Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday Workout

I am in love with Beachbody's workout programs... let me tell you why....

1. They give me GREAT results, with minimal time (30-60 minutes).

2. The trainers are amazing and offer a lot of extra videos on YouTube, and many other social media outlets.

3. There are so many different options for programs whether you are a cardio junky, iron pumper, yoga/pilates fein or like to workout with a sweaty hot dude cheering you on, there are options.

One of my favorite programs that I have done is called PiYo. During the 60 day program I lost 19 lbs and gained so much strength and balance that I'm sold on it for life. It is my ultimate workout. I can do it anytime, anywhere and all I need is a yoga mat. 

I wanted to share one of Chalene's clips that she has done to breakdown the steps of a few moves from the program. <3 it!!

Has anyone tried PiYo or another Beachbody program? What's your favorite?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Week of Thanksgiving and the Near Future

Happy Monday y'all!

Man this week is the launch of the annual holiday crazy schedule.
The kids are out of school for the week.
Family has flown in for Thanksgiving, more coming for Christmas.
The struggle of juggling both my family and my husband's begins.
Two words Christmas shopping. Have I even started?
Now I'm just waiting for the first family feud to happen as it tends to happen every holiday. I'm betting that there will be at least one loud mouthed fool, that NO ONE can handle.

This is the first Thanksgiving that we've been home for in 5 years as usually the holiday comes and goes too quickly to travel. Since we moved back home this summer, I feel like the stress is loading on thick and the longevity will be greater than what we've "dealt" with for years.  Needless to say....I will be sure to keep the comfort foods FAR from me as I probably could sit down and eat an entire pan of brownies. Don't laugh, I've done it before.

This year, as an older and mature 27 year old, I am putting my little family first.  I will of course try to work through everyone's schedules, but ULTIMATELY it's about my kids. If things get hairy, we can go home and just do our own thing.
I refuse to get tangled in the drama, stress and will remain in control.

I will also be making sure that I am pushing play each morning on my workouts so that I can keep my stress levels down to controllable. When did I become so uptight and controlling?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Clean Cookies

Hey guys! Now when I say clean cookies I don't mean soap and water cookies PROMISE.

I picked these cookies up from a Pinterest page *Runtastic* and they are actually pretty good. I'm not going to lie and say these are as good as a cookie made with butter and chocolate chips, no I won't. But these are a great little treat for when you are trying to be good, for taking on a hike, to the park or whatever you like to do. They aren't going to give you nasty sugar lagging brain or want to take a nap.

First tip for you is for your old bananas that are brown and NO ONE will eat... throw them in the freezer, not the trash. There are so many things you can do with ripe frozen bananas and these cookies are just one (can you also say clean banana ice cream YUM)

Ok so I'm just going to jump in!

Grab two of your super ripe bananas from that freezer, peel them and throw them into your little mixing bowl!
Snag a fork and mash those bananas up!
Grab one cup of oats and mix those in next.
Toss in two tablespoons of cocao powder (which is less processed then cocoa powder)
From here you can either be finished or you can add a few more items.
I added some flax seed.
Chopped nuts would also be really good.

Preheat your oven to 350 F.
Pull out your cookie sheet and lightly grease it (I used just a little bit of coconut oil)
Place teaspoon size drops on your cookie sheet, these cookies won't grow or melt down so you can place them as close to each other as you need to.

Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

xoxo - Kayleen

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello & Welcome!

I have gotten a few requests that I actually join this world so here goes!

To introduce myself I am Kayleen. I am a wife, mother, college graduate, employee, entrepreneur and modge-podge of other things.

I am a foodie, but have recently started adapting my lifestyle in order to live more freely, healthy and ultimately happier. I recently teamed up with Beachbody and am learning a lot about health and even more about myself. I honestly have read more books in the last 5 months (for fun and personal growth) since 50 Shades of Grey. 

I love learning new things, sharing successes and failures and am just a sweet, sarcastic 20 something girl who tends to take the hard road.

Stay tuned for more because I tend to go big or go home and man I'm too STOKED to go home!