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Ashley  🏃🏼‍♀️ running | powerlifting 🏋🏼‍♀️ 🥑 nutrition tips | product reviews ✏️ 👋🏻 @slapnutrition athlete “ASHLEY” all the links below ⤵️

Bench 5RM at 135lbs 🤩🙌🏻 ha the arm quivers for those last two reps. I was working for ‘em! May 2017 I hit 135lbs for 1 rep for the first time - so cool it’s now my 5RM! 😱 for reference, BW ~130lbs. #whyiarch #bigwheels

#honestreview of my experience with meal prep service, @iconmeals! 🍽🚚 in addition to comments about the experience, I’ll also review this specific meal - Salmon & Saffron Rice 🐟🍚
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👉🏻Macros: for this whole meal - 340cals • 24C | 15F | 25P
👉🏻Where I bought: @iconmeals’ website when they had their 40% off sale 🙌🏻 as well, if you’re local to Dallas (oh hey 👋🏻) you can pick the meals up locally to avoid shipping costs
👉🏻Comment below 👇🏻 if you've bought elsewhere for others' reference!
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🤗 texture: everything in this meal was actually on point 👌🏻 with other Icon Meals, the meat has been a bit dry (probs my fault for microwaving too long), but this salmon was perfectly moist and flakey! The green beans still had a slight crunch - perfect 🙌🏻 and the saffron rice was the texture expected for rice 😜 any other meals’ texture has been good, except bread + meat meals which tend to make the bread a bit soggy
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😛 taste: I was SO impressed with the seasonings and flavors in this meal!! This meal had 70mg sodium, so if you like your food salty - ya may wanna add salt like me 🙋🏼‍♀️ other than needing salt (but I like extra salty), the flavors were awesome! Any Icon Meals I’ve tasted has had overall great flavor 🤗
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🤔 would you do it again? I definitely would. The new packaging makes the meals more compact (vacuum sealed Tupperware), thus the meals don’t take up the whole freezer or fridge. The textures are mostly good and the flavors are great, in my opinion. In my experience, the meals turn out best when I subtract 30 seconds or so from the suggested microwave time. In terms of microwave meals, I give @iconmeals an 9/10 and for regular meals, I give it a 7/10 👌🏻 so if you’re looking for quick, easy, tasty meals, @iconmeals is a great option. Not as good as cooking fresh (unless you can’t cook 😉), but amazing for microwave meals!
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🌟 if you’ve tried this, let me know your thoughts & /10 score below! 👇🏻

Full day of mini cut eating + week 1 of 6 cut update! 🍫🍎 average weight before my cut was 132.2lbs ➡️ last 7 days’ average weight was 131lbs. Surprisingly, not feeling that hungry. I’m just waiting for the hanger to kick in 😜 but I’m cool with it holding off. In terms of workouts, still feeling good! Hit two 5rep max PRs on Saturday - 135lbs bench & 160lbs squat 🏋🏼‍♀️🙌🏻 now for those meals...
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⭐️Current Goal: mini cut
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🍪Meal 1 @ 6:45am: 361cal • 45C | 9F | 29P - protein oatmeal {based on protein oats recipe, link in bio!} + @nutsnmore Cookie Butter
🍎Meal 2 @ 10:00am: 248cal • 27C | 10F | 12P - 2 hard-boiled eggs & an apple
🍤Meal 3 @ 1:00pm: 338cal • 21C | 8F | 50P - shrimp & @safecatchfoods ahi tuna with @traderjoes stir fried cauliflower rice
🍫Meal 4 @ 3:30pm: 260cal • 36C | 9F | 7P - two @quaker chocolate rice cakes with @cocoabarinajar (“runningpowerlifter10” for 10% off! 😍)
🥩Meal 5 @ 7:30pm: 350cal • 35C | 7F | 36P - 96/4 ground beef, brown rice, cauliflower rice, zucchini
🍨Meal 6 @ 8:30pm: 200cal • 36C | 7F | 14P - @eatenlightened Brownies & Cookie Dough ice cream
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Total: 1,723cals • 199C | 50F | 149P

