I thought since I have this 30 day Spring Slim Down Challenge I’d like to add some exercise to the mix. So if anyone is interested below is the challenge and it can be done at home. Click on picture to enlarge and then print a copy and begin the challenge.
Yes Spring has sprung and I feel a weight loss challenge is in order. Feel free to join me in this challenge, I’ve added a countdown on the right side of my blog.
HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR THE SPRING SLIM DOWN CHALLENGE:
1. The challenge will run from Sunday April 26 to Sunday May 31.
2. You may join the challenge at any time, late-comers are most welcome. To join the challenge, use the comment box to post your, starting weight, and goal weight.
Example: Starting Weight: 170 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
You may choose any goal you like. This is a 30 day challenge, so we should be able to stick to our goal. A realistic goal is 1-2 pounds a week.
3. Pick a day for your weekly weigh-in, and stick to it a closely as you can. Then post your current weight each week.
4. You are encouraged to share how you are doing during the challenge, and especially to give each other support.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to post them.
Wishing you much success and happiness!
Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup steel cut oats (uncooked)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 cup frozen blueberries
Preparations: In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt, milk, oats and brown sugar.
Divide into 4 mason jars or containers, top with frozen blueberries and refrigerated at least 6 hours or overnight.
Add additional toppings such as toasted coconut, almonds, or honey.
Makes 4 servings
Total Fat 1.4g
Here’s a gluten free and nut free ice cream cake recipe. Last weekend we celebrated our daughters 14th birthday and she had a party with a few of her closest friends but two of her friends had food allergies, one girl is gluten free & another girl is nut free. So after trying to come up with many alternatives I decided that at an ice cream cake was a good solution.
Chapman’s ice cream gluten free & nut free ice cream
PC chocolate fudge sauce
Parchment lined spring form pan.
Spread chocolate ice cream on the bottom and place in freezer.
Spread chocolate fudge sauce and place in freezer.
Once frozen spread mint chocolate chip ice cream over fudge and place in freezer.
Spread more chocolate sauce mint ice cream and freeze until frozen.
Spread more chocolate sauce over mint ice cream and freeze until frozen.
Cover with more chocolate ice cream and freeze.
Drizzle with Magic Shell chocolate sauce
Add a few candles and Voila!!! Gluten Free & Nut Free Birthday cake.
Here’s a look at it on the inside, needless to say it was a big hit.
I’m definitely going to make this again.
Here’s a great way to flavor your water or a cocktail with these fruity ice cubes.
I used my silicone muffin cups and used sliced lemon, lime & frozen raspberries. Why frozen raspberries? Well if you ever buy them you’ll always get a bunch of crumbly broken raspberries. This is a great way to use them other than in a smoothie.
These nice big ice cubes are great for my water bottle too.
Place them in a freezer bag and they’re ready for your next beverage.
I love my Fitbit Charge HR & I love doing spin classes, or even doing the stair master but with the Fitbit on my wrist it doesn’t catch all my steps when holding on the handle bars.
So I came up with a solution.
I bought a Velcro strap for my yoga matt but it was too long.
So I cut it to make it shorter and sewed it back together.
Then put my Fitbit Charge HR on my ankle & wrap the strap on.