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Coffee o'clock Instagram Post

Halloween 2019

I have been a little quiet on the blog this week. Still learning to juggle my fitness schedule, the new kid classes, my volunteer work, house, family, choreography and oh yeah, sleep. The problem is I am so blessed with so many things I want to do, it is hard to focus and narrow down what is important in that moment. So I have slowed down to speed up. A saying my husband and I tell our kids a lot.

I started blogging to be able to write and share and inspire others. I am so grateful for all the positive feed back. Looking over my posts, while I happy with my content, it is lacking in the writing dept. No worries, fun coffee memes, inspiration, move of the day, food will stay but more posts about me and my life will be added as well, starting with today’s Halloween recap. So let’s dig in.

It has been a super fun week of Halloween inspired fitness classes, beginning with my Special Needs Zumba class Monday. They came in costume, we did some fun Halloween favorites in class like I’m Your Boogie Man and Thriller. The Thriller train did not end there. It pulled into Zumba Tues, Zumba Gold Wed, Special Halloween Zumba class Wed night and made its last drop off at Cardio Drumming Thur morning. There have many costumes this week, Black and Orange, I wore my Awesome Grandma shirt. Been Wonder Woman. Wrapped up with TuTus and tiaras at Barre Fit. By Halloween I was costumed out and passed out candy in pajamas. Overall a super fun week full of laughs and lots of smiles.

A Halloween post would not be complete without a picture of my granddaughter on her second Halloween being her adorable self out tricking or treating for the 1st time. Seriously the cutest flamingo I have ever seen.

I hope you had an amazing week and made some memories with family and friends.

Please share how your week went.

Soothing Sunday

Some Sundays are meant to do nothing…..and today is that day for me. Super busy week with my regular fitness schedule and then 6 new kids classes starting. Still made time for a fun girls night with wine and a concert under our towns water tower.

Fun housewarming party last night for one of our favorite kids and his fiance.

So today has been a football, brunch, mimosas, bubble bath, kind of day. I did get some work done here for the blog and some volunteer online work I do, but overall, just the kind of Sunday I needed.

I hope you all found the soothing Sunday you needed as well.

MOD- Tricep Dip to Crab Touch

MOD-Split Lunge with Shoulder Press

MOD-Mountain Climber To Toe Taps

Happy Monday! This week out Move Of the Day will focus on different ways to use a plyo box. You can always use a step, bench, whatever you have handy. You can adjust the intensity of this move for your fitness level and goals

Pumpkin Spice Creamer and Energy Bites

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Energy Bites and everything nice

Fall has finally come to Arizona and it is a beautiful 81 degrees today.

The new puppy woke me up at 6 am and I had a can of pumpkin, so what better way to start a Sunday then with a good cup of coffee and some protein packed energy bites to get me through the week.

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

1 TBS Canned Pumpkin

1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie spice

4 oz of Non-Dairy Milk (your choice)

Stevia or Monkfruit to desired sweetness

Place all ingredients in a small mason jar and shake until well mixed.

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Pumpkin Energy Bites

1 Cup Dates

1 TBS Molasses

1 TBS Maple Syrup or Honey

2 TBS Peanut Butter or Almond Butter

2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Oatmeal

1 Scoop Protein Powder

2 TBS Hemp Seed

2 TBS Chia Seed

2 TBS Flaxseed (ground)

2 Tsp Pumpkin Spice

Salt (to taste)

2 TBS Dried Cranberries

2 TBS Raw Pumpkin Seeds

1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips

Directions:

In a blender or food processor mix dates, molasses, syrup, nut butter and vanilla. Then add dry ingredients and pumpkin, mix again. Scoop out into a bowl and fold in cranberries, seeds and chocolate chips. Roll into balls and refrigerate.