Chicken Salsa Beans and Rice

This is a very delicious easy to make meal also you can use this as a Meal Prep. You can do this with or without the chicken if you do not like to eat meat. I have tried it both ways and it taste great either way.

Ingredients that you will need:
Boneless skinless chicken breast cut into cubes
White onion diced
2 cloves of fresh garlic
1 jar of hot chunky salsa (I like a little heat with mines, but you can use medium or mild if you prefer)
1 cup of cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 bundle of green onion cut (set aside till the end for garnish)
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: 1 to 2 Jalapenos or Serrano Peppers for more added heat

On medium high heat in a large skillet heat the oil
Toss in the onions add salt and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes until the onions are softened or cooked to your liking (if you are using the jalapenos add these as well)
Move the onions to the side of the pan and add the chicken season with salt and pepper cook the chicken until no longer pink.
Add garlic to the chicken and onions mix and cook for about 25 to 30 seconds
Add the brown rice salsa and black beans mix until completely combined.
After combining ingredients set heat to low and let simmer for 5- 7 minutes.
Finally garnish with green onions and enjoy your meal!

 

 

 

 

How to Lose Weight Fast with Diet and Exercise

Here I will talk about a few ways I have lost weight. Everyone is different and our bodies respond differently to certain things that we do with them. Hopefully some of the things I share with you here will help you reach your weight loss goals.

Me Before The Army in 2004 155 Pounds

When I was younger I wasn’t really a big person I was 155 pounds soaking wet up until about 27 when I joined the military in 2004. After weeks of Physical Training and a lot of potatoes, upon completion of Basic Training I was a solid 195 pounds! Since then my weight has been fluctuating with my heaviest being 250 pounds in March of 2017. According to the Army I am technically overweight I am supposed to be 205 for my height and age group. But I don’t agree with that I am 216 and I definitely do not look like I am overweight. But if I really wanted to drop weight I usually know what to do and I will share with you some of the things I have done.

Overweight

Me at 250 Pounds March 2017

So let’s go back to March 2017 I was 250 pounds and I was over in my body fat percentage by 1%. I know devastating right? YES it was to me! In my 13 years in the military I made it my mission to stay in compliance and that was disappointing  but hey we don’t get held hostage by our past we keep moving forward. 

Me at 225 Pounds May 2017

Fast Diets That Work

Well after a day of disbelief I decided to come out on top of this so first I gave myself a realistic deadline which was May to drop one percent. Then I started thinking about my diets and how I was going to alter my exercises. Well the first thing that happened was that I got a recommendation on a diet that I should try which is the Weight Loss Soup Diet Recipe. My opinion about this diet is that it is very effective but you cannot have alcohol whatsoever. I did however try this diet with a few slips in between but I did lose 10 pounds within a week. My advice is following it to the key for great results.

You Tube Video Tips

The next thing I investigated was YouTube because you can find and do anything with YouTube. I watched these videos and I took a lot from it. It’s up to you if you want to subscribe or pay for the plans provided in the videos but I tailored my own regimen off of those videos. Watch the video you will learn a lot from it. So work smarter not harder. A lot of people want to profit off you but, with just a little research and planning you can put together your own plan that is tailored to you with no cost. You will have a lot of resources out there that claim to help you do this and that but for some sort a fee. Sure it may help but, you can be resourceful and get the results you want without having to pay one to two hundred dollars a month. Here are supplements that I frequently use for weight loss. Every morning I have a routine of taking CLA, Apple Cider Vinegar with Garlic (I will explain why) and my favorite thermogenic Grenade. So let’s begin.

Buy CLA

CLA which stands for Conjugated linoleic acid has a meaningful place in our diet. It helps burn that stubborn fat that we are trying to get rid of. CLA helps reduce the urge for food intake and prevents the production of additional fats. Although CLA is difficult for the liver to process if not taken as recommended, it may also create an imbalance in breast milk fats, so if you are nursing stop taking it until your child is beyond nursing age. Other than that, if its taken in the recommended dosage and taken before a meal it would be beneficial help you lose weight. You can also stack it with other Supplements as well. You can purchase it just about anywhere you find vitamins and supplements.  

