What I’m Loving Now: The JORD REECE watch

Some of you have been following me for a hot minute and you may notice that my style is 2 things: no fuss and comfortable.

Taking time between running a business and chasing a toddler around doesn’t leave me hours in the day too spend accessorizing….

So when I found JORD WATCHES; I was in love!

I love the look of natural wood and the face color combinations! They look great with my gym clothes or going to dinner and it makes even a girl on the go like me feel a little bit more “put together” and this mama? Can take all the help I can get!

My favorite watch out of the JORD collection was The REESE Watch and  I’m definitely going to order an engraved men’s watch for my fella on v-day too!

The best part is I’ve teamed up with the great people at JORD to offer you guys an awesome GIVEAWAY!

Click THE LINK HERE and pick what Watch you like out of the collection and you’re entered too win a $100 gift code towards ANY JORD Watch!

Also just for entering, JORD is going to send you a $25 e-gift code!


Low Carb Squash Pasta: bacon, spinach, goat cheese; oh my!

 My favorite meal by far is lunch! But figuring out a healthy, quick, and macro friendly meal for the afternoon can be a challenge.
I’ve made something similar to this recipe for years, but thought I would re-vamp and share!

It’s so so yummy and completely gluten free, dairy free, and low carb. And I could seriously eat it every day!
You’re welcome babes; you’re welcome!
Low Carb Squash Pasta

(Recipe for 2-4 servings)
What you’ll need:

Large skillet

Cutting board and knife 

Cooking spatula or spoon 

Baking sheet 
What’s in it:

1/2 cup coconut oil

4 oz shredded chicken (optional)

1 medium spaghetti squash 

3/4 cup cherry tomatoes

3 bacon or turkey bacon strips (optional)

2 cups spinach

1 cup mushrooms

3 oz. organic goat cheese
How to make it:
Start by dicing up tomatoes into small halves on your cutting board. 

Next start cutting your spaghetti squash by cutting the end off first and then slicing the squash horizontally. (I use to HATE trying to cut them! Slice the ends off first and it’s much easiest!)
Then take a spoon and scoop out the seeds and insides of squash. Apply a liberal amount of coconut oil to top and inside of squash and add salt and pepper for flavor.
Place on baking pan with CUT SIDE DOWN in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
If you’re choosing too add bacon, in a medium heat skillet cook the bacon for 8-10 minutes or until they reach a crispy that you like, then place aside. 
Next add chicken, mushrooms, and tomatoes to medium heat skillet. Begin to stir every 1 minute, while adding spinach at the last 2 minutes for 6 minutes total.
Once squash is cooked, take out of the oven and turn the squash over too cool.

Once cooled, take large fork and scrape out insides of squash.
Combine squash with ingredients in skillet and turn heat to high/medium for 3 minutes while continually stirring.
Spoon out 1 serving into bowl.
Lastly, smash up that bacon and use as a topping while adding chunks of goat cheese on top.

This meal can be modified and adjusted to nutritional approaches so easily; which I love!
If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, just skip the meats and cheese!
Can’t wait for y’all to try this recipe beverages I know it’ll become a go-to for lunch for you as well!

Enjoy guys!

Workout in the morning? Try this breakfast!

My schedule has changed to the wee hours of the morning lately; so that means training super early each day too get it in! Goals, right girls?
Anyways, I started making this fast and all in one meal that served as a perfect post workout meal and breakfast and I wanted too share it with you!
Plus; my little guy loves it and what’s better than a breakfast for mom and babe?

Avocado Protein Toast

(Recipe for 2 servings)
What you’ll need:

Large skillet

Cutting board and knife 

Cooking spatula or spoon 

Baking sheet OR Toaster
What’s in it:

1 egg

6-8 oz egg whites

1 avocado 

3/4 cup cherry tomatoes

3 bacon or turkey bacon strips

2 cups spinach

2 slices Famous Dave’s Organic bread or gluten free bread 
How to make it:
Start by dicing up tomatoes into small halves on your cutting board. Also, cut and dish avocado into a bowl and mash.
Add egg whites, egg, and tomatoes to medium heat skillet. Begin to stir every 1 minute, while adding spinach when eggs are almost cooked.
Continue stirring for 3-5 minutes or until eggs are cooked.
While your eggs are cooking, also place bacon strips in a another medium heated skillet and turn every 1 minute until crispy. (I always pre cook my bacon in bulk to have on hand for the week for yummy toppings)

While your eggs and bacon are getting sautéed, place bread slices in the oven or toaster until golden brown. I do 4 minutes at 250 degrees in the oven. Which reminds me; why do I not have a toaster?

