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Awesome Turkey Meatballs


Howdy Everyone,

It has been a long time since I have written a blog post and to be honest I felt like I didn’t have anything to write about. I wasn’t eating super healthy so I didn’t have great recipes to share but I have been working out with a personal trainer at my local gym, ACT by Deese and I love it. I use to think that I could go to the gym 5 times a week and do pretty much the same routine and get awesome results but once I started working out with my trainer I finally saw the light!

One thing I am working on is keeping a daily exercise log so I can share them with all of you!

Today during work I had a free moment so I decided to look up a recipe for turkey meatballs…and I found one I really love!!

1lb lean ground turkey

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup onions, finely chopped

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup dy breadcrumbs


1. Mix all the ingredients and shape into 25-30 meatballs approximately 1″ across.

2. You can either cook the meatballs in a nonstick pan coated lightly with veggie oil (I found this to take way too long so I decided to bake mine).

3. If you choose to bake the meatballs preheat oven to 375 degrees place meatballs on nonstick cookie tray lined with tinfoil and bake for 20 minutes, turning meatballs after 10mins. Source

I used Barilla whole wheat pasta and Ragu pasta sauce and put the meatballs onto. The great thing about the meatballs is that they are 165.7 calories for 6! It definitely made for a light and yummy dinner!

No, I didn't eat all of these! 😉

Well y’all it’s time to do the dishes and get ready to watch the SERIES finale of One Tree Hill. I know, I know, it might be cheesy but I’ve been watching OTH since I was in college so I can’t help but be sad that it is ending after all these years. Enjoy your evening!


Gym on a Saturday?! You bet!


I can’t believe it but I actually went to the gym on a Saturday! I had scheduled a workout with my wonderful trainer, Gina, so I was definitely being held accountable! Before I tell you all a little about my awesome workout I’d like to tell you a little bit about the gym I belong to. Two years ago I joined ACT by Deese a local gym owned by Prince and Gina Deese. I started going and immediately fell in love with not only the gym but the staff as well. ACT by Deese is a place where people of all ages, races, shapes and sizes feel comfortable. I have had several gym memberships in the past and I always felt uncomfortable, I am not saying there is anything wrong with the larger gyms but they just aren’t for me.

Attitude, Compisition, Training

Yesterday I started with a quick warm up on the ARC trainer then Gina had me focus on abs. On Thursday I did a complete body workout which just about killed me! One of my favorite ab moves had to be The Superman!

I really need to start logging the different types of exercises I do so I can share them with you all. I can remember how to perform the move but I can never remember what they are called. I will work on that this week!

This has to be my LEAST favorite ab move!I am paying for it today…my abs are super sore, but in a good way!:I can’t believe that it is already dinner time on Sunday! Why do the weekends have to go by so quickly?