Banana bread baked oatmeal + fitmixer bootcamp week 4

It’s Tuesday… and I’m tired. Banana bread recipe with sour cream and brown sugar But- I am also very happy as this is the last Tuesday that I have to rush to shower and get ready at the gym after teaching spin class- because it’s the last Tuesday of the school year! Monday nights will be a lot nicer too, since I won’t have to worry about packing a bag and making sure I don’t forget something crucial like underwear or shoes.

Banana loaf with chocolate chips Starting next Tuesday, I’ll be able to extend my class for an hour, or even longer if I want (the morning people are animals- they’d go for 3 hours if I’d teach that long!). Gluten free banana chocolate chip bread I’m also planning on doing a 30ish minute class afterwards of yoga/abs/stretching, but need to make sure there’s enough interest. Moist banana chocolate chip bread I plan on piloting it next week.

I actually took yesterday off from work. Healthy chocolate chip banana bread One last “mental health day” before the craziness of wrapping up the end of the school year. Banana bread without nuts It’s going to be a very busy week, and it was nice to start it off in a relaxed way. Healthy banana chocolate chip bread I caught up on some blog stuff, ran some errands, did some cleaning, and baked. Banana nut chocolate chip bread I started off the day with the fitmixer bootcamp workout of the day (which was another Tabata workout- my favorite!) and then finally practiced the whole routine of the latest Bodypump release. Banana walnut chocolate chip bread I’ve had it for about 3 weeks now, and just haven’t found the time to fit it in between all of the bootcamp workouts and classes that I teach- but yesterday was the day. Best banana bread muffins And- I LOVE IT. Banana bread muffins healthy A lot of the tracks are quite different than the last few releases (which I feel were kind of the same over and over again) and the chest, triceps and lunges (can’t believe I said that!) are my favorite. Vegan chocolate chip banana bread We’ll be launching it next month at my gym, so I need to get crackin’ on the choreography asap.

As I mentioned above, I baked. Chocolate chip banana bread recipe martha stewart Like, I actually used an oven- not just the microwave. Banana bread recipe applesauce Shocking, I know. Paleo banana nut bread I decided to make some oatmeal after my workout, but was in the mood for a little something different. Banana nut bread recipe paula deen So, I took a stab at finally making some baked oatmeal. Banana bread beer recipe I used most of the same ingredients that I would for slow-cooked oats (which is what I usually make) and added a few more ingredients.

I poured the whole mixture into a loaf pan and crossed my fingers. Peanut butter banana bread with chocolate chips It turned out great!

I topped it first with some PB2 mixed with chia seeds and water

It was ooey-gooey and awesome- and tasted like banana bread. Banana bread without buttermilk I ate this very slowly, savoring each and every bite. Banana bread recipe muffins Yup. Banana bread recipe vegan I’ll be making this again.

Pre-heat oven to 350. Banana bread muffins with chocolate chips Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Banana bread muffins uk Spray a loaf pan and pour the mixture in. Banana bread recipe with cream cheese Sprinkle additional cinnamon over the top. Banana cake without baking soda Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center is completely cooked through.

Nutritional Stats (without any toppings): 290 calories, 50 g carbs, 6 g fat, 21 g protein, 10 g fiber

I also baked two versions of cupcakes yesterday- one using fitmixer protein powder and the other using Casein protein powder. Banana bread chocolate chip muffins The Casein did NOT turn out, and I won’t be trying to bake with it again. Banana bread with almond flour It just turned into a weird custard-y mess. Banana muffins with chocolate chips Luckily, I only used a little bit with my experimentation, so not much went to waste.

This was my second attempt at a fitmixer cupcake, and this time it turned out perfectly!

You’ll have to wait on that recipe for another day- but I promise it’s coming soon.

Speaking of fitmixer, I want to talk about how I’m doing with the bootcamp. Banana bread with almond meal You may remember that when I started the program a few weeks ago, I was super stoked and optimistic about the changes it could bring for my body and my mind. Gluten free banana bread almond meal I’m now entering week 4, and my motivation is still pretty high. Gluten free banana bread almond flour The only thing I’m not super happy with is that I haven’t seen much from the results on the scale. Banana bread recipe walnuts I’ve lost a total of 1.2 lbs since I started the program (and I’m hoping to lose 10 by the end of 12 weeks). How to make healthy banana bread Weekly weigh-ins are on Monday mornings, and yesterday I was the same as I was the week before. Banana bread mini muffins It is definitely a little frustrating, because I know that I am working really hard and eating less than I was before. Banana bread brown sugar But, I know that there a few factors that could be the reason that I’m not really losing:

– I am eating less, but still have not completely eliminated mindless snacking. Moist banana cake recipe with oil I’ll be great for a few days, but then overdo it on the weekend.

