Monday, September 14, 2015

Slow Roasted Apple Pork

I know you all wonder, how does she do it? Working mom of 4, business owner, fitness instructor, and she finds time to cook?!? Yep, I sure do. But the crockpot is my best friend. Seriously you just set it and forget it and you get to come home to a house that smells amazing! Today's dinner was a play on that fall teaser weather we had this weekend. Apples are in so here's what I came up with. Its Paleo, Clean Eating and Gluten Free! This recipe was so easy to prepare, it took me less than 10 minutes to assemble. It's delicious served with roasted veggies, we chose asparagus!


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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (3-4 lb) pork tenderloin
  • 2 large granny smith apples. sliced
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Slice slits in pork tenderloin.
  2. Place 1-2 apple slices per slit.
  3. Place ¾ of remaining apple slices in bottom of crockpot.
  4. Drizzle ½ of the honey over apple slices.
  5. Place pork on top of apple slices.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon over everything.
  7. Place remaining apple slices on top and drizzle the remaining honey over everything.
  8. Place lid on and cook on low for 8 hours.
  9. Remove from slow cooker, slice and serve with apples on top.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Have you ever been in this place?





You all know about my recent disclosures on my battle with binge eating and since coming out with that video, I have received countless messages of encouragement and support. BUT also surprising (and even comforting) were messages of others who have shared the same struggle I do! Many of us must be fighting those same demons.

My coach gave me a book on Monday night..."Made to Crave," and let me tell you it has rocked my world and I've only just started it. I'm a religious person, I go to church and I love God. I rely on my faith to get me through life's up and downs. BUT there is more...Tell me if you can relate?

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~Has food become more about frustration than fulfillment?
~Do you desire to beak the cycle of “I’ll start again on Monday,” and feel good about yourself today?
~Do you wish you could stop agonizing over numbers on the scale and make peace with your body?
~Would you like to replace rationalization that leads to diet failure with wisdom that leads to victory?
~Do you want to reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process?
This book is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that
happen.
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And then I got an idea! More purpose was born. Of course I love helping others lose weight and be active to reach their personal goals, but what if they are fighting the same struggle I am. We all know that clean eating and exercise are the keys to losing weight, but why then aren't we all successful?
I know exactly where you are at...You know certain things about yourself need to change, but it is easier to make excuses.

 Rationalizations are appealing-
-- I'm good in every other area.
-- I make so many sacrifices in other areas already.
-- I need treats as a comfort in this season of life; I'll deal with my issues later.
-- I just can't give this up
-- The Bible doesn't specifically say this is wrong.
-- Its not really a problem. If I really wanted to make the change I could; I just don't want to right now.
-- Oh for heaven's sake! Everyone has issues. So what if this is mine?
And on and on and on.

Excuses get us nowhere fast. So the cycle continues, day after day, week after week, year after year. Monday comes and goes. A whole lifetime could be spent making excuses, giving in, feeling guilty, resolving to do better, then mentally beating myself up for not sticking to my resolve, feeling like a failure, and then resigning to the fact that things can't change.

If you are struggling with emotional eating and/or binge eating, if you can relate to my sentiments above ...this next group is for you. I'm going to help you find the “want to” in how to make healthy lifestyle changes. How?? Using this book and the principals I'm learning. This isn’t about becoming a smaller-sized person, but rather helping you become a person who craves Jesus and His truths as the ultimate filler of your heart. The rest is just a bonus!

I’m inviting to join me and other women in taking a stand against Satan and his lies and come to really believe the truth that God is good and only through him, can we find fulfillment for those cravings. I'm inviting you to be encouraged. I’m inviting you to take a stand and fight. I’m inviting you to pursue God with all that you are just as he pursues you. I've never been more excited for a group, EVER! We start 9/21

You in?
If so, I'm buying the book for the first 10 people to commit.


Now is the time, fill out the application below, and I will be in touch soon!


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