Archive for February, 2011

Fuel Plan Phase II – RECIPIVITY

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26, 2011 by MoJoTiVatioN®

Tastebud Pleasin’ Clean Eatin’!

Like I’ve said, ya gotta keep mixin’ it up so your tastebuds don’t get bored and feel the need to venture off the Fuel Plan.

It’s kinda like the show “Chopped”….ya gotta take the basket of ingredients you’ve been given and create something that tastes amazing! (A life lesson as well ;o) )

Here are a few more recipes from the Sutter Girl Kitchen for ya’ll to test out….

Trainito Burrito

Basically, I took the same ingredients from the “Salito Trainito” and put’em in a whole grain tortilla instead of pourin’ them over a plate of mixed greens.


Salsa (At LEAST Medium Heat, if you’re in the SUTTER Kitchen!)

Mini Yellow, Red, and Orange Bell Peppers

5.50oz. Ground Turkey (All White Meat)

Red Onion

Lime (about 1/4 of it)

Spices: Coarse Salt, Coarse Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Cumin (all to taste)

1 Whole Grain Tortilla (heated in the oven)

Spray a saute pan with non-stick / no calorie cooking spray, heat the pan and add the onion to it. Once the onion has sweated, add the ground turkey stir around to cook turkey into “crumbles” – not one big blob. Add the spices, stirring them thoroughly into the ground turkey and onion mix.

While your sauteing this mixture, place the whole grain tortilla in the oven (250 degrees) just to get it heated through.

When you finish the sautee, take the tortilla out of the oven, place it on a plate and fold the mixture of ingredients into it.

New Wave Tuna

To most folks TUNA = BORING!

Well, here’s a new way to approach that little aluminum can. ;o)

Spicy Tuna Lettuce Wraps

Okay the actual Tuna mix is not all that new….it’s the same “Spicy Tuna” recipe I wrote last season, but with a new twist!

Instead of throwin’ the tuna on top of a bed of lettuce, take individual lettuce leaves (I prefer Romaine) and build lettuce wraps. In the picture above I’ve paired the Spicy Tuna mixture with sliced Hearts of Palm and Grape Tomatoes.

Here’s the Spicy Tuna recipe as a point of reference, but mix up the spices you add to the tuna as well….different curry mixes as an example.

Spicy Tuna

1 – 7oz can of Albacore, all white tuna, packed in water

1 Tablespoon of Low Fat Mayonnaise

1 Teaspoon Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

1 Teaspoon Sriracha Garlic Sauce

Cracked Coarse Black Pepper to taste

Protein Pancakes

This is a neat trick my trainer Jim shared with the Dream Team members.

Instead of using all the egg whites as I typically do to create my large Breakfast Cloud, I save a few of the egg whites and mix them with a couple scoops of Protein Powder to make pancakes to accompany a smaller Breakfast Cloud.

In the picture above I used Chocolate Protein Powder. That’s right…Clean Chocolate Pancakes!!

However, I must say that I only made this breakfast during the off season, because I have not asked Jim how the additional protein powder would impact the amount of protein I’m alotted for a day.

Here’s the How To:

Separate 3 to 4 eggs keeping only the whites.

Whisk the egg whites with 2 scoops of protein powder until just blended.

Spray your skillet with non-stick, no-calorie cooking spray and get it super hot.

Pour your egg white / protein powder batter into the skillet until you make the size pancake you’d like.

When it starts to bubble then it’s ready to flip. Note: Don’t touch it with your spatula until it begins to bubble, or else you’ll have a “Mell of a Hess”!

Cook second side for a minute flip back over to see if it’s done to your liking and if so, plate it up and eat it up!


Chisel Challenge Fuel Plan Phase II

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26, 2011 by MoJoTiVatioN®

Change is GOOD!!

I wasn’t expecting much change to the Phase II Fuel Plan, but I was pleasantly surprised….THANKS JIM!! ;o)

I won’t bore ya’ll by listing ALL the changes but here are a couple favorites!

