Power Balls!

It’s Friday and I have some FUN facts for you today.

  • I work 12 hours = not a FUN fact :(
  • Some low carb and sugar snacks are cheese (I like mini babybel and the laughing cow, or string cheese, mixed nuts, and eggs) How do you like yours? Scrambled, over easy, hard boiled?
  • Cashews, almonds, and hazelnuts nuts are rich in protein and magnesium, a mineral that plays a key role in converting sugar into energy. (Source) - My favorite are cashews :)
  • Staying hydrated can help you avoid getting tired. Some studies suggest even mild dehydration can slow your metabolism and sap your energy
  • My dogs Jackson and Lily love the snow!
  • I went to my second class of beginner crossfit – Love it!
  • American Idol 2013 starts January 16th! I love that show!
  • Happy Friday!

NO Surprise here!  What do you think I had for breakfast yesterday!?!  You’re right, a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich!  I have been obsessed with the laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese lately.

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BF sandwich

I went to visit my mother in law at the salon to get my hair done, so I stopped and got a skinny cinnamon latte on the way :)  I think I am going to need a little break from latte’s for a bit, even though it was delicious.

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We stopped for a short break and had lunch at the salon.  I got a grilled chicken BLT cobb salad with lite ranch dressing.  I also had some mixed nuts, probably triple the amount of this photo  :)

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When I got home I had a paleo pumpkin walnut muffin and I made a batch of “Power Balls”

muffin

Power Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

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Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Form into balls.  I sprayed my hands with pam to keep the dough from sticking to my hands.  Regrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour and enjoy! My batch made 11 balls.  Feel free to double the recipe to make more!

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balls

Nutritional Info: (For 1 ball)

  • 107 calories
  • 9 carbs
  • 2 fiber
  • 2.7 sugar
  • 4 protein

Off to Crossfit to work out!

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Side note:  Please look at my dog… He got a hold of my camera. Too funny!

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At beginner crossfit we learned how to properly do :

Toes To Bar

Handstand Push Ups

After we learned how to do them properly we did the WOD:

WOD:

5 Handstand pushups (modified on the box) – 10 Toes to Bar

We did as many rounds as we could in 7 minutes!  I only did 4 complete rounds, but I was happy with that  :)

I also did my own little abs circuit at home!

new year abs

For the sit up, I lay with my feet out in a triangle:  (While Lily plays with her toy RIGHT by me!) Sorry this is a funny picture!

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Pure Barre sit ups:

I don’t really think this is the formal name but I don’t know what else to call them!

For these you lay like you would for the regular sit ups but you start with your body flat on the ground, hands over head…Its a 4 count movement so you bring your arms up for 2 counts then you bring your legs up to meet your hands for the last two counts and slowly bring them back down for 4 counts also.

Questions of the Day:

What is your favorite kind of nut??

What is your “go to” drink at Starbucks?

Comments

  1. says

    My fav nut is pistachios and an iced nonfat chai tea is my go to Starbucks. I could drink it by the gallon! I’ve never done these situps but I will def add it to my ab routine. Thanks!

  2. says

    The egg sandwich looks so good! I’ve got to try that for breakfast one morning. Also, I loaded up on groceries when I was home over the weekend and my parents gave me lots of good nuts. I am loving cashews too! :)

  3. says

    Almonds have always been my favorite nut, especially when they’re roasted and sprinkled in cinnamon. Holy.yum. As for Starbucks, I pretty much always order a cappuccino in the winter and an iced latte in the summer. I really need to curb my addiction, since I’m basically in there every day and it’s kind of expensive, but it’s something I look forward to way too much so I don’t see it ending any time soon!

  4. says

    Love the look of the powerballs, I should experiment with something like that. I keep meaning to come over to your blog and comment, but my life life has been consumed with other things lately. Love it though! Including the quickie ab burner

  5. says

    My favs are def walnuts. I LOVE the skinny peppermint mochas at Starbucks but I def try to keep them to a minimum, they’re hard on the wallet ;)

  6. megky05 says

    My fav nut is def walnuts and I LOVVVE the skinny peppermint mochas at Starbucks right now but I have to control myself because they are hard on the wallet ;)

  7. comebackmommajenn says

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Power Balls do sound really good. I’ll have to give them a try. I am starting a new blog with some friends called Fitspiration for Moms. Might we share this recipe and link back to you?

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