Super Manic Monday

Today kicks off the re-launch of our Journey to Fit blog and new schedule.  We are super excited to bring lots of new things your way.

Today is also the beginning of relaunch my commitment to continuing to improve my health.  I had to take some time off for working out due to a surgery in March.  While my recovery was a little more longer than I expected, I’m now ready to refocus and challenge myself to reach some goals I’ve set for myself.

This week as I restart things, I’m challenging myself to walking 2 miles, 6 days this week.  3 days of yoga for 45 minutes each day and 3 days of working out with the weights.  I also want to reach my daily water intake goal of 100 ozs of water.

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Not only will we be bringing you more blog posting with tips, ideas, recipes, and more information but I will also be blogging about my journey to lose weight and reach my goals.  All of it.  The good, the bad, and the really ugly!  The struggles, the joys, and what I’m eating.

So follow the Journey to Fit.  Like us, follow us, share us, and check back often to see what’s new.  We look forward to sharing the journey with you.

Until next time, stop and smell the flowers, don’t let life flash before your eyes!

 

Manic Monday – 2/4/13

What does stress do to our body?

Here you go…….

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Reducing stress may be hard at times but think of how positive it would be for your body.  When you find yourself stressed, take several deep breaths.  Close your eyes for a few minutes and focus on relaxing.  Remind yourself to let things go.  It’s not worth the negative effects.

Think about it….

Manic Monday – 1/28/13

Homemade apple sauce.  Is there anything better than the smell of homemade apple sauce cooking?  Try this for a Manic Monday.  Prepare in the morning and come home to a house that smells amazing.  Not to mention, you’ll have unbelievable homemade apple sauce for the family.

So here’s what you need;

Ingredients: 

    8 medium apples (Use a combination of Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, etc.) (I filled the crock pot, using about 20 small apples)
    1 strip of lemon peel – use a vegetable peeler

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

3 inch cinnamon stick

5 tsp light brown sugar (unpacked) – or agave

Nothing better than homemade apple sauce.

Nothing better than homemade apple sauce.

1.  Peel, core and chop the apples.

2.  Add the sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice and cinnamon stick.

3.  Set crock pot to low and cook for 6 hours. Stir apples occasionally, apples will slowly become a delicious applesauce. Remove cinnamon stick and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth or if you prefer a chunky sauce, leave sauce intact. (I used a whisk, which gave the sauce a nice chunky consistency.)

4.  Can and process as you would other recipes or keep refrigerated up to 3 weeks.

~  My family LOVES homemade applesauce.  We actually have it with almost every dinner.  I find myself making this recipe every other week due to the fact they we love it so much.  It is much healthy than the store bought apple sauce.  I’ve also read about using pears also.  I haven’t tried it yet but it sounds just as yummy.  Try it and let us know what you think.

Enjoy!