Last night my Dad sent a photo of my Mom running the NYC marathon at 56. I love this picture of her. The Grand-kids call her Nana. I guess the printer decided to shorten it to NAN. She started running in her early 50’s. Many years ago, my husband Dan and I were running races. My Mom and Dad thought they would start running as well. It was a lot of fun.
Mom is now 88. She no longer runs, but continues to work out at the Y. She is an amazing person. She is a mother of 8 children, 23 grandchildren and 10 great grand-kids! She loves us all and remembers all of our birthdays!
My Mom is Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional!
Have you thought of trying something new and you think that you are too old? You will never know unless you try. I hope this short post about my Mom inspires you. Give it a try.
Grain Free and super low sugar delcious chocolate chunk cookies! The sugar comes from the dark chocolate bar. I am committed to a healthy December and 2018! I don’t want to repeat last January of no sugar, no gluten, no alcohol because I over did the Holidays! I hope you will join me in a healthy, happy, and cozy December!
Here is a fabulous cookie recipe from Bulletproof. You don’t need to bake the cookies that your Grandmother made. These are so easy, all you need is a spoon and a bowl to mix. Quick and easy is how we like it! Start a new tradition of your own! Thomas loves them too!
Keto Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Makes: 16 delicious cookies
- 2 cups blanched organic almond or hazelnut meal
- 3 tbsp. grass-fed Bulletproof Ghee or butter
- 3 tbsp. Bulletproof Collagen Protein
- Stevia or birch tree-sourced xylitol to taste. (I put in a dropper of stevia.)
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 pastured egg
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- A pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup high quality, sugar-free chocolate, chopped. (I bought a very dark chocolate bar and used half of it.)
- Preheat the oven to 170°C/340°F. Grease and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
- Add the almond meal, collagen protein, salt and baking powder into a bowl.
- Pour the apple cider vinegar directly on top of the baking powder and allow it to react (it will go fizzy).
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir to combine evenly.
- Taste the dough and adjust the sweetness if needed.
- Begin rolling the mixture into balls and place them onto the lined baking tray.
- Press the balls as flat as you like, they won’t rise much, so if you like them softer and chewier keep them quite full. However, if you like a crunchier cookie, press them quite flat using your hands to shape them.
- Place the cookies in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven when they’re ready and place the cookies on a wire cooling rack.
- Store in an airtight container when completely cooled.
Serving Size: 1 cookie (about 33g)
Total fat 11g
Sat Fat 3g
Total Carb 12g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 1%
Dee Selheim has been coming to OutdoorFit for almost a year. She joined in December which is a very brave time to join. The Winter Warrior season was just about to hit! Dee was motivated by the birth of her Granddaughter in October of last year. She wanted to be the run around, get on the floor and play, fun Grandma. I am sure Dee will be bringing out the hoops for her Granddaughter!
Dee and the Hula Hoop!
Dee has gained so much strength, flexibility and endurance. Bonus round: She is feeling fabulous and her clothes are fitting better!
I am very grateful for all of my OutdoorFitters. I am so happy that Dee Selheim is part of it. She brings lots of laughter and joy to the workouts!
The perfect ending to the workout!
The Honeynut Squash is a mini version of the butternut squash. I first discovered it at Trader Joe’s and then at the local Farmer’s Market. They are easier to slice and peel compared to butternut squash. I have been using a lot of squash this fall. It is so nice to cook in season!
I saw a version of the Squash soup recipe on Little Bites of Joy’s Blog. I was inspired to try it with the Honeynut Squash. You can substitute butternut squash or acorn squash.
Honeynut Squash Soup
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 Honeynut squash, cubed (or about 5-6 cups)
1 can full fat coconut milk
Chicken or Vegetable Broth
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Saute the chopped onion in coconut oil until soft. Add the cubed squash and cover with broth. Bring to boil and lower hit to simmer for 25 minutes until the squash is soft. Add 1 can coconut milk and blend with an immersion blender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
A special treat: Topped with crumbled cooked Niman Ranch Maple Bacon.
We would all like to have 6 pack abs and a flat belly.
Core Strength is what is important for our health and longevity. You abdominal muscles are a small part of your core. The core is actually many different muscles that run from your shoulders to your hips.
Good Core Strength
- reduces back pain
- improves posture.
- enhances any type of athletic performance.
- improves balance. (really important on the snow and ice)
The plank is excellent for core strength. I also love including the side plank.
20 second plank, 10 second side plank, 20 second plank, 10 second side plank
Build up to three minutes!
Have fun, do it during the commercials, challenge your family to join in. FAMILY FUN TIME:)