Once your eggs, bacon, and toast are finished. 

Spread a thick layer of avocado onto your toast and place eggs, spinach, and tomatoes on top.
Lastly, smash up that bacon and use as a topping.

This meal takes me about 10 minutes total time to make; which I love!

It’s so important too include a protein, fat, and carbohydrate into your post workout meal so this meal covers all the bases! If you have any other post workout or nutrition questions; email  meAlysha@justafitchick.com, I love to hear from you guys!

So thankful for quick meals like this and Sesame Street re-runs getting me through those busy mornings!
Enjoy guys!

My Wedding: Photos, Tips, and what to do when your dad wants to wear a kilt.

So before we start, realize YOUR wedding is YOUR rules, wants, expectations, and memory; so do you boo boo!
For example, we got engaged, found out we were pregnant a day later, had a wedding 2 years later, didn’t get a manicure for my engagement pics, bought the first dress I tried on, and almost allowed my dad to wear a kilt at our wedding (we’re not Scottish); my point is making your rules- or breaking them is actually kina fun!

I decided to have my wedding local, because I knew a destination wedding would be difficult for my friends and family and if we were havin a wedding- everybody was coming!
Speaking of everyone, for our wedding party we decided to have no one or everyone, so 21 people later, the Wilsons had a small army and it was awesome!

A local wedding also means a larger quest list and can get pricey!

So finding a venue during off season saved me tons and let me have a unique theme.
I choose not to have “colors” but a color pallet. This helped tons with a large bridal party because everyone got to pick a dress they liked in a different color.

No matter what your friends say, they LOVE what THEY get to pick out.
Our groomsmen wore a dark suit because I knew they’d spill on it anyways.

Now because I didn’t have a “theme” or “colors” things got a little difficult on decorations, but also helped.
I knew a fall wedding wouldn’t require a lot of flowers, so I did succulents and greens which saved serious cash with my florist. Fall is a little slow for them as well, so you can usually get good discounts.

For decorations, I spray painted pumpkins, bought vases at the dollar store and a hell of a lot of gold spray paint and got creative. My original quote for centerpieces was $5,000! I made my own for $1,000….

Just make sure to sign up for the craft stores coupon list and buy your decorations after the holidays or seasons.
Also, I scored HUGE off Craigslist! So many brides had similar themes and will really make a deal too get it outta their garage. Other consignment sites get pricey with shipping so look local.
So this next tip is totally up to the bride- your dress! Personally, I hate trying dresses on and really didn’t want to spend hours and dragging my family around town so my first choice was a larger department store too try on as many styles as I could…

Turns out the mermaid I HAD to have, I hated and fell in love with a traditional style dress that- wait for it- was 50% off!

I mentioned before I had a small army of bridesmaids so I knew there was no way to find a dress everyone loved, plus I hated the idea of making them buy a dress THEY normally wouldn’t, so I gave 4 colors and let them pick. Honestly I loved how different they all were and everyone got to show their personality with hair, make up, and dress. Most of my girls rented dresses off rent the runway and saved tons! 

Speaking of hair and make up, I had the most amazing glam squad! I HATE super fussy updos so we went with an easy, tussled low bun.

Oh and I’m notorious for changing my hair color; don’t do silver hair 6 weeks before your wedding- it’s hell to get back to natural color!

I downloaded a monthly wedding checklist and it was awesome keeping me organized as the weeks grew near and before I knew it we were at our rehearsal dinner!
We did a simple margarita and taco bar the night before and it was a blast!
I also made my fella stay at a friends the night before and as cheesy as it sounds, it was really fun to have the build up too seeing him at the end of the aisle! Totally worth hiding in my pantry the day of when he had too stop by and grab the guy’s ties!
The afternoon of my wedding was probably one of my favorite parts! Just me and my ladies; getting all pretty! Since having so many, I made a time schedule for everyone that really helped hair and make up stay on time and I was the LAST one too go (helped me from getting nervous).

I think my favorite part was when the venue cut off beverages 2 hours before the ceremony (make sure too read EVERY protocol in the contract) and my girls decided that wasn’t going to work and snuck to the bar and hid Coors Lights under their dresses to the bridal suite… did I mention I’m from Kansas?