Apple Cider Vinegar Uses

Apple Cider Vinegar in small amounts helps to curb appetite and curb fat. Every morning after I work out, I would take two teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar with 12 to 16 ounces of water. I also have another one around noon. Because I really hate the smell and taste of vinegar, I usually have a clove of garlic to eat immediately after drinking it. After all garlic is good for your blood pressure as well as other things. (Maybe not so good for your breath) Last thing about vinegar I suggest that you do not drink it straight. Drinking vinegar straight will damage your esophagus and wear away the enamel on your teeth. Be careful on your intake as well. Too much of anything is usually not good and with vinegar it can lower your potassium levels in your body.

My Grenade

No not the one on my arm it’s a thermogenic I take called Grenade. I have been taking it for some time now and I really like it for various reasons. One reason is that it’s great with suppressing my appetite. Another reason is that it really helps with energy and focus. I usually take one in the morning and one in the afternoon and that is all I really need. The suggested use is to take 2 capsules in the morning upon waking and two 5 hours later, but I suggest starting off with one because they are pretty powerful. I usually get mine from GNC or Bodybuliding.com. 

Exercises

When I exercise for weight loss I usually do HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) since I love to lift I figured I would do something that was tailored to what I liked to do. Working out should not feel like a chore, it should be something that you enjoy doing. You should look forward to doing it, that’s why I am constantly looking for new ideas, changing up my routine and testing myself. For example, I recently did a warmup on deadlifts with 315 for 10 reps! Always keep it new and change it up that way you will not get bored and you will be motivated to workout.

I always start off with a warmup set for any exercise that I do. I try to rest 40 to 45 seconds between sets and about 90 seconds in between exercises. I used weights that I could do 20 reps fairly easily just to keep my heart rate going. I also made sure my form was correct with each exercise.

DAY 1 – Full Body
Incline Bench 2 Sets AMRAP (As Many Reps as Possible)
Squat 2 sets of 20 Reps
Deadlift 2 sets of 20 Reps
Shoulder Press 2 Sets of 12 Reps
Shoulder Flyes 2 Sets of 12 Reps (Superset with Press)
Preacher Curl 2 Sets of 20 Reps
Triceps Extension 2 Sets of 20 Reps
10 minutes of Cardio

Day 2 – Back and Arms
Deadlift 2 Sets of 20 Reps
Seated Row 2 sets to failure
Dumbbell Curl 2 sets to failure
Concentration Curl 2 sets to failure
Lat Pulldown 2 sets to failure
10 minutes of Cardio
Land Mines 2 sets of 10 

 

Day 3 – Chest and Triceps
Flat Bench 2 reps to failure
Dumbbell Press 2 sets of 10
Tricep Extension 4 sets of 20
Reverse Bench Press 2 sets of 10
10 minutes of Cardio

Day 4 – Legs and Shoulders
Squat 2 sets of 20
Leg Extension 2 sets of 20
Leg press 2 sets AMRAP
Shoulder Press 2 sets of 20
Cable or Dumbbell Flyes 2 sets of 20
10 minutes of Cardio

For your Abs you can use the 30 Day ABS without Equipment Challenge. I will have more for you soon Thank you. 

– Gym Time!!

30 DAY ABS WORKOUT WITHOUT EQUIPMENT CHALLENGE

This will be fun but are you up to the challenge? A complete ab workout with no equipment. All it takes is 30 days and a few times a week. I think it’s really simple and anyone can do it, all you need is time and space. So, what’s stopping you? Each day just increase your increments by five and on the fourth day you rest. I KNOW you can do it! Always be confident about yourself and the body God gave you because you could have not been here at all. -Gym Time!  So, I hope you benefit from this and here it goes:

