Egg McEasy

Found this recipe on it seems quick and microwaveable.

This weekend I plan to find more tasty breakfast ideas!!

Here is the recipe for her Egg McMuffin (i will add the calorie count later today)

Egg Muffins
makes ~9 egg muffins

300g egg whites
pinch dried thyme
2 pinches dried rosemary
1/4 red pepper
diced1/4 onion
diced handful of mushrooms
canola oil spray for muffin tin

Preheat oven to 350.Grease muffin tins with butter.Add the thyme, rosemary, and vegetables to the eggs and mix well.Fill muffin tins halfway with the eggs mixture.Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, or until eggs are set.

Clean Banana Blueberry Muffins

This recipe is from the website-- it looks delicious-- I am going to make these muffins this weekend and freeze some of them-- so I always have a grab and go breakfast.

Also you can substitute Agave for Sucanat

2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/3 cup
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
4 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 12 cup muffin pan with paper muffin liners.
In a large mixing bowl, mix whole wheat white flour, Sucanat, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
In medium mixing bowl, mix together mashed bananas, egg whites, vanilla extract, and applesauce.
Mix the banana mixture into the flour mixture. Fold in the cup of blueberries.
Spoon combined batter into lined muffin cups.
Bake approximately 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a couple of the muffins comes out clean.
Nutritional Info:
Calories: 144 Fat: 0.4 g Cholesterol: 0 g Sodium: 208.5 mg Potassium: 171.5 mg Carbohydrates: 31.5 g Fiber: 1.7 g Protein 4.2 g

Self Mag Moves

Self Magazine site has the one of the best "thigh-jiggle-be-gone" workouts list on their site. These moves will have your legs slender in no time.

"These fat-burning moves are designed by Reebok Sports Club/NY trainer Kira Stokes, will create sleek, sexy curves and help rev up your metabolism. All you need is a resistance band and a little bit of motivation!"

My normal routine includes squats and lunges (with hand weights) --

Click and be inspired.

Morning Shake

Morning Quick Shake

½ packet of the spirutein powder exotic red protein powder
1 cup of blueberries and raspberries
½ cup of yogurt
9 pieces of Trader Joe’s frozen mango
4 strawberries
¼ cup of water

Blend & Eat!!

Inspiration/ New Starts

Dwelling in the past to try and figure out -- where you would be if you just made this choice, or completed this project, or worked out yesterday—is a recipe for disaster. You can only start from today and envision where you want to be tomorrow.

Sometimes, I think I haven't had the success I want because I find it hard to complete projects -- often because the projects I have completed don't bear the fruit that it should. I am learning to take the inevitability out of the way I see time. You should not throw out a plant because it does not bare fruit—we don’t ask our kids to drop out of school because they failed one test. To truly achieve what you want you must try and try.

Today I recommit myself to this blog and to goal of fitness. I hope my journey inspires all women (especially African American women) to put themselves first.

With my mind in a positive space -- I saw the June Cover of Oxygen Magazine (a magazine I have been scared of because of the muscles and the women with them) with Alicia. She looks so fit and muscular in a non-scary way that she has become my new inspiration. I am not sure if my body can become as tight and tiny as a Victoria Secret Model (nor do I want that -- I think) but I can be come fit and strong with (dare I say) some definition.

Alicia has become my fitness inspiration. What is yours?