Wild Workout Wednesday: Delicious Green Smoothie

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Who has trouble eating their servings of fruits and veggies for the day?  I know that I have trouble with that.  Instead of eating my fruits and veggies I try to put all of them into a smoothie and have one every day.  I change it up every day and I try to come up with delicious and healthy smoothies.  Here is one that I tried yesterday and I love it.  I did add an avocado which made it thick and creamy.  If you like a thinner consistency you can skip the avocado.

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Ingredients:

Strawberries

Blueberries

Spinach

Avocado

Almond Milk

Vanilla protein powder

Place all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

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Wild Workout Wednesday: How to control and recongize emotional eating

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Do you eat more or crave junk food when you are stressed, angry or sad?? I think most people can relate.  Trust me, I have been there but I learned how to handle it and stop it completely. You just have to recognize when you are doing it and find a way to stop it.

How do you know when you are emotional eating?  Look for the following:

  1. Do you only crave junk food when your emotions are running high?
  2. Do you never find food that satisfies you?
  3. Do you use food as a reward?
  4. You can’t control how much food you eat. You keep eating and eating.

If you have noticed one or more of the example above you are probably emotional eating.  Don’t worry, there are a few ways to control this and even stop it for good.

  1. Learn how to control stress– I know this is one of the hardest things to do.  Sometimes things are out of our control and worrying about it will not help or make the situation better.  Sit down and really think about why you are so stressed and if you can find a solution.
  2. Are you bored? Sometimes we eat when we are bored or lonely.  If you are feeling like this you should read a book, call a friend and go out or go out to lunch or run errands.  Usually when you eat out of boredom you are not really hungry.  Find a hobby and keep yourself busy.
  3. Social emotional eating- Do you over eat or eat unhealthy when you are out with friends?  This is very common and very easy to do.  I usually look at the menu before I go out and find a healthy option or I ask the waiter to customize my meal.  Most places will do it for you if you ask nicely.
  4. When you get a craving all of a sudden stop and think about it. Ask yourself “Do I really need this or will I regret it later?”

I hope some of these tips will help you overcome emotional eating.  It is a process and it will take some time to completely figure out a way to stop it completely.  Let me know if you have any questions.  How do you control emotional eating??

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Instead of eating junk or unhealthy sweets try this to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Wild Workout Wednesdays: HITT workout

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As a busy mom I understand that it is sometimes hard to get to the gym everyday or to spend hours working out.  I love HITT workouts because they get your heart rate going and they burn fat!  Who doesn’t want that?? J

Try the following workout and let me know how it goes. J Remember to take breaks when you need to.

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Disclaimer:  I am not a personal trainer.  Please stop exercising immediately if you feel any discomfort or dizziness.  Please be sensible while working out.

Wild Workout Wednesday: Organization tips for busy moms

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My daughter just celebrated her first birthday and we had so much fun.  We enjoyed spending the past few weeks celebrating with family and friends.  I have gone through all types of emotions during the past year.  Most importantly, I have felt so much joy and excitement with my daughter.  I love staying home with her and having quality bonding time together.

Since my daughter keeps me busy all day long, I have had to come up with some ways to stay organized and sane.  Here are some tips that I have for you to try.  These have helped me tremendously during the last year:

  1. Don’t compare your children’s milestones/accomplishments to other kids- Every child is different and they accomplish different things at different times.  This is also true with siblings.  Just be happy and celebrate when your child has success and hits certain milestones.  Our little girl just stood up for 20 seconds without holding onto anything.  Yay!!! J
  2. Relax and be flexible– This is hard and I’m still working on this. I have improved greatly in this area.  With a little child murphy’s law almost always comes into play.  When we are getting ready to go somewhere I always leave a lot of extra wiggle room for accidents, tantrums, etc.
  3. I have started making list of reminders­- Each morning I jot down what I need to do for the day and when it needs to be done. If I don’t do this I will most likely forget something due to the constant lack of sleep.  This also allows you to see how much you have accomplished during the week.
  4. Have fun because time passes so quickly- It is important to stay neat and organized so everything can be in order but it’s equally important to have fun and enjoy the moment. My little girl turned one last week and that made me feel so happy and sad at the same time.  I love that she is growing up and forming her own personality.  It makes me sad because she is not a little baby anymore and she is starting to become independent.  Time is going by so quickly and before you know it she will be in school.

