November 30, 2015

Your Health-No Excuses

Good morning!  I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving!!!  We had so much food, it was insane.  Even after eating a huge feast like this, there are no excuses for staying on the road to a healthier you!  Who else went to the gym Thanksgiving and the day after?  Is it just me? :) [caption id="attachment_218" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Our Spread[/caption] I was planning to do Whole30-Week 3 post, but this weekend has inspired me to write about other things.  I…

Whole30-Week Two

I feel like there should be a sign one gets to hold up that says "I survived two weeks on Whole30!!!" But then I think back on the last two weeks and how much delicious food I ate and how this Whole30 thing isn't so hard! In fact, for the first time in a long time, I feel like my health and fitness goals are finally attainable. I now have the gym habit (week 4 of weightlifting 5 days a…

Whole30-Week One

Bring on the holiday season!!! The weather is finally cooler.  My Pinterest board is filled with delicious looking treats.  We bought a chiminea for our backyard so we can cuddle by the fire on cool fall nights.  Days off work for the holidays are upcoming!  'Tis the season for merriment and joy and family. 'Tis also the season to start packing on the holiday pounds from all of the delicious food.  I have been working out on a semi regular…

Easy Peasy Meal Planning

This has been quite a busy last 2 or so weeks!  With Halloween and the cooler Texas weather making it more enjoyable to be outdoors, I've barely had time to come up with time to write!  I'm working on this, I promise. [caption id="attachment_181" align="aligncenter" width="720"] I was Sully from Monsters Inc[/caption] So one thing I've always been very good at is meal planning, list making, grocery shopping, and meal prepping.  It's something I enjoy doing and it's something I've…

An American in the Netherlands

Am I the only one who wishes I could just pack up and move somewhere?  Get out of town for a few years.  At least travel.  I did the math last night, if I spent 10 days in each country, it would take 5.6 years to visit every country in the world!!!!  Who's with me?!?!?! On that note, my parents moved to the Netherlands about 4 years ago and I am lucky enough to have their stories to share with…

Blueberry Oat Muffins

I have never been a fan of blueberry, ever, but Jacob decided to buy some at Costco a few weeks back and start putting them in our protein shakes.  I was surprised the shake was actually delicious.  I'd just eaten a blueberry and enjoyed it! [caption id="attachment_177" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Mmmmm delicious blueberry muffins[/caption] So then I thought "what if I made blueberry muffins?"  Since we're trying to eat pretty healthy and lose weight, I first tried these protein blueberry muffins. …