Monday, March 23, 2015

Colorado #FitTrip first day and sledding...

I'M BACKKKKK!

It has been a world wind of a #FitTrip week. Thanks to all that made it happen. We had an absolutely amazing time and cannot wait to attend the summer Colorado FitTrip soon.

So I wanted to tell you guys how absolutely amazing Keystone and Loveland Colorado is. This was just driving up to the mountain. How breathtaking is that?

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We drove into Keystone on Friday and checked in to the Comfort Suites in Dillon Co. We stayed here last year during our FitTrip and it has was def our first choice again for this year.



The views from the hotel are spectacular. This picture was taken from our hotel room window...

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Also they have an amazing hot tub on their back deck for all of those after ski/snowboarding muscle aches...

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If you ever decide to take a trip to Keystone or Loveland, def check out the Choice Hotels Comfort Suites in Dillon, CO. It is only about a 10 minute drive to either ski mountain and totally worth it.

The first day we were there we didn't have enough time to go up to the mountain so we went over to our friend Josh's ski rental store to get our gear. Pioneer Sports is located inside the La Quinta Inn in Silverthorne CO.


One of the great things about renting equipment is that you don't have to travel with all of your gear. We brought our snowboard pants with us from Alabama and that's it. We rented jackets, skis, and snowboards directly from Pioneer for a small fee. It was great not having to pack our big ski coats in our luggage, saved a lot of room. Also you they fit the skis and boards to your feet exactly so you are guaranteed to have the most comfortable ride down the mountain. We will rent every time from now on. If your in the area, go see Josh!

We decided to purchase a sled from Josh and go check out the sledding hill that afternoon. On previous Colorado FitTrips we didn't sled, so we were excited to check it out. Of course we picked out the sled that fashionably matched. (Sorry, not sorry) LOL...

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We headed to the Silverthorne Rec Centers sled hill called Rainbow Hill. It was a great community place for people to sled or for people to practice getting used to skis or snowboards...

 

We had a blast sledding down the hills as you can tell. We were like big kids having a blast. Of course we tried many different ways of getting down the hill. lol!

We will def be partaking in many more sledding adventures next year. I will be letting you see all of the mountain fun we had including snowboarding, skiing, and a little mountaintop tubing tomorrow, stay tuned...

This post is written on behalf of COFitTrip, some info/activities were provided but no other compensation was given.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Keystone Colorado FITtrip

Headed in to Keystone Mountain this morning for the start of our #ColoradoFITtrip. Stay tuned for all the fun things Keystone has to offer. Just look at this view...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Meet our chickens, eggs for days...


Have any of you guys ever raised chickens? So my husband gets these wild ideas A LOT, and has decided that we are going to be chicken farmers. YEP, chicken farmers. LOL! Now we live in the city, in a neighborhood, so we had to do our homework on laws. In Mobile it says you can have up to 25 hens, but no roosters and you have to have a certain size coop/run per chicken. My husband being the handy guy he is has started building our chicken coop and its going to be awesome. I cannot wait to show it to you guys when it is done.

In the meantime we officially own 12 baby chicks that we are raising inside for the next 4 weeks till they are big enough to go outside. So I wanted to introduce you to a couple of my kids favorites...

This is Willies chicken "Alvin"

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His name is Alvin because he/she looks like a chipmunk from the back. Yes it is a hen but Willie doesn't care, her name is Alvin, lol...

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And then we also have Theodore, which my daughter calls Theodora, she gets the whole hen/girl thing, lol...

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Then we have "Blue Sky", my daughters fave...

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This is my oldest son Peytons favorite, "Goldie"...

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My favorite is this little baby polish frizzle, we haven't named him yet...

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when he gets older he is going to look like this...

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HEEHEE! Don't they look awesome?

Anyways stay tuned on all the chicken madness we have going on and all the egg recipes coming soon. Have a great weekend.

Have you ever raised chickens?
Do you eat fresh eggs?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Reebok Zig Big N Fast EX Review (youth)

Reebok Zig Big N Fast EX Review


OK so before my kiddos tell you how super awesome the "Zigs" are, let me tell you a little about the Reebok Zig Big N Fast EX and why its important for us as parents to make sure our kids have the best shoes on their growing feet...


"Reebok ZigTech powers the way you play, with a super-sized midsole to cushion your biggest movements. Make a Big Impact with Reebok ZigTech."

PRODUCT FEATURES:
Reebok ZigTech is built to energize your run, providing full length energy from heel to toe.
SUPERSIZED ZIGTECH MIDSOLE: Engineered for maximum cushioning in the heel and responsive acceleration in the forefoot
TPU PROPULSION PLATE: channels energy at impact for lightweight, accelerated mid foot transition
NANOBREEZE: Lightweight mesh upper provides superior breathability and comfort


As you can tell by all the support, protection, and cushioning in the new Zig shoe, that you can feel good knowing that your kids precious feet are getting the best support possible.

