White rice vs Brown rice

White rice verses brown rice; so many different points of views and opinions. These two are from the same place but both have different outcomes! I personally love brown rice but there are times with certain foods such as red beans and rice (LOL) that I prefer white rice.

Here are some facts about white rice and brown rice.

White can be used to help rid diarrhea where as brown rice can be used for constipation.

The key difference between the two is white rice stripped of nutrients creating it to be a pure carb there is only .6 g per cup of dietary fiber in white rice where as brown rice has 3.5 g per cup. Brown rice is a whole grain not being stripped of its nutrients.

So in conclusion white rice may have a better taste at times brown rice is more nutritional when it comes to fiber intake and it's so important to consume fiber! Click here to learn more about fiber


Why it's important to have a coach

Why it's important to have a coach. I was in the gym this morning working out with my friend and trainer whom competes professionally  and we were discussing her next competition and how she has a coach. I asked her "Is it really that important to have a coach" she pointed out to me that her coach would be able to see things on her body and know how to tweek them better then she could on her self.

It was at that moment I finally realized that in all aspects of life if you want to be the best at what you do or what field you're in having a mentor, coach or trainer is key to success. To have some one an expert notice things about your figure, your business, your goals that need to be tweaked to make you better.

Today's tip get a coach! I am blessed to have a few coach in my life that guide me to be the best and do better then I'm currently doing on my own.

Why it's so important to have a coach? Now you know! It's key to your success!  

xoxo smooches -mommapreneur

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The challenge is...

The challenge is about truly setting health goals and accomplishing your goals. Joining together to fight obesity starting with our self. The 90 day challenge will empower you and then you can help others reach their goals. Its a community of people coming together to put en end to the obesity epidemic!

Did you know every state in the usa had an obesity 20% or higher.  This is a serious problem.

The 90 day challenge holds you accountable to make a change in your life. Its truly challenges you to hold your word and actually achieve the goal you set!!

So together lets fight obesity!

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Calorie Comparison! What are you eating?!

 Sometimes we don't think about how many calories are a few oreos!!!! Yes they might taste good but they are NOT good for you!!! Check out this chart that compares various food items! Look at all that food for the same amount of calories as 1lb of Oreos WOW! This calorie comparison just gives an idea of the amount of junk we eat and don't think about it!!

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Micki's #mealprepmondays 90 day challenge day 60!!

When it comes to meal prepping you have to measure out your food in portions; prepare quality foods and  know what time of the day you will be eating. Here is what I prepped for the next few days; I only prep for about 3-4 days at a time since food doesn't last for ever you need to be aware how long what you're cooking will last don't wanna get sick!

My days 1-3 meal plan (day 4 is a carb day)
Workout (5am)

M1 (7am) 1/2 cup oatmeal & hard boiled egg or 2 strips of turkey bacon
M2 (10am) Vi Shake w/ fruit
M3 (1pm) 4 oz chicken, 2 cup veggie; 1/2 cup carb (brown rice, sweet potato or quinoa)
M4 (4pm) Avocado and hard boiled egg whites (snack)
M5 (7pm) Vi shake w/ pb2

It's pretty simple to follow I've lost 14 lbs in 55 days. Check out my before and after photo... I'm half way through my 90 day challenge and I feel amazing!!

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My 90 day weightloss challenge!

I have decided to commit to a 90 day challenge to lost 30 lbs!  I am so excited to get started!! I weight 204 today and I'm giving my self 90 days to lose this weight. I'll be doing a clean eating diet with two shakes per day and 3-4 meals that include protein, veggies and brown rice or quinoa as the carb.

I am excited to get started on this journey and to finally get back to my pre baby weight of 170! I believe it will work and through support and dedication I know it will happen!!!

If you were to start a 90 day challenge to change something in your life what would it be?!?! Join me on my journey to lose 30 lbs!

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Tasty Tuesday: Grilled Shrimp Avocado Fennel & Orange Salad

Grilled Shrimp with Fennel, Avocado, and Orange Salad
Servings: 4 • Size: 1/4 • Old Points: 6 • Weight Watcher Points+: 7 pt
Calories: 283.5 • Fat: 12 g • Carb: 19 g • Fiber: 6 g • Protein: 26 g • Sugar: 8 g
Sodium: 196 mg (without salt) • Cholest: 172.3mg


  • 2 navel oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled)
  • 4 cups fresh arugula or baby greens
  • 1 cup (1⁄2 small bulb) fresh fennel, thinly sliced or shaved w/ mandoline
  • 1 medium-size ripe Hass avocado, sliced thin

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1 large navel orange, peeled and squeezed
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp minced shallots
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


For the vinaigrette:

Combine the orange juice from one of the oranges, lemon juice, olive oil, shallots, kosher salt and pepper in a container with a tight-fitting lid and shake it vigorously to combine.

Reserve 1⁄2 cup of the vinaigrette for dressing the salad and pour the remaining vinaigrette into a medium nonreactive bowl. Put the shrimp in the bowl, season with salt and pepper and toss; let it sit for about 30 minutes.

Information gathered from skinnygirl.com

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Did you know? Health Tip

Did you know that it takes about 6 hours of cardio to burn a number one
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Art Wall of Fame

                                                                           My two year old LOVES art; she loves to paint, color, and take photos.. So each year I hang all her art work and variou photos or keeps sake for the year on her "Art Wall of Fame" all I did was get a few screw in hooks and some string also some paper clips to hang the art; you can also use clothes pins or whatever works best for you! At the end of the year I take it all down and put in a file for my daughter so when she gets old she can see all the awesome art work she did as a kit!

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Dr. Seuss!

Who remembers Dr. Seuss's books?!?
Miss Gia got a hand full of books from her awesome uncle Dre today! Can't wait to read them at bed time! 

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