Friday, February 18, 2011

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This will be my last post...



Blog site!

Gotcha! Well, those of you that DO read, I hope I did get your attention because...

I have a new blog/website that I will be blogging at from now on. I REALLY hope that you will follow me on over to here to subscribe and continue to keep up with our family! This new website is very user friendly and spiffy with all kinds of tabs to be able to find recipes and such much easier!

My friend, Michelle, is so awesome and has been helping me get this all set up! I am SO EXCITED! Can't you tell?!

Anyways, I want to kick off my first blog post on my new site with a FREE GIVEAWAY!

Here's what you have to do:

#1 Subscribe as a reader - yes, I am lame enough to bribe ya'll ;)!

#2 Tell me why you started blogging

#3 Guess what the prize will be

***Winner will be chosen by Tuesday February 1st, 2011 9pm CST.

My husband...

This handsome fella, will choose who the winner will be! Remember, he is a numbers guy and I am a fitness good luck!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I heart quick & easy meals!

This is an easy recipe that you can throw together within minutes. It really hits the spot during these cold winter months and doesn't make you feel like you need to hit the gym right after! Pair it with a nice salad and dinner is served!


1 large can of pumpkin
1 can of black beans (drained, rinsed)
1 large can of pinto beans (drained, rinsed)
2 cans of diced tomatoes with garlic & onion or 1 small jar of salsa
1/2 bag of frozen corn or 1 can (drained, rinsed)
2 cups of water
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. cumin
2 Tbsp. garlic powder


Step 1 - Mix all ingredients together into a large pot, bring to a simmer. Serve!

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 22
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 85.1
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 254.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

Snow(Ice) Day 2011

I absolutely LOVE living in Oklahoma! The weather is different every day and you can count on some pretty fun times if you make the most of it!

For instance, Saturday we had a beautiful day that we were able to ride bikes down to the park without coats on.

And then today, we woke up to a "Snow Day" meaning we didn't have school! Yeah!!!

The kid's climbed into bed with me and we watched some cartoons together...then, the wild rumpus began...

And, of course, we can't let a beautiful thing like an ice covered sloped driveway go to waste...

This day is full of surprises...
Big sister finding the perfect hiding spot from little brother in order to protect her naked Ariel doll. Oh, there are days I wish I could find a tight spot to hide out after my 2 year old tells me I need to wear a diaper. Hope your day has been full of surprises too!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How much television does your children watch or how often do your children play video games?

Are you a family that has either decided to go "unplugged" as far as video gaming goes? Or do you have a great system in place that rewards, yet limits television time or video game playing? If this sounds like you, would you be willing to share with the how you manage to find balance in letting your kid's play games, but still keep them active?

If so, we would love to hear your input. Here's how you can participate: Leave a message on my blog and tell us briefly how your system works and why you chose to do so!

Weight loss & New Training Challenge for Kirsten McIntyre, Heidi Cleveland & Holly Carroll

I have been working with these ladies since September of 2010. Each one being a first time mom and wanting to get back to their pre-baby weight. They have joined boot camps and group training classes. They have cut back on junk food and increased their healthy food consumption, all while learning the ropes of being a mom! They are doing great as they continue to work hard to lose inches and pounds. Their strength, confidence, and stamina are increasing. So much so, that they have started training for the Memorial Half Marathon. I am looking forward to seeing each lady meet their goals and cross that finish line. Check them out here if you want to see how many inches and pounds they have lost!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars

You are not going to believe that these bad boys are less than 90 calories per bar! The kid's loved them! Great snack for anytime!

6 oz. canned pumpkin
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup whole wheat or 50/50 flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup whole oats
1/2 - 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar and butter.
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt.
  5. Mix in oats and chocolate chips.
  6. Add the dry mixture to the pumpkin mixture. Mix well.
  7. Spray an 8 1/2 by 12 inch pan with non stick cooking spray.
  8. Spread evening into bottom of the pan.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until brown on top.

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 86.7
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.7 mg
  • Sodium: 185.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g