Monday, August 3, 2015

How to Avoid Getting HANGRY

If you're anything like us, you deal with being hungry quite frequently.


 



With all the working out we do, we have to eat a lot, so today, we wanted to give you some tips on dealing with hunger and avoiding getting hangry.

1. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS bring some type of snack with you wherever you go. Ladies, that's what purses are for, right? 
Emergency stash of fig bars in my purse saved us on date night!
2. We like to eat a HUGE breakfast to start our day off on a good note. When we don't eat enough for breakfast, we tend to be cranky and hungrier all day long. Our favorites are Peanut butter and banana toast, some type of oatmeal with peanut butter (when we have more time, we make BAKED oatmeal!) or a huge bowl of cereal and yogurt and peanut butter (our favorite is when we can use an almost empty peanut butter jar and scrape out every last bit of peanut butter with our yogurt mess)!



3. Sign up for FITSNACK to get healthy and filling snacks delivered RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR! 
Our favorite snacks from the July box were SkinnyPop, Justin's Almond Butter, and the Peanuts! MMM!! Don't forget you can also get a free gym bag when you sign up and click on this link


4. Be sure to eat plenty of healthy fat! Yes, eating fat is GOOD FOR YOUR BODY! It helps fuel you longer and feeds those muscles! 

We buy the FULL FAT yogurt and any kind of nut butter has lots of healthy fats!

5. Bring Peanut Butter with you wherever you go with these convenient on-the-go packs from Crazy Richards! They are perfect to stuff in your purse for those sudden hanger strikes! They are great straight from the packet and added to your favorite foods! They even have an all natural energy boost added! 



Talk to us... What are some of YOUR tips to avoid becoming HANGRY? 


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Workout Wednesday

We haven't talked about our workouts in a while, so today we wanted to share some of our favorite workouts we have done lately. Jared has certain exercises that he has to do for golf on the road and at home, but once in a while, he will shake things up and do these with me! It's fun to workout together! 

These workouts focus on using light weight or bodyweight and higher reps!
Repeat this 4 times through if you can! If not, just do what you can do! Cool down with abs and lots of stretching! 



 
This is a superset. Do the first two exercises (shoulders and squats) with cardio in between 4 times. Then, do the 2nd two (lat pull downs and step ups) with cardio in between 4 times. Lastly, do the final two exercises (bicep curl to press & close press pushups) with cardio in between. Cool down with abs and lots of stretching! 


 
This is another superset workout! Try to make it through each superset 4 times!


This was the workout I created for our LionHeart Fitness Small Group. Check out their Instagram page for even more fun workouts! 


We ALWAYS make sure to take in at least 20g of protein directly after our workout! It is ESSENTIAL to building your muscles! Please make sure you do as well!

Hope you enjoyed some of these workouts and let us know if you tried them out! 
:)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gluten Free PB&J Protein Muffins

GLUTEN FREE PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY PROTEIN MUFFINS
Ingredients:
One cup Purely Inspired Berry protein
1 cup peanut flour
One ripe banana
One cup egg whites
4th cup date Chia and coconut mix

Directions:
Throw everything into a food processor and mix for about 2 minutes. 
May need to put nonstick spray on your spoon to transfer batter into muffin tins. 
Bake at 400*F for about 13 minutes.

 

Purely Inspired is providing us with protein in exchange for recipes each month. We are not compensated for these posts, just sent product. Hope you enjoy these muffins! 

Monday, July 27, 2015

New Foods To Try!

We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to try lots of new foods to review for the blog! 
We were not compensated for any of the following reviews, just sent product. All opinions are our own.
Jared absolutely LOVED these! They were very tasty and they had so much protein to fuel his active lifestyle! He enjoyed them as a snack at the golf course and after his workouts! 

 
If you've been reading for a while, you know we LOVE LOVE LOVE Peanut Butter! This definitely did NOT disappoint! It was so convenient to take to work and pump up the protein in our oatmeal! We even took it with us and ate it straight up at the golf course! :) It's so yummy!! 

3. Coconut Almond SMART Detour Bar
Detour Bar has done it again! This new flavor is great! We enjoyed it as an after dinner sweet treat and also as a snack in between meals. It is the perfect combo of sweet from the coconut and filling from the almonds & protein!  

This stuff was insanely rich and dessert like! We couldn't believe that there was nothing bad in them! They are made with natural ingredients! We used the Cinnamon Roll flavor on baked oatmeal and it was seriously like eating a Cinnamon Roll!!! We also put them in our yogurt messes and it was like eating dessert for breakfast! 
  