Tips for the day of is always assume you’ll be 15-20 late and plan for it. Bring spares of everything and don’t drink too much and eat well.
I have the baddest most incredible group of friends and even when a problem arose, I really didn’t know about it because my girls took care of it. Don’t stress the day brides; your people will take very good care of you!

I was never one of those girls who “dreamed” of her wedding but one thing I always pictured was an evening wedding. Our ceremony began right at dusk and the thousands of led candles I woke up at 4 am on Black Friday too get were absolutely worth it! My ceremony decorations were wood slices and candles and I’m so glad I went minimal because the mood was set perfectly!

I also had the brilliant idea that myself as well as my bridesmaids should walk down a grand staircase for our entrance…. in heels.. lord help us! But every girl stuck the landing! (This is where the whole “slow down on the mimosas” thing comes in)

Our WP walked down to Kings of Leon songs (our favorite band) by a string quartet and I did the traditional wedding march.
Prior to this moment I was a little terrified to walk down the aisle with so many people staring at me… I met both my dads and as I turned the corner I locked eyes with my future husband…
I don’t remember one face. I don’t think I even breathed. I just couldn’t stop looking and smiling at him.

I think that moment, more than ever, I knew this man was perfect for me because with a day filled with so much chaos; just seeing him made me calm.
We were married by my very good friend and ordained minister, which was great because it was very personal.

We kept it under 20 minutes, and wrote our own vows and exchanged traditional ones too.

My ceremony made the entire process worth it! Everyone laughed, cried, and it was just full of big love! And my first vow as a wife was to even root for my husbands team, my team’s rival, because love makes you do crazy things….
Brian and I snuck off after walking down the aisle to just have some moments to ourselves while everyone went too cocktail hour. We were like excited kids trying to grasp everything that just happened and it was just a great moment too share.

So now too the reception….
This might sound crazy too some reading this, but instead of mass photos during cocktail hour- we snapped a couple and joined the party!

Actually, brian and I didn’t even take one photo of just him and I! 
At first I was disappointed, but I instantly realized that I couldn’t be sad about that because we did EXACTLY what we wanted to do for our wedding: LIVE IN THE MOMENT and enjoy our people!

Speaking of my people; we like to eat, drink, and dance and that’s exactly what we did!
We spent majority of our budget on the drinks and food.

Instead of an open bar we set a high dollar limit and it stretched the drinks further; totally suggest that!
For food I hired a local caterer and instead of plated or buffet style; we did stations. Every station was food influenced by countries we’d traveled too and although I was nervous about it, our guests loved the variety!
I really don’t like cake and opted for our favorite doughnut spot to make us themed wedding doughnuts. My first pricing on a cake was 3,600; our doughnuts cost $200 and there wasn’t even 1 left over! 
To be honest, I wish I could tell you more about the reception but it’s honestly a blur!

Everyone talked, danced, drank and the bags of “props” I got got the party going too say the least!

All I can say was it ended too soon and I wouldn’t have changed one thing! 
I got too marry the most incredible man. My son got to share this day with us and I got too celebrate with the people who made me who I am today. It’s absolute gratitude, joy, and love wrapped into one great memory.

The decorations, food, dresses; whatever! I don’t even remember much of them but what I do remember is the truly beautiful and genuine moments celebrating with my friends and family.
To my brides: please don’t get caught in the small things and details. 

No matter what happens- he loves you and you love him and your wedding day is 24 hours set aside for the rest of your life to celebrate loving one another.

It’s the best gift you’ll ever give one another.

Lemon Zinger Crockpot Chicken: Best Way too cook Chicken in Bulk!

Every week I bulk prep my husband and I’s “fit foods”.
Basically a meal we grab on the go and it always includes a vegetable, protein and carb; what can I say? 
Years after bodybuilding, I still practice some good habits of having healthy meals on hand but the other night my husband delicately said, “Turkey again huh?” 

And I got it; time too switch it up!
So here’s a super easy, crockpot recipe too cook up some protein rich meals fast!
Lemon Zinger Crockpot Chicken

What you’ll need:

Large crockpot

Large skillet

Cutting board and knife 

Cooking spatula or spoon 
What’s in it:

2 pound chicken breasts

3 lemons

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/4 cup diced green onion

2 Uncle Ben’s 90 second Jasmine Rice

1 cup lemon pepper marinade 

1 cup diced pineapple

1 cup low sodium, organic chicken broth 
How to make it:
Start by dicing up chicken into small cubes on your cutting board. Also, slice lemons into small pieces.
Add lemons and chicken to medium heat skillet. Begin to stir every 1 minute, while adding 1 cup of lemon pepper marinade.

