Monday, July 29, 2013




I have recently created an official Blog! I am proud to say that I am officially the owner of


Head there now for: Workouts, recipes, and motivation!


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! :) Please share my new page with a friend! :)





Thursday, July 4, 2013

How to stay ahead of the game during holidays!

Hey gang! Happy 4th of July! I've got some exciting news! First of all, I can't wait to get my T25 workout! Shaun T the creator of Insanity created this sweaty amazing workout, 5 days a week 25 minutes for 10 weeks!! If you're interested, head over to click shop - then choose T25. #BOOM 

Confused about which is which? Save this photo! 

So, I'm determined to be the best me I can be! Are you?! What is your goal? Do 2 things today to help you reach your goal! 1 step at a time!
ONLY YOU can get you the results you want. DO WORK. You deserve it, work hard and don't accept anything better than your best effort!
My daddy was visiting for a few days from Pittsburgh, yay! I got Matty a grill for his bday last month and we're finally putting it to use! I love this pic, the 2 most important men in my life! We made lean ground burgers, grilled veggies, & shrimp kabobs! Amazing!

Who needs a processed bun? Tomato slices will do!!! :))

Yay!!! Vanilla shakeology is in! It's seriously so good! I mixed mine with strawberries, blueberries, banana, almond butter, & almond milk! So darn yummy! Contact me for details! oh andddd I got a pair of Nike Pegasus! These are amazing if you have wide feet! I can't wear most Nike shoes bc of my darn wide feet! But these puppies are amazing! 
I love summer, fruit, working out, & America! I woke up had vanilla shakeology & did Les Mills Body Combat HIIT Plyo! Don't let holidays get you down! You've worked too hard for that nonsense! I chopped fruit & brought that to the cookout so I knew I would have some healthy options! Yum! 
Read below. Get up off your @$$ and work! You got this!!!

My cookout plate! Not bad! I also had a salad and 2 small gluten free cookies, nope I don't feel guilty!! Yum!

10 day shakeology cleanse is happening! Starts July 8th- I ship out 10 packets shakeology and provide 10 recipes for each of the following: breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks! Vegan plans available! SO GOOD! I will also be providing daily motivation and a video to keep you on track!! :) contact me for details!!

And I'm outttttt!

God Bless America!


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Shakeology, new fitness page, & ways to stay healthy on the go!

BIG NEWS!! I just launched my very own fb page for motivation and health & fitness tips!! Like my page at THANK YOU!!! :)

Yum! Same recipe as in my last post except I omitted the agave, and added 1 TBS natural peanut butter and 1 scoop shakeology! 'twas amazing!

I baked these suckers and took them with me to Atlanta for our long weekend getaway. Here's Matty & I in our front row Braves seats! Was an awesome trip!

Not to toot my own horn, but I used to crop out my limbs from every pic lol, I hated my flabby arms & legs. It feels good to be able to say I LOVE ME! I totally am happy to work towards a better me, but I'm finally at a place in my life where I'm happy, & trust me, I seriously HATED myself for a very long time. It's a sad judgmental world, but I was able to become a stronger person and want to help others NEVER go through what I went through! I'm here for you! 

You bet your sweet bottom I brought my shakeology & a hand blender with me! No way am I going to eat out every meal and feel like garbage!

Gotta love when people say "I don't have the money for shakeology" but if they gave up eating out & fancy coffee they would be making money! Get your priorities straight people! Is your health worth more to you than plastic fingernails or a cup of coffee? BUDGET your money wisely. 

Cracking up at our weirdo dog. Voluntarily climbed into a cage for a 12 lb min pin lol... Seriously dude? 

My favorite meal of the day! Shakeology!! I just ordered the brand new flavor, Vanilla! Can't wait! To get yours go to NOM! Order it on home direct (auto shipping) to save $12 in shipping and you can cancel it at anytime! I'll even walk you through it!

Haven't gone to the store since being back from Atlanta. Shakeology, 2 apples, eggs, overnight oats In& PB jar, & tuna patties (recipe on blog). Yum!!

Seriously freaking love this workout!! Interested in it? Message me at for more info!!

I'm starting a 10 day clean eating + shakeology challenge group! If you want In, add me to fb!!! :) 

Night loves!



Friday, June 14, 2013

Clean Banana oatmeal muffins, meal prep, & no guilt cheat meals.

Hey everyone! My business is really booming and that's why I've been MIA from blogging! I promise to try to be better at it. I'm going to be straight to the point today bc I have a very busy schedule! I have a bachelorette party all weekend for one of my best friends so I will be sure to post pics and tell you all about it next week! I packed my shakeology, peanut butter, & almond milk for the weekend along with apples for snacks, & a chicken/spinach/rice meal prep which I will share below.

