I’m Getting There

I’m Getting There

There is always room for improvement.

After completing Insanity Max:30 and then doing a hybrid of Max:30 and PiYo, I decided I needed to step it back up to prepare for the crazy run I signed up for!  I’m terrified and pumped to take part in the local Mud Run that is “benefitting the ministry of Chestnut Mountain Ranch and helping young men and their families towards hope and restoration.”  I love that they make these events to benefit charities and organizations like this one.  Makes it much easier to fork over that sizable amount of cash.  🙂

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Meanwhile I have been working on an Ab Challenge group.  I found pretty doable 30 Day Ab Challenge by Livestrong.com and we just wrapped it up yesterday!  I am both glad and sad.  It really helped strengthen my core!

Abs after Twins

Abs after Twins

We always see our faults though, don’t we.  I’m sure even a super model could tell you all her “trouble” areas.  Mine is my back, legs, and of course where I carried two precious babies not so long ago.  I know I will never be perfectly happy with how I look but I am stronger and that has helped me feel  so much better in my skin.  I am thankful that God has helped me find the discipline I needed to get here.

I recently read a blog post on Teambeachbody.com about Monday Meal Prep.  Thank God for chocolate Shakeology but I don’t see any chocolate or Oatmeal Energy Bites in this line up…

Monday Meal prep by Teambeachbody Blog

Monday Meal prep by Teambeachbody Blog

So I think I have some work to do.  I may greatly overdo my chocolate addiction.

While I was discouraged by the need to fix my chocolate fix issue.  I did work on some protein prep.  I got some preservative free turkey bacon burnt and also made some chicken breasts with my Bragg seasoning to have available.  I always eat a ton of spinach and throw some tomatoes on it but I am working on having some veggies at dinner.  I need to do Sunday Meal prep to cook up some veggies to have on hand.

While I was a little discouraged, I did turn it into new goals which I need.  If you don’t have direction or a focus you wont get anywhere.

So my new goals right now are to finish Insanity the Asylum (tomorrow will be day 14 or 30).  Decrease chocolate intake and focus on getting more of a variety of veggies into my dinner plans.  (Sorry hubs)

Mango Oatmeal

Mango Oatmeal

So I will leave you with this delicious recipe!  Well I tweaked it by only using just 1/2 cup of oats (no bran) and 1/2 cup almond milk.  I did use a whole scoop of protein powder and was so full!  My dad gave me a beautiful mango and it made for a very delicious breakfast!  Reading the recipe now I see I didn’t use any salt either.  Haha

Ingredients:
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup oat bran
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup protein powder (optional)
1 ripe mango, peeled and pitted, diced
1 tsp roasted golden flaxseed
2 tbsp chopped cashews
1 tbsp unsweetened flaked coconut

Preparation:
Combine oats, oat bran and salt with 2 1/4 cups water in a small saucepan over medium high heat until simmering. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring until mixture thickens and water is absorbed, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit two minutes.
Divide cereal equally between 2 bowls. Whisk together almond milk and protein powder, and pour over cereal. Top with mango, flaxseed, cashews and coconut.

This is straight from Melanie Mitro’s Blog!