Recap of October Goals and Breakfasts!

Welcome to Monday.  Hope it was a great weekend for everyone!

I’m a few days behind seeing as how we are already a few days into November!  Oops!  But I want to make sure I finish recapping my breakfasts from the month as well as recapping the rest of my October Goals.

As for my goals I reached my goal of participating in the October Breakfast Challenge!  I was able to have a different breakfast everyday of the month and I loved it!  It helped me come up with a few new recipes that I otherwise wouldn’t have and also try several new to me recipes from others that were also awesome!

Here are a few more of my favorite breakfasts from the month:

IMG_20131025_074016I saw this recipe on Kylie’s instagram feed.  But it might be on her blog as well.  It is a pumpkin peanut butter overnight breakfast cookie!  It was super yummy and so easy! I topped mine with banana slices.

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This was a high protein buckwheat pancake that I made based on a recipe from peachypalate.com.

Here is what I did:  1/4 cup peanut flour+1/4 buckwheat flour (I just ground up raw buckwheat groats)+1/2 tsp baking powder+1-2 TB of pumpkin puree+1/4 coconut milk+1/4 cup of water+plus some cinnamon.  Mix everything together and cook just like any pancake!

I topped mine with homemade almond butter, banana slices, and my strawberry lime chia jam!

My final breakfast of the month was a very approriate for Halloween because of the orange color!!  Recipe below.

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Banana Sweet Potato Chia Pudding Parfait

Serves 1

Banana Layer:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup raw oatmeal
  • 1/2 liquid of choice (i.e. almond milk, coconut milk, water)
  • 1 TB Chia seeds

Sweet Potato Layer:

  • 2.5 oz cooked sweet potato
  • 1 TB peanut flour (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of liquid of choice
  • 1 TB Chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • cinnamon to taste

Nut butter Layers

  • 2 TB Peanut flour
  • a dash of salt
  • 1 TB nut butter of choice (I used almond butter)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water

1.  Blend together banana, oatmeal, and liquid in a blender, place in bottom of jar and mix in chia seeds.

2. Mix together ingredients for the nut butter layer until it reaches a thick sauce consistency.  Top banana layer with 1/2 of the nut butter mix.

3.  Blend together all ingredients for the sweet potato layer except chia seeds.  Mix in chia after blending and place into jar.

4.  Top with the remainder of the nut butter sauce.

5.  Optional:  not with cacao nibs or mixed nuts/seeds for some added texture and crunch:)

Let me know what you think if you try any of these out!

As for my other goals:

Study my Scriptures everyday:  I did still miss just a few days but I was more focused while reading this time and I feel I got more out of them this month than I have.  Still something to work on:)

Prioritize my time better:  I ended up being very busy this month!  Which is a good thing and I feel like a got a lot done this month that will help me reach my career goals so I’m very happy:)

Well that’s all for October!  Now it’s time to embrace this new month of November!  This is one of my favorite months because it really starts to feel like the holiday season and it also includes my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving of course!!  Although I could definitely do without the freezing cold weather!! Anyway, no real new goals for the month.  Just want to focus on being thankful for all I have during the month and enjoying this time of year!

Have a wonderful day!

Hannah

 

 

 

 

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October Goals and a Challenge

Hello friends.   Happy October to you.

Its a new month and I’m ready for some new goals.  Its been awhile since I’ve done a goal post but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been setting them! I’m a big believer in goals and challenges. And I have lots of plans in my head but I need that push to accomplish them.

So for this month my goals are:

  1. Have a different breakfast everyday of the month. Last month Meg challenged herself to have a different breakfast everyday for September and she rocked at it.  She is continuing that challenge for herself for October too so I decided to join her, because why not?! It looked fun and delicious and it will challenge me to get a little more creative as I tend to stick to the same 3 or 4 breakfasts:) I will try and share any new recipes I come up with if they turn out well!
  2. Study my scriptures everyday.  I try to read everyday but I could definitely be better at this.  I need to focus on really studying the good word and not just reading it!
  3. Prioritize my time better.  I have big hopes for building my personal training business more but sometimes I get lazy and distracted when i should really be trying to get the word out!

Well, I’m feeling good about this month. I think these will keep me busy for sure!

Before I go let me post my first breakfast of the month:

Quinoa flakes with mixed nuts, goji berries, and fresh almond milk and some coconut oil

Quinoa flakes with mixed nuts, goji berries, and fresh almond milk and some coconut oil

Have you made any goals this month? 

Any breakfast recipes you’d like to share? I’d love to try them out if you do!

September Goals

Hey hey!  I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.

Mine was great except that I didn’t see my husband too much:(  It was a busy work weekend for him.  We did get to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast together on Saturday morning though:)

Coconut flour pancakes topped with Sunflower seed butter, strawberries and coconut milk

Saturday I canned 21 jars of peaches with my Mom, it was so great to get to spend the day with her.  We had a great time!

On Monday, I joined some of my family at a park for a picnic.  My sister Carolyn has been in Oregon for the whole summer so it was great to see her and her kids again!

Moving on,  it is a new month and that means new goals!  In February I started setting new goals for myself at the beginning of each month after I started reading Ashley’s blog🙂  She writes new goals for herself each month and I thought that was a great idea and more doable than new years resolutions.  I’ve loved doing this and it has helped me in so many ways.  I set goals in a few different areas of my life but for the blog I will just be sharing my food and fitness related ones.

August Recap:

 Fitness:  Focus on each movement when working out and pick challenging weights.

Success.  Of course there were days when I’m sure I could have focused or pushed myself a little harder but overall I really did try to focus on the movement of each exercise.  By picking challenging weights I was able to increase weight on some of my exercises:)

Food:  Make sure to eat enough calories to fuel my workouts and build muscle.  Eat more on leg days especially.

Pretty successful.  I don’t want to get into numbers right now but I know for a long time I was not eating nearly enough for my activity level.  I’m getting better at reaching my calorie goals each day but there are days when it is hard to eat every few hours.  Who knew eating so much would be so difficult?!

Try at least four new recipes this month.

I have tried so many new recipes this month!! I’ve had some good eating lately for sure.  Just of few of my favorites have been:

Cauliflower Pizza Crust (I make mine with oat flour)

150 Calorie Chocolate Protein Cake (So amazing)

Serious cereal (tried it both ways. loved it both ways)

There were so many good ones:)

Create 1-2 recipes of my own.

Success.  I made Sweet Miso-Ginger Salmon for dinner a couple times.  And for a snack I made a protein packed coconut cream pie with a coconut flour crust. I will have to share the recipe for that one soon.

September Goals:

Fitness:

  •  Stay consistent with August’s fitness goal plus listen to my body and rest when I need to even if it is not a planned rest day.  Remember that muscle grows after a workout not during:)
  • Run in the Women’s Fitness Celebration 5K with my younger sister Shannon at the end of the month.  This will be my first time running in a race:)

Food:

  •  Make sure to be eating enough on rest days/weekends.
  • Create 2 new recipes.

Well I’m excited for what the next month will bring. It’s sure to be fabulous!

Talk to me:

Do you like to set goals?

What are some of your goals this week? Month? or Year?