Thursday, February 27, 2014

Results are IN!!

24 day challenge results are in! So something happened to my scale along the way of my challenge and I have no idea what happened to it but it's broke. Errrr I was so ticked when I went to weigh in one day and I got an EE on the screen. Guess I'll have to go buy a better scale next time and not a cheap one. 
But here it is! Day 1 vs Day 24 my body is feeling so much better after this challenge. I have more energy and I feel leaner. I am not to worried about the number of pounds I have lost because that doesn't mean anything to me anymore. The physcial transformations and the mental ones are the more important things I am taking away from this challenge. 

Anyone interested in jump starting their weight loss journey email me at for more details! Also I am hosting a challenge the 1st of March. You must purchase your challenge from me to be entered into the group challenge. It will consist of motivation, tips, workouts, meal plans and more. Don't miss out on this great opportunity! I am throwing in a cash prize for the best transformation at the end if enough participate. 
Hope I hear from you all and are fired up about joining in on the challenge! Well here's to the next 24 days of healthy living. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pre-workout Smoothie

Yesterday I was playing around with different ingredients for some smoothie recipes and I discovered this one! It was so delicious and I drank it 30 minutes before I hit up the gym yesterday!! For some proof that it got my ass in gear I wore my polar watch while I worked out and ended up burning 600 some odd calories! 

Try out this pre-workout smoothie and let me know what you think! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Yummy Clean Meals with Recipes

Here are just a few of the meals I have whipped up during my 24 day challenge and they have been delicious and have kept me full! 

Breakfast: 5 egg whites 1 whole egg with some mustard. 1/8 piece of grapefruit. (I almost throw up when I eat grapefruit because of the taste, so I'm weening myself to like them) haha we will see how this works out for me.  

Lunch: sliced up some lettuce proabably about 2 cups here. Added some chicken and shredded cheese with a little ranch dressing. 

Dinner: whole wheat spaghetti with ground turkey and mushrooms. Sprinkled a little parm on top. Mmmmmm sooo goood! 

Lunch or dinner: can have it for either meal. Just a salad loaded with veggies and used baslamic vinagrette for my dressing. 

Snacks: I sliced up a whole cucumber and had for my 3 o'clock meal. These are a very filling snack since they have a lot of water in them. And they are declicious! 

Lunch or dinner: I ate this delicious meal for lunch one day when I got off work early. It took no time at all to make and was uh-mazing!! Baked tilapia with Mrs. Dash festa lime, quinoa, and asparagus baked with extra virgin olive oil and Mrs. Dash garlic and herb and onion and herb. 
Definitely a meal to try! 

Enjoy these mouth-watering meals! Leave comments below for your favorite healthy recipes or meals. May feature on lucky person on the blog if there are enough participants :) 

Happy Sunday! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

10 Day Cleanse Results!

Day 10 has come and passed! I know I haven't been posting daily anymore, but I do have great news!! I have lost 6 lbs  and Clay has lost 9 lbs in 10 days! We are both rocking this 24 day challenge!
Our diet plans have been 100% clean, lean, and green plus we are drinking a lot of water. These are what any nutritionist would tell you, you should be doing to lose weight. Just exercising won't get you there. Trust me from experience. I use to eat anything and everything I wanted would play volleyball for 3 hours and stay the same weight throughout the whole season. This was because I never changed my diet and I never ate anything that was remotely healthy. Now it is kicking me in the ass, because I continued to eat this way throughout my years of being in college, but the big difference now is that I am not working out on the volleyball court anymore for 3 hours. 
Okay ramble, ramble, ramble...time to get back on topic...
Here are a few smoothie recipes I have whipped up! 

I don't know the measurements for anything because I just threw some ingredients together so feel free to experiment. This made 2 servings 
Mango chunks 
Vanilla low fat Greek yogurt 
Whey Protein powder
Almond Milk

Hope you enjoy! 

Here is another smoothie recipe I made that helps with weight loss. 

Handful of ice 
Almond Milk 
Whey protein 1 scoop
1 banana
Chia seeds 

This was my meal for breakfast the other day and it was very filling and delicious!  

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Days 4, 5 & 6!

Okay so I've been slacking with my daily posts on how my challenge is going and the foods I've been preparing. On days 4, 5 & 6 I didn't take to many pictures of what I ate but here are the ones I have for ya all. 
For lunch I had asparagus, orange roughy, and half of a sweet potato. It was definitively a filling meal! 

My dinner consisted of ground turkey, peppers, diced tomatoes and rice. This meal was delicious! Who says eating healthy can't taste good! 

Day 4 & 5 meals 
Breakfast I had mangos and blueberries 
My lunch was tuna stuffed hard boiled eggs and pretzels 
And then dinner was whole wheat spaghetti with peppers, ground turkey, and mushrooms plus some asparagus spears. 

I love asparagus but I hate how it makes my pee smell! TMI?! Nahhh 
Day 6 I ate some more mangos and blueberries for my I need to switch things up. 
My lunch was leftovers from last night 
And my dinner I didn't get a picture of but I had green beans, cottage cheese, sweet potato and tuna on whole wheat. Was a pretty good dinner you could say. Leave me some comments if ya have any good healthy recipe ideas. My brain has not been functioning this week since work and school are becoming a little overwhelming. I'd love to hear your ladies ideas! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Days 2 & 3 of AdvoCare 24DC

Welcome to Simply Pure & Beautiful! I am excited you are here and hope you will stop back on by. Today's post is reflecting my days on my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge. My fiancĂ© and I started our challenges on Monday, and we are already feeling great and can tell our bodies are making changes. Yesterday I had to run my grandparents to the grocery store to get a few things before the big snow storm hit and of course I could not just not buy anything. I ended up getting more fruit, fish, and almond milk plus a few other items such as Mrs. Dash! 
I can't wait to cook with these seasonings and most importantly they are salt-free. I am trying to stay away from salt this time around on my challenge because it makes the body bloated and retain water. So good bye bloat, hello flat tummy (in time) haha. 

