Monday, July 16

Beach Babe inspired Grilled Salmon and Pineapple

I am not the girl who can easily lose a few pounds in a week. At least I didn’t think I was. When I began my weight loss “journey” a year and a half ago it took me two full months to lose 10 lbs. (That is an average of a pound a week for those who are counting.) It was extremely frustrating. I was eating right and working out every day so I couldn’t understand what the problem was. Then my boyfriend brought it to my attention that it had taken two full years to gain the weight and it was unrealistic to think I could lose it in a couple weeks. He was right – this was two years of grilled cheese sandwiches, French fries and corn dogs I was ridding myself of. The “detox” was definitely going to take more than a couple weeks.

I am now going on 18 months of living the Tone It Up lifestyle (eating clean, exercising regularly and staying hydrated.) I have lost an additional five pounds and have kept those fifteen pounds off for a year. . . more or less. A week ago I was coming off of two weddings and a 30th birthday party. (In other words a carb and booze bender.) But I had an advantage that I didn’t have a year and half ago. Under that gluttonous outer layer was a fit and healthy individual who had just slightly strayed the course. I started the Tone It Up Beach Babe five day slim down last Monday and lost five pounds in TWO DAYS. I never imagined it could happen that quickly because it certainly didn’t the first time.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times. . . Tone It Up is a life changer. (And it helps that the Beach Babe slim down recipes are delicious!) Here is one more Beach Babe inspired recipe before I go back to the “regular” Tone It Up lifestyle.

2 tbs orange juice
1 tsp olive oil
1 pinch paprika
1 tbsp pineapple juice
2 salmon filets, skin on
1 ½ inch thick pineapple ring

In a small bowl, combine orange juice, olive oil, paprika and pineapple juice. Place in a plastic bag with salmon, let sit for 30 mins at room temperature

Heat grill to medium high. Place salmon skin side down on a piece of foil and grill for 10 minutes for each inch of thickness. Slide a flat spatula between skin and salmon to separate.

Grill pineapple rings until you get sear marks on each side. Let cool and dice, then top salmon filets.


  1. I'm just getting back from vacation (aka bender) so I am feeling a much needed detox coming on too!

  2. I can't wait to purchase the TIU Nutrition plan! Your post is inspiring! Keep it up girl!

  3. Haha. Good luck Lacey! Kristyn you will LOVE it! Let me know if you have any questions once you get started!