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Happy New Year!

I am very thankful for 2016 and the joy it brought our family.  As 2017 dawns, I am excited for the new adventures and possibilities the new year brings! A special thank you to all who follow my blog!! On the horizon is new and intriguing possibilities and I am ready to take the leap of faith to bring forth these ideas to share!

Ringing in 2017, I have complied our first menu of the year. Over the last couple weeks without my menu, I have been negligent on sticking to plan.   My body has certainly felt the difference and I am so ready to be back on Trim Healthy Mama and  back to feeling healthy, full of energy and loving my food!  For our full menu, click on this link.

During the Christmas season, I had quite a sweet tooth, so I’m putting some delicious cookies back on the menu! Cream Cheese Cookies by Low Carb Yum is my first choice for a small but tasty treat.  Add a cup of tea or coffee and be intentional about enjoying some me time, now that sounds like a perfect way to enjoy my first week of January!  Another dessert/snack I’ll be creating is Chocolate Covered Pecan Balls  by Just a Pinch .  What girl doesn’t love chocolate?  I’ll have my pie and covered in chocolate!

For Dinners this week, here are our choices:

Monday:Spinach Casserole by Nana’s Little Kitchen (S)

Tuesday: Salisbury Steak (page 174 in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook ) (S)

Wednesday:Black Bean Chicken Salad  by Working at Home School (E)

Thursday:  Bacon & Brie Frittata by All Day I Dream About Food (S)

 

Friday: Low Carb Perfect Pizza (S)

Saturday: Whole Roasted Chicken (I’ll create broth with extra bones) (E)

Sunday: Hot Dogs with Green Fries (Green Fries is on page 218 in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook). (S)

Cheers to 2016 and welcome 2017!!!

Advent Adventures Day 25

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Merry Christmas

We conclude our advent adventures with Day 25. Click here for a full copy or to print your own advent activities.   The categories we choose for 2016: Family Holiday Activity, Random Acts of Kindness and Workout Challenge.

Day 25 Tasks:

Family Holiday Activity

Celebrate Christmas

Today is Christmas!!!  We are thankful for our faith in the Lord and the blessings He has provided our family. Many wonderful wishes to you and your family!!

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Random Acts of Kindness

 Pray for Someone

 

Today we will be intentional about our thoughts and pray for others who needs an extra boost of love.

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Workout Challenge

25 pushups, 25 burpees, six 25 second side planks, six 25 second bridges & 25 jumping jacks

Head into overtime and blast out this short but sweet, challenge .  Today is the conclusion of the Workout Challenge!

 

Advent Adventures Day 24

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We continue our advent adventures with Day 24. Click here for a full copy or to print your own advent activities.   The categories we choose for 2016: Family Holiday Activity, Random Acts of Kindness and Workout Challenge.

Day 24 Tasks:

Family Holiday Activity

Read the Night Before Christmas

Today is Christmas Eve and what better time to read Denslow’s Night Before Christmas?  A tradition that has been in my family for as long as I can remember, this book classic tale is a favorite for our family.  With stunning pictures and a sweet story, The Night Before Christmas is sure to captive your little elves.

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Random Acts of Kindness

 Make a New Friend

Say hello and strike up a conversation today make a new friend.  Looking for location to meet someone new, head to a local dog park, dine in a warm coffee shop,  strike up a conversation doing some last minute shopping or message someone Merry Christmas wishes on Facebook.

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Workout Challenge

24 Pile Squats, 24 pushups, 24 skaters & hold 6 stretches for 24 seconds

Short but sweet, add this challenge the holiday season.  Only 1 day until Christmas and conclusion of the Workout Challenge!

Advent Adventures Day 23

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We continue our advent adventures with Day 23. Click here for a full copy or to print your own advent activities.   The categories we choose for 2016: Family Holiday Activity, Random Acts of Kindness and Workout Challenge.

Day 23 Tasks:

Family Holiday Activity

Make Cookies for Santa

Time to make some delicious cookies for Santa!  Looking for a healthy option for this year’s plate?  Try this delicious version of Trim Healthy Mama sugar-free “sugar” cookies from Mrs. Criddles Kitchen.

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Random Acts of Kindness

Put Extra money in a Strangers Parking Meter

Treat someone to some extra time on their parking meter, today add an extra quarter or two.

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Workout Challenge

23 Jumping jacks, 23 butt kicks, 23 frog jumps & one 23 second plank

Short but sweet, add this challenge the holiday season.  Only 2 days until Christmas and conclusion of the Workout Challenge!

