Blogging about not blogging…

I HAVE MISSED BLOGGING!  All day I think about things I want to post here and it just hasn’t happened.  🙁
I can only blame myself …and Downton Abby …and my babies.

So an update is in order!
Since my last post I have completed Insanity: Max 30.  I lost 4 pounds and 4 inches and gained leaner legs!  Yay!

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They are a little leaner… if you look closely   😉

 

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Insanity Max:3o results

 

I was somewhat disappointed in those numbers but you get out what you put in and I could have eaten better.  I still had my regular Friday night cheat and then some BLTs (bites, licks, and tastes) through the week.  Still, progress is progress.  If I hadn’t done 2 clean eating challenges or drank my Shakeology it would have been worse!
Leave it to a bikini to put things in perspective for you.  Ouch!  I was pretty cranky the rest of the day, but it could have a lot to do with not sleeping enough.  God really got on me about that and I needed it.  Since I have gotten an extra hour of sleep it is not as hard to eat cleaner and be nicer.  I know this is elementary information, but I think sometimes we forget that our bodies know better than we do.

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Insanity Max:30 abs in the making

 

Now I am on day 4 of Insanity the Asylum and I am in love with the program!  I’ll go more into that later because it’s time to share a recipe before the kids wake up.

Sharing this recipe is so overdue.  My love for these little bites is on the verge of unhealthy.  I found them when I was breastfeeding twins and would literally eat a whole batch in a day or two.  No joke.  …and I wondered why I couldn’t lose weight.  Thank God for 21 Day Fix portion control containers.   Honestly.  Thank God!  Anyway.  Recipe.

No Bake energy bites, oatmeal balls

No Bake Energy Bites

I have to give all the credit to Gimmie Some Oven blog.

No Bake Energy Bites

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)

2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup ground flax seed

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/3 cup honey(some light local honey makes this heavenly)

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional but I like to double this up)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.

Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1″ in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Makes about 20-25 balls.

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These little guys are so wonderful!

Please try them and let me know how you like them!

Learning how I should really be eating

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Rainy cold mornings are boring for the boys

        Getting anything done is tough, but I am thankful I have been able to wake up at 5 these mornings.   Especially today because they were fussing by 6!  Having my workout and shower done takes such a huge amount of stress off of me for the day and gives me such a great start.  Less stress means less crankiness…

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I love a strong start to my day

     So I have been trying to incorporate 21 Day Fix containers into my routine.  I have been BLOWN AWAY by how much I was overeating!  Soooo sad.  Haha.  Since I am in the <150 lb category, that means I can only have 2 teaspoons of oils & nut butters.  Ever since I started breastfeeding, I have been a peanut butter eating machine!  I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t losing weight when I was eating so clean and healthy.  I was eating at least 4 TABLESPOONS a day of peanut butter and then I started to add in coconut oil (though I kept that to 1 teaspoon or so).  That doesn’t count that I was probably having a tablespoon of olive oil with a salad and adding honey, almond milk, and coconut oil to my coffee in the morning.  AAHHHHH!  I won’t go into my avocado intake.

Long story short, you can eat too much even if it’s healthy.

     21 Day Fix containers really helped me to see that and I am so thankful.  I had hit a plateau and just could not get past it until I starting using them.  I am slowly learning that I am no longer exclusively breastfeeding twins anymore!  Haha.  Breaking these habits have required me to focus on staying busy and drinking plenty of water.  I have heard over and over that if think you are hungry or what chocolate that you should go do basically anything else for 15 minutes.  I tried that the other day and it worked!  Have to tell my stomach the kitchen is closed!  🙂

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Life changing system!

 

Speaking of the kitchen, here is a recipe I came up with yesterday.  I was really wanting a blueberry muffin and some protein and banana so I combined some elements of other peoples recipes and swapped out brown sugar or maple syrup for half of a banana.

It was quick, easy, and clean!

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Blueberry banana egg muffin

Blueberry banana egg muffin

1 egg

1/2 banana

2 tbs chia seeds

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup quick oats

4 Tbs frozen of fresh blueberries

splash of almond milk (or any other milk)

Directions:  Whisk egg in mug then add mashed banana.  Add vanilla, chia seeds, milk, and oats.

Fold in blueberries.

I added a little bit of cinnamon before and after cooking.

Cook for 1:30 – 2 minutes.  Try not to overcook

     Enjoy!  Let me know if you liked it or what you’d change.  I’d love to hear from you!