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Healthy Cookies & A Hemp Heart Giveaway!

Healthy cookies and a hemp heart giveaway! [bctt tweet="Get this healthy cookie recipe from @Brittanysuell and #WIN #hemplove from @ManitobaHarvest @FitApproach"]

It's the weekend, so why not enjoy some HEALTHY COOKIES topped with Manitoba Hemp Hearts

Seriously, this recipe makes everyone in my home happy! Even those who still willingly consume sugar on a regular basis! And for me, being sugar free for almost a year, when I make something like this it is such a treat for me! 

Made with lots of good ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and sweetened with honey! 

It's the perfect alternative for your kiddos, and a great way to still allow them to enjoy a sweet treat while also reducing the amount of sugar intake they are getting! (...these are SO GOOD they will never know the difference!)

Plus with the added hemp hearts on top, you are adding extra protein that is plant based, plus omegas which are amazing for everyone! 

[yumprint-recipe id='15'][bctt tweet="Tasty, healthy, gluten free cookies from @Brittanysuell #SugarFree #HempLove @ManitobaHarvest"]

SHARE THIS RECIPE with your friends, and ENTER TO WIN your own pack of HEMP HEARTS from Manitoba Harvest below. 

You can add hemp hearts to just about anything for their added goodness and nutty flavor! I use them on salads, in my smoothies, or anything sweet like yogurt or these cookies! 

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DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by Manitoba Harvest & FitApproach, but all opinions are my own. 

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Breakfast On My Mind! + A GIVEAWAY

Well one thing I just can't get enough of during these first week's of pregnancy......BREAKFAST!  That's right, I've got Breakfast on my mind! 

It doesn't matter what it is, biscuits, crepes, pig in the blankets, eggs, cereal, or waffles. I love it all! So this week I'm going to be featuring two great breakfast tips/recipes, plus I've got a little GIVEAWAY for you!! 

Add Might Nut Powdered Peanut Butter to any recipe! Enter to WIN @GoMightyNut! #EatMighty @fitapproach #sweatpink mightynut.com

I'm still a sucker for any breakfast food with blueberries in it! Like my yummy Sugar Free Blueberry Waffles!!! Get the original recipe here! Now these have been a go-to favorite for my family since I went fully sugar free in January, but this past week I decided to add something different to the recipe to make it even better! 

Through being a Sweat Pink Ambassador with Fit Approach, I was sent two bottles of yummy Mighty Nut powdered peanut butter! In the past I've mostly enjoyed using powdered peanut butter in my smoothies, but sadly since becoming pregnant I have not had a smoothie. (I usually have at least one a day as a meal replacement). 

So I had to get creative! First I enjoyed some of my Flax & Chia Flavored Might Nut sprinkled over cereal. You see since I don't eat sugar, the cereal I eat is super bland. Usually I sprinkle cinnamon over it which adds a natural sweetness and good flavor. But I loved the change and getting a little peanut butter taste to it as well! 

But, the thing I am really loving, is adding a couple of tablespoons of the Might Nut Peanut Butter (any flavor would be amazing) to my sugar free waffle recipe batter! It adds so much extra flavor to the waffles. Plus you are getting 5-6 extra grams of protein added to your meal!! 

Add Might Nut Powdered Peanut Butter to any recipe! Enter to WIN @GoMightyNut! #EatMighty @fitapproach #sweatpink mightynut.com

[bctt tweet="Add @GoMightyNut to your favorite recipes! #EatMighty @fitapproach #sweatpink Plus #WIN from @Brittanysuell"]

So who is ready to WIN a bottle of their choice of Mighty Nut!?!? It comes in these great flavors, and the winner gets to choose which they want! 

  • Original
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Flax & Chia

What recipe would you add your Mighty Nut to? 

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from Mighty Nut & Fit Approach. I am thankful for all brands that partner with me as a Sweat Pink Ambassador, but all opinions are my own.

How I Stay Balanced When Life is Crazy...