What are some of the things you do in order to stay organized with little kids??

Wild Workout Wednesday Week #8: Busy mommies motivation group

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How many of you mommies struggle to find time to get anything done for yourself? Between running after your kids, taking them to activities and housework, it can get challenging to find time for yourself.  As a mom of a little girl, I completely understand.  As moms, we need to find time to workout and feed our family healthy meals. You can get a great and effective workout in just 30 minutes!  I do it 5-6 days a week!  Meal prepping has helped me cook healthy for my family and it decreases the amount of cleaning time in the kitchen everynight. I am starting a Busy Mommy motivation group where I will introduce you to quick and effective workouts, provide you with health recipes for your family, give you basic mommy tips and provide you with motivation and support with your fitness and nutrition.

My motivation group will start on March 1st!!

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Support and motivation is essential in succeeding when it comes to exercising.  Our motivation group will take place in a closed group on facebook.  This will allow everyone to post their daily struggles and concerns privately. I will provide you with tips and suggestions on how to resolve your problem or struggles.  Most of the time, there are many people struggling with the same things but they are just too scared to talk about it.  In this group, we will be able to talk about everything openly and honestly.

I will also be giving tips on organization and time management for mommies.  I know that most mommies struggle with this and we are constantly tired.  I will be giving you some of my tips and suggestions on what has worked for me.

I am here to help you and motivate you in your fitness journey.  If you have started an exercise routine but didn’t finish due to lack to motivation or boredom, this challenge group is right for you!  I would love to help you!! If you are interested, please comment below or email me at umkumar1@yahoo.com

Wild Workout Wednesday Week 7: Blueberry and Strawberry Banana Cupcakes

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I have loved eating dessert ever since I was a little kid but things have certainly changed in the past few years. Instead of eating unhealthy and calorie filled desserts, I have learned how to satisfy my craving with healthy desserts. It is impossible for me to completely cut out desserts so I am always coming up with new healthy dessert recipes. Wouldn’t you love to eat something that tastes good and is healthy for you? Look no further, I have created this cupcake recipe for you!
Ingredients
Almond flour
4 Bananas
Egg whites
Honey
Walnuts(optional)
Blueberries & Strawberries (Optional)
Cinnamon (Optional)
Nutmeg (Optional)

Coconut oil for greasing pan

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease cupcake pan with coconut oil
Mash all 4 bananas into a soft mixture
Combine banana mixture and almond flour together and stir well. Mixture will be slightly
lumpy.
Mix in the honey and egg whites into the mixture and stir again
Add the remaining ingredients and stir
Pour mixture into cupcake pan. Mixture will rise, fill pan about halfway.
Bake for about 30 min
Let completely cool and take cupcakes out!
Enjoy!

Enjoy! 

Wild Workout Wednesday Week #6- Healthy Bean soup recipe

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Even though the weather is warming up in Texas, I still love a good bowl of soup. My husband made a delicious bowl of bean soup last week. Here is the recipe:
-1 1/2- 2 cups of beans and put in pressure cooker( you can also use can beans)
-stir fry 1/4 onion in coconut oil and set aside
-cut about 3-4 tomatoes and set aside
-cut and wash about 2 cups of cilantro
-once the beans are done in the pressure cooker, drain about half of the water and keep the rest for broth
-add the onions, tomatoes and cilantro to the beans
– If you like an extra kick add some crushed black pepper to the beans
Enjoy!

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What do you like in your bean soup?? I would love to hear what recipes you have.

 

Yoga and going out of my comfort zone- Week 5 of Wild Workout Wednesday linkup

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This year I’m all about trying new things and going out of my comfort zone. I have decided to start practicing yoga about 1-2 times a week. I have been doing this since January and I love it! I have been participating in 30 day challenges on Instagram. You can check out some of my poses on my instagram page (badge on sidebar). Instagram challenges are great because you have the hosts teaching you how to do the moves and you can ask them any questions you have about the pose or yoga in general. I used to practice yoga in High School and college and I found out that I lost all of my flexibility. That’s ok, that is something I need to work on.

