I used a Granola Bar recipe I found in the cookbook Deliciously Ella as a launching pad. The recipe used softened and blended dates as the “stick”…#brilliant! Here’s what I came up with.
These little morsels of chocolatey goodness were a hybrid of an old recipe I have for Chocolate Chip Cookies that I modified to make Gluten Free, Dairy Free and DELICIOUS!
These muffins were born from my desire to make something different and also use up some pureed pumpkin in my freezer. I realized part way I didn’t have any non-dairy milk and…so I used canned coconut milk. Super happy with the results. Delicious, moist and flavourful!
What is the lens you bring to your health and fitness? Does your lens help or hinder you? Give you perspective or make you “shitty should” all over yourself? It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle of more. Just look around – it seems like everyone is doing more, doing better, has it figured out.
There are a few ways this could be interpreted: You get to decide. What your life looks like. How you define healthy & fit. How you want to show up in this world. It also means….It’s UP to you.
In this season of “banish the bulge” and “trim it up” and “tighten and tone” it’s easy to start to feel like a complete and utter failure. Our society places such an incredible amount of weight on well…WEIGHT. How you look and how your jeans fit. And you know what? It’s a whole lot of never-enough-ness BULLSHIT. And I’m so tired of it. But I’m not just ranting on my soapbox. I’ve got some real-life suggestions and strategies to help you ditch the BS forever…
Question: should I work out twice in one day? Answer: I think the answer to this one involves a few layers. So I’m going to divide my answer into two questions that you can consider if you’re wondering about this….
In case you didn’t know, September is the second coming of January in the world of health & fitness. So if you haven’t noticed already the marketing to get you “on board” and “back on the wagon” has commenced. Which means you’re about to see all sorts of messages about what you should do to get back to fitness this fall. And there are 5 common mistakes/ misconceptions people have around being successful with their fitness & creating a healthy lifestyle. Let’s shine a light on them so you can get out there and ROCK your fitness this fall!
I don’t have some form of magical motivation. I have routine & I have a few life hacks that help me make my habits stick. Read on for the juicy details!
Are successful people happy because they’re successful? Or are they successful because they are happy.
The other day I was chatting with a group of women around the topics of body love, self-compassion & health. In hushed tones one of them shyly asked me, “can I love my body…and still want to lose weight?” She asked me as though it was some dirty little secret, that somehow she couldn’t desire to change her body – and still love her body. That the two ideas were somehow contradictory. And I realized that there was a need for clarification!
Being body positive is about so much more than feeling comfortable & happy in your body. It’s about the lens through which you view your world. It’s about the attitude you take to your life and how you “show up.” It’s about the confidence with which you carry yourself and the unstoppable spirit that you possess. You are capable of so much more than you know. And it all starts with a belief in your ability to do whatever it is you decide YOU want to do. #besuperyou
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