Favorite Breakfasts?

Happy Mid Week Wednesday Ladies and Gents!

This morning started out delectable! I have today off, so I decided to workout later in the day and started with breakfast!

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My favorite breakfast in the entire world is oatmeal!  I love the creaminess and how you can add anything too it!

What is your favorite breakfast? Waffles, pancakes, cereal, something else?  Give me some ideas to mix it up!

Do you add protein to your breakfast, or do you think our bodies get enough from real food?

Today I added 1 tablespoon of flax, half a banana, and a tablespoon of peanut butter! It was definitely worth a repeat!

On the agenda today will be a tutorial, I think you guys will appreciate… Lets just say it will help you save money!

Have a good day loves xoxo

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Healthier red velvet brownies!

Good Evening =)

Stats from the treadmill workout I posted this morning! It was awesome!

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I was a sweaty Betty after!

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I went to the beauty supply store to pick up my moms hair color, going to touch her outgrowth up soon!  Then for lunch I made a brown rice wrap with guacamole, black bean salad, and kale for lunch!

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It was yummy, want a bite?

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and then it was gone =(

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After lunch I made the Fitnessista’s pb Amazeballs!

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Then I snacked

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Then I decided to play around in the kitchen!  Boy do I have a recipe for you guys! My favorite flavor for anything is red velvet, so I decided to healthify some brownies =)

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Perfect to cook for your sweetie on Valentines day next week, they turned out so FLUFFY!

Recipe:

1/2 C applesauce

1/2C yogurt

3/4C Truvia

3 eggs

2C gluten free flour ( I used bobs red mill)

1/3 C coconut flour

1/4 C Cocoa powder

1/4 C pure maple syrup

1t vanilla

1t baking soda

1/2t baking powder

Directions:

First preheat your oven for 350 degrees.  Then beat the applesauce, yogurt and Truvia until combined.  Then add the eggs, and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well, and put in a greased 8X8 pan.  Cook for 35 to 40 min, and enjoy =)

 

 

Try it Tuesday <3

Happy try it Tuesday!

“Behind every success is effort…Behind every passion is someone with the courage to try”-Anonymous

Lately I have been trying to improve my speed, so today I am going to share my tips, and share a workout that you can add to your workout routine to improve your speed too!

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When training for a long distance run, running the same route or pace day after day can keep you stuck at a plateau. Even if you are not training for an event, but run the same distance over and over you will plateau and won’t see growth or change in your performance. Some things that can help you break your plateau and help you become faster include changing your training distances, paces and terrain.  For example, if you normally run on a treadmill try running outside where there are natural changes in elevation. In your workouts include drills, fartleks (According to Running.com a Fartlek is a form of road running or cross country running in which the runner, usually solo, varies the pace significantly during the run).hills, speed work, long distance and easy runs as part of your training. This will also help for those of you who get bored running, especially on the dreaded treadmill!

Part of becoming faster is having the confidence to push yourself, and having positive self-talk.  When you’re running, concentrate on telling yourself how great you are doing and how you can do anything, instead of thinking how there is no way you can run 10 miles! Once you have done it you will feel unstoppable. Remember you won’t see change if you are in your comfort zone!  When you start getting tired imagine you have energy, and push yourself to keep going, YOU CAN DO THIS! Positive phrases are proven to build your confidence, which will help your training.

Also remember you need to incorporate rest days into your training.  If you run everyday you are preparing yourself for being burnt out, or worse an injury. On my rest days I like to incorporate yoga into my day, it helps stretch out my tight IT bands.  Part of becoming faster is knowing when your body needs a break, remember to honor your body always!

Personally my comfort distance is 3 miles, so for this workout will challenge that!  This workout will incorporate some hills, speed work, while building up your pace. Remember to adjust this for your workout level, if you need some walking breaks make sure you take them! I designed this for the treadmill, but feel free to transfer it to the elliptical, or a bike! I hope you enjoy!

50 min move your booty workout
Minutes speed Incline
0.0-5.0 4 15
5.0-7.0 6.5 1
7.0-9.0 6.5 5
9.0-10.0 6.5 3
10.0-12.0 8 3
12.0-14.0 6 8
14.0-16.0 8 3
16.0-18.0 6 8
18.0-20.0 8 3
20.0-22.0 6 8
22.0-24.0 8 3
24.0-26.0 6 8
26.0-28.0 8 3
28.0-30.0 6 8
30.0-37.0 7 5
37.0-38.0 7.5 3
38.0-40.0 7.5 6
40.0-45.0 7.5 1
45.0-50.0 4 15
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For b-fast today I enjoyed a protein pancake to refuel after my run! Here is my protein pancake recipe for one serving:

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  • 1/4C egg whites
  • ½ mashed banana
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1Tablespoon cottage cheese
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 185.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories

293
Calories from Fat

35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat

3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat

1.5g
8%
Trans Fat

0.0g
Cholesterol

51mg
17%
Sodium

280mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates

32.5g
11%
Dietary Fiber

3.8g
15%
Sugars

10.9g
Protein 32.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 13% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie dietNutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

I topped my protein filled bad boy with some peanut “sauce”  to make it I mixed two tablespoons of peanut flour, added some Stevia and cinnamon, along with about one to one and a half tablespoons of water and mixed together.

Along side my b-fast I enjoyed a big cup of Mocha Java, literally heaven!