Please click the names of each product to check out their website! 
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

How Sub30 Has Given Me A Newfound Strength

As I've shared before, last year on the Web.com was a difficult year for us. We were newly married and spent 3/4 of our time APART. God has worked in both of us and we are constantly growing, but there is NO DOUBT in our minds that Florida is EXACTLY where God wants us.

Words cannot begin to describe how grateful we are for Celebration Church and the young adult focus, Sub30. It has given me a newfound strength through serving and building quality relationships with friends. 


Last year, all I did was whine and complain about how I was always alone while Jared was off traveling to some new place each week, being with friends, and having some really cool experiences off the golf course. This year, I am PRAISING GOD for all the many blessings He has given me, even when Jared is away. 


When we moved here, we were OVERWHELMED with how much people truly welcomed us and helped us feel like we were at home. They reached out to us and invited us to things so we made lots of friends! THIS IS TRULY OUR HOME AND WE LOVE IT HERE! 


I thrive on being around people and spending quality time with friends and loved ones. It's my top love language after all! So, instead of moping around and crying that Jared is gone all the time, I decided to lean on God, like I'm supposed to, and things have just turned around 180 degrees!



Our church recently had SERVE DAY where we went all over our town and helped out in many different ways. I was part of a group that went to the college and passed out goodie bags with college essentials to the students, provided popsicles and water, played games with them, and invited them to church! It was AWESOME to be part of such a great SERVE DAY. I've realized that SERVING brings so much joy to my life and it is what I am called to do. I'm so thankful that God has shown me how significant it is and I just want to keep doing more and more. 


Two nights each week, I have small group. Wednesday night is the married couples group that I go to (and Jared when he's home), and on Thursday nights, I host a girls group at our apartment. On Saturday mornings, I participate in a fitness small group. 


Throughout the week, I am reminded of HOW MUCH GOD LOVES ME and that HE is the ONLY one who can provide everything I need. He has shown me that there are LOTS of people who care about me and want to build a connection with me. He has shown me that I can rely on these people to  lift me up and encourage me when I'm down. 


Do I miss my husband like crazy? YES! But, do I know that God ALWAYS provides and that He is OVERFLOWING MY LOVE TANK with quality time and genuine relationships with friends while Jared cannot physically be with me? YES!

Dear God, 
Thank you for moving us to Florida and connecting us with Celebration Church and Sub30. I know that even though being apart from my husband is NEVER easy, that YOU WILL NEVER LEAVE ME and you have given me such a wonderful church family and friendships that will last a lifetime. Thank you for taking care of us always! Love you so much! 
Amen.  




Friday, July 10, 2015

VSL#3 - Help for IBS

Did you know...


 Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a serious GI issue that affects the large intestine (colon) and commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. There is no cure or known cause for IBS. 

IBS symptoms first appear before the age of 35 for about half of IBS sufferers and are often diagnosed between the ages of 30-50. 

More women than men are diagnosed with IBS, but many never seek medical help for it. 


Jared and I are very fortunate that we DO NOT have IBS. We could easily take things in our life for granted  because we don't have to deal with IBS. For example, Jared probably wouldn't be playing golf for a living, because of needing to be by a restroom at ALL times. I couldn't truly enjoy my job as a nanny and do fun things with my little buddy, like go to the park, or go for a bike ride if I was worried about not having a bathroom nearby.


  

But, there is hope for those who suffer with IBS. VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic medical food that is clinically proven in the dietary management of IBS, ulcerative colitis, and ileal pouch. 

VSL#3 is at least 10 times more potent than the average probiotic. It must be refrigerated to maintain potency, are gluten free, Kosher, and Halal certified. 

VSL#3 is not a supplement, but a medical food, so it must be used under medical supervision. 

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Friday Faves

It's been a while since we've done Friday Faves, so here goes:

Wow! How awesome is our God?!?!? He loves us soooooooo much and it's UNCONDITIONAL! So thankful!  

FitSnack boxes are still such a highlight to our month! We love coming home and finding awesome HEALTHY goodies at our door! Our Favorites from June were the IPS Protein Chips and of course, who doesn't love COOKIES?!?! 
Don't forget, you can get a free gym bag when you sign up by clicking this link!
www.fitsnack.com/fanatic


Fourth of July nails :) 
Spending Quality Time together is ALWAYS a favorite of ours! 

Love Grown Foods was so kind and sent our small group goodies so we could enjoy a "breakfast for dinner" last night with our Bible Study! It was very yummy and fun and all the girls loved it! 

 Finding new flavors of popcorn! Maple Bacon was a unique find in Canada and it was tasty! 


What are YOUR Friday Faves? Let us know in the comments!