Bikini Beauty of the Week! Yeshaira Robles

I will be doing a weekly post of Bikini Competitors who motivate and inspire me to push myself towards my fitness goals! My first weekly Bikini Beauty is Yeshaira Robles. I’m lucky enough to know this IFBB Bikini Pro and Team Bombshell regional coach in person for a few months now. She is not only a beauty in the outside but also inside. You know when you come across someone  humble and kind-hearted? YUP! that’s her, Simply and amazing women. She’s from Puerto Rico and resides in the Bronx, New York.

What I love about her:  1. The amazing human being she is.

2. When she steps on stage , you can’t help but keep your eyes on her sexy personality( She has swag! hehe)

3. I like her athletic physique, BUT love her rear end! Girl has a Booty anyone would love to have! POW!!

This pass weekend at the Valenti Gold Cup 2012 competition in Sarasota, Florida she obtained her first Pro Bikini win!! Very happy for her because she is so deserving of this 1st place victory.  Talk about beautiful and inspirational!!

You can follow her: https://www.facebook.com/yeshairarobles

Who is your Bikini Beauty role model?!

Food prep practice!

I have been over-worked lately! I will be off the next few days so I have so many things to share with you guys. First off , I have not started training yet. Geez, I really dislike putting excuses up.

                                                                                                                            I AGREE! I gotta do this!!

But I have been flying 6 days straight 1 off and just haven’t had any energy to workout. On the few days I’ve had off I just want to relax. So yeah, maybe I do need to put more effort and just hit the gym even if I fall asleep on the machines.

I was able to at least prepare competition prep food for 4 days away. I took a few pics of what I cooked and how I put it all in my lunch bag.

So it went well. It was like a little practice test for me. I think I will be okay as long as i plan ahead. Cooking and organizing the food for a weeks worth will definitely make it so much easier.

News to share: The BF and I will be moving into a new place. I’m super excited! I will be posting pics of the new place (needs lots of work). But It will be our new project. Looking forward to sharing the improvements as we go along. Once my kitchen comes together I will be doing videos of healthy recipes and competition food prep. Can’t wait!!

ANYTHING YOU’RE EXCITED ABOUT LATELY?

 

NPC Bikini and Figure workshop, Take 2:

Super excited. As you guys already know i missed the first workshop 3 weeks ago in Boston due to weather here in the Northeast. Well, this news made my week. Not only will I get the opportunity once again to attend this workshop, but it’s also here in NYC. Can’t wait!!

Anyone interested in Nutrition and fitness overall, not just competing, YOU MUST ATTEND!!

Mrs.Dash, my new best friend

For those of you who are trying to watch your sodium intake, Mrs. Dash’s Salt Free Seasoning mixes are all gluten-free. I made meals for 4 days worth this week (for a four-day trip I just got back from). The only seasoning i used was Mrs. Dash Original Blend. I found this at BJ’s 3x the size of the regular size ones you find at the stores for about the same price. I will have to try the other blends but this was defineatly a great salt substitute. Gave the white fish amazing flavor. This salt-fee seasoning will be the only seasoning I will use during prep a long with other fresh herbs. No more salt for me (Kosher, sea salt, table salt).

What’s your favorite salt free seasoning?

EatSmart Precision scale Review

Turkey Burger with Gruyere cheese and caramelized onions accompanied by baked sweet potato fries.

Ingredients

  • 1½  Pounds Lean Ground Turkey
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • ½ Tablespoon Chile Powder
  • ½ Tablespoon Dried Thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • ½ Teaspoons red Pepper flakes
  • 6 slices of Gruyere cheese
  • 3 whole wheat burger bread
  • 1 Tablespoon minced white onion

Directions

Combine the turkey, garlic, chile powder, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, salt, minced onion and pepper into a large bowl.

After mixing form each patty into a round shape; Make 6 oz patties.  Use your thumb to make a small well in the center, on either side, of each turkey patty.  This will keep the patty from plumping up in the middle.

Preheat a large pan or skillet over medium heat.  Place the turkey patties in the pan and allow them to cook for approximately 7 to 8 minutes on the first side.  Do not press the patties with a spatula.  Next, carefully turn the patties over, place the cheese on the top of each patty and allow them to cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Once the patties are done and the cheese is melted, place each patty on a toasted bun.  Serve immediately.  Top with your favorite toppings.

 

EatSmart Scale Review

I was sent the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale to review. As I’ve mentioned in previous post I will need a scale to measure my protein intake while prepping for Bikini Competition. I was so excited to receive this scale, and I couldn’t wait till I started preparation so I decided to use scale to measure the Turkey burger patties above.

Features:

Max weight is 11 pounds

Displays 4 different units-pounds, grams, kilograms, ounces

3 minute auto shutoff to preserve battery

Tare Feature; Subtract the weight of any plate or container

Comes with an EatSmart Guidebook to Calorie Counting (Which I plan on referencing a lot)

I really liked the attractive and modern design, I like the chrome color they sent me.  I love that it converts to different units to help with recipes that use different measurements. Also its compacted size is a bonus for me since it won’t take up too much space. I can even take it with me while traveling, that’s how light weight it is. It’s also very straight forward and simple to use,  power on/off set measuring unit , put item on scale and that’s it. You guys will be seen this scale a lot in my food preparation photos and videos.

Overall, if you are in the market for a budget scale that offers various weight measurements. Look no further.  The Eat Smart Precision Pro Scale will be sufficient in meeting these needs in quality, and afford-ability. You can find it here on sale at Amazon for just $25. Can’t get any better than that.

Thank you Karen Welby from Eatsmart for this opportunity.

Bikini Prep Food:

Only one 3lb ground turkey pack is for my food prep, 2 18ct eggs, organic salad mix and spinach and Mrs. Dash salt free seasoning.

I had 2 do this 2x. I had double the amount of brocolli, cauliflower and string beans.

5 bags of string beans, 16 bags of brocolli florets and 11 bags of cauliflower.

I’ve been working a lot lately, a lot. Going to go chicken breast and white fish shopping tomorrow right from the airport.

Also super excited, I have received a few products to sample and review. Reviews coming soon.

 

Snowy NYC!

I wasn’t able to make it to the Figure and Bikini workshop hosted by Team Bombshell today due to the weather here in the Northeast. It snowed today and my flight was cancelled. I guess I will just have to wait for another workshop to attend, maybe go down to Florida instead, hehe.

Here I am, making the best of the NYC weather. Headed food shopping!

 

Now, Here’s the BF. I’ve mentioned him in a few post. Simply my best friend and the Love of mi vida (life).

I’m obviously the best photographer of the two. :-) Actually he’s a great photographer but my phone camera wasn’t fond of him today, so the pic I took of him came out better.

Do you like the snow?