#honestreview of @eatenlightened’s Brownies & Cookie Dough lower-cal, higher-protein ice cream to celebrate #NationalIceCreamDay🍦🍪🍦
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👉🏻Macros: for 1/4 pint (70g) - 18C | 3.5F | 7P
👉🏻Where I bought: @target
👉🏻Comment below 👇🏻 if you've bought elsewhere for others' reference!
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🤗 texture: how is this so soft and creamy?! After letting it thaw a bit, this pint is ridiculously thick, creamy ice cream. And the best part: chunks of cookie dough and brownie swirls 😭 not skimpy chunks either 🙌🏻
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😛 taste: fantastic. The ice cream base is basically brownie-flavored, then you have actually brownie swirls and cookie dough chunks that taste amazing. Literally no complaints. So so good 😍 ugh so happy about this pint.
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🤔 would you do it again? Yes. Yes. Yes. 10/10!! Absolutely loved it!! Thanks to @tamislowcarblife for the suggestion 🤗 you nailed it, this is right up my alley!!
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🌟 if you’ve tried this, let me know your thoughts & /10 score below! 👇🏻

#honestreview of @one1brands’ new stevia-sweetened One Basix protein bar in Triple Chocolate Chunk 🍫🍫🍫
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👉🏻Macros: 210cals • 24C | 8F | 20P
👉🏻Where I bought: @gnclivewell
👉🏻Comment below 👇🏻 if you've bought elsewhere for others' reference!
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🤗 texture: this reminded me of a less chewy/dense Quest Bar with some almost crunchy chocolate throughout. I actually really liked it!
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😛 taste: maybe I’m just used to stevia taste, but I thought this was a solid tasting protein bar! I didn’t really get a strong protein taste, just chocolatey! So the flavor was good, just not over-the-top great
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🤔 would you do it again? For the macros and good texture/taste, I would. This would be a perfect tasty, just-in-case purse or travel snack 👌🏻 I wouldn’t reach to this for dessert but it’s a solid protein bar. I give this a 8/10! 👏🏻
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🌟 if you’ve tried this, let me know your thoughts & /10 score below! 👇🏻

Full day of mini cut eating 🥑 for mini cut updates - I don’t have many since I only started Monday 😜 but so far not feeling super hungry (just a little, but not as much as I thought I would feel). I’ll have more updates next week! Anyways, focusing on eating foods that make me feel satisfied, but also keeping in foods like my post-powerlifting cereal. 😋 as well, not doing higher and lower carb days, but may throw in some refeeds throughout this cut! Now for those meals...
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⭐️Current Goal: mini cut
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🍫Meal 1 @ 6:45am: 358cal • 47C | 9F | 27P - protein oatmeal {based on protein oats recipe, link in bio!} + @cocoabarinajar (“runningpowerlifter10” for 10% off! 😍)
🍎Meal 2 @ 10:00am: 277cal • 34C | 10F | 13P - 2 hard-boiled eggs & 2 apples
🍥Meal 3 @ 1:00pm: 307cal • 21C | 7F | 4P - chicken breast & my basically a Tupperware full of @traderjoes stir-fry cauliflower rice
🥜Meal 4 @ 3:30pm: 218cal • 28C | 2F | 26P - plain non-fat Greek yogurt mixed with stevia & blueberries + Sara Lee 45-cal wheat bread topped with PB2
🥛Meal 5 @ 7:30pm: 280cal • 36C | 4F | 26P - @naturespathorganic heritage flakes cereal in protein milk {unsweetened cashew milk + @slapnutrition Broatmeal Cookie whey - “ashley” for 10% off!}
🥑Meal 6 @ 8:30pm: 337cal • 34C | 18F | 20P - English muffin topped with avocado, egg whites, and a slice of reduced fat Colby jack cheese
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Total: 1,777cals • 200C | 50F | 151P

