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8 week challenge, oatmeal, and sample workout!!

I’m back again so soon!!  How nice of me (:  I have 3 things to talk about!  #1 My 8 week challenge!!  I know I have many challenges and goals and modifiers etc….Oh well.  Go with me!  I’ve kept this sweet and simple!  This is what I’m doing:

8 WEEK CHALLENGE April 6-May 31

7 hours of sleep 5 days a week

80-100 oz. water

No eating past 8:00 p.m.

Jamie Eason Live Fit every day

2 treat days

Results (weight, measurements, bodyfat)

I’m on DAY 4 right now and things are lookin’ good.  I didn’t specify my eating, but I’m eating low sugar and with as little processed foods as possible.  Lots of lean protein, fruits, and veggies.  I’m going to have my body fat tested at the end of April and evaluate and then check again the end of May.  I started Jamie Eason phase two and I will not miss a workout (:  I’ll keep you posted.

Today as I was making breakfast, I thought I’d share what I’ve been eating every morning this week!  It’s called Baked Oatmeal.  I cook it in 12 muffin tins and then store them in the fridge.  I heat 2 up each morning and add a little milk and berries and then I whip up some egg whites with green onion, tomatoes, spinach, and avocado.  I’m trying better to drink my vitamins and take my BCAA’s.  I think that helps with the muscle soreness.  Here is my not so professional food pic!

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Oh and here’s the recipe!!

Baked Oatmeal

2 c oats

1/4-1/3 c agave

1/2-1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 t baking powder

1 1/2 c water

1/2 c applesauce

1 T flaxseed

Combine everything in a bowl and scoop into 12 muffin tins.  Sprinkle with nuts (I used pecans) and cranberries or raisins.  Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. YUMMM!!

And lastly, here is a sample workout from the Live Fit program.  I modified it a little.  I loved this workout and felt perfectly spent when I was done.  It was Chest/Abs day!  I started out with a pretty fast 1 mile run followed by the weight workout and then ended with 20 minutes of intervals.  20 second sprints with 10 second rests.  It took about an hour.  Whew!!!

SuperSets 

Wide Grip Barbell Bench Press 3×12

Push Ups 3×15

SuperSets 3×12

Incline Bench Press

Side to Side Push Ups

SuperSets 

Cable Crossovers 3×12

V-Ups with 10 lb. weight 3×20

TripleSets 3×12

Reverse Crunches with ball between legs

Captain chair knee raises

Cable Crunch machine

Today is going to be a great day!  I’ll end with my favorite happy thoughts.  My daughter is trying out for cheerleader this week.  She’s never felt super confident at anything involved with cheer, especially tumbling.  She’s struggled with throwing her back handspring all year.  With tryouts coming up she started worrying non stop and practicing every day after school!  Finally, last night at 10:30 p.m., SHE DID IT BY HERSELF and then she kept doing them over and over!  I wanted to cry.  I’m so glad she kept at it and did not give up!  Life lesson.

I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend with family and friends.  I want to take the kids to see the movie HOME.  I heard it was really good.  Next week, I’m looking forward to making dinner for my son’s prom!!  I’m so glad he wants me to!  I’m also working on recertifying my personal trainer certificate.  I’m thinking I’ll take a big nutrition class.  I’ve started training a little on the side again too.  Well, I need to be off.  Today’s job is clean the entire house and laundry.  Can’t wait!!  Smile (:  Happy Spring!  I want to buy a bird bath too!

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A breath of fresh air

I have many “breaths of fresh air” in my life and I am grateful for each one!  First off, a NEW month is a breath of fresh air to me.  I don’t know why.  It’s mental in my mind, but I like fresh starts!  Saturday was DECEMBER 1st and my friends and I were blessed with a WARM morning, so we took off up our favorite trail!  We are all VERY much alike.  Trails are our favorites!  We commented on the rising sun, the woodsy smell of the leaves and trees, and of course the feeling of exhilaration in running up the trail and then especially flying back down.  We came across a few ice patches, but we had no casualties!  Here are a couple funny pictures.  We only passed 2 people on the trail so we didn’t have anyone to take our picture.  We skillfully piled in this picture and had to take it 3 times since we kept cutting our heads off.  It was so funny!
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tn-1I have so many running friend pictures I think I’ll make a quilt out of them!

My next breath of fresh air is the COLORS for my new kitchen and living area.  I finally decided on them and I WILL NOT change my mind again!!  Lately I have been loving the sea green/blue color and I’ve been trying to find the perfect one.  Funny story, my husband and I were shopping at Target over the weekend and strategically placed near the check out is this beautiful sea green sweater that keep calling my name.  Finally after all the groceries were scanned, my husband goes to the rack and asks me, “Medium or small?”  So nice!

Sea green Target sweater.  Love!

Sea green Target sweater. Love!

Here are my COLORS:

Benjamin Moore Sea Glass

Benjamin Moore Sea Glass

Benjamin Moore Shale

Benjamin Moore Shale

Here are a few room examples:

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The kitchen will be sea glass and the living area will be shale.  I will definitely add splashes of color!  This will be my SEA and the yellow and orange bits of decor I add will be my SUN!

For my MENU item of the week I want to post a baked oatmeal recipe.  My friend has made these for me several times.  She cooks them in muffin tins and freezes them!  Genius idea!  How nice it is to grab my ready made oatmeal muffin from the freezer, heat it up in a bowl, add a little almond milk and cinnamon and that’s it!

Baked Oatmeal

Combine: 2 c. oats, 1/2 c. agave nectar or honey, 1 t. baking powder

Add and stir: 1 1/2 c. water, 1/2 c. applesauce, 1 T flax, 1/2 scoop protein powder

Scoop into greased muffin tins and add raisins, nuts, and coconut on top of each one.

Bake at 375 for 20  minutes.

I will be making this today!  I have much more to post later this week about my INSANE Eat to Live diet, New Year Resolutions, and workouts!  Till then, find a breath of fresh air in your life, keep it there, and remember how nice it feels!!

Last night I was reading to the kids as they dressed up my hair.  Silly fun!  Sometimes exercise is fine only 3 days a week.  Keep Smilin’ (:

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