Monday, January 30, 2017

Back at it!

It has been so long since I wrote a blog! So long in fact, the last one on here is from 2011 when I was pregnant with Anders. Whew! If you need a blast from the past, just read back on the blog! I haven't the slightest clue about how to adjust any of the layout, pictures, sidebar information, or anything really. I will work on that. Glad to be back on the blog, and I hope you enjoy following along. You never know what direction the blog will take.

As the boys have gotten a little older, I have found a little bit more time in my day for me things. Mamas, hold tough- a time will come when you can sit on your couch, drink a Spark (more info on that) and blog away! I am excited to share with you all what is going on around our house. First, now there are 5 of us! We live a crazy busy little boy filled life. We love playtime, TV, God, family, football, clean eating, exercise, and recently Advocare.

I hope that this blog can relate to other mamas out there. I hope to share stories of all types- food recipes, birth stories, twin life, toddler life, exercise, teaching, stay at home mom things, faith, and just anything that pops in my head.

My first "back in the saddle" blog, is a recipe. On January 2nd, Garrett and I decided that our 30s weren't going to take control of us, but we were going to rock being 30. We signed up for the 24 day Advocare Challenge, and it quite literally changed our life. It has changed our eating, sleeping, exercising, parenting, marriage, and really every aspect of our life. (Reach out if you are interested!) With the challenge, comes clean eating. The eating was my biggest hold up for getting healthy. I just wasn't prepared for staying in my kitchen for hours a day preparing food. It has been the opposite of that! We shop at Sam's, cook in bulk, store food for the week, and just grab our meals quickly. I love it!

Garrett's favorite thing that we eat now we call "burrito in a bowl" I buy ground turkey meat (bought from Sam's in bulk), brown it, add pepper onion blend from Kroger, chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder. It takes about 10 minutes. It is goal approved, and if you are lucky your children will eat it. I am not that lucky yet. I make enough to eat that night and save for two more meals.

"burrito in a bowl"
-turkey ground meat
-3 pepper and onion blend (frozen)
-chili powder
-onion powder
-garlic powder

-brown meat
-mix in pepper blend
-sprinkle with spices
-cook until the blend is thawed

EAT and ENJOY (all while eating what will keep you on track!)

Next up on the blog... daily Bible study time

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