3 medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2″ pieces
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tbsp raw honey
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup uncooked quick oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 cup fat free milk (I use Fat Free Fair Life Milk)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the dish.
Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, honey and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and salt; stir together.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, light brown sugar, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas.
Pour the pumpkin mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible. Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the the top.
Bake the oatmeal for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm and ENJOY!!
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I am catching up on life (remodeling a kitchen and office at once really puts you in a tizzy lol) and wanted to share our amazing weekend that our top leaders went on this past week!!!
As a fitness coach, my goal is to not only keep myself accountable for my own fitness journey, but also help others along the way!! As I have been able to help others, we have also found that growing a team of other like-minded go getters has really helped us with freedom for our families and financially… and since my team has made so many sacrifices and worked so hard to get to where they are today, this retreat was a way to congratulate them, but also allow them to enjoy a little vacation while spending some QT together!!
One thing that was extra special to me this trip was that my husband Brent was able to join me on this trip!! This was his very first Beachbody event that he attended… now it was not planned by corporate so he didn’t see the huge training and extras that go with those events, but this was a perfect first that he watched me host, so that made it so special!
The only way he was able to go with me was if he was my assistant and helped with cooking all the meals for 25 women and helped keep the place clean! I would say him and our other male friend Jessie who came to do the same did an amazing job!!! I am so blessed that Brent was able to not worry about taking off work to be here with me!
I must say, I have to give him so much credit because there are not many husbands or guys out there who are willing to be in a houseful of 25 women to do what they did and not one time complained about ANYTHING!! Not even me being slightly needy and pregnant at the same time!!
This was also our very first big trip together and flying together! If you don’t know our story, we did things pretty quick.. Met, got engaged in 4 months, married in 6, pregnant in 7! And never had the opportunity to have a honeymoon because our schedules with work and kids just didn’t match!
So back to the trip!!! It felt so good to be able to grab a 30 person house to have us all stay together and get to know each other more and spend time together!! We came from all over the US: PA, WV, CA, MI, and
more!! We may not see each other as often as we want, but when we come together again, it feels like we have known each other forever and we pick up right where we left off!
Our theme for our retreat was “EMPOWER”- Our mission to to EMPOWER others to shoot for the stars, to overcome fear and do what makes them happy and what is important to them! So many people hold back because of fear, but we are all for taking leaps into the unknown, because as we did it ourselves, we found a beautiful world on the other side of fear and doubt!!
As I took this trip at 28 weeks pregnant, I did not know what I was going to get myself into with swelling and being in sunny Florida with 90 degree weather… yea, I have no clue how pregnant mommas do it lol!! I was SOOO swollen every day!!! But I didn’t let it get to me, I just kept on moving!! Yoga, MMA workouts, we did it all.. and rocked it!
Im proud to say this was my yoga buddy and I working out on our last day before we travel back home!! #committed #goals
I guess since we are fitness coaches, we can tap for a minute about nutrition! We had planned healthy meals for each breakfast, lunch, and dinner while in Florida:
Buffalo chicken Sweet Potatoes
Taco night (healthy version)
And for breakfast, Green Protein Pancakes!! Ok I may have added peanut butter and bacon on it, but it was SOOOOO good lol!! Ps. Don’t knock it til ya try it!
Anndddd then came evening time.. I swear if my friends didn’t love cookies and didn’t suggest ice cream sundae parties, I would NOT have fallen off lol!! I can blame them right?? or blame it on the pregnancy??
Yes, my ice cream sundae was eaten in my two piece at 28 weeks pregnant and my belly was my table! LOL
During our retreat, we did have some training to continue empowering our leaders! Even leaders and successful coaches are hungry for more knowledge and growth!! And then after 2 days of training, we did finish off with a day in Epcot for the 25th year anniversary and wine and food festival… hold the wine please.. I’ll just take a sample of all the food!!
And then we did more work and had a photoshoot for some professional pictures.. as you can tell, with the little time we have, we get lots accomplished.. because busy people get stuff done!!!
I loved taking my pregnancy lifestyle pictures because this truly is ME!!! I love having the ability to be me, work from home, in yoga pants or comfy cotton dress with my belly hanging out, and helping others around the US/Canada, and soon to be UK!! Thanks to social media, it allows me to reach and help so many more people than just those in my community!!
It is so crazy to know this is our lives!! We pick the hours we want to work, we travel just a couple times a year (if we want) to meet up, have fun, get more training, and create memories, but we are women of all sizes and ages working on ourselves and our own fitness journeys, and hoping to help others who can relate to us along the way!
I am so thankful God has placed this opportunity in my hands almost 5 years ago when I was working full time swing shifts as a nurse with a newborn and 1 year old, and just wanting a way to have more freedom and time with my boys!!
This opportunity has allowed me more than I ever imagined: New friendships that I can call my other family, more freedom and time with my boys, financial freedom to provide for my family, more confidence as a person and mother, and a healthy pregnancy that I never had before this journey started!!
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I am a HUGE fan of seasonings and condiments… I am not one to keep my food dry and not cook with anything, so I found a recipe that is PERFECT to add to your proteins to give it a great taste!!
This is from the 21 Day Fix recipe list!! So yes, for those who are using our famous home workout programs and following the healthy nutrition guide, this is APPROVED!!
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Happy Sunday and start to a brand new week!! We are into a new month (September), and I am so excited to start a month new and fresh with new goals and new opportunities!! No matter what happened last month in your fitness journey, realize that you have the ability to reach ANY goal you truly want!!!
