Good Monday Morning All;
It was a glorious weekend here on the East Cost, aka the “DMV” (DC, MD, VA not dept of motor vehicles for my outta town peeps). What a better time to start making small changes to improve my health and heart.
|Just after bike ride – feeling good ya’ll|
Cut back on sugar (whaaaat! But I LOVE Sugar)
Like not having candy or chocolate anytime I want – this has been going on since Halloween people! It’s February! That means not having 2 Luigi’s Cherry Ice’s every night (last night not even one. Whoa big progress for me). Not grabbing a pack of peanut M&M’s in the a.m. for extra energy or when hubby runs into gas station saying NO to Reese Peanut Butter Cups ( ahhhhhh you delicious devil you).
I got the receipe from http://cookieandkate.com/2015/healthy-banana-bread-recipe/ courtesy of Kate from +Kate Taylor . It turned out OK -however I did add 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce because the batter tasted too raw of flour – flavor good – def. less sugar but a wee bit crumbly – possibly because of applesauce????? Will MSG Kate and get thoughts – I also may add zucchini and ground flax seed from +Common Market for added health benefits – I did use chopped walnuts. Now this along with my ginger kombucha from +HEX Ferments is a great way to start my day – try it out and let me know your thoughts.
Next on agenda – TO MOVE MORE EACH DAY!
10,000.00 steps each day – I got to just over 7.5K yesterday – not too bad – however I soon discovered I desperately need new tennis shoes. Here I come +If The Shoe Fits, a small shop located in Frederick, MD with great customer service.
Rode bike 2miles (leisurely through my neighborhood – flat easy trail) STILL COUNTS PEOPLE!
Will add a video of some kind 3 times each week Ab video first (goodbye Muffin top)
Pray first each day – while my coffee is brewing – before checking phone or tuning on the news. Taking just a few minutes to be grateful, hopeful, and to be loving each day (that includes to myself)!
|Tattoo I got a few years back to remind me I have to love myself first before I can of of support and love others|
Read a little in order to learn something of value (gossip mags don’t count)
|Got this one from my oldest for Christmas – thank you JOJO Bear – XOXO|
15 min. of puppy training each day @abethenewfoundland (on insta)
Off to Good JuJu for wheat grass shot and walk along the creek! Tackle homework for photography class – set up photo studio – and meet with some great women!