Decisions, decisions...

I saw something similar to this the other day, so I had a little fun in Photoshop last night and made my own version.  ;)


Banana Bread Muffins (with Chocolate Chips, of course)

Don't throw away your mushy, brown bananas!  Make these instead. They're super easy, you don't even need a mixer, I just use a wooden spoon. :)

You will need:

3 or 4 bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup of chocolate chips (I use the mini ones)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line your muffin tin with cupcake liners or parchment paper, or spray/butter a bread loaf pan if you want to make bread instead.

Mash the bananas and mix with melted butter in a bowl.  Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla.  Add the baking soda and salt.  Add the flour and stir in chocolate chips.  Just mix together with a spoon until combined.

Add to your muffin or loaf pan.  If you're making the muffins, bake for 22 minutes.  If you'd like a loaf instead, bake for 1 hour.

Let cool for a couple minutes, then continue to cool on a cooling rack. Unless you want to eat them warm, of course.  Enjoy! :)



Ok, I'm pretty sure racing is done for the year.  Now what?  I'm the type of person that needs to train for something or I will not find a reason to work out.  I need motivation, something to work for.  I want working out to be second nature for me, like having my morning coffee.  Right now I'm finding it hard to balance my health and fitness with motherhood.  Sounds like just another excuse, I know.  I mean, it's been a challenge in itself training for the triathlon and half marathon this year.  Between drop-offs and pick-ups, nap time and breastfeeding, lunchtime and dinner planning, it's seriously a work out to fit in a work out.  I need to do something to give me a little shove, make myself accountable.

So, I'm just gonna put it out there right now... My "before" picture.  It's actually my "right now" picture.


don't laugh!

Oh Lord, I can't believe I'm putting this out there on the world wide web.  But, that gut's gotta go!  That's what three babies will do to you, I guess.  Soooo....

I want to continue running even though it's already starting to get quite chilly outside.  I suppose I'll need to incorporate some type of ab work outs, too.  I'm ready to start making more time for myself.  Here's to losing the gut!

Do you have any before/after/work in progress photos?  Please share, they're so motivating!

Oh, I have a Facebook page for Healthy. Because I Can! now.  Like me if you'd like :)