BodyZone Fitness Blog

The Colourful World Of Veggies!

Posted on August 27, 2018
The Colourful World Of Veggies!

My little family are huge veggie fans!  We love veggies because they are super nutritious, meal fillers and add so much flavour, not to mention colour to our food. I am often asked which ones are the HEALTHIEST. If I was to be honest with you, that answer is very simple – ALL OF THEM! But each vegetable carries different health benefits, especially where cancer and heart disease prevention are...

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WHY MOST DIETS SUCKS & HOW TO FIND ONE THAT DOESN’T!

Posted on July 5, 2018
WHY MOST DIETS SUCKS & HOW TO FIND ONE THAT DOESN’T!

Goal-setting has been a hot topic around here lately—making, planning, and achieving goals for our clients, our businesses, and our own family this summer! No matter who you are or what’s important to you, everyone has goals. Maybe yours is as simple as eating more vegetables during the day or working out for 5 minutes a day. Maybe it’s eating more protein or getting more fiber into your diet. Or maybe you have...

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Posted on April 5, 2018

One year ago, I was in what I believe was the greatest shape of my life. I was lean, I was loving my morning rituals of waking up early, hitting the gym getting in my cardio and a weight session done before my day started. Ok, maybe eating white fish, and broccoli at 6:30am in the locker room between cardio and weights wasn’t my favourite but I was eating all...

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Body Image. Postpartum. Mental Health

Posted on February 24, 2018

Ok Body Zoners... this post is long overdue. I apologize for my lack of updating you with my postpartum journey the past 6 weeks but I need to be honest, I was struggling: mentally and physically. My two previous pregnancies I didn’t find the postpartum swings interrupted my everyday as much. The first 6 weeks PP being the most difficult due to balancing hormones then everything seemed pretty much normal....

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On. The. Clock

Posted on January 17, 2018
On. The. Clock

On. The. Clock.  Its been two months now since Miss Livia arrived to the world and we are both working on our bodies. She is working on growing and I am working on shrinking! We had Livia’s check up two weeks ago when I was officially discharged from my Midwife (Beautiful Babies Midwifery in Port Moody – highly recommend them) and Livia was doing well in all areas. (Baby update...

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Jenn’s Favorite Chipotle Chicken

Posted on January 3, 2018
Jenn’s Favorite Chipotle Chicken

Ingredients:  2 sticks of celery 1 Can Black Beans 1 Can Tomato Soup 1 Can of Corn Nibbles 1 Can of Canned Tomatoes 5 Tbsp Garlic 1 Red Onion 1 Heaping TbSP Chili Powder 1 Green Pepper 1 Heaping TBSP Cumin 1/2 Cup of Water  1 Can of Water    Chop up and add all above ingredients to your slow cooker and add chicken breasts (as many as people you...

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I’m Feeling Like A Cow – The Honest Truth

Posted on December 13, 2017

It’s been 2 weeks since we welcomed Baby Livia Alejandra Pineda into the world. For new moms out there, you might feel the same way too. Awestruck and thunderstruck and monstertruck. Completely amazed at what your body just accomplished…but now your body is…well let’s just say things are not quite…but look at that BABY… Oh my God. What just HAPPENED? (Or you might not. You might be one of those...

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The Birthing Story

Posted on November 24, 2017

Forgive me if you are reading this and you are pregnant with your first baby. In fact, feel free to look away or click the close button now if you don't want the truth on what delivering a baby from a tiny hole that shouldn’t be stretched that big truly feels like. OK, so if you're still reading you have either given birth and know just how horrendous it can...

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POSSIBLY my last Preggo UPDATE!

Posted on November 9, 2017
POSSIBLY my last Preggo UPDATE!

Don't be fooled by the photo - it was taken a few weeks ago before the last 4 weeks of pregnancy slapped me in the face. I am deeply weary of anyone who claims they loooooove being pregnant from 37 weeks onwards. I can’t tell if they’re liars or idiots or Gwyneth Paltrow, but I don’t trust any of them. The brain has some kind of fantastic, memory-erasing hormone that...

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Chocolate Protein Muffins

Posted on November 5, 2017

Yield: 12 muffins You will need: blender, measuring cups and spoons, muffin tin, cooking oil spray, rubber spatula, cooling rack Ingredients:  1-15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 5 eggs 1 T vanilla extract 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 4 T coconut oil 1⁄2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder 2 T cacao powder 3 T unsweetened shredded coconut (optional garnish) Directions: Preheat...

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