Happy Monday!

I feel like I am going to be very busy this month with the Pushup ChallengeFoodie Penpals and now this…

I am also going to try to participate in the Healthy sELF Challenge, hosted by Lindsey @ TheLeanGreenBean and Elle From Nutritionella that starts today, Monday Feb. 4th!

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Weekly challenges will be held on Monday, Thursday, and one day on the weekend!  The challenges encourage people to make healthier choices ALL YEAR ROUND.

There is a weekly challenge calendar so everyone can stay on the same page.  Even if you are not a blogger, please participate if you would like 🙂  The challenge goes until May.

If you cannot do one of the challenges on a certain day you can do it any day that fits your schedule.. For example, one of the challenges is to do 100 burpees throughout the day.  Well If I work 10 or 12 hours there is no way this can be done while I am taking care of patients 😉  I will have to do it a day that I am OFF!

So here goes the start of the first day!  I am going to try my best to follow this.

Monday Feb 4th:  Go Meatless for the day!  (This is going to be a hard one for me…But I can try it!)-  It’s a CHALLENGE right?

Also, Here is another recipe I promised.  I made these yesterday in my meal prepping for the week.

dark choc coconut bites

coconut bites


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  • 1 cup oats
  • 1.5 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp chopped dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (no sugar added)
  • 1 tbsp honey

Put It All Together:

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Literally, all you do is mix it all together!

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Form into balls  (My recipe made 16 medium sized balls)


Roll in unsweetened coconut if you would like!  Refrigerate and enjoy!

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Nutritional Info (one ball)

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  • 105 calories
  • 6.2 g fat
  • 8.9 g carbs
  • 1.5 g fiber
  • 3.3 g sugar
  • 4.6 g protein

** Pair with a piece of fruit and you are good to go!


I started my morning off with a TABATA workout.  You really don’t need a lot of equipment for this one so it can easily be done at home!


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You can do the bench dips on a chair or even on the floor.


After the gym I had lunch with my sister and mom.  I had a turkey sandwich with a small salad with grilled chicken.  (Now you might see why going meatless is going to be hard for me!)  But it’s only one day so I think I can do it.

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And as you know from my post yesterday, it was National Carrot Cake Day.  So I took advantage of the opportunity to enjoy my favorite dessert.  Not having sweets for the month of January made me really miss this very thing 🙂

carrot cake

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Dinner was a mix of crumbled sausage (I had to finish it before it went bad in the regrigerator) with sweet potato and mango salsa.  You might think this is a weird combination but lately I have just been throwing stuff together and it tastes awesome!

This was a winner dinner for sure!

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After dinner snack:

Sunday was definitely a meal prepping day for me because I also made Paleo Sunshine Muffins!  (recipe to come)


Did you watch the Superbowl?

Did you eat Carrot Cake yesterday?