Clean Banana Oatmeal Muffins
-2 cups oatmeal
-2 mashed bananas
-1/2 cup almond milk
-4 egg whites
-agave or honey to taste
-2 TBS natural PB (optional)
-Mix everything & bake in lines or greased muffin pan for 15-18 min at 350 degrees! You can freeze them for later too!

Check out my Instagram post about the benefits of coconut oil! Follow me @aprilpinkney on Instagram and Twitter!

Words of wisdom! ^^ Love this quote! 

Don't strive for perfection, that will lead to you never feeling good enough. Shoot for PROGRESS and the results will come!!

Lol I love this eCard! Just give me my sneaks & shakeology & I'm a happy girl! I've lost 3 inches off my waist, don't need coffee anymore and my GI issues are gone! If you'd like more info, add me to fb & we can chat!

You can't better if you don't try. If you don't try, you can't win. If you fail, it just means you're trying! Keep going!!

Hehe... Love it!! ^^

Just cleaning out the fridge with my omelette! Spinach/rice mixture I describe below with 3 eggs, tomatoes, almond milk, & reduced fat mozzarella cheese! Yum! I obviously covered it in hot sauce!

Stop comparing yourself to others!! Be the best YOU you can be!!
This was my no guilt cheat meal! Grilled thin slices of Italian bread, topped with organic spaghetti sauce, spinach/rice mixture, reduced fat mozzarella, chicken, & Siracha! 

My meal prep: baked chicken, sautéed spinach made with EVOO, garlic, & onion them cooked brown rice & added it to it. Added organic spaghetti sauce & reduced fat mozzarella cheese & a side of veggie/flax seed chips! Yum


Thank you all for being teachable and dedicated! I am overwhelmed by the gratitude from my clients! Thank you all for putting in the hard work!!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Week in review, Bootcamp, & Ab Challenge!

Hello lovies!

I've been MIA for over a week! I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend! Remember the reason you're cooking out & off work. Thank you to all those who have & are serving! I will sum up my week for you here. I had a fun weekend! I went out with girlfriends Friday night and then went to Noda with friends & the boy Saturday for a birthday! :) 
This is my friend Tanja and I, she's such a sweet girl! She is on her fitness journey and is joining me for Bootcamp while hitting the gym & drinking her Shakeology! Go girl! So proud of her! 
This is my girl Julieee & I in Noda! Yes, I preach good health, & yes I love beer. I don't feel bad or have to explain myself to anyone. Especially, because this was the first time in weeks I went out, let alone two days in a row! I had so much fun! Healthy living doesn't mean giving everything up, it means everything in moderation! Julie is always in my Bootcamp classes as well as drinking Shakeology. Surround yourself with like minded, healthy individuals, and your goals will be reached so much easier! :) 
I had this beautiful roasted veggie sandwich on Saturday with garlic herb bread and a side of cucumber/tomato salad.. YUM!!! I want to duplicate this at home with a gluten free wrap instead. :) I want it again.. Mmm! 

Here's the Bootcamp I did Memorial Day weekend! Get to it, try this out! 

I'm absolutely in love with this! A girlfriend saw it and thought of me so she sent it to me, yep, this is so me! :)

Bored with your water!? I throw frozen berries & lemon juice in mine. I like to eat the berries at the end! Try it!

I eat this breakfast usually 1-2 times per week! I am in love with it! I think if I was stranded on an island with one meal, this is what I would be happy eating everyday lol. 2 over hard eggs with Sirracha, whole wheat toast, & natural peanut butter & bananas!

This is what happens when you own a German Shepherd in NC. This looks like another animal! Lol, my floors need swept every other day, that doesn't mean it gets done everyday, but yes they need it! Ahhhh, he's lucky he's a sweet boy!

Rosemary red potatoes:
Clean & chop potatoes. Toss in freezer bag with salt, pepper, rosemary, & garlic. Bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes! Yum! I made grilled chicken & corn to go with it! 

Here's an ab challenge workout for you! Are you up for it? Who's doing this with me?


Have a great day!



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

High Protein Breakfast/snacks & How to Use Items in Your Fridge!

Hey everyone!

I started my day off with a banging shakeology. NOM! I finally got it in last night, I sold a lot of samples so ran out early & I was so excited for my shipment to come in I snapped a super cheesy pic when I got it and whipped one up for dinner.

Here is mine from breakfast.. NOM! I topped it with chia seeds & crumbled rice cake.

Want to find out more about shakeology? Visit
If you're interested in ordering, contact me at and I will tell you the cheapest way to order it! :)

I did a bootcamp, & a run/hill workout. It felt amazing, but it was REALLY humid out. I was sweating bullets! See sweaty pic below.. GO STEELERS! :)

Lunch was a concoction I made up with veggies in my fridge. I had spinach, mushrooms, and bell peppers on the verge of going bad so I threw them all in the food processor, mixed with 2 eggs and a splash of milk and cooked it in a skillet sprayed with EVOO. I had to drain it twice because the spinach and peppers produces a lot of water. I then added avocado and sirracha to it and threw it in a tortilla. DELICIOUS and so GREEN! See below:

Ever have a bunch of random stuff and want to know what kind of cool recipes you can make with them? Check out this website: You can type in items you have on hand and it suggests recipes based off that! Cool huh?