DAY 1 

15 SIT-UPS 

15 CRUNCHES 

15 LEG RAISES                                                                                         

15 SEC PLANK 

DAY 2

20 SIT-UPS 

20 CRUNCHES 

20 LEG RAISES 

20 SEC PLANK 

DAY 3

25 SIT-UPS 

25 CRUNCHES 

25 LEG RAISES 

25 SEC PLANK 

DAY 4  REST 

DAY 5 

30 SIT-UPS 

30 CRUNCHES 

30 LEG RAISES 

30 SEC PLANK 

DAY 6 

35 SIT-UPS 

35 CRUNCHES 

35 LEG RAISES 

35 SEC PLANK 

DAY 7

40 SIT-UPS 

40 CRUNCHES 

40 LEG RAISES 

40 SEC PLANK 

DAY 8  REST 

DAY 9

45 SIT-UPS 

45 CRUNCHES 

45 LEG RAISES 

45 SEC PLANK 

DAY 10

50 SIT-UPS 

50 CRUNCHES 

50 LEG RAISES 

50 SEC PLANK 

DAY 11 

55 SIT-UPS 

55 CRUNCHES 

55 LEG RAISES 

55 SEC PLANK 

DAY 12  REST 

DAY 13 

60 SIT-UPS 

60 CRUNCHES 

60 LEG RAISES 

60 SEC PLANK 

DAY 14 

65 SIT-UPS 

65 CRUNCHES 

65 LEG RAISES 

65 SEC PLANK 

DAY 15

70 SIT-UPS 

70 CRUNCHES 

70 LEG RAISES 

70 SEC PLANK 

DAY 16  REST 

DAY 17

75 SIT-UPS 

75 CRUNCHES 

75 LEG RAISES 

75 SEC PLANK 

DAY 18

80 SIT-UPS 

80 CRUNCHES 

80 LEG RAISES 

80 SEC PLANK 

DAY 19

85 SIT-UPS 

85 CRUNCHES 

85 LEG RAISES 

85 SEC PLANK 

DAY 20 REST 

DAY 21 

90 SIT-UPS 

90 CRUNCHES 

90 LEG RAISES        

90SEC PLANK 

DAY 22

95 SIT-UPS 

95 CRUNCHES 

95 LEG RAISES        

95 SEC PLANK 

DAY 23 

100 SIT-UPS 

100 CRUNCHES 

100 LEG RAISES        

100 SEC PLANK 

DAY 24 REST  

DAY 25

105 SIT-UPS 

105 CRUNCHES 

105 LEG RAISES        

105 SEC PLANK 

DAY 26 

110 SIT-UPS 

110 CRUNCHES 

110 LEG RAISES        

110 SEC PLANK 

DAY 27 

115 SIT-UPS 

115 CRUNCHES 

115 LEG RAISES        

115 SEC PLANK 

DAY 28 REST 

DAY 29 

120 SIT-UPS 

120 CRUNCHES 

120 LEG RAISES        

120 SEC PLANK 

DAY 30 

125 SIT-UPS 

125 CRUNCHES 

125 LEG RAISES        

125 SEC PLANK 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Watch Series 3

If you are looking for a watch that you will never part with the Apple Series 3 watch is for you! Now you may ask yourself where can I buy Apple Watch 3 Series for without having to run around town looking for it? Well the answer is right here. I will explain some of the features and tell you the best accessories that compliments your device.

Apple Watch Series 3 Features

This third-generation model of the Apple Watch series was introduced on the 22nd of September 2017 and its by far the best of the Series. What set this watch apart from its predecessors is the built in LTE celluar connection and has both voice communication as well as data. Tired of lugging your phone around the gym or having that annoying armband when running?  It will not be a problem anymore because the AWS3 Come s with Apple Streaming so you can listen to all your favorite music without forgetting about your phone over by the weights or having to adjust your armband when you are running to fit over your clothes in inclimate weather. You can also place and recieve phone calls thanks to the electronic SIM card or eSIM. This means that you will have the same mobile number as your iPhone and 18 hours of battery life to talk about how great your phone really is and all the cool features. Just like the Series 2 the Series 3 is also water resistant up to 50 meters. You also have the option a not purchasing the LTE version if you do not need all the additonal features and fees that comes with the LTE depending on your cellular plan. The Non-LTE Version of the Apple Watch 3 works just as well for those who choose not to pay the extra costs.

Where can I buy Apple Watch 3 Series

You can obviously find the Apple Watch at most Appe Stores if they are available. Being that they are a hot new item they are hard to find in most stores. Your best bet is to go online. You can Find the Apple Watch Series 3 on Amazon as well as your Cellular Providers. I say the internet is the fastest and easiest way to go plus you can do it from the comfort of your home.