Well here I am today! Day 3 and feeling amazing. 
When I woke up this morning I felt so refreshed and lean. This made me super motivated to get my day started on the right foot. For breakfast I ate an omelet, sausage, and oatmeal. 
The omelet and sausage were good but the oatmeal on the other hand I had to pass on that. It was too mushy for my taste, and good thing because I was already full. About 2 1/2 hours later I ended up eating an apple for my snack and then another 3 hours later I ate lunch. I was on top of my meals today even though I was stuck in a hotel for the majority of the day. 
For dinner Clay and I ate a salad and a piece of whole wheat bread. I was a little hungry still so when I got home I ate my egg stuffed tuna. 
Overall, these past three days have been easy. I will post day 4 tomorrow and show you my meal prep for the next few days to come! 
Interested in trying the 24 Day Challenge but just can't afford the $190 for the whole system. Well I have picked out the three most important products used during the challenge and they are the three shown in the picture above; herbal cleanse, spark, and MNS. You can get all three of these products for just $98 that's almost $100 in savings! What are you waiting for? Make changes in your life that will get you in the best shape of your life. 

Here is my transformation I have made with using AdvoCare products and you can have the same results if you give it a shot. 
Contact me for information at or purchase AdvoCare at

Monday, February 3, 2014

Day 1!

Today I am feeling AMAZING! Woke up around 6 this morning and mixed together my fiber drink and spark. I had to chug that stuff down because it was nasty! Very pulpy and the texture was just sick, but definitely helps get your GI tract a moving. For breakfast I made oatmeal, but I put way to much almond milk in it and it was just too runny. My morning was not starting off on the right foot. So I grabbed an apple and headed on out for work. Once I got to work my day got a little bit better, because the day just moved right along. It seemed like I was only there for a couple of hours vs the 8 I actually was on the clock. While at work I had my meals 2-4 and here is what they consisted of...
Meal 2 was hard boiled egg with tuna in the middle. I made these like deviled eggs but removed the yolks. The tuna was just stuffed in the middle like you would a deviled egg. It gave me a boost of energy that is for sure!
Meal 3 was lunch! I had a spinach salad with snow peas and cucumbers mixed in. I forgot my dang dressing, so I had to use whatever was in the refrigerator which was fat-free ranch. I just had to settle with it. 
Meal 4 were cucumber slices (a whole cucumber people!) 
I ate all of these meals 2-3 hours apart throughout my day. This kept my energy levels high and metabolism burning as well. I also made sure I was drinking plenty of water today. I had over 10 glasses of water! HOLY CRAP! I was peeing all damn day. 
When I got home I waited until around 5:30 to fix my dinner, and I actually snapped a little picture of what I was making to share with you all.
 I fixed turkey burgers, asparagus, and a sweet potato. This meal was by far the best I have ate in a while. It was mighty tasty I may add as well. 

I made enough to split it up into two separate meals. Of course I ate one tonight and I am going to save the other half for tomorrows lunch. That way when I get home from school I won't have to cook anything. All I will have to do is pop it in the microwave and eat. YAY food!
This is just the beginning of my challenge, but so far so good. I am so ready for the rest of my challenge to run as smoothly as today did. 
I will keep everyone posted!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Starts TOMORROW!

Well it is almost here! Clay & I are starting the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge tomorrow. 

I am so excited to share this lifestyle with him and have him see why I love the products. He already loves the spark so I am convinced he will be please to see how everything else works for him. 
This picture is from this past Christmas, but here is where we are at...
Clay's Stats:
Weight- 210 lbs.
Height- 6' 1"
Pant Size- 38 
Shirt Size- X-L
Eating Habits- OFF THE CHARTS!
NO ENERGY & not exercising
Shelby's Stats:
Weight- 182 lbs.
Height- 5' 5"
Pant Size- 14
Shirt Size- Large
Eating Habits- Good, but needs improvements
Coffee is my lifesaver, because I'm lacking energy. 
Working out here and there.

Our goals to take away from this challenge are to...
Clay- lose 20 lbs. and gain more energy. 
Shelby- 15 lbs. and keep my healthy habits intact. 
After 1 year I hope to be at my goal weight of 135 lbs. & looking sexy for our wedding!

Today Clay & I woke up around 10 am and decided to make cinnamon rolls. We made them in our waffle maker and they turned out so good! Such a great breakfast to kiss goodbye :) 

Also it is SUPERBOWL SUNDAY so we are going to enjoy the foods we love today and spend time with our families. LETS GO BRONCOS!! Peyton Manning all the way baby!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sisterhood Ice Skating

Friday night was an eventful night full of ice skating with my Phi Mu sisters. I have not ice skated in like 6 years so I was really nervous of falling straight on my ass as soon as I got out on the ice. Well I made it maybe like 20 feet and stepped out. My ass had no balance at all. My little had an orange cone to help her balance and so I decided to test it out. That thing saved my life! 
As the night went on we ditched the cones and that was a scary moment for us both. Poor Nicole she was on the ground I think more than she was on the ice. We had a blast though and I can't wait to go again! 

We all had so much fun skating around the ice! 

Just a few of us girls stopping to get a few pictures. 

This girl did an amazing job getting so many of us girls together last night! You are gonna rock as our sisterhood chair Katie!! little is the best, I am so glad we got to bond more this weekend & may be there will be more ice skating trips in the near future, because it was a blast!