Advent Adventures Day 22

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We continue our advent adventures with Day 22. Click here for a full copy or to print your own advent activities.   The categories we choose for 2016: Family Holiday Activity, Random Acts of Kindness and Workout Challenge.

Day 22 Tasks:

Family Holiday Activity

Have a Pajama Dance Party

Grab your favorite pajamas, put on Christmas music and enjoy a dance party with your family.

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Random Acts of Kindness

Double Tip at a Restaurant or Coffee House

Make a service workers day, give them a treat this holiday season and add a little extra to their tip.

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Workout Challenge

22 Crab Toe Touches & 22 Spinal Balance Stretches

Another core day to strengthen and stretch your abdominal muscles .  Only 3 days until Christmas and conclusion of the Workout Challenge!

Advent Adventures Day 21

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We continue our advent adventures with Day 21. Click here for a full copy or to print your own advent activities.   The categories we choose for 2016: Family Holiday Activity, Random Acts of Kindness and Workout Challenge.

Day 21 Tasks:

Family Holiday Activity

Sing Christmas Carols with your Family

Time for a little song and a whole lot of family fun adding music for a fun sing a long. Looking for the lyrics to Christmas songs, check out a couple of these websites.

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Christmas Carols 

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Random Acts of Kindness

Thank a Service Member or First Responder

We are so thankful for all our first responders and service members so today we are giving back to our community.  A simple thank you wi help but we wish to bring some treats for them to enjoy.

Workout Challenge

21 Burpees  & 21 Pushups

Today is a workout in itself cardio and strength in one fun round.  Only 4 days until Christmas and conclusion of the Workout Challenge!

 

Advent Adventures Day 20

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We continue our advent adventures with Day 20. Click here for a full copy or to print your own advent activities.   The categories we choose for 2016: Family Holiday Activity, Random Acts of Kindness and Workout Challenge.

Day 20 Tasks:

Family Holiday Activity

See Christmas Lights

Track down a fun display or light show in your area and enjoy a festive ride through town checking out the holiday cheer.

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Sioux Falls Christmas Lanes  

Winter Wonderland at Falls Park 

Random Acts of Kindness

Babysit for Free: Kindness in the form of parent’s day out or date night

Have family in town visiting, reward them today with a little free time.
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Workout Challenge

Six 20- second wall sits & Six 20-second planks (any style)

Today add legs and core to your daily routine!  Only 5 days until Christmas and conclusion of the Workout Challenge!

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Advent Adventures Day 19

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We continue our advent adventures with Day 19. Click here for a full copy or to print your own advent activities.   The categories we choose for 2016: Family Holiday Activity, Random Acts of Kindness and Workout Challenge.

Day 19 Tasks:

Family Holiday Activity/ Random Acts of Kindness

Write down what you most love about each family member

Paper, pens, stickers and notecards are ready for this fun family activity.  Today we are writing what we love most about each family member.  Because we have arrived home for the holidays, the list of people, to write about, has grown.  What better way to show you care then a handwritten note to make them smile.

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Workout Challenge

19 Skaters Bounds & 19 Squat and Press

Add a little weights and a smidge of cardio for a quick addition to your routine today.

Advent Adventures

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We continue our advent adventures with Day 18. Click here for a full copy or to print your own advent activities.   The categories we choose for 2016: Family Holiday Activity, Random Acts of Kindness and Workout Challenge.

Day 18 Tasks:

Family Holiday Activity/ Random Acts of Kindness
Do Something Sweet for Someone
Oh what fun this adventure will be, the choices are endless!.  Will we treat someone to coffee, draft a fun letter or plunk extra change in the Salvation Army Bucket? Today we get to be creative with our combined family activity and Random Acts of Kindness!
Looking for some ideas, check out a couple of these resources:
Friendship About is filled with easy and simple Acts of kindness, this website is sure to fill your Kindness ideas bucket!
This BuzzFeed Post is chalk full of 101 ideas to do something sweet for someone!
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Workout Challenge

18 Pilate Roll-ups or 18 Sun Salutations

Advent Adventures

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We continue our advent adventures with Day 17. Click here for a full copy or to print your own advent activities.   The categories we choose for 2016: Family Holiday Activity, Random Acts of Kindness and Workout Challenge.

Day 17 Tasks:

Family Holiday Activity

Stay up Late

Tonight our children will enjoy staying up late past their normal bedtime as we read books, play games or sing songs.
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Random Acts of Kindness

Write friendly messages on sticky notes and pass them out to friends, family or strangers.

Everyone loves to hear a friendly word or kind thought so today we will write little messages of joy on sticky notes and pass them around.
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Workout Challenge

17 Bicep Curls & 17 Tricep Extensions