Monday, December 22, 2014

Challenge Group- It's All Good


January starts a New Year and a time to Clean Out! Break out your old workouts or start a new one...it doesn't matter!!  Join my 'It's All Good' group for accountability and motivation! You'll receive daily tips, meal plans and coaching for 6 weeks.  

This group will take place over a PRIVATE Facebook group lead by myself.  It will be a place for participants to seek motivation, stay accountable, and work as a team to achieve their health and fitness goals.

The group will kick off on Monday, January 5th and run for 6 weeks (ends February 14th).


WHY JOIN?
There is no bad exercise only bad nutrition.  
Many of us start something but life catches up with us and we let our own goals fall to the waist side.  It's proven that people can achieve their goals when they work together as a team and have accountability.  Since you will be a part of a group of other people working towards a common goal and have a coach holding you accountable, you will be more likely to succeed.

Since the program and meal plans will take time and resources there will be a one time fee of just $29.99.  This fee will cover my daily check-ins, tips, accountability and meal plans.  There will also be some prizes along the way to keep us all on our toes.  My goal is to keep the group affordable for everyone.

If you decided you want to try something new for this challenge group, contact me and we can get a program that's right for you.  for those of you who are going to use one of your existing programs, click the link below.https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=H8JMADJR8MSQE

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dark Chocolate Chunk Granola Cookies


Last night I went to a cookie exchange and came home with 9 dozen of different cookies.  All very yummy looking but man I know the calories that are probably in each one of them...EEK!  Although I watch what I eat, I love cookies so do indulge in my favorites every once in awhile. Sometimes it just feels so comforting for me to make a warm batch of cookies.  

There's something very homey about the process of baking and the smells it creates in your kitchen especially when it's so cold outside.  These cookies are perfect out of the oven with the melted dark chocolate chunks.  My girls had no clue there was granola or even flax seed baked in them.  I like to make more bit sized cookies and this recipe will make 2 dozen of them at 94 calories each!  

Another great option for a cookie exchange...

Ingredients:
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup no-trans-fat vegetable oil spread
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups granola
5 oz dark or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
Optional: 2 tbsp Milled Flax Seed 

1. Heat oven to 375°F. 

2. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.

3. In small bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. 

4. In medium bowl, beat sugars, vegetable oil spread and applesauce with electric mixer or by hand until smooth. 

5. Beat in egg and vanilla. 

6. Gradually beat in flour mixture from step #4.


7. Stir in granola (breaking up any large pieces) and chocolate. 

8. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets.

9. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. 

10. Cool and move to cooling racks.

11. Enjoy these soft chewy cookie alternative.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

16 Months of No Regrets

16 months ago, I made a decision to make a change in my life. I no longer felt happy with myself or the image in staring back at me in the mirror. Committing to change how I was eating and exercising scared the hell out of me... 
 
What if I ...failed?  
 
I thank God I took an uncomfortable step 16 months ago and decided living with regret was scarier then living with an unhappy me. Taking that step at the 'what could be' has literally changed my life.  Sure I've changed on the outside but man am I a lot happier with myself.  I set a goal that no one but myself could achieve and I did it- Me!  It's such a rewarding feeling to know you made the change and you were responsible for your own results.
 
 
Are you ready to make a change?   
 
If you'd like to join a private group for support or are interested in one on one support, contact me so we can chat.  It is possible to make a change when you have a support system in place, the right tools and someone keeping you accountable. 
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