Thursday, April 10, 2014

I have a new obsession ~ and so will you! Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix ~ Get your fix now!

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I don’t usually have obsessions that don’t include shoes (well I guess this one kinda does). I haven’t even tried this yet but I am over the top excited to get this thing crankin!

This is a combination of what I’ve done for years that originally helped me loose weight and what helped me keep it off AND amazing work out DVD’s that are only 30 minutes long! It is all planned out for you – there is no guess work at all.

If you’ve been struggling with trying to find the right combination of working out and eating right and have a hard time figuring out what to eat and how much to eat – I have a feeling that YOU need this program too!


Most people I come across don’t have a clue of what is considered healthy. I can personally attest to the food subject. I was amazed to originally discover what I can and cannot eat to maintain a healthy weight.

As far as the workouts go - I am an over extended busy person at the moment and but I will just have to find the time even if I workout sleep walking lol. The results from this have been like nothing I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen a LOT).

I will be tracking my progress through the whole 21 days when I start. I will see my results just like you will. I don’t know what they will be but I think that if I am truly honest with myself and follow the plans and workouts – I’m gonna be overly impressed. That usually doesn't happen with me and working out.

This is not a diet. This is not a happen over night workout plan either. If you really want to see results you have to do it EVERYDAY.

  • Change the way you think of food.
  • Change the way you think of yourself
  • Change the way you think of working out

You can do this with me too! Click on this link --------> 21 DAY FIX and order your own FIX! I am not kidding when I say this is trending everywhere and trending isn’t even the right word because its not a fad, its not temporary. Instagram ~ 94,246 current hashtags, Twitter and Facebook don’t give a count but look it up for yourself!

The results are permanent as long as you keep working hard and eating right. Who doesn’t want to look and feel great all the time! Anyone can do this! ANYONE! with a desire to be their best! Your results are just that YOURS!!!! You did this and in the end it will feel so amazing when you look back from where you started.

I can attest to these great feelings because I’ve come from a place of depression about weight. I need to move to the next level and I want you do to it with me.

I am passionate about helping and motivating. I am passionate about working at full capacity. I am passionate about challenges and success!

Take the leap with me.

Take the journey with me.

I will see you at the finish line!

Contact me if you have questions about the 21 day fix at

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Banana (strawberry) Breakfast smoothie

Banana Breakfast Shake Recipe 1/2 cup nonfat milk 3/4 cup low fat yogurt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 medium bananas


I don’t know where this photo is from. It’s not mine.

I just thought I’d borrow it for a bit. It was dark in my house this morning at 4am so a good photo shot was not an option….

I found this recipe on pinterest (win) and thought ~ ya know I kinda want to try this whole smoothies for breakfast thing since I’m about to embark on a different kind of challenge soon. I also wanted to test the time it would take to make this little concoction as opposed to my normal cereal prep. Not bad, not bad at all. It was just under 5 minutes. I do have to admit though, I’m not a liquid meal kinda girl so the last two swallows were a bit rough (sorry for the explicits).

Trying to find options for a smoothie is a mind numbing endless list of options. I don’t have lots of time in the morning (by choice – I’m a snoozer) and I looked for things that a. I always, always have at home and b. would take the same amount of time my normal routine does.

In the end I found a win! One smoothie option gets a gold star for me!

Here is the easy peazy recipe for yourself.

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You will need:

  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1/2 cup of skim or 1% milk
  • 8 oz low fat strawberry banana yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Pour your milk in the blinder.
  2. Add your yogurt, bananas and vanilla extract.
  3. Blend until smooth.

The only other thing I might add next time is ice just because I would like it to be colder. Other than that, this was so easy and so simple. Not 50 ingredients, not time consuming and was healthy and I didn’t have to add any sugar source at all.

Try it if you are on the same journey I am – You just might like it.

Tootles and Noodles

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Strawberry Banana French Toast Casserole

For starters – I had no idea how this would turn out. I was just hungry, had day old bread (the good kind from the bakery that I refused to throw away), strawberries and bananas.

It was early, I had a lot to do and I needed to feed teenagers fast! Along comes Pinterest and my food supply and BAM – this happened!

Strawberry Banana French Toast Casserole. It is a combination of a few with my own ingredients. You could really play this up any way with any fruit or toppings you like.

It was crisp on top and moist in the middle. Perfect combination.

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Things you will need:

  • 2 bananas
  • 6 - 8 fresh strawberries (depending on size)
  • 1 medium size loaf of day old bakery Italian or French bread
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups of milk (I use either 1% or skim and it works fine)
  • 6 TBSP of sugar
  • 2TSP of cinnamon
  • 1 TSP of Vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP of salted butter
  • Syrup (optional)
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Cut up your bread into cubes and put them in the baking dish.
  4. Slice up your bananas and strawberries and set to the side.
  5. Whisk together the milk, eggs, 1 tsp of the cinnamon, vanilla extract and 2 TBSP of sugar.
  6. Pour the mixture on top of the bread cubes in the baking dish, letting this sit and blend together as you finish the rest of the ingredients and the oven continues to warm up.
  7. Cut the butter into small pieces and place it on top of the bread.
  8. Mix the remaining cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle it on top of the bread mixture evenly.
  9. Top off with your banana and strawberry slices.
  10. Bake in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes uncovered or until the top is golden brown.
  11. Top with syrup and powdered sugar if you wish!

Hello Breakfast and woohoo its almost Friday!

Have a Great weekend guys!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New loves + a few Old Loves



I love food. I love to eat food. I love to cook food. I love to figure out ways to make good recipes healthier.

Baked Sweet N Sour Chicken with Fried Rice is not only my NEW favorite at home meal – It is my new challenge.

While I love the recipe, I am working on adjusting the amount of sugar but keeping the flavor. When I do though, boy oh boy, I will share!

If you do want to try out the original recipe, I found it on my new favorite go to blog – Life in the Lofthouse. She is awesome and the girl can coook!


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Oh how I love thee. I also love to get FREE shoes.

These right here are courtesy of being a shoe tester with New Balance.

They have spunk and comfort.

I LOVE them.

What better way to kickstart old habits of exercising than a new pair of shoes.


7 minute workout app


So this one will count for two things – My love for getting fit and my love for technology!

This is my new favorite app – The 7 Minute Workout App. It did cost $.99 but it was so worth it! Now I must confess, I don’t expect to see buffiness and toned down but what I do expect is to kick my but back into gear with working out daily. Since my schedule is so tight right now I gotta get a workout in anyway I can right! It will challenge you though  - don’t think it is weak. You will have to catch your breath if you’ve been out of the workout routine for a minute. LOVE IT.

I also love that no matter where I go or what I am doing I can access it right on my phone. I can have my 7 minutes anywhere! I just need shoes……


That’s it for now.

My life is full.

My days are never quiet but my belly is always full and the kids are always hungry!


Take care of yourself and be HAPPY!