I am off to play in the kitchen, try something new today ❤

Creamy Cauliflower Soup without Dairy!

Good Evening Lovelies!

Today was busy and full of running errands!

It was nice when I was finally home and able to make a comforting soup without the cream and cheese!

But first I have to share some delectable new food finds that I bought in my grocery haul today!

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This stuff is like PB2, looking forward to trying it soon!

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A new Annie’s dressing, I am planning to make spinach and strawberry salads with this!

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A new brand of honey goat cheese, and finally I found the banana Chobani, I have been dying to try this flavor!

Without further a due, here is the creamy comforting dairy free soup!

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Ingredients:

1 large head of cauliflower
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 small celery ribs, diced
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth

2 tablespoons Mrs. Dash garlic and herb
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 cup Dayia Mozzarella
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the cauliflower and garlic cloves in the olive oil, salt, and pepper until covered. Place cauliflower and garlic on a large baking sheet lined with foil. Roast the cauliflower for about 25 minutes. Set aside.

2. Next heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan and add the onion and celery. Heat over medium temperature and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.  Add the garlic, roasted cauliflower, vegetable broth, thyme, and rosemary and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat so that the mixture simmers and cook until the cauliflower is tender, about 20-25 minutes.

3. Lastly blend the soup until smooth using either a conventional blender in batches, or use an immersion blender . Add the Dayia and stir until completely melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Serve and enjoy =)

Inspired by Two Peas & their pod Roasted cauliflower and cheddar soup

Goooooood morning, happy Monday!

Today’s workout began with the 30 min on the elliptical followed by the Fitnessista’s winter shape up week two workout! I absolutely loved this workout, I feel like it targeted my entire body.  The plank combo is killer, but highly recommended!

I am a huge coffee lover, I will pretty much drink anything when in a bind (aka I ran out of coffee), but my absolute favorite in the entire world is Caribou Coffee’s Mocha Java!

Any fellow coffee lovers out there? What is your favorite?

Breakfast today is a big bowl of overnight oats with strawberries and a big spoonful of Sunbutter!

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Does anyone else have their breakfast smile at them, or is that just me?

On the agenda today is a Trader Joe’s trip and some food prep! I am also going to work on a running workout, to help with increasing speed that I hope to share with you guys on Tuesday! Tonight I will be back with a soup recipe so keep your eyes peeled!

I feel like I have so much I want to share on my blog, and since I am just starting, I would like to narrow it down to a few things! So if you could please help me out and leave me a comment about what you would like to see more of that would be so amazing, Thank you!:

  • Running
  • Exercise
  • Recipes
  • Meal by meal
  • Hair tutorials

Sunday run…errrr. YOGA day!

My day started like any other day, with a bowl full of goodness!

 

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In the mix today was:

1/3C oatbran

1T ground flax

1t vanilla

1/2 t cinnamon

topped with half a banana and a homemade REESES CUP!!!

I also got to stare at these beauties while I ate ❤

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After breakfast I decided to do some Jillian Michael’s Yoga.  I jokingly asked my boyfriend to join in (He always says no of course!)and something remarkable happened…he said YES!  He only lasted 18min, but I was so thrilled he actually tried!

We then watched some episodes of parenthood on Netflix.

Then this happened:

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Chocolate cupcakes. Take a wild guess what kind of frosting?! I’ll give you a hint:

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oh yeahhhh homemade peanut butter frosting!

Finished product:

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Now the chicken is marinating and we are getting ready for friends and family to come over!

Hope you have a happy super bowl Sunday!

 

Long Run Saturday!

I survived 10 miles on the treadmill, and surprisingly it was not that bad.  I had myself prepared for the worst and was pleasantly surprised, which is always a good feeling. I know to some of you 10 miles may not be that far, but I can’t help feeling like a little bit of a bad ass when it’s over!

After my run, I went home, grabbed a snack and quickly showered to get ready for my graduation! Today’s snack included Oikos greek yogurt, with some blueberries and kashi heart to heart cereal, YUM!

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I officially graduated Cosmetology school at a Redken premiere school! The time flew by, and I cannot wait to be working in the salon making people feel beautiful everyday!!

After graduation we went out to eat dinner at a new local restaurant called Bodega. The menu seems very Mediterranean, I stuck with something I know I would loved and decided on the Spinach salad, and added a side of chicken.  It had an amazing raspberry vinaigrette!

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Now we are off to watch Game Change, hope it’s good!

See you in the morning!

Good Morning Lovelies!

My first post EVER! This is really exciting for me, I have been a blog reader for a few years and now it is my turn to make some posts!

By the title you can tell that I LOVE peanut butter, and Love to run!  I am also a HUGE yogi =)  My life is going through some changes seeing as I just graduated school (later today is my graduation!) and I will be moving for a job, and to be closer to my main man! I am excited to be able to share my journey with you all, and hope I can inspire you on the way!

Lets get on to today’s workout!  I am currently training for the Disney Princess Half marathon, so today is my long run!

Pre workout FUEL!  And coffee of course!

Pre workout FUEL! And coffee of course!

It is snowing here, and I am a baby about running in the snow, so I am considering going to run on the treadmill at the gym.  I have NEVER done a long run on the treadmill so we will see how this goes!  Hope you all Have a happy Saturday, I’ll talk to you all later!

  • Have you ever done a long run on the treadmill?
  • How do you beat treadmill boredom?
  • What is your favorite pre-workout fuel?