A wise woman once told me this,” we don’t plan to fail just fail to plan” and it couldn’t be more true. It’s not easy either when it comes to planning, maybe even more difficult for us mom’s raising a family, when our first instinct is to make sure they have all their needs met first. However I also know that I will not change or can’t change until I put some real true effort into the transformation. The Fitbit is amazing. It motivates more than I ever realized it would. I went the entire month of March gaining first three pounds then coming back down to even it out to a complete wash. My first week of April wearing the fitbit I lost 2.8 pounds. I got in all my steps and met every single goal every day from Sunday until Friday when I weighed in. I just returned from a weekend with the girls Sunday afternoon and I returned refreshed and ready for a new week. Good friends, and mountain air has a way of doing that to you. I decided to try two new recipes from my awesome new cookbook called “Oh She Glows” also a great blog to visit. I made her “present” glo bar for this weeks snack.
chopped and measured my pecans then toasted them up in the oven (giggle..I see a heart in the nuts)
And this morning, let me tell you! It was so easy to toss this in a blender and just add, almond butter, ice and almond milk. This is also from the “Oh She Glows” cookbook. The getting ready part wasn’t a part of it but the awesome recipe part was.
The recipe for the glo bars made 12 bars, my model was more than happy to hold my tray for me, first he only had his underwear on and I figured that wasn’t very appropriate so he ran into to put some real clothes on and we took the picture again.
My salad jars once again are filled up and ready to go. I know, I know kind of boring the same smoothie breakfast all week, the same glo bar snack, the same salad for lunch but it’s quick, it’s easy and it makes the most sense to my checkbook. Then for dinner we make whatever comes to mind that’s where I get my variety. I can tell you the bars and the smoothies are very, very yummy and I can’t wait to try more recipes from the new cookbook which I also highly recommend. My friend Alice introduced me to this cookbook and the reason I’m most interested in it is because my oldest doesn’t eat chicken, pork or beef and his darling girlfriend is Vegan. So This mama here wants to be able to cook meals she can share with them too!