Since I’ve been making changes to my diet and trying to plan more meals, last week I was on the hunt on Pinterest for some easy snacks that I could prepare at home. I found a couple of things that I will be trying in the future, but these banana smudgies, I wanted to try immediately!
These peanut butter smudgies make a tasty and great low-calorie alternative for your frozen ice cream sandwiches, and boy…do they taste JUST LIKE THEM when they are all done! Each “sandwich” is about 115 calories and they are super easy to prepare with only THREE ingredients….THREE. They are so good, and so easy that this is the second batch I’ve made this week!
It seems like forever since I’ve done one of these 30 Things post. Even though I have enjoyed writing them, I can honestly say that I’m glad that I’m almost done with this list! The prompts are getting harder and harder to get done, and I usually find myself staring at the computer screen for at least 30 minutes wondering what I’m gonna write…LOL. I thought the prompts would make these things easier, but um….they aren’t! If this is your first time ever visiting my blog (or reading about this 30 Things list) check out the intro post here and take a look at how much of it I’ve gotten done!
So Today, I’m working on prompt 24: My favorite and least favorite thing about motherhood. I’m going to try my hardest to keep this short, sweet, and not ramble!
Today, I’m doing something different (but totally related) for our Motivational Monday. I can be honest and say that while I think highly of myself, I am also very HARD on myself as well. to be even. When I first committed to a weight loss journey, it was because of vanity reasons. It was during this “healthy living journey” (not just weight loss journey), that I learned that it is soooo much more than just losing a little weight to be cuter for the summer.
Too often, we allow our self-image dictate how we live our lives. Sometimes, it is the motivation for us to make better decisions, while other times, it can make us feel worse about ourselves. Today’s guest poster, Adrienne, from Pongra contacted me about writing about this very topic. She stopped in on MyBBLife to give her 5 steps on how we can improve our self-image and outlook on life.
I totally forgot that I would post the winners for the Feature Friday giveaway today, so there will be no new “30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me” post! Bummer right?!?
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Editor’s Note:This post is part two of a two part series. Get up to speed on Part I of this mini-series, click here.
As promised, here is the second part of my new plan of action for this 2013 weight loss journey. Monday, I wrote about how my FAVORITE part of this journey…the physical activity. While I plan to do a lot of physical activity over the next several weeks, working out is only HALF the battle when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle.
I once read a quote that great abs are made in the kitchen…and I know for a fact that is so very true! I try to eat healthy, and for the most part, I think I do pretty good. Sure, I have a slip up or two…or three, but who doesn’t? In life, you have to recognize your shortcomings, hold yourself accountable, and make changes to improve upon them.
For the past week, I’ve been doing just that. Taking note of everything I could be doing wrong, and coming up with ways to improve upon them.
Last week, I realized that my body needs a break. I have been working out 5-6 times a week EVERY week since the beginning of the BLM Get Fit challenge back in January. That’s four months straight of going to the gym, strength training, running, or doing some type of physical activity on a regular basis. My trainer suggested a while ago that I take about a week from the gym and this week, I plan to do so. I need to give my body the time to rest…and hopefully shock it back into working once I start my new and improved plan. I must admit, I feel so slack and lazy when I miss the gym and get so paranoid that everything I eat will add a pound or two! This weight loss struggle is REAL y’all!
I know my body needs this, however, so I’m going to suffer through this week of non-activity and get together ANOTHER new plan to get me through the next several weeks. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and have everything in planned out in my head (and saved all over my computer), but now, I just have to get it on paper. I guess I’ll use today’s post to do that!
Here’s what I have so far…