Where has 2015 gone!!

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Wow has time flown by!
Just a quick check in to say I am still here and will be making this blog a focus of 2016!

Goals were achieved, plans were set and accomplished and it has been busy!

I went back to teaching part time and am loving it!

Looking forward to the start of a new year with new adventures!

Non Scale Victories! LOVE ‘Em!!

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Reality and perspective check as well as support for my non-scale victories.

NonScale-Victory

Last night after cycle class, I went and stepped on the scale.

I have not stepped on one since June.

I know I feel healthier and stronger. My clothes fit better and I am buying smaller sizes.

Here is the kicker…..I weigh MORE than the last time I weighed myself.

I would be discouraged if I relied solely on that number, but guess what… NOPE!

Not discouraged.

I will keep busting my hump and pushing myself to try new things and to be healthy everyday!

I will continue on this journey to Fit and FAB without relying on some silly number!

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Now off to evade some Zombies tomorrow…I am scared for my life!

Protein Waffles…perfect for one of the 5 meals!

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Another winner, winner, chicken dinner!

These waffles are so easy to mix up and the are FILLING!

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For these ones, I topped with a bit of sunflower butter mixed with water and some sliced peaches I had frozen.

Protein Waffles

1/2 cup oats

1 scoop protein powder ( I use Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Protein Powder)

2 TBSP unsweetened almond milk

water for consistency

-Place dry ingredients in a blender.

-Blend

-Add almond milk and water until desired consistency.

-Pour onto hot waffle iron…I spritz mine with my oil mister.

**You can add an egg in and make this a complete meal.  🙂

ENJOY!

Get your Pumpkin Pie on…without it going on your hips!!

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Yum!

These delicious morsels SCREAM Thanksgiving Dessert!
I am not a big fan of pie crust or the added sugar, etc that goes into pumpkin pie.

These are the perfect solution.

Pumpkin Pie Bites

4 TBSP any combo of oats, coconut, protein powder, almond meal (I used 2 TBSP oats, 2 TBSP Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Protein Powder)
2 TBSP nut butter (I used sunflower butter)
2 TBSP pureed pumpkin…not sweetened
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp each ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves
splash of vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients.
Add the wet and mix.
Roll into balls and place on wax paper.
Place in fridge overnight.

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These delicious bites of sin-free heaven are AMAZING!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bring on the 9 Week Challenge!!

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I have been MIA!
And I apologize.

I have been getting life back into order.
I have returned to an awesome position as a Teacher presenting In School Field Trips and it has been so much fun!!

AND…I am part of a 3 person team doing a Game On Challenge.

Rules for each day:
5 clean meals that are 2-4 hours apart
3L of water
7+ hours of sleep
30 minutes of activity
introduce a good behaviour: me…10 minutes of stretching
get rid of a bad habit: me…no snacking after 8pm
100 cal of wiggle room foods for the day
select group of foods

You get points for each activity.
It was a $50 buy in, and the winners split the pot.

Sooooo excited to shop with my $300 winnings…I am a GAME PLAYER!!

Here is a typical clean meal for me!

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And THESE are delicious WAFFLES! I have not eaten a waffle in about 15 years…will post the recipe anotehr time!

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BRING ON THE GAMES! And hope the odds are ever in MY favour!

Super Easy Roasted Asparagus!

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Super Easy Roasted Asparagus!

Delish! and so EASY!

I LOVE asparagus!
But sometimes I get overwhelmed with what to do with it.

For this, I put the oven at 425.
I washed and trimmed the woody end off.
Then I spritzed it with an olive/canola oil blend and fresh ground pepper and pink himalayan salt.
I roasted for about 30 minutes, turning constantly.

I wanted it to be crunchy, so I thought I would broil…not a good plan when using parchment paper! Almost caught the kitchen on fire! But it all turned out!

I just continued to cook until it was the desired texture.

YUM!