Yep I admit it....life has been crazy the past couple of weeks!  I literally unpacked my suitcase a week and a half after I got home from vacation. I've been busy spending time with my son and enjoying some much needed play dates after being gone for almost two weeks. I feel like I can barely keep up with cleaning my house, all in the midst of teaching Yoga & Fit4Mom classes and hosting Freezer Meal Workshops.

So you wonder....How do I stay balanced when life is crazy....

How I stay balanced when life gets crazy!

There are several things that help me through crazy, high-paced, or even stressful times. 

1) Yoga Balancing Poses

Yoga Balancing Poses! How I Stay Balanced when life gets crazy!

When doing Balancing Yoga Poses, you have to focus! It takes not only strength, but mental focus. So when I practice balancing poses, my thoughts go away from the craziness of life, and I am forced to focus on holding the pose, and keeping a steady breath. This brings relief to a crazy life, and allows me to clear my mind of all that it has been bogged down with. 

Yoga Balancing Poses truly are a powerful tool when life is crazy.

[bctt tweet="When life is crazy, BALANCE...literally on one foot! Here's why! via @brittanysuell "]

2) Stay Grounded with Pluggz

Stay Grounded with Pluggz! How I Stay Balanced when life gets crazy!

What are Pluggz?? Pluggz are shoes (super cute shoes) that have grounding techniques that connect you to the earth and enable an electrical connection and harmony that our body needs. Our body is lacking in electrons due to the separation we get from most buildings and footwear. Pluggz have a connection agent that keep that contact for us! 

Here's why being grounded is so important for us, especially in our high tech world today...

"High-tech materials tend to cause us to accumulate an excess positive charge, or stated another way, a deficiency of electrons. Grounding eliminates this excess positive charge and brings us back to our natural state of being in harmony with the earth. Excess positive charge adversely affects various physiological processes. Most people can feel the difference that grounding makes...One can also get grounded by going barefoot on the earth...."

[bctt tweet="When life gets chaotic, stay grounded with @Pluggz! Plus 4 other ways to find balance with @brittanysuell #pluggzlove"]

3) Have a good book with me always!

Have a good book with me always! How I Stay Balanced when life gets crazy!

Yep I just started reading this book. And as a matter of fact, I just adopted this concept of staying balanced. I think taking time to read a book in your spare time versus getting lost in your phone or other technology can definitely keep us balanced. It quiets our mind, and in this case is a great way for self-development and growth. 

This book is all about taking advantage of our "Fringe" hours, or spare hours throughout the day. So that's what I am doing by keeping a book on hand with me. Now I just have to fight the urge to be on my phone, and instead choose to pick up the book when I have free time. 

4) Freezer Meals

Freezer Meals! How I Stay Balanced when life gets crazy!

This concept has been a life saver over the past few months. As you may know I host local and long distance Freezer Meal Workshops! You can get more info on that HERE.

Having healthy meals prepped ahead of time and ready to toss in the crockpot in the morning or at lunch is so handy! Plus when it's time to eat my home smells incredible! And all the meals are amazing! Especially my latest menu of soups and stews! (I'm so ready for the Fall) You can order an On-the-Go Workshop here and get the recipes and all you need to make these yummy soups!

Oh, but be sure you REMEMBER TO PLUG IN THE CROCKPOT! Yep, that happened yesterday...needless to say, we went out for dinner!  

5) Keep Going!

Just keep going! How I Stay Balanced when life gets crazy!

Whatever you do, just keep going! Give yourself a high-five, take a couple of minutes to breathe, and remember why you do what you do, and soon enough, the craziness will chill some! JUST KEEP GOING! You can do it! 

Surround yourself with people that will push and encourage you to keep going when life gets hard! Join a #FitFam, and be encouraged by them, but just keep going! 

[bctt tweet="When life gets crazy....just keep going! #StayBalanced @pluggz #plugglove @brittanysuell"]

Join the #BOSUStrong Challenge this week! Show us how you are staying balanced, and maybe WIN your own BOSU! 

