Monday, January 7, 2013

Clean Oatmeal Cookie Bites

Clean Oatmeal Cookie Bites

While searching for Daniel Fast snacks I can across a recipe close to this one on pinterest (source unknown).  I made a few changes and when I realized I had everything I needed I made them instantly.

Mix the following in a bowl:
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Oats
  • 2-3 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Raisins*
  • Walnuts*
* Could also use cranberries or nut of choice. 

Going to store these bad boys and this will be great when I need a little snack and don't have time to put much effort in making something! Also would be good for breakfast in a hurry!

21 Day Daniel Fast

To kick off the New Year and to also prove to myself I still have self-discipline I am joining my church in a 21 day Daniel Fast. There are many resources online explaining the fast.  Right now my biggest struggle is the headaches. I know its my body detoxing likely from caffeine and sugar. I also find myself hungry, a lot! Being the only one in the house doing the fast is challenging as well. I still cook for my boyfriend and daughter non Daniel Fast friendly meals.  But after many searches on meals I CAN eat ( thank you pinterest!) I should do better this week and after all I only have two more weeks!
After the Fast I plan to continue  avoiding dairy, sugar, processed foods, and most meats. Nothing like a new year to get back on track!

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ”  - Bill Cosby

 “ The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. ” - Vince Lombardi Jr.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Goal Setting Moday

Goal Getting Monday APril. 16th

I have not blogged in a long while! I want to start back with Goal Mondays! I need to manage my time, diet, and exercise better. Maybe blogging again can help me along with others.
Every Monday I am going to create short term weekly goals.  The key is making sure the goal are doable nothing crazy or to demanding for a weeks time.  My main focus is to reduce stress not create it!

Weeks Goals:  Week 1
  • Go to bed before Midnight! - I know I need to go to bed earlier than that but for starters this week I need to be asleep by then! 
  • Wake up daily 6:30am or Earlier- Trying to become a morning person!
  • Workout 5 times a week- I want to aim for 6-7 with one day being a light work out, such as a long walk or out door activity. 
  • No processed food- Easier said then done! I will still eat wraps and whole wheat bread but no crackers or loaded HFC and Fake Foods! 
  • No Eating Out! - I need to realize how much I spend eating out.  I don't think I eat out much however this will make me more aware of how much I spend in extra money and calories because not eating at home.
  •   No more than 4 cups of coffee this week- Need to wen myself away from a cup a day!
  • Start a prayer Journal- This will help me in my spiritual life.
  • Make beds every morning, make sure house is picked up before going to bed! - I always feel better waking up and coming home to a clean house
Have a Wonderful Week!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fit Test Day 1

 So I made up this excuse that Ive been too busy to work out and Im so pissed at myself! I  am out of shape and I feel it after this fit test! I suck! Starting my 30 Challenge Ready to see improvements! 

Day 1 Fit Test

Squat Jump:22
Push Ups: 15
High Knees:115
Switch Lunges:8
Tuck Jumps:8
Straight Abs:30