#MOMLIFE · Fitness

Finding My Inner Peace

Feb. challenge group

My ‘journey’ has been evolving over the last year. I started with wanting to physically get in the best shape of my life. I achieved that with hard work and dedication. Challenge groups were key to my success.

This year my goal is to work on my inner self. Finding peace, happiness, letting go of unnecessary stresses that will make me a better person, wife, mother, friend. Continuing a journey of health and fitness is a key part of this. What I want to contribute to your journey is not only physical support, but also being vulnerable within my own self in hopes to help you find happiness, peace, and wellness.

If any of this even slightly tugs at you; message me to start on this journey as like-minded individuals looking to better ourselves and each other.

-Yesenia Whipple

Fashion

The Versatile Boyfriend Jean

Who says the ‘Boyfriend Jean’ phenom’ is not for everyone? Think again! Here are some looks you can incorporate the ‘Boyfriend Jean’ into.

casual work friday boyfriend jeanCasual Friday Boyfriend

preggo boyfriend jean

 Preggo Boyfriend

 sporty boyfriend jean

Sporty Boyfriend

night out boyfriend jean

Night on the town Boyfriend

bohemian boyfriend jean

Bohemian Boyfriend

rocker boyfriend jean

Chic Boyfriend

Preppy boyfriend jean

Preppy Boyfriend

Lunch with the inlaws boyfriendLunch with the in-laws Boyfriend

I could go on really. What are your favorite go to’s when it comes to dressing your Boyfriend Jeans?

Image Credit: Pinterest

-Yesenia Whipple

Food

3 Avocado Clean Eat Recipes

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Avocados not only taste good but they are packed with almost 20 essential nutrients. They are nutrient dense and enable the body to absorb fat-soluble nutrients.

Here are avocado inspired recipes you can incorporate into any breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner, and/or dessert.

Avocado Tomato On Whole Grain Toast

Avocado tomato on whole grain

Chicken Avocado Burger

chicken avacado burgers

Ingredients
1 pound ground chicken
1 large ripe avocado – cut into chunks
½ cup panko crumbs or other bread crumbs
1 chopped clove of garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1. Toss the chunks of avocado, breading and garlic together.
2. Blend mixture into ground chicken being careful not to mush the avocado.
3. Form into 4-5 patties and grill until done

Avocado Lime Frozen Yogurt

Avocado Lime Frozen Yogurt

INGREDIENTS:

4 medium ripe avocados

1 cup strained low-fat natural plain yogurt

1/2 cup skim milk

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup lime juice

Pinch sea salt

Optional Garnish

3 cups fresh tropical fruit (such as pineapple, mango, melon or passion fruit), cut into chunks

Directions:

  1. Cut avocados in half, remove pits and scoop flesh out from skins with a spoon. Cut flesh into large chunks, about 3 cups. Place all ingredients, except garnish, into a food processor and purée until smooth, about 2 minutes. While puréeing, stop mixer every 30 seconds or so to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Scoop mixture out into a shallow nonreactive freezer-safe container – 9 x 9-inch is ideal. (NOTE: At this point, if using a commercial ice cream machine, freeze mixture according to manufacturer’s instructions.)
  2. Place container with yogurt mixture into freezer for about 30 minutes, or until mixture begins to freeze slightly around the edges. Scrape down the edges with a spatula and mix yogurt thoroughly with a whisk, blending in ice crystals until mixture is creamy again, about 2 to 3 minutes. Place container with yogurt back into freezer for an additional 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and repeat the process of scraping the sides and mixing 2 more times, for a total of 3 times. Each time the mixture will get a little harder to whisk. After the third mixing, place mixture back into the freezer until hardened and ready to eat, about 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Remove from freezer and scoop into serving bowls. If yogurt is too hard to scoop, allow it to warm slightly for a few minutes on the counter until softened. Top with chunks of fresh tropical fruit, if desired, and serve immediately. Best if consumed within 1 week. Store covered in a sealable freezer-safe container in the freezer.

Nutrients per 1/3 cup serving (not including fruit garnish): Calories: 120, Total Fat: 8 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 14 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 10 g, Protein: 2 g, Sodium: 35 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

TIP:
For mixing, a food processor may be used in place of a whisk. Be sure to break up any large chunks into smaller pieces for easy processing.

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It’s your story to share

dont' be ashamed

Life stories are a combination of many different journeys and snapshots in time. Each of these mini stories can be vastly different or in some way connected to one another; however in the end they make up one’s entire ‘life story’. You don’t have to wait for your life story to be complete to share it and hope it might make a difference in some way. Actually by the time your life story is complete you will likely no longer be breathing (I mean not to be morbid, but let’s be honest).

Some of your experience might mean nothing to most, yet leave an enormous impact on just one person. So why not share your journey, stories, etc…? You could end up inspiring and changing someone’s life.

So don’t be ashamed of sharing your story; you never know who’s life you might end up changing.

-Yesenia Whipple