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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Yesterday was the first day of the Push Up Challenge, Hosted By Becky!

Push-Up Challenge

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My workout was a little bit different but I still followed the rules:

Here are the rules:
Must complete “real” push-ups – No knee/girly ones in this challenge!
Your chest must TOUCH the floor during each push-up – Us ladies have it a little easier for this one 😉
No resting in between push-ups (AKA – Dropping to knees or lying on the floor

I DID 10 REAL ONES!!

My goal is to complete 20 REAL push ups by Feb. 28th!

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Are you doing the challenge with us?  

How many push ups did you do on day 1?

What is your goal?

I also did some ARMS at the gym:

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Now on to some FOOD!  Which is what I do BEST!

Dinner Last night was…

Wildtree Porkchops

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Sides of spinach, and cheezy cauliflower mash

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Dessert (Of course)

Chocolate PB2 Protein Icing on a warm Protein Oatmeal Loaf!

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Chocolate PB2 Icing

  1 tbsp chocolate PB2,   1/2 scoop protein powder ,  1 tbsp almond butter

Mix with water until it reaches the consistency you want!

Microwave for 15 seconds

What a great topping for anything!

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I also signed up to go to the BLEND retreat  in May!  Registration started a couple days ago, and tickets are cheap!

Blend is where bloggers + friends become BLENDS!

I am so excited!!  (I don’t have any roomies so if anyone is interested let me know!)

Blend Retreat - Boulder, CO

I’ve never been to Utah, and being a new blogger, I want to get out there and meet some of these people that I follow online every day!  I love traveling and this would be a good way to branch out and enjoy some fun, fitness, good food, and make new friends!

Are you going??

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How is everyone’s Monday going??

Here is another protein snack recipe that I think you guys will love!  Pretty quick and easy!

Prep time: About 15 min.  No baking required 🙂

Am I a fan of balls or what?

PB date balls

There are a lot of ingredients( good ones at that) in these snacks so feel free to eliminate or add anything you want!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsbp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup applesauce- no added sugar
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup crunchy flax with Chia

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Directions:

  • chop almonds and dates in food processor
  • Add in remaining ingredients

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  • Form into balls  (Mine made 19)
  • Refrigerate and enjoy!

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Nutritional info: (one ball)

  • 90 calories
  • 1.5 g fat
  • 9 g carbs
  • 1.6 g fiber
  • 3.4 g sugar
  • 6 g protein

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You can add or subtract any ingredients that you want with these protein balls, that’s why I love making them!

Give em a go and let me know how they turn out!



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