Superfood Bites

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These little nuggets are packed full of nutrition, minerals, fiber and vitamins… not to mention they are SO FREAKING YUMMY!

Let me give you a little breakdown of what is in these babies.  <Links embedded in food titles>

Chia Seeds

  • Omega -3
  • Fiber
  • Antioxidants

Flaxseed Meal

  • Omega -3
  • Fiber
  • Lignans – Natural antioxidants.  To get the lignans that are in 2Tbsp of flaxseed meal you’d have to eat 30 cups of boccoli

Vanilla Shakeology

  • High Protein
  • Vitamin A, C, D, E and K1
  • Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12
  • Calcium
  • Biotin
  • In a nutshell – one scoop has high protein and amino acids, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, prebiotics, vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients and NO artificial sweeteners.

Peanut Butter

  • Healthy Fats
  • Protein

Raw Honey

  • vitamins
  • minerals
  • antioxidants

Did you know?  Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, can stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves, and it has been used to treat ulcers.

 

 

Directions

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup raw honey ( start with 1/2… add as necessary)
  • 1 scoop vanilla shakeology
  • 2 Tbsp. Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Stir together.  Mixture will be thick!   Scoop into mini baking cups or as is onto a plate.  Store covered in the refrigerator for a quick and easy snack before or after a workout or if you NEED a sweet treat. 🙂

 

ENJOY!

 

 

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GRIT: Strength

Mid-December I had the pleasure of meeting up with fellow Omaha 24 Hour Group Exercise instructors to go through a 30 minute GRIT series workout with our Group X Manager, Lori.

It was sort of our holiday gathering : Group X style.

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This workout is crazy intense.   The GRIT series consists of there different types of classes.   We did the GRIT: Strength class.  30 minutes of straight awesome.

Check this quick 45 second video out to learn more about it:  GRIT: STRENGTH

Push-ups with a clap?  Those happened.  I friggin’ LOVED them.  Of all the thousands of workouts that can be done, hands down my favorites are push-ups and burpees.

I am a freak.  I get it.

GRIT Strength details: 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

 

This workout won’t be coming to Omaha for a few more months but I have no doubt it will be a HUGE success once it lands in the Clubs!   I am definitely putting my name in the ring to be considered for training.  I would love to add this to my teaching repertoire!

Stay Tuned!

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You have two weeks off? What are you going to do?

Yes…. I had two weeks off from work during the Holiday’s.  It was pure bliss!    People asked me what on earth would I do with that time..  Uh, are ya kidding?  Fill it with fun stuff, of course!   I promise – I had no trouble filling my days.

Let’s take a little walk down memory lane.

December 19th – my last day of work and first official evening off.   Spent the evening with fellow 24 Hour Group X instructors working out!

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December 20th – bought a new Jeep Wrangler.  Totally got a smoking deal on it, plus they gave me more then what I owed for my Grand Cherokee..aka soccer mom car… so ya, duh.  I am going to buy it.

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December 21st – Traveled to Mt Ayr, IA with this hunk-of-a-man for a family Christmas dinner

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December 22nd – Taught Insanity, shopped, got a new tattoo

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December 23rd – Taught Insanity, spent the morning at my friend Sara’s, snuggled on her baby Ady, watched Kaeleen run around like a wild woman and then subbed another Insanity class at Northpark 24 Hour and baked my little heart out!

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December 24th – Two Family Christmases!

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December 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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December 26th – Day After Christmas 5 mile Run.   Whew!  Holy carbohydrates and wine.

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December 27th:  Treated myself to a Starbucks, shopping and another run.  Only 4 miles this time around.  😉

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December 28th – Last Christmas with the Pirtle’s!

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Some wrestling happened.  Kind of like on Four Christmases but without the family drama.  ha!

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December 29th:  Lunch date with my girl, Claire!   Then home for our new appliances delivery!  WOOT!  These were an extra special gift.  Thank you. 🙂

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December 30th: Traveled to Clarinda to get my hair done – I went back blonde – and then had lunch with Kayla and Nicole. That turned into 5 hours, plenty of cocktails and a ton of laughter.  Gosh I love time with girlfriends. I don’t have a recent pic of the three of us, so I will do a fuzzy throwback.

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December 31st:  Lunch date with my girl Jessica – you’re welcome for yet another throwback.

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And then it was time for NEW YEARS EVE celebrations, baby!

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January 1st:  A day spent at home organizing my new Insanity schedule and chatting with multiple folks about my next 21 day challenge!  We’ve got a LOT of peeps committed.   So excited for them and the transformations that are about to take place!

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I am teaching a total of 8 classes.   There are two more that aren’t listed above because they are being offered to a private group.  I have my work cut out for me!  Whew!

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January 2nd: A little Insanity practice, followed up by a lunch date with my girls Tyree and Sarah -> we taught together for several years at Buffett Middle School <- and her daughter Kennedy.  So great to catch up!

And THAT brings us to today!   I am actually picking UP my new Jeep this morning.  Finally, she is coming HOME!!!

EEKK!!!!!  

And the rest of the weekend will be cleaning, laundry, packing for my new work schedule and meal prepping.

 

Have a super weekend, y’all!  I will catch back up with you again on Monday!

 

Cheers! 

 

 

 

Be Present

Be Present

In The Moment

I used to live my life in every other moment but the present.   I found myself wishing moments away.  Wishing for moments better.  Wishing for moments past.

I didn’t fully appreciate the moment that was happening right in front of me.  

Life is about living in the now, the moment, the here, the present.

This moment right now will never happen again.

Don’t miss the beauty of it.  Don’t wish it away.

The way I live my life has changed over the years.   I make a conscious effort to soak up every moment.  I want to live a full life.   A full existence.

My life is happy and full of love, energy, focus, dedication, enjoyment, appreciation.

Living for today is my happy.

I am happy.

LIFE is happy

My new tattoo symbolizes my effort to be in the moment, every single day, in every single moment.

2015 is here… what are you going to do with it?

Choose to be present.  Choose to be in the moment. Choose happy.

 

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Happy New Year!

I hope you are all off to a great start to 2015!  We rang it in with the PERFECT low-key evening at Tyree’s full of good food, delicious wine, card games, tons of laughter and a morning of zero hangovers.  Winning!

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HAPPY  NEW  YEAR!!!!!!!!!

 

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Cheers to a New Year, new goals, new dreams and a blank slate to make it all come true!