Let's Rise and Grind together!
Do you want to make more time for yourself? Do you want your health to be a priority, but aren’t sure where to start?
It’s time to RISE and GRIND!
This February challenge starts February 1st and will share resources and lessons on prioritizing our health, fueling our bodies, and sharing the positive rewards of this new routine with others. Over the 4 week challenge, we will check in daily with our workout, log our superfood supplements, and engage with this incredible community to RISE and GRIND, one day at a time!
Here are some daily lessons I’m excited about!
⏰ Rise + Grind - Morning routine tip of the week
🔩 On that Fitness Grind - Tips to choose fitness today and for life
⏰ A Mindful Moment - A mental health moment
🔩 Food is Fuel - Nutrition tips that promote self-love, inside and out
Do you want to start with us? This is one of my favorite challenges of the year - I can’t wait to see the incredible gains we make through 4 weeks together!
So much about taking care of our bodies comes from choices outside of our workout, but having that daily movement as a consistent part of your routine will yield HUGE results in time.
Even if your relationships seem out of whack and your self-care isn’t where you want it to be just yet, pressing play and moving your body will start building a confidence and strength in you that will radiate out to those other areas - I promise!
I’d love to hear what workout program, plan, or trainer you are following this month. If you need support, you know I’m always a message away!
I hope you feel appreciated, valued and so loved everyday, and have a special recipe to help you spread the love to others! Here is a special #eatmoredessert recipe for your February. These Red Velvet Cupcakes are made with all natural ingredients, dyed with all natural beet juice, and DELICIOUS to share with family and friends!
Red Velvet Cupcakes
1 (15-oz.) can beets, drained
1⁄3 cup extra-virgin organic coconut oil
1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 large eggs
½ cup coconut sugar
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
½ cup almond flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder, gluten-free
5 Tbsp. coconut sugar
1 tsp. cornstarch
2 very ripe medium avocados
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line two muffin pans with eighteen muffin papers and lightly coat with spray. Set aside. Place beets, oil, extract, almond milk, lemon juice, eggs, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder in a blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until smooth. With the blender running, add flour, almond flour, and baking powder. Blend until a smooth batter forms. Pour batter evenly into prepared muffin pans, filling each cup approx. ¾ full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Set cupcakes aside to cool while you prepare frosting. Place sugar and cornstarch in a blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until powdered. Add avocados, lemon juice, extract, and cocoa powder; cover. Blend until smooth peaks form. Evenly spread frosting on cool cupcakes.
My Thoughts about Sure Thing...
I am two weeks into our newest program and each workout has been so different. I feel strong and cannot wait to continue these workouts to see my results! Today was Week 3 Day 1 and we are starting to repeat (well build on) workouts from Week 1.
This is an 8-week program. We are alternating between Endurance Weeks and Power Weeks. The fourth and eighth weeks are recover weeks where there are only 3 scheduled workouts and the other days are whatever we feel our bodies need.
I honestly LOVE the recovery weeks!!! I love being able to do whatever I want depending on how I am feeling. Want to take a complete rest day?! Go ahead! Want to do a stretch workout?! Go ahead! Want to ride the bike?! Go ahead...you get the picture, but in reality the possibilities are endless.
This format (work hard for three weeks, and recover on the fourth week) is how all of our workouts are going to be formatted moving forward. I am so unbelievably excited!
So...basically, I am moving on from physical results and I am focusing on FEELING results!
Happy New Year!!
Do you set new goals on January 1? I do!
It's a great time to reset and reflect. As I was looking in my journal from 2022, I realized I stopped on September 16, and barely had any entries in the summer….so…
Here's my goal for 2023…
I have been journaling sporadically for years. I actually just recently found a journal from 2001!!! Here's what I have realized: I start the year off strong and then….I miss a day here or there. Finally, by September, I have usually completely fallen off the journaling wagon. Please refer to my 2022 journal…
This year I am committing to journaling every day. I will write down my goals and small steps I can take TODAY to achieve those goals. I will then reflect on my day before bed.
When I do this, I will color in the day. My goal will be to have every day colored. BUUUUUUUUT, I will NOT give up. I will just pick up where I left off if I fall off my journaling wagon.
What habit do you want to start this year?!
Just a wife, mom and teacher sharing her fitness journey with the world!