Are you ready to THRIVE?

Some of you may have heard about the Thrive Experience by Le-Vel, but I am here to tell you more! I am now a distributor and currently taking the 8-week Thrive Experience! This breakthrough in the health and fitness world can not only help you reach your goals in the gym, but also financially! By signing up as a distributor you can save money on your Thrive products, earn CASH REWARDS for sales made by you and your team, and earn bonuses that could include an iPad or even a new car!

Please visit this linkmac_kenz5.Le-Vel.com, watch the video and contact me if you are interested at Kenzie.Wilson@okstate.edu

Sunshine Smoothie

Happy Labor Day everyone! Hope you’re having a safe and happy holiday. A little update on myself: I’ve lost 3 pounds since I moved to college 3 weeks ago, and 10 pounds since I began my journey in June! Halfway to my goal and I’m feeling so great!
Today I came up with this delicious smoothie perfect for when you need a healthy sweet treat!

Sunshine Smoothie Ingredients
10oz water
1 scoop vanilla protein
1/4 c almonds
2 tbsp shredded coconut
1/2 c frozen peaches
1/2 c frozen pineapple chucks

Blend together and add ice as needed! Approximately 375 calories and will certainly brighten your day!

Breakfast To Go

One of the most difficult things about dieting is meal preparation. Healthy meals usually take more time to create which is why fast food is a much easier option. That is why I have come up with the quickest breakfast to take on the go, and guess what.. It’s DELICIOUS!

This is a super simple combination I’ve created that takes a maximum of 5 minutes to prepare, but is only 255 calories, 0 sugar, and 55 g of protein!

The Reece’s Puff Protein shake contains the following:
1 serving of chocolate whey isolate
2 tbsp PB2(powdered peanut butter)
Water and/ice

Mix in a blender or your shaker bottle for a quick, nutritious breakfast on the go!

Back to School!

Long time no see! Toward the end of summer I got very busy preparing for a big move and a start at my new school. I am very proud to announce I will be attending Oklahoma State University and majoring in dietetics, GO POKES! This is a great opportunity to learn more about nutrition and become a registered dietician so I can follow my dreams of helping myself others reach their health and fitness goals! Now that I am settled in and have a set schedule I will be more frequent with my posts, so stay tuned for more recipes, exercise tips, and inspiration from #Nutriversity!

Also, send me your ideas, recipes, and transformation pictures @ Kenzie.wilson@okstate.edu

Tips for the Traveling Fittie

After spending a weekend with my friends in San Marcos I realized staying on track with diet and exercise while traveling is one of the most difficult things to do. I’ve come up with a few tips for adjusting to your lifestyle while on the road!

1) Roadtrips make you hungry and gas station food is generally not healthy. The best way to refrain from snacking on salty or sweet foods is to drink! Water, water, and more water! You might have to stop to use the restroom more frequently, but it’s worth the trade! If it’s a long trip I suggest snacks such as beef jerky, carrots, celery, or other crunchy veggies, sunflower seeds or pistachios. Also, different flavors of sugar free gum will help curb your appetite!

2) Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but DON’T forget to get a workout in. Take it from someone who stayed out all night and slept all day for 5 days straight, it will set you back big time! Even if it’s only a 30 minute jog down the road, get a little exercise in every day so the rebound workout when you get back home doesn’t kill you.

3) Beer=belly I blame alcohol for my weight gain my first semester of college and if you have a weight loss goal beer, wine, and liquor cannot be a factor in the equation. However, life happens and sometimes it’s okay to let loose a little. I suggest drinking liquor with either water or a zero calorie mixer but be prepared for the consequences the next day, a hangover and some bloating. You can reduce the chances of these by drinking a ton of water before, during, and after consuming alcoholic beverages.

I hope this tips will help you while traveling this summer!

My Personal Story

Good morning, friends! I would like to share with you the story of my weight roller coaster. Growing up I never worried about my weight. I was involved with competitive cheerleading year round as well as school sports like volleyball and track. However, in high school I had 3 surgeries within two years which threw my metabolism out of wack! After multiple diets and workout plans I saw little change, so I turned to crash dieting. I would “fast” or eat 600 calories or less for weeks at a time. I won’t lie, I dropped weight quick, but after a year at Texas State I had gained all the weight back.. The abominable freshman 15. I decided enough was enough, I moved back home June 1st and began the 21 Day Fix program (http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/21-day-fix-simple-fitness-eating.do) and have made tremendous progress! I’ve already lost 5 pounds and can fit in my old shorts again! The 21 Day Fix videos combined with weight training, extra cardio, and a healthy, NOT CRASH diet have changed my body in just a few short weeks. During this time I have been inspired to share my recipes and fitness knowledge with others and inspire them to make a healthy lifestyle change.

Thanks for reading! Feedback on all posts is welcome, and share your progress!

Cheerfully,

MacKenzie Wilson

Poppin’ Peppers

Ingredients
Fresh jalapeños
Hummus
Corn
Rotel
Grilled chicken
Low fat cheese

Half and scrape the seeds out of the jalepeños. Mix hummus, cheese, corn, rotel, and grilled chicken(this is a great way to use leftovers!) in a bowl, then spoon into the jalepeño halves. Place on a pan in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes or on the grill. This super simple recipe is a great snack or appetizer for parties!

Fighting the freshman 15.