Winter Shape Up 2018: Week 3

Hey hey! Happy Sunday! How’s the weekend going?? Happy Winter Shape Up Week 3! If you’re just now joining in the fun, head here to get all the details. This week’s featured sponsor is Lorissa’s Kitchen, one of my very favorite high-protein snack brands. Be sure to scroll down and enter an amazing giveaway from Lorissa’s Kitchen!

WSU week 2

I hope that you’ve already noticed some of the benefits from WSU, and so many of our Facebook group friends have said that their energy is higher and they feel stronger already. Workout #1, which had many of us hobbling after the first time (including yours truly) feels a little bit easier as the challenge goes on.

Here’s what the meal ideas look like for Week 3:

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Healthy Egg Casserole

Pumpkin Banana Blender Pancakes

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake


Chicken, Quinoa, Sweet Potato Soup

The Best Black Bean Soup and a salad

Tuna Stuffed Avocado



Sriracha Chicken and Cauliflower Tacos

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Lasagna

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Coconut Curry Meatballs with Sweet Potato Noodles



Chocolate Protein Cake for One

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Kalamata Olive Dip and crudités

(Get all of the meals here

And your workouts for Week 3:

Workout 4: Upper Body Burner with video

Workout 7: Ab Burner

Workout 2: Barre Legs with video

Workout 5: Treadmill Workout

Workout 1: HIIT + Strength with video (<— if you haven’t tried any of the WSU workout, give this one a whirl this week!)

Workout 3: Pilates Abs with video

Another huge shout out to our amazing sponsors, who help keep the Shape Ups FREE and provide amazing giveaways for ya.

Sun Basket // Lorissa’s Kitchen // Primo Water

 This week’s featured sponsor is Lorissa’s Kitchen, one of my very favorite high-protein snacks.

Lorissa's kitchen jerky in my gym bag

Here’s a little bit about Lorissa’s Kitchen

-They’re protein-rich and responsibly sourced meat snacks. The chicken cuts and steak strips are my favorite, and the Pilot loves the pork cuts. Something that sets Lorissa’s Kitchen apart from similar products is the texture! It has a higher moisture content, which gets them a soft bite. This is something that I love because similar options are often too dry and chewy for my preference. They also tend to be overly salty. Lorissa’s Kitchen meat snacks are perfectly-spiced and have a pleasing soft texture. (Still chewy, but not going to break your jaw haha.) 

Lorissa's Kitchen

They have so many awesome flavors: Korean Barbecue Steak Strips, Sweet Chili Pork Cuts and Szechuan Peppercorn Beef Steak Strips. My favorite flavor is the Ginger Chicken Teriyaki Cuts. 

Why I LOVE their snacks:

Lorissa created these snacks because she wanted something healthy and portable to feed herself and her family, without sacrificing the quality ingredients that are important to her. This is something I relate to SO MUCH, because it can be tricky to pack up healthy snacks to take with us that are high in nutrients. We do a lot of fresh fruit, bars, and yogurts, but for something high in protein that doesn’t have to be refrigerated, these are perfect. I have a bag or Lorissa’s Kitchen in my gym bag at all times, and love them for travel and road trip snacks. I had a pack in my backpack when we were at Disney, and could snack on some of these knowing that I’d get a protein boost and they’d help keep me satisfied until our next meal. 

Yoga and Lorissa's Kitchen

-They use great ingredients. The meat isn’t treated with antibiotics, and you can pronounce everything on the package. They use 100% grassfed beef, and there are no freaky fillers, additives, MSG, gluten or added nitrites. Just sustainably-sourced meat + seasonings. 

-They’re easy to find! I’ve been able to find Lorissa’s Kitchen at Target and Publix, and they also carry their products at Kroger, Walgreens and Amazon. 

Everyone loves Lorissa's Kitchen

And now, it’s giveaway time!

1 lucky winner will receive a mix of 15 packs of Lorissa’s Kitchen products! Since I’m shipping it out, you know I’ll throw in some extra goodies for the winner, too. 😉

Here’s how to enter:

-Leave a comment below each time you complete a workout this week. It doesn’t have to be a Winter Shape Up workout!

-Follow me on Instagram and leave an extra comment

-Follow Lorissa’s Kitchen on Instagram and leave an extra comment

Ready, set, go!!



*I’ll be announcing the bonus giveaway and Sun Basket winners in tomorrow’s blog post!

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  1. Stephanie S. on February 5, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Forgot to post yesterday – I did a 30 minute PopSugar dance cardio video. Was definitely great to get some movement in and work up a bit of a sweat before going to see a movie and then watching the Super Bowl yesterday!

  2. Stephanie Woods on February 5, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Quick walk outside with my babies to enjoy this weather, then a barre boot camp video, total body barre.

  3. Morgan on February 6, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Catching up on my commenting – Saturday I participated in a rowathon to support the American heart association !

  4. Morgan on February 6, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Sunday I went to OTF – partner workout and I am still sore!

  5. Katie on February 6, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Kickboxing this morning!

  6. Leah H. on February 6, 2018 at 9:06 am

    I did a row/sculpt class this morning! It was awesome:)

  7. Mira on February 6, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Did tabata this morning!

  8. Ali G on February 6, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Gina – thank you so much for everything! I look forward to both shape ups every year. Today’s workout is barre and HIIT!

  9. India on February 6, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I follow you on IG.

  10. India on February 6, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Worked out yesterday – hoping to get one of your workouts in ASAP.

  11. Sarina on February 6, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Yesterday I completed workouts 3 & 7 during my lunch break!

  12. Sarina on February 6, 2018 at 10:31 am

    I follow you on instagram 🙂

  13. mi-an dela cruz on February 6, 2018 at 10:37 am

    I don’t recall if I entered for Lorissa’s giveaway yet so I’m now (re)doing it.! 🙂

  14. Jessica Dvoracsek on February 6, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Dog walking and an upper body burner! I’m planning to get my recovery run in this evening!

  15. Cristy Romero on February 6, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I’ve only been able to complete 3 of the WSU workouts. 🙁 stomach flu and THE flu have thrown my exercise schedule out of whack, but I’m back!

  16. Megan Melva on February 6, 2018 at 11:54 am

    60 min turbokick class + 60 min elliptical run!

  17. Liz on February 6, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I did a crossfit workout!

  18. Kary F on February 6, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Following on instagram

  19. Kary F on February 6, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    I did a slow spin workout while watching a show last night. It was late and I was tired so it wasn’t strenuous but still felt good to move

  20. Laurie Oberweather on February 6, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I taught Studio barre during my lunch hour yesterday!

  21. Olviya on February 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    I walked my two boys and pulled them in a wagon the entire time! 🙂

  22. Stephanie Woods on February 6, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Did workout 1 and 30 mins on the elliptical

  23. Katie on February 7, 2018 at 7:44 am

    I had a small group training session this morning with my two favorite gym ladies. Our trainer just returned from getting some new certifications, and he brought his A game! My body is going to feel this one!

  24. Stephanie W on February 8, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I did 2 rounds of workout 4 and 20 minutes on the elliptical this morning. Felt great!

  25. Katie on February 8, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Boxing this morning, and some strength training with a sandbag.

  26. Sara S on February 10, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Rest day today! It was cold and rainy here and it felt great to lounge in jammies all day with the fire going might have had a glass or two or wine too

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