Friday, November 20, 2015

Beautiful, Creative & Inspired Link Up #12



Welcome to The Beautifully Creative, Inspired Link Party - this is a weekly party where bloggers and readers can be inspired by creative, informative and fun posts from tons of blogs around the web. You will find yummy recipes, awesome creative projects and many more. It is also a great way to meet and mingle with bloggers you find here. New bloggers are always welcomed!


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This week I was busy working on my DDP Yoga practice.  This pic I am very proud of and you can read more about whin my Weekly Workout Recap.  And I created a dairy free Carrot Cake Smoothie which my toddler loved!  You gotta try it.


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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Weekly Workout Recap November 8 - 14th, 2015

This week has been a week of awesomeness.  First of all I was able to get in three days of C25K running on the elliptical.  Remember, I am on the injured list until I find out what is wrong with my pack or it heals on its own.  I almost feel silly or like a cop out for saying, "I'm running on the elliptical" but it is what it is right?  I also got to complete six days of DDP Yoga.  To say I'm excited would be an understatement!


Here is Toddler Girl getting her downward dog on.  She can do it perfectly with heels on the ground, knees straight and head between her shoulders but I could capture a picture of it.  I am feeling good about my downward dog.  It is a great improvement.  


Somebody likes popsicles and smoothies, but they don't like eating lefty green veggies.  So you know how I do it.  Trick them if you have to lol!  


This right here is a super proud moment I had on Tuesday!  I was able to push up onto my toe and complete the move rather than the modified position because of having Hallux ridigis in both big toes.  You can read more about my adventures with Halli (as I affectionately call it)  here.  So here I was proudly up on both toes with no pain then or after practice.  That is a major accomplishment for me.


Wednesday, I wasn't feeling great so I took a break and picked back up on Thursday.  Portugese Love by Teena Marie kept be grooving on the elliptical!  That girl could sing!  Not sure what I'm talking about?  Check it out here.



This is a must read.  Everyone who said that procrastination was not an issue for them had a change of heart after reading this post.  Read it and leave a comment on your procrastination status!


I love a good carrot cake and I have found that you can replicate a look of your sweet treat favorites in smoothies.  This version is completely #diaryfree.  I know you are going to want to make for your family because it is todder approved by Toddler girl.  Follow the link for the recipe




And I finished up week 6, I repeated this week, strong.

How did your workout week go?







Carrot Cake Smoothie


I love carrot cake.  Love it, especially if it has raisins.  Also, I have found that even though you cannot replace all of your sweet tasting foods while watching your waist you can make similar tasting treats with smoothies.  Below you will find my take on this beloved treat #dariyfree and full of carrot goodness! 

Options:  
  1. Now you know I like all my smoothies green with either spinach or kale so that is an option or you can leave it out and be enticed by the beautiful orange color.  
  2. I added toppings to make the smoothie look appealing. My smoothie was garnished with toasted shaved coconut and shredded carrots. Toddler Girl's smoothies was topped with just a few chocolate sprinkles did the trick for her.  Making this treat Toddler Approved!


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Carrot Cake Smoothie                                                           Print Here

Ingredients:
1 cup of shredded Carrots
1 lg frozen Banana
1 cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp of Ginger
1/4 tsp of Cinnamon
1/4 tsp of Nutmeg
A few pieces of chopped dates for sweetness
1 cup of Spinach (optional)

Optional Toppings:
Shredded Carrot
Toasted Coconut
or 
Chocolate Sprinkles to make it more appealing to the Toddler!

Place all ingredients besides toppings into the blender and blend until you reach your desired consistency.

Garnish as desired.

 Enjoy!


Friday, November 13, 2015

The Beautiful Inspiried & Creative Link Party #11

Welcome to The Beautifully Creative, Inspired Link Party - this is a weekly party where bloggers and readers can be inspired by creative, informative and fun posts from tons of blogs around the web. You will find yummy recipes, awesome creative projects and many more. It is also a great way to meet and mingle with bloggers you find here. New bloggers are always welcomed!


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Do you think your planning might be procrastination in disguise? Are you sure? You might want to check and see here

Is Planning The New Procrastination?

 I am Guilty, Guilty and Guilty!

The other day I was texting with a friend. She was telling me about her vision board and all that she was planning to do. I in turn was telling her about my Spanish lessons and how much I was learning. Nothing wrong with that right?  After all we were advancing ourselves and doing important, creative and positive stuff with our lives.  

Yes, but what we later admitted was that we were avoiding our exercise by doing these other activities. Having that realization we headed off to workout. I know I felt better as I always do after working out and the weight of avoiding my workout was lifted. 

Don't get me wrong, planning your day or your life is very important. It provides a sense of order and comfort. However, being the master planner that I am, I am all too familiar with the fact that the best laid plans are nothing unless you take action. 

Do you think some of your planning might be procrastination in disguise?
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"We are reading Intuitive Eating in the MirrorWatching.com Book Club. Join Us!" click to tweet

Nov. 25th Book Review Publish

Did you notice the review date?  Lol, my goal is to have us weaponized for the holiday season!

Happy Reading!!!!




Friday, October 30, 2015

Beautiful, Creative & Inspired Link Party #9

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Two great things happening on the blog this week:

Finally, Some Pain Relief is a post about me finally getting some help, the link between the pain and dairy and my DDP Yoga progress. If you are experiencing pain you would want to read this.

In the Book Club we have we have started reading Intuitive Eating so that we can be weaponized for the holiday eating season. Please join us and grab the reading schedule here!


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Here is my mixed bag of features for this week!



I totally enjoyed this clear and compassionate piece by Mommyziod about her decision to return to work


These Monster Door Stoppers are by The Art Stop Blog.  Toddler Girl and I will be making them today.


And lastly, but definitely not least this awesome post about making simple changes over at Grammie Time.  I bet you didn't know warm lemon water could do so much for you!

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