BALANCE IT OUT WITH BOSU AND FITAPPROACH #BOSUSTRONG #SWEATPINK

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

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I'm linking up to the #FridayFive Linkup with Mar on the Run, and #FitnessFriday with Jill Conyers!

The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout

It's Monday! That means it's time to sweat and get our heart rate going!!!! What better way to start off your week!  So today I'm sharing The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout!

It's a butt kicking, sweat dripping, heart beating kind of workout! One that will make you feel good, and worn out at the end of it! 

Which I have realized that mainly every single workout that I do with the BOSU leaves me feeling that way! The BOSU really takes your workouts up a notch, and makes them even more intense than they were before! I am so glad I have one and am able to use it to workout at home. 

You can get your own Bosu Balance Trainer, and when you do, enter the code “BOSUSWEATPINK15” to get the BOSU Total Body Basics & BOSU Core Basics DVDs free.

Here's how it works! You can do the moves with or without a Bosu, but let me just say, if you have a Bosu, it adds so much more intensity! 

The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout with @BrittanySuell

[bctt tweet="Get #BOSUStrong with this Countdown from 100 Workout with @BrittanySuell @BOSUFitness @FitApproach #sweatpink #LeaveYourLegacy"]

So we start at 100 and count down by 10's! Doing the first workout 100 times, then the next workout 90 times, and so forth until you get to 10! It's hard, it's fast, but it's oh so good!

100 Crunches

90 Plank Jacks for The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout with @BrittanySuell

90 Lateral Shuffles on Bosu or Jumping Jacks

90 Lateral shuffles on the Bosu or Jumping Jacks for The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout with @BrittanySuell

80 Plank Jacks

plank jacks

70 Lunges on Each Leg

70 Lunges on Each Leg for The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout with @BrittanySuell

60 Second Plank

60 second plank for The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout with @BrittanySuell

50 Squats with Lateral Leg Lift

(Even if you don't have a Bosu, it adds so much to elevate the grounded leg)

50 Squats with Lateral Leg Lift for The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout with @BrittanySuell

40 Mountain Climbers

 40 Mountain Climbers for The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout with @BrittanySuell

30 High Knees

30 High Knees for The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout with @BrittanySuell

20 Push Ups

20 pushups for The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout with @BrittanySuell

10 Burpees

10 Burpeess for The #BOSUStrong Countdown Workout with @BrittanySuell

JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

Don't forget, you could WIN your very own BOSU from Fit Approach just for participating in the challenge! Here's this weeks prompts, join the #FitFam Fun! 

  • Monday, 9/21: Happy Monday sweaties, this week we’re all about that balance. Let’s see you stand on one leg - ready, set, GO! #BosuStrong #SweatPink #FitFamily @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

    Bonus: Y’all know we love to #jumpjoymonday! Show us your BEST jump shot and tag @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad

    Tuesday, 9/22: We want to see you #dropitlikeasquat...on your BOSU or perhaps one leg? #BosuStrong #SweatPink #FitFamily @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

    Bonus: It’s time for #treetuesday! Show us your best tree pose. @BOSU_Fitness @FitApproach #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink #ad

    Wednesday, 9/23: Let’s lunge it out sweaties! #BosuStrong #SweatPink #FitFamily @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

    Bonus: #workitwednesday, show us how you’re workin’ it this Wednesday and tag #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

    Thursday, 9/24: It’s #totalbodythursday. Show us your favorite total body balance  move! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

    Bonus: Give us a #tbt of a time when you really challenged your balance (feel free to get creative!) #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

     Friday, 9/25: #FreeFriday. Show us your favorite way to get your cardio on! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

    Bonus: Happy #forearmfriday. Let’s forearm plank it out y’all! #BOSUstrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness @FitApproach #ad

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

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This post is sponsored by Bosu, but all opinions are my own. I am thankful for all of the amazing companies that support Fit Approach and the Sweat Pink Ambassador community.