Showing posts from July, 2015

Workout Wednesday

We haven't talked about our workouts in a while, so today we wanted to share some of our favorite workouts we have done lately. Jared has certain exercises that he has to do for golf on the road and at home, but once in a while, he will shake things up and do these with me! It's fun to workout together! 
These workouts focus on using light weight or bodyweight and higher reps! Repeat this 4 times through if you can! If not, just do what you can do! Cool down with abs and lots of stretching! 

This is a superset. Do the first two exercises (shoulders and squats) with cardio in between 4 times. Then, do the 2nd two (lat pull downs and step ups) with cardio in between 4 times. Lastly, do the final two exercises (bicep curl to press & close press pushups) with cardio in between. Cool down with abs and lots of stretching! 

This is another superset workout! Try to make it through each superset 4 times!

This was the workout I created for our LionHeart Fitness Small Group. Che…

Gluten Free PB&J Protein Muffins

One cup Purely Inspired Berry protein 1 cup peanut flour One ripe banana One cup egg whites 4th cup date Chia and coconut mix
Directions: Throw everything into a food processor and mix for about 2 minutes.  May need to put nonstick spray on your spoon to transfer batter into muffin tins.  Bake at 400*F for about 13 minutes.

Purely Inspired is providing us with protein in exchange for recipes each month. We are not compensated for these posts, just sent product. Hope you enjoy these muffins! 

New Foods To Try!

We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to try lots of new foods to review for the blog!  We were not compensated for any of the following reviews, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 1. Eat Me Guilt Free Desserts Jared absolutely LOVED these! They were very tasty and they had so much protein to fuel his active lifestyle! He enjoyed them as a snack at the golf course and after his workouts! 
2. Crazy Richards PB Burst  If you've been reading for a while, you know we LOVE LOVE LOVE Peanut Butter! This definitely did NOT disappoint! It was so convenient to take to work and pump up the protein in our oatmeal! We even took it with us and ate it straight up at the golf course! :) It's so yummy!! 
3. Coconut Almond SMART Detour Bar Detour Bar has done it again! This new flavor is great! We enjoyed it as an after dinner sweet treat and also as a snack in between meals. It is the perfect combo of sweet from the coconut and filling from the almonds & protein!  

How Sub30 Has Given Me A Newfound Strength

As I've shared before, last year on the was a difficult year for us. We were newly married and spent 3/4 of our time APART. God has worked in both of us and we are constantly growing, but there is NO DOUBT in our minds that Florida is EXACTLY where God wants us.
Words cannot begin to describe how grateful we are for Celebration Church and the young adult focus, Sub30. It has given me a newfound strength through serving and building quality relationships with friends. 

Last year, all I did was whine and complain about how I was always alone while Jared was off traveling to some new place each week, being with friends, and having some really cool experiences off the golf course. This year, I am PRAISING GOD for all the many blessings He has given me, even when Jared is away. 

When we moved here, we were OVERWHELMED with how much people truly welcomed us and helped us feel like we were at home. They reached out to us and invited us to things so we made lots of friends! THIS …

VSL#3 - Help for IBS

Did you know...

 Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a serious GI issue that affects the large intestine (colon) and commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. There is no cure or known cause for IBS. 
IBS symptoms first appear before the age of 35 for about half of IBS sufferers and are often diagnosed between the ages of 30-50. 
More women than men are diagnosed with IBS, but many never seek medical help for it. 

Jared and I are very fortunate that we DO NOT have IBS. We could easily take things in our life for granted  because we don't have to deal with IBS. For example, Jared probably wouldn't be playing golf for a living, because of needing to be by a restroom at ALL times. I couldn't truly enjoy my job as a nanny and do fun things with my little buddy, like go to the park, or go for a bike ride if I was worried about not having a bathroom nearby.

But, there is hope for those who suffer with IBS. VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic me…

Friday Faves

It's been a while since we've done Friday Faves, so here goes:
Wow! How awesome is our God?!?!? He loves us soooooooo much and it's UNCONDITIONAL! So thankful!  
FitSnack boxes are still such a highlight to our month! We love coming home and finding awesome HEALTHY goodies at our door! Our Favorites from June were the IPS Protein Chips and of course, who doesn't love COOKIES?!?!  Don't forget, you can get a free gym bag when you sign up by clicking this link!

Fourth of July nails :)  Spending Quality Time together is ALWAYS a favorite of ours! 
Love Grown Foods was so kind and sent our small group goodies so we could enjoy a "breakfast for dinner" last night with our Bible Study! It was very yummy and fun and all the girls loved it! 
 Finding new flavors of popcorn! Maple Bacon was a unique find in Canada and it was tasty! 

What are YOUR Friday Faves? Let us know in the comments! 

Lots of Love for Luvo!

Luvo Inc was very gracious to send us some meals to review on the blog! We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. First, here's some info from their website: Where your food comes from makes a big difference—not just to your body, but to the world as well. So we’re making every effort to support farmers and suppliers with people-, animal- and planet-friendly practices. We use antibiotic-free meat and poultry, and non-GMO ingredients whenever possible. Of course it’s a work in progress, but we’re constantly working to bring you the highest quality, most delicious, nutrient-dense food at the best price. Learn more about our practices in our FAQ
We’re generally positive people. But there are a few things we just won’t compromise on. In every meal we create, you can count on there being: No high-fructose corn syrupNo artificial preservativesNo artificial flavors or coloringsNo hydrogenated fats  ****************************************…

Fun with Naked PB

We had a lot of fun trying out Naked Peanut Butter. Hold on, it's not what you're probably thinking... We're talking about Naked PB powdered peanut butter!
 First, here's some info about Naked PB: Naked PB is a vegan powder made exclusively from peanuts grown on US farms. Naked PB’s slow-roasted peanuts are mechanically pressed to remove oil and fat to create a powder that is over 40% protein.  Naked Nutrition is committed to shortening the steps between our farms and you. Don’t let labels and big agribusiness fool you; additives are for their bottom line, not your health. The Naked Difference:  Only One Ingredient: Roasted PeanutsExclusively From US FarmsNo Added Sugar or SaltNo Artificial Sweeteners, Flavors, or Colors6 Grams of Protein and 0.9 Grams of BCAA’s Per Serving*Soy, Dairy, and Preservative FreeIndependent Third-Party Tested For Heavy Metals  *****************************************  This powdered peanut butter is so versatile! We put it in our smoothi…

Spending Time Together in Saskatoon!

Golf... It's full of ups and downs... Jared had a couple bad holes, but he didn't give up. He fought hard til the end, and I am so proud of him for that! Satan is working hard to beat him down for little mistakes, but he kept his score under par and even each day.  So, while we didn't make the cut this week, we SURELY ENJOYED OUR TIME TOGETHER IN SASKATOON!!!  
It's true what they say... Everyone in Canada is SO SO NICE! 

I enjoy caddying and will carry that heavy bag all over the world for my handsome man! I love being by his side! 
Jared has learned some new phrases that Canadians say about golf.  1.When someone putts and it goes past the hole, they say it carried too much weight, if it's short, they say it was not enough weight.  2. They use golf as a verb. Example: "I golfed yesterday." 
If you know me at all, I absolutely LOVE popcorn, so I was super excited to find a genuine CANADIAN MAPLE BACON flavor to eat! It wasn't my favorite flavor ever, but it…