I've been busy today, but I came across a couple great articles on Beach Body's website that can all be found here in this link: My favorite articles are:

5 Reasons You Could Be Gaining Weight

19 High-Protein Breakfasts (and Snacks!) Under 350 Calories

Check it out, there are a TON of recipes on this site. I'm leading an 8 week Couch 2 5K Training program today and I am so excited to help others get into running! I'll have a 7.5 mile run, this 15 minute run/walk workout, and 2 bootcamps under my belt for today. Niceeeeee. My turkey/spinach meatballs, quinoa, and sweet potato are calling my name. NOM!

Be sure to follow me on instagram @aprilpinkney and facebook: for more recipes, inspiration, and exercise tips.

Why do I do I take the time to do what I do!? See below :)

Have a great day,


Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Bootcamp - GO!

Monday Bootcamp:

**5 Burpees in between each exercise
20 T Pushups
90 second wall sit with plates
40 Bosu In/Outs
20 Tricep Dips – Step
40 Russian Twists
25 Tuck Jump Squats
8 Diver Pushups
20 Jump Lunges/Leg
2 Sets Stairs (5 floors) in Between Each Round!
If this is not available to you - do 5 Suicide Sprints.

Enjoy! :)
Get 'er doneeeee!

Turkey/Spinach Meatballs, Veggie Quinoa Stirfry, Protein Oats, & more!

HaPpY mOnDaY!!

I hope you all had a great weekend. My boyfriend's family was in town so we tried out some new Charlotte restaurants I had never been to before and also went go-kart driving at an indoor park where they are much faster than the amusement park carts. It was a great time, and I got second in our group, after Matty, because he manages to beat me at everything, always. UNLESS, it has anything to do with aerobic fitness, lol. Here we are below rocking our very stylish racing gear. :)

Honestly, this computer blows, it will never let me rotate pictures, whatever... this picture cracks me up. Haha, I love us.

Here is a pic, below, of the black bean quesadillas from my last post, it was so good. I dipped it in sirracha and salsa verde and added an egg cooked over hard. YUM!
Ok, so Saturday night I was a little bored, so I got my meal prep and grocery shopping out of the way. Here are the quick & easy recipes I used for meal prep.

Turkey/Spinach Meatballs
1 lb. lean ground turkey
2 cups spinach - chop in food processor
1 egg
1/4 cup bread crumbs
3 tsp oregeno
1/2 onion chopped in food processor
2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp garlic
Ground sea salt & black pepper to taste
Mix everything all together
Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil
Spray foil with EVOO or Coconut oil spray
Place meatballs on pan, leave room don't smoosh them too close. I used two cookie sheets.
Bake at 400 degrees until done, mine took about 25 minutes. YUM!

Veggie Quinoa Stirfry
Chopped mushrooms
2 cups quinoa
chopped bell peppers
1 onion - chopped in food processor
3 garlic cloves- minced
1 cup spinach- chopped in food processor
I used left over seasoned black beans from the black bean quesadilla recipe (last post)
Sea salt & black pepper to taste
I used steak seasoning to add a different flavor to the dish, but use seasoning of choice
Add all ingredients to pan with 1/4 cup water and cook until quinoa and veggies are finished. Quinoa actually starts to sprout out when it is finished so you will see that. Cook until veggies have desired consistency. Add more water if needed. (picture below)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Wash & dry 4 sweet potatoes
Wrap in aluminum foil
Cook for 60 minutes at 400 degrees or until can poke fork through
Let cool, cut in half and sprinkle cinnamon & (optional: cayenne pepper)
--I personally love the sweet & spicy mix together with sweet potatoes.

Here is another yummy new recipe above ^^

Protein Oats or PROATS:Boil 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Lower boil to medium until milk is almost fully evaporated, stirring
Add 2 egg whites, and continue to cook & stir until cooked
Add 1 scoop protein powder (I used vanilla whey)
Top with 1 TBS natural peanut butter & fresh fruit (optional)
I mixed in the peanut butter and 6 fresh strawberries and topped with hemp seeds and goji berries. THIS WAS AH-MAZE-ING! Definitely making this again! 

I made a tilapia salad for lunch today.
Spinach base, add chopped mushrooms, bell peppers, strawberries, avocados, and grilled tilapia. I wrap it in foil with lemon juice, garlic, & pepper and bake at 375 for 25 minutes. YUM! I will use fresh lime juice for my dressing. NOM!

I love this quote, because you are often your own worst enemy. Be nice to YOU, tell yourself everyday how strong and beautiful and awesome you are. It will start your day off so much better.

That's all for me today, have a great day!
Xo, April