I love being a LumberJack

IMG_0697Sunday morning I woke up feeling pretty good
and ‘came up on’ an oppty to do so in my hood.

Cool!
Another reason to love this school.

PROJECT GIVE

GIVE stands for Get Involved in the Volunteer Experience, and Project GIVE allows you do just that!

We are prepping food to be given to the men and womens’ homeless shelters.
The timing is perfect; we’re in for cold weather.

We are with the GIVE club on campus, so we are GIVE volunteers —
we are at the flagstaff family food center cooking up cheers.

I love being a LumberJack. Nothing could be #Sweeter.
I’m The Cupcake Chique
Using nourishment to forge love, comfort and act as a heater. 😀

To GIVE is the #RealTreat

Banana Pudding for Breakfast!

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The closer I get to DAY 1 of college I seem to be running out of time. I start my day pretty early on work days, otherwise, the average time I get up is 10. I’m rarely in a rush on my days off, so I focus on maintaining a good diet on those days that start at 6am and end at midnight. Nothing gets me going more than sweets and the idea of Banana Pudding for Breakfast sounds good idea to me, but it would look horrible on my petite 5’4 frame once devoured. Still, a lover of Banana Pudding for Breakfast I came up with an awesome alternative. This recipe is simple, effective in nutrition and good-to-go when you’re in a rush. I recommend you copy and past the recipe or jotting it down — to avoid complications:

1 banana = 50 calories
1 pack of granola bars (2 each) = 190

Bite the granola bar first then bite the banana. Allow the two flavors to meet in the middle and then laugh at your tongue as it reveals in sweet desert sensations.
Total Breakfast caloric consumption: 240

Not bad compared to 1 cup of banana pudding, which is 286 calories. Don’t be thrown off by the 46 point differential in calories and refrain from getting remotely close to thinking desert is a good meal replacement. It is not. Mainly because of all of the fat that goes into constructing them. Deserts should be had after a well balanced meal and even then, lessen your intake.

Here are the ingredients that go into making banana pudding, the fatty contents that will line your frame, holding on for dear life as you try to aerobicise them away at a later date:

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Cookies and Pudding are always in search of a new home on your abs… DON’T OVER DO IT.

Sure, keep the nutritional value of the banana all-day-everyday, but ex-nay on the pudding-ay and all will be okay. Adding granola bar is a bonus. I like to always think of the rough texture of the granola bar dubbing as a digestion scubber, lifting and escorting out anything in there that is not contributing to my well being and lovely 4-pack. Yes, I have a 4-pack. I’m a cross country, track runner and cheerleader, though as of late I’ve been weightlifting pretty intensely. I am actively in search of my other 2 ab muscles to complete the 6-pack effect. Eating healthier also saves me time in the gym and that is #SWEET!

In a rush? Be safe and God bless
but never leave the house without your breakfast.

To yourself — always be sweet.
Always take the time to eat.
To your metabolic system, it’s a real treat!

You deserve it.