cinco de mayo shrimp tacos

cinco de mayo shrimp tacos | Journey for Jessi

In case you missed it last night on my snapchat (@emvalerioti), I made my first video recipe: Shrimp Tacos for Cinco de Mayo!  It’s definitely janky being my first video, and it was recorded on my snap and not a high end camera… BUT it was über fun to make!  I enjoyed it and I got fabulous feedback from everyone, so thanks y’all!  Here are the snips compiled together with the recipe below!   Continue reading

crunching numbers

crunching numbers | Journey for JessiThis is a post that needed to happen, ASAP. I have a list of posts that need to happen, eventually, but this is a pressing matter and I have to get it out of my head.  After completing my Whole30 in January (check out my Whole30 diary here), I adopted a food log back into my life.  I hadn’t weighed or logged my food in, well, almost a year, so why did I pick it back up?  I was beginning a new fitness program that included nutrition and diet advice to assist me in leaning out and it was highly recommended that I measure and log everything that went into my mouth.  I didn’t moan or groan about this because this is what I used to do, for years and years of my life.  Not a morsel went into my mouth without me logging it.  It was religious. Continue reading

day twenty-seven, -eight & -nine | fueled up

day twenty-seven, -eight & -nine | fueled up | Journey for JessiHappy Friday everyone!  Boy, was it a good great week!  The final week of my Whole30 and I honestly feel on top of the world.  My food has been in control.  I have learned what works for me.  I have my “sugar dragon” under control.  It is pretty amazing, but I will go into further detail in my final Whole30 summary post this weekend—so stay tuned.  As for this week, I’m focusing on my meals, workouts, and recovery sessions. Continue reading

day twenty-six | foodie flow

day twenty-six | foodie flow | Journey for Jessi

Just four more days!  Four.  That’s it!  I keep saying that this whole Whole30/Paleo thing is just natural to me now.  I guess that’s why it’s more of a lifestyle than a diet.  It just flows well, I have never been hungry, my sleep has improved drastically, my energy levels (did I also mention that this month I cut coffee???)… Continue reading

day twenty-four & -five | food glorious food

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The days are just flying by now.  I honestly cannot keep up!  Yesterday was meal prep day, whoop!  The usual.  I cooked and caught up on household chores, homework, and studying.  Oh—and watched the Broncos lead the way into the Superbowl (while working on mobility, course)!  Pictured above was my Sunday, yumday breakfast which consisted of  Continue reading

day eighteen | tgfmp (thank goodness for meal prep)

day eighteen |tgfmp (thank goodness for meal prep) | Journey for JessiTGFMP.  That’s about all I have to say.  Okay.  I lied.  I have more to say.  But really, with classes picking up tomorrow, I was running around all day with training, errands, work, last minute school stuff, etc., I was so thankful that yesterday I prepped a big batch for my breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the week.  I will be sharing these recipes later this week, so stay tuned!   Continue reading

day seventeen | inner strength

day seventeen | inner strength | Journey for JessiStrength has always been something of value to me.  Strength of the body was always a given, it wasn’t until last year that I really was able to develop strength of the mind.  I have such an appreciation for a strong mind.  It has surely improved my life—in every aspect there is.  The Whole30 definitely challenges and strengthens the mind.  Day seventeen and I feel so powerful and finally in control of my food choices and eating habits.   Continue reading