Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Guilt Free Treat

Do you have two ripe bananas lying around? Then I have a delicious little treat you have to try, and only 1 point! This is my favorite thing to make. It's so easy and shockingly satisfying. I have a major sweet tooth. The dark chocolate in these is strong enough it quickly fills my sugar craving and I don't worry that I'm eating something awful.

I like to grab one after lunch to feel like I've had a nice treat. It helps me get through that period of time when you want to dive into everyone else in the house snacks before dinner.

You Need:

2 Ripe Bananas
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Quick Oats
A big ole' spoonful of PB2 (or peanut butter)




Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of your ingredients and form into balls. Bake for 15 minutes. These have a 1 point plus value. Store leftovers in the fridge and enjoy!



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kelp Powder Cellulite Mask


You know the thing about weight loss is it doesn't have a huge baring on cellulite. I never had much of a problem with it until after my first pregnancy. Then it seemed to have eaten half a butt cheek and my thighs. I didn't walk away from pregnancy without a scratch. Stretch marks from my boobs to my knees. The cellulite. Veracious veins. You know that fun stuff that is suppose to remind us that we carried life and be thankful. I'm like half way there to that mind set. 

I started to look into creams for cellulite and a lot of it seemed like such shady marketing and insane price tags. Then I came across kelp powder and it's use for cellulite. Seaweed is known to help circulation and flush toxins. You can find it relatively cheap on Amazon. I got this brand here

I've been mixing mine in small mason jars and applying before a shower. Let it sit for a bit and then rinse off. Apply lotion to areas when you get out.

I also add lemon oil because it has been known to help with circulation. You can order lemon oil here


Recipe: 

1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Sea Salt
3 TBSP Kelp Powder 
2 drops Lemon Oil 

Monday, February 2, 2015

A New Leaf

Hi! If you would have told me six months ago I would be documenting my changed lifestyle I probably would have laughed. I was very content with who I was and what I was doing. That is until I realized how much I wasn't. I think we can convince ourselves that we are happy with our position in life when you don't have the motivation to change it. That's where I was six months ago. Telling myself food taste too good to truly be happy and moderate it.

Well it can. Life can be amazing in moderation. Joy can be had with fruits and veggies instead of chips and sweets. This isn't some mindset I was born with. I'm not active by nature and a lover of health foods. I had to learn, and I'm still stumbling in the dark. So stumble with me too. No one is perfect here, but we can all strive for more. Over size 2 jeans and bikinis is good health. So whether your starting out, getting through goals, or maintaining your progress I hope you find a place here to stay motivated.