Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Under Construction- New Name Coming Soon!!

It's been awhile.  
My life since March has gone through ups and downs but mostly ups.  In my last post, I talked about feeling I was coming to a crossroad.  As I'm sure many bloggers do, I reached a point where my blog was becoming more of a thorn in my side than something I was taking pleasure in.  I felt so torn and had feelings of guilt and failure.  I had spent 2 years blogging everyday and I felt upset to let it go.
The reality was that the blog no longer fit my life.  My girls were getting older and going to school full time, my interests started shifting and quite frankly, I was spending less time on Pinterest and more time focusing on MY journey.
The past couple of months, I worked on building a website but through all the hard work, time and energy I spent on developing it, it never clicked.  I feel as though I have more in me to share.  I have readers who supported me the first two years of my blog and for that, I've decided to continue this blog under another name.  
The focus will be on my journey to health, including healthy recipes, fitness tips, how to stay active as a family and my daily struggle to accept myself as I am.
I hope you are able to continue with me on my new venture.   

Friday, March 14, 2014

At a crossroad...

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Over the past couple of months, I've been on a personal journey.  For once, I've started focusing on what I'm passionate about.  I've always know I've had a strong pull towards fitness, cooking and helping people but never had an avenue to do it.  I'm sure a lot of my faithful readers have noticed my posts starting to change.  My focus has become less about crafting and more about healthy recipes.  Although I love to still create, my heart is being filled in other ways.  
 
I feel as though I'm at a crossroad.  I've given two years to this blog which I love dearly but I just don't have the time to maintain everything.  I've been toying with the idea of starting a new blog focused on maintaining a healthy family through food and exercise.  It's such a scarey feeling to let go of something you've worked so hard on but I'm sick of the nagging feeling in my stomach.  I need to listen to my inner voice.  I've never wanted to live with regrets so why should I stop now.
 
Have you ever hit a crossroad in your life where you feel you're being pulled in another direction?
 
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Friday, February 28, 2014

The 4 Ingredient Cookie

I'm loving the fact that my challengers are now submitting healthy recipes they find to me.  It shows they are thinking differently about food.  Food can be healthy and taste good.  One of my challengers proved it to me again this week.
 
She sent me this recipe and when I saw it had only 4 ingredients all of which I had, I couldn't pass it up.  I just made it in under 20 minutes, including bake time.  These little bites of decadence are only 54 calories a piece and are awesome right out of the oven.  I can almost guarantee you could make these right now.  I did switch out the milk chocolate chips for dark ones since it's what I had on hand.
 
 If you have a healthy recipe you'd like me to test out, either pin it to my board, send it to me via email or leave me a comment.  I'm always looking for new healthy recipes for my family and I.
 
 
My Results:
2 ripe bananas
1 c quick cook oats
1/2 c milk or white chocolate chips
1 heaping T of natural peanut butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 
2. Press the outside of the bananas to make more tender.
 
3.  Mix all ingredients well.  The bananas should be smooth like a paste.
 
  
 
4. Place tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. 

5. Cool or enjoy them warm out of the oven!
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