I currently lift weights and do cardio about 5 times a week but yoga is completely different. Yoga requires flexibility, lots of arm strength and endurance. I never believed people when they said that yoga is relaxing but now that I am doing it I feel so much more relaxed afterwards. We all can use about 20-30 min a few times a week to just sit, relax and close our eyes. If you are a beginner, there are many different websites online that can help you start and guide you through the process.

I also bought a few new yoga pants to practice in ( just for fun). I will use any excuse to buy new workout clothes (any type of clothes actually). I bought a few mermaid tights and a few others with bright and bold prints. There are a few things I would like to accomplish with yoga:

1. Increase my overall flexibility

2. Gain a lot of arm strength. My arms are very weak, probably the weakest part of my body.

3. My ultimate goal is to be able to do a one arm handstand.

Who is interested in yoga? I would love to hear your experiences with yoga in the comments below.🙂

I love reading everyone’s posts each week and getting to know a little bit about my fellow bloggers. Can’t wait to read all of the posts this week!🙂

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Wild Workout Wednesday Week #4: Rainbow Smoothie Recipe

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I have been on a fruit kick lately and I love to mix it up by making smoothies. You can make this smoothie with pretty much any kind of fruit but I used a mango, blueberries and strawberries. This is a very easy and quick recipe.

Ingredients:

1 mango

Handful of blueberries

Handful of strawberries

Almond milk

Directions:

1. Cut the mango in slices and blend with 1 tbsp of almond milk

2. Blend the blueberries and strawberries separately (without and liquid)

3. Place mango, blueberries and strawberries in 3 separate bowls.

4. With a spoon place the blended mango in a glass, then repeat with the blueberries and strawberries

5. Do not pour into glass if you want the rainbow effect. If you pour the colors will bleed together.

Tip: Chill fruit before you blend it for a delicious chilled smoothie Enjoy!!

Leave a message below in the comments if you try this recipe. What types of smoothies do you like to make?? I would love to hear!

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Wild Workout Wednesday Week #3: The most amazing meal replacement shake

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I have recently been able to cut out my daily supplements and get my daily dose of dense nutrition from a shake that I normally eat for lunch.  For a busy mom spending time in the kitchen is not always possible.  I love that I can blend this shake is 2 min and my lunch is ready!  Shakeology allows me to get my daily servings of fruits, veggies, carbs, protein, etc. This shake has CURED all of my stomach issues that I have been experiencing since I was about 10 years old.  I had horrible reflux/acid problems most of my life. In the beginning I was able to control it by eliminating certain types of foods from my diet.  It eventually got so bad I had to get on strong prescription medication.  Over the years I have tried countless natural remedies because I was trying to avoid pills.  I like to go the more natural route for these types of things.  NOTHING I tried worked.  So I eventually said the pills are my only choice.  I found shakeology about 7 months ago and I decided to try it.  If I didn’t like it after the first 30 days, I could get my money back.  What did I have to lose?

After taking the shake for about a week, my stomach started to feel better.  I decided to start taking my pills every other day and test my stomach.  Eventually I stopped my pills completely and I just take the shake every day now.  Shakeology is now my medicine for my stomach.  This shake is Amazing and it works.  I went out of town for 6 days a few months ago and I forgot to bring my shake with me.  After the 2nd day of not drinking it I felt horrible.  As soon as I got home I started drinking it again and my stomach was back to normal.  I’m not the only person that has had success with Shakeology.  I know of many other people that have benefited from this shake.  The ingredients in Shakeology are amazing:

More than 70 super-nutritious ingredients.

  • Proteins, Vitamins, and Minerals – to help reduce hunger andfood cravings.
  • Antioxidants and Phytonutrients – to helpdetoxify and protectthe body against free radical damage.
  • Adaptogen Herbs – to helpincrease energy and combat stress.
  • Prebiotics, Probiotics, Fiber, and Digestive Enzymes – toaid digestion and promote regularity.

This shake is great for your overall health.  What do you have to lose?  If you don’t like it, you can get your money back in 30 days.  Feel free to leave any questions you have in the comments section below.

Have a great day!

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