My hubby drinks way too many Monster energy drinks. In his eyes, I eat too much chocolate. He came up with a challenge for the 2 of us for the month of April - he gives up his energy drinks and I give up my chocolate. First challenge, when I use protein powder it is chocolate flavor - granted its not really chocolate nor does it taste all that great but first chance I had to run to the store to grab another flavor I did - vanilla. It is just not the same I find the vanilla much sweeter.
A trick for making all my protein bars is to always use at least 1 ripe banana in the mixture -- it helps keep the protein bar moist and prevents it from crumbling!ingredients:1 ripe banana1 1/2 cups oats1 tbsp flaxseed3 scoops protein powder (any flavor ) i used graham cracker1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp cinnamon1 tsp vanilla extract1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce1/3 cup olive oil1/2 cup coconut flakes1/2 cup chopped cherries (I used frozen)1/4 cup blueberries (i used frozen)
Quick and healthy treat...also gluten free!Ingredients:2 small ripe bananas3 tbsp flax seed2 tbsp stevia1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp baking powder2 scoops protein powder (any flavor) i used Graham Cracker **If you want a true brownie flavor- opt for chocolate1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder1 tsp vanilla extractOptional: 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips1/2 cup coconut flakes Directions:1. preheat oven to 350*2. Mix all ingredients together3. Bake for 10-12 minutes
I had a pleasant surprise, not too long ago, when I was looking for the staircase near the elevator.
As I am searching for the stairs, with a crowd forming at the elevator, my concern grows for why the stairs never seem to be plainly labeled for an emergency situation.
I finally asked, and one of the people waiting for the elevator points me in the right direction. Whew, now I feel better.
Guess what happened?
One of the people waiting for the elevator followed me to the staircase. Wow, that was great. I did not stick around to see if any more followed us.
Carbohydrates contribute to a great portion of your daily food intake. When purchasing bread, be sure you are not being suckered into an unhealthy option. Here are a few tips for selecting healthy grains:
(1) Look at the ingredient list. Just because it sounds healthy and says “wheat” does not mean it is healthy. If the first ingredient is “wheat flour" or "enriched bleached flour” this is not your best option. Find bread that lists whole-wheat as the first ingredient, preferable 100% whole grain.
(2) Be sure and check serving sizes when comparing bread at the store.
If we were to be truly honest with ourselves most people actually want to lose a few pounds - if we only knew how.
Are you a ''look-and-lose'' dieter? Have you studied every diet ever created, read a zillion diet books, and yet are still unhappy with your weight?
Has your quest for the holy grail of dieting become a substitute for actually making changes required to take the ill health out of your current diet?
If so, you may not realise your thoughts are key to your happiness and success.
Do you look at yourself and say, "I''m fat", or "My hips are too big"?
I guess it is about time to come out of the cave and start making my presence known. After all I have been living, breathing, and preaching the Fit Life for the past 13 years of my career. I have a deep rooted passion for what I do that is like a fire that won't go out! Every day I learn more and work to become a better me. I have been so blessed to be able to have my hobby and passion as my career and am so thankful for the supporters and "Sonya Fans" out there who keep bringing people and spreading the word that what I can offer is life changing.
I guess it is about time to come out of the cave and start
making my presense known. After all I have been living, breathing, and preaching the Fit Life for the past 13 years of my career. I have a deep routed passion for what I do that is like a fire that won't go out! Everyday I learn more and work to become a better me. I have been so blessed to be able to have my hobby and passion as my career and am so thankful for the supporters and "Sonya Fans" out there who keep bringing people and spreading the word that what I can offer is life changing.
Days where is harder to exercise. Your sore. It is raining. You gave a slight headache. Excuses. That is exactly the time you need to exercise. You will be glad you did. Trust me on that. Have a fantastic Thursday.