28 June 2017

Mason Jar Eggs

I'm from the south so I was born to love Mason Jars!  😃 
Then I learned this favorite cup of mine has another use that makes my sandwiches and burgers far less mess!  =)  

The perfect circle egg!  

Have you tried this?   Comment below and let me know how it goes for you!  

24 June 2017

Cinnamon Coffee

I used to hate coffee...hated it!

But for some reason the actual process of drinking coffee and having something warm in your hand was so relaxing that I fell in love with the habit of coffee instead of the coffee itself.  Does that make sense at all?!

So I started drinking coffee but only if it was FULL of creamer and sugar!  I quickly realized I couldn't continue drinking it like that and wanted to wean myself off the sweetness and towards black!  BLAH!!  It was a process but you can absolutely teach yourself!

You just start using less and less of each and before I knew it I didn't need creamer, just sugar, then less sugar, then I switched to 2 packets of stevia, then 1 packet!  

Now I always drink black coffee with stevia!  Occasionally I doctor it up to a not so healthy version for fun but I honestly don't like the super sweet anymore!  

One of my favorite healthy ways to change it up is Cinnamon Coffee!

Put a cup of hot coffee, 1 packet of Stevia, 1tsp. of MCT oil and Vanilla, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon with it and BLEND so it's frothy!  Enjoy!!  So yummy, still healthy, and you get all the benefits of MCT Oil and Cinnamon!  Winning!!!

22 June 2017

Shakeology Balls

When it comes to food, I'm a grab-and-go kind of girl!  That's why before Shakeology and these accountability groups came along my meals consisted of cereal, boxed cookies, and other processed things that I would grab as we were heading out the door or when hunger set in.  Let's face it, when I'm "hangry" I want to eat something quick instead of waiting to cook or prep something!  

These Shakeology Balls are so easy AND so good!  I like to make a big batch and keep them in the freezer and the kids and I love eating on them all week!  

Just 5 Ingredients:
  1. 2 packets of Shakeology (any flavor) 
  2. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  3. 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  4. 1/2 cup raw honey
  5. 1/2 cup nut butter (I like peanut butter)
  6. Options: I like to add a little vanilla and cinnamon to the vanilla ones but my kids like them with just the 5 ingredients!  

What's your favorite, chocolate or vanilla??  Cafe Latte also makes some yummy balls!  
You can put 2 balls each in a small snack size ziplock for easy ready to go snacks or just keep them in wax paper!  


20 June 2017

Shaun Week Has Been Extended

Shaun week was intense, in the best way possible!  I truly loved it and it was such a great combination of cardio and weights!  Now they've decided to extend it to a 30 day plan that also involves rest and stretching...THANK YOU!!!  =)  I saw my body changing in just 7 days with these workouts (even my hubby noticed the changes!!) so I can't wait to see what a 30 day schedule will do for me!  

Here's what it looks like:

I will be following this schedule now that my Shaun Week is over but I'm starting another one on June 26th if you'd like to join us!  Everyone is at different stages of their journey! Some are just starting and she are halfway through their journey and some are just working to continue to improve and get stronger and healthier everyday!  Together- we support and motivate one another and have a great time!!    

to fill out the application to join us and I will contact you today!  

I LOVE this quote because it's so true!  After this 1 week you will feel better, happier, more energized and motivated than ever before!!  Don't believe me??  Try it!!  😄

19 June 2017

Shaun Week Review

7 Days
7 Workouts
Life is changed!!

I wouldn't normally do 7 workouts in a row, especially on a Sunday, a Sunday that's Father's Day on top of that!  BUT when I commit to something, I go ALL IN and I am so glad I did!!

This week is tough but you will LOVE it!  It's hard for me to actually put the week into words!  I've always loved Shaun T so I knew it was going to be more great workouts but this week was just unbelievable.  I loved the workouts!   I was a sweaty sweaty mess everyday, I was sore, I felt change in my body in just 7 days, but best of all, I felt change on this inside too!  Strength, happiness, energy, motivation...it was exactly what I needed to feel recharged, capable, and motivated for anything thrown my way!   I challenged myself and stuck to it and that feeling of accomplishment and growth is the best ever.  I was never in this alone.  I had a great group of other women pushing through as well and the opportunity to share this experience with each other was amazing! You have to try it, just 1 week to see what that commitment can do for you!

Click each day below to see details and a preview video of the workout:

Here's what some of my challengers had to say:

  • "Sweat down my back and legs!  Red in the face!  I can't put into words how I feel about this week but it's been wonderful!  And to also know how far my post-partum body has come feels so great!  Just show up!  Do the modifier if that's what you can do but it's way better than nothing at all!"
  • "Holy Crap!!"
  • "Oh EM GEEE, that was tough but I didn't give up!!!"
  • "DONE!  I totally sobbed when it was over!  I can honestly say I have NEVER done a workout like this before!  I loved every second...I definitely could NOT do all of the pushups...but I tried until I fell on  my face!"  
  • "I mentally pumped myself up and pushed it!  I don't care how I feel before I start, it's afterward that I feel all the feels and I am never unhappy or sluggish after a workout!  I feel the happiest and most energy when I'm done!"
  • "Sometimes it takes physical fitness to feel the pain in our bodies to let out the pain in our soul.  Too deep?  haha!  I just always feel so good after these workouts!"
  • "I just finished day 3 and wanted to share my proud moment...I didn't think I was going to be able to do the pushups but I DID!!!"
  • "Day 2 done!  That's the kind of cardio I like!!"
  • "I had to modify a lot today but it was a good workout!  I love Shaun T!!"

If you want to join my next Shaun Week or get access to these workouts please comment below or send me an email to kristinkfitness@gmail.com and we'll get you set up!!  You won't regret it!  

18 June 2017

Shaun Week Day 7: Dig Deep

Day 7
Dig Deep
27 Minutes

Shaun Week is DONE!!!!

Hey maybe since it's the last day after 6 intense workouts Shaun will let us rest a little?  
Maybe a little bit of yoga and stretching or something for the last workout??
No sir!!
Not Shaun...he finishes it out by digging deep!

This workout consists of a warm up,  then there's 14 moves and you do each move for one minute before you cool down!  Sounds short, sweet, and to the point but man does it test you and your ability to focus and dig deep to finish off a few more! 

Today was Father's Day so I did the workout at my in-laws house after church, before lunch!  I would have normally skipped it and used the excuse that there was too much going on BUT I had a group of women doing this with me and I had to finish off strong with them!  I would not have done today's workout if it weren't for them.  I am so thankful for those girls and this AMAZING week of workouts!

This week blew my expectations out of the water!  I can't wait to keep these workouts up with the new schedule he released because I'm already feeling changes in just these 7 days!  

Thank you Shaun T!!!  BEST WEEK EVER!!!  

Shaun Week Day 6: Speed 4.0

Day 6
Speed 4.0
31 minutes

When you commit to something,
challenge yourself,
and accomplish it, 
not perfectly,
but just do your best...
change happens on the outside AND the inside!

This workout is non-stop cardio.  I might have wanted to cuss at him a bit but my christian values were stronger than that temptation (barely) and I held it together!  I did often say, "Are you serious?!?" but pushed through and conquered day 6!  Another day pushed to the limits and another day that I proved myself I am capable of so much more than I think!

I rewarded myself with Halo Top Birthday Cake Ice Cream!  It was my first time trying this brand that I've heard so much about and it was DELISH!!!!  So dang good and I enjoyed every bite!! 

Life is too short to not have dessert!  

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