First of all, I can now add 1 egg yolk to the “Breakfast Cloud”!!

So now when I throw the whipped egg whites on top of my sauteed veggies, I insert the yolk in the middle. It’s like a Breakfast Pinata cause there’s a “surprise” somewhere in the middle of all that puffy goodness!!! (I know….easily amused am I…..but ya gotta keep this stuff FUN and exciting -right?!!)

Two other additions to this season’s menu are  lean ground beef and salmon! Last season it was only lean ground turkey. Not that I don’t LOVE my ground turkey burgers and “Salito Trainito” (the Chisel Challenge take on a mexican salad…see earlier posts for recipe.)

But beef is a very nice option to keep mixin’ thangz up! And salmon – love me some salmon!! Especially sashimi style!



Posted in Uncategorized on February 26, 2011 by MoJoTiVatioN®

Season 2011 – New Beginning

The “Off-Season” officially came to an end on Valentines Day 2011. And I’m LOVIN’ bein’ back in the “ON” mode!!

I’m SO excited to see the “Reveal” as I work each week to trim off the fat and see the muscle development that resulted from HARD work in the gym from October 21st 2010 up til February 14th 2011. I increased the weight lifted for all body parts and from what my trainers and teammates say – I’ve definitely started this season with more muscle mass!! ;o)

Well, just like last season, I recorded body measurements one week after starting the “Fuel Plan”.

As mentioned in one of the recent posts my body composition is different this year and the measurements/photos speak to that as follows:

June 28, 2010                                                  February 20, 2011

Weight: 122 LBs                                           126 LBs (weighed 130 week prior)

Chest: 31.375″           35″ (definitely not bust – hopefully due to Lat development)

Waist: 26.125″                                             28″

Hips: 36.375″                                               37.125″

Mid-Thigh L/R: 20.125″                            20.7″(L), 21″(R)

Flexed Bicep: L 11.9″, R 11.8″                   12″(L), 11.75″(R)  (Surprised by this because arms look bigger??)

Body Fat %: 21.9%                                      TBD

I have not had a chance to get the Body Fat % Calculation….so I’ll report that this upcoming week.

First Photos

Rookie Season 2010 photos on left…2011 Season on right…


So…stay tuned….as last season, I plan to post the next set of photos at the 8 week mark.

Chisel Challenge Phase II in motion!!


Oatmeal & Eggwhites Collide!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2011 by MoJoTiVatioN®

Oatmeal Back in the Mix!

One of the carbs I added back into my “Off-Season Fuel Plan” was Oatmeal. Man! I didn’t realize how much I had missed it!!

Typically, I would make oatmeal with plain, unsweetened soy milk, almond butter, banana, dried cranberries, dried cherries, almonds and walnuts. YUMMY!!

I wanted to add Oatmeal back in, but I wanted to see if I could add more protein to it. So, I had the idea to whip up my egg whites (like I do for my Breakfast Cloud recipe) and blend them with the oatmeal.

The Outcome…Oatmeal Eggwhite Muffins!

Do What??!!

Okay here’s how to mix’em up….

Prepare oatmeal by mixing 2 cups water to 1 cup of oatmeal. Get that boilin’ and then turn the heat down to low and put a lid on it for 15 minutes.

While that’s cookin’, whip up 7 egg whites with a hand mixer until they peak.

When the 15 minutes timer for the oatmeal goes off, remove from heat, take off the lid and add the following:

2 TBSPs Almond Butter

1 Cup Chopped nuts (whatever you like)

1 Cup Dried fruit (Cherries and Cranberries are great!)

1 Banana

2 TBSPs Flax

Stir all of the above into the oatmeal. Then FOLD in the whipped up eggwhites until they are just blended into the mixture you just created.

Spray non-stick cooking spray or place muffin liners in a muffin pan and then fill each section with this muffin batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

These muffins are light, fluffy and mighty tasty!! ENJOY!!

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