WIAW Macronutrients Week 3

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on July 23, 2014

in Food, Macronutrient, What I Ate Wednesday

I’m not going to lie, I haven’t been sticking to my macros much this week. With my CrossFit Competition on Sunday, I pretty much ate what I wanted (Hello Tropical Smoothie) and then I didn’t have time to meal prep on Sunday so on Monday I ate whatever I could.

I however, got it together by yesterday and have been eating better since! Let’s talk about it!



Banana Chocolate Protein Smoothie
All Pro Science Banana Whey (1 Scoop), Almond Milk (1 1/2 Cups) and Designer Whey Sustainable Energy Chocolate Protein Powder (1 Scoop)
Fat 8.8, Carbs 12.5, Fiber 6.5, Sugar 4, Protein 40.5
Another week, another smoothie. YUMMY!


Plain Greek Yogurt + 1/2 Scoop of Designer Whey Sustainable Energy Chocolate Protein Powder
Fat 0, Carbs 9.5, Fiber .5, Sugar 5, Protein 27
This isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I mean its no blueberry/strawberry and banana but it will do. PS: Did you see the new Chobani flavors yet? I did try one of the oat ones. I just had to!


Chicken Nuggets & Avocado 
Baked Chicken Nuggets +
Paleo Baked Avocado Fries
Fat 17.6, Carbs 30.7, Fiber 6.9, Sugar .6, Protein 28.1
OMG! This meal is DELICIOUS! I could eat this every day (just like last weeks pizza quesadilla).


OMG have you guys tried these? They have 0 grams of sugar and are SO GOOD! I’m not sure how they do it but I could eat five a day!


spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash + 1 Chicken Apple Sausage
Fat 9, Carbs 25, Fiber 3, Sugar 8.6, Protein 14
I was going to make a pasta type dish but forgot what all I was going to add in it haha so it became spaghetti squash and chicken sausage. It still turned out pretty good!

Now tell me

What are you eating this week? When you don’t meal prep do you usually go down hill?


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CrossFit Competition

I seriously still have a high from this weekend and competing in my first team CrossFit Competition. This sport is more inspiring than anything I have ever been apart of. I’ll be doing a recap post later this week but until then I wanted to share with you 10 things I’ve learned from competing in a team CrossFit competition.

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1. An overhead kettlebell swing means that the bottom of the kettlebell needs to be facing the sky straight up and down. #norep

2. Communication is key!

3. Having people yelling at/cheering you on pushes you harder than you can ever imagine. #pr

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4. I still take the worst photos when I lift. #pleasenomorephotos

5. You don’t feel as crazy that you enjoy lifting heavy barbells for fun when you are surrounded by so many amazing, inspiring CrossFitters #CrossFitFamily

6. You will fall in love even more with your box, your trainers and the awesome people you workout next to every day!

7. Outside competitions are probably better for those that can lift heavier than those that have more cardio/bodyweight skillzzzz.

8. Over packing is key. Lots of snacks (because you won’t be hungry for real food), lots of clothing (you sweat… a lot) and lots of CrossFit gear because you never know what you will need.


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10. No matter if you came in 4th, 23rd or 63rd out of 73 you feel like you came in first by the end of the day.

To continue my CrossFit high, the CrossFit games start TODAY! Tankards of sweat and gallons of tears will be shed in Carson, CA as the Reebok CrossFit Games begin.


Good news for you: You can pre-order your official 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Collection now! Official graphic Tees from the Games, along with a stockpile of Nanos, Lifters, Bootie Shorts and other pieces from the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Collection(<—affiliate link), all emblazoned with the colors and notations that tell the world you are the ultimate 2014 CrossFit Games warrior.

Some of the workouts from the CrossFit Games have been announced! There are three divisions: Masters, Individual and Team. You can watch most of them streamed on the CrossFit Games website.

Now Tell Me

Are you going to watch the CrossFit Games? What is one thing you have learned from running/CrossFit/whatever you do?


Giveaway Winner

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on July 21, 2014

in Blog, Giveaway

Bear with me today as I recover from my CrossFit Competition yesterday. I will announce the person who won my Canvas HD giveaway though.

wedding canvas 4


Casey Barreto who tweeted!!!!

Now tell me…

What did you do this weekend?

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Saturday Shares #7

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on July 19, 2014

in Blog, Saturday Shares

It’s the weekend!

We have a jam packed weekend. Eric has a softball tournament (States actually) and I have a CrossFit competition tomorrow! I’m so excited for it! It is a team competition (4 people)! Woohoo! I’ll be sure to write a recap to share with you!

Saturday Shares | It's a Harleyyy Life

Here are some blog posts you should read this weekend!


Canvas HQ Giveaway<—Make a pretty picture into a canvas!


Paleo Macadamia-Crusted Chicken with Honey-Mustard Sauce<— Yummy, yummy get in my tummy!
Blueberry Mini Muffins<—This can fit into my macros!
Strawberries and Cream Protein Bars<—Love Tina’s Meatless Monday recipes!
Healthy Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce<—I don’t want summer to end but this fall meal sounds delicious!
100-Calorie Peanut Butter Swirl Buckwheat Brownies<—PB & Chocolate! Looks so good!


Secrets to Success: Arm Strengthening Exercises<—I love this series that Tina has been doing!


My Top Ten Blogging Tools<—I use a majority of these. I need to get the app though!


How we get ready for house guests<—You know when we have a house one day.
Advice from the no-longer newlyweds<—Love married life blog posts! (:
Pumping at work<—#MindBlown… and Eric wants me to have a child?

Now its your turn

What was a fun, interesting, educational blog post or article you read this week? Link it below!


Wedding Friday: Ceremony Setup

July 18, 2014

  Since I told you last week about the ceremony and walking down the aisle I thought this would be the perfect time to talk about my ceremony setup.   Since the place we got married (Lauxmont Farms) pretty much supplied the basics (chairs, tables, fence and thing we got married under), we had A […]

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CrossFit Competition: The WOD’s

July 17, 2014

On Sunday I am in my third CrossFit competition and my first team competition. To say I’m excited is an understatement. I have hardly been able to sleep all week. On Monday we had one last team practice and that got me PUMPED! The WOD’s were released Tuesday night and I wanted to share them […]

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WIAW Macronutrients Week 2

July 16, 2014

Remember, I have a giveaway going on right now! Check it out here! I told you last week that I started the whole counting your Macronutrients thing. I’ve actually been enjoying it. I think it tests me to find meals that go together to fit into my numbers. I have been searching Instagram, Pinterest and […]

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Wedding Canvas + Giveaway

July 15, 2014

I’m slowly making progress with everything wedding. Changing my name, getting pictures developed, remembering my new last name(<—that really is hard especially at restaurants when they ask for your name), etc. It seriously is the longest process ever. I did however get my first wedding picture turned into a canvas (you know, the important things). […]

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