I am 24 weeks pregnant, and still going strong in my fitness journey!
Despite some setbacks with nutrition (mama is on the struggle bus)… I did eat clean for a good bit of the week, but I also had a few too many cheat meals..
My hubby made some yummy breakfast with toast, dippy egg, and avocado which is simple but healthy, and then sometimes I dug into too many carbs and peanut butter!!
I am ready to get back on track and this meal plan is going to help me.. even if Labor Day is tomorrow!! I planned for my cheat meal to be at lunch since that is our family get together, then I will stay on track the rest of the week!! If I feel like cheating, I simply have a healthy alternative ready!!
For my workouts, I am doing the Shift Shop home fitness program with Chris Downing! Yes, my belly is getting in the way of some workouts, but I am still making it happen and being pretty successful at it! I love that this program incorporates cardio and weight training, so I am getting a little of both! My husband and I are on round 2, so the workouts are a little bit longer (35-45 min).
I also love to add my yoga in addition to my Shift Shop workouts… It is so good for the mind, body, and soul!! And I do love adding in some yoga poses with the hubs!! Poor guy is probably scared when I jump up and go for a landing!!! HAHA
Here is to a new week!!! If you are working on your fitness journey, and want help with your nutrition, getting a good workout plan, and would love having daily support and mentoring, please fill out the application below for a spot in my fitness challenge group!
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In my current challenge group, I have Bonnie B. who has done such an incredible job on her fitness journey!! She has been doing a variety of workout programs from All-Access Beachbody On Demand such as Shift Shop, Core De Force, and CIZE!
Not only is she doing 30 minute workouts in the comfort of her own home to get strong and tone, but she is also incorporating healthy eating and Shakeology into her regimen! Shakeology is one meal that she does not even have to think about, but is giving her the proper nutrition and superfoods her body needs that we do not get when we just shop at the grocery store!! High quality nutrients gives you high quality results!!
This journey is not about a diet, it’s about creating a lifestyle that you can live off of forever!! I am so super proud of this mom and friend for working so hard and being so consistent every day to push through those workouts, to eat healthy even when something is tempting her, and to show others what is possible!!
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2cupsbaby spinach – roughly choppedmeasured/packed before chopping
1 cup diced baby tomatoes
4 links of chicken sausage (I get from Aldi) chopped into small pieces
6 egg whites
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a small pan, set to medium on stove and add olive oil. Add ingredients listed 2-5 and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently while cooking.
In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients listed above 6-12 along with cooked ingredients (2-5). Stir together.
Pour the egg/veggie mixture evenly into the muffin pan. You’ll have enough for all 12 muffin slots!
Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until tops are slightly firm to touch. Let cool before eating and enjoy!!
This is a perfect breakfast that you can meal prep and even the kids can enjoy! The portion size is done for you as I will eat 2-3 per meal! You get your protein (red container) along with your veggies (1/2 green container) if you are following the 21 Day Fix meal plan!
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Well week 3 begins for our Shift Shop test group! I love that my husband and I have been doing this together and even being pregnant this program has been great! I am 20 1/2 weeks and have not modified yet, other than some push ups… I have done some modified on my knees. But the cardio part and other weight lifting has been great and I am feeling stronger!! And I am pretty excited to brag about my hubby who is seeing some bigger biceps too!!
My kids have done a few workouts with me when my husband has done a workout at another time. I don’t quite understand why they think these workouts aren’t hard enough!!! LOL The bear crawls really get me, and they think piling on mommy and adding 90 extra pounds should do the trick and make me stronger! Oh not including the extra 12 lbs on me right now with baby Josiah!
So let’s talk nutrition for a minute! 80% of your results come from nutrition! Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain weight, lean out, or build muscle, when you clean up your nutrition and eat the right amount, your results will come and they will be longer lasting rather than doing just another FAD diet!
And yes, my kids LOVEEEE drinking that healthy superfood shake with me! Shakeology has been a life saver in our home! Before I drank Shakeology, we would eat ice cream like it was going out of style! Seriously, we would eat it at least 3 times a week!! And I could finish off a half gallon on my own in one sitting! But, since incorporating Shakeology into our regimen, we now replace our ice cream with our shake so we are getting our proper nutrition AND getting closer to our fitness goals!! Well, my kids just have a goal of being healthy with mommy, so it is more so of mommy’s fitness goals!
People say they don’t have time to eat healthy and so many end up spending tons of money (at least $7) each time they stop at a fast food restaurant, but when they do this, it takes them farther away from their goal, causes bloating, and causes more cravings for that unhealthy food they are putting into their body! Well, here I can show you that fast food can be healthy and my shake is made WAY quicker than the time it takes to drive to the place, wait in line, and to get through the drive through and I pay HALF that price to get my veggies, protein, superfoods, healthy fat and good carb.. oh and multi vitamin!! WINNING!!
Here is my meal plan for this week to finish the last week of Shift Shop of phase 1!! Of course, we will move onto phase 2!!
We will incorporate Shakeology into our meals 1 time per day. I get 5 servings of protein per day and have lots of complex carbohydrates (veggies) and healthy fats. This week, per the Shift Shop meal plan, I will stay away from the heavy carbs like oats, sweet potatoes, etc… not that they are bad for you because I love getting those good carbs in, but this is me following and trusting the meal plan and program! Shift Shop was made by a certified trainer who also trains athletes. So this program and nutrition guide is a perfect way to change up your routine, speed up your metabolism, get great results and feel good inside and out!
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