I’m so excited how these came out! So delicious! Enjoy! :)
- ¼ cup egg whites
- 1 packet Perfect Fit Protein
- ½ banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbs flaxseed
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1/4 cup skim milk (or almond/soy milk)
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 tbs chia seeds

Put all ingredients into a blender. Poor into lined muffin pans and bake on 325 for 20 minutes (my first try I did 300 for 22 minutes, but it was still a little “cakey” in the middle, so I think increasing the heat will fix that).

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What I look like when I don’t run….

This post is one of my favorites from my own blog, Miles with Style. Hope you enjoy!

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Dear Skinny Friend,

We have lived in the same neighborhood for about 2 and a half years. I don’t know your name. I don’t know your story. I don’t know anything about your life. But I really like you. And you inspire me.

Our faux friendship started shortly after I moved into my house. I would see you running in the morning, and see the determination within you. Every time we run by each other, we share a polite “hello” and “good morning!”. You also give me a very kind smile that tells me you are a nice person.

So why do you inspire me? You inspire me because no matter what weather – rain, snow, cold, heat, etc. you are out hitting the pavement in our neighborhood. Every single day you run. And every day you look so determined to get to the next step.

You also inspire me because over the two and a half years we’ve been living in the same neighborhood, you have lost at least 50 pounds. Anyone who can take control of their life and do that for themselves inspires me. I don’t what else you are doing aside from running, but skinny friend – you’re lookin’ good.

Maybe someday we will stop and have a conversation during our run. However based on your focus and my tendency to start my morning runs late, I don’t know if that will ever happen.

Thank you for being an example to others in our neighborhood, and proving that being active can make a big difference in ones life.

Also, thanks for all the smiles, hello’s and good mornings these last two years. Keep up the running, and keep up that level of determination.

-Ali
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Until my next post on She’s a Fit Chick, you can catch me at the following places:

Twitter: @Alihatfield
Instagram: AliHat
Facebook: facebook.com/mileswithstyle
Blog: mileswithstyle.com

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I’m so excited to announce that one of my favorite courses, Make Sh*t Happen by my dear friend Jenny Blake (mentioned in one of my recent blog posts on Catapultist) is re-opening TODAY!

This is not just another ebook or course that will sit unattended in your inbox. I know Jenny is super committed to helping people make SIGNIFICANT, real, meaningful progress on their biggest, scariest goals and ideas. No fluff, no stalling, no “let’s continue to think about this idea in circles” and waste time, and no more excuses! If you’ve got your mind set on something awesome this year, this is the perfect way to push through your barriers, find support and reach what Jenny refers to as a “snowball of success.”

Ready to take action? Click here >>

In only three cohorts (I, personally,  a member of the second), MSH participants have had the following results:

  • Lora quit her job and joined the Peace Corps. She’s currently serving in Ethiopia!
  • Devin Termini lost 85 pounds and is now embarking on a cross-country tour featuring people for his new endeavor: Crossfit Changed My Life
  • Ben was featured in a London newspaper for his coffee-shop coaching practice
  • 
Erin quit her full-time job and launched her lighting business Sugarbird Studio
  • Just to name a few…

Whether your goal is to start your own business, build a successful blog, run a marathon, write a book, or lose 50 pounds — this course is for you!

So what are you waiting for? Don’t let 2013 pass you by — let’s Make Sh*t Happen!

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The holidays are over and for most of us, that means facing the reality of weight gain. Without the stress and extra food that the holidays bring, it’s now time to revert to our more disciplined, pre-holiday selves.

Here are 3 easy tips you can implement right now to get right back on track to a regular diet and workout schedule.

Continue reading over at Bee Well for Life >> 

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So, we all have our own “issues” we deal with each and every day. Some big, some small, but they are always there (unless you are living a life of denial).

Many people see a therapist to deal with their issues. Others talk to their family and friends. For me, I handle them with a pair of Brooks running shoes, and a Garmin – out on the road, pounding on that pavement. Sometimes with friends, sometimes all alone.

People often ask me, “How do you run that much?” or “WHY do you run that much?”.

And my answer to that question is always simple and clear: “It’s my therapy. I need it to keep me sane”.

What I look like when I don’t run….

I know that I live a very wonderful life filled with joy and happiness, but sometimes I get pretty freaking overwhelmed. And my anxiety level can go through the roof.

To cope with these issues, I have learned that running is key. Running balances my life in a way that nothing else can. It brings me back down to a place that I can handle, and one that I can manage.

Running also makes me happy – just like Elle Woods stated in Legally Blonde, “Endorphins make you happy, and happy people just don’t kill their husbands” (girlfriend was majorly correct).

I ran the day this photo was taken!

I need to run, I have to run. And if I am so blessed with this amazing ability to be able to run, why wouldn’t I go out and do it as much as possible??

So I must ask, are you like me and use exercise as your “therapy”? Or do you have other methods to share?

Hope your week is going well!

xoxo

Ali

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Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

by Jennifer on December 19, 2012

I am from Connecticut (I live not too far from Newtown) and know a lot of people who were directly affected by this tragedy, including one of the heroic teachers who gave her life to protect her students.

When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new build­ing. Parent-volunteers want to ensure that the stu­dents are wel­comed back by a win­ter won­der­land with the entire school dec­o­rated with as many unique snowflakes as pos­si­ble. So, please help the stu­dents of Sandy Hook have a win­ter won­der­land at their new school! Get cre­ative as no two snowflakes are alike!!

Please send your snowflakes to the Con­necti­cut PTSA no later than Jan­u­ary 12, 2013:

Con­necti­cut PTSA
60 Con­nolly Park­way
Build­ing 12, Suite 103
Ham­den, CT 06514

Please share this with as many people as you can!

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