– I could be eating fewer calories in general- and am not being 100% honest in my tracking every day (I definitely don’t record every bite)

– My monthly cycle is all messed up. Banana loaf recipe with oil I had my period 2 weeks ago, and then it was back yesterday (and is gone again…), which may be attributed to the next point…

– I’m pretty stressed right now with my jam-packed schedule… but that will be lifted when the school year is over!

– I am gaining more muscle definition, and muscle weighs more than fat

I try to focus on that last one, to help me be a little more accepting of my body. Banana cake recipe with oil not butter My clothes don’t really feel any looser yet, but my husband has told me several times in the last week that when he hugs me I feel smaller and tighter. Banana cake recipe with oil I am definitely all about focusing on being strong and have no desire to be skinny- but a little less fat on the tummy would be nice.

I have noticed a little more definition in my back (which is hard to capture when you’re taking a self portrait)

But man… what to do about that flat pancake butt? I’ve had it my whole life. Easy banana cake recipe with oil My mom has it too- and her mother had it as well. Banana bread recipe with self rising flour Thanks a lot, genetics.

I’ve still got my eye on the prize. Moist chocolate chip banana bread recipe I signed up for this 12-week program, and plan to stay dedicated for all 12 weeks – and beyond. Recipe for chocolate chip banana bread I’ve just got to continue to focus on and celebrate the positives and figure out how to change the negatives.

Have you ever done a “program” for weight loss or toning? What was your motivation to keep on pushing forward?

What’s your favorite thing to bake (in the oven) for breakfast?

And definitely don’t get frustrated with where you are currently. Banana bread with chocolate chips and walnuts Last week I had to email Candice that I gained a pound. Healthy banana nut muffin recipe Because I knew it didn’t feel right, I weight myself again the next day and I was back at the prior weeks weight. Banana bread donna hay Remember it’s always possible it’s just a little extra fluid retention one week. Old fashioned banana bread recipe (Which can also be contributed to those super powers you keep receiving).

I have never combined chia and peanut flour… that will be happening ASAP! Duh.

The boot camp progress is great! muscle does weight more than fat, and often it takes women a while to see any loss. 3 ingredient banana bread Then they suddenly wake up one day 8 lbs lights. Healthy gluten free banana bread Happened to by best friend when we did the cleanse in Feb. Banana bread recipe eggless I think you look great!!

Wow! I could have written this post. Vegan banana bread muffins In fact, I still might! Last two weeks have been like zilch on the scale, but I do see changes in my “abs” (aka former full on belly) and legs (slight ones but still!), mindless(hungry?) snacking and even the flat butt!!! lol IS there an exercise for that?

I can feel my body is off, but that may just be because I am making my body do stuff I NEVER have before. Gluten free oatmeal banana bread I don’t want to get discouraged, so I decided to go back to how I was eating before (staying in the calorie range) and using the products as I can.

haha your flat pancake butt made me laugh.. Vegan gluten free banana bread i am the total opposite (helloooooo booty!) but my hubby is like you and has a non-existant butt! we are hoping for a nice middle ground for our future children!

Lauren funny you should ask but I’ve started doing strength training 3x a week for about 20 minutes. Gluten free banana bread muffins It’s so hard for me, cardio is my thing but I am really trying. Healthy banana bread no sugar I feel like I am getting stronger, but time will tell. Vegan banana bread easy I would give you some of my bum if I could, I’ve definitely got back.

I have a pancake butt too I noticed a difference when I did these crazy leg exercises on a Beachbody video like 10 years ago. Healthy banana bread recipe uk I should totally dig that video back out! I love the look/sound of your baked oatmeal. Banana loaf recipe easy I am going to have to try that – maybe this weekend!

I think both your desserts and you look fantastic! I think I remember reading that it takes 4 weeks for you to feel a difference, 8 weeks for friends/family to notice a difference, and 12 weeks for everyone to notice a difference. Easy moist banana cake recipe At least you know that you are taking steps to feel better and work towards your goals And I’m sure that after the school year is over, you will be much less stressed and be able to focus on your fitness goals.

Having other people notice DEFINITELY helps and is great for motivation. Banana cake recipe easy That’s why I always tell people if I notice a difference- I know how good it feels!

it’s crazy that you feel that way about your weight! Tiffany and I were talking about how beautiful you are when we met up the other day. Banana cake recipe easy moist What are the dates in July you are coming again? We wanna plan already!

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