New Quest Bar Flavor Announcement

quest's newest flavor- birthday cake

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I am SO excited to team up with Quest Nutrition to announce their newest protein bar flavor!

When a box from Quest showed up on my doorstep I was absolutely thrilled!  And when I found out what was in it, I was so excited I threw a party!

Quest Birthday Cake

Quest Birthday Cake

Quest Birthday Cake

ANNOUNCING……BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!

Quest Birthday Cake

And you guys….they are AS GOOD as they sound!   I am sure they’re going to be in high demand so click on the link below to order yours now!

 

 

Calories-180

P-21

C-25

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Why I Don’t Count Macros on Vacation

Why I don't count macros on vacation

I am on vacation in Las Vegas right now with my husband.  He’s here for work so I have some time alone and figured it was a great time to write a blog post!  It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve been able to get a new post out because….life, so why not now when I have some free time!

Typically when I go on vacation, I don’t track my food.  I have several reasons for this and I am going to explain why I’ve made this decision. This decision to not track food on vacation is a personal one and if you feel like it’s in your best interest to track your food while traveling, by all means do it!  This is just my personal opinion and what I know works best for me.

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How to Overcome Weight Loss Plateaus

How to overcome weight loss plateaus

Weight loss plateaus can be so frustrating! Before I found flexible dieting, I would diet until I hit a plateau, then quit because “it wasn’t working”. Or I would diet for 2 weeks then give up when I didn’t see any results. Let me tell you something friends, 2 WEEKS IS NOT ENOUGH TIME TO SEE RESULTS! I wish I could scream it from the rooftops! I get so frustrated with my past self sometimes, for not just sticking to it then! Ok, rant over.

So back to plateaus… The funny thing about people is that they rely 100% on the scale to determine if they’re making progress. My former self included. I have something to tell you. Since last December, I have gained 6 pounds! But the thing is, my clothes still fit the same, I still look them same (ok, a little different because some of those 6 pounds are muscle) and my measurements are close to the same. When you eat to put on muscle you also put on some fat but that’s a different story for a different day.

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58 Acts of Kindness for 58 Victims-Las Vegas Shooting

58 Random Acts of Kindness for 58 Victims-Las Vegas Shooting

I’m taking a break from my regularly scheduled health and fitness posts to talk about something that is on my mind as well as probably everyone else’s right now.

On Sunday night, 22,000 people were enjoying a concert in Las Vegas when a man shot and killed 58 people and wounded 527 others.  It is being said that this is the worst mass shooting in the entire history of the United States.

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Why I got my Eyebrows Microbladed

I was born in the 80’s and grew up in the 90’s when thin eyebrows were the thing. And boy did I follow that trend hard!  I plucked and plucked my eyebrows until they were almost nonexistent! I’ll spare you the agony of seeing pictures from that time. I plucked them so much so that they won’t even grow back in certain spots anymore.  I can’t tell you how much I hated them as I got older.  So I started coloring them in, which led to never being seen in public without makeup, never swimming because I didn’t want people to see my eyebrows washed away and always carrying makeup with me so I could touch them up if needed.  Heaven forbid I ever touch them and have eyebrows smeared all over my face! (shudder)

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31 Day Water Challenge

30 day water challenge

For the month of October, I am doing a 31 day water challenge.  The goal is to drink 100oz. of water every day for the entire month of October.  I have put together a chart for you to use to keep track of the days you get all of your water in! Water is so amazing for you and if you want to read all of the incredible benefits of drinking enough water, go check out this blog post I wrote!

And if you hop on over to my private Facebook group and participate in the challenge, you’ll have the chance to win an Rtic tumbler!  To join the Facebook group, sign up for my email list in the side bar and you’ll receive the link to the group! ————>

It’s going to be so much fun and I hope to see you there!

XOXO 🙂
Amanda

A Full Day of Eating #2

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I thought it was about time I did another full day of eating post.  You can check out the first one I did by clicking here.

I don’t eat the same things every day, but I do eat a lot of the same foods a lot of days, if that makes sense.  For instance, I have a yogurt, premier protein & PB Fit shake and a quest bar pretty much every day.  But my lunch, dinner and most snacks vary from day to day.

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Hiking Yellowstone Backcountry to Union Falls and Scout Pool

I am a leader for an all girls Venturing Crew for the BSA (Boy Scouts of America). Yes it is a group of girl boy scouts.  These girls are absolutely amazing!  Some of the things they do would blow your mind.  They can join the crew when they are 14 years old and as soon as my oldest daughter Jayde turned 14, she wanted to join. In fact, she knew long before she was 14 that she wanted to be a part of this.  I joined as a leader about a year ago and while I can’t make it to every activity, I have had the opportunity to do some amazing things with them!

Every year they do a week long High Adventure and being a leader/parent, I got the privilege to go.  Let me start off by saying, I am not a camper.  I HATE camping.  There are few things I hate as much as camping, but the things we do for our kids.  So it was a week long, Monday-Saturday camping trip…sleeping in a tent, bugs everywhere, stinky outhouses, freezing cold camping.  UGH!

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Quest Protein Bar Review

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I will admit it, when I first tried Quest Bars I literally could not stand them!  I gagged the second they touched my lips.  I tried to heat them up, put some pb2 on them or just straight choke them down. Everyone constantly raved about them and I just didn’t see what all the fuss was about.   I am a big believer in the fact that if you don’t like something (a specific food, exercise etc..) if you continue to do it, you’ll eventually like it….. or at least not hate it as much. I have always had a hard time hitting my fiber goal so in an attempt to get more fiber into my diet, I looked around to see what I could eat to help with my fiber.  Alas, I found out that Quest Bars have 14-16g of  fiber each and knew I needed to give them another chance.  A friend told me that the s’more ones were great so I decided to start there and give it a shot.

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t know about you but I absolutely LOVE this time of year!  I live for fall and everything that goes with it which means #pumpkineverything (yes, I know hashtags don’t work on blogs 🙂 ) But seriously, the cooler weather, the holidays right around the corner, the kids back in school…awwww….it’s a dream!

Today I want to tell you about my favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  If you read my post about how to make easy french toast you know that my recipes require 5 things, 1-It’s easy, 2- It’s delicious, 3- It’s not weird, 4-It’s normal food that I can buy from the store and 5- It’s convenient.  These cookies definitely fit all of these requirements.

These are hands down the easiest and most delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies you will ever try!  I love making these in the fall and stock up on the ingredients so I never run out. AND they are only 78 calories per cookie!  You seriously cannot beat that!

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