Continue stirring for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is cooked on the outside (you don’t have too cook it all the way through)
While your chicken is getting sautéed, place both rice bags in the microwave for 90 seconds. 

Once your rice is finished; place rice, pineapple, sesame seeds, and broth into your crockpot; set on low or cook for 4 hours.
Lastly, place your chicken and lemons into the crockpot and stir occasionally over the next 4 hours.

I normally prep this meal in the afternoon, so it’s done in perfect time for dinner or add it too some grilled veggies and stock up some pre cooked meals for the week.
I love the change of pace this recipe gave too my protein and still kept my carbs low.
Oh and the hubs? He told me, “Wait, no turkey?” With a smile on his face……
Enjoy guys!

The Perfect Protein Skillet to make for the Whole family and still hit your Goals!

Finally back in the kitchen with some new grub for you guys!
I make something similar to this recipe and thought I would give it a little re-vamp and it’s turned into being my favorite recipe I’ve made this year!
Gluten and dairy free and so easy too make for the whole fam!
Protein and Sweet Potato Skillet

What you’ll need:

  • 2 medium/large sauté pans (I use cast iron)
  • Cutting board and knife 
  • Coconut or MCT cooking oil
  • Mixing spoon
  • Serving dish


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 15 asparagus stalks
  • 1 small white onion
  • 2 baby onion stalks
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef (80/20 on the beef)
  • Mrs. Dash seasoning 
  • 1 medium yellow pepper
  • Parmesan or feta cheese (optional)

For my beef, I only use 100% hormone free organic products. Order the beef I use HERE and I even hooked you guys up with a discount! Enter ALYSHA at checkout.
How to make it:

  1. Slice the pepper, onion, and asparagus into bit size pieces, set aside
  2. Slice sweet potato into small, cube shaped chunks, set aside.
  3. Sauté your protein on a medium, oiled Skillet for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown. 
  4. Drain excess fat from Skillet and place and set aside.

Now you’re ready to get your potatoes and veggies ready! A trick I always use is soaking my sweet potatoes in room temp water and then popping them into the microwave too soften for 4 minutes before slicing.
Also, using some “fat flavor” from your protein on your Skillet is a great addition too sautéing your potatoes. Anyways… bake to cookin!

  • Once your sweet taters are sliced, add them and 3 tbs of coconut oil to a medium/hot sauté pan. Make sure to stir every 2 minutes for a total of 12-15 minutes or until your potatoes have a harder shell or even a little blackened.
  • Add Mrs. Dash seasoning to the sweet potatoes the last 3 minutes they are cooking.
  • In a separate Skillet, add onion, asparagus, and yellow paper with 1 tbs. coconut oil. Sauté on low/medium heat for 7-10 minutes or until veggies are softened.
  • In your serving dish, scoop out sweet potatoes, and veggie ingredients together and give hen a light couple of tosses or until blended.
  • Add some some shredded parm cheese or feta on top and you’re ready too serve!

My husband and my little love this recipe so I always double my ingredients to make bulk for the week.
A little tip for my girls hitting the workouts this month; this is a perfect macro meal for post workouts too!

Happy holidays guys! 

Umm Hey, I Have a 1 Year Old? 

I’m a mom of a 1 year old.
I’ve put a lot of time and thought into this post.

I’ve been writing down notes, thoughts, rants, even prayers for a year now and unknowingly I was writing this blog for a very long time.

 My son turns 1 this week and I’m trying to wrap my mind around so many things I’ve learnt, experienced, dealt with,felt; in the last year.
So I thought I’d just share the things I’ve been writing down for the last year.
“Thank you for choosing me to be your mama” The moment my son was placed on my chest, he looked straight into my eyes and I was blown away how much love I could feel for meeting someone for the first time. He knew me, I knew him, and I’d searched years for that feeling he gave me instantly: fulfillment.

I had a rough pregnancy. Pretty intense labor and didn’t care about any of it, because I had him now. We (my husband and I) just kept looking at each other, staring at him; so in love.

Our first night home, Baby B slept for 8 hours straight and didn’t make a sound and we BOTH said, “man, this is easy”…..holy shit, did we have another thing coming!
“I’m not a quitter, but I seriously don’t know how to do this again tomorrow” So for my new moms, don’t let this scare you. For my veteran moms, you’re just gonna laugh.

It was month 3, I had extremely low milk supply, a baby with a high appetite and seemed to sleep, well, never.

