Lately Monday’s have been rough getting up. I don’t know if it’s cause I’m just so tired from the go go go of the weekend or that my bed is so comfy I do not want to leave it and just snuggle with Ari as long as possible!
When we finally did get up I wanted waffles I am a huge fan!!! I have been letting my fingers do some walking on searching for some healthy recipes. Leave it to Pintrrst! I came across this Vegan whole wheat waffle recipe by Vegan Family. I did change things up a bit. Here is the recipe I used
- 1 3/4 cups spelt flour
- 1 tablespoon all natural cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 2 chia seed eggs (1 egg= 1Tbsp chia+3Tbsp water)
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup Origional unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon agave
- Make chia egg and let sit for 10-15 minutes
- Add in all other wet ingredients
- Then mix in dry
- You will have a thick batter. Place in waffle maker and cook.
- Serve with fruit and maple syrup
- Depending on your waffle maker you will get between 4-6 waffles
Serving size: 5; Calories: 270; Fat: 11.5 g; Carbs: 37.7 g; Protien: 6.9g
Their number of servings were 4 I threw all the batter in my waffle maker and had some oversized waffles. With the size of my waffle maker I could of made 5 good sized waffles. And let me tell you all you need is 1 they were so filling!
I topped mine off with some mango and maple syrup! Ari just had maple syrup and ate the whole thing!
Now that school is over (for a month) I finally have figured out what my next post is about. As many of you know I started a weight loss transformation journey about 5 years ago. It has taken me a LONG LONG time to feel comfortable in my body and feel confident to wear almost anything!
A year and a half ago we were blessed with an AMAZING baby girl. She is my life and my world but I have struggled with finding that confidence I had before having her. Just recently and much thanks to my husband who tells me I look GREAT everyday started running in a sports bra. All I have been seeing lately is seeing a jiggly, untoned tummy. My husband said I should just take a pic of myself so I can actually see what others are seeing. I did it and this is what I saw:
It is not a 6 pack by any means but I’m loving my 2-pack and this is the most toned I have ever been. Seeing this opened up my eyes that I AM ONE HOT MAMA! My uncle who hasn’t seen me since my wedding 3 years ago even told me I look like I am in better shape and slimmer than I was. Slimmer, this may be true but I definitely know I am in better shape.
Before I had Ari I started running and it is something that I enjoy doing (most days) and it gives me a great competitive drive. This year alone I busted out a 27 min 5 k which just gave me a number to beat! I have also cut down my mile time to average 9 min (sometimes a little under) mile with out Ari in the BOB and about a 9:30-9:45 min mile with her. I have become faster and fitter.
Before Ari I was a crazy health nut (according to Tom). We had minimal processed foods in the house, never had lunch meat and I was always finding ways to “healthify” things. I am still that crazy health nut as I want to teach Ari about good nutrition, but since having Ari we have eaten out a little bit more than we use to, I developed a sweet tooth and lunch meats are convenient! I do still try to “healthify” things but definitely not as much. You have to find your balance I would say mine is about 80/20. I do treat myself, my weakness is sour patch kids. I know they are bad for you but its just my weakness, everyone has one! I tend to indulge in them more often than I should since having Ari.
Every week I go through my recipes, pintrest, instagram and look for some wholesome healthy meals to cook. I have found since having Ari if I meal plan it helps us from deviating to unhealthy foods. I always leave one day for leftovers or if dinner has failed then take out. Next I go through all the grocery flyers to see what is on sale and finalize my menu.
If you have decided you need to change I will be honest with you it is hard! I still struggle with my inner fat kid. Like I said I have a weakness for sour patch kids. But I need to know that yes having a treat is good and ok but a few times a week is probably not the smartest idea, despite working out 3-4 times a week. It took me 2 years to lose all my weight and took my 5 years and 1 baby later to have abs like these!
Remember LOVE your body, LOVE yourself, be CONFIDNET and be PROUD of what you have accomplished.