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CAHOOTS 1 MONTH MEMBERSHIP GIVEAWAY!

cahootsgiveaway Cahoots is a new gym off of Center street in Orem located at the Dance 1 Studio. 
Great facility!! Great Instructors! 

I checked out a Zumba on Tuesday and adored the instructor. So fun! And guess what? 

My kids came with me! 

They were taken to another room where they weren’t just babysat; they exercised!!
This gym not only offers classes for Moms, but for their kids also!  Kids get to do yoga, gymnastics, dance, and other activities.
What a cool concept! (why haven’t I thought of that yet???)
My kids walked or rather ran away from that class excited and asked when they were coming back.
Success! Wahooooo! 
Here is what their schedule looks like:

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Apple Carrot Muffins

You won’t be disappointed with these, and neither will your kids! I’ve given these to a few of my clients, and so far they all like them!
Yay for healthy, nutritious snacks!

 

I changed up the recipe a tiny bit to make these muffins jam packed with nutrients.
Instead of the full cup of brown sugar, I did half brown sugar and half coconut sugar.
Instead of the full cup and half of whole wheat flour, I used a full cup of almond meal and just a half cup of the whole wheat flour (next time, I just wanna try all almond meal).
Instead of cow’s milk, I used a coconut/almond milk.
I also added a 1/4 c of chia seeds.
All the ingredients you need
All the ingredients you need
Apple Carrot Muffins
adapted from Bob’s Red Mill Flax Meal
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
3/4 c ground flax seed
3/4 c oat bran (I have used rolled oats or wheat germ as a substitute)
1 c brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 c carrots – shredded
2 apples – peeled and shredded
1/2 c raisens
1 c nuts – chopped (I used walnuts)
3/4 c skim milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Stir all ingredients together until moistened. Spray muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray. Fill tins 3/4 full. Bake @ 350 for 15-20 minutes. For mini muffins, bake 12 minutes. Yield: 15 muffins or 30 mini muffins.
The finished product.
The finished product.

They didn’t rise as high as normal, but they were still sweet and tasted great. 

Enjoy!
Kjell

Kid-friendly! She has always loved them.
Kid-friendly! She has always loved them.

The Great Inflatable Race Giveaway!

 

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Hey, Everyone!

Check out this fun race that I’ll be doing in May:

Date: 5/31
Time: Heats start at 10am
Location: Murray Park in Murray, UT
Benefiting: Humane Society of Utah
Ages: Ages 5 and up are recommended
Type of Race: Obstacle Fun Run (roughly a 5k)

This would be such a fun race to get your children involved in! I hope you can all attend! Let’s do it!
Enter to win $5 or $10 off registration fee!! 
Ends in two days!!

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My Story as a Health Nut

It took me 2.5 hours to go grocery shopping last night, plus another hour to prep all the food. I didn’t expect the whole process to take that long, but I knew I needed to get some sustainable food…healthy food. I recently relocated to a new area and have been living off of “snacky” type health food as I have been adjusting to my new place. I wasn’t feeling satisfied throughout my day, but I wasn’t going to give in and eat overly processed food either. I decided it was crucial to spend time and money on foods that will satisfy my hunger. If you know me, I am hungry all day long. If I am not getting healthy proteins and fats, with my veggies, I go crazy!

I haven’t always been a craver of healthy food. In fact, I grew up thinking I could eat whatever I wanted and be fine. That was a great plan through high school. I was active and young; my body had no problem consuming processed garbage. It wasn’t until my mid 20s that I realized I needed to become aware of what I actually put into my body. I was working out consistently, but the weight kept increasing. Luckily I am fairly tall and can hold my weight well. Around 2010 my sister, Kjell, asked if I wanted to do a no sweets and low carb diet for about 3 months. At this point I was ready to make a change. Carrying the excess weight of 30 pounds was starting to weigh on me (pun intended). This was the start of my love for understanding food and how it can change us. Since that time, I have actively lived a low sugar/low carb lifestyle—and I love it. 

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At this point, I am on a year adventure eating the Paleo Diet. I have made some modifications and I do have cheat days. I do love a good homemade cookie or chocolate ice cream! I wouldn’t go as far to say that the Paleo Diet is for everyone. You have to remember I have been eating pretty strict for about 4 years. I am accustomed to the restrictions. If you are thinking about Paleo or another restrictive type diet, please do your research and prepare. I do not support yo-yo dieting or quick fixes. Eating healthy, in any form, takes discipline and preparation; otherwise we usually fail. I will definitely talk more about my paleo experience, but for now, just know that I am an advocate for plant-based diets that include lean protein and healthy fruits and fats. I have seen a difference in my life. Not just through my physical appearance, but with my energy, my confidence, and my overall quality of life.

I look forward to posting more- I have great recipes (paleo and non paleo) to share with you all. I know Kjell can give you some great workout ideas, but I’ll post about my workout experiences and fun things I like to try.

Long live, living long!

Skye