Sleep deprivation, hormone swings out the ass, and putting pants on was a high achievement in those days! Those days and nights were some of the hardest mental and physical days I’ve ever experienced in my life; looking back though, I’ve never been so connected with my husband. I’d never lived so un-selfishly and I’d never appreciated little things so much….. A nap, a meal from a neighbor, a husband that did bath time every night. I write that last sentence with tears in my eyes because those things REALLY meant that much too me.

My tips? Bring a lactation consultant to your house, get a baby swing, don’t do the laundry-SLEEP WHEN THEY SLEEP, and know it gets easier and you get better.
“He’s just so awesome.” Month 3-6, Baby B was turning into the happiest and most curios baby. I took him everywhere. We did everything together and my husband and I were really getting into the swing of this “parenting” thing.

We just couldn’t stop saying how awesome he was. 

Everything your kid does is amazing. Every smile, laugh, even a fart is just the coolest damn thing. The best part of being a parent is getting constantly blown away by how proud you are of your children; it’s priceless.

“You think this shit is easy?” Before baby I worked an 80 hour work week. After baby I attempted the same, but determined I’d do that AND be a stay at home mom.

I turned into a complete train wreck.

I was stressed, anxiety driven, exhausted, and jealous; yes jealous.

I was jealous my husband got to go to work. I was envious seeing other people exploring their careers and I was so mad I couldn’t figure out a balance of career and motherhood.

In return, I took a lot out on my husband, which was so unfair. And now looking back I wasn’t being honest with myself or giving myself a chance really.

I loved being at home with my son, I didn’t and still haven’t missed anything, that meant everything to me! But I knew I needed to stop getting frustrated and start getting CREATIVE.

I put a gym (I’m a personal trainer) in my house, hired a part time nanny, and got my ass back to work and my mind back in check.

As a couple, we had highs and lows about career and family. As a person, I had to search to the bottom of my soul it felt like to find my way. But it came together; for me and my family.
“I love my body; like seriously.” I had some form of an eating disorder for 18 years of my life. The day I found out I was pregnant, I knew my addiction to my body was over. My son saved me from myself.

My last stint in therapy I was asked, “what is your ultimate goal of recovery?”

“To say I love my body,” I replied.

I finally said that out load 6 months ago and I truly believe it. I train very hard, but not for aesthetics. I train to be healthy, to be strong, to be an example for my son.
“Is he ever going to be ok?” Sick babies hurt your heart and can break you down; seriously. 

My son from 6-10 months was sick from something almost every week. Ear infections that lasted months. He went from sleeping through the night to 45 minutes at a time. The feeling of helplessness was unbearable to me.

I just wanted him to feel better. But I also realized so many families have it far worse than us, and I feel so much for them.

Babies get sick. You get tough and you just love them through it.
“This is so dang fun” Becoming a mother is like any life change; there’s layers too it. 

There’s the messy ones, the really happy ones, and just the fillers.

The days really do fly by and one thing I’m left with after a year is that; “The moments pass by so fast, but while you’re in that moment it can feel like a very long time.”

My moment currently? Well it’s SO fun!

Baby B is walking, talking, and really developing into a pretty unique little human! This little human happens to also be discovering emotions, boundaries, and how to always realize a bathroom door is open as he unrolls the 50th toilet paper roll of the week….

Like month 1, month 12 gets easier on some things and reveals new challenges; but the difference is now I have some confidence as a mother.

I google less, I sleep more and the next year is going to be a blast for us both!
I’ve read countless books, blogs, and articles in the last year trying to help figure out this mom thing, but it’s true; there really isn’t a handbook or directions to explain all the ends and outs of being a mama.

Turns out, you ALWAYS end up writing your own.

Words can’t describe what my son has taught and allowed me too feel in a year, the only way to describe it is too look at his face…… He’s so happy.
And that moms, on the hard and the easy days, is the only true way to measure how you’re doing.
Last night, my son threw my iPad in the toilet after a full day of smashing crackers, giggles, unexplainable crying episodes, Elmo, patty-cake, and refusing to eat anything but Mac and cheese….. I elegantly made a not in my journal, “He might start a cult someday”.
Mom life can be tough, but it’s always so fun!
Congrats to my new and my veteran mamas; another year in the books and we have so many great years ahead!

To my son; a year ago I didn’t give you the gift of life, you have me the greatest gift I’ve ever had; you!

Thank you for showing me how to love, feel, laugh, and live a life like this! I love you tater tot, Happy 1 year baby!