#honestreview of @eatsmartsweets’ low-sugar sweet gummy bears! 🐻🍭
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👉🏻Macros: 90cals • 33C | 0F | 3P & 28g fiber, 3g sugar
👉🏻Where I bought: @eatsmartsweets was nice enough to send these over but this is still an honest review 👍🏻
👉🏻Comment below 👇🏻 if you've bought elsewhere for others' reference!
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🤗 texture: these are very chewy! Maybe more-so than regular gummy bears. I like the extra chew though so it works 👌🏻
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😛 taste: there are four flavors in this pack and they’re a good level of sweet, not overly sweet. Surprisingly, I think I like this flavor more than the sour! Which is surprising because I like sour candies a lot.
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🤔 would you do it again? Sure would if I need some carbs and want a little something sweet that’ll take me a bit to eat. Oh, and if I need some fiber 😜 I give these a 8/10! 👏🏻
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🌟 if you’ve tried this, let me know your thoughts & /10 score below! 👇🏻

#honestreview of @halotopcreamery’s Pancakes & Waffles low-cal protein ice cream! 🥞
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👉🏻Macros: for the pint - 280cals • 64C | 8F | 20P
👉🏻Where I bought: @walmart
👉🏻Comment below 👇🏻 if you've bought elsewhere for others' reference!
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🤗 texture: like other @halotopcreamery flavors, it gets really soft & creamy when left out of the freezer for a bit. There are little swirls of syrupy goo throughout which I loved!
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😛 taste: helloooo maple syrup flavor! In a good way but wow. The syrup scents are strong with this pint. It was very sweet, but I didn’t mind (although I like sweet tastes... a lot). There was a slightly weird taste in some bites, like an off taste, but hardly noticeable
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🤔 would you do it again? I sure would! It’s very sweet, probably too sweet for many. But if you love a super sweet bit, you’d probably like this flavor. Overall, 8/10 👍🏻
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🌟 if you’ve tried this, let me know your thoughts & /10 score below! 👇🏻

Full day of mini cut eating! 🍎🍫 my meals look a little different but really not thaaat much different. To fit my new macros, I’m making small changes like subbing lower carb & fat foods while trying to maintain decent volume 👌🏻 For example, 1️⃣ instead of using 40g quick oats and 100g egg whites in meal 1, I switched up my ratios to be higher protein and lower carb - 30g quick oats and 150g egg whites and 2️⃣ instead of using all rice in meal 5, I subbed a large chunk of regular rice for cauliflower rice to cut some carbs while maintaining volume. 👉🏻 not sure how long I’ll be cutting for, but it’ll be no longer than 6 weeks. Now for those meals...
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⭐️Current Goal: mini cut
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🍫Meal 1 @ 6:45am: 358cal • 47C | 9F | 27P - protein oatmeal {based on protein oats recipe, link in bio!} + @cocoabarinajar (“runningpowerlifter10” for 10% off! 😍)
🍎Meal 2 @ 10:00am: 288cal • 36C | 10F | 13P - 2 hard-boiled eggs & 2 apples
🥦Meal 3 @ 1:00pm: 288cal • 34C | 1F | 36P - chicken breast, air fried golden potatoes, broccoli
🌰Meal 4 @ 3:30pm: 255cal • 23C | 8F | 24P - fat-free cottage cheese, blueberries, and sliced almonds - one of my favorite combos 🙌🏻
🍚Meal 5 @ 7:30pm: 338cal • 30C | 7F | 37P - 96% lean ground beef, jasmine + cauliflower rice mix, zucchini
🍫Meal 6 @ 8:30pm: 301cal • 28C | 18F | 11P - @jojoschocolatebark (“ashley10” for 10% off!) & a caramel rice cake topped with cookie butter @nutsnmore
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Total: 1,828cals • 197C | 51F | 147P

