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Monday, November 9, 2015

Halloween 2015

Halloween recap! I love Halloween and we thankfully were all able to coordinate! Third year in a ROW! WOW! AWESOME! This year we were Jurassic World. I was Claire the boss lady in heals! Matt was a tourist wearing a Jurassic Park shirt. Mason was a T-rex and Collin was a T-Rex hatchling. We got lots and lots of "OH how cute" And fun comments. Mason and Collin made out like bandits with the amount of candy they got. We let them go hog wild that night and then started to ration their candy the next day. It has worked great for bargaining with Mason.

On top of that, I wore a different wig everyday for my challenge group and students. It was so much fun rocking a fun and different hair color. Some wigs were better than others but still fun. What is your fave?
Bonus day 6:

I hope you all had a great Halloween. Be sure to check out my FACEBOOK page to get daily motivation and tips, recipes and support!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sundays Are The Best

Sundays I slow things down. I try to sleep in, do something special for breakfast for the family, enjoy family time, church, sleep (oh yes! I nap on Sunday!) more family time and dinner and then I end the day with yoga. I try not to push my body too hard because I need this "day of rest". My body needs it. If you get a chance today just slow things down. Take a little break. Enjoy the day! Happy Sunday everyone! 

Need a good de-stressing stretch yoga routine? Check out this 10 minute routine by Women's Health! My favorite stretches. And of course ending the routine with corpse pose!

What is your favorite Sunday activity?

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Turkey Day Transformations! Who wants to have a healthier Thanksgiving this year? I DO! Every week I am going to be posting some great healthy options for your Thanksgiving feast! 

Yes this has sugar in it. But this makes 4 servings. That means only 1/4 tablespoon of sugar per potato. 80/20. Eat clean 80% of the time and enjoy the rest 20% of the rest of the time. but there is so little sugar per serving. Swap out your traditional cream and butter filled mashed potatoes and gravy for this healthy tasty option. Oh and this can also replace the sweet potato casserole. TWOFER! Enjoy! 

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

2 large sweet potatoes (1/2 pounds total)
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon light- or dark-brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped pecans

How to make it: 1 hour, 20 minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pierce each sweet potato twice with tip of knife.

2. Bake until soft, about 50 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle but still very warm. Reduce oven heat to 325°F.

3. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out flesh and place in medium bowl, being careful not to tear skin. Reserve skins. Add pineapple, oil, butter, sugar, zest, and salt to potato flesh. Whip with electric mixer or whisk until slightly fluffy.

4. Place skin shells on baking sheet. Fill with potato mixture, mounding each. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake 5 minutes longer. 1 serving is half a potato.

Healthy Cooking Tip:

Twice-Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes can be made up to a day ahead of time. Bake and stuff the potatoes as directed in the recipe through step 3. Place in a shallow dish, cover loosely and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking as directed in the recipe.

Modified from Reader's Digest Recipe

Friday, November 6, 2015

21 Day Fix Video

Check out 21 Day fix! It is seriously the one workout that has changed my life! I look at food and exercise in a whole new way now because of it. I have lost 20 pounds because of this workout. If you have any questions about it and want more information please let me know!

What I love about 21 Day Fix: 
-I finally learned how to eat for my body type.
-I am finally getting the amount of veggies that I need!
-Different workout everyday that keeps me engaged.
-Workouts are fun, and easy to follow
-GREAT beginning through advanced workout program. It is only as difficult as you make it.
-Modifier for EVERY SINGLE MOVE.
-Can continue with round 2, 3, or more after your first 21 days. You don't just stop at 21 days you keep going!
-Lost 20+ pounds in 4 full rounds! (then I got pregnant!) But I am still doing some of the workouts and following the nutrition plan and keeping my weight gain slow and steady!

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