Friday, February 27, 2015

Start Where You Are

"You don't need to be Great to start, but you have to Start to be great." 

It's so easy to shy away from things you don't feel 100% prepared for but the truth is...will you ever feel prepared? Instead of waiting for the 'right time', start working on your goal now. Don't let valuable time pass. 

These bits of doubt will continue to run through your head but it's up to you to make a conscious effort to stop them. I've always had a love of fitness and helping people but didn't ever feel confident enough to take the next step in getting certified.  My girls were too young, I wouldn't be good, the timing isn't right, what if I fail?  These still run through my mind every time I study for my NASM certification.  I'm so happy that I finally stopped making excuses and finally decided to jump in with both feet.  

What's a life of what if's or if only I had tried?

 My next remote challenge group will focus on starting where you are and moving forward NOT looking backwards. Come to the table where you are and let's work together to keep you motivated to move forward. 

If you'd like a spot in my next 6 week remote group, I'd love to have you.

Friday, February 13, 2015

I Love ME Challenge Group

"When the mind, body and spirit work as one, anything is possible."
- Criss Angel
Being healthy isn't just about exercise and eating right.   Many of us are able to focus on these two things but we struggle on being mentally strong.  I have always dealt with anxiety, poor self confidence and personal doubts.  I thought once I was able to get stronger physically that I'd also get stronger mentally.  Two years later, I'm starting to realize this isn't the case.  No matter how happy I am with my physical appearance the insecurities will stay unless they are addressed.

One of my goals for 2015 was to work on me so that I'm mentally and physically strong. I am hosting my FIRST I Love ME challenge group where we will not only focus on nutrition and exercise but on creating a mentally stronger us. Each challenger will receive UNTIL TODAY! by Iyanla Vanzant.

The group will start on February 23 and run for 6 weeks.

If you're interested on more information contact me here or fill out the form below to register. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kamut Treats

Anyone else a fan of rice crispy treats? 
I love how gooey and crunchy they are but each one is 140 cal and let's be honest, I usually can't just stick with one.  To go along with my search for salty, sweet treats that are on the healthier side, I decided to find another option to the traditional Rice Krispie Treats.  

Kamut is one of my favorite cereals of all time.  My girls would say it has no taste but I love the nuttier flavor and the fact that each bowl is only around 50 calories.  For someone who has a cereal addiction, I need to monitor how many calories are in each bowl I eat.  Kamut can be found at any grocery store in the cereal aisle and usually comes in a plastic bag.

I decided to drizzle my Kamut treats with dark chocolate but you can always omit the chocolate.  With the drizzle each treat is around 96 cal each and without the dark chocolate 83 calories.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Bites

I was so excited to make these little morsels of goodness for my husband.  I prepped everything, froze them and after dipping them into chocolate I asked him if he'd like one.  His reply was that he's not a fan of frozen bananas.  What!!!  We've been together for 12 years and I'm just now discovering this about him!  Not only was I in complete shock over this new discovery but I wondered what I was going to do with all these frozen bananas.

Fingers crossed my girls accept these chocolate covered bananas as a healthy dessert tonight :)  Either way, they were really easy to make, cheap and a nice healthy alternative if you're wanting something sweet and salty.

Each bit comes to about 50 calories depending upon the type of peanut butter and chocolate you use.

  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 tbsp nut butter of choice (I used freshly ground peanut butter-no salt)
  • 1/3 cup melted chocolate of choice (I used Ghirardelli 60% Cacao)
  1. Slice bananas into slices about ¼-1/2 inch thick.
  2. Spread a little nut butter onto a slice and sandwich two slices together.
  3. Place on a Slipmat or wax paper on a cookie sheet and freeze until solid, at least an hour.
  4. Melt chocolate and remove frozen banana bites from freezer.
  5. Dip each banana bite in chocolate and place back on Slipmat or wax paper. Freeze for another hour.
  6. Transfer and keep in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 weeks
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