Sunni Ewing Winning

Sunni Ewing WinningAs a mother or wife, women put everything first before their health. Whether its children, marriage or career we usually invest in ourselves last. As we get older our bodies go through huge changes. Metabolism slows down, our waistline adds a few inches and gravity becomes our everyday nemesis. We want to exercise but find it hard to find the mindset and consistency. However the longer you wait, the more work you have to do.

 

One tip to remember is that where there is consistency there are results. So with our busy schedules, we have to find time for our healthy lifestyle. We only have one body, so we must take care of it physically and nutritionally. As a personal trainer, I always tell my clients: Your diet and training must be in line with your goals.

 

Depending on what look we want, certain exercises are very important, while others not so much. Some of us want to be toned and have a slimmer look with our bodies. For these results cardio is very important. Thirty minutes a day of some cardio is a great start for your cardio. Now remember it’s not about how hard you train, but about consistency. So don’t be worried about how fast you are running, but just being able to start and finish. For us girls that want to build a little muscle, mass-protein is the main source of building muscle. Eating things with high protein, low carbs is the place to start. Cardio is not as important as weight lifting with reps you want to do heavier weight less reps to be able to really put on the extra muscle. The longer your days are spread out without training, the longer it with take to see results. I advise anyone who is about to begin a rigorous training regime to seek the advice of a nutritionist and personal trainer. We are all different and affected differently with our exercises.

Eating

Read your labels!! What goes in your body is so important for how it will respond to exercise. When possible avoid processed and refined foods like white flour, bread and pasta. I suggest you prep your meals for the day or week for better convenience and to resist the urge for an unhealthy snack. If you are going to eat, try things like whole grain or other complex carbs.

Clean Eats

Clean eats does a body good. Consuming food is its most natural state in better for you. Clean eats is more of a lifestyle than a diet, but it does a body god and the effects last; longer over time.

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About Sunni Ewing

 

Sunni Ewing is a professional bikini competitor, mother, personal trainer and teacher.

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chicken lettuce

Try something green, lean and clean for change! We are counting down the days to summer! Will you be ready? http://blackwomendoworkout.com/60-days-until-summer-challenge/

Ingredients:

3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
* 1 cup frozen corn
* 1 pound chicken breast
* 2 – 3 chipotle peppers (depending on your love of heat)
* 3 Tbs. adobo sauce (that comes from the jar)
* 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
* 1 lime
* 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
* 3 scallions, thinly sliced
* 1 head butter lettuce, rinsed and leaves separated
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

1 head Bibb, Romaine or iceberg lettuce, rinsed and pat dry

Sriracha hot sauce, for drizzling, optional

SEE Preparation:
Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Reserve 2 tablespoons oil mixture. Place remaining oil mixture in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken breast halves; seal and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from bag, and discard marinade.

Heat a large nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; grill 12 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once. Let stand 5 minutes before thinly slicing. Divide chicken evenly among lettuce leaves; top each lettuce leaf with 2 tablespoons mint, 1 tablespoon sprouts, and about 1 teaspoon reserved oil mixture. Serve with lime wedges. Garnish with chopped peanuts, if desired.

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Hi, I work out 3 days a week for an hour with a personal trainer. We focus on lifting weights, legs, core ,arms and back. On the days I’m not with my trainer, I go to the gym and do 3 miles on the treadmill. I started training at the beginning of November 2014. My trainer taught me that 80% of losing weight and being healthy is through nutrition. You can work out all day but if you don’t eat the right foods and eat clean you won’t lose the weight or gain muscle. I eat 4 to 5 meals a day, every 3 to 4 hours. For example, for breakfast I’ll have half a cup of oatmeal, four egg whites and a protein shake. My second meal would be 4 ounces of chicken breast and half a cup of yams. My third meal would be 4 ounces of lean turkey 97%, 2 cups of broccoli and one rice cake. My fourth meal would be a protein shake or 5 ounces of tilapia fish and a large salad rich in greens. One gallon of water every day flushes out toxins in your body and also fat. I have a sippy cup and once I finish drinking the water, I fill it up again. In addition to eating clean, I also take a lot of vitamins and supplements with each meal. The supplements help break down the food and burn fat. I lost 8 pounds in the first month. my arms are more defined, my waist is smaller, and my body is tone all over. My goal now is just maintaining the workout regimen, eating healthy and working on my lower body. I feel healthy, look healthy and I love it! Thanks for letting me share my store!! Good luck ladies!! You can do!
stuffed collards greens and turkey

Our fitness partner Sheilia Simmons, blogger of the thefrugalexerciser.blogspot.com provided us with one of her delicious meals from her garden last week and shared it with our BWDW community. “I decided to try my hand at making wraps from collard greens.  I got the idea from another blogger, Urban Naturale , but I didn’t use her filling because it was vegetarian.  I wanted ‘meat’ inside my wraps” she added.

She used a filling from the recipe she cooked and highlighted on her blog – Sukuma Wiki. “Since I loved how the meat tasted with the collard greens, I thought it would make a great filling for the collard green wrap.  I eliminated the chopped up collards in the recipe since I was using it as the wrap, and I didn’t have beef but ground turkey.”

Quick and easy to make by substituting the vegetable filling with her turkey meat recipe you get a fantastic tasting and healthy meal that the entire family can enjoy! Also, you limit your consumption of sandwiches and wraps made with whole wheat by substituting the whole wheat wrap with collards. Here’s how you can make them.

She steamed the collards between 30 seconds to 1 minute and anything beyond that would make it too soft for a wrap.  I guess you can eat the leaf raw but it makes it too bitter in my opinion.  Check out the how to video here.  Your Read More Link Text

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Remember ladies it is clean diet and exercise! When it comes to losing weight and losing it for good, it means you have to do something differently, especially when it comes to food. It’s about changing your relationship with food. Stop thinking you can’t eat that, or won’t eat this.  Is the taste of food or avoiding redundant food more important than reaching your goals? Take control and use food as fuel. It doesn’t mean you can never have a cheat meal, but don’t cheat yourself and your potential if you are not willing to try something different.


I appreciate all the love from my followers. But I hope you don’t think my transformation didn’t come without sacrifice. I couldn’t accomplish my goals by eating cheats every day. I ate the same foods every day and trained my palette that food is fuel. There were times that I ate fish and rice as my first meal of the day. My mindset changed and I no longer think in terms of breakfast, lunch and dinner, I think meal 1,2,3 and so forth.  

 The great part of a meal plan is that you don’t have think about what you want to eat and you save so much time. TIME!!! Think about it, a consistent meal plan will make grocery shopping easier, because you already know what you NEED to get. Get my free meal plan here…http://blackwomendoworkout.com/free-meal-plan/. If you meal prep twice a week, you save on 5 days during the week on NOT cooking. Honestly who has the time to cook 5-6 different meals every day? ANSWER: hardly anyone. The purpose of meal plans is to take the thinking and guessing game out of your relationship with food. If you don’t have the time to work out, I am not sure when you will have the time to cook.  

This was so important for me to share because I really hope people don’t think my journey was an easy one. It just came to a point that I realized that a short term satisfaction from pizza, cookies, or margaritas should not interrupt my long term goal as Fitter Smiles. “