#honestreview of @doughbardoughnuts’ Raspberry + Pistachio protein doughnut! 🍩
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👉🏻Macros: 220cals • 29C | 5F | 11P for doughnut + toppings
👉🏻Where I bought: @doughbardoughnuts’ website
👉🏻Comment below 👇🏻 if you've bought elsewhere for others' reference!
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🤗 texture: as with all Doughbar Doughnuts, the texture is thicker than a regular donut - my bread-like. Which I don’t mind one bit! The icing glaze is perfectly thick/thin and the pistachios on this give a nice texture 👌🏻
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😛 taste: I really like the combo of raspberry and pistachio! The raspberry really comes through and isn’t overly sweet. However, these fruity doughnut flavors just aren’t my personal favorite. That being said, I still liked this a lot which says something!
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🤔 would you do it again? Yeah but wouldn’t be my first choice, I’d pick a chocolatey or savory doughnut for sure. This gets a solid 8/10 👍🏻
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🌟 if you’ve tried this, let me know your thoughts & /10 score below! 👇🏻

#honestreview of @buzzfit’s Protein Coffee mix ☕️☕️☕️ it’s packed with 10g Protein AND 75mg caffeine per serving! 🙌🏻 and yeah, that’s the best mug ever from the best @jess_freed 👯‍♀️
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👉🏻Macros: 60cals • 2C | 0.5F | 10P + 75mg caffeine
👉🏻Where I bought: they were nice enough to send this over, but of course this is still an honest review
👉🏻Comment below 👇🏻 if you've bought elsewhere for others' reference!
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🤗 texture: the mix dissolved well into the coffee - Test 1: PASS! However, the coffee was a bit thick feeling while drinking it which threw off my coffee vibes, so - Test 2: borderline PASS, maybe I added too little water 🤨
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😛 taste: like a regular ole cup of Joe! Pretty crazy how essentially a protein powder can taste so similar to black coffee. So, I think the taste is pretty on point 👌🏻
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🤔 would you do it again? I wouldn’t do this as an every day thing - I like real coffee better. I was thrown off by the thick feeling of black-tasting coffee; I prefer water thin black coffee. BUT this is a great instant coffee replacement and added protein source when traveling! So, it’s a permanent addition to my travel bag. Overall, this gets a 7/10 👌🏻
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🌟 if you’ve tried this, let me know your thoughts & /10 score below! 👇🏻

Full day of eating 🍽 aaaand update! The Hawaii mini cut starts on Monday 🌴🎉 lol remind me that I put an excitement emoji a few days into my cut when I’m hungry 😉 I am actually excited, even though I do love my food and strength. I’m not cutting because I’m unhappy with how I look - I actually really like how I look and would be fine going to the beach as is! However, 1) I never go to the beach so why not do a little cut and 2) I’ve worked hard to put on some muscle, so I’m really pumped to reveal it a bit and see the differences! Now for those meals...
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⭐️Current Goal: maintenance
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🥜Meal 1 @ 6:45am: 372cal • 53C | 9F | 25P - protein cream of wheat {based on protein oats recipe, link in bio!} + @traderjoes peanut butter
🍳Meal 2 @ 10:00am: 410cal • 47C | 16F | 23P - 2 hard-boiled eggs & light cream cheese on a @traderjoes sprouted wheat bagel
🥦Meal 3 @ 1:00pm: 394cal • 53C | 3F | 38P - chicken breast, brown rice, broccoli
🍫Meal 4 @ 3:30pm: 280cal • 29C | 14F | 10P - chocolate walnut brownie @perfectbar obsessed 🤩
🥛Meal 5 @ 7:30pm: 392cal • 62C | 5F | 27P - honey nut Chex & heritage flakes cereal in protein milk {unsweetened cashew milk + @slapnutrition Slappy Birthday whey - “ashley” for 10% off!}
🍗Meal 6 @ 8:30pm: 565cal • 77C | 19F | 27P - @traderjoes chicken thigh kabob with mango chutney sauce with brown rice and mixed bell peppers & onions, @nutsdotcom Brazil nuts, and a @annieshomegrown oatmeal raisin cookie
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Total: 2,413cals • 321C | 65F | 149P

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