Good morning! Happy Monday to you all. I hope you enjoyed your weekend, as I did.

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Red Wine + Oscars = Perfect Sunday Night

Last week I had many mornings where I would wake up and want oatmeal but was out of my favorite Kashi Honey & Cinnamon Instant Oats and have yet to find it here in Mobile. Because basically, Mobile sucks at grocery store options. Winn Dixie & Wal-mart are the south’s favorites but I HATE them. I’m a Publix, Kroger & Trader Joe’s girl. Anyways, moving on. I decided to make a big batch of Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats to have on hand to re-heat throughout the week.

Flavor

I used this recipe for Overnight, Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal and subbed Coconut Oil, Maple Syrup & Coconut/Almond Milk for Butter, Brown Sugar & Low Fat Milk. Sadly I was out of Cinnamon. Who runs out of Cinnamon? This girl. I use it on the daily.

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I cooked mine on Low for 7.5 hours. They turned out great! I read on Monica’s blog that if you remove the lid from your slow cooker you add 30 minutes to the cook time. So I let them cook away and didn’t remove the lid until time was up!

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The bottom right picture shows them in a big glass container. I added them all to a glass Pyrex container so that I can store them in the refrigerator for the week and then re-heat individual portions throughout the week. Just simply add some milk & reheat! Perfect for on the go! And they taste amazing.

I also made some Cauliflower Rice by shredding a head of Cauliflower in the Food Processor. If you don’t have a food processor you can use a grater, it will just take a little while 🙂

I removed the stems and leaves and then rinsed the cauliflower head. Make sure to rinse your Cauliflower even if it’s wrapped up, it still gets dirty. Then I used the shredding attachment for my food processor.

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Look how much “rice” you get!

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I separated 2 cups on the side to use for a Cauliflower Crust Pizza later this week. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

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Then I used the rest of the “rice” and whipped up some Pumpkin Curry Chicken over Coconut Rice from Juli @ Paleomg. This is such a great recipe that I come back to. These 3 Ingredients are a winning combo:

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Yum. I could really just eat the coconut “rice” in this recipe by the spoonfuls. But the Curry sauce is just so good. You must try!

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Here are some other Weekly Food Prep/Meal Planning inspirations:

Fitness

I would like to share photos of me at the gym but I have yet to take one there. I get nervous when I start at a new gym to take pictures because of the “rules”. Don’t worry I’ll sneak some in for you. I did an interval run session + abs on Saturday and my last workout from this week’s Best Body Bootcamp on Sunday. It was killer and my arms were burning by the end of it. ^^ Next session sign up is coming up March 4th- April 7th! Price is $25 and increases to $35 after March. SIGN UP! You won’t regret it 🙂

Workout Schedule this week:

  • Monday: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Training
  • Tuesday: 4 Mile Interval Run
  • Wednesday: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Training
  • Thursday: 4 Mile Interval Run
  • Friday: Bootcamp at the Gym
  • Saturday: Best Body Bootcamp Strength Training
  • Sunday: REST!!

As Spring is quickly coming, I wanted to give you guys a workout that will score you a toned tummy & tush! This workout mixes strength & cardio that focus on your core & butt. The two things you notice in a swimsuit 😉 You will complete it Circuit Style where you will do 10 reps of each exercise in the first Circuit back-to-back for a total of 3 times. Then move onto Circuit 2. Complete all of these circuits this way and then BONUS: Cardio HIIT Training- Do 40 seconds of Mountain Climbers, 20 seconds rest then move onto Star Jumps. Repeat 2x. HAVE FUN!

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Workout Links for Exercises you may not know: –Full Extensions with Weight One Leg Toe TouchesPlank Knee Tucks(last image) – Star Jumps

Speaking of Bikini Season, here are 3 that I was eyeing over the weekend. Click on the image to see more details and pricing.

Finds

Victoria’s Secret:

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hmTarget:

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I love to buy bathing suits from all of the above stores. What is your favorite swimsuit shop? I need a reason to shop more 😉

What is one body part you want to tone the most? If you are ready to kick it into high gear for Summer, sign up for Tina Reale’s Best Body Bootcamp. I promise you will see results if you follow her plan and eat right.