Monday, December 19, 2011

Motivate Me Monday-Healthy Holiday Snack

I am so so excited for today's Motivate Me Monday
It is such a good motivator for me and hopefully
I am helping and motivating you as well

Link up and tell us what is going on in your fitness journey 
even if it isn't this weeks challenge we want to hear what is on your mind
about your health and fitness
we want to see your accomplishments
or help you through your challenges

Thank you thank you ladies 
for linking up last week
and for sharing your fitness and health goals/tips and tricks
You all really motivate me to want to do better

with MEAshley and Amanda

Today's Challenge/ Topic is:
share how you are doing staying away from Christmas treat temptations
and maybe share a healthy version of a Christmas treat 
that we can make and not feel so guilty!!!

so I haven't been doing horrible when it comes to
eating this Christmas season
Not any worse then the rest of the year
but not really any better either

But I would be lying if I said I haven't had a delicious treat here and there
my weakness this holiday season so far has been peppermint ice cream and the
sour cream and onion Ritz chips
seriously amazing!

I think the reason though that it hasn't been that bad yet is
because we missed our ward Christmas party
which would have had a ton of treats at
and we missed our friend party
because me and Maddux were sick
and because I was sick I haven't eaten as many treats and normal
so I wouldn't really credit myself for eating well by choice
unfortunately it is more because we have missed
Christmas parties and not feeling well

I wish I could say it is because I am awesome
and wonderful and eat perfect but that is not the case
In fact I am more worried about this weekend 
and New years eve weekend
so I am going to challenge myself to
eat smaller portions of the treats
eat more of the veggie tray and
use some of the yummy healthy recipes you link up today

So the recipe I am going to link up today
is really exciting it is a healthier version of a ranch dip

4 tsp of dry buttermilk ranch dressing
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
2-4 tbs of water (add more for thinner dressing)
 and if you wanted you could also add some dill

Put your cottage cheese and your water in a blender
until smooth
this will smooth out the cottage cheese so there aren't
those curds in it
Then once it is smooth add the dried dressing
and chill for several hours

and you could dip veggies in it
or low fat wheat thins 
Makes 4 servings 

Now are you ready for the Ranch comparisons?
Serving size for veggie dip 1/4 cup:
Regular Kraft Ranch: 300 cal, fat 32g, protein 0g, carbs 2g
Light Kraft Ranch: 154 cal, fat 14g, protein 0g, carbs 6g 
 Cottage cheese ranch: 50 cal, fat 0g, protein 7g, carbs 1g

Amazing huh!
Seriously you have to try it out
It is a perfect snack for the holidays
while you are watching a movie, chatting
or playing games

This WEEK:
ok so I really don't want to share with you my week
but I have to because other wise I feel
like I am lying to you all
Well I am human and have struggles
and one of my struggles is working out
while the hubby is in finals
I know I am such a stress case
and the working out would actually help that
but I just feel like I don't have the time
when he is gone all day studying
but I was going to be good and was planning on going to
the gym at least Thursday, Friday and Saturday
but of course Thursday rolls around and I am sick
My stomach hurt, I had ache muscles, and just
felt bleh 
then I found out my little one had a double ear infection
so lets just say it was a bad week AGAIN!
and I am so glad it is over
I am glad hubby is now on his Christmas break
and that I am feeling better
HERE is to a better week
Moving forward
Just keep swimming swimming swimming

My Goals This Next Week:
 1. Drink at least 8 cups of water a day 
(I know I put this every week but I want to continue 
to drink enough water)

3.  eat more fruits and veggies each day
4. workout 4 times this week
5. Run 5 miles at least once this week
6. Make the yummy dip 

Next weeks topic/Challenge 
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Now Link up and share our healthier Christmas snack/treat
Grab the button and follow along with Ashley and Amanda!
Our goal is to help motivate each other! So let's have fun and get motivated!

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