Calling all COOKIE MONSTERS ~ (21 Day Fix Cookies)

5/13/15


Since we started our "fit nest"  about 3 months ago I am constantly amazed at the changes I've noticed in my children's awareness of what they eat. I am not restricting them from all of the junk food that is constantly geared to our children on a daily basis! They do eat processed cookies, fruit snacks, chips and crackers with artificial ingredients and added sugars. Blah! But we've certainly cut back on what we offer them in our home. We try to be the example and make good choices while encouraging them to make good choices too.

BUT, speaking of COOKIES....I came across an amazing, easy, quick and clean cookie recipe that I think most kids would enjoy on another fitness blog: getfitwithnikki.com And the best thing is that it  provides us with a sweet treat, but keeps us on track with our healthy lifestyle. 

Be careful though, it's hard to eat just one! 

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

(Makes 8. Serving size is 2 and replaces 1 Yellow container on the 21-Day Fix)
Ingredients:
1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
2 medium ripe Bananas, mashed
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Dark Chocolate Chips)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly grease baking sheet with coconut oil.
3. Combine oats, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl, making sure to mix well.
4. Add mashed bananas, chips and coconut, mix well.
5. Drop by heaping Tbsp onto your baking tray.
6. Flatten the cookies with wet fingers (so they don’t stick) or a silicon spatula.
7. Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until they are firm.
8. Cool and Enjoy!
Before baking! We ate them all before I could take an after! Lol! 





NEW Beachbody Products Coming ~ July 2015


Let's introduce... CIZE


I am so excited these two NEW products are available to you July 2015! 
I had the privilege to participate in a CIZE workout in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago, and let me just say if you like to dance you will love this workout!! Actually I am not a very confident dancer and I LOVED this workout! 
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CIZE is the newest, intense dance fitness program courtesy of Shaun T. According to the official product description, “You’ll have so much fun challenging yourself to master the dance choreography that you won’t even realize you’re working up a sweat.” According to Shaun T...ANYONE CAN DANCE! I can't wait to add this to my collection!! 
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21 Day Fix Chili

5/3/15

Slow Cooker Chili - 21 Day Fix Approved

I love to make this on a Sunday and portion out for a few lunches during the week. 



1lb lean ground turkey, browned and drained
1/2 chopped onion
1tsp minced garlic
1 green, yellow or red pepper, chopped
1 large can diced organic tomatoes, low sodium
1 small can of green chilis
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can black beans, low sodium
1 can kidney beans, low sodium 
1/2 cup frozen sweet corn
1 can pure pumpkin
1 1/2 T chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin

Place al ingredients in Slow Cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours. 
For an extra fancy bowl of chili...top each serving with sprinkle of cheddar cheese and dollop of greek yogurt. 

This recipe makes about 6 - 1 1/2 cup servings. 

Each serving is counted as: 
1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Green and 1/2 Blue if you use cheese. 


Fixing to Change {Join ME} ~ I challenge you!



Let me just say I CAN NOT Believe that I am going on my 12th week of Beachbody's 21 Day Fix Program!! Me...the girl that hasn't exercised since College (and even then, it really wasn't that much, Lol!) 

This is MY Life now! I did it! I can tell you from experience that 21 days is enough to create a New Habit and break some old ones! I've never felt this way about eating and exercising in my entire life! And I eat a lot of food on this plan! Food that I actually like! I even have a glass of wine or another treat once a week. It's a lifestyle I can live with and love. 

Every day I complete the program, I honestly smile knowing that I didn't quit. Each day gets me closer to my personal goals!

But this isn't just my journey!! This is a journey that I am destined to share with others. I believe I was meant to share my story and inspire you to make the same changes in your life so that you can live longer and stronger too! 


Let's face it, we are all caught up in this crazy life of work, work, work sometimes play, sometimes a little Facebook, TV, special events, eating out for convenience, our kids, our grandkids, our spouse, our friends...on and on the list goes. And all of these things are so very important. Did I mention laundry? 

BUT guess what? In order to keep going,  you need to take some time to FOCUS on YOU! Join Me!


If I can squeeze in one 30 minute workout/day and get 4 kiddos to eat healthier with me, then you certainly CAN too!! Lol!

If you want to see, and feel the rewards of a healthy lifestyle then join me! 

Ready? I challenge you to change! 

Purchase the 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack  or the advanced 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Pack.


Once I receive your order, I will add you to our Private Accountability Facebook Group where you will find more details to prepare for our 21 Day Fix Challenge beginning May 11th! 


So looking forward to sharing this journey with you!!

XO! Robin






Sunday Morning Pancakes | Clean and 21 Day Fix Approved!

4/26/15

Hi loves! I don't know about you, but my kiddos always want something special for breakfast Sunday mornings! I guess they know that I have a little more time to try something new.

Today, we are trying French Toast Pancakes from a sweet blogger Honeybee Homemaker.

These pancakes are easy to make, which I love. The ingredients are simple ones that I usually have on hand. And the best part...you throw it all into a blender or food processor and mix it up! Ready to pour pancakes minus all the preservatives and extra sugar!

French Toast Pancakes ~ 21 Day Fix
 Bonus...the kiddos love them! Sometimes we add a few chocolate chips to theirs for an extra special panacake! Top it off with Pure, Oak Lodge, Jimberg Maple Syrup made by their Pappy and we are headed for a HAPPY DAY!


French Toast Pancakes ~ Kid Approved!

Serve this with a side of Turkey bacon and some fresh fruit...pretty little breakfast at your house!
Enjoy the day loves!!

XO!
Robin


Buffalo Chicken Wrap (21 Day Fix )

4/19/15

This is such an yummy lunch or even dinner! Especially if you are sticking to a meal plan such as the 21 Day Fix! 

You can even prepare the chicken at the beginning of the week for a grab and go meal! Also great on salads. 


Whole Wheat Tortilla Wrap

Boneless skinless chicken breast

Pepper to taste

Franks Red Hot sauce

Cheddar Cheese 

Romaine lettuce

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Bake chicken with pepper to taste until no longer pink. 

Shred or cut up chicken and mix with franks red hot to taste

Place chicken in wrap along with cheese, lettuce and any additional fix approved toppings that fit your daily plan! 



Dream Big ~ Beachbody Coaching

4/14/15


About 5 weeks ago I followed through with my PASSION and became a Beachbody Coach! And I'm making it public news! Some of you might recognize Beachbody programs such as P90X, Insanity, PiYo, 21 Day Fix, etc (and the list could go on and on). I was honored to be asked to join the incredible *‪#‎girlboss‬ Dynasty* team and Love how they are all welcoming me with open arms. I am driven and dedicated to help you succeed in your health and fitness journey! Beachbody has helped me and I feel it's my duty to give back and help others feel as great as I do.
Why did I become a coach? Good question! After having four babies, I needed to start somewhere. My body just wasn't the same (hello flabby tummy!) and I wanted to get it back. I started with the 21 Day Fix Challenge and fell in love! I became a coach to hold myself accountable. I want to be your accountability partner and I want you to be mine. AMAZING goals are accomplished when you are a part of a motivated team that will NOT let you fail! Having people to depend on and the fact that they are depending on you, is truly a huge motivation to succeed!


I am a work in progress. I do not have a perfect body. I am not a professional fitness trainer. But I AM pushing towards my goals everyday. One day...one workout at a time. I will succeed! wink emoticon
Whether just joining one of my challenge groups to get fit/be held accountable, or coming on as a coach for the discount, or to make it a job/career, there is a way for everyone to better themselves! I am SO thankful for this opportunity!!! I would love for you to join me on this journey too, message me so we can talk about it!

XO! ~ Robin