Change…….the ‘Oh Sh!!’ kind.

I feel it is time for a change, time for a challenge, time to test the power of my mind, the power of my body and the power that is ME.  I am the creator of my reality, right?  So, it’s time for me to create.

I have entered a Fitness Competition, which takes place exactly 12 weeks from today.  My posing suit is ordered, the see-through stripper heels are safely tucked away in their box in my closet and supplements and chicken breast overfloweth  in my kitchen.  This is it….I’m doing this.  This Mom of 3, who is starting a business, carting kids to and from extra murals, packing lunches, making dinners and breakfasts, is now starting her journey of strict scheduled meals, strict scheduled workouts ( about 2 hours a day) and committing to at least 7 hours of sleep a night.  ‘How on earth is she going to manage all of that?”, you may ask.  The truth is, SHE doesn’t know….

What I do know, is that I need to do this for me, because it is something I have always dreamed of doing.  I have preached over and over again that every dream we have comes with everything we need, to make that dream a reality.  I’m holding on to that Universal Promise.  This is my dream and I deserve to see it come true.  I have only this one life, right now, in this one body, so I have decided to get cracking.

The most important aspect that I will be focussing on is controlling my mind.  If I am in control of my mind, I have complete control over the creation of the reality I desire.  I don’t think this is going to be easy.  In fact, quite the opposite! But I will keep the end goal in mind.  I will remember that I deserve to see every single one of my dreams come to fruition….so here I go.

I have my program, I have my diet, I have my supplements and MOST IMPORTANT of all, I have the support of my awesome family.  The ground work is there….the rest is up to me!!

Love, Always

Laurene

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Power Breakfast – my personal favourite!!!

Why breakfast? I’m never hungry when I wake up!

It has been proven over and over again by scientists that breakfast eaters tend to weigh less than those who skip breakfast.  It is however important to note that a coffee and a muffin, doughnut or bagel do NOT count as breakfast 🙂

Breakfast should be loaded with nutrients to set you up for a powerful day, to boost you metabolism and protect your hard earned muscle (which acts as your furnace, upping your metabolism throughout the day) from being broken down by your body to be used as fuel.

So, when you get up, focus on your well being and health first, so you can be the powerful person you were meant to be.

Here is an easy, delicious Protein and Nutrient Packed Power Breakfast  – my favourite to start my day off on the right foot and I find my workouts to be of a much better quality when I’m fueled with this meal!!

This recipe provides:

  1. Ample Protein (from the egg, egg whites and protein powder) to stave off hunger, make you feel full and satisfied and provides your muscle with nutrients and fuel
  2. Oats is a fantastic Complex Carbohydrate to eat for breakfast.  It helps control cravings, provides a high level of fibre, stabilises blood sugar, lowers bad cholesterol without affecting good cholesterol and enhances your immune response.
  3. Apple sauce provides natural sweetness as well as Vit C and Fibre
  4. Adding the Sugar and Salt free Natural Peanut Butter also kicks up the protein in this meal AND provides Vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and vitamin B6 for immunity.  Also Peanut Butter is full of heart-healthy Monounsaturated Fat which not only helps you to lose weight, but the fats are extremely important to aid in the absorption of all the goodness in the form of Vitamins and Minerals that this meal provides.
  5. The sliced banana supplies ample quantities of Potassium, Vit C, Vit B6, Manganese (necessary mineral for bone health and metabolism) and of course, our best friend, FIBRE.

Power Protein Pancake

Power Protein Pancake

Power Protein Pancake

1 whole egg

2 egg whites

1/2 cup oats or 1 packet instant regular (unflavoured) oats

½ scoop Vanilla protein

2 Tbsp. unsweetened Apple sauce

½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Mix all ingredients together

Spray a pan with Pam, and pour batter in.  Keep pan on a low heat and cover.  Once the bottom of the pancake is set and the top is almost done, flip the pancake.  Once cooked, slide onto a plate.

1 Tbsp. Natural no sugar, no salt  Peanut Butter

½ banana sliced

Spread half the pancake with peanut butter and place sliced bananas on top.  Fold the pancake over and enjoy!!!!

You could also add fresh or frozen blueberries to this batter for blueberry pancakes which would give it a good anti-oxidant boost!

So, eat your breakfast, power up and have a superbly productive day!

Love, Always

Laurene