 Apple Watch Series 3 Accessories

The best Apple Watch Series 3 accessories are sometimes a pain to find. My favorite accessory gives you a couple of  accessories in 1!! I reccomend the OLEBR Apple Watch Stand. This has some unique features 1. It ‘s a iwatch charging stand. 2. Its an iPhone charging stand. 3. It is a wireless charging stand for your AirPods. It is compatible with all Apple watches as well as the iPhone 5 all the way up to the iPhone X. Its works with your iPad Air and Mini too. I feel that this is the best apple watch charging stand and a great price too.

 

Apple Watch Series 3 Review

So what are the apple watch rumors and reviews?  Well there were reports of there being issues with the LTE connectivity and the Wifi is unreliable because it joins other unauthenicated wireless networks which interferes with cellular connection. The AWS3 currently runs on watchOS 4 and recently there has been an update to fix this which is the Apple watchOS 4.0.1 update.

Conclusion

Just like any product every one has their good and bad especially when they first come out. All the kinks and bugs have to get worked out. But Being an Apple Watch owner I have not really been disappointed. Aplle usually is good about fixing issues with their products. So I hope you found this helpful and I wish you all the best!

 

 

 

 

Top Fitness Watches

If you are’re seriously into maintaining fitness, fitness trackers is definitely an indispensable tool. Here I will discuss all the features of each watch and how you are are able to increase your degree of fitness making your life better using a fitness tracker.

The First top rated fitness tracker is the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch. This watch has some cool features like Seeing   simplified heart rate zones for quickly checking exercise intensity during workouts with PurePulse(TM) continuous, wrist-based heart rate monitoring (no uncomfortable chest strap required). Use multi-sport tracking to track runs, cardio, cross-training, biking and more. Effortlessly and automatically record other workouts to your dashboard with SmartTrack. Enable connected GPS to map your routes and see run stats like pace and duration on display. (when your phone is nearby) Track steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. Stay connected with call, text & calendar alerts and notifications from your favorite apps like Gmail, Facebook and more (when phone is nearby). Start a FitStar workout on your wrist and get step-by-step instructions and graphics to ensure you are complete each move correctly. This watch continually tracks your heart rate, your steps, stairs climbed, calories burned, active minutes, miles, exercise, and sleep. It works with the FitBit app, which can also help you are keep track of your calories consumed and it works with apps like MyFitnessPal and other compatible apps. It tracks your water intake, and weight. You can also set notifications to come through from your phone to your watch, such as text messages, phone calls, calendar reminders, and control your iPod, iPhone, etc music from it. you are also have the ability to set it to your dominant or non dominant wrist, silent alarms, all day sync with your phone, etc. It also has FitStar workouts built into it.

The Next is the Garmin Forerunner 35 Watch This is fairly priced lower than the Fitbit but it still has some great features such as a built-in GPS – built-in to acquire satellites quickly to track how far, how fast and where you are run, even under tree cover. No phone required! 24/7 heart rate monitoring – warm gives you are heart rate all day and night -no additional Strap required. Vibration alerts – helpful vibration alerts notify you are of running prompts, activity tracking milestones, smart notifications and virtual pacing progress. Updated display – new high resolution display that is perfect for indoor/outdoor viewing. Smart connectivity – auto uploads, smart notifications, live track, music controls and automatic sw updates. This watch is very good on price as well as being simple to use and read, shows just enough information without being overwhelming. It is waterproof and it has GPS without carrying your phone. It has a great activity tracker, cardio tracker and sleep tracker. The step tracker and sleep tracker are great tools. You will never have to take this watch off.

Finally, the Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband the least expensive of the two at about 150 dollars this watch has PurePulse continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking to better measure calorie burn all day. Excel in your workouts using simplified heart rate zones (Fat Burn, Cardio and Peak) See call, text & calendar notifications on the OLED display; Automatically track how long and how well you sleep and wake with a silent vibrating alarm. Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score; Use Connected GPS during run mode to see real-time stats like pace and distance on your wrist. Track all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. Another Feature is the personalized guided breathing sessions based on your heart rate.