Reebok has some awesome TV Commercials featuring the new ZigTech shoe...
Dance Off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjDKVAftK0c
Mudbowl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_1k5H_r_4o



So as soon as the boxes came my kids were outside trying out their new shoes. My youngest child Willie was so excited that they matched his football teams colors. He plays for the West Mobile Buccaneers and as you can tell by his shirt their colors are red, black, and white. Also his favorite team is Alabama, so they matched his shorts also. LOL! He was running around like a crazy kid doing football drills in the yard. I don't let him wear his cleats in the yard because they tear it up, so he was excited that the Reebok Zig shoes allowed him to do his drills and not slip on the grass like his previous tennis shoes.
Now my daughter Cadence is a little harder to please when it comes to shoes. Yes, its a girl thing. She is a swimmer, so tennis shoes are not a staple item in her wardrobe. So to her they must be pretty and "cool" looking.



Reebok nailed it on the fashion card. She and her friend Sarah both loved the shoes so much Sarahs mom is heading down to Finish Line in the mall this weekend to buy her a pair. And at a price point of $79.99 (size 3.5-7), you cant beat it.

If you have kids you should def stop in to your local Finish Line store and check out the new Reebok Zig Big N Fast EX for boys and girls.

As a mom of very active kids, I always make sure my kids have the best shoes for their feet. Reebok really outdid themselves with the new Zig. I will def be buying these shoes in the future.

Are you careful about your kids active shoes?

Have they tried the Reebok Zig shoe before?

This post was created in partnership with FitFluential on behalf of Reebok.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Viking Raid happening on Twitter, Thursday 2/19 at 1pm EST...

Have you guys ever seen the show Vikings on the HISTORY Channel?

It is one of my son and I's favorite shows to watch together. So when the chance came to get in on some of the Viking action on Twitter, I jumped at the opportunity to get involved, so check this out...

The gods have set the next Twitter raid for Thursday 2/19 at 1PM EST! Follow @HistoryVikings & prepare to fight hashtags to the death.

The Vikings were legendary seafaring explorers and raiding warriors— the epitome of strength and bravery.

HISTORY’s Vikings chronicles the epic adventures of Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok and his fellow valiant warriors as they raid dangerous distant shores. It’s also a tale of family & brotherhood, ambition & innovation, loyalty & conflict, violence & victory. Season 3 premieres Thursday, February 19th at 10pm ET!

But before the premiere, you must ask yourself: are you ready to raid like a Viking, and train to look like one? PREPARE FOR BATTLE! Vikings fans and all lovers of hard-cut bodies, should head to www.hashtagraids.com this Thursday at 1pm ET to help us#raid #TBT, like only Vikings can!
We’ll be talking all about the Vikings’ fitness and strength: how to get arms like Lagertha, shoulders like Rollo, and speed like Ragnar. We’ll compare some highlights of Season 1 and Season 2 to exercises that you can do yourself to achieve, truly, Viking strength.
For a chance to win a Vikings Hashtag Raid Prize Pack, be sure to specifically share the raid Leaders’ (@SavingUGreenMom & @0to26point2) content on Twitter – you’ll see it once you head to www.hashtagraids.com!
Here’s what you need to know:
  • When Is The #TBT Raid?: Thursday, February 19th 1pm ET/ 12 pm CT
  • How Can You Help #Raid #TBT?: To jump in the Vikings conversation, follow @HISTORYVikings and join @SavingUGreenMom and @0to26point2 as they help us raid #TBT!
      For a chance to win a Prize Pack, make sure you’re specifically sharing the raid Leader’s content on Twitter – you’ll see it once you head to www.hashtagraids.com.
  • FOUR will win a Vikings Raid Prize Pack (value $475):
      Vikings Season 1 DVD
      Vikings Season 2 DVD
      Vikings Horn pewter tankard
      Vikings characters poster
      Vikings T-shirt
      Vikings trucker hat
      AND a $200 AMEX gift card!
And, just as a friendly heads-up, just in case you can’t get enough of Vikings — future raids will take place on Tumblr on 2/23 at 1pm ET, and 2/26 at 1pm ET. Check in with www.hashtagraids.com and follow @HISTORYVikings for more details!


Do you watch Viking?
Would you want to train like a Viking?

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Pizza Prescription and Clean Pizza Crust Recipe...


We talked about "The Pizza Prescription" on The Fat to Fit Radio Show a couple weeks ago. You can go and listen to the recording on our Fat to Fit Radio Show Podcast HERE.


We all LOVE pizza, especially kids, but we all know that ooey gooey deliciousness is not so much on the healthy side. Kids in the United States eat so much pizza that some researchers now argue the food should join the ranks of sugary drinks and fast foods. In fact in a new study, researchers found that pizza is a large source of calories, saturated fat and salt in kids' diets. They suggest kids should not eat more than one or two slices of pizza for a meal, and should pair that with salad, fruit, or vegetable side. Basically using the pizza as the "meat" on their plate.


Now come on, most kids esp teenagers are not going to eat just 1 or 2 pieces. I wanted to come up with a recipe for pizza crust that was not only healthy and easy to make but that tasted good too. After all whats the point in making a healthier version to eat and it not tasting good? So after a few trial and errors this is my "perfected clean pizza crust recipe"


Plantain Pizza Crust

I had made plantain tortillas before, so I had thought why not make a pizza crust out of plantains. The problem was I knew that the tortilla mix would be way to thin fro pizza crust, so I had to add something to the mix to make it more "dough" like, Enter Almonds...

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Boommmmmm! Perfect!

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I'm sure at this point you want to know how it was done or at least I hope you do, lol! Let me first tell you it was super easy and quick to make. So here it goes...

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Makes one large pizza crust.

Ingredients...
1 cup almonds (ground into a meal in your food processor)
1 large yellow ripe plantain
1 heaping tbsp coconut oil
2 eggs
Juice of half a lime
1/4 cup water
1/2 tbsp of salt
olive oil spray (optional)

Mix it all in the food processor till smooth. Pour onto parchment paper on top of a pizza pan. I spray my parchment paper with olive oil spray so that the edges have that crispy taste (optional). Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes. Pay attention to it to make sure the edges don't burn.

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After it is a nice golden brown top it with your favorite toppings
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I topped mine with 1 small can of organic tomato sauce mixed with Island Getaway Seasoning (You can mix any seasoning at this point. Whatever you like:), 1 lb of ground lean turkey meat, chopped kale, sweet onions, and low moisture mozzarella.
Put it back in the oven till cheese is melted.

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Cut with pizza cutter. I was soooo very happy that it stayed together and was just like a regular pizza crust when I picked it up.



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It was super delicious and totally kid friendly! the best part is that they can eat more than 1 or 2 pieces and be ok. I hope that you guys will try it out and let me know how you liked it. If you decide to try it I would love to see it, TAG @0to26point2 in your post, thanks!

Have a great day...

What is your favorite type of pizza?
Do your kids eat a lot of pizza?

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Tweed Ride, Mardi Gras, and Swimming...

I hope you guys had an awesome weekend. The weather was PERFECT here on the Gulf Coast! It was in the mid 60's to low 70's and sunny! AHHHHHH! I wish it would hurry up and stay warm, I am so not a cold person.

Do you like the cold?

Anyways I wanted to catch you up on last weekends tweed ride!

So I finally got a great picture from the amazing tweed ride I took my mom on for her birthday last weekend.

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Picture by the amazing Todd Douglas Photography
 
If you have never heard of a Tweed ride or run. It started in London and basically you dress in your finest circa 1920's 30's tweed best and you hop on your bike and tour the town in a leisure way. We all met up at this amazing little coffee shop in downtown Mobile called Cream and Sugar.

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After a cup of coffee and a few rules we hopped on our bikes and headed downtown to Cathedral Square to play a little crochet. It was really cool just kind of taking it easy and strolling downtown on our bikes. I am so used to racing, it was a nice change.

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My mom had gotten a really cool lime green beach cruiser for her birthday from my stepdad. I cant believe she is 68 years old. She is so cute!

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It was a wonderful day filled with lots of laughs, crochet, and bike riding. If you guys get a chance to take part in a Tweed ride in your town, do it! You will LOVE it!

So it is Mardi Gras time here in Mobile, so be prepared for some Mardi Gras post this week...

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I also have started back my heavy training and it feels GREAT! I have joined in on Cindy's eight week bikini body challenge and week 1 went pretty good. I will update you guys on tomorrow on my progress. It was awesome seeing Sean the beast, working out at 5:30 in the morning wearing a shirt that kept me motivated. I am soooo not a morning person!

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I also found my way back into the water and AHHHHHH, I was at home. However I have not swam much since Ironman Augusta and OMG, it was rough! LOVED every second it. Getting to train with these ladies made my day...

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I see some major triathlons happening this year with this group. I'm just happy Alecia, Marjorie, and Anita let me hang out with them. :) Also does anyone else get puffy face like that after a hard workout? :(

Well I hope you guys have a great week. I am running the Joe Cain Classic next weekend and Ill tell you all about it. Until then, stay AWESOME!!!

Have you ever did a Tweed Ride?
Puffy Face, YES? NO?