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Month: December 2017

Finding Your Why

With New Years right around the corner, most of us are starting to set our resolutions. However something we often over look is our “why” in life. It’s so easy to get sucked into the latest weight loss challenge or program, but we often aren’t paying attention to our reason for setting our goals in the first place.

I wanted to take a moment and really address this, as knowing your why will help you set better goals, and motivate you when the going gets tough.

For myself personally, my family is my why. I want to run around with my children, and not have preventable illnesses and diseases stop that from happening. My other motivator is my anxiety  (and seasonal depression). Exercise has been hands down the most effective thing in improving those two things and helping me get out of my own head.

I want to really encourage you for a moment to think about what your why is.

Why would losing weight be one of your 2018 resolutions? Why do you care about eating healthier for the new year? What is it that is ultimately driving your wants, dreams, and goals? 

Once you figure that out, everything else falls into place a little easier.

Let me know in the comments what your goals are for 2018, and more importantly what is motivating you!

I hope you all have a happy New Year, and that you can find your why and it helps you stay the course to your dreams.

~Ashley

P.S here is an article I wrote on setting smart goals!

http://www.buildinghealthylegacies.com/setting-s-m-r-t-goals/

 

Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate

I had a girls date with a dear friend yesterday where I tried frozen hot chocolate for the first time. Oh. My. Word.

Instant new favorite treat. However I doubt the ingredients are too diet friendly. And I woke up craving another bad. So I decided to experiment in the kitchen a bit and all I can say is, you’re welcome 🙂

Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 frozen bananas (yes, bananas! You can’t even taste them promise!)
  • 1 cup coca powder
  • Splash of vanilla extract x2
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 square lindtor extra dark chocolate

Combine ingredients in blender and blend away! I let mine blend for about 5 minutes, so be patient. The smooth texture is worth it I promise!

Grate some dark chocolate on top for an extra decedent touch.

This would taste amazing with some peppermint extra if you are a candy cane lover!

I hope you have a happy healthy Christmas. 💚❤💚❤

Love,

Ashley