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!
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.
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.
I have to give all the credit to Gimmie Some Oven blog.
No Bake Energy Bites
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
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.
Please try them and let me know how you like them!