hit my 20s my body forgot how to move in sync and all my rhythm went out the window. Nevertheless, I got back into my Dance Fitness grind this week.

These cardio routines from Dance Fitness with Jessica saved my life. When I was 223 lbs. working out was the last thing on my mind. Until her “Dark Horse” video popped up on my Facebook newsfeed one evening and changed my world. It made cardio fun. It took me back to my cheerleading and dance days, and best of all it helped me shed over 50 lbs and counting. In the beginning the majority of my fitness routine included Dance Fitness and walking. That’s it. Combine that with eating clean and the weight fell off.

Now let’s fast forward to the present. I am sitting at 169 lbs. I’ve put on a little winter fluff, but that’s OKAY. You are going to have set backs. It’s life. It’s how you handle those set backs and take control of them that matter. In the past if I gained an ounce, I gave up, I threw in the towel. “ This isn’t working…so why try? “ NOW, I take action. My set backs included, losing my job (which in turn threw me into a deep depression), a neck injury and a rotator cuff injury, but I OVER CAME IT ALL!

As I said above I am back to doing Dance Fitness regularly. I try to incorporate Dance Fitness in my fitness routine four times a week, combined with two days in the gym for cardio and lifting. This combined with clean eating has already made a HUGE difference. I am already seeing results. I can’t wait to see what the next few months bring and share my results with you all. I can not tell you how good it feels to be lifting again and part of the gym. I actually enjoy it, a LOT. The old Jamie is laughing hysterically right now. They only thing she lifted was the TV remote….

Also, I started a weight loss group on Facebook if you care to join, you can find it here. My hope is to encourage and inspire others to reach their goals and then reach for the stars. I want to share meal plans, weekly cardio challenges, workout events, and MORE! I have BIG plans, so stay tuned because I have a feeling it’s going to be a good show. Stay healthy y’all and be sure to find me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Snapchat to follow my weight loss journey!

To be continued…

– Jamie Lea

Panko Lime Salmon Patties

As most of you know I am on a weight loss journey, and let’s be honest sometimes it is a struggle to introduce new foods into your diet, let alone foods you are not a big fan of. Me and Salmon aren’t the best of friends. I don’t know if it’s the fact that it was my Paw Paw’s favorite meal, and growing up I felt like I ate it at least once a week, or the fact that I went to a really fancy restaurant one time and my hillbilly ass ordered “Salmon” and it came out still swimming. So, we have a love hate relationship.

However, I was bound and determined to introduce it back into my diet. So, I took an old family recipe and threw a little twist on it, and holy mother of Salmon Patties. These bad boy are GOOD. I may have had one for lunch and dinner. Oops. I promise you can not go wrong with these, and at only 240 calories per patty, uh yea sign me up! You can even replace the Milk with low-fat Milk, substitute the salt and tartar sauce for an even healthier version!

So next time you are craving a burger, or fried seafood, give these a shot. Switch it up. You can thank me later! Check out the full recipe below. Be sure to share it. Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite seafood recipe is. Maybe I will give it a shot next! Let me know if you give these a try. I think I may have them again this week. I’m reverting back to my childhood! Stay healthy y’all and be sure to find me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Snapchat to follow my weight loss journey!

Panko Lime Salmon Patties

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 4.5 oz. cans Pink Salmon
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • few dashes Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Parsley
  • Olive Oil (for frying)
  • 1 Fresh Lime
  • Tartar Sauce (for dipping)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all spices, eggs, milk, salmon, and bread crumbs.

  2. Form mixture into 4 to 5 patties. (Pack well.)
  3. Heat up a skillet and olive oil on high heat.
  4. Fry on each side until each side is well done.
  5. Remove from heat and squeeze fresh lime juice onto each patty.
  6. Serve with tartar sauce and enjoy! 

 

Banana Bread Breakfast Shake

I don’t know about you all, but in the mornings I need easy, and I need on the go. Because school drop off waits for no one! Plus, as many of you know if you follow my blog, I am on a weight loss journey. So, I also need healthy. So this week I whipped up a new shake. I needed something I could just throw in my Ninja or my blender, pour, and run out of the house like a lunatic, throwing back packs, and screaming down the hall, ” did you put on clean underwear?”  Look at me like that’s not how your mornings go. Well this shake met all of those qualification. I wanted to share the recipe with you. In attempts to make your morning routine a little easier as well. I can’t promise all your kids will fall into single file out the door with brushed teeth and matching socks, but you will have a healthy shake in hand mom. What am I talking about my socks don’t match.
Let me know below if you plan to give this shake a try. There is a share button at the top and at the bottom of this post, click that bad boy and share it across social media, especially Pinterest (because, I worked really hard to make it look like I live in a Pinterest house, when I took the photo.) Y’all know the truth. That is one of those highlight reel photos, I tell ya about here. Yes, I just put a shameless plug, in my post about my own post. Don’t you judge me! Anyways, be sure to share with all the other mom out there with busy mornings. Have a terrific morning.
Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup of Plain Almond Milk
  • 1/2 a cup of Vanilla Low Fat Yogurt
  • 1/3 of a cup of Oats
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Ice Cubes

Step by Step:

1. Freeze your banana and ice the night before.
2. Cut up your banana into about inch segments.
3. You can use a blender or Ninja, up to you. Both work fine.
4. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
5. Blend until completely smooth.
6. Add cinnamon to the top of your shake if desired.
7. Serve immediately.
8. Enjoy!
Now I’m off to go try to look like I didn’t just roll out of bed in the school drop off.
– Jamie Lea