Friday, April 12, 2013

healthy living ~ food substitutions, workout attire, and something to help you #backthatazzup

happy friday lovlies.
i hope you have enjoyed my healthy living series this week on the ol' blog.  i enjoy getting the chance to help others live a healthy lifestyle.

today i'm going to show you some great tips on substituting certain foods for healthier choices, and give you some cute workout attire.

i mean come on you gotta look good while you're getting fit right?

eating healthy isn't as hard as it seems.  there are so many things you can do that will cut calories, and still give you the amount of nutrients you need.  for example: substituting certain foods for others can make a HUGE difference in your diet.  check out some of my favorite food substitutions. (as i sit here at my desk eating a breakfast pizza. don't judge, it's my cheat day lol)

these are just a few of the many food items that you can substitute for others.
my favorite is low fat greek yogurt!  we have stopped using sour cream and we now use greek yogurt for tacos, baked potatoes, and many other food items.

the other night we made one of our favorites for supper: turkey tacos!

we used ground turkey instead of ground beef, whole wheat wraps instead of plain white wraps, spinach for lettuce, greek yogurt for sour cream, and low fat cheese for regular cheese.

so see, it's not hard, just do some research and you will find that there are so many food substitutions out there that can help your diet.

now for the fun part.  us girls gotta look our best in the gym right?  some of you may say "i don't really care what i look like in the gym" yeah i'm gonna call BS!
now some of you may not care, and that's fine.  i on the other hand do care.  i'm a girlie girl, and i can't go to the gym looking like a hobo.  if i feel like i look cute, it motivates me.  if i feel like i don't look cute, i don't feel like doing sh*t... sad but true!
check out some of my favorites:

1. new balance kx20 minimus cross training shoes (tjmaxx for $40)
2. under armour dry-fit shorts (tjmaxx for $15)
3. nike long sleeve speed t-shirt (i bought the avia long sleeve t-shirts for $10 at tjmaxx)
4. victoria's secret pink yoga pants (victoria's secret for $34.99)
5. new balance t-shirt sports bra (tjmaxx for $7.99)
6. under armour victory tank (i bought the avia tank that is similar for $10 at tjmaxx)

now it's time to link up with miss whitney for backthatazzup friday!

i should seriously thank her a million times for showing me the best pandora station ever!  seriously it saves me in the gym.  so for your entertainment, here's a little bit of ginuwine for you.  enjoy :-)


  1. This is some serious 90s jams right here!! Love it!! And I agree with looking good while going to the gym. Def makes you wanna do more to make yourself look better! Great motivation right thur!!

  2. Great song! And every time I hear it now, I see Channing Tatum dancing. Even better.

  3. I have acquired a test for dark chocolate since it's the healthier option, although I haven't given up milk I guess that defeats the purpose! Sigh. Love the song choice! Happy Friday

  4. I am addicted to dark chocolate, I like to melt mine and dip pineapple chunks in it. So tasty.

  5. no joke--- i need to look good at the gym too!!! and people who say "i dont care what i wear" you are SO right-- calling them out because it is BS! :D

    i like your clothes collage- how'd you do that??

  6. cute cute cute clothes!! there's not much better things in life than new workout clothes :)


  7. Jennifer!

    I love this post!! Awesome outfits and great substitutions! They are healthy while still being yummy :-) I have changed my diet so much in the last few years. No more chocolate or wheat for me...I'm allergic!!

    TGIF! XO Jenna

  8. I definitely almost used the same song for #backthatazz up! Great minds think alike! I'm off to TJMaxx this eve for some new workout gear...I have a half marathon next weekend and have to look great for my very unglamourous running pictures ;) Thanks so much for sharing friend! Love it =)

  9. I am completely obsessed with using Greek yogurt on everything! I even busted it out at a party one time and the only people who noticed a SLIGHT difference were the people I actually told it was yogurt.

  10. Those are some of my favorite swaps! I also like using spaghetti squash in place of pasta and mushrooms in place of meat.

    1. I'll have to try the spaghetti squash. I'm not a fan of mushrooms. Lol I've actually never tried them, they just look nasty! Thanks for the tips girl :-)

  11. I love this post. I'm slowly switching my hubs over to all of the good stuff. I made cauliflower